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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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“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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