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Halifax, NS – The Atlantic Film Festival announced today that it will host a “Christmas with the Trailer Park Boys” benefit with an advance screening of Showcase’s Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special and party on December 7th as a fundraiser for the 25th anniversary Atlantic Film Festival. The screening will take place at the Oxford Theatre at 7:00 PM and will feature cast and crew in attendance plus a Q & A session. After the screening, the audience will join the Trailer Park Boys at an exclusive post-screening party at the Marquee Club at 8:30 PM for refreshments, door prizes and giveaways as well as an autograph session with the cast.
“This is a great way to pay tribute to a series based on Mike Clattenburg’s feature film that originally launched at the Atlantic Film Festival. Trailer Park Boys has become an international success and provides a real boost to the local industry,” said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. “This will be a fun event and the funds raised will go towards programs and activities to help celebrate the Atlantic Film Festival’s 25th anniversary.”
Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the Oxford Theatre for the Metro Food Bank.
The Canadian premiere of the Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special will air on Sunday, December 12, at 9:00 PM ET/PT, only on Showcase. Trailer Park Boys is co-produced by Topsail Productions and Trailer Park Productions Limited.
“Christmas with the Trailer Park Boys” is a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival Association and is sponsored by Showcase, Empire Theatres Limited, Appleton Rum and Garrison Brewing. The 25th anniversary Atlantic Film Festival will take place September 15-24, 2005.
Tickets are $25 each, which includes the screening and party. They can be purchased by phone (902-420-4577) with Visa, Mastercard or American Express, in person with cash or cheque at the Atlantic Film Festival office (5600 Sackville Street, Suite 220) or drop me an e-mail to make other arrangements (email@example.com). For more info on the Association, check out the site: http://www.atlanticfilm.com
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The only explanation I have is that I have been dealt the same set of facial features as dozens of other males. The thing I wonder is how many of the people I do run into during the course of a day might actually think I am someone else? Or strangers that see me that think we already met and I am ignoring them? Weird. It is also strange that this happens to me, considering I know about six or so people that share my name as well and result in confusing phone calls and e-mails from people I don't know.
They are all pretty much the same story, but living in a bunker on a major power grid, I didn't realize it was that bad outside until just recently.
It is moments like this that I wish I had the "halo flu" or was obsessed with GTA.
If you have any stories about heroes, now would be the time to share them.
Friday, November 12, 2004
"It's not easy being sleazy / I get so wheezy / When those evil urges seize me..." Led by former Thrush Hermit/ Dears guitarist Rob Benvie and Thrush Hermit bassist Ian McGettigan, this woozy amalgam of rock, hip-hop and the kitchen sink is dying to be adopted as the official anthem of the stubbornly dissolute. (From The Summer of 2004, www.camouflagenights.com)
From Pitchfork's Free (but paid for) downloads: MP3: The Burdocks: "Pop Cult"
Whatever happened to the East Coast of Canada? Years after the hype has died down the current generation of Maritime rock bands is a little older, a little wiser and ready to reignite the regions once vaunted lo-fi torch. Leading the charge is the Halifax band, the Burdocks. Retaining the wry pop ideals of their forbearers, these do-it-yourself stalwarts quickly established themselves as fan favourites across the country through their loud, raucous, chaotic shows and various recorded gems, released on Out of Touch Records. Through three releases (Lips and Assholes E.P, I Have a Million Friends L.P, Airplane Tracks E.P), the band has developed their distinctive ‘scrap rock’ sound, wherein different song fragments and styles are expertly sewn together to create a unique sound that is at once choppy and abrasive yet somehow cohesive and poppy. Co-songwriters Christian Simmons and Seth Smith craft the band’s dynamic, intricate rock songs, melding classic pop structures with progressive sophistication and indie-rock sincerity to produce songs that buck the current trend of inflexible genre adherence while still maintaining a distinct, instantly recognizable character. The band is just about to enter the House of Miracles to record their second full length, which should be out in the new year. [theburdocks.com]
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The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Just spoted a job listing for an Audio Visual Systems Technician, if that is your sort of thing.
