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“Cloverfield Paradox” blows up on Netflix after surprise Superbowl trailer

posted Monday, February 5, 2018

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

It’s been ten years since the release of Cloverfield, the modern monster movie which delighted horror/sci-fi fans in 2008. The frightening and at times confusing Cloverfield left its disastrous mark on monster cinema among the likes of King Kong and Godzilla, winning the “Best Experimental Film” at the International Film Critics Awards (IFCU), it’s movie magic […]

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“Winchester” starring Helen Mirren as gun hieress aims high, shoots low

posted Friday, February 2, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

It’s February at the movies! There are so many anticipated titles opening this month but none compare to the highest pre-selling Marvel Universe movie of all time, Black Panther! The box-office titan opens nationwide Friday, February 16, and The Popcorn Periodical will have an exclusive movie review available opening day. Wakanda awaits! Until then, there […]

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“The Maze Runner” sprints to the finish line in “The Death Cure”

posted Friday, January 26, 2018

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

When bestselling book series The Maze Runner by author James Dashner was adapted into a feature film and released in September 2014, the thrilling tale jumped into a sandstorm of dystopian teen novels-turned-movies: The Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments and Divergent were all the rage. With an already established fan base, it was the perfect […]

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Celebrated & Snubbed – The 2018 Oscar Nominations!

posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Events, Film

The Oscars are coming! Or more formally,  The 90th Academy Awards arrive at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 4, 2018. Last year’s breakout movie star, Tiffany Haddish, and the extraordinary capture actor, Andy Serkis, announced the nominations for the prestigious award ceremony on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. […]

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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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