Sunday, August 30, 2009

Deportation of Criminals in Canada

In yet another example of how this country is more worried about being politically correct and doesn't care about the average person a convicted drug trafficker who was ordered deported in 2004 has been granted yet another stay from a federal judge.

What is it going to take to have these criminals deported quickly and permanently, I am guessing if this judge's daughter or son became addicted to crack cocaine or crystal meth from drugs provide from an immigrant his tone would change. How many changes do we give these people or do we simply say well in "their culture" drug dealing is an accepted practice and like "honor killings" we should be more tolerant.

I know if I was a convicted drug dealer in Vietnam in 2004 I would not be fighting deportation to Canada in 2009, my bones would be de-composing in the ground or I would be rotting in a Vietnamese jail.

Yes, yes know we are suppose to be a more civilized and tolerant country but tolerance only should go so far and when the welfare of good and honest "Canadians" is being threaten by drug dealing immigrants who are members of street gangs then maybe we need to stand up and say something.


Monday, August 24, 2009

TADD Day 1 Black Dynamite

Day 1 consisted of 1 movie "Black Dynamite" which was a spoof on the blacksploitation films of the 70's such as Black Belt Jones and Foxy Brown.

First there was the Canadian Short Captain Coulier (Space Explorer) and I tried to find a link to the short film but was not able. It was directed by Lyndon Casey and was a Canadian take on the Star Trek TV shows. It was able to blend a number of the shows into what can only be described as a short with a Canadian flavor but keeping with the dry wit of the Star Trek franchise, I was entertained which is what I expect from a short film.

Then on to the feature Black Dynamite. The movie was co-written and starred Michael Jai White who was the star of the ill fated Spawn movie. The movie appeared to be set in the 70's and like most blackspoitation films centered around revenge, kung fu and chicks. Black Dynamite's kid brother is murdered and this brings Black Dynamite back into the action to solve his brothers death. Was a he a drug dealer as the cops say and murdered over a drug deal gone bad or is there more here than meets the eye and what role does the social worker have in the whole scheme. The movie never tried to take itself seriously and from the Chili & Donuts stands to the hilarious scene where the black hero's figure out the "master plan" of the enemy the movie moves with a great pace. From car chases with 70's footage cut in to the Chinese to a showdown in the Whitehouse with Tricky Dick this movie never lacks for laughs and action.

I loved the action scenes and there were a number of cameo's from the likes of Arsenio Hall to a Captain Kangaroo look alike. The movie was allot of fun and for an opening night gala really set the tone for the festival. Michael Jai White, besides being a great action and comedic actor has a future as a screen writer. This movie would appeal to most movie goers but unfortunately will never see a wide release. If your looking for a fun movie then check it out.

The link for the preview is and it is worth checking out.


Toronto After Dark Day 1 TADD pre-movies

OK I know the festival is over but am going to post what I think are the best movies what I thought of the movies etc. I will also be posting links to the movie previews for the movie I review.

First a little background, TADD is in its 4th year and this year I went with my daughter and we stayed at a great Hostel called Clarence Castle. The opening night we met a couple of people from Toronto Andy and Ryan who had both attended the festival before. TADD shows, horror, sci-fi and action films as well as Asian films. These are smaller movies that would not normally get wide releases.

Andy was a great help in picking the correct seats for the movies as he had been to the Bloor Cinema before. The theatre looked to be built in the 20's with a main floor and 2 balconies, the main floor did not have much of a slope as Andy had mentioned and the best seats in his opinion were the first row in the first balcony. This gave us a nice view and no one in front of us and plenty of leg room.

Adam Lopez the festival director gave a little speech before the first movie and you could tell he was not only excited but also very much a movie lover. There would be a Canadian short film before each feature movie which I was looking forward to.

OK on the first movie and my first review but I leave you with a believe that as long as people attend movie festival like the TADD then genre movies will never die.


first blog

This will be my first blog entry and hopefully the first of many. I am just experimentin g with blogs to start