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Dave Blottner

Dave Blottner

Popcorn Wisdom columnist Dave Blottner has lived with his wife and two children in Whitehorse for over 10 years, he is an avid movie connoisseur.  Dave is also the executive director for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous.


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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Hairy legs, bushy beards, interesting and colourful tattoos—that’s just some of what you can expect to see at this year’s Strength and Style Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

The Whitehorse Motors Sourdough Sams—what are they about? Every year we hear about these Sourdough Sams, this “Call for the Cup,” and that the search for the “primo Yukon male” is on again, but what does any of that really mean? I managed to catch... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Carl Lender via Wikimedia Commons

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 134-minute chronicle of the formative years of Queen, and a loosely based bio on the late Freddie Mercury. It is directed by Brian Singer and stars Ramie Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

What is one to expect when one decides to go to a Rendezvous event in November? It would not be strange for this thought to cross your mind as you went to check out the preliminaries for the Ultimate Lip Sync Battle. Everything seems kind of... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Tommy Wiseau Films

In honour of James Franco’s upcoming film release of The Disaster Artist, I figured I had to take a look back at where this film actually started, and that meant watching The Room (2003). The Disaster Artist is a dramatization of The Room. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Upper lower case

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a buddy cop action movie written by Tom O’Connor and directed by Patrick Hughes (the same inspired genius who brought us Expendables 3 and The Making of Expendables 3.) The 118 minute flick hosts a star studded cast... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: IMDb

Baby Driver is a popcorn action movie written and directed by Edgar Wright. The 113 minute flick hosts a star studded cast including Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox and Jonn Hamm. First Thoughts: What did I just watch? Seriously I have been here for... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: IMDb

DC’s latest and greatest blockbuster Wonder Woman: Rise of the Warrior is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs. This movie is 141 minutes long and has been full of buzz and controversy. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: IMDb

The Marvel Cinematic Universe strikes again with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released April 19. Written and Directed by James Gunn with an additional writing credit to Dan Abnett, this sequel runs for an hour and 36 minutes and spans several... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: IMDb

Free Fire is a new run at old-school shoot out movies, it is an R rated flick written by Amy Jump and directed by Ben Wheatley. This 90 minute romp has an all-star cast including Enzo Cilenti, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: IMDb

The film Hell or High Water is a modern western written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. This hour and forty two minute flick stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Initial impressions… wow, just wow. It is rare these... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: IMDb

Warcraft: The Beginning is an epic fantasy film that released on digital download September 13, 2016. It’s based on a popular series of video games by Blizzard Entertainment. This two hour movie is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Duncan... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ latest attempt to capture comic book magic on the silver screen. This flick comes in just over two hours and is written and directed by David Ayer. Full disclosure: I am a fan of the Suicide Squad comics and though I... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

On June 7, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) will host their first spring auction, a must-add for everyone’s calendar. The event will take place at Lumel Studios at 6 p.m. and will feature special guests that you won’t want to miss. It will... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Winter cold and dark got you down? Yukoners can lift their spirits and take a mid-winter break at this year's Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Preliminary events are already solidly underway, such as the Can Can Kick Off, which took place Feb. 9 and... Read more

Yukon Culture