Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Trotsky

Jay Baruchel was exceptional in the film The Trotsky. Baruchel mastered the awkward but lovable teenager and acted it with conviction. He plays a young jewish boy in Montreal who firmly believes that because of the parallels in his life that he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, a big player in the Russian Revolution. He played this so well, even the way he walked was changed but worked perfectly. This movie is filled with funny moments, cute characters and hilarious situations it definitely left me satisfied. He begins as staging a hunger strike at his Dad's factory and ends with trying to create a student union so the students can be listened to. A lovely, funny and endearing Canadian movie this is definitely worth seeing.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jani Schofield

Featured on the Oprah show, Jani Schofield's story was something that instantly hit me. She is a 7 year old little girl that suffers with schizophrenia. It is extremely rare in children and she is one of the most severe cases. This little girl is haunted by animals with names like, Wednesday, 400 and 24 hours that live in a world called Calalini. It is heart breaking because they tell her that she needs to be violent and hurt the people she loves until they scratched and bit her until she did. These hallucinations have even lead her to suicide attempts. Her family is dedicated to her life and to making it the best that it can be. "The moment is really all that we have," says her father. This story reminded me of how serious and life threatening mental diseases can really be.
Watch the video where she explains her world, Calalini.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Arkells

I took a chance and went to The Arkells' show. Going into it I had just listened to their songs maybe once each, they were cool, I liked them. BUT, after the concert finished, I was a converted hardcore fan. Great energy was never lacking. A really cool local band from Hamilton, it's great to discover some people that actually love their music and love to perform. An awesome light rock band, their songs are filled with killer guitars. The only down fall is that each song is a little similar, there's not tons that seperate them but that may just be because of my new ears!
Download, Ballad of Hugo Chavez, John Lennon, Tragic Flaw

Friday, June 18, 2010

My New Favourite Animal

My favourite new animal, Turritopsis Nutricula(a type of jellyfish) can do the coolest thing I've ever heard. It's discovered how to live forever. When it starts to get old, it transforms back into polyp (baby) form then their maturing cycle starts again!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brandon Flowers - Crossfire

Something I'm very excited about is Brandon Flowers' new solo project. Titled Flamingo this is the first single from the album. A great Killers sound but with a lighter and fresher sound. Check it out!

Brandon flowers-crossfire

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FIFA World Cup

It's amazing. You can't drive down the street without seeing a car with a flag representing a different country competing in the FIFA World Cup. It's bringing people together in a whole different way, by having them root for different teams. Since Canada isn't competing, our beautiful country is split up between the 32 that are. Even if we hope our friends and family are disapointed if they pick a team different from ours, we share the hope, excitement and fun that can help us bond and bring us closer.
Choose a team, watch and enjoy!
I think I'm FINALLY settling on Brazil.