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Author: Joey Viola

Taraji P. Henson deserves better than Sony’s alleged treatment of “Proud Mary”

posted Saturday, January 13, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

Winter is a busy time at the movies: plenty of holiday movie mega-hits and Award-nominated films are still playing and continue to steadily sell tickets (like The Shape of Water and Star Wars: The Last Jedi), but films released in January are expected to pave the way for cinema in the next 11 months… As […]

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“Insidious: The Last Key” unlocks a series of painstaking suspense and a newly crowned Scream Queen

posted Saturday, January 6, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

It’s been 7 years since the first chapter of Insidious crept up and spooked its way into the supernatural/horror genre. Many remember the infamous Red-Faced Demon (or virally known as the Lipstick-Faced Demon), just from the trailer: a haunted entity whose sinister esthetic was directly compared to Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’s villain, […]

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Self-deprecating “Eastsiders” normalizes gay love and life on a road trip across America in Season 3

posted Friday, January 5, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Queer, Television

I had never seen Eastsiders when theBUZZ asked me to review the brand-new third season (new on Netflix in January 2018). The premise seemed overdone and typical if I’m being honest, but Eastsiders is said to be an unapologetically homosexual television series known not to shy away from stereotypes while smashing them at the same time. […]

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“The Last Jedi” blasts to the top of the box office as most ambitious Star Wars film to date

posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

Without question, Star Wars has become a colossal and commercial Disney/Holiday experience for the masses. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (released on December 15, 2017), is the third Star Wars film to be released at the peak of the holiday hustle, following Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), directed by J.J. Abrams, and […]

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7 Buzzworthy Books to Binge over the Winter Holidays

posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Books, Celebrity, Comedy, Editor, Entertaining, Lesbian, New York City, Queer, Toronto, Uncategorized

The holidays are here! For many, it’s one of the most magical times of the year, perfect to snuggle up next to a fire or into your favourite reading chair and get lost in the ups and downs of the new and hottest page turners. With weeks (and months) of winter ahead, I compiled a […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” premiers during the final weeks of his “At Home With Monsters” exhibition at the AGO

posted Saturday, December 9, 2017

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Books, Celebrity, Comedy, Entertaining, Events, Film, Gallery, Toronto

December is a magical time at the movies! The holiday season is ornamented with some of the best premiers of year, from blockbusters we’ve been waiting for (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) to adaptations reeling Oscar buzz (Call Me By Your Name), there is no shortage of fantasy, suspense, heart and soul in movie theatres this […]

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Does “Justice League” do the squad of legendary heroes justice?

posted Friday, November 17, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Comedy, Entertaining, Film, Television

This has been a heroic year for comic book characters at the movies. Blockbuster successes like Marvel Studio’s Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and Thor: Ragnarok dominated opening weekends all year. DC Comics, on the other hand, had three 2017 movie releases: The Lego Batman Movie, Wonder Woman, and now, the moment […]

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Star-studded “Murder on the Orient Express” fails to impress

posted Friday, November 10, 2017

by: in Books, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

Autumn blockbusters like Blade Runner 2049 and Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok have been making waves at the box office; the release of Murder At The Orient Express is considered to at least make a splash. The new film has peaked interest among audiences with big Hollywood names like Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, […]

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The Snowman is a snow storm of confusion and bad reviews

posted Friday, October 20, 2017

by: in Art, Books, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, Outdoors

When trailers for Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s best selling novel-turned-movie, The Snowman, started circulating, it set a thrilling tone for an October release. A fictional crime/drama (in the vain of 90’s thrillers like Seven and Kiss The Girls), based off an internationally best selling novel, flashing original and gruesome murder scenes by a serial killer […]

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“Happy Death Day” marks resurgence of slasher flicks on Friday the 13th

posted Saturday, October 14, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Comedy, Entertaining, Film

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” “I hate this sticker!” Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) says. Jessica is the lead scream queen in this bubbly slasher film which hit theatres on Friday October 13th – a lottery winning release date for a new teen horror. Happy Death Day, […]

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