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Toronto, Cabaret, and 25 other warm fuzzys.

While it has been such a long time since an update so this one might be a little longer than normal. And the full blame of this goes to www.facebook.com and www.youtube.com I have spent most of my Internet time on those two sites. Some of you might be even reading this from the notes section on Facebook.

Okay so let us start with Toronto, I took lots of pictures that I will add to my gallery soon, and some very interesting ones at that. The greatest story was the one where I was sitting in the Glenn Gould Studio in the CBC Broadcast Centre as the marble tile fell off of the 60th story of First Canadian Place it shook the ground and nobody really noticed that is Toronto for you. And I went to see the show at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  www.medievaltimes.comit was defiantly one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life something that I would for sure go see again, and the food was amazing. I’m not sure what the soup was but my mouth is watering just thinking of it.

I also took a trip up the CN Tower again it was kinda boring I was not the same as my first time the highlight though was watching from the Sky-Pod a truck trying to make an imposable backup turn 142 stories below. But later that day I saw lightning hit it and it was cool wish I could of had a picture of that.

Oh, and I stayed at the Days Hotel on Carlton again, I was really lucky since I had reservations in another hotel and they were sold out. I was very fortunate to be on the very first WestJet flight out of Saint John, even though I had to suffer the ear piercing horrors of a Bag-Pipe farewell WestJet is soooooo much better experience than I have has in the past with either VIA Rail or Air Canada.

Cabaret

This is one of the most culturally uplifting shows I have ever seen. The performers were amazing beyond belief. This was definitely the type of show that you could go back and see many many times. There are not many words that can describe the greatness and hard work put forward by the performances of all the actors, and musicians.

25 other warm fuzzies

25- May 9th was my 25th birthday, and by tradition, I spend most of it including dinner alone.
24-My next movie is in the filming stage right now, some of it was even shot in Toronto.
23-I’m still addicted to FaceBook.com
22-Hi to the Goonz @ hiredgoonz.ca
21-I went to Elwoods a few weeks ago and it was good.
20-I went to O’Leary’s after Elwoods and at was still good.
19-Gulping half a bottle of Jagermeister before Elwoods and having it come back up and re-swallowing it was “not” a good thing.
18-Hitting the town with Tony was a good time.
17-I need to meet-up soon with Tony to revise my script for another project.
16-Walking against the crowd at Union Station at rush hour was not a good thing.
15-Sunset at Nathan Phillips Square was breathtaking.
14-Curry Chicken from the Bay will burn off all your taste-buds.
13-Daytime is one of the Best TV Shows Ever.
12-I’m tired so I guess you can use the comments to give me the rest of the fuzzies.
11-I will write more I swear.

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Acadamy Awards picks and comments

Ok, so let’s begin the post I have promissed a few days ago about my what my Oscar Pics whould have been. Here are my choises and comments.

Best Actress-

Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Will Smith really diserves this award. I have never been the largest Will Smith fan but his acting in this movie just about made me cry.

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

I really don’t know about this catigory who should get this award. There is really not an outstanding name to look for here in this catagory. Neither nominated or not.

Performance by an actress in a leading role
  Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
  Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)

These 2 names are my hopfulls, but I was really hoping to see maybe Kirsten Dunst here for here roll in “Marie Antionette”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight) 

Best animated feature film of the year
  “Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller

If any movie diserved this more it was Happy Feet. I have never seen more non-moviegoing people go and see a Cartoon movie than I have for this movie. Even though I missed this one.

Achievement in art direction
  “The Prestige” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

Achievement in cinematography
  “Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki 

Achievement in costume design
  “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
  “Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero

Both are very deserving of this award.

Achievement in directing
  “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
  “United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass

Best documentary feature
  “My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

Best documentary short subject
  “Rehearsing a Dream”
A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Achievement in film editing

None of the nominiess seem to belong here, I really think that this award might have been better chosen 

Best foreign language film of the year
  “Water” A Hamilton-Mehta Production

Achievement in makeup
  “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
  “The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
  “Our Town” from “Cars”

Best motion picture of the year
 My choises would have been:
The Devel wears Prada
Night at the Musem
Prusuit of Happyness
Marie Antionette

Best animated short film
  “The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)

Best live action short film
  “West Bank Story”

Achievement in sound editing/Achievement in sound mixing
  “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara

Seriously this movie had to have the best sound track ever. The sound in this movie tells the story better than the acting.

Achievement in visual effects
  “Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)
Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

Really dissapointed that “Night at the Museum” was snubbed. The reason I liked this one for visuall effects was that they looked real. Most visuall effescts are just too computer faked lately it is sickining. 

Adapted screenplay
  “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Seriously Borat cannot win this one. That movie is a mockery of Screen play writing.

Original screenplay
  “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis

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Why my blog has no comments

The plan and simple answer is that Blogger does not have the capability to put comments and not have an archives. But gladly there is always my guest book to leave comments. I’m looking for new software to put my blog on now, but I have other projects on the go.