- Vancouver, British Columbia - It is somewhat incredible how quickly the American political climate has grown toxic after all of the hope and optimism that marked the 2008 Presidential election with Barack Obama rising to the top in victory over John McCain. It would seem as if we're living in two polar opposite worlds. George Clooney's latest film, The Ides of March was delayed several years in light of the previous political optimism, but today, it feels much more relevant. And while I was eager to check out this film, a part of me wasn't so thrilled since yours truly is already more than pessimistic about how the political process works in America today, thus there is hardly a need for more convincing about how corrupt political figures can be.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - When I was about fourteen years old or so, I was in Oregon, visiting my cousins and watching one of their varsity basketball games. One of his friends began talking to my brothers and I and found out that we were from Canada, then the conversation veered towards sports and he asked what my favourite sport was. I proclaimed that it was ice hockey to which he replied, "God, I can't stand ice hockey....it's so slow." Not being familiar with this being a criticism of hockey, I retorted and demanded to know which sport he preferred. His response was silencing. Baseball. I've always enjoyed playing baseball, but watching it on the television has often been torturous, as the game is so damn slow. Attending the games live can be entertaining due to the company and the atmosphere, but watching a regular season game on the tele is enough to put me to sleep. Thus when I found out that Brad Pitt was starring in a new baseball flick, Moneyball, I wasn't sure what to expect as I had largely dismissed most baseball movies since having to endure Angels in the Outfield as a child.