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Yesterday between free time I watched two films. And since I’m getting sick (thanks to the super cold weather) chances are I’ll spend time in bed watching some more.

If you’re the lazy type who thinks English is the only language in the world, don’t even bother! One film is in Korean, and the other one in Norwegian/German so you need to read subtitles.

Unless you’re an awesome polyglot. 

THE MAN FROM NOWHERE

The 2010 Korean blockbuster and award winning Ajusshi (international title: The Man From Nowhere) is a dark, violent and thrilling film that, maybe unexpectedly, contains a big amount of heart and sincerity.

The film is definitely not for the faint of heart. It has a dark, grimy, seedy backdrop of the drug and human organs trade in Asia.

The rage and vengeance that grows in the main character, adds even more to that foreboding and often bloody atmosphere.

But that’s what makes the unexpected heart and sincerity all the more, well, unexpected.

This is probably the only movie I’ve seen in Rotten Tomatoes with a 100% score.

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THE 12TH MAN

Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia.

It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months, and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive.

This was a GREAT movie about actual WWII events, but even better was watching a no Hollywood cast playing the roles. 

This was a great reminder of the bravery of the citizens on those occupied countries, against the Nazis.

Well acted, and the location filming was outstanding.

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Canadian photographer Jess Bell has a flair for capturing unique and artistic images of animals in action.

He recently organised some of his very talented dog-owning friends (and their exceptional pups of course) to participate in coloured powder photo shoots. The results are bright, crisp and dynamic! 

These crazy colours and dynamic swirls are captured in-camera in real time and on location. As a result, every single image is unique and highlights the amazing differences between how dogs of various breeds and body shapes move.

Rush | Border Collie

Nyero | Mudi

Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

Gnash | Malinois

Lyric | German Coolie

Style | Border Collie

True | Australian Shepherd

Lottie | Border Collie

These photos highlight how hard our dogs work for us when asked, and frequently for nothing more than the toss of a toy or a dried biscuit. However, for them is pure joy to run freely or catch a disc.

Amazing dogs, vibrant colours, excellent shots!

Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element was released more than two decades ago and is still considered one of the most iconic sci-fi films ever made.

For fans of the cult film, there’s one scene that’s bound to stick out in your mind, the Diva Dance.

Performed by an extravagant alien opera singer called Diva Plavalaguna, the blue-skinned, tentacle-headed character wows an audience with her impressive vocal range and otherworldly dance moves. In homage to the iconic scene, Chinese opera singer Jane Zhang sang her own rendition of the song, complete with a full orchestra.

The original Diva Dance was performed by Albanian opera singer Inva Mula-Tchako.

According to movie trivia, the film’s composer Eric Serra designed the futuristic pop-opera to be technically impossible for a human to hit some of the high notes so quickly after another. Therefore, Mula-Tchako had to sing the notes individually so that they could then be arranged digitally.

However, this didn’t stop Zhang from taking on the challenge, who hit every note perfectly without the help of any computer editing, mastering the seemingly impossible.

Absolute GLORIOUS!

When Cardi B is a voice of reason against you, you should know you’re a total fuck up (talking to you, individual one).

I’m not a fan of her, and she may not be the most eloquent, but she doesn’t seem like a selfish human and makes sense every now and then.

It has been impossible to ignore the fact that the American government has been shut down for nearly a month. Add onto that the fact that Britain is starting to face the reality of the impending Brexit withdrawal from the EU in March.

Two words: DRAMA QUEENS! 

Meanwhile, in Canada, things are pretty chill as usual, and proud Canadians are expressing their love for our wonderful Nation.

Hopefully the issues in the States and Britain will be solved soon.

In the meantime, we Canadians can hold our head high and keep being the amazing society we are!

It’s off to Europe and a date with Mysterio in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, which has arrived at last!

Not bad at all! But don’t get fooled by the trailer.

Mysterio is a master of illusion and one iconic villain.

Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government’s partial shutdown.

Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton’s control centre took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska.

Other facilities across Canada decided to join in, and the idea snowballed.

“The next thing we knew, our members were buying pizzas left, right and center for the colleagues in the US,” Duffey said. “As it stands right now, I believe we’re up to 36 facilities that have received pizza from Canada, and that number is growing by the hour.”

Because sometimes solidarity comes with a soft crust and a layer of melted cheese.