Nerdapalooza: Out of this World Movie Costumes

I had the most awesome day on Saturday at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. In addition to the usual land and marine life dioramas and exhibits, this summer the museum featured the traveling exhibit, Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television. I’ve been anxious to get there all summer, and on this the last weekend, I finally made it along with Krista (from over at Bite-sized Travel – you can read her post on our visit here), L-A (from Fashionable People, Questionable Things), and another (non-blogger, but still very fun) friend. Continue reading

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My Movieful Weekend: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sunday: I had Breakfast at Tiffany’s…

For those who have been reading this blog from the beginning, you may remember I introduced the Oxford theatre’s 75th Anniversary classic film series in my post about going to see Casablanca on the big screen. On Sunday, I returned to the Oxford for a screening of the 1961 classic, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. This time I also remembered to take some pictures.

The Oxford Theatre, Quinpool Road, Halifax

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My Movieful Weekend: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

I spent this weekend in the beautiful city of Halifax watching movies. Yes, those readers from fair Halifax may judge me for that as it was a mostly sunny, hot weekend where outdoor and beach activities would be high on most people’s agendas. But that’s when I love most the air-conditioned comfort of a good movie. Besides, as you read on you’ll realize Halifax offers a fantastic opportunity to combine these simple pleasures – movies outdoors. The range of movies included in my movieful weekend is quite diverse covers a span of 50 years of film-making. I couldn’t fit everything in nice and neatly in one post, so I’m going to post this in three parts over the next few days. You’ll just have to stay tuned… Continue reading

“Casablanca”: Bigger & Better Than Ever!

How old do I sound if I start off by saying they don’t make ‘em like they used to?

I’ve seen a lot of movies in my 38 years (I mean, a LOT of movies) and I have to say that “Casablanca” is perhaps my all-time favourite. I know that’s a BIG statement – it’s hard to pinpoint a favourite movie of all-time –  sort of like choosing an all-time favourite dessert. But “Casablanca” is mine and despite being 70 years old, snappy dialogue and intriguing characters never go out of style. I didn’t grow up in a place where we had routine access to independent theatres playing classics on the big screen, therefore my previous exposure to “Casablanca” had been alone in front of my TV.

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