Tuesday, 26 August 2014


As it's Tuesday, here are two movies I'm hoping to catch this year at TIFF.

St. Vincent

As part of the TIFF festivities, September 5th has been declared Bill Murray Day.  This is a free, first come first served event at the Bell Lightbox.  Throughout the day, three Bill Murray films will be shown: Stripes, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters.   

Later that day, the premiere of his new film St. Vincent is showing across the street.  St. Vince is about a cantankerous, cash-strapped, loose-living retiree (Bill Murray) who become an unlikely role model for his twelve-year-old neighbour.  Chris O'Dowd is also in this film <3...hopefully he shows up to the premiere.  
 Men, Women & Children

This film is from Jason Reitman and follows a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, communication, self-image, and love lives.  Going to see a Reitman film at TIFF is worth it for the Q&As alone.  

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Exciting day in the world of the Toronto International Film Festival.  This morning on the way to work, I stopped by the Tiff Lightbox to pick up the 2014 film schedule.  So when I get home tonight I'll try to plot out which movies I can see and when....and ultimately be disappointed when I realize that two movies I really want to see are playing at the same time (happens every year!).

When I first starting posting about my film festival experience, I chose Tuesday as the day for the sole purpose that Tuesday and TIFF both start with a "t" but luckily, it's also the day when most of the announcements happen.

As it's Tuesday, here are another two films I'm looking forward to seeing at the festival this year:

Red Alert

It is a short, 9-minute film about a young auburn-haired girl who panics when she finds out that redheads may become extinct in the future.  It sounds adorable.
It was directed by a Canadian named Barry Avrich whose documentary credits include: The Last Mogul (05), Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (12), and Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (13)

I believe it's part of the Short Cuts Canada Program but I can't figure out which one.

Escobar: Paradise Lost  

This film is about a surfer from Canada named Nick who meets the woman of his dreams while in Colombia. The woman, Maria, is busy campaigning for her politician uncle, who turns out to be Pablo Escobar. Nick soon finds himself in a world of extravagance, corruption and bloodshed.

I have to admit, I'm on the fence about this film.  It's definitely a movie I'd like to see but outside of the festival setting I'd wait so that I could watch it at home.   So why is it on my list? Three words: Benicio Del Toro

Monday, 18 August 2014

Portrait of a French Man

At the end of July, the place where Arthur goes to daycare (Spaw Boutique) had mini photo sessions with East Lake Photo (site is currently under construction.  I'll post the link again when the site is up and running).

Arthur had a mini photo shoot and I'm beyond thrilled with the results...he's such a handsome dude.  Madi from East Lake Photo is one talented lady!

This next one combines my favourite photo from the shoot with one of my favourite 80's/90's photo effects.

So majestic!

Well, thanks for stopping by and taking a look at these lovely photos of my little man.  When you have a chance please go check out East Lake Photo's instagram, especially if you like looking at cutie dog photos. 

Alex & Arthur

Monday, 11 August 2014

Fur Sure - Nail Art

Bitch better have my honey!  

Fur sure, I'm repping Workaholics with this Blake Bear Coat nail art.  Straight grizzly.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014


It's Tuesday, which means that I get to share two movies that I'd like to see at TIFF 2014 with you.

What We Do In The Shadows

This film was written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Eagle vs. Shark, Boy) and is based on a short film they made in 2005.  The film is about a group of vampires that live together and are the subject of a documentary. 

It looks incredibly funny and my new favourite thing to say now is, "We're werewolves, not swearwolves."

The Duke of Burgundy

The synopsis on the website says:

"British filmmaker Peter Strickland follows his eerie Festival hit Berberian Sound Studio with this dark melodrama about an amateur butterfly expert whose wayward desires test her lover's tolerance." 

So why do I want to see this film?  Well, for starters I loved Berberian Sound Studio and am excited to see Peter Strickland's follow up.  Also, Ben Wheatley is the producer of this film.

Ben Wheatley is the director of films such as Kill List, Sightseers (a favourite of mine from the 2012 festival), and A Field in England.
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