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  1. In order, for me: 8.5, 7.0, 7.0 I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the bad guy certainly got "retributed" ) The premise for Buried was excellent and I was really looking forward to it, but: - the cell phone issues were mind-numbing in the extreme for me (like, he took forever to remember / figure out you can change the language on the phone -- huh!?!? ); and - I could see how it was going to finish as soon as the ending started (although it was still a decent ending).
  2. Yeah, JH, I heard it today (announced). That's just great, and especially for the Maritimes -- you guys don't often get "huge name" performers.You may have to get your U2.com membership to get tickets. Adds about $30 to each of your 4 tickets (max.) you can purchase but it likely would be worse if you were faced with buying them from the ticket resellers (aka, scum of the earth). That's the reason for the set-up -- try and keep tickets out of the hands of the resellers. But don't miss the concert; it is a great one. There'll be some changes to the set list from 2009, which is good for me as I have tickets to see them again (T.O.). I can tell you the Maritime crowd would be better to be a part of!
  3. Yeah, I just read some of that on the news/rumours media ... looks more promising than I initially imagined. Here's hoping .... best of luck! If it is a go, you may need to join U2.com to get a key/pass to purchase tickets in advance of general sale ... T.O.'s would be sold out before general sale.
  4. Not sure if they are what you are looking for, but The Killers are a U.S group that are heavily influenced by British rock. For a while I thought their front man, Brandon Flowers, might be the next Bono, but it hasn't panned out that way. Their albums go straight to #1 or #2 in Britain and Ireland when they come out, but in North America ..... pfffft.Check out The Killers Live at the Royal Albert Hall (CD / DVD); it is oft cited as one of the best live rock albums/DVD's of the last 10 years. Sample (the venue really is the best concert hall there is):
  5. Although they keep adding more and more concerts to this 2-3 year tour, I am expecting Moncton won't end up on the list. I wish it would of course -- been to Moncton, if just the once, for volleyball nationals (my son playing) -- just super-well organized by the city and hosting was as friendly as one could hope for (traditional Maritime hospitality).Saw U2 in Toronto in Sep'09 and have tickets again for this summer there -- a really great concert; the circular, rotating video screen above them is something else. Here's hoping they come to NB; absolutely get tickets if they do. _____________________ My Fav bands: U2 Led Zeppelin The Killers The Cure
  6. The play of Wiz (and Subban and Weber) is starting to make next year's defense corps look quite the mobile / puck-moving / offensive juggernaut: Markov + Wiz + Subban +Weber Add in Gorges and a 6th D-man (you pick), and that appears the impressive blueline. I do note they are standing out performance-wise right now in games against weaker teams (Ottawa?!? -- yikes!). Puck moving, PP, and even defensive play. More experience for the younger guys (Subban + Weber) and ice time together should bode well for next year. Here's me hoping Markie and Gorges are both back next season.
  7. I was 8.5/10 on this one myself. I saw the world premiere of the movie (with the director, producer and young actor Cody Smit-McPhee all there) at the Toronto Film Festival in September. I thought it was pretty much as good as the Swedish original (Let the Right One In) -- just a very true (if geographically re-situated) film, well filmed, very good casting and acting. Stephen King called it the best American horror-thriller movie of the past 10 years. High praise from a genre guru. Also, I suppose, it confirms U.S. has been churning out a lot of "crap" for a while (the 'Saw's, etc.).
  8. + 1Same goes for French thrillers, IMO. For example, Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006 -- 9.5/10 for me) is a favourite of mine; I thought it was really brilliant. Luc Besson produced it, and I enjoy most everything he does (writing and producing nowadays, after years of writing and directing).
  9. I'm a Carell fan, but wasn't planning on renting this one, because of middling reviews. I think I will watch it now (since you are such an astute film connoisseur!).
  10. Uhhhhh ....... hopefully, your wife's sister wasn't in the bed when you woke up.
  11. Good to see him set to play again. He's being a pro, being the back-up as back-up sometimes has to be (i.e., not playing much). That would be my one golden rule: always, always split up back-to-backs. No point getting Price injured, and a "non-game day" between games should always benefit him (or any goalie). Team would be kicking themselves if Price "tweaked something" on a 2nd game of a back-to-back; the exposure to injury is avoidable. (Plus Auld has to play sometime!!)
  12. Not intending to get too far off topic, but I found my answer: Hodgson apparently on his way (finally) to the NHL -- playing well with Moose Jaw of AHL currently: Hodgson articel # 1 Hodgson article # 2 Good to see / glad for him.
