Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Free Kashi Bar

The Kashi Cardboard Challenge is back, now with four different types of Kashi bars to choose from! Kashi has rolled out several new bars from when they first launched so now you can pick one of Kashi Crunchy, Chewy, Fruit & Grain or Soft-baked as a sample. After you have tried it, if you don't like it, the guy in the ad will eat a cardboard box! I personally think Kashi bars are pretty delicious but see for yourself. Order your free sample here.

The Debt - Movie Review

The Debt follows three Mossad agents who have captured a doctor who has performed many terrible experiments on people in the camps during the Cold War. The doctor (Jesper Christensen) is working in East Berlin as a gynecologist so the agents must devise to plan to get to him. Rachel (Jessica Chastain) is on her first mission, along with David (Sam Worthington) and Stefan (Marton Csokas), all who have survived the Holocaust with tragic pasts.

Fast forward thirty-one years, where the three are heros in Isreal. Rachel (Helen Mirren) has married Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) and they have a daughter who has written a book about her parents mission. When David (Ciaran Hinds) suddenly appears after taking off to travel, things get uncovered about what really happened so many years ago.

The movie was a little confusing when it first started, jumping between the past and present, but after you get a foothold on what is going on, it's quite a gripping tale. You begin to feel the desperation of the three agents to capture and expose the horrible acts the war criminal has committed. The doctor has good beside manners but when his cover slips away, you see how truly evil he is and he knows which buttons to press to really get to his captors. There are some intensely graphic death scenes, so cover your eyes if you're squeamish!

The Debt comes out in theatres this Wednesday, August 31.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Colombiana - Movie Review

Colombiana starts off with 10-year-old Cataleya (Amandla Stenberg) witnessing her parents being murdered by Colombian gang leader Don Luis (Beto Benites). She escapes his men and goes to the U.S. Embassy where she hands over a vital memory disk that her father gave her as her passport out of Colombia. She runs off to find her uncle (Cliff Curtis), and from then on, vows to get vengeance on her parents killers.

15 years later, Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) has become an expert assassin, working for her uncle as well as tracking down all the members of Luis' gang on the side and killing them one by one. Things get complicated when the CIA gets involved, and her booty call Danny (Michael Vartan) accidentally gets a picture of her leaked.

Colombiana was really intense and it was just non-stop action. There are some amazing action and escape sequences that have you at the edge of your seat. Zoe Saldana plays the role of Cataleya perfectly, as an elusive killer who has built walls around herself. It's nice to see women in these powerful roles but Zoe Saldana is so wispy thin! I definitely recommend watching this movie, it's one of the better action movies I have seen in a while.

Colombiana is out in theatres everywhere now.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Free Kinder Surprise - August 29

Keep your eye out on the Kinder Surprise Canada Facebook page because sometime tomorrow, they will be giving out 5000 free Kinder Surprise to their Facebook fans! I have always loved Kinder Surprise, not for the chocolate, but for the toy inside! Call me a big kid, but it was always fun to discover which toy you get and to build it. And nothing beats a free Kinder Surprise! Pencil it into your calendar because it's probably going to go fast!

FreshAirCinema with Free Popcorn @ Robson Square - August 29 (Lower Mainland Only)

Indulge Living is celebrating their one year anniversary by hosting a FreshAirCinema event this Monday, August 29th. The movie playing tomorrow night is Finding Nemo and will start at 8:30pm at Robson Square. This is a free event, so get there early to get yourself a good spot. Remember to bring a jacket or a blanket because it can get quite chilly after dark. As an extra special treat, there will be free Kernels popcorn for those who print out a voucher on the Indulge Living site. Go here to claim your free popcorn voucher and to find out more details about the event.

Contest: Win Spy Kids Series or Hoodwinked Too! on Blu-Ray/DVD

My Organized Chaos is holding a contest for the complete set of Spy Kids movies on Blu-Ray! There are 3 movies out on Blu-Ray now, with the 4th in theatres. This is a great series for kids so would be a great prize for fans! Check out her blog and enter the contest over here.

There is also a contest for Hoodwinked Too! Hood Versus Evil on DVD and the soundtrack of the film up for grabs! Some pretty awesome contests eh? To win this, head on over here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Drop Your Pants for Free Pair of Khakis

Roots is holding a special event tomorrow, August 27, where men can drop your old pair of pants at the live window event and you will walk away with a free pair of Dockers Men's Alpha Khakis! This is happening from 12-4 pm in the afternoon in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Pants will go to Goodwill. For more information on this event, check out the Roots website.

