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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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“Bird Box” soars to the top of our watchlists, but is there a message behind the blindfolds?

posted Monday, January 7, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Film

Towards the end of 2018, a little birdie told me Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) would be starring in an exciting new thriller on Netflix. By the time December rolled around, there were still no leads, but as it turned out, the little birdie was right! Bullock’s new film is an adaptation […]

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“On The Basis of Sex” tells the triumphant true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg

posted Monday, December 24, 2018

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

The holiday movie season is jam-packed with big-budget blockbusters and each and every one of them are vying for your attention (and money) this month. Opening at the bitter end of December – alongside CGI & family-friendly heavy hitters like Warner Bros.’ Aquaman and Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns – are some truly impressive political dramas. Vice, […]

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7 New & Buzzworthy Seasonal Movies & TV Shows to watch this Holiday

posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Comedy, Drag, Entertaining, Events, Family, Film, Television

Season’s Greetings! It’s officially “the most wonderful time of the year!” From gingerbread houses and eggnog, to gift exchanges and holiday parties, December is a magical time filled with Christmas-themed winter fun! Snuggle up on the couch in an over-sized sweater and roast some chestnuts on an open fire, it’s time to watch all your […]

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“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a visual beast, but is it a fantastic movie?

posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018

by: in Film

The long-awaited second installment of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel series is finally here! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has officially “apparated” into theatres everywhere, grossing $62.2 million domestically in its opening weekend and “stupefying” last week’s number one, The Grinch, down to the number two spot with $38 million, and record-breaking Queen biopic, Bohemian […]

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“Little Tito and the Aliens” charms the 14th Annual European Union Film Festival in Toronto

posted Monday, November 19, 2018

by: in Art, Entertaining, Film, Toronto

Toronto has a long history with movie magic. It’s one of Canada’s worst kept secrets – major Hollywood films have disguised Toronto’s recognizable streets, landmarks and surrounding areas for decades. Take, for instance, Casa Loma, the city’s hilltop castle, which accommodated the mutants of Professor Xavier’s School for the Gifted in X-Men. Or Downtown Yonge Street, […]

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Yasss, Queen! “Bohemian Rhapsody” is crowned highest grossing LGBTQ+ movie opening of all time

posted Monday, November 5, 2018

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

The 2018 holiday movie season is here and 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody intends to kick it all off with a classic rock n’ roll BANG! The controversial film opened alongside Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Tyler Perry and Tiffany Haddish’s new comedy, Nobody’s Fool, and the critically acclaimed TIFF (Toronto International Film […]

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7 New & Buzzworthy Horror Movies & TV Shows for this Halloween Season

posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

Halloween is upon us! One of the most anticipated celebrations of the year is underway, and the weeks leading up are the most popular time for horror fans! From haunted houses to costume parties, October is the perfect time for some horror-themed tricks and treats! It’s time to snuggle up on the couch in an […]

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“The Predator” explodes back into action as a comedic Halloween gore fest

posted Saturday, September 15, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Comedy, Entertaining, Film, Queer, Television, Toronto

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is in full swing, and some of the year’s most buzzworthy films are being debuted all across Canada’s largest city. As award season inches closer, the majority of these hot new motion pictures are in hopes of impressing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Bradley Cooper […]

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“Searching” is a refreshing new thriller with sleeper hit potential

posted Thursday, September 6, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Film

So far, 2018 has given us some major record-breaking summer movie magic: both Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rose to the top of the crop, joining the billion-dollar club and the domestic and worldwide top-ten movies of all time list! As August rolled around, critics anticipated a slower than average month at the box […]

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