  13. Yeah, I was watching him from 8 years of age up (well, twice a season or so anyway). I'm glad to see him doing so well; good head, no ego, works hard -- deserves it. I always thought he'd be good; just never occurred to me he'd be this good! Stamkos played his minor hockey for Markham Waxers (Toronto) and my son's team would play them twice a season. He's the same age, and (ahem) not in the NHL (that'd be my fault; my hockey genes helped little to none ). Stamkos' team would generally win 6-0 (that'd be a good game; keeping the score that close). The team also had Mike Del Zotto and Cody Hodgson on it (yeah, can you say "stacked"! ). Their last year together, as 15 year-olds, they went something like 80 games, 80 wins (league, tournaments, play-offs, etc.). Stamkos' play (and offensive results) bodes well for the Team Canada's in the future. TBay does need some team defense and goaltending though. Yzerman will get that sorted out at some point, in the not too distant future. (Reminds me, I'll have to lookup where Hodgson is at -- last I heard he was hampered by a back injury with some 'alleged' liability on the Cancucks (who drafted him) for their prescribed off-ice work. Very smart hockey player as well. I liked his talent, vision and breadth of game more than Tavares'.)
  14. OK, I'll bite. You were thinking "I hope there is some decent bikini action in this film, because that's the only reason I am wasting 1hr40 of my precious time on this lame movie."
  15. I'll look for it; give it a go. I do like good live albums, when in a certain mood (like, feeling like going to a concert, ).The Killers go straight to #1 or #2 with each album, in the UK & Ireland. North America? 'Yawn' I guess they aren't talented like Katy Perry.
  16. The Killers -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall. (one of the best live discs / DVD's in the last 10 years, IMO)
  17. Being Hallow'een ..... the best thriller of all time (and hadn't seen it in a few years). ON the big screen (a first that way, for me): Psycho 10/10, certainly. (Man, do we ever need Hitchcock back. )
  18. M83 (no, that's not #83 on the Montreal Canadiens). They are a French (France) ambient synth music group.
  19. Metric .... great, fab Indie band, from Canada. Emily Haines (lead) is from Gaineysville. "Hustle Rose" -- a super tune.
  20. Heck, I'm predicting an Alex Auld 35-save, stand-on-his-head shut-out win tomorrow night.Might even get a goaltending controversy started after playing one game. (it's seems like ages since we had one going in Hab-land ) At any rate, I am wishing him the best, 2 points or not. The team needs a competent, reliable back-up, one with confidence, and the confidence of his Coach and teammates (fans should not matter much, but I suppose that would be nice too).
  21. I do. I saw it with my own eyes, although I think it started at 17. Anyway 6'0" to 6'5" from age 17 to age 19. Not too often, but it happens. Odds are more likely, stretching of the height figure, though.
  22. And some people argue that drugs do not fry brain cells. Looks like they do.
  23. Secretariat (just out / coming out) -- 6.5/10 Great story (of course), decent cast, dunky Disney execution. Give it a pass 'till DVD issue, if you are at all interested. I like race horse movies (Seabiscuit was very well done). Secretariat was boiler plate standard Disney fluff, unfortunately. I suppose Disney thinks a "family film" means even a 2-year old can follow the entire plot, even if "the Triple Crown" needs to be explained three different times.
  24. The American 8/10 Very good introspective piece. You have to be in the mood for it though. If you think you are going to an action shoot-'em-up, well, I can warn you ain't.
  25. I saw Let the Right One In on dvd, and then I saw Let Me In at it's world premiere at TIFF. The director (Matt Reeds) and the boy actor (who was really good), Kody Smit-McPhee, were both there and talked about the film. I was impressed. It was really well done as an English-in-America re-cast and re-shoot (that's what they were aiming for). The CGI is fairly limited and in fact was not all that well done. As we know that wouldn't be key anyways. I'd say the original is better mostly because it came out first, and hits the themes a bit better. The book is better than the original movie too, for the same reasons. I agree English-in-America remakes are 'lamentable', but if they are going to do them, at least do them this well, and I can take it. I'll end up owning both movies. They are both that good. I heard they are doing similar with The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (Swedish to English). Pan's Labyrinth remains one of my very favourite movies of all time. Utterly brilliant in every way. I know del Toro has had to step away from The Hobbit because it was taking too long, but I expect he'll still have left his mark on the double movie.
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