Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Outlander

Oh where have you been Jim Caviezel.
Dating back to 1998 Jim was sitting on top of the cinematic world with his solid work in The Thin Red Line, Frequency, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Passion of the Christ.
In the last two he played the lead in probably one of the greatest stories ever told and then the greatest character in the most important story ever told. Quite the start to his film resume.
Since then he has been in a series of unimportant movies that have done nothing to bolster his reputation.
Being in his prime he as a chance rekindle his career. Outlander will not be that springboard. I was however mildly entertained in that sci-fi/viking action flick. Jim was strong as an action star and was surrounded by some interesting supporting staff.
Most notable are the raven beauty love interest Sophia Myles and grizzly cool Jack Huston who reminds me of Gary Oldman in the good old days when he played damaged characters like 1990's 1990 State of Grace one of my all time favourites.
This isn't an endorsement but rather a suggestion if you are looking for an action movie that does not require you to think too much.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

An Election must be called immediately - The Conservatives have lost the confidence of the house

A friend of mine sent Mr. Ignatieff the following email in response to the Conservatives kill of the climate bill.

Please give your comments.

Dear Mr Ignatieff,
I implore you to introduce a non-confidence motion at the earliest possible opportunity in response to the Prime Minister's complete contempt of parliament, democracy and the Canadian public with his inexcusable use of the Senate to kill the climate bill passed by the House of Commons as reported in the Globe and Mail newspaper today. In a manner that would befit a George Orwell plot, the Prime Minister who once hectored the electorate about the need for an "equal, effective, and elected" senate proceeds to use the unequal, unelected, but quite effective senate to thwart the will of parliament, and the majority of Canadians and kill the climate bill which in itself was unacceptable compromise jeopardizing the future of my children. The Prime Minister has succeeded in manipulating democracy to proclaim that "the earth is flat" to further his agenda. Mr. Harper needs to be introduced to the concept of an equal effective and elected House of Commons and as the Leader of Her Majesty's loyal opposition it is your responsibility to hold the government to account. I cannot think of a greater failure than to refuse to accept this responsibility and defeat the government. The future will judge your leadership on this issue either as the newly elected Prime Minister or the previous leader of the Liberal party.
Thank you for your time