Rain, schmain. I got a barbeque and I’m gonna use it.


suck on this, nicole kidman!

Last week Marie-Josée Croze won the best actress award at Cannes for her role in Denys Arcand’s Les Invasions Barbares. She played a heroin addict with startlingly good teeth.

Yesterday the Journal de Montréal ran a cover story on her showing a somewhat tired looking Croze accompanied by the quote, “Non, je n’ai pas craqué.” Stories had been swirling that the media blitz that accompanied her win had caused her to have a bit of a breakdown. She wasn’t in Cannes to receive her award (she couldn’t afford the hotels or the $45 club sandwiches) and had taken to avoiding interviews (her mum was in the hospital). Yesterday she took off for Paris to visit some friends and make some contacts. This I learned from the “7 Jours” article I read on her.

I believe our generation has finally found its Genevieve Bujold – just in case you were wondering just how that search was going.

I also learned in addition to her performance in Les Invasions, her breakthrough performance was in Maelstrom for which she won a Genie award. I did not know however that she had her first major role in the Québec comedy La Florida, playing Carmen, Remy Girard’s bikini clad daughter with the huge 80’s hairstyle. The movie is worth a look as it chronicles the lives of Quebeckers who spend their winters in Ft. Lauderdale. Croze doesn’t have a huge part but her two boyfriends are probably the funniest thing in the film – two criminals whose main goal in life is to become famous in the pages of “Allo Police!”

She also had a part in Battlefield Earth but we won’t talk about that.


you know it figures

The very nanosecond I decide to re-do the blog, the comments go down.


Guess who’s back? back again. gainey’s back. tell a friend…

Montréal Canadiens name Bob Gainey as new GM

Now, if you’ll permit me to begin dreaming, Mario Lemieux will also come to Montreal to finish his career in addition to the pending arrival Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Meantime, talks continue with Rene and La Celine to purchase the organisation to ensure it stays in Montreal.

In other news, the shatnerian web log has been officially re-launched. Two weeks after deciding to take the summer off I decided to just dump the thing altogether pending the re-launch something better and subsequently deleted the original blog. I probably shouldn’t have done that. I thought by deleting (with some plan to re-do another one in the fall), that it would disappear. It doesn’t. At least, not right away. So now the other blog is just sitting there and I can’t edit it or anything. Hence the new address.

I also realized that I missed blogging as it providing a neat little way for me to amuse myself and anyone else who happens give it a read. And so I’ll continue to blog about Montreal life, movies, beer, food, life with my partner in crime, and the availability of King Cole tea in Montreal (Ile Perrot IGA).