Free Quatchi Plush and Coin Purse (Aug 26-28) - Lower Mainland Only

This weekend is a double freebie at the Olympic Merchandise warehouse! Get your hands on a free 13.5 inch loveable plush Quatchi mascot and and Olympic themed coin purse! As always, this offer is limited to one per person and while quantities last. If you receive the newsletters, there is a short survey you can fill out to receive another cute coin purse or an embroidered Olympic mascot luggage tag!

The Burnaby location is at 6741 Cariboo Rd. For more information on the warehouse location, hours and other things on sale, check out their website.

Our Idiot Brother - Movie Review

Paul Rudd stars in this independent film about a dysfunctional family with a star studded cast. Ned Rochlin (Rudd) is a laidback guy who lives a simple life. After selling weed to a policeman (in uniform), he gets put in jail. When he gets out, he drifts through his three sister's homes (Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks) and wreaks havoc in all their lives.

Our Idiot Brother was a light and enjoyable movie. Ned is dumbed down a lot, which is explained by his philosophy of giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. You can't help but laugh as he goes from sister to sister and unintentionally reveals things about themselves and their family that they didn't know was happening themselves. The movie never really takes off though, and the ending was a little silly. It's a nice indie film to see!

Our Idiot Brother comes out in theatres today, August 26th.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bad Meets Evil - Lighters ft. Bruno Mars Music Video

Bad Meets Evil's newest music video came out a few days ago and I just can't stop listening to the song! I love Eminem and Bruno Mars! I guess Royce da 5'9" ain't bad either. What's your favorite song at the moment?

Friday, August 19, 2011

GIVEAWAY: $70 in Gift Cards! (Ends 09/25)

Here's a easy contest for you! I'm currently entered into a local contest and I need your help to win!

If I win, I will give away $70 in gift cards!
1st place - $40 iTunes gift card
2nd place - $20 La Senza gift card
3rd place - $10 Burger King gift card

If I win, you win too!


1. Register for an account at and wait for the verification email.

2. Once verified, vote for by Seapotato (vote button is under video by # of votes)

3. Please leave a comment with your vote number.

The verification email might take a while to arrive (it's different everytime it seems!) and sometimes does not get sent. In this case you need to email them in the Contact Us section so they can delete your registration and you can try again.

This contest is open worldwide but I believe the gift cards are only valid in Canada. Ends September 25, 2011 at 11:59pm PST.

HP TouchPad Major Price Drop!

HP has dropped the prices on their Touchpad tablets that just came out a few months ago. Originally $399.99 for the 16GB and $499.99 for the 32GB both with Wi-Fi, the prices has now been slashed down to only a mere $99.99 for the 16GB and $149.99 for the 32GB. That's a pretty astounding price drop, considering the Touchpad has only been out on the market for a little over a month! This price change comes on the heels of HP announcing they will not be continuing their webOS devices (phones and the TouchPad). So check out your local Best Buy, Futureshop, and Staples to snag yours now. You better run to the store too, as these are flying off the shelves!!

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival - Aug 20

The annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival is happening this Saturday, August 20th at Steveston Village in Richmond. There wil be dragon boat racing happening all day, as well as food stands and entertainment. The admission is free. For more information about this event, check out their website here.

Conan the Barbarian - Movie Review

Conan the Barbarian is another remake out in theatres this summer, based on the original movie from 1982. Jason Momoa fills Arnold Schwarzenegger's shoes as Conan. When he was a boy, Conan's father was murdered and his village destroyed by Khalar Zym, on a quest to reunite the scattered pieces of the Mask of Acheron, a powerful object that would make him a God. Conan makes it his quest to find the man responsible for killing his father and on the way must save Tamara (Rachel Nichols), a "pure blood" descendant of the sorcerers whose blood would awaken the Mask of Acheron. Rose McGowan plays Marique, the witch daughter of Khalar Zym.

There is not too much of story to Conan, except that he fights and kills without much differentiating between the good and bad guys. There is plenty of blood splattering and it gets pretty graphic, especially in 3D, so this movie is not for the faint of heart. The sweeping CGI landscapes are beautiful but that's pretty much all I have to say for this movie. Even Momoa makes for a really creepy looking Conan. I almost prefer Schwarzengger instead.

