November 29, 2011
Welcome 2 Canada Tour
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Dates: November 25 & 26
It may be 2011, but Prince is still partying like it’s 1999.
At the second of two shows at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on November 26, Prince and his band, The New Power Generation, entertained a crowd of over 13,000 with just about every hit you could name, on the first Canadian stop of their Welcome 2 Canada Tour.
Opening with “Gold,” amidst a shower of sparkly confetti and smoke, Prince was in fine form, rocking a pair of gold glitter pants, and his ubiquitous heels (at only 5’2”, heels seem to be his uniform). The NPG, as they are known, comprised almost entirely of females, then segued seamlessly into “Purple Rain,” and another wash of confetti, this time, obviously, purple. Read the rest of this entry »
November 11, 2011
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Historical Drama
Released: Nov 11, 2011
Leonardo DiCaprio has proved, over the years, that he will do whatever it takes to adapt to a role in a film. Whether it’s creating a new personality (poor boy in Titanic, philandering husband in Revolutionary Road), an accent (Boston in The Departed), or adapting to an entirely new existence (last summer’s trippy Inception). His newest starring role in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar is no exception. The film finds DiCaprio adopting another difficult accent, as well as copious amounts of makeup and prosthetics, to play the title character through the years.
J Edgar moves between two periods of Hoover’s life; the 20s and 30s, when he is a charming young man, and beginning his career with the Bureau of Investigations (what would later become the FBI, by Hoover’s own hand), and the 60s and 70s, as he has grown older and less sharp in his position of Director. The film begins with one of the first experiences that solidified Hoover’s involvement with the bureau, Communist rebels planting bombs, which he believed to be a prominent threat to the American public.
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