Archive for the category "movies"

Sex and the City Movie Vancouver Premiere

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In all honesty, I saw the movie days ago thanks to the 24 Hours daily newspaper. Don’t worry as this post isn’t about spoilers or details (that one will hit the wires tomorrow), but I thought I would continue my current saucy mini series by highlighting this local girl’s view of Sex and the City […]

Buster Keaton’s Last Ride, The Railrodder

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of the most influential, innovative, and important filmmakers of all time once drove a motorized handcar across Canada. Always a fan of trains and railways, Buster Keaton filmed The Railrodder in 1964 for the National Film Board of Canada, his terminus being White Rock, BC. Unfortunately I knew nothing of The Railrodder until my […]

Halloween Comes Early at the Rio

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If there’s one movie I’ve heard people talking about all summer, that isn’t The Simpsons, it’s Halloween. Why is there so much buzz, is it because people just like scary movies? Well yes, that and this is a Rob Zombie production based on John Carpenter‘s screenplay. After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now […]

The RIO Experience

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: Keira on Flickr After finding a neat cafe into which none of us had ventured, I’m pretty sure we would have all been content calling it a night without even hitting the movie theatre. Nevertheless, we arrived at our destination a little early so the attendant in the box office booth was a […]

Rushing the RIO on Broadway

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We don’t nearly spend as much time on Commercial Drive as we should. I can probably only name two occasions in the past year when we ventured over that way and each time we say we should return, and for longer [1]. Taking in a movie at the RIO would be the perfect excuse. Aside […]

Caesar is a Salad Dressing Dude

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Contributed by Keira-Anne As Becky and I sat here in her living room on a semi-sunny Saturday afternoon, we decided to recapture a sliver of our youths by watching Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). As the first notes of Big Pig’s “I Can’t Break Away” filled our ears during the opening sequence, Becky turned […]