Conan the Barbarian hits theatres everywhere today.

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2011

The Zombie Walk is happening again in Vancouver this Saturday, August 20th! Participants will meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 4pm and the walk will start at 4:30. This is a fun event to go to or participate in, similar to the Thrill The World Event that happens annually. Remember to bring your cameras! Check out the Facebook Page for more information and the walk route.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Playstation 3 Price Drop

Following suit of Nintendo's price drop of the 3DS, Sony has dropped the price of the Playstation 3 by $50. The 160GB now goes for $249.99, $299.99 for the 320GB and $349.99 for the Move bundle.

The Fair at the PNE is coming!

You know summer is coming to an end when you hear that the Fair at the PNE is back. I love going to the fair and I look forward to it every year! The Superdogs, the games, the concerts, the marketplace, the food! What's not to love?

PNE gate passes are $20 this year and Playland ride passes are $42.75. Remember you can purchase your tickets online and save some money! This year they are also offering free admission to children aged 13 and under when accompanied by a paying adult 21 years or older. You can bring a max of five children along per paying adult! Sounds like a deal to me! If you want to save even more money, there will be free PNE gate admission offered from 9am to 12pm on Monday, August 22. Usually this happens on opening day, but they changed it up this year.

Don't you feel excited already? The fair is coming THIS WEEKEND! It will run from August 20 to September 5th, 2011. I'll see you there!

Fright Night - Movie Review

Fright Night is the latest 3D horror film coming to theatres this year, a remake of the 1985 movie of the same name. High school student Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) thinks his new neighbor, Jerry (Colin Farrell) is a vampire after several students in his class start disappearing. He decides to investigate and breaks into Jerry's house. Desperate to kill off Jerry and stop him from hurting anyone else, Charley goes to Peter Vincent (David Tennant), the famous vampire expert on the Las Vegas strip.

The plot is quite predictable, and makes for a slightly entertaining horror movie. While I'm not really a fan of watching horror films on the big screen, I didn't think this one was too bad. The 3D effects were terrible though. Everything was so dark and blurry, it was so terrible and you leave the theatre with strained eyes. Colin Farrell makes a pretty creepy vampire, though when the characters actually turn into vampires, it's pretty ugly. I say save your money (and your eyes) and just watch this in 2D. This is a good little thriller for fans of the original Fright Night movie.

Fright Night comes out in theatres this Friday, August 19th.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

P&G Brandsampler for Costco Members

P&G is offering a brandsampler pack for Costco members! Similar to the one I posted about earlier, this one is only for Costco card holder and asks for your membership card number when you sign up. Brandsampler is a great way to try new and different products out on the market now. Check it out here!

Free Bag of Ruffles Chips

Who doesn't love a free bag of chips? Well you're in luck! Head on over to Ruffle Canada's Facebook Page and click "Like". Go over to the Man Cave tab and fill in your information! You will be sent a free bag of Ruffle's new chip flavour, Spicy Ketchup! Yum yum!

Theatre Under the Stars

I was very lucky to receive a pair of passes to Theatre Under the Stars from Visitor's Choice. Theatre Under the Stars happens every summer at the Malkin Bowl Theatre in Stanley Park. This outdoor theatre is a great place to enjoy the summer nights! Anything Goes was on last night, a musical about the people on board the S.S. American that is sailing from New York to England. Billy Crocker has followed his love, debutant Hope Harcourt, onboard the ship to convince her to marry him instead of her finance, the wealthy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Meanwhile, gangster Moonface Martin is trying to stay hidden, Billy is trying to avoid his boss Elisha Witney, and Billy's friend Reno is trying to find love.

It was definitely a lot of fun and the music and dance sequences were great. It was funny and entertaining and a great family outing. Remember to bring a jacket or a blanket as it get chilly after dark! Anything Goes and Bye Bye Birdie are the two musicals this summer, the two playing on alternating nights. Theatre Under the Stars wraps up August 20th so hurry if you want to catch a show this year!

For more information about Theatre Under the Stars, check out their website here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Free Projector Watch With Kid's Cut @ Magicuts

Magicuts is offering a free projector watch with any kids cut while supplies last. The watch colours may vary. This is the perfect time to bring your kids for a cheap haircut before school starts up again!

