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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.

DualDisc – new audio/DVD disc

Announced in Summer, 2003, DualDisc is yet another a/v format, and delivers CD audio on one side, and a DVD on the other. Beginning in February, 2005, many titles, some old, some new, will be available on DualDisc for the first time, with bonus material on the DVD-side. However, the creators of the CD and DVD standard specifications won’t allow ... Read More »

Judas Priest – Angel of Retribution

Angel of Retribution, in stores March 1, 2005, is the 16th studio album by Judas Priest in 28 years and features the return of original vocalist Rob Halford, last heard on 1990’s Painkiller. Read More »

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby 5/5 Clint Eastwood plays Frankie Dunn, who together with Morgan Freeman (Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris), work at Frankie’s boxing gym. They’ve known each other for almost 40 years, having met when Eddie was a boxer and Frankie was a ring-side medic-type. One day, Frankie is approached by Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), an enthusiastic but woefully unskilled amateur boxer, ... Read More »

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda 4/5 This is the story of how house manager Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, managed to shelter hundreds of Tutsi Rwandans from the unimaginable massacre at the hands of the Hutus, in 1994. Married to a Tutsi, Paul and many people didn’t care at all about what tribe a fellow Rwandan belonged to. In one scene, he ... Read More »

DVD: Al Di Meola – One of These Nights

Al Di Meola – One of These Nights Long regarded as one of the world’s finest guitar players, jazz virtuoso Al Di Meola is now entering his 31st year as a recording artist and his new DVD, One of These Nights, is his first full-length concert DVD. Recorded May 17, 2004 at Scala, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, the DVD features 11 ... Read More »

Elektra

This film will have to sell itself based on its previews because it can’t be sold by word of mouth. Read More »

Turn It On Again – Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins & Genesis

Billed as the first book to cover the complete history of Genesis, Thompson’s book is probably the most comprehensive. Read More »

DVD: Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead 4/5 A group of mostly strangers end up hiding out in a shopping mall, amidst a massive outbreak of something that causes people to turn into zombies. At first, there are only dozens of zombies, but soon they horde around the mall in the thousands. Across the street from the mall, on the roof of a ... Read More »

DVD: The Fog of War

I found only one other review of this film here, so here's another one. Read More »

The Aviator

The Aviator 4/5 Chronicling the most passionate side of the mentally disturbed businessman, Howard Hughes, The Aviator, focuses on his innovations and business developments as he becomes a powerful aviation impresario, couched with his lapses of mental anguish and its peculiarities. At the beginning, we see a young boy who looks too old to be bathed by his mother, but ... Read More »