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The Old is the new Demographic

The Old is the new Demographic

Entertainment, Movies
The times are changing and the way entertainment is delivered to the customer is also changing. Gone are the days of Blockbuster when people would go to stores to rent out movies to watch at home or go to theatres to watch a new movie they were eagerly waiting for. The advent of the internet has carved open new paths and areas to explore and exploit for the brave and venturing into the unknown is what has created this age of information. With the convenience that internet provides, everything is just a click away for the average consumer and companies are perfecting this system of instant service and ensuring that the customer can get everything he wants on demand. Less than 10 years ago, it was the norm to wait for the next episode till the next week or the next day to find out wha...
Escape the Ordinary with an Escape Room

Escape the Ordinary with an Escape Room

Entertainment
Are you bored with the same old weekend activities? If you're looking for something new to do in Calgary, consider an escape room. Thrilling themes are paired with logic puzzles, physical challenges, and scavenger hunts for mysterious fun. Team up with some pals and see if you can crack the code that gets you back to the safety of the real world. Who Should Visit an Escape Room? Whether you want to entertain friends, your kids, or even your co-workers, escape rooms are an adventure anyone can enjoy. Each room is rated, so you know who the target audience is. Some rooms are fun for all ages while others may not be appropriate for youngsters who scare easily. You are given a time limit to complete your mission, with most adventures taking one hour. Experienced visitors may opt for ...
Movie Flashback: 1970s Shock Waves

Movie Flashback: 1970s Shock Waves

Entertainment, Movies
Rose (Brooke Adams) is found alone and adrift on a small boat. She begins to recount what happened to her and her yacht mates, and through flashback, we follow along to see what happened. It appears forty years ago, at the end of WWII, the Nazis were creating a super soldier. The allies ran into this group, and it’s the only squad that the allies hadn't recorded a kill against. These super soldiers fought without guns with super human strength. This is all told in the opening narration, and it’s quite effective in setting the mood. It turns out, these soldiers are zombies, and they are currently lying dormant at the bottom of the sea. This is of course unbeknownst to our yachters, led by the captain, played by John Carradine. As you can imagine, the yacht ends up off course and being blind
Ramones Film Review: End of the Century

Ramones Film Review: End of the Century

Entertainment, Movies
In the mid 1970s, a bunch of outcasts from the New York borough of Queens severely and irreverently altered the course of pop culture with their amateur, genius bubblegum rock 'n' roll. Calling themselves The Ramones, they helped to kick-start the very concept of punk rock, proving beyond question it's possible to play timeless, catchy songs without being instrumental virtuosos. Though they changed the way the world thinks about and creates music, The Ramones remained an underground phenomenon for their entire decades-long career. The Ramones as People, Not Stars Assuming some familiarity from their viewers with the story of The Ramones, filmmakers Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields leave out dry facts, opting instead to dig into the juicier human side of things. They provide a ...
Three of Pete Johansson’s funniest sketches

Three of Pete Johansson’s funniest sketches

Entertainment
  Canadian comic legend Pete Johansson has been making us laugh across the pond here in the UK for years, on stage and on screen. He’s made appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News, won awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and even released his own Netflix comedy special. His socially progressive comedy is a good fit for the younger generation of comedy connoisseurs, so he should be a top consideration if you’re looking to book a celebrity comedian for your next event. We’ve rounded up three of the funniest clips of Pete Johansson online for you to enjoy: I Hate British Kids Pete Johansson’s sketch about British kids who play music on the bus is both acutely observed and side-splittingly funny. We’ve all been there, not making eye contact and hoping it will go away
The First Academy Award Ceremony

The First Academy Award Ceremony

Entertainment
Motion pictures – tainted by scandals, demands for censorship, union unrest, and in the midst of a transition to “talkies” – faced a turning point in 1927. It was during that year that producer Louis B. Mayer, director Fred Niblo, and actor Conrad Nagel suggested that an organization be formed to oversee the film industry. Responding to their idea, a group of thirty-two industry elites, including Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd, Jack L. Warner, Beth Meredyth, and Cecil B. DeMille, met and formed The International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (International soon being dropped from the title). Academy Award and Oscar History Begins As part of their mission, the newly formed Academy, with Fairbanks as its head, sought to publicize and reward the mo