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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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“The Happytime Murders” is a playful (Muppet) mess of adult humour and childhood nostalgia

posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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

One thing that many people do not know (mostly because of the failed advertising campaign), is that the latest unofficially official Muppet-centric film, The Happytime Murders, is written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson’s third and youngest child, Brian Henson. Despite this lack of clarification, the film still opened in the number three spot at the box […]

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It’s a crazy rich opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted Monday, August 20, 2018

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

Crazy Rich Asians had a stellar opening week, snatching the top spot at the domestic box office! The posh comedy grossed an impressive $34 million in its opening weekend, knocking The Meg down a peg to number two (with just over $21 million). The top two movies in North America are not only fun summer […]

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“The Meg” takes a larger than expected shark bite out of the box office

posted Friday, August 17, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, Lesbian

When it comes to summer blockbusters, we don’t usually expect them to bask in critical acclaim or become awards contenders, but somehow, they nearly always impress at the box office. These big-budget adventures may never make it to a prestigious film festival but they attract moviegoers like no other! Ultimately, summer blockbusters aren’t meant to be […]

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