Going to watch it tonight. Can’t wait!


Boxing day at the movies

Some people line up early at electronic stores on Boxing Day. We decided to go to the movies to take advantage of the $6 special for the matinée and to hang out with  a friend. We watched Slumdog Millionaire and if you haven’t seen it yet, run to the closest theatre. It’s well worth it.

The Visitor

We watched The Visitor tonight. The story of an Economics professor, stuck in an emotional limbo who gets involved in the lives of two illegal immigrants in NY is captivating, powerful in its simplicity, and leave you feeling like you should run and join an immigrants’ rights NGO or something. It’s not surprising it won many awards and scored 92% at the tomatometer. In Toronto, you can still catch it at the Carlton. Don’t miss it.

Mamma Mia!

I can’t wait to see it!! I loved the play and the movie has Colin Firth, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters. Can’t miss it. Click on the pictures to watch the trailer.

Update: Just got back from the movie theatre. Alan and I LOVED the movie. I was afraid it wouldn’t be as funny as the play but I’m happy to say that I was wrong. It was quite entertaining and there were many moments when the audience clapped, sniffled, and clapped again. Meryl Streep’s performance of the The Winner Takes it All was one of the most emotionally-charged scenes I’ve seen in a long time. I had tears in my eyes and when I looked at the woman sitting beside me, she was sobbing. Now I’m seating on the couch listening to ABBA at full volume. Good thing I live in the gay village… I really want to see the movie again! The mission now is to try to convince a friend who doesn’t like ABBA that she has to see it… Such a feel-good movie.


What a cute movie! Alan is now all inspired into getting back into his music… Once is an unpretentious Irish movie about two struggling musicians (played by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová) was shot entirely with two handheld cameras over 17 days and has collected awards everywhere. The soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy and one of the songs won the Oscars last month. Here’s the performance during the awards’ ceremony:

And here’s their award acceptance speech. Irglová was cut off during her acceptance speech but the academy had the decency to bring her back on stage:

If you have’t seen it, it’s available on DVD.