If you’re in the GTA and watched the news, read the paper or been anywhere downtown, you’re well aware that the 40th Toronto International Film Festival opened up last weekend. I’ve actually been lucky enough to catch a couple of movies (Freeheld and Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr) and will have reviews coming up in the next little bit.
To celebrate the launch of TIFF 2015, we were sent a handy little infographic that explores some of the most famous cars in cinema history. If ever you wanted to know about the history, price and specs of some of the best cars in the history of movies.
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is in cinemas this weekend (at least in Australia anyway). The sequel is holding steady on the Tomatometer as we speak, so hopefully it’ll like up to the quality of the first flick. Let’s kick off the ELO with one of the stars from the flick Kaya Scoledario.
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It’s Saturday, so it’s time for a quick weekly list of entertainment links. In cinemas this weekend, you can catch the hilarious rom-com Sleeping With Other People. I managed to catch this during the Melbourne International Film Festival not too long ago and it was good fun! The jokes were spot on and the supporting cast were simply amazing. Anyway, the flick stars SNL alum Jason Sudeikis and Community star Alison Brie. Let’s kick off the ELO with the leading lady.
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Fans of the Star Wars movies know that there are four colours for lightsabers. The Jedi primarily use blue and green saber blades with Mace Windy rocking a purple saber. The Sith use their trademark red. If you’re fans of the Star Wars expanded universe of novels, comics and games, you could have another seven saber blade colours, each with their own meanings.
So as we continue our march to the December premiere of The Force Awakens, here’s a handy infographic that looks at the meaning of the colour of lightsabers.
It’s reaching the tail end of summer, so you can definitely expect a slow down at the box office. The new release is the Zac Efron fronted coming-of-age story in We Are Your Friends. Reviews have been mixed, so proceed with caution. Perhaps it would be a safer bet to see something like… The Man From U.N.C.L.E. instead. Alicia Vikander seems to be the it girl lately with plenty of films along the pipeline in the coming year.
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Regular readers know that I’m an occasional wrestling watcher. For the most part, I watch NXT and Lucha Underground. One thing that both shows get right that the WWE hasn’t figured out on Raw or SmackDown is how to make the female talent matter. On both NXT and Lucha Underground, women are an important part of the show with their own interesting characters and stories rather than filler to get through five-plus hours of television each week.
The WWE have tried to fix that with their #DivasRevolution™ on Raw and SmackDown. After only a month and a half, it seems to have run out of steam. The crowd at Raw on Monday night turned on the Divas™ match that was part of 20+ minutes of talking and match segments. The wrestlers blamed the fans for not being behind the WWE’s #DivasRevolution but the problem is that the revolution has been doomed to failure, intentionally or unintentionally, from the start.
Plenty to check out in cinemas this weekend. There’s the horror sequel Sinister 2. There’s also a Hitman reboot in Agent 47. Finally there’s the stoner/actioner American Ultra. I still got a lot of catching up to do with other flicks after the Melbourne Film Festival, so it might take me a little bit of time before I get around to these flicks. Anyway, it’s time for the ELO since it’s Saturday again, and let’s kick things off with Natalie Dormer.
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