Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

House For Sale

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008


Bay Film Studios are happy to announce the completion of their first feature film shot here in the Cowichan Valley. We would like to invite you to the premiere screening of “House for Sale” at The Cowichan Theatre 7:30 pm Sat Nov 8th,2008. When a realtor is found dead in an open house, a dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues between a serial killer, the police hunting him and the realtors he is preying upon. “House for Sale” uses an exciting storyline to address the reality of physical threats that are presented daily to the real estate industry and their agents. Due to content, it is advised that children under 14 do not attend!

Cowichan Theatre
2687 James Street
Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 2X5

Tel: (250) 748-7529

Attendance is by donation to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Contact person: Brianna Thorne
Phone: 250.748.8970

Sick and Twisted

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

spikeandmikeIf you haven’t heard by now, Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation is BACK! After a five year hiatus, the gang that brought you such memorable classics like; No Neck Joe, The Hangnail, Tongue Twister and of course Doctor Tran is back with an entirely new collection of their sickest stuff yet! Attending the Sick and Twisted festival is such a ‘hoot’! I love the audience participation during the animated shorts, please be aware that there is some rowdiness during the show. Sometimes you’ll smell something a little ‘skunky’ in the air to. Of course the festival is playing at a new location, so those people might not be able to get away with ‘indulging’ themselves during the show. Be safe people, save that kind of ‘business’ to do in the privacy of your own home!

Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway & Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada
(604) 879-3456

Feb 20/09 – March 05/09
Monday-Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 4:30pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

For the entire festival tour schedule, click here

Tickets are ONLY available at the Box Office!

Yip Yip Yip Yip Yip

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Absolutely no educational purpose whatsoever, but damn funny!

Jim Henson Sept 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990


More Than Meets The Eye!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009


Twenty five years after the very first episode aired on national television, the Transformers complete first season is now available in stores! This is the animated Transformers your boyfriend has talked to you about over and over again. These are the Transformers you played with in the 80’s when no mere Go-Bot would suffice. These are the Transformers you begged your parents to buy instead of those crudely moulded pharmacy toys they tried to pass off as the ‘original’. Then where’s the box mom? Where’s the box??? 

Some of you may recall there was already a Transformers DVD collection of the same hit 1980’s animation broadcast that was sold on the market. But what happened to it? Why did it get pulled from the shelves so quickly? Well a small blurb inside the DVD booklet tells it all. 

‘The Transformers DVD release prior to our 25th Anniversary Edition was missing animation shots seen in the original broadcast. We did extensive research, found the discrepancies between the original broadcast masters and the restored masters used for the last DVD release, reinserted the correct animation, and color corrected it as best we could to match the shots before and after. But because a one-inch master tape simply can’t hold up to the quality of the restored masters, you may notice occasional shots-or even scenes-in some episodes that seem slightly softer than others. Just take comfort in knowing that laser blasts have been reinserted, backgrounds have been corrected and Starscream is Starscream once again.’

My favourite episode is still “Fire in the Sky”. It’s the episode where the Decepticons begin to siphon Earth’s heat from the Arctic Circle, which causes the temperatures worldwide to drop. They soon discover Skyfire a powerful jetfighter and Starscream’s old friend from Cybertron frozen in the ice! Skyfire’s design is basically ‘taken’ from the Robotech series which is probably why I liked him so much. Robotech is a japanimation about futuristic jetfighter pilots who can transform their ships into robots and are charged with protecting the Earth Space Colony from alien invaders. I never owned Skyfire as a kid, but I had good friends who allowed me to ‘transform’ him. Remember, one wrong twist and you had a pile of broken plastic in your hands. Or worse yet for the collectors out there, missing weapons and parts!

I still have a single Transformer in the original packaging tucked away at home. Can you guess which one I have? Leave a comment with your answer! Here’s a hint, he’s an Autobot Micromaster.

Happy guessing!


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