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Keith Noakes

I have a particular set of skills .... which are mostly talking about movies and TV shows.

Holiday Escape!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians and Columbus Day to my American friends (and I’m sorry if I left out some other holidays)!

If ever you are bored with your various holidays or just sick of being around your friends or loved ones as I have, I have given you all an escape. I have left you all with an entertaining playlist of videos of Russians being Russians. Let the hilarity ensue!


Squee Time

Today, I happened to come across a trailer for a new Coen brothers film. If you didn’t know who they are (and shame on you if you don’t), they are the filmmakers behind such classics as The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and No Country For Old Men among countless others. I was vaguely familiar with the concept of the film so I was excited when I heard about a trailer being released. This movie has everybody and I mean everybody. I’m not overly surprised about that because who wouldn’t want to be in a Coen brothers’ movie. I included the synopsis and a trailer of the movie below. IMDB gives it a release date of February 26th and other publications have given it a release date of February 5th. I’m hoping for the sooner one because it just looks awesome. I wouldn’t have written a random blog post about it if I wasn’t serious about it.

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Canada F*ck Yeah! (Hyena Road Review)

Ryan (Rossif Sutherland) is a Canadian sniper who tries not to think of his targets as human. He’s also in love with his colleague, Jennifer (Christine Horne) who together try to lessen the constant danger that comes with their jobs. When Ryan and his team Travis, Hickie, and Tank (Allan Hawco, David Richmond-Peck, and Karl Campbell) are surrounded by the enemy, they take refuge in a small village. In this village, they meet a legendary former mujahid known as the Ghost (Neamat Arghandabi), who saves their lives. When Ryan tells intelligence officer Pete (Paul Gross) about him, Pete insists on meeting him. He agrees to help them but the kidnapping of two girls from his village threatens to complicate their mission.

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We’re Not in Canada (Pan Review)

Living a desolate life at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter (Levi Miller) finds himself taken to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits him as he meets a new friend James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and the tribal warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara). This group must now band together to save Neverland from the evil pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Along the way, the orphan must uncover his own true destiny, becoming the legendary hero forever known as Peter Pan.

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Countdown to Spectre: From Russia With Love (1963)

This is the next installment in my look back to the James Bond 007 series in anticipation for the new installment, Spectre coming out on November 6th. If you are interested in my first installment where I reviewed Dr. No, click here.

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Countdown to Spectre: Dr. No (1962)

With the newest installment in the James Bond 007 series Spectre coming on November 6th, I thought I’d look back through all of the 23 previous installments. Whenever I have the time, I will watch each movie and then review it. I hope I can get them all done by the time Spectre comes out.

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Live TV Blog (Sunday October 4th) Updated

I live blogged some TV shows last Sunday night and it was pretty fun so I thought I’d do it again. If you want to keep up, you can follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook. Just like last time, I will collect all my tweets and add them to this post sometime on Monday. I apologize in advance for the typos. I also finally know how to embed twitter collections and I posted the tweets in the right order so you don’t have to read them backwards this time.

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You Put Your Left Foot in … (Southpaw Review)

Since the film is being re-released in the US, I thought I should repost my review from a few months ago.
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I Will Survive (The Martian Review)

Mark Watney’s (Matt Damon) fellow astronauts, Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), Rick Martinez (Michael Pena), Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara), Chris Beck (Sebastian Stan), and Alex Vogel (Aksel Hennie), leave him behind on Mars thinking that he is dead after facing a fierce storm. Because of a minimal amount of supplies, Watney must used his smarts and his spirit to find a way to survive. Meanwhile, on Earth, members of NASA along with a team of international scientists must work hard to bring him home while his fellow astronauts must come up with their own plan for a rescue mission.

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