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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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“The Maze Runner” sprints to the finish line in “The Death Cure”

posted Friday, January 26, 2018

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

When bestselling book series The Maze Runner by author James Dashner was adapted into a feature film and released in September 2014, the thrilling tale jumped into a sandstorm of dystopian teen novels-turned-movies: The Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments and Divergent were all the rage. With an already established fan base, it was the perfect […]

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Celebrated & Snubbed – The 2018 Oscar Nominations!

posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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

The Oscars are coming! Or more formally,  The 90th Academy Awards arrive at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 4, 2018. Last year’s breakout movie star, Tiffany Haddish, and the extraordinary capture actor, Andy Serkis, announced the nominations for the prestigious award ceremony on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. […]

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Taraji P. Henson deserves better than Sony’s alleged treatment of “Proud Mary”

posted Saturday, January 13, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

Winter is a busy time at the movies: plenty of holiday movie mega-hits and Award-nominated films are still playing and continue to steadily sell tickets (like The Shape of Water and Star Wars: The Last Jedi), but films released in January are expected to pave the way for cinema in the next 11 months… As […]

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“Insidious: The Last Key” unlocks a series of painstaking suspense and a newly crowned Scream Queen

posted Saturday, January 6, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

It’s been 7 years since the first chapter of Insidious crept up and spooked its way into the supernatural/horror genre. Many remember the infamous Red-Faced Demon (or virally known as the Lipstick-Faced Demon), just from the trailer: a haunted entity whose sinister esthetic was directly compared to Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’s villain, […]

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Self-deprecating “Eastsiders” normalizes gay love and life on a road trip across America in Season 3

posted Friday, January 5, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Queer, Television

I had never seen Eastsiders when theBUZZ asked me to review the brand-new third season (new on Netflix in January 2018). The premise seemed overdone and typical if I’m being honest, but Eastsiders is said to be an unapologetically homosexual television series known not to shy away from stereotypes while smashing them at the same time. […]

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7 Buzzworthy Books to Binge over the Winter Holidays

posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Books, Celebrity, Comedy, Editor, Entertaining, Lesbian, New York City, Queer, Toronto, Uncategorized

The holidays are here! For many, it’s one of the most magical times of the year, perfect to snuggle up next to a fire or into your favourite reading chair and get lost in the ups and downs of the new and hottest page turners. With weeks (and months) of winter ahead, I compiled a […]

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