May 26, 2016

CINEMA | 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Loses Its Powers

Michael Fassbender Bryan Singer | X-Men: Apocoplyse

The X-Men film franchise at this point defies so much logic and sense. The series has been revived so many times with younger actors and a timeline reboot as original and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer as well as writer/producer Simon Kinberg return to pay off many of their previous films and slightly remake the first X-Men for good measure. X-Men: Apocalypse also happens to be by far the most cartoonish and goofiest cinematic mutant effort to date thanks to its sprawling and seemingly ageless cast.

May 23, 2016

TREAT | Tangram Creamery x Arbutus x Kitsilano

Tangram Creamery | Arburus Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver

KitsilanoTangram Creamery is Vancouver's latest gourmet, small-batchm house made ice creamery located on Arbutus Street on the westside of Vancouver.

May 19, 2016

CINEMA | There Goes 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising'

Seth Rogen Rose Byrne Zac Efron Chloë Grace Moretz Nicholas Stoller | Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Co-writer/director Nicholas Stoller has somehow made Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (aka Bad Neighbours 2) both an enjoyable and hilarious sequel to the first Neighbors while also being enough of a familiar derivative to that film without wearing out its relatively thin but winning premise. Stoller and company waste no time in delivering some truly remarkable and funny antics without ever stretching credulity too much as they frame the film as a another situational farce this time through the female lens of college life.

May 16, 2016

CINEMA | 'The Nice Guys' Laugh the Hardest

Russell Crowe Ryan Gosling Shane Black

Filmmaker Shane Black constructs his latest film, The Nice Guys, as a retro detective comedy where physical comedy and snappy, joke-filled dialogue masks the darkness of its Hollywood themes. Scripted by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi and produced by Joel Silver, the film is an anachronistic throwback to late 1970s Los Angeles and its underlying seediness surrounded by all the usual glitz and glamour.

May 12, 2016

GRUB | Anh + Chi Vietnamese x Riley Park–Little Mountain

Anh + Chi Vietnamese Restaurant | Riley Park, Vancouver

Riley Park–Little Mountain—From the ashes of Phở Hoàng, a fixture on Main Street since 1983, comes Anh + Chi, now a completely revamped, renovated, and rebranded Vietnamese eatery specializing in a hipper culinary experience and more affluent clientele while still aiming satisfy all our basic dining needs.

May 11, 2016

CINEMA | Sweet and Irish – 'Sing Street' Makes the Band

John Carney | Sing Street

Once filmmaker John Carney returns to his Irish independent film roots as he frames the charming Sing Street as a semi-autobiographical musical story full of 1980s Dublin authenticity. The film has an unmistakable energy and breathlessness that makes the familiar, coming-of-age tale so enjoyable.

May 10, 2016