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Almost weekly, Triniman catches new movies, and adds one or two CDs to his collection. Due to time constraints, he blogs about only 5% of the CDs, books and DVDs that he purchases. Holed up in the geographic centre of North America, the cultural mecca of Canada, and the sunniest city north of the 49th, Winnipeg, Triniman blogs a bit when he's not swatting mosquitoes, shoveling snow or golfing.

film – The Interpreter

The film is not succint enough to make for a delicious thriller. It doesn't give you a good aha moment where it all falls into place. You don't get a chance to try to solve the mystery on your own like you do in other films. There are moments of tension, but they don't make up for the poor script. Read More »

The Weekly Music Magazine CD Sampler Review

Magnet is a US bi-monthly magazine that goes out of its way to cover up and coming alt bands that are percolating below the mainstream. It has a lot of credibility with me. Now in its 65th issue and 37th sampler CD, Magnet's CDs cover fewer known artists than CMJ New Music Monthly, save for regional success stories. Read More »

The next James Bond – Daniel Craig?

Speculation is forming that Brit Daniel Craig, 37, is the new James Bond, having beat out Clive Owen. Apparently, Pierce Brosnan was dumped after demanding US $42 million for the next Bond flick. Read More »

The Weekly Music Magazine CD Sampler Review

Paste is a fairly new US bi-monthly magazine that also covers music, concerts, film, DVDs, and books of new releases. They tend to focus on current pop and roots artists, both major artists and indie. of the past rather than the hot new artists of today. This issue has Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberest on the cover. The sampler CDs tend to have a laid-back feel to them. You will not hear nu-metal, rock, punk or hip-hop to any great degree, but singer-songwriters abound. Read More »

film review – Sahara

Sahara is not in the same league as the Indiana Jones movies but if you are looking for an easy to digest Hollywood adventure movie, this is the mush they're serving up this week. Read More »

The Weekly Music Magazine CD Sampler Review

Uncut is a monthly British magazine that covers music, film, DVDs both new and re-releases, and books that also cover these topics. They tend to focus on music stars of the past rather than the hot new artists of today. This issue has Queen on the cover. The sampler CDs tend to have a laid-back feel to them. You will not hear nu-metal, rock, punk or hip-hop to any great degree, but singer-songwriters abound. Read More »

Neil Young cancels Juno Awards appearance

I can't think to too many musicians who have been as respected, as prolific and most importantly, as relevant for as long as Neil Young. He has a lot of contemporaries but no one would describe Young as a dinosaur or a hasbeen. Read More »

film – Frank Miller’s Sin City

Frank Miller’s Sin City 5/5 Dripping with a dark, gritty, sleazy and ultra-violent style, Sin City is a graphic novel adaptation that suceeds with its three stories that end up interwining. Mickey Rourke looks like a cross between Kurt Douglas and Flattop from the Dick Tracy movie, with his elongated chin and scared, beaten up face. There’s a killer on ... Read More »

The Pope should retire when…

Pope John Paul II won’t step down until he has died. Or, so he says. Fine. But they should have a policy in place to force Popes to retire when they become far less effective, due to a decline in health. Some will say that this Pope is a huge inspiration since he soldiers on and clearly tries to give ... Read More »

died – Paul Hester of Crowded House fame

Drummer Paul Hester of Crowded House fame, died on Saturday, March 26, 2005, after hanging himself from a tree in Melbourne’s Elsternwick Park, in Australia, at the age of 46. He was declared dead at 1:20 p.m. after attempts to revive him failed. Hester’s love life was apparently in turmoil after splitting with the mother of his two daughters, and ... Read More »