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Comments: 0Friday, March 15, 2013 02:30:10 PM
SHOOTING GUNS(Keith Doepker/guitar, Steve Reed/keys, Jim Ginther/drums, Jay Loos/bass, Chris Laramee/guitar) Discography:2010: Harmonic Steppenwolf/Dopestrings 7”2011: Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976 (full length)2012: Cult Of Dom Keller split 7”2012:  Krang split 7”In their spare time they like to...“If we're at home,” says Jim Ginther, “getting
Comments: 0Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:52:35 PM
Yup, it’s true — the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation's closely-guarded membership list has finally been revealed, and it contains… wait for it… a whopping SIX PEOPLE! Hahahahaha!!! Read the full (and excellent) story of how it was revealed here at rabble.ca. That's right — six members. Remember that the next time you hear one of their talking
Comments: 0Wednesday, March 13, 2013 09:38:52 AM
The Pistolwhips are one of the newer bands to hit the scene, having recently released a four-song EP that pop/rock fans’ll swoon over.  The dudes themselves are some familiar faces, having played in bands from The Rebellion to Fountains of Youth and Whiskey Songs; Rylan Schultz (vocals, guitar); Christian Kongawi (drums); Zack Davies (bass); and Paul Kuzbik (guitars).Is it indie rock?&n
Comments: 0Saturday, March 9, 2013 09:45:47 PM
 Last night I had the terrible idea of catching up with The Last Exorcism Part II. Only six people at the theatre, two of which would leave before the end. Not because the film was scary, but because it was so bad, at times it was unwatchable.Considering that the original was quite effective, the sequel’s utter failure is a bit of a surprise. Here is everything that went wrong with
Comments: 0Saturday, March 9, 2013 05:16:56 PM
Broten won by 44 votes (out of 8284 cast) over second place Ryan Meili. From the StarPhoenix's Joe Couture:The three candidates delivered speeches and presentations Saturday morning before the first round of voting began in the afternoon. Broten’s presentation made numerous references to the NDP’s historical successes in the province. “It’s about carrying on the decades
Comments: 0Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:52:53 PM
 As I mentioned in my review of Oz the Great and Powerful, I only saw a 2-D version of the film. Normally this wouldn't be a factor in my appreciation of the film (most of the time, 3-D is just a strategy to separate moviegoers from their money), but Oz is such an eminently visual spectacle, it has to be considered. I saw the film again last night and, while not f
Comments: 0Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:12:24 PM
 It seems that given the unfortunate success of Project X, now we’ll have to tolerate teenage debauchery on film at least once a year. 21 & Over is not as repulsive as Project X, but that’s not to say it’s any good.As every Superbad clone, 21 & Over follows the usual three stereotypes: The square, the irresponsible and the kooky friend (aka the ‘McLovin’)
Comments: 0Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:22:07 PM
 During the dog days of winter, studios are known for dumping the films they are less proud of. If on top of that, the production companies refuse to show said movies to critics, it's very likely the new release is a dud.This upcoming weekend is a particularly crowded one: Jake the Giant Slayer, 21 and Over, The Last Exorcism Part II and Phantom, all open this Fri
Comments: 0Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:57:30 PM
 By all accounts, Dark Skies is an impossibly generic horror film. The ingredients are recognizable: Couple going through a rough patch? Check. Two cute kids? Check. Foreign threat they fail to understand, even though it's kind of obvious? Check. Quirky expert? Double check.Compared to the most recent mainstream films, Dark Skies is okay, more or less cohesive and resp
Comments: 0Monday, February 25, 2013 10:44:17 PM
 In one of the most dubious developments during last night’s Academy Awards, Disney won the Oscars to Best Animated Feature (Brave) and Best Animated Short (Paperman). It felt like the studio had an unfair advantage next to the other nominees, some of them independent filmmakers with one-hundredth of the budget.One of the shorts crushed by Disney was Fresh Guacamole, a one man tour
Comments: 0Saturday, February 23, 2013 08:44:58 PM
 This is it. The Academy Awards are tomorrow and the excitement is… rather mild. None of the films in the running are generating much buzz, no freak candidate or favorite of the masses a la Titanic. Regardless, the competition is expected to be tight. There is room for a left field surprise, as the voting system rewards middle of the road flicks when there is no clear favorite (Academy
Comments: 0Friday, February 22, 2013 08:42:53 PM
 With the two frontrunners scandalously sidelined, the Best Director category is wide open. Ben Affleck (Argo) and Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) have won every award in existence. The Academy snub is likely related to external factors, such as Affleck’s reinvention as filmmaker (too early to reward him) and Bigelow’s controversial choices in the making of her movie. Regardles
Comments: 0Thursday, February 21, 2013 02:40:03 PM
 Between 1993 and 2012, Daniel Day-Lewis has made nine movies, four of which granted him an Academy Award nomination. He actually won for There Will Be Blood in 2008. His ratio is better than any other living actor and it’s about to tie with Jack Nicholson and Walter Brennan (a performer from the 30’s) for the most wins. The guy is so good, competing against him is borderline poin
Comments: 0Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:48:30 AM
 The tightest race in this year’s Academy Awards is in the Best Actress category. The two finest young American actresses face off. They are so similar, this death match may benefit a third party.The breakdown, as follows:Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Zero Dark Thirty is the pinnacle of Chastain’s ascending curve (let’s just forget about Mama). As Maya, the dodg
Comments: 0Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:56:50 PM
