Tuesday, 29 July 2014


I am beyond excited for today's post.  If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know how much I love the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  This year the festival is scheduled for September 4-14.  My regular followers will also know that in preparation for the festival, every Tuesday I post two films that I'd like to see.

Last Tuesday the first block of films were announced.  Today, additional films under the Tiff Docs, Masters, Midnight Madness, and Vanguard were added.  Everything I've looked at so far looks really good.  It made selecting two films to highlight on TIFF Tuesday extremely difficult, but I'm a trooper.

So without further ado, I bring you the first TIFF Tuesday of 2014.

1. Foxcatcher

It's a film about a true story on the Schultz brothers, Dave and Mark.  The two brothers were both former Olympic wrestling champions.  They befriend a neurotic millionaire, who *spoiler alert* kills the older brother.

Fact, I like Mark Ruffalo.  That's reason enough for me to see a film but I'm curious to see Channing Tatum in this role, as it's different to the types of films he normally does.  It'll help me judge how badly he is going to ruin Gambit in the new X-Men film.  (Can you imagine his take on a Cajun accent? *cringe*) 

2. Whiplash
This film is about a drummer at a prestigious music academy who clashes with a hard-driving instructor.  What so special about that?  Well, for starters the instructor is played by J.K. Simmons who I know will be brilliant in the role.  

There's also a lot of buzz surrounding this movie.  A short film based on this script was presented at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and it won the short film jury award for best US fiction.  This is the full length.

I'll have to wait until additional films are announced before I make my final decision on this one.  While I am excited to see it, it's being released in October so I may wait and see it in a regular theatre.

Monday, 23 June 2014

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters was earlier this month (June 8th) and to celebrate I thought I'd do a post about five awesome Ghostbusters related items that are either in my collection, or I'd like to add to my collection.

*Spoiler alert* this collection does not include spores, molds, and fungus.

1. Joshua Budich Print - They're Here to Save the World

It's in the mail -- excited for it to arrive!

 2. Peter Venkman Rug

It's in front of my refrigerator.  There is no food in there....only Zuul.

3. Ghost Trap Earrings by Gimme Stuff

How cute are these?

4. Ghostbusters Neon Sign


5. Stay Puft Onesie

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Live long and Arthur

A few weeks ago, on a Friday evening I met a really cool lady named Christina (I apologize if that is incorrect.  I was celebrating a coworkers birthday and I may have been slightly inebriated).  She came up to talk to me about my blog/Arthur and I showed her the picture below.   She suggested that I share it on my blog. 

Arthur got this sweater for Christmas but Mr.  Pudgy Pants put on too much turkey weight.  He's now shedding his winter weight so this is the first time he's been able to fit in this sweater.  Live long and Arthur.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Say No More Mon Amour -- it's Rex Manning Day!

Oh Rexy, you're so sexy!

Just wanted to make a quick post to share this awesome vine, staring Johnny Whitworth (AJ) and Ethan Embry (Mark).

What's with today, today?

Monday, 31 March 2014


Yesterday, I went axe-throwing at a place called BATL (Backyard Axe Throwing League) for a coworkers birthday.   The location we went to, 33 Villiers Street in Toronto, hosts private functions for groups over 12 and costs $40 per person.  They also still have space open in their axe throwing league, so if you live in Toronto and want to take up recreational axe throwing I recommend you check this place out.

Axe throwing is super fun...but I definitely need more practice.

Here are a few pictures, plus one video of me throwing an axe (I`m glad I got the axe to stick for the throw that was being filmed).

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Alex & Arthur
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