Articles tagged with: Louise Binder

REVIEW: Did Green Hornet Sting or Suck?

published: February, 06, 2011 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

Louise Binder puts on the sunglasses and secretly sneaks in to see the new Sci-fi movie The Green Hornet

Dear Readers, Re: Green Hornet "Why," you ask in horror, "did you go to see the Green Hornet?" I can only answer that it was excess of generosity brought on by the love of a dear friend and the fact that he never chooses the films ( and dear reader, never will again.) I remember absolutely nothing about the plot, the acting ( so to speak), the costumes or the actors. If you have no life, no friends and too much money this may be the film for you.Yours in total embarrassment, Dame Velveeta Per

Movie Review: Somewhere goes Nowhere

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

Our intrepid movie critic Louise Binder doesn't like Somewhere. Here's why.

Who cares about the existential angst of a rich hunky movie actor who gets laid by everyone he meets, stays in fabulous hotels and eats and drinks only the best? Not I, Ms. Coppola. Ever heard of Haiti, Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Ukraine .....? Look them up. The only good line is at the end of the film when his wife tells him to volunteer to cure his depression. Duh. Even watching Stephen Dorff didn’t save this stinker. If you are going somewhere, make it nowhere near a theatre showing this

Movie Reviews: Rabbit Hole, True Grit & Barney's Version

published: January, 10, 2011 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

The story is realistically told ,not manipulative, leaving you feeling like you are supposed to be crying for these people...

Rabbit Hole This is a gem of a movie. Small near perfect personal study of a couple who lose their son and are trying to cope with his death.  The dialogue and direction are excellent. The story is realistically told ,not manipulative, leaving you feeling like you are supposed to be crying for these people. Instead you are pulling for them, just as they are pulling themselves together as best they can. The acting is wonderful- Aaron Eckhart is wonderful as the husband, Sandra Oh is great

Movies for those who don’t want to go out except to the video store

published: December, 29, 2010 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Events

The first is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m sure most of you have seen it but it really deserves a second look

Movies for those who don’t want to go out except to the video store Dear Readers, I spent Christmas in Winterpeg- condolences happily received. To while away the time, my cousin and I rented two movies I had seen but wanted to share with her. The first is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m sure most of you have seen it but it really deserves a  second look, especially if you have seen either or both of the second and third , The Girl who Plays with Fire and The Girl who  kicked

Movie Review: The Fighter- No Sucker Punches Here

published: December, 20, 2010 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

True confession: I hate boxing but I am addicted to boxing movies.

True confession: I hate boxing but I am addicted to boxing movies. It must be the Scarborough girl in me or maybe I just love underdog stories. I watched the Rocky movies long past their “Best Before”date and I loved De Niro in Raging Bull.  The Fighter is definitely in the top tier of boxing movies. Based on a true story, the acting is amazing, especially Christian Bale, as the champs crack cocaine addicted brother. The other supporting actors and actresses playing the rest of the Wa

TWITTER-LENGTH MOVIE REVIEW: THE KING'S SPEECH

published: December, 13, 2010 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

The King’s Speech- Definitely Four out of Four

This is a great movie on every count. Great acting, lovely true story, likeable characters, believable dialogue, interesting costumes and sets, and Colin Firth, the most beautiful man in the world. He can stutter for two hours- or more- at my house anytime. Do not walk, run, to see this film, unless you’re a bit unsteady on your high heels. A girl must protect her shoes at all costs. Your in lust, Dame Velveeta Peron

WHEN everyday is WORLD AIDS DAY for you

published: November, 30, 2010 Categories // Living with HIV

For those of us for whom everyday is WORLD AIDS DAY, don't we take the day off ?

For those of us for whom everyday is WORLD AIDS DAY, don't we take the day off ?Here's my proposed agenda for that day9:30-10 AM -Awake at leisure 10- 12 - Have a lovely breakfast of fresh squeezed orange juice ( champagne optional ), fresh warm croissants, scrambled eggs and other delicacies to your liking while reading the latest issue of Vogue magazine (or other equally vacuous reading material. Follow this with a body scrub : 1 cup sea salt. 1/2 cup seame or olive oil, 10-15 drops of you f

Blogger/Activist Louise Binder talks to PositiveLite, recounts the Tale of The Two Famous Bills and much, much more.

published: November, 17, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy sits down with renowned activist Louise Binder who talks about how she kept Bill Clinton and Bill Gates waiting in the wings.

Blogger/Activist Louise Binder talks to PositiveLite, recounts the Tale of  The Two Famous Bills and much, much more.

So I’m back from the OHTN (Ontario HIV Treatment Network) Research Conference in Toronto. My head is still kind of reeling with the tons of data I try to suck up like a sponge at these events. Reeling too with the memories of the dozens and dozens of beautiful, committed people I know and love and reunite with at these affairs. What we sometimes call the “HIV community” really is a wonderful thing. It makes me so proud to be a part of it. Anyway, its back to business in this little corne

REVIEW "INSIDE JOB" or A cautionary Tale about How the Rich Screw Over the Poor + Wicked: The Musical

published: November, 17, 2010 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

This film is the flip side of Marwencol. It is the story of “extraordinary” people , if you consider rich, greedy, sociopathic, shark-like captains of industry, politics and the media “extraordinary”

This film is the flip side of Marwencol. It is the story of “extraordinary” people , if you consider rich, greedy, sociopathic,  shark-like captains of industry, politics and the media “extraordinary”. This is the story of exactly how they screwed the 99% of us who are not rich in the latest world recession. Warning :This film is not for anyone who wants to be left at the end with a shred of optimism about, or pride in, any of our systems of governance and communications .Warning:

“ Never Let me Go" & "Due Date" Movie Review

published: November, 12, 2010 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

“ Never Let me Go” should have been titled “Please let me go from this Cinema”

“Never Let me Go” should have been titled “Please let me go from this Cinema. A stupid premise from a boring Ishiguro book turned into a bloodless (no pun intended ) futuristic movie about people raising children to harvest their body parts. Duh, didn’t  anyone tell them that people have been doing this for years. Not even a one star on the cuteness scale nor worth a rental unless you have insomnia and can’t afford the sleeping pills. Yawn. Well, off to bed now kiddies. Due Date

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