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Author: Joey Viola

“The Invisible Man” tops VOD charts; will more postponed blockbusters follow suit?

posted Thursday, March 26, 2020

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

Actress Elisabeth Moss is no stranger to streaming services – her hit dystopian Hulu original television series “A Handmaid’s Tale” (filmed entirely in Toronto) is one of the most popular series of the past five years, but while making the transition from TV-to-movie star,  Moss has run into some unfortunate circumstances. After making a splash […]

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MoJo Toronto’s community fundraiser for Puerto Rico is set to dazzle on Monday night

posted Sunday, February 2, 2020

by: in Activism, Bar/Club, Dance, Entertaining, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

For the past 9 years, MoJo Toronto has been throwing elaborate and memorable events across the city – organizing, hosting and promoting countless soirees of all sizes, MoJo has made it a priority to give back to important causes whenever possible.  The MoJo way of fundraising is partying for a cause, and each and every […]

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“The Turning” is full of beautiful scenery, 90s flair & WTF moments

posted Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

…What the hell did I just watch?! No seriously, what just happened? As the credits began to roll during the first public screening of “The Turning” in Toronto on Thursday night, I listened to a nearly-packed theatre yell things like “I want my money back” and audibly laughing at what we had all just watched […]

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence deliver record-breaking MLK weekend with “Bad Boys For Life”

posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020

by: in Art, Celebrity, Film

As  the “Fresh Prince,” Will Smith, so famously sang in 1997 on his hit album Big Willie Style: “Welcome to Miami – Bienvenidos a Miami!” Yes, the warm city of Miami, Florida, is the natural setting for Sony Pictures’ third installment of the long-running “Bad Boys” franchise as it’s been home to the films’ main […]

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“Underwater” underperforms despite thrilling production and sci-fi homages

posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

We’re still only in the first half of January so it’s slim pickings at the cinema when it comes to brand new releases but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed with some of the exciting movie magic “Underwater” exudes.  This new female-lead sci-fi/horror release may be heavily inspired by movies like “Alien,” “The […]

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“The Grudge” croaks as the first (and potentially worst) movie of 2020

posted Monday, January 6, 2020

by: in Entertaining, Film

Here we are at the beginning of another year (my fourth year writing The Popcorn Periodical for The BUZZ online), and as we move into a new decade of exciting movie magic, I would like to express how grateful I am to still be reviewing films! Thank you all for reading and sharing your thoughts and […]

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Christmas Watchlist 2019: The twelve most buzz-worthy holiday movies, TV shows & specials!

posted Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

Season’s Greetings! It’s officially “the most wonderful time of the year!” From gingerbread houses and eggnog to holiday parties and gift exchanges, everywhere you turn this season it’s filled with Christmas-themed winter fun! But after retiring home from the hustle and bustle, who doesn’t want to snuggle up on the couch in their favourite onesie […]

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“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the Halloween movie we’ve been waiting for!

posted Friday, October 18, 2019

by: in Art, Entertaining, Film

A decade after Zombieland became a horror cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap. The “Double Tap” in the title is a clever pun referring to “liking” or […]

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Flash Nightclub: A community staple by a community leader!

posted Monday, October 7, 2019

by: in Bar/Club, Dance, Entertaining, Queer, Toronto

Flash Nightclub is one of Church Street’s most popular venues, and while it mostly delivers a sultry male-only ambiance, Flash is home to an array of eclectic events including the long-running “FML Mondays Industry Night,” produced by MoJo Toronto – the event company I run with my life and business partner, Monty Tayara. Going on […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Toronto-based, Indigenous Trans actress Kiley May on her first major movie role in “IT: Chapter Two”

posted Friday, September 20, 2019

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Perched atop the worldwide box office sits Pennywise the Killer Clown, a horror genre phenomenon and star of the biggest horror movie franchise of all time – cue maniacal clown laugh! With a 3-hour running time and a controversial opening scene, It: Chapter Two received mixed reviews upon its opening, but despite IT’s shortcomings, this cinematic funhouse […]

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