Since it is a big election day south of the border, I thought I would try and skew the results by showing what kind of influence this site has over international politics: Vote today!
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By: Tara Lee Wittchen / Photos by Ryan Whynott
The link doesn't work if you have pop-up blockers engaged...which you should...so, er, just find the story, pics and concert yourself using the table of contents.
Ninja Tune News: Sixtoo 'Body Ache Summer' 10"
Sixtoo, sometime anticon affiliate, full time Montreal resident, part time rapper and all the time producer, returns with an EP packed with new music. Kicking off with the brand new 9 minute/3 part epic which gives the record its title, 'Body Ache Summer' and features a smoking Harpsichord solo. How many hip-hop producers are pulling out Harpsichord solos these days? 'Bricklayers Union' is another new track and card-carrying anticon affiliate Alias delivers a great remix of 'Karmic Retribution/Funny Sticks', it's all about continuing on the psyche rock/hip-hop angle of his album, 'Chewing On Glass And Other Miracle Cures'. Released 19th October.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES PRESENTS
Metallica Some Kind of Monster (Oct 25th)
Acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost) provide a fascinating portrait of the most successful heavy metal band of all time, as they face personal and professional challenges while recording their first studio album of original songs in over five years. In the tradition of Don't Look Back and Gimme Shelter, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster transcends the conventions of the "rock and roll movie" genre, trading rock star posing for truthful introspection.
METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster screens Monday Oct.25th 7PM, Empire Park Lane Cinemas. Tickets go on sale at 6PM. $9 / $7 members.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES is a presentation of The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative in association with the Film Circuit and Empire Theatres. With generous support from The Coast and 97.5 CKDU FM.
For further information 420-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This previously played at Bayers Lake and was actually worth the 1.5 hour bus ride (and I am not even what you would call a "fan"). Here is the Rotten Tomatoes listing if you are looking for what the critics said.
Matt Mays has been nominated for a CASBY for NXNE Favourite Band. The other Nominees are: Alexisonfire, C'mon, Death From Above 1979, Despistado and The Illuminati. You can vote up until Friday, November 5 but you have to register with The Edge (not sure how much of your soul gets sold with each login but at least it's not the Junos).
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From the old inbox:
Date: October 17, 2004 12:51:47 AM ADT
Subject: More False Documents
RatherGate proved that bloggers are the best fact checkers. That is
why we are writing to a few bloggers asking for help.
Yes Bush Can has collected several documents that are clearly suspect.
But we need your help to prove they are fake: http://www.yesbushcan.com/falsedocs.shtml
Let's spring to action before these documents needlessly tarnish the
reputation of our Commander and Chief. You know the drill: analyze the
handwriting, search for factual errors, and post your discoveries.
And keep us posted by sending email to FakeDocs@yesbushcan.com.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
"Clever comedians that they are, they have also rigged "Team America" with an ingenious anti-critic device, which I find myself unable to defuse. Much as it may pretend otherwise, the movie has an argument, but if you try to argue back, the joke's on you." - A.O. Scott
Friday, October 15, 2004
CARLSON: Let me ask you a question on the news.
STEWART: Now, this is theater. It's obvious. How old are you?
CARLSON: Thirty-five. STEWART: And you wear a bow tie.
CARLSON: I do think you're more fun on your show. Just my opinion.
CARLSON: OK, up next, Jon Stewart goes one on one with his fans...
STEWART: You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.
New videos for Brian Borcherdt and Jill Barber (yeah, so what if I get all my news from the message board now...who the f*ck reads the core page anyway???).
Sean went to great pains (groan) to make a kick-ass site for Great Plains. They are also looking for a drummer if you have the skills to pay your bills.
