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Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” sets out on a virtual Easter egg hunt in time for the holiday long weekend

posted Friday, March 30, 2018

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

“March Movie Madness” has become an alternatively popular time of year at the movies. More and more production studios are releasing big budget blockbusters in the month that brings us Spring Break, and in 2018, there’s been no exception: Love, Simon derailed stereotypical teen rom-coms, Lara Croft tried her best at raiding the big screen […]

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“Love, Simon” is the gay teen rom-com we didn’t know we needed

posted Saturday, March 17, 2018

by: in Activism, Books, Celebrity, Comedy, Entertaining, Family, Film, Queer

Following the release of Red Sparrow and A Wrinkle In Time, there’s a slew of big movie titles still to come – Tomb Raider and Love, Simon, being two of the latest. Lara Croft is set out to compete with Black Panther in a CGI action-fest showdown for the top spot at the box office […]

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“A Wrinkle In Time” concedes to the box office reign of “Black Panther”

posted Monday, March 12, 2018

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

The irony is not lost on a movie titled A Wrinkle In Time being released during daylight saving time weekend, and perhaps that was the idea. With an original release date of March 23rd, 2018, it’s still a wonder as to why Disney Studios abruptly pushed the premiere of this highly anticipated adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s […]

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“Prey At Night” delays the fright in “The Strangers” sequel

posted Friday, March 9, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

We’re in the second week of March and the movies of 2018 are already making history and smashing box office records: Red Sparrow has swooped it’s way into the good graces of critics, Black Panther remains the biggest blockbuster movie ever, and this weekend’s A Wrinkle In Time is opening to what’s predicted to be another […]

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards: from #OscarsSoWhite to “Representation Matters!”

posted Monday, March 5, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Business, Comedy, Entertaining, Events, Film, Montreal, Queer, Television, Toronto

The 90th Annual Academy Awards wrapped up in Tinsel Town late last night and the star-studded show seemed to pull its socks up even higher this year. Putting his best foot forward, Oscar stepped out of the #OscarsSoWhite past and has emerged a new man. We’ll see what happens next year with Black Panther but for […]

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J.Law takes the law under her wing as a seductive Russian spy in “Red Sparrow”

posted Sunday, March 4, 2018

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

It’s March at the movies! It may be the last “official” month of winter, but while we’re waiting to thaw-out here in Canada, there’s a slew of eclectic feature films lined up for moviegoers to cozy up to: A Wrinkle In Time, The Strangers 2, Tomb Raider and Love, Simon, to name a few. But […]

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Natalie Portman simmers in The Shimmer of “Annihilation”

posted Friday, February 23, 2018

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

February 2018 has been a popular month for science-fiction/fantasy movies! Director J.J. Abrams “pulled a Beyoncé” and dropped a surprise prequel to the Cloverfield franchise (The Cloverfield Paradox) on Netflix after the Superbowl; Marvel Studios’ Black Panther literally slashed box office records with the biggest opening weekend ever; and this coming weekend, Natalie Portman stars […]

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The King of Wakanda breaks records and makes history in “Black Panther”

posted Friday, February 16, 2018

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

It’s been a long wait for the solo Black Panther movie, but it was well worth it! Aptly released during Black History Month, Black Panther has shattered pre-sale ticket records, debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a perfect 100% score (currently sitting at 98%), and is expected to blow up the box office in its opening […]

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Toronto Fashion Week transforms Yorkville Village into an international fashion showcase

posted Wednesday, February 7, 2018

by: in Art, Business, Entertaining, Events, Fashion, Featured Events, Photography, Queer, Toronto

One of the biggest and most exciting semi-annual fashion showcases started its new home in Toronto this week. On Monday, February 5th, opening shows displayed a firestorm of both homegrown and international talent with innovative collections from Mayer Man, Eleventy, Triarchy, UNTLD, Narces, and Christopher Bates. Arriving early, I walked the large red carpet that […]

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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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