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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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Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is a sophisticated fable for all ages

posted Friday, August 3, 2018

by: in Film

When the trailer for a live-action “Winnie the Pooh” movie titled Christopher Robin was released by Disney earlier this year, fans of the adorably disgruntled teddy were delighted. At first, some were skeptical of a live-action Pooh Bear (myself included), as it would be the first time Pooh would be depicted outside of a 2D […]

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the #1 adventure in the world

posted Saturday, July 7, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film

Three full years have passed since Jurassic World opened to nostalgic audiences across the globe. Written and directed by Colin Trevorrow, the adventurous reboot earned $1.67 billion worldwide in the summer of 2015, and it currently sits at the number five spot on the list of top grossing movies of all time, behind Avatar (at […]

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Critically-acclaimed “Potted Potter” returns to Toronto’s CAA Theatre by magical demand

posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018

by: in Art, Entertaining, Events, Family, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an imaginative universe with eventful plots, unique characters, and spellbinding magic. When the Hollywood film adaptations rolled out from 2001 – 2011, the series separated the seventh and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, into two films, although that probably relates to Warner Bros. Studios’ plan […]

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John Krasinski writes, directs and stars in explosive new alien thriller, “A Quiet Place”

posted Friday, April 6, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

The first weekend of April has sprung and movie traffic is hot on the heels of an impressive Easter weekend at the box office! Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, Ready Player One, broke personal records for Spielberg and debuted in the number one spot worldwide, making it the second biggest opening of the […]

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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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“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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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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“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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