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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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“Captain Marvel” is full of action, 90’s nostalgia and girl power!

posted Friday, March 8, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

The wait is over! Disney/Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel (aka “Sparklefists” for all you comic fans) has officially crash-landed into a theatre near you! On International Women’s Day, no less! How fitting, considering this is the first MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) superhero movie starring a female lead. Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson (Room) explodes onto the […]

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“Greta” boasts an intriguing concept but delivers an absurd story

posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, New York City, Toronto

It’s March Madness at the movies and brand new motion pictures like How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World and Tyler Perry’s A Madea’s Family Funeral are burning up the box office! But while the entire world awaits Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, there’s a little movie called Greta that dares to compete with this month’s […]

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“Glass” completes M. Night Shyamalan’s 19-year-old trilogy with a shattering conclusion

posted Saturday, January 19, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, Lesbian

“Whoa.” It’s the first word I uttered as the credits for “Glass” started to roll at the Universal Studios Canada advanced screening. I had no other words to describe the events that transpired on the big screen in front of me, and since this film is the first “big movie” of 2019, my short (but […]

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