BLW Interview w/ Jaime King talking about her hate for Donald Trump & support for Hilary Clinton

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House of Anansi Press Champagne Breakfast by Toronto Film Files (BLW Contributor)

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Two of my favourite things in life are books and mimosas.  House of Anansi Press gave me both.

On June 8th I made the trek from the East-end to Lansdowne for House of Anansi Press’ Champagne Breakfast!  The breakfast was in celebration of House of Anansi’s move to the up-and-coming cultural hub that is Lansdowne, and a wave of exciting new releases on their publishing horizon.

A red brick wall bears a black picture in a white frame. The black picture shows a white statue with the words: IF I CLOSE MY EYES I COULD GET LOST IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS..." Art in Lansdowne (watch this ‘hood, it’s gonna be an arts/culture hub in a few years)

After taking two buses, the subway, and a walk through a construction zone wherein I started to think I was horribly lost, I stumbled upon Henderson craft brewery (I was so surprised that there was a Toronto craft brewery I hadn’t heard of before) and…finally!…House of Anansi Press at the front of the adjoining building complex!

When I walked in to the bright, industrial-chic space featuring walls lined…

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Motivation Monday – “No” is just a word

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The King & I by Ryan Fu (RIP Michael Jackson)

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Driving around in L.A. I haven’t got anything good for the last couple of weeks wondering if I lost my touch. Then a call comes in and I know it’s a tip for a celebrity but this one was different. It was a tip for the Michael Jackson. I loose my shit and put the metal to the pedal, running through red lights definitely breaking a couple of traffic laws. I had to drive like a maniac because this wasn’t a regular celebrity I was about to shoot. This was King of Pop.

The media hasn’t seen him since his last court tribulations, so I wondered how this is going to turn out. I never thought I would shoot an icon like Michael but you get to do and meet interesting people when you do this profession. And yes, it is a profession. Even though a lot people would say…

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Weekly Watch List – Room (2015) Review by Toronto Film Files (BLW Contributor)

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Even though I was all over the city for Canadian Screen Week, I still managed to catch some films (there has to be a trophy for that or something)

  • Room (2015)

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.  Starring Brie Larson (who I loved in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Jacob Tremblay (who I saw at the Canadian Screen Awards and can confirm he is as adorable in real life as he is in every internet video of him you’ve seen), and the very talented Joan Allen.  Won the People’s Choice Award at TIFF 2015.  Brie Larson took home the Golden Globe AND the Oscar for her performance.  Jacob Tremblay took home a Canadian Screen Award for his performance as well.  Canada – Ireland co-production.

I had read Room back in 2010 when it was released. I could not put it down (to the chagrin of my textbooks). Nor could I stop thinking…

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Viva La Video Store: why video stores are still relevant (part 1 of a 2-part series) (BLW Contribitor)

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I was perusing the shelves at Queen Video. That’s when I heard it. The phrase that made me cringe.

“I didn’t even know DVDs still existed!”

I clenched my jaw in exasperation. I discreetly craned my neck to glance behind me at the person who uttered such blasphemy. Of course it was a twenty-something man. My “peer” on paper, but hardly close.

You see, I know very well that DVDs exist.

I know it so well that I spend much of my time (and money) selecting just the right DVD when I crave a movie night. And when I crave a movie night, there is one place I always go: the video store.

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