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“The Turning” is full of beautiful scenery, 90s flair & WTF moments

posted Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

…What the hell did I just watch?! No seriously, what just happened? As the credits began to roll during the first public screening of “The Turning” in Toronto on Thursday night, I listened to a nearly-packed theatre yell things like “I want my money back” and audibly laughing at what we had all just watched […]

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence deliver record-breaking MLK weekend with “Bad Boys For Life”

posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020

by: in Art, Celebrity, Film

As  the “Fresh Prince,” Will Smith, so famously sang in 1997 on his hit album Big Willie Style: “Welcome to Miami – Bienvenidos a Miami!” Yes, the warm city of Miami, Florida, is the natural setting for Sony Pictures’ third installment of the long-running “Bad Boys” franchise as it’s been home to the films’ main […]

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“Underwater” underperforms despite thrilling production and sci-fi homages

posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

We’re still only in the first half of January so it’s slim pickings at the cinema when it comes to brand new releases but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed with some of the exciting movie magic “Underwater” exudes.  This new female-lead sci-fi/horror release may be heavily inspired by movies like “Alien,” “The […]

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Christmas Watchlist 2019: The twelve most buzz-worthy holiday movies, TV shows & specials!

posted Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

Season’s Greetings! It’s officially “the most wonderful time of the year!” From gingerbread houses and eggnog to holiday parties and gift exchanges, everywhere you turn this season it’s filled with Christmas-themed winter fun! But after retiring home from the hustle and bustle, who doesn’t want to snuggle up on the couch in their favourite onesie […]

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“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the Halloween movie we’ve been waiting for!

posted Friday, October 18, 2019

by: in Art, Entertaining, Film

A decade after Zombieland became a horror cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap. The “Double Tap” in the title is a clever pun referring to “liking” or […]

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Flash Nightclub: A community staple by a community leader!

posted Monday, October 7, 2019

by: in Clubs, Dance, Entertaining, Queer, Toronto

Flash Nightclub is one of Church Street’s most popular venues, and while it mostly delivers a sultry male-only ambiance, Flash is home to an array of eclectic events including the long-running “FML Mondays Industry Night,” produced by MoJo Toronto – the event company I run with my life and business partner, Monty Tayara. Going on […]

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Queer Representation at TIFF – on now until Sept 15. 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, September 6, 2019

by: in Uncategorized

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is finally here and this year’s program is chalk-full of festival firsts and anticipated titles – the 2019 schedule features 333 films from 80+ countries across the globe! “2019 marks the first year as Co-Heads of TIFF,” says Artistic Director Cameron Bailey and Executive Director Joana Vicente in the […]

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It’s absurd! It’s insane! It’s…”SHAZAM!”

posted Saturday, April 13, 2019

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

We’re in the middle of a cinematic superhero sandwich this month as both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame acts as the metaphorical Marvel bun to DC’s monkey in the middle, Shazam! And while this refreshing new superhero movie opened with a rewarding $53.5 million at the domestic box office last weekend, Warner Bros. Entertainment has a long way to […]

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Dumbo is the ‘Prince of Elephants’ in Tim Burton’s new Disney live-action remake

posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

It’s shaping up to be another stellar year for Walt Disney Studios as the production company can now confirm two high-flying #1 motion pictures by the end of March. Both Captain Marvel and Dumbo debuted at number one at the box office on their respective opening weekends and the set of films account for two of the […]

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Lupita Nyong’o is shear-ly brilliant in Jordan Peele’s “Us”

posted Saturday, March 23, 2019

by: in Film

“I Got 5 On It” by Luniz is a “dope song,” says Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke, Black Panther) en route to his summer home in Santa Cruz, California, accompanied by his wife Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther) and two kids, Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph, who will voice young Nala in Disney’s upcoming The Lion King) and […]

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