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Casting I'd Like To See But Never Will

Greg Kinnear Plays a grizzled ex-cop turned private detective with an ex-wife who hates him, kids who hate him more. When what he learns threatens to break the thin blue line, he's only got his wits, his underground contacts, and a 1978 Seville packed with weaponry from his days in Vietnam to sort things out. Wil Wheaton In a world without hope, in a life without a future, Wil Wheaton is B-Line, a down on his luck freestyle crunk artist who survives by his love of the street, and the rhythms that beat in his soul. Featuring a soundtrack by Jay-Z, TuPac, Ice-T, and Lil John, this is the b-boy movie of this generation. And for all generations. Tom Cruise Billy Boynton never had much luck with girls. He never had much luck with work. He never had much luck with anything. In this art-house indie film released straight to the web, Cruise plays a poignant, quiet role as a small man, living in a big world, just trying to carve his own little place of happiness. John Cusack Conan the Barba

Guide To Vancouver #2: The Olympics

It's upon us. The heaving behemoth of advertising, world sport, international goodwill, and backdoor cronyism, The Olympics. The Winter Olympics, so, I suppose, no need to get too excited. Unless you're from a country that is almost as synonymous with snow as Antarctica, Siberia, or Christmas Coke commercials. It's a Big Deal here. This is the Olympics Canada does relatively well at. Canadians pride themselves in living in cold, inhospitable climates. Naturally we'd excel in the Winter Olympics. Sport, particularly amateur sport, involves getting very very serious about increasingly trivial things. For example: Cross country skiiing spiced up with target shooting. Jumping, but not by skiers perse, it's more by gymnasts who happen to use skiis to get lift. Large rocks. Slid very slowly. To targets. Brooms are involved. Using gravity and ice to go really really really fast. Have a different one for sitting, sitting with friends, standing, short, long, bumpy. Moving on