Author: Ada Wong

Paris vs New York: Martin Scorsese

Let’s continue our look at the interesting subject found in many coffee table books, Sunday brunch debates, and traveler discussions – Paris vs. New York. Both cities have plenty of action, excitement, and allure, and what better way to capture all that than in movies. But which city wins? A number of filmmakers, actors, and writers have tackled both of these cities, let’s see how they stack up … Part 2 of Paris vs New York: Martin Scorsese Aside from having some of the greatest eyebrows since Groucho Marx, Martin Scorsese is also an Academy Award winning director and...

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What movies have taught me: monkeys make great sidekicks!

When it comes to a great animal sidekick, there’s a one in a zillion chance you’ll wind up with a smart-mouthed Donkey or an Empire-fighting Wookiee like Chewbacca. Overall, the movies have taught us that monkeys make the best sidekicks! These mischievous simians are smart, resourceful, and playful, a terrific addition to anyone’s circle of friends. Here are a few big screen favourites: Crystal the monkey from The Hangover Part II didn’t actually have a name in the movie, but that didn’t stop her from being the most memorable member of the Wolf Pack and stealing every scene she...

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What movies have taught me: it’s not safe to shower alone

The phrase “shower scene” is synonymous with Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but the movies have taught me that there are many things to fear while in the shower — not just a (spoiler alert!) cross-dressing psychopath wielding a knife. This is a short list of other things to look out for the next time you’re lathering up…   Your obsessive stalker Fatal Attraction (1987) centres around Dan Gallagher, a lawyer and family man who has an affair with the wrong woman. Alex Forrest will stop at nothing to gain Dan’s affections, in order to get him to see her, Alex...

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Paris vs New York: Audrey Hepburn

It’s the subject of coffee table books, Sunday brunch debates, and traveler discussions. When we think of action, excitement, and allure, Paris or New York City usually comes to mind, and it would appear that the movies think so too. But which is it? A number of filmmakers, actors, and writers have tackled both of these cities, let’s see how they stack up… Part 1 of Paris vs New York: Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn is a famed actress, relentless philanthropist, and timeless icon of style and sophistication. We look to her for cues on fashion, poise, and charm. Needless...

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