Rio - DVD Review

Rio tells the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a blue macaw who lives in Minnesota with his companian, Linda (Leslie Mann). This is the only life he knows, as he was snatched up by exoctic bird smugglers when he was just a little baby. One day, Brazilian ornithologist Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) comes to take him back to Rio de Janeiro to mate with another blu macaw, as they are the last of their kind and must save the species. There Blu meets Jewel (Anne Hathaway), whose only goal is to escape the man-made cage. When the two are stolen, they are chained together and they must work together to find their freedom, which proves difficult as Blu has never learned to fly. Nigel, a cockatoo who works for the bird smugglers is after them but they get help from friends Rafael (George Lopez), Nico (Jamie Foxx) and Pedro (

Rio is a great family friendly movie that an all age audience will enjoy. It's a very colourful movie with all the different exotic birds in the opening sequence and also very flamboyant, as the scenes in Rio take place as the carnival is happening. The voice cast is great and a perfect fit for the characters. The DVD special features include a deleted scene and a music video with Taio Cruz, as well as a jukebox that includes all the catchy songs from the movie so you can sing along or boogey around your house to it. There is also a special code to unlock 15 levels of Angry Birds Rio for your computer or mobile phone. The DVD and Blu-Ray is out in stores now!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kayaking in Deep Cove

I went to Deep Cove for some kayaking after work with a few friends to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. There were moon jellies in the water and we saw some harbour seals as well! The scenery was beautiful and we were able to watch the sun set as we paddled back. It was a perfect day for a 2 hour kayaking trip and a great way to end the week. I definitely will be going again soon!

Free Xbox 360 WUB HP Computer

In anticipation of back to school, Best Buy is offering a free Xbox 360 gaming console when you purchase any HP desktop computer or laptop over $699.99 in value. This offer is good for students only. It's a great offer if you are already planning to purchase a new computer! To take advantage of this offer, head on over to, add the Xbox 360 to your cart and enter the promo code STUDENT. You will have to verify your student status.

Price Drop for Nintendo 3DS

If you've been holding out on buying the newest Nintendo handheld console, here it is! There has been a price drop for the Nintendo 3DS, from $249.99 down to $169.99! There are currently 2 colors out on the market (Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue), with a 3rd one (Flame Red) due to come out early September. Some upcoming titles for the 3DS includes Super Mario 3d Land and Mario Kart 7, both of which I'm looking forward to because I love the Super Mario chain!

FREE Amazon Gift Cards - Swagbucks & Irazoo! It Works!

Swagbucks is an awesome search and win site where you can earn rewards FAST. It's easy to do and you get 30 swagbucks right away if you use the link below. So far I have cashed out for $350 gift cards. There are tons of prizes to choose from, like other gift cards, cards, comics, Wii and PS3 consoles, Nintendo DS, you name it! So many prizes to choose from!

All you have to do is search and you might be rewarded with points. The fastest way to earn is through swagcodes, that are released several times a day. You can find it through their blog, searchbar, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Also there are points for daily polls, checking out the survey link and the daily special offers link! Now they have also added SwagTV, where you watch videos and earn 3 swagbucks for every 10 videos you watch. As well, they have partnered up with all of those Groupon type deals, and if you buy a coupon, you are rewarded with Swagbucks!

Search & Win

Irazoo is another great search and win site that I've been using for even longer than Swagbucks. They recently changed it so that it's just like Swagbucks - you win points for searching, and there are also treasure codes. When you do a search, you can comment and rate a site for 10 points. There is a limit of 150 points a day.

Canadians are only allowed to redeem for gift cards, but if you live in the states, you have access to the other prizes as well, like gaming consoles, cameras, computers and other gift cards. I have already cashed out for $165 gift cards!

$5 Off The Fox and the Hound Blu-Ray/Combo Pack

Disney is re-releasing a 2 movie collectin of The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound II on DVD, Blu-Ray or DVD Combo Pack. Once again they are offering a coupon to save $5 when you purchase the Blu-Ray or the Combo Pack. Make sure to watch for deals as there are likely sales that you can combine your coupon with. The coupon is valid until August 14th, and you can print yours out here.

