CinemaSpiel Podcast Episode One – Victoria Film Festival, Philip Seymour Hoffman

CInemaSpiel podcast

So, I like radio. I worked in it for a couple of years but not very long. Not that I didn’t love the medium, I just didn’t like not eating and barely paying rent. You know, those little things. But I still think audio is one of the most effective ways to connect and communicate […]

What Your Movie Time Says About You

movie times

Contrary to popular belief, we’re still going to the movie theatre. Whether it’s a matinee, cheap Tuesdays (I remember $2.50 Tuesdays), the early show, late show or midnight sneak peek…we all have our preferred time to grab our popcorn and our seat before the lights go down. But what does your movie time say about you? […]

Stop Movie Franchises Before They Go Bad

Should bad movie franchises contiue

I recently had a conversation on Google+ about Transformers. Yes, it happened. A person was arguing that after the first movie, they should have stopped making more since the quality wasn’t the same. To follow that argument, Godfather, X-men, Spider-man, Underworld, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Matrix, Fast and the Furious and various […]

Money War: Movie Studios and Theatre Owners

movie studios and theatre owners

You would think movie studios and theatre owners, two organizations that rely on the success of one another, would be more interested in making each other happy that trying to find their own piece of the money pie at the expense of the other.  We, the movie-watchers, are looking at new ways of consuming our […]

Why Fast and Furious Franchise Runs on Diesel

Fast and Furious Franchise

“It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or by a mile.  Winning is winning.” – Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) It’s only fitting Vin Diesel’s character said that as the winning formula for this Fast and Furious series has revolved around Diesel.  Much like the cars the characters drive get their boost from NOS (I still […]