June 22, 2017

CABLE | Alison Brie Feels the 'GLOW' on Netflix

"This totally is a soap opera! I understand how to do that!"
Alison Brie Liz Flahive Carly Mensch | GLOW Netflix

Netflix's new comedy series, GLOW (aka the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling") created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, is a fictional portrayal of the groundbreaking, real-life 1980s women's professional wrestling league and the documentary that directly inspired the show. Starring Alison Brie, the show is a refreshingly fun, female-driven, period melodrama full of camp.

June 15, 2017

GATHER | Bauhaus Restaurant x 2nd Anniversary x Gastown

Bauhaus Restaurant | Gastown Vancouver

Gastown—(June 12, 2017) From notorious (and now retired) German schlock filmmaker turned successful restaurateur Uwe Boll (pronounced "OO-vah"), the acclaimed Bauhaus Restaurant celebrated its two-year anniversary this week while also unveiling brand new co-executive chefs Tim Schulte and David Mueller.

June 12, 2017

CINEMA | Scarlett Johansson Has A 'Rough Night'

"I'm a f*cking sweetheart!"
Scarlett Johansson Kate McKinnon Jillian Bell Ilana Glazer Zoë Kravitz Lucia Aniello | Rough Night

Broad City collaborators, director Lucia Aniello and co-writer Paul W. Downs, take their bawdy, female-driven comedic antics to the big screen. Rough Night is a Bridesmaids meets The Hangover mishmash with the criminal premise of Very Bad Things with a little Weekend at Bernie's thrown in there starring Scarlett Johansson as Jess, a workaholic politician and bride-to-be, on her bachelorette party gone wildly bad.

June 8, 2017

GRUB | Happy Hour x Homer St. Cafe & Bar x Yaletown

Homer St. Cafe and Bar | Yaletown Vancouver

Yaletown—(June 7, 2017) Downtown rotisserie chicken eatery, Homer St. Cafe and Bar, recently launched a new weekday happy hour (2:30pm­–5:30pm) and a daily late night menu (9:30pm until closing) for patrons just in time for summer patio season.

June 5, 2017

GRUB | H2 Rotisserie & Bar x Opening x The Westin Bayshore

H2 Rotisserie & Bar | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Coal Harbour—(June 1, 2017) The newly opened H2 Rotisserie & Bar inside The Westin Bayshore hotel toward the end of Waterfront may specialize in upscale comfort food, local craft beers, and regional spirits, but its the scenic location and view that sells the revamped dining establishment.

June 1, 2017

CINEMA | Gal Gadot Lassos 'Wonder Woman'

"Be careful in the world of men, Diana. They do not deserve you."
Gal Gadot Chris Pine Patty Jenkins | DC Wonder Woman

Monster filmmaker Patty Jenkins directs Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the energetic Amazonian warrior princess in DC Comics' latest, iconically feminist, effort to launch a female-driven standalone superhero franchise. Wonder Woman mostly succeeds through its heart and refreshing vitality even if it conforms to many of the genre's well-worn origin beats.

May 25, 2017

CINEMA | Brad Pitt Skewers 'War Machine'

"You can't build a nation at gunpoint."
Brad Pitt David Michôd | Netflix War Machine

Australian filmmaker David Michôd takes on late journalist Michael Hastings' non-fiction book The Operators in a fictionalized, slightly satirical bent on the American occupation of Afghanistan starring Brad Pitt (also a producer) as a version of ousted four-star U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal (renamed Glen McMahon) and his eventual downfall. The film is ultimately a mishmash of tones aiming to both deconstruct then make fun of the simultaneous absurdities and necessities of war in the face of civilian insurgence in the Middle East during President Obama's first term.