Now for some rare commentary: I pray to [insert ficticious deity here] that someone is going to be wearing one one of these t-shirts to the three day narrow-mind-a-thon this weekend. I am kicking my own ass right now as I type this that I did not think ahead enough to come up with some hell-rasising Jesus-jamming opportunities for this free* event . Note: Jesus if you are reading my blog, I would like to apologize right now for living in sin, supporting a woman's right to choose, tolerating gay friends, not being saved by the movie "Saved," owning several David Cross CDs, not investing in this, laughing at President Bush who is somehow related to you (and perhaps even "differently challenged") and for generally not being able to subscribe to systemic code of moral conduct that was written by a bunch of dead guys who appear to be pretty good at quoting people years after the fact without the use of a tape recorder or a stenographer.)
* payment = one lilly white soul
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Mike O'Neill - The Owl
The second solo record from Mike O'Neill is collection of songs, created and crafted over the past two years, that cements his reputation as one of the country's most respected songwriters. On The Owl, Mike plays and sings everything, on a record recorded at home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Includes a guest appearance from Matt Murphy (Super Friendz).
We are pleased to announce that is the first Zunior-only release, as this album is not available in stores.
You can download it here by the song ($0.88) or the entire album ($8.88). Payments are handled by Paypal. You can also review the music yourself, which is what I plan to do once I download the damn thing.
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E-mail: 49¢ songs. Welcome to freedom of choice.
*One Click Later*
Hmm...so, I am supposed to think that Apple is somehow being unfair because they want people to use their own store to supply proprietary, legal music to the iPod (their product and current holder of the greatest market share)? People don't seem to realize there is already a choice because you can also import MP3's, WAV and AIFF files, Apple Lossless files, unprotected WMA files and any CDs you have access to into an iPod. You can use services like EMusic that currently sell unprotected MP3s. So, how is Real Networks the great defender of the consumer and champion of the open source movement? There site won't even work on a Mac.
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by Iain K. MacLeod
First published in The Coast January 24, 2002
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 AT 8 P.M. ON CBC-TV’S WITNESS
Gray Matter chronicles acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost) personal journey as he searches for former Nazi doctor Heinrich Gross, the alleged murderer of hundreds of children under the Nazi “euthanasia” program in the 1940s. Gray Matter airs Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. on CBC Television’s WITNESSCBC On-Air
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01 Teenage Fanclub w/ Jad Fair: "My Life Is Starting Over Again"
02 Clem Snide: "Grievance"
03 Gordan Gano: "Impossible Love"
04 Eels: "Living Life"
05 TV on the Radio: "Walking the Cow"
06 The Rabbit: "Good Morning You"
07 Calvin Johnson: "Sorry Entertainer"
08 Bright Eyes: "DevilTown"
09 Death Cab for Cutie: "Dream Scream"
10 Beck: "True Love Will Find You in the End"
11 Sparklehorse w/ The Flaming Lips: "Go"
12 Mercury Rev: "Blue Cloud"
13 Thistle: "Love Not Dead"
14 Vic Chestnutt: "Like a Monkey in the Zoo"
15 Starlight Mints: "Dead Lovers Twisted Heart"
16 M. Ward: "Story of an Artist"
17 Guster: "The Sun Shines Down on Me"
18 Tom Waits: "King Kong"
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Public Documentary Screenings for Inspired Program
Four world-class documentaries and the award-winning directors behind the films are coming to Halifax. And, the Inspired documentary program is your chance to see it all!
* June 2nd with Go Further, by Ron Mann, Director of Grass. Join actor/activist Woody Harrelson as he pilots a hemp-fuelled bus on an eco-consciousness raising excursion down the Pacific Coast.
* June 3rd with Kate Davis’ Jockey - a disturbing look at the hidden world of thoroughbred horse racing.
* June 4th with Burden of Dreams, by legendary Les Blank - a riveting documentary about the making of a film that managed to get done despite major problems.
* June 5th with Stevie, by the director of Hoop Dreams Steve James, about a troubled young man for whom the director was a Big Brother 10 years earlier and who is charged with a serious crime halfway through filming.
Get Inspired. June 2-5 at the Oxford Theatre. Call 422-3456 for tickets. $10 each or $35 for all four screenings. A presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival.