50th Anniversary Party @ Brentwood Town Centre (Aug 13)

Brentwood Town Centre is celebrating their 50th anniversary by holding a party this Saturday, August 13th. There will be free activities for everyone, including live music, cake, a scavenger hunt (with prizes!) and a Kid's Fun Zone. The party is happening from 10am to 5pm so go check it out!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Free Quatchi Plushie - Aug 13-14 (Lower Mainland Only)

This weekend's freebie is the small 7.5 inch Quatchi plushie. The offer is limited to one per person, while supplies last. Go grab on on Saturday or Sunday to build your Quatchi army!

The Burnaby location is at 6741 Cariboo Rd. For more information on the warehouse location, hours and other things on sale, check out their website.

The Devil's Double - Movie Review

The Devil's Double follows Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), who was forced to act as a body double for Uday Hussein, the sadistic psychopathic son of the Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein (Philip Quast). Latif is exposed to Uday's life of violence, sex and power. He gets fed up with it and looks for a way to get out without anyone getting hurt. Dominic Cooper does a fabulous job playing both roles. As Uday, he just becomes pure evil. On the other side, as Uday's doppelganger Latif, the good son who is only doing this to protect his family, you see the disgust with what he is being forced to do. The Devil's Double is captivating, and have you so entranced with what is going on. The most horrific thing of this movie is that it is all based on true events. Interspersed with scenes from history, you can only imagine how terrifying it was for Latif. It's worth watching.

The Devil's Double is now playing in select theatres.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

30 Minutes Or Less - Movie Review

30 Minutes or Less stars Jesse Eisenberg as a pizza delivery guy, Nick, who has to deliver pizzas in 30 minutes or less. He gets kidnapped and forced to rob a bank by buddies Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson), who have planned to assassinate Dwayne's dad to take his lottery winnings and use it to open up a tanning salon/brothel. They strap a bomb onto Nick and sends him on his way. Of course, Nick goes to his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) and enlists him to help with the bank heist. Things go awry when the hitman Dwayne has hired turn the tables on Dwayne when he doesn't get him money from Nick.

The movie was pretty straightforward and a little dull. I didn't think there was that much going on, even when there were action scenes. The whole idea of this movie is a little over the top (though apparently someone was forced to rob a bank before) and you go in to the theatre knowing it's going to be a bad movie. Aziz Ansari was pretty hilarious, though he did get more frantic as the movie progressed and he becomes a bit grating after a while. Eisenberg plays the slacker well but even he couldn't rescue this movie.

30 Minutes or Less comes out in theatres this Friday, August 12th.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Midway State Concert @ Robson Square

I made it down to Robson Square yesterday to check out The Midway State outdoor concert presented by Samsung Mobile. They were there to promote the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 and to have a little fun in the beautiful weather. There was also a contest going on where you could win your very own Galaxy Tab! If you recorded the song "Atlantic" and upload it through Samsung's website, you may have a chance to win!

I was also lucky enough to receive a backstage pass to meet the band and take some photos with them. I also saw the director of marketing for Samsung there, who I recognized from when we met during the Samsung Mob!lers program last year! It was a lot of fun. There should be more free outdoor concerts in Vancouver!

The Midway State is heading to Montreal August 11th for their last stop. Check it out!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Brandsampler is back!

P&G Brandsampler is back with new samples! It's a great way to try out P&G's new and current products for absolutely free! Mosey on over to the website and sign up today as the samples run out quickly!

The Midway State - Aug 9

Samsung is hosting a free concert at Robson Square on August 9th, featuring The Midway State. They will be performing live at Robson Square starting at 5:30. Make sure you bring your recording devices along as well because there is also a contest going on and the prize is the super smexy Samsung Galaxy 10.1 inch Tab!! Check out the details on Samsung's Facebook page.

50% off Any Product @ The Body Shop for Students

From August 8 to 15th, The Body Shop is offering 50% off any item in the store when you show your student ID. This offer excludes skin care kits, gifts and gift cards. You can still use your Love Your Body discount though. This is a pretty awesome deal to get you back into the back to school shopping spirit!

The Help - Movie Review

The Help is a film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name. The story centres around Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis), an African-American maid who has spent her whole life raising white children. Her best friend Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) is also a maid. They agree to tell their stories to Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone), a young white woman who has recently graduated from the University of Mississippi to find that her maid has been "fired" and dreams to be a writer. Aibileen and Minny meet up with Skeeter secretly every day to tell her what it is like to be a black maid in a in white household, the racism and insults they go through.

