Tuesday 15 February 2011

Classic Movie Answers

Classic Movie Answers is a new blog dedicated to answering all kinds of questions about the classic films we love.

How old was Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz? Which actor said, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"? Is The Godfather based on a book? Check in regularly for facts, trivia, questions and answers on the all-time classic movies from Hollywood, Britain and beyond.

Thursday 10 February 2011

New blog for writing tips, freelance advice

The Good Writing Blog provides "freelance advice and writing tips from a good writer who aspires to greatness." Click here for good writing tips and advice.

My top picks so far:

What is a public notary?

A public notary is given the authority to act as an official witness to important documents. If you need a notary to witness something such as a permission or consent form, read this tutorial to find out more: How to write a notarized letter or statement.

Benefits of Good Translation

You can't afford to cut corners when it comes to translation: Communication matters. In a series of translation articles on Suite101, find out the marketing benefits of translation for your niche business, and discover the value of hiring a professional translator.

Companies in North America need to be wary of language restrictions and laws, especially when trading with Canada. For some important information on the subject, see Language and Bilingual Laws for Businesses in the US and Canada.

Ricky Gervais will play Mole

Ricky Gervais seems to be a bit of a love-hate figure, doesn't he? The British comedian has now been cast as the voice of Mr Mole in the upcoming movie adaptation of The Wind in the Willows (2012). Definitely a role that requires a bit of loveability.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Latest Film Reviews

I've loved the books of Roald Dahl ever since I read classics like George's Marvellous Medicine, The Twits and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a youngster. There have been a handful of movie adaptations of his stories, too. For a rundown, check out Roald Dahl Movies on DVD & Blu-ray.

Other recent reviews include two Christmas movies: A Christmas Carol (1984): Movie Review and Santa Claus: The Movie (1985): Film Review.

Finally, TCM has a great DVD set for anyone looking for an introduction to Hammer horror. For details of the collection, see TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Hammer Horror: DVD Review.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Elgin Theatre, Toronto

I've only been out east for just over a year, and I'd never heard of the Elgin Theatre and Winter Garden in Toronto until yesterday. It looks like a fabulous piece of architecture, though--on my must-see list for next time I travel up to the big TO. Read more at Suite101: Elgin Theatre, Toronto: History, Shows and Visitor Info