August 17, 2017

CINEMA | Steven Soderbergh Steals 'Logan Lucky'

Channing Tatum Adam Driver Steven Soderbergh | Logan Lucky

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has returned from his short, four-year "retirement" to make a Southern fried, red state version of his Ocean's Eleven heist comedies (dubbed "Ocean's 7-Eleven" within the film). Set in West Virginia and North Carolina, Logan Lucky is basically a joyous parody of those films starring seemingly trashier versions those characters with an equally talented cast revolving around a half-baked plot to rob a NASCAR race venue. The film is a wholly fun ride and stylish piece of summer entertainment.

August 14, 2017

WEEKENDER | Vancouver Mural Festival 2017

Vancouver Mural Festival 2017 | Main Street, Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant—(August 12, 2017) The second annual Vancouver Mural Festival (previously known as the Autumn Shift Festival before that) and its accompanying street party took over the closed off Main Street this past weekend showcasing many talented artists across East Vancouver.

August 10, 2017

CINEMA | Jenny Slate Travels to 1995 by 'Landline'

"You are such a tiny asshole."
Jenny Slate Gillian Robespierre | Landline

Obvious Child collaborators, director Gillian Robespierre and her muse in actress/comedian Jenny Slate, have reunited for a fall of 1995 set relationship comedy meets family drama full of Must See TV era nostalgic twists in Landline. Co-writer/producer Elisabeth Holm, Robespierre, and Slate use the setting and familial subject matter to explore the messiness of longheld human relationships.

August 7, 2017

IMBIBE | Grey Goose x Sunset Soirée x Cecil Green Park House

Grey Goose Vodka Sunset Soirée Vancouver | UBC Cecil Green Park House

UBC—(August 3, 2017) Grey Goose Canada threw another one of their annual summer vodka cocktail parties—this year's theme was a Parisian inspired Sunset Soirée—at Cecil Green Park House on the University of British Columbia campus last week.

August 3, 2017

CINEMA | Kyle Mooney Makes 'Brigsby Bear'

"There are other shows?"
Kyle Mooney Dave McCary | Brigsby Bear

Good Neighbor sketch comedy members, first-time director Dave McCary and Saturday Night Live comedian Kyle Mooney, have created a truly bizarre yet oddly super sweet film celebrating the art of amateur filmmaking and pop culture obsession. Brigbsy Bear is a strangely grounded but absurd vision of childlike imagination and wonder transplanted into a sadly extended adulthood.

July 31, 2017

WEEKENDER | Brewery and the Beast Vancouver 2017

Brewery and the Beast Vancouver 2017 | Concord Pacific Place

False Creek—(July 23, 2016) Known as the ultimate outdoor summer meat festival, the sold out, fifth annual Brewery and the Beast Vancouver packed in the hungry crowd over at Concord Pacific Place the other weekend.

July 27, 2017

CINEMA | Charlize Theron Detonates 'Atomic Blonde'

Charlize Theron David Leitch | Atomic Blonde

John Wick co-director David Leitch, also a former stuntman and coordinator, brings his brand of hard-boiled action to 1989 Berlin just days before the fall of the Wall with Charlize Theron (also a producer) starring as one kick-ass MI6 British agent in the exhilarating but incomprehensible Atomic Blonde. Based on the Antony Johnston graphic novel, The Coldest City, the film is a retro style remix of contemporary action films with plenty of flash to spare.