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“IT” Floats to the Top of the Box Office as Highest-Grossing Horror Movie of All Time

posted Friday, September 15, 2017

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

2017 has been both an exciting and lacklustre year for major motion pictures. At the end of August, box office sales were the lowest they’ve been since the week following September 11, 2001. This summer, theatres offered moviegoers discounted Tuesday prices until Labour Day. Horror movies in particular were released few and far between in […]

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Princess Diana: 20 Years Later

posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Entertaining, New York City, Ottawa

It’s hard to believe that today marks the 20th Anniversary of the tragic passing of “The People’s Princess,” Diana Francis Mountbatten-Windsor. Her life and legacy is a powerful one, full of love and light, but it’s also a very turbulent one, full of secrets and scandal. No matter, people everywhere loved Princess Diana, and she […]

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TIFF’ the Season: 15 of the Most Anticipated Movie Titles at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Comedy, Entertaining, Events, Film, Lesbian, Music, Queer, Toronto, Uncategorized

It’s showtime! The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is upon us and some of the brightest stars in Hollywood (Angelina Jolie, Grace Jones, Jake Gyllenhaal, Idris Elba, George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Eminem and Octavia Spencer, to name a few) will touch down in our city from September 7th to 17th to preview screenings of […]

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Annabelle: Queen of the Killer Dolls

posted Monday, August 14, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… You recognize the lyrics. That sweet lullaby has been cooed at children across the globe for generations. But just like the souls of the innocent, Annabelle is here to take your sunshine away. Annabelle: Creation is now terrorizing a showtime near you! The prequel to 2014’s box office […]

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Charlize Theron cracks jaws and gender roles as an “Atomic Blonde” bombshell

posted Friday, August 4, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, Lesbian, Queer

Without question, Charlize Theron (Monster, Prometheus), kicks ass! The 41-year-old Academy Award winning actress from South Africa came to slay in Atomic Blonde, a blast-to-the-past action movie about an elite M16 agent on a private mission in West Berlin, Germany, during the tail-end of the Cold War. And girl, she looks killer doing it. The […]

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Valerian is a Sci-Fi Smoothie for the Senses

posted Monday, July 24, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

*Spoiler Alert* while this review does not reveal any surprise elements, it could in fact spoil some aspects of the movie. Although scenes of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets landed at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con to a standing ovation, general audiences wondered what the hell “that new alien movie starring Rihanna” was […]

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Does Race Matter in Space?

posted Friday, July 21, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Film

If you don’t know who John Boyega is, you must not like Science-Fiction Blockbuster movies. Currently, Boyega is on the cover of the August 2017 issue of GQ Magazine, the acting muse of Robert Downey Jr., and one of the lead roles in the latest Star Wars Franchise. His second of three films, The Last […]

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RIP Lafayette

posted Monday, July 10, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Queer

On July 8, 2017, news that 39 year-old actor/playwright, Nelsan Ellis had died in Los Angeles, California, soared to the top the internet’s trending topics. Ellis’ family released a statement two days later announcing he struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for years. They went on to say that he “was ashamed of his addiction […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is a heroic coming-of-age story for all audiences

posted Friday, June 30, 2017

by: in Film

*Spoiler Alert* while this review does not reveal any surprise elements, it could in fact spoil some aspects of the movie. It would seem as if Peter Parker’s Spider-Man has officially landed! Spider-Man: Homecoming opens to the public on July 7th – or as the film strategically promotes – “7/7/17” but with over 50 reviews […]

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Star Wars, Celebrity Deaths, and Dictators

posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Celebrity, Film, Uncategorized

It’s officially 2017, and while most of us are excited about the “new year, new me” narrative, I can’t help but notice how current global affairs are emulating the Star Wars movie franchise in a “same old mistakes” kind of way. Star Wars and its chronicles seem so paralleled to our own universe, it’s as […]

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