Wade Thompson

Wade Thompson

Articles by Wade Thompson

K-W Counselling finds support

Ticketholders for a surprise movie pre-release screening put on by K-W Counselling were left in the dark last Thursday, both figuratively, and literally. Once the lights finally came up after the screening however, the audience acknowledged that the dark was well worth it. Organized by the local community outreach agency, supporters were offered the opportunity to partake in a night […]

by Wade Thompson· · Local, News ·

You know what yanks my cord… September 26, 2012

…people who don’t know how to correctly walk on sidewalks. How difficult is it, if you’re walking in a pair or group, for one of you to move out of the way as someone passes you? Why is it such a complicated concept to grasp that if another person is walking from the other direction, you, as the greater posse, […]

by Wade Thompson· · Opinion ·

The Control of Cruise

Rock of Ages was arguably the biggest film disappointment of the summer for me. It was messy, it was stupid and it was not at all full of camp, like it easily could have been. As a guy who loves a good musical, I walked out hating almost every second of it. Although, I am restricted to saying “almost.” Because […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

This summer’s good, bad and ugly in film

As always, another September has begun and the summer movie season has come to a close. Just as it was a year ago, it’s time to sit back and revisit the last couple of months to see whether Hollywood delivered on its annual blockbuster bonanza. Spoiler alert: it was very mediocre. The Good This year’s stock of summer fodder was, […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

Arts bites

Trebek in heart Jeopardy!?!? Earlier this week, game show host and famous mustachioed Canadian Alex Trebek suffered a mild heart attack in his current hometown of Los Angeles. The face of Jeopardy is expected to make a full recovery from his second heart scare in five years, and will resume as host of the show when it starts filming its […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

Arts bites: May 30, 2012

Ma-Ma- Ma-donna Music icon/fake British person Madonna, while performing at a show in Israel, apparently broke into a rendition of current superstar Lady Gaga’s hit “Born This Way”. The significance of this is the controversy that surrounds the song choice, as Madonna has been quite outspoken about how derivative Gaga’s music has been since hitting it big. There is no […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

Dark Shadows: not bad, ‘just flawed’

Tim Burton is not everyone’s cup of tea. His films are weird. He’s kind of eccentric. And his actors tend to emphasize just how abnormal his tastes really are. But whether you love his odd flares or hate them, there is no denying the original visual and stylistic touches that he fills his movies with. For me, Burton is hit […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

A blockbuster worth the hype

There has never been a movie like The Avengers ever before. Sure there have been sequels and spin-offs and even movie “events” where characters from a separate series come together for a much anticipated fan experience (ex. Freddy vs. Jason). But no franchise has ever been built up over the course of four years, with five individual films leading up […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

‘Dirt Road Scholar’ at Wilf’s

Wilf’s the pub became Wilf’s the sauna by the end of last Thursday night, as a capacity crowd gathered in the no-conditioning environment to watch Canadian country superstar Dean Brody take the stage. Luckily, Brody’s sizzling summer sound lent itself quite well to the atmosphere. While the sweat was pouring from his audiences’ faces, complaints were put on hold as […]

by Wade Thompson· · Arts ·

A break from the commercial break

“My name is Joe, and I am Canadian.” If you were a child of my generation, there is probably no commercial slogan that resonates greater than that statement. Proclaimed by “Joe,” in his white T and flannel shirt to an audience of millions, the ad for Molson Canadian became an immediate sensation across the country. It was on flags and […]

by Wade Thompson· · Opinion ·