Inspired is a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival in partnership with ATV/CTV, IFC – The Independent Film Channel Canada and the National Film Board of Canada.
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And behold, one came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good things shall I do that I might attain eternal life?" And He said to him. "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life keep the commandments." He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself." The young man said to Him, "all these thing I have kept; what am I still lacking?" Jesus said to him. "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me." But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieved; for he was one who owned much property. And Jesus said to His disciples, "truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. "And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." And when the disciples heard this, they were astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?" And looking upon them Jesus said to them, "with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:16-26)
So here is my plan...no campaign. Heck, make it a crusade! Since Easter is approaching, why not sneak into The Passion Of The Christ? That's right, sneak your way in. Or if you can't technically sneak in directly to the show, pay for one movie (like the reissue of the Life of Brian, check your local listings), watch the shit out of it and then slide into the other theatre for a double feature. The main goal is to not add another cent to the already accumulated $330.0 million. That's well over a quarter of a billion dollars and it may even topple Titantic as the highest grossing film, which would suck because way more people died to make that Hollywood blockbuster #1 (of course, I am not counting all the deaths associated with Christianity...my calculator only has 8 digits and that is really another story for another time).
It is difficult to imagine Jesus would be impressed by anyone besides televangelists and fat cat priests profiting off his agonizing death, which fits with my firmly held belief that his real second coming would not be available on pay-per-view. Especially when you skip the bulk of the inspiring stuff and focus on just the grueling torture of the stations of the cross (do you smell a prequel?). And I understand the importance of art, but we should remember that we are talking about Mad "Movie Star" Max here. Let's not encourage him.
Now, I know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself, "Self, I shall not stealeth moving images from the holy screen of my neighbourhood multi-plex." Well, this is where we can have fun with context, just like bible thumpers do. But let's use the dictionary:
theft: \Theft\, n. [OE. thefte, AS. [thorn]i['e]f[eth]e, [thorn][=y]f[eth]e, [thorn]e['o]f[eth]e. See Thief.] 1. (Law) The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny. Note: To constitute theft there must be a taking without the owner's consent, and it must be unlawful or felonious; every part of the property stolen must be removed, however slightly, from its former position; and it must be, at least momentarily, in the complete possession of the thief. Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
You will sleep at night knowing that you aren't really stealing, just borrowing with your eyes. There will still be plenty of "Passion" juice to go around once you had your gulp of it. Of course, your dreams may be interrupted by violent images of blood and guts and the inherent cruelty of humankind may haunt your soul for eternity, but that is your problem. Or the media's. I haven't quite figured out that part yet.
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 16:26:29 -0600
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Joseph suggests the Salvation Army park its van on Gottingen Street, near Uniacke Square. (CBC News - Nova Scotia)
"It's a great spot for them if they're really interested in serving people that are homeless and need free meals," he said during a CBC radio interview. "Mount Grey Park, Maniac Square, there's a lot of poor people down in that area." (Halifax Herald)
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Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long term care facility as his happy hunting grounds.
Monday, February 9
Starts at 7pm at Park Lane, Halifax
Part of the Series of 6
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Friday, January 30, 2004
I'll keep this simple so you'll be sure to understand. First, to all the morons who insist on wearing a toque indoors: perhaps you don't understand how a toque was designed to work. It's supposed to keep your head warm when it's cold. And where is it mainly cold? That's right, outdoors. So unless you suffer from a rare disorder that prevents you from being able to regulate your own body temperature, TAKE OFF THE STUPID TOQUE INDOORS! YOU LOOK PATHETIC! Secondly, to all those idiots walking around outside these days without a toque: perhaps you don't realize this is Canada and it's winter. I know you're probably very worried about messing up your "funky hairstyle" but it's time you realized that when its -45 degrees out and you're out walking around without a toque, you don't look hip or fashionable. You just look stupid, almost sad really, like you never learned how to properly dress yourself. SO PUT ON A HAT FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! YOU'RE MAKING ME COLD JUST LOOKING AT YOU! Lets review: toques are for outdoors when it's cold....class dismissed. -Toqued off