Can you believe the spring is only two weeks away? Yeah, neither can I. Not after 40 cm of snow showed up over the weekend. The snow is so high outside of my parent’s place that you could easily lose my car if it weren’t for the remote control-like antennae.
So what is there to do in Toronto these days mired in the (increasingly less) white stuff? Well, unless someone can hire Chuck Norris to come roundhouse kick Ol’ Man Winter away, we get the next best thing (term used very loosely).
Marky Mark in da house!
Yep, Mark Wahlberg (sans Funky Bunch, sorry for misleading you in the title) is apparently in town shooting the new Max Payne movie (Really? That was so last console generation…) If you’d ever seen or played the games the movie is based on, you’d know that the story and style have big budget action thriller written all over it. Rumour has it that Mila Kunis is starring opposite Mr. Good Vibrations as an assassin. I wonder if she’ll play towards her turn in American Psycho 2, or more like Meg Griffin meets The Bride. All the more reason to wander around town this weekend to see what’s going on!
Joystiq posted a list of some of the shooting times and locations (and thus, the street closures) of where they will be shotting in Toronto. Looks like the financial district will be pretty busy this weekend!
- Yonge St., between Wellington St. and King St., will be closed on March 15th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Yonge St., between Wellington St. and King St., will be closed from March 16th at 6 a.m. to March 17th at 6 a.m.
- King St., between Yonge St. and Bay St., will be closed on March 16th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Bay St., between Wellington St. and King St., will be closed on March 24th from 3 a.m. to 11 p.m.
It’s really good to see big Hollywood still coming up north of the border to make their movies despite the rather abysmal performance of their dollar and the strength of our funny money. With the cost advantage of the old greenback gone, they must still have some reason to come up here. Must be all the snow…