February 18, 2020

CABLE | Top 5 Breakups – Zoë Kravitz Covers 'High Fidelity'

"What really matters is what you like, not what you are like."
Zoë Kravitz Jake Lacy Veronica West Sarah Kucserka | Nick Hornby High Fidelity on Hulu

Peak TV has finally gotten around to re-adapting the pop culture laden literary works of British author Nick Hornby in the form of the new High Fidelity streaming series on Hulu that remixes both the faithful 2000 film adaptation starring John Cusack (set in Chicago) and the original 1995 novel (set in London)—there was also a 2006 Broadway musical (set in Brooklyn) that ran for only ten days.

February 17, 2020

SCREEN | Nick Kroll Follows His 'Olympic Dreams'

"You made me feel so warm."
Nick Kroll Alexi Pappas Jeremy Teicher | Olympic Dreams

Shot completely on location inside the Athletes Village without a crew during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, married filmmaking couple Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas have basically made a semi-improvised hangout movie set in an ultra-exclusive setting and location. With unprecedented access from the IOC through an artist-in-residence grant, Olympic Dreams artfully captures the spirit and in-between moments of the games.

February 13, 2020

IMBIBE | Science of Cocktails 2020 x Science World

Science of Cocktails 2020 | Science World | False Creek, Vancouver

False Creek—(February 6, 2019) Another sold-out Science of Cocktails event, Science World's fifth annual signature charitable fundraiser, took place last week bringing out dozens of Vancouver's most libatious bartenders and mixologists to serve 1,500 attendees all in support of the successful Class Field Trip Program.

February 10, 2020

CINEMA | Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell Ski 'Downhill'

"Every day is all we have."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Ferrell Nat Faxon Jim Rash | Downhill

Downhill, the American remake of the dryly searing 2014 Swedish farce Force Majeure made by Ruben Östlund about fragile masculinity, takes a much more outwardly comedic approach to the same subject matter. Co-written and directed by comedians Nat Faxon and Jim Rash and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (also a producer) and Will Ferrell as the central couple, Billie and Pete, the black comedy mines the dark humour of a careless father's momentary instinctive action in tamer but still very funny ways.

February 6, 2020

GRUB | New in Town x Old Bird Chinese x Riley Park

"Chinese food with attitude."
Old Bird Chinese Restaurant | Riley Park–Little Mountain, Vancouver

Riley Park–Little Mountain—(February 4, 2020) Old Bird Restaurant's new Taiwanese and Shanghainese street food dining concept is quietly trying to establishing itself—taking over Nomad's old location on Main Street. The elevated Chinese restaurant boasts an impressive pedigree from a trio of women headed by owner Sophia Hin, Executive Chef Deseree Lo, and GM Shawn Jones.

February 3, 2020

CINEMA | Margot Robbie Just Wants to Have Fun – 'Birds of Prey'

"Vengeance rarely brings the catharsis we hope for."
Margot Robbie Ewan McGregor Chris Messina Cathy Yan | Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Chinese-American director Cathy Yan tackles the female DC Comics superhero and villain team-up group in the amusingly manic Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Starring one Harley Quinn herself, Margot Robbie (also a producer) originally seen in Suicide Squad, the spin-off is a much brighter and wacky affair.

January 30, 2020

WANDER | 'Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks' x Science World

Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks | Science World | False Creek, Vancouver

False Creek—(January 23, 2019) Science World unveiled its latest first-of-its-kind, limited-engagement exhibition Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks to much excitement and interest. Visitors of all ages are invited to step into a larger-than-life Lego wonderland showcasing twenty of the world's most iconic and astonishing skyscrapers and towers in the form of specially built toy brick replicas—proving a real treat to see.

January 27, 2020

CINEMA | 92nd Annual Oscars x 2019 Ballot

Cho Yeo-jeong Lee Sun-kyun Bong Bong Joon-ho | Parasite
Picture: 1917 (Winner: Parasite)
Director: Sam Mendes, 1917 (Winner: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite)
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Actress: Renée Zellweger, Judy
Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Original Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won, Parasite
Adapted Screenplay: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Animated Feature: Toy Story 4

January 23, 2020

TREAT | New in Town x Mello Donut Shop x Chinatown

Mello Donut Shop | Chinatown, Vancouver

Chinatown—(January 12, 2020) The new and modern, Korean-owned Mello Donut Shop—from the same proprietor of the well-loved but short-lived Uyu Ice Cream—shop opened up next door to Umaluma Gelato at the tail end of last year to an already exciting reception.