Congrats to The Sheepdogs on going Platinum for their album Learn and Burn!  To celebrate --- another Sheepblog!Followers of Planet S online know that Sam Corbett, drummer of Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs has been sending me dispatches from the road to post as guest blogs here.  From funny to telling, Sam is giving us the lowdown on what happens when a band from Saskatoon hits the big ti
Comments: 0Friday, February 8, 2013 03:28:02 AM
 Like never before, the Academy nominated five performers who have previously win, one of them, more than once. Of all the acting categories, this one is the hardest to predict. Like it’s going to stop me.The nominees are:Alan Arkin in Argo. Probably the least showy character in Argo (outside Ben Affleck), it’s a mystery how Arkin made it to the short least ahead of the far m
Comments: 0Thursday, February 7, 2013 09:38:05 AM
How about a gourmet meal, served by some of Saskatoon’s finest chefs?  And the proceeds go to a great cause?  Where do I sign up!?Saturday, February 16th (late Valentine’s dinner idea?) at Prairieland Park, you can enjoy a 6 course gourmet meal, all to raise money for Station 20 West, which gives access to healthcare, better food, and more, to inner city residents.  It&r
Comments: 0Tuesday, February 5, 2013 01:01:19 PM
Matt Voyno from ArmsUp and one of the two dudes behind The New Rockstar Philosophy sent me this press release, and I thought it was a neat-o idea, so I’m throwing it up here.  In addition to releasing their book, they are going to be teaching a class at RAIS.  Check it out! ------------------------------ The New Rockstar Philosophy is a book and blog designed to help arti
Comments: 0Thursday, January 31, 2013 02:15:17 PM
The Master failed to make an impression the first time I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival. It felt hermetic and pretentious. However, many critics fell deeply in love with the film by Paul Thomas Anderson and topped several “Best of 2012” list.I decided to give The Master a second chance. While some elements I overlook became more striking (cinematography, the score by Jonny Greenwo
Comments: 0Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:24:53 AM
The Academy Awards are less than a month away and there is little clarity on who are the frontrunners. Lincoln appears as the favorite, but Steven Spielberg’s historical drama generates little passion, same as Life of Pi. Silver Linings Playbook has avid fans, but also equally ardent detractors. Amour, the best film of the bunch, is also the least seen.In order to sort out favorites from als
Comments: 0Monday, January 21, 2013 09:32:04 AM
Planet S isn't the only paper to get busted for accidentally running out-of-town content...
Comments: 0Sunday, January 20, 2013 08:58:49 PM
What's Whitworth up to in Regina on a frosty Sunday night, you ask? Editing stories like a good worker bee? Um, sure. Oh, and also this:Hello, Paul. I wasn’t aware the Discovery Channel had a homosexualist agenda. Thank you for the enlightenment. I apologize if I came across as someone who thinks you’re a frightened, angry coward with a broken moral compass who’s probably gay
Comments: 0Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:50:31 AM
First up, for anyone that tried to go see BLUE RODEO last night based on the story we ran in our latest issue, oops — sorry! (Bet you had a helluva lot of trouble trying to find the damn Conexus Arts Centre in Saskatoon as well, didn’t you? Haha!) That story came to us courtesy of our sister mag in Regina, prairie dog, and some stupid Planet S editor forgot to change the preview box co
Comments: 0Friday, January 11, 2013 04:27:29 PM
Followers of Planet S online know that Sam Corbett, drummer of Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs has been sending me dispatches from the road to post as guest blogs here.  From funny to telling, Sam is giving us the lowdown on what happens when a band from Saskatoon hits the big time.  This week, Corbett talks about hockey!Also, dig back through the archives to see some of Sam's older en
Comments: 0Sunday, January 6, 2013 02:52:51 PM
Blah blah blah:Early on Sunday morning — day 113 of the lockout — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed from New York the two sides had reached a tentative agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement that will finally spark the beginning of the regular season. Details of the new CBA were not immediately released, and Bettman cautioned they still need
Comments: 0Wednesday, January 2, 2013 01:15:59 PM
 Zach Lucky has recently released his album, Saskatchewan, and as part of yet another crazy tour across Canada, he’s playing a show at the Mendel Art Gallery on January 9th.  Advance tickets are available at Unreal City (or you can buy them at the door, but be warned, it’s limited seating and the early bird gets the Lucky tickets).  Carly Maicher is the opener.  And
Comments: 0Monday, December 31, 2012 01:52:47 PM
Yay for Canada.  But not all Canadians are winners.  In fact, many are LOSERS!
Comments: 0Wednesday, December 19, 2012 03:03:07 PM
Man, I love Motown music, from the older stuff, to anything by the Funk Brothers.  Some local musicians are putting together a Motown night, with the proceeds going to HELP DRC's next project in the Congo.  It's called Mo' Love: A Tribute to Motown!  It's December 21st at The Fez.They're gonna squeeze a 10 piece band of Saskatoon's best musicians up on stage
Comments: 0Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:40:42 AM
Followers of Planet S online know that Sam Corbett, drummer of Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs has been sending me dispatches from the road to post as guest blogs here.  From funny to telling, Sam is giving us the lowdown on what happens when a band from Saskatoon hits the big time.  This week, while the Sheepdogs are actually in town, Corbett tells us about the horrors of being an interna
Comments: 0Monday, November 12, 2012 04:00:49 PM
You’re familiar with the awesome midnight movies that Bad Monster Films and The Broadway Theatre put on --- well now they’re doing a night with a Saskatoon angle.  What could be better than Troll 2?  Two movies shot in Saskatoon over 10 years ago, that’s what!  Midnight Madnesss becomes Saskatoon Madness!  Saturday, November 24th at The Broadway Theatre.