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Song of the Moment: On My Block (Instrumental)

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So, to kick off a new feature on the Canasian & Friends blog, here’s a fresh summertime beat that takes you back to back in the day. It’s just a looped beat but man, I could sit outside with some lemonade and just enjoy the day, maybe shoot some hoops. It’s nostalgic and ephemeral.

On My Block – Scarface (Instrumental)

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July 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Stuff You Should Watch: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Webisodes)

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Doogie Howser just got a whole load scarier. And awesomer.

Update!: Watch it all right here right now!

That’s Neil Patrick Harris dressed up as a mad scientist supervillain singing a song in a Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Serenity and the upcoming FOX series Dollhouse) written and directed free web series. Did I just die and go to nerd heaven? I think I did. If you’re not already there now (the website, not nerd heaven), you should watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and then come back and read why you did what you just did.

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July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

Culture Watch: Fail

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If you’re one of those people who surfs the internet solely for the purpose for checking your ‘electronic mail’ and looking up the weather, then you are probably unfamiliar with the web fascination/amusement with FAIL. And if you’re going to spend much time here on the internet, you may as well get to know it a little better.

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July 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army of Awesomeness that is Awesome

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Looks like a photo from my family reunion. I would be the squinty one.

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, this blogger has not yet had the opportunity to see Pan’s Labyrinth (aka Guillermo Del Toro finally becomes liked by people other than complete nerds). That being said, onto the review.

I am a child of the eighties. And early nineties. That means Ninja Turtles, Fraggle Rock, He-Man, Really Bad He Man Movie, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Dino Riders (oh for the love, Dino Riders!), Never Ending Story, Willow, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and David Bowie creeping the living bejeebers out of me in Labyrinth. I am a child of the era of pure imagination. This was before the airwaves were desecrated by reality TV and other programming that catered to the lowest common denominator. This was a time where we didn’t need drugs as kids because all the people making TV and Movies were taking them for us.

This is what Hellboy was like.

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July 14, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Culture Watch: Il Doppio Flauto (The Double Flute)

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In an effort to provide our readers with exciting cultural tidbits to make them more well rounded. I’ve started a new feature called Culture Watch. And here’s the first installment. Enjoy.

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January 26, 2008 at 1:14 am

Review: In The Name of the King, or “Jason Statham Got to Get Paid, Son.” (Or more “Boll Crap”)

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'So Claire, have you made anything since Meet Joe Black?'

Newer Update: The numbers are in, ITNOTK:ADST (That’s awesome. That’s like 10 words in the title) made 3 mil opening weekend, and Fox finally admits how bad of a director Uwe Boll is. Now, now, I can rest in peace.

Update: /Film is reporting that In the Name of the King opened up with $950k on opening day, and is headed for a $2.1m opening weekend.

There are some people which are far more courageous than I, and one of those is our very own intrepid J-RAD, who braved his way the theatre to slog through Uwe Boll’s latest star-studded craptravaganza, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Seige Tale. Here it goes:

With critical acclaims going to comedies like “Juno” and “Superbad,” I’d like to highlight another film that is easily this year’s unexpected comedy breakthrough: “In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.” Unfortunately for director Uwe Boll, it’s supposed to be an Action/Adventure/Fantasy flick — herein lies the humor. The film’s protagonist (who is a farmer) is unimaginatively named Farmer; the outright theft of shots from the Lord of the Rings trilogy begs one to wonder if Uwe Boll actually storyboarded anything, or if he just referred to one seriously worn-out copy of Jackson’s opus; and the film’s dialogue seems to have been randomly typed by a group of one-armed kinkajous with Tourette’s Syndrome that had been sniffing drain cleaner.

But I digress.

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January 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Stuff you should watch: Burn Notice (USA)

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Feel the Burn...

Update: Season Two and the entire First season has been put online for your very own viewing pleasure. Check it out here.

I really didn’t pay it much heed last summer when it premiered, but it’s like an iPod; one of those things that nags at you until you finally jump in with the rest of the crowd, but when you’re in, it’s awesome. That’s how USA’s summer series Burn Notice rolls.

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January 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm