TIFF 2001: ‘Novocaine’ Movie Review

If thinking of the dentist makes your teeth hurt then seeing Novocaine is bound to be a double wammy of pain. Not only is there at least one scene bound to leave you hurting, but despite the incredible cast and the title, there’s very little pain relief except for Steve Martin’s occaisonal comic relief as the lead character, Frank Sangster. He even seems a bit flat compared to his usual abilites. But, Martin gets little help from the rest of the cast and Laura Dern as Jean Noble is anything but spectacular.

TIFF 2001: ‘Mulholland Drive’ Movie Review

In Mulholland Drive, David Lynch weaves a fantastic spectacle that dazzles with acting, imagery, cinematography and an intricately simple story that is deserving of at least a couple of Academy awards. This is Lynch at his best with one of the most wonderous, mind-warping escapades I can think of in recent years and it’s done as a two-part story that could almost be two seperate stories. Except you would have a hard time excavating the first part from the second. It is also almost impossible to realise, as your sitting there in the theatre, where one part ends and the next begins.

TIFF 2001: ‘The Last Kiss (L’Ultimo Bacio)’ Movie Review

When Harry Met Sally is one of my favorite romantic-comedies, and yet, in ways it drives me nuts because it’s the kind of film where every awful event that you’d never want to live through happens to the main characters and their friends. In The Last Kiss, a similar story ensues where a host of Italian couples try to figure out what kind of romantic life they want to lead, and end up creating all sorts of havoc along the way.

U8TV: The Party

I actually thought that my coverage of U8TV was over until just a couple of weeks ago I got a special little VIP pass to a party I didn’t even know about. Seems that the Lofters and their bosses at U8TV were looking to have a little party and who was I to refuse a party?! So, donning one of my ultra-suave, lady-killer ensembles I headed out for some beers, music and a little U8TV celebrity spotting.

Redefining The Sound: An Interview with Zim Zum

A couple of years ago, if you listened to Marilyn Manson, you probably heard of a guy named Zim Zum (born Timothy Michael Linton). At the time, he was the guitarist for the band and helped write some of their best material, but after his stint with Manson was over, Zim Zum took on a new challenge. Instead of jumping into a new band and rolling with the wave of trends, he stepped back and took another look at what he really wanted to accomplish, and then he started a whole new path.

U8TV: The Final Review

Since that chill autumn day nearly 4 months ago, when I got my first glimpse at the U8TV-machine, I’ve gone through every stage of love and hate for the concept of U8TV. From the odd name to the cool idea of the high-tech loft, I thought every idea over… and none of it prepared me for the last two days that I’ve sat in front of my computer watching these 8 wonderful freaks try and make something out of nothing.

U8TV: The Loft

For the record, as I know at least one Lofter (the fabulous Tre – who rated the site 10/100 – Ouch!) has visited this page, I want to make something honestly clear. My opinions and ideas on each of the Lofters is nothing personal. At the same time, Tre took my “pompous” comment rather well.

U8TV: The Eight

It’s coming.

Yes, January 15th at 8:00am the cameras start rolling and the world will get it’s chance to take a look at these 8 people who would/could be stars. Just the other day I got my chance to go down to the Lofter’s home and see what all the fuss was going to be about. I know I shouldn’t be negative since the show hasn’t even premiered yet, but I wasn’t exactly impressed.