The Help was an amazing movie! Viola Davis did a brilliant job playing Aibileen, her eyes convey the pain and anger she feels from the abuse she receives from her white employers. She still loves all the white kids she has raised since she was 14, though she is feeling bitterness after her own son died. Octavia Spencer stole some of the scenes with her character Minny, she's sassy and you can't help but laugh out loud. Both actresses did an amazing job. The Help showcased not only the racial tensions between whites and blacks, but the different social circles that people of the same race place each other. I definitely recommend checking this movie out. I'm going to read the book next!

The Help comes out in theatres everywhere this Wednesday, August 10th.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Free Sample of Lady Speed Stick

With the hot summer days finally converging on us, we all know what's most important...pit stick. No one want to smell like BO so this free sample offer from Walmart comes just in time! You can choose from Speed Stick sample (for men) or the new Lady Speed Stick Fresh Infusions scent. Check it out here. This offer is good until the end of August though order soon as there are only 25,000 samples available.

Student Price Card Now Available to Order

The new SPC card is out now, valid from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012. This is a great discount card for student that is valid at many retailers across Canada. The card is only $9 once again this year and if you shop a lot at the participating retailers, you'll save more than $9 in a year. The first year I bought it, I saved over $60 and that was with minimal shopping! Check out the list of participating retailers of the SPC discount here and also order your SPC here. They charge $2 for shipping but you will also receive another discount coupon of your choice from either The Body Shop, Bench, Suzy, Danier, Jean Machine or Buffalo.

Alternatively, you can also buy the SPC from your school, or get it for absolutely free if you bank at the Bank of Montreal (you must have a student account)! Not a student? Don't worry, SPC also offers the VIP SPC for all non-students. You must subscribed to LouLou magazine for $14.95 for the year and you will receive the VIP SPC with your magazine! The VIP SPC allows anyone to use the card without having to show student ID.

Earn 50 Airmiles When You Reload Your Tims Card

Airmiles is offering a bonus 50 Airmiles when you register your Tim Horton's card for auto reload and put in $25 before September 4th. This is a pretty amazing offer for those who regularly go to Tim Hortons because 50 Airmiles is quite a lot! Check out there offer here.

BOGO Coca-Cola 12 pack

To celebrate the summer months, is offering a Buy One Get One free coupon on the 12-can pack of Coca Cola! This is a pretty awesome coupon for those who drink Coke. Remember to wait for sale to get the max value on this coupon, or redeem your icoke points for a free Coca Cola coupon and get both for free! Anyway, check out the coupon at here.

Friday, August 05, 2011

TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival (Aug 6-7)

Chinatown is holding the TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival again this weeked along Columbia and Keefer Street. It is a big multicultural celebration with walking tours, performances, talent shows and an open street market. Because this year's slogan is "Food for Folks" there will also be cooking demos and other food related activities! Go and check out this festival and enjoy some sun!

Free Sumi Plush (Aug 6-7) - Lower Mainland Only

This weekend's freebie is the a 10.5 inch Sumi plushie from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics. The offer is limited to one per person, while supplies last.

The Vancouver location has closed down for the season, so this offer is only good at the Burnaby location at 6741 Cariboo Rd in Burnaby.

For more information on the warehouse location and hours, check out their website.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Change-Up - Movie Review

Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) are two friends who have drifted apart and now they live completely different lives than the other. Dave is a responsible adult - a lawyer, husband and father of three. Mitch is single, barely employed and parties it up every night. They go out for a night and while peeing into a fountain they both wish they had each others lives. Mitch wants a stable career and a loving family while Dave feels like he missed out on making bad choices and having fun when he was younger. When they wake up the next morning, they discover they have switched bodies and now have to live each others lives.

Much like Freaky Friday, the two characters learn how hard or different it is to live the others life and come to respect the other. The Change-Up is nothing new, with the story being quite predictable, though it is fun to watch Dave and Mitch go through everything. Jason Bateman has been appearing in so many films lately (see Horrible Bosses), and he's pretty hilarious! It's quite a raunchy film so if you are a fan of films like Wedding Crashers and Hall Pass, you will probably enjoy The Change-Up.

The Change-Up comes out in theatres this Friday, August 5th.