Friday, November 17, 2017

3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the best movie of the year

This film is probably the best movie of the year. It has a good story, unique characters, good acting, good writing, which combines drama and comedy in a very balanced way. It is actually a very funny movie which is interesting and impressive as it deals with a serious topic and ha a lot of intense drama in it. The jokes are not hokey or corny but in many ways a lot edgier than you'd expect in a film like this, and aren't forced by authentic to each character. The comedy keeps your emotions riding highs and lows because there is comic relief when things get too dramatic and serious as well as sentimental.

The characters are all interesting and what makes them more real and authentic s that they in a sense have all reached a point of not caring, so they're plain and unfiltered way of speaking is pleasantly entertaining. Their hearts have been hardened, yet we feel empathy for them and can sense they feel empathy for others; and as the film progresses the tightening of their hearts m slowly releases and the anger, while still present, has a softening and melting effect.

It this movie didn't have so many laugh of out loud moments it would still be a really good movie, but the comedy catapults it to a higher level to a great one and the best film of the year.

The absolutely worst line in the movie Zodiac

"The Coke machine's busted, by the way."

An awful product placement line in this masterpiece of a film. "By the way", like it was an accidental casual mention of Coke.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

1094 Bloor St West was Doric Theatre

From 1913 to 1955 it was the Doric Theatre at this location.

In the 1990s it was a Colour Your World painting supplies store. It ended up closing, nothing was there for a while until Tim Hortons opened up.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Edmonton Oil Kings Jersey

At the Hockey Hall of Fame.

1051 Bloor St West, Toronto

The Steady Bar and Café is closing at this location. (Picture taken October 2017).

402 Bloor St West, Toronto

Za Pizzeria closed, opening is European Schnitzel Hub Bistro. (This picture is from October 2017)

Vegans at Dundas Square in V for Vendetta Masks

They caught my attention, I looked.

Good local Toronto references in Jameson billboards

These ads are more attention getting because they have local Toronto area references. I see "Massey Hall" on a billboard and it catches my eye, it's not a usual thing you see in a big corporate ad in Toronto. Also their add in Little Italy about how Little Italy can even use a little Irish was another attention getting tactic which worked. Maybe the local angle to break through the billboard and adverting clutter is an effective tool in this day and age.

Valley Park Middle School basketball court , 130 Overlea Blvd

Nicely renovated by MLSE.

Regent Park Community Centre basketball court indoor (402 Shuter Street)

This is a beautiful new community centre court in Toronto.