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Over the weekend I had the honour of previewing “Everyone and Everything” which will be having its debut at this years Vancouver International Film Festival. It’s one of the lucky few local films that were chosen and was written and produced by local Vancouverite, Ian Tang. This is Ian’s first attempt at a feature film and I have to say it was a very good one. It’s also defiantly a gay movie with one of it’s main story lines surrounding a gay couple.

This is what the facebook group says about the film:

“Everything and Everyone” is a hilarious and heart-breaking film that interweaves poignant stories with unforgettable characters. As Rose (Gabrielle Rose, “The Sweet Hereafter”) begins to show early signs of dementia she forms a special bond with Ben (Sean Michael Kyer, “Fringe”), her bullied grandson. Noah (Ryan Robbins, “Sanctuary”), the struggling actor, reaches the point in his life where realizes none of his dreams will ever come true. Amanda (Chelah Horsdal, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the perpetual best friend, must decide whether to stay the course or take a chance at love. And the ever optimistic Eric (Lane Edwards, “Smallville”) embarks on a relationship with the self-loathing, yet self-loving Max (Chad Willett, “Cole”) that takes a sudden dramatic turn. “Everything and Everyone” is love, laughter, loss and everything in between.

After my screening, I was left feeling pretty much every emotion I could think of…

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Since the majority of the cast members on Homorazzi are Canadians, we thought we’d share each of our plans to celebrate our nation’s birthday (from where ever we are in the world). As usual, we’re all over the place this weekend.

Certainly, Vancouver has gone through it’s highs and lows over the past couple years. Last year, the Olympics brought a level of togetherness and patriotism that I had never experienced before with my fellow Canadians. The Canada Day that followed also reached a whole new level in terms of the vibe and electricity in the city. Unfortunately, our city’s global reputation recently received a big black eye as a result of the idiotic rioters that decided to trash the city after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup. It was a disgusting side of humanity I never wish to see again. With that said, something positive did come out of it. The next day, the city came together to clean up the mess and attempt to show what it means to be a true Canadian/Vancouverite to the rest of the world that had us under a spotlight. We picked up the pieces and I’d like to think we grew stronger as a result.

Now, what does each cast member have planned for the occasion? Find out below.

Cast member Canada Day plans are after the jump…

Pop-Tart Pick: Nicole Scherzinger

In: Calan, Music

So I’ve never been the biggest fan of Miss Nicole Scherzinger but I can respect when someone has pipes, and Nicole definitely has a good set. I’ve seen Pussycat Dolls live twice, once with Christina Aguilera and again with Britney, and I have to admit they kicked the shit out of their performance both times. The first time Nicole even did some acapella singing and I love me some good acapella! The fact that she’s on the new American X-Factor is going to be huge for her. I used to live in the UK and if the American version takes off half as much as the UK version, then Nicole will have a massive platform to re-launch an American career.

The Pop-Tart pick this time is off Nicole’s new album “Killer Love” and the song is titled “Wet.” I chose this song because I heard it and can’t get it out of my head now. It’s super catchy and pop-fun-times! It just makes me wanna jump up and dance around my room like the huge nerd I am. I can definitely see this song being a big summer anthem if the right places start playing it.

Listen to the track after the jump…

Cancer Is Serious Business… Is This The Cure?

In: Calan, Movies

I just spent the last hour and forty-eight minutes watching one of the most compelling and life changing documentaries I have ever seen to date. The documentary titled “Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business” was sent to my via a very good friend of mine who said I HAD to watch this documentary and that it was free to view until June 20th on Vimeo. Taking that I generally agree with this friend I got up today and finally had some time to myself to watch it. I would like to say that I was shocked by the things I learned about cancer, the FDA and cancer research facilities in the USA, but I’m not.

On the movie website they describe it as “…the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.”

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Pop-Tart Pick: Simon Curtis

In: Calan, Music

So yesterday on June 7th, Simon Curtis released his second studio album titled “R?” and I have to say it’s pretty fantastic. I fell in love with the boy back when I randomly came across 8Bit Heart and got to download it for free. Also fellow cast member Redd did a post on him back in 2010 just after he announced this album. My favourite songs from 8Bit Heart were probably “Beat Drop” and “Diablo,” you can still pick up your free copy of the album here on his website: Simon-Curtis.com.

For the new album Simon has released it on iTunes and it has 14 awesome new tracks for us to tickle our eardrums with. My favorites that are currently on repeat at the moment are “Superhero” and “Flesh” for sure. Also the remix for Superhero is pure ear bliss so be sure to check that one out as well. The new album is defiantly a step forward for Mr. Simon Curtis who is doing in right in my books. I enjoy the catchy hooks and his own individual flare for pop music, it’s needed for sure.

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Pop-Tart Pick: Tonye Aganaba

In: Calan, Music

So my Pop-Tart Pick this time round is an amazingly talented singer/songwriter from Vancouver, BC. Originally born in London, England, Tonye Aganaba was raised in Canada and eventually made Vancouver her home base. The video I found was a video project in partnership with the International Charity, Save The Children and their Everyone Campaign. Bringing awareness to the basic needs that are NOT being met in third world countries, and what we, EVERYONE, can do to make a difference.

I love when an artist takes the time out to help a cause. It shows that they’re doing their music because they really believe it can help others in some way. If you would like to check out more about Tonye you can visit her website www.tonyeaganaba.com

Check out the video after the jump…

Do You Have A Tube Crush?

In: Calan, Totally GAY!

Some call it stalking, I call it flattery, tomato tomoto. I was chatting to my UK friend the other day and he was telling me about this new funny website called TubeCrush.net. When I visited I instantly found myself reminiscing about the days when I rode the tube in London to and from work. TubeCrush is a website where you can send in photos of boys you fancy and let others vote on them, Tweet them, and share them as well. I remember that my only thoughts while walking to the Tube were “God I hope there is some nice eye candy on the way to work today.” It can be so dreary down in the London tube system that it’s nice when you can look at something aesthetically pleasing on your way to work.

I never took photos of people on the tube but then again there wasn’t a website to send them into when I lived there. In local free papers they always had “missed connections” full of “BRN eyed boy with BRN hair, you were on the Piccadilly line at 1:24pm and got off at Manor House. We made eye contact the whole way. Call me!” Such a good laugh when there was nothing else to read. So far my favourite is titled “Gazing Beauty” and he is indeed a fit fellow.

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The Diversity Project

In: Behind The Cast, Calan, Politics & Issues

So I think it’s been long enough that I should come out of the closet. Some of you may already be aware of a major project I have been working on to get off the ground called “The Diversity Project.” (This is also the reason I have been a little MIA.) The Diversity Project is first and foremost a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Diversity, Education, Understanding and Compassion for not only the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community but for anyone who has ever felt out of place or like they don’t fit in.

I launched the project on February 1st of this year and we have been getting some awesome attention. I was interviewed on CBC radio The Early Edition with host Rick Cluff, we’ve appeared in The Now, Tri-Cities News, Vancouver’s Xtra! and a few other publications including GayVancouver.com. One of the best things to come so far is the sponsorship from the local radio station The Beat 94.5. We have been working with them to create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for the project to launch within the next month. I’ve heard it and I can tell you it’s AWESOME!

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