May 24, 2018

CINEMA | Han Shoots Last – Going 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

"Buckle up, baby."
Alden Ehrenreich Woody Harrelson Ron Howard | Solo: A Star Wars Story

It feels like Lucasfilm severely overestimated just how much audiences cared how the eponymous Star Wars scoundrel got his name, met co-conspirators, or acquired the Millennium Falcon. Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest galactic non-"Episode", anthology film directed by journeyman filmmaker Ron Howard taking over the troubled production from original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (credited as executive producers), is often a fun and dazzling origin prequel heist adventure sunk by its adherence to needlessly explaining already well-known character traits and servicing fans.

May 21, 2018

GENRE | 'Hereditary' Terrorizes Toni Collette x Rupture

Toni Collette Ari Aster | Hereditary

The less said about Hereditary, filmmaker Ari Aster's feature-length film debut, the better. Aster's supernatural-tinged thriller about family secrets is methodically constructed to maximize suspense with a pervasive sense of eerie creepiness throughout.

May 17, 2018

WANDER | Douglas Coupland x 'Vortex' x Vancouver Aquarium

"Blog the sh*t out of this!"
Douglas Coupland: Vortex | Vancouver Aquarium

Stanley Park—(May 15, 2018) Eclectic local artist Douglas Coupland and Ocean Wise unveiled their joint "plastic wise" art exhibition entitled Vortex at the Vancouver Aquarium. The new attraction hopes to raise awareness and provoke thought over the sustainability of our oceans through visuals exploring human relationships with single-use plastic items.

May 14, 2018

CINEMA | Ryan Reynolds Knocks 'Deadpool 2' Out

"Kiss me like you miss me."
Ryan Reynolds Josh Brolin David Leitch | Deadpool 2

Take a listen to Episode 169 of the Vertical Viewing Podcast (available on iTunes) for our deep dive audio review of Deadpool 2 and hear us chat about the latest in movies with regular host Scott Willson and guest Dan Nicolls. (01:15)

May 10, 2018

WATCH | Adam Pally Solves 'Most Likely to Murder'

Adam Pally Dan Gregor | Most Likely to Murder

Comedian Adam Pally goes home again in the indie comedy meets murder mystery, Most Likely to Murder. TV writer Dan Gregor directs his Crazy Ex-Girlfriend collaborator (and real-life wife) Rachel Bloom in the likeably twisted genre film about revisiting your past through some very amateur detective work.

May 7, 2018

FEAST | Yew Seafood + Bar x Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Yew Seafood + Bar | Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Financial District—(April 25, 2018) The brand new culinary team over at Yew Seafood + Bar celebrated the warm weather by unveiling a complete revamping of all their menus inside the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

May 3, 2018

CINEMA | Charlize Theron Raises 'Tully'

"I feel like an abandoned trash barge."
Charlize Theron Diablo Cody Jason Reitman | Tully

The creative team behind Young Adult, screenwriter Diablo Cody, her Juno director Jason Reitman, and star Charlize Theron, move past adulthood arrested development and into the burden of contemporary motherhood. Tully explores the mundane but maddening everyday situations around female childrearing as a fully grown ass adult.