April 27, 2015

KAFFE | Matchstick Coffee Roasters x Chinatown

Matchstick Coffee Roasters | Vancouver Chinatown

Chinatown—Born out of the Fraserhood and East Vancouver's vibrant coffee culture, the second Matchstick Coffee Roasters location has become a quick fixture on East Georgia and is just as hip and bustling as the first.

April 23, 2015

REVIEW | Oscar Isaac Plays God – 'Ex Machina'

"Is sexuality a component of consciousness?"
Oscar Issac Domhnall Gleeson Alex Garland | Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a emotionally complex and deeply psychological drama about artificial intelligence, the nature of self-awareness, and preservation. British novelist turned screenwriter Alex Garland makes a narratively ambitious directorial debut from his own original, ponderous script for this bare bares, stripped down story about men and the motives around their creations. The cerebral film is full of provocative, hypnotic imagery and thoughtfully imaginative yet timely ideas.

April 22, 2015

KAFFE | Liberty Bakery x Riley Park–Little Mountain

Liberty Bakery & Cafe | Riley Park/Little Mountain, Vancouver

Riley ParkLittle Mountain—On the corner of 21st and Main StreetLiberty Bakery & Cafe is a charming, quaint, little eatery full character, serious baking, and a variety of treats.

April 21, 2015

BEERFEST | Brassneck Brewery x Mount Pleasant

Brassneck Brewery | Mount Pleasant, Vancouver

Mount Pleasant—Out of all the local breweries, I probably frequent the nano Brassneck Brewery the most, likely for its sheer amount of beer variety. Their Main Street tasting room is full of character and a serious destination for ales and brews of all kinds. As always, I did my best to recollect all their beers I've drank so far since my last post.

April 20, 2015

REVIEW | Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne Are 'Adult Beginners'

Nick Kroll Rose Byrne Bobby Cannavale | Adult Beginers

Adult Beginners showcases comedian Nick Kroll (a story writer and producer on the film) and his abilities in more character-based, dramatic work beyond his well-known sketch comedy and parody skills. Directed by Ross Katz and produced by the Duplass Brothers, the film is a light and familiar comedy/drama about arrested development and embracing adulthood through family relationships.

April 16, 2015

WEEKENDER | Fan Expo Vancouver 2015

Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 | Convention Centre West

Waterfront—(April 3 to 5, 2015) The 4th annual Fan Expo Vancouver cosplay and comic book convention returned for another exciting go-round during this year's Easter long weekend. Bigger than ever, fans and followers packed the Vancouver Convention Centre West for three solid, consecutively geeked out days to dress up and meet their favourite actors, characters, creators, and artists.

April 13, 2015

From Coffee to Wood x Pallet Coffee Roasters x Grandview-Woodland

Coffee break at Pallet Coffee Roasters on East Hastings in Grandview-Woodland on March 16 and April 8, 2015.

Pallet Coffee Roasters | Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver

Over on the Eastside of town, Pallet has already become known for its open and inviting warehouse feel amidst its caffeinated setting.