Echoes: Blind Tiger

For five years, Blind Tiger has been on the cutting edge of teaching people in Vancouver the art of Improv comedy. Jack Metcalfe interviews Malcolm McCleod, who was among the first to be taught by the faculty there. He shares how Blind Tiger stands out in Vancouver’s comedy scene.

How to Talk About Avengers Endgame Without Spoiling It

As of April 25th, 2019, there are two types of people, those who have seen Avengers: Endgame and those who haven’t. For those who have basked in the warm glow of seeing the Infinity Saga come to an end life may seem quite different compared to the poor saps who have yet to see the blockbuster event. I have devised three scientifically approved tips of how to talk to your sad friends who haven’t seen the movie.

  1. Describe the film in caveman talk. The best way to talk about Endgame is to use simple words that don’t say anything particularly meaningful, use basic phrasing like a caveman would. Ex. “Movie good, funny funny, action action, sad, action action epic, sad, sad”. That way no one will be the wiser.
  2. Compare the film to non superhero movies. Marvel’s film director’s love to compare their loud blockbusters to more reputable films so why not do the same. Avengers: Endgame is so much movie you could basically compare it to any other film in history. Ex. Endgame is like Goodfellas mixed with Timecop mixed with Lord of the Rings (That’s actually a very accurate description)
  3. Create a fake movie with similar but different characters. I’m a big DC fan and out of boredom made a fake DC film slate that resembled the MCU. You could also do the same. Instead of talking about Captain America talk about Superman. Likewise Ironman could be Batman. Thor is obviously Wonder Woman, the list goes on. DC’s superheroes are at such a low point now that even mentioning their names at all will likely cause people to stop paying attention.

I hope with these helpful tips you find a way to live in a post Endgame world, it may seem hard but just remember, it will only get worse when they do the Galactus Saga*

*I don’t have proof they’re doing that, don’t @ me.

Bond 25 Lands Cast But No Title

Daniel Craig’s fifth and likely final entry in the James Bond franchise has assembled an all star cast. Newly minted Oscar winner and star of “Mr. Robot” Rami Malek will be headlining as the film’s villain.

Details of the highly anticipated blockbuster were announced in a special #Bond25 live stream that aired Thursday morning.

The film, directed by “”True Detectives” Cary Fukunaga is about a retired James Bond who is pulled back in when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) turns up asking for help. The mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist but turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Lea Seydoux will all be back for the 25th movie in the popular film series.

Lea Seydoux’s casting is particularly interesting as she is the first Bond love interest to appear in more than one Bond film.

The motion picture will stay true to the franchise’s globetrotting roots by filming in Italy, Jamaica, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

This is something of a homecoming for the series as the very first Bond film also took place on an island, a welcome return to the roots for what is expected to be as close to a conclusion to the series as a Bond film can get.

 

Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch, and Alladin star, Billy Magnussen also will be in the film, although their roles have yet to be specified.

Purrfect Applicant Applies for BC RCMP

No I’m not kitten you, a furry friend has applied to become a police officer for the B.C RCMP. Penny Cirque, AKA Penniriffic AKA Penny who is just terrific, is an orange tabby who responded to the BC RCMP’s April fool’s application for a “kitty cop.” 

The RCMP didn’t expect fur real applicants for this purr-sition but Penny might make that a paw-sibility.

She was once planning on a career at Cirque du Soleil but now wants to have to be involved in Paw Enforcement.

Penny has a more than impurrsive resume. She is used to being a ride-along partner in fast cars and would love to be involved in a high speed chase. She can’t wait to catch bad guys with their paws in their air.

Penny’s fluffy good looks aren’t just for show. She claims she could lull even the most fur-midable baddies into submission and convince them to confess their crimes

Penny’s also a skilled teacher. She is teaching her brother and friend to swim and ride bikes. She is also very cat-thletic herself and plans to do the Tour De Rock.

Penny isn’t just an incredible cat-thelete, she also makes kitty texting gloves which she would willingly share with the RCMP Kitty Corps so that they can become litter-ate felines.

Un-fur-tunately Penny forgot to include her contact information, what a terrible catastrophe.

The RCMP has yet to say whether Penny has passed the vetting process.

“Avengers” Assembles for Earth Shattering $850-900 Million Debut

The highly anticipated conclusion to the “Infinity Saga” is estimated for a more than worthy debut. Avengers: Endgame is expect to gross $850-900 million in it’s worldwide opening weekend.

The film made it’s Hollywood premiere yesterday with stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and the rest of the film’s massive cast in attendance.

The blockbuster, directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has grossed in total more than $18.5 billion at the box office.

The film is the conclusion to a 22 movie saga that started with 2008’s “Iron Man”. It follows the exploits of the Avengers left alive at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” as they make one last stand against the villainous alien Thanos, who killed half the universe’s population (including many beloved Avengers) at the end of the previous film.

The film has a tremendous advantage in reaching the $1 billion mark for it’s worldwide debut as it is opening day and date in China as opposed to two weeks later like it’s predecessor, where some analysts predict it could reach $250 million in that market alone in it’s three day debut.

Domestically the film is all but expected to outgross it’s predecessor’s $257.7 million three day weekend. The film has already broken the record for highest sales in sales in pre-sale tickets at $120 million plus. The film is projected by some to even exceed $300 million.

The film opens this Thursday, April 25th.