October 20th, 2014 by Sean
October 17th, 2014 by Sean
October 16th, 2014 by Sean
Markville Video was the highlight of my childhood weekends. We’d go any time there wasn’t a good movie on TV and glory in the bounty. Sometimes my Old Man would try to convince us we had to see The Sting. Sometimes me and Nim would convince him we had to see Spaceballs.
It’s where I’d meet friends during summer holidays. It’s where I’d look at the calendar of upcoming releases to plan my life around. We definitely saw Pulp Fiction way before we were ready for it. A neighbor definitely caught me peeking through the cracks into the adult section.
I visited Scarborough last weekend and was so happy to see Markville still standing. It has withstood Blockbuster, Amazon, SARS, and Netflix. Markville Video really is a Superstore. Long live Markville.
October 15th, 2014 by Sean
October 14th, 2014 by Sean
Canadians get their milk from bags. This is how you change one. Call it a public service.
October 8th, 2014 by Sean
Since I’ve been old enough to consider what it is to work, I’ve thought it would be pretty cool to make movies. At 29, I’m no closer to a film set than I was twenty years ago, but I know a guy who made it happen. Damien Chazelle, also 29, just made a perfect movie. It’s called Whiplash. I asked him how in the hell he did it:
After college, he wrote a screenplay based on his experience as an amateur jazz drummer, but there was one big problem: it was about jazz. Damien figured out a way to show studios that his story wasn’t an homage to a worthy art form – it was about passion, ambition, and blood.
October 6th, 2014 by Sean