TORONTO!!!! WIN DOUBLE PASSES TO ‘PORCUPINE LAKE’!!!!!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, Theatrical ‐ February 22, 2018
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The constant complexities of emotional longings…

In Ingrid Veninger’s Porcupine Lake, volatile desires and chaotic, messy emotional lives takes us into a world of anxious parenthood, deep secrets, and first love.  Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (CSA Nominee, Lucinda Armstrong Hall) she gets more than she ever imagined. Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret world of girls set in northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.

A stunning coming of age story by …

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Argentine Genius: Our Review of ‘La Cienaga’

Movies, Retrospective, Theatrical ‐ February 22, 2018
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Argentine Genius: Our Review of ‘La Cienaga’

It goes without saying that a director should set their characters into motion. In doing so in her own way, Lucrecia Martel is interesting in this regard. Her full length debut film La Cienaga depicts the soft bodies of the old upper classes. One of them, Mecha (Graciela Borges) shakes as she pours her umpteeth glass. She drops the glass, filled with wine, causing her to cut herself.

Mecha’s daughter Momi (Sofia Bertolotto) and their maid Isabel (Andrea Lopez) are sane human beings. They’re running around to Mecha’s rescue. However, it’s the other elders’ indifference to them that is fascinating, like they’ve drank …

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An Ice Cold Social Commentary: Our Review Of ‘Loveless’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ February 22, 2018
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An Ice Cold Social Commentary: Our Review Of ‘Loveless’

If the Oscars handed out an award for “Most Spot-on Name,” then Loveless would be the odds-on favourite. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to his soul-crushing 2014 film, Leviathan, is just as bleak. Zvyagintsev has plenty to say about his Russian homeland and he uses films as outlets to call out church and state. In Loveless, Zvyagintsev once again scrutinizes life in his motherland, this time casting an unflattering eye on a married couple’s toxic relationship and the toll it takes on their young son. With its heartbreaking performances and stoic cinematography, Loveless is crafted to wash over audiences like an …

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Strength In Youth: Our Review of ‘My Piece of the City’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ February 22, 2018
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Strength In Youth: Our Review of ‘My Piece of the City’

Cities change in two ways – the first way being gentrification. As we already know, it’s when yuppies move in to displace their working class neighbors. Then there’s the softer version of gentrification that we call revitalization. That’s when the city replaces the working class’ rundown housing with something shinier. We saw this process in Charles Officer’s documentary Unarmed Verses. Then there’s a second movie to tackle the phenomenon that’s changing Toronto’s neighborhoods. In this film, My Piece of the City, director Moze Mossanen shows how the city is changing Regent Park.

Unarmed Verses only had the one subject, the shy Francine. On the other …

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Merriment In The Madness: Our Review of ‘Mom And Dad’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ February 21, 2018
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Merriment In The Madness: Our Review of ‘Mom And Dad’

There’s nothing like that warm, nurturing hearth of home…or is there?

After its festival run, Mom and Dad is about to hit the screen for a short theatrical run to coincide with it launching on various VOD platforms before the DVD/BD release next month.  It is simply a filthy and frenetic ride through the underbelly of suburbia as it essentially takes us onto the Fury Road…if it had a carpool lane anchored by a couple of gloriously unhinged performances.

It’s just another day in suburbia, or so it seems as Brent and Kendall Ryan (Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair) set off on …

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WIN ‘SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ February 20, 2018
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There’s nothing wrong with having just a little bit of faith…

Successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and his wife Debbie (Renee Zellweger) seemingly have the perfect life, however when their faith and family are put to the test an unlikely bond that they form with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship.

All it takes sometimes is a simple act of kindness and compassion to change someone’s life forever, that’s the crux behind Same Kind Of Different As Me and it’s an edict that we should all try to live our …

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WIN ‘THE FLORIDA PROJECT’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ February 20, 2018
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Heartbreak and happiness shockingly adjacent to one another…

On a stretch of highway just outside the most magical place on earth, six year old Moonee and her ragtag band of playmates spend an unforgettable summer at The Magic Castle; a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe).  Bobby’s stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion as he watches over the kid’s adventures protecting them from some of the harsher realities of life.

Stunningly beautiful and heart wrenchingly tragic, writer/director Sean Baker captures a slice of Americana that you just can’t help but get wrapped up in, making for one …

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‘THE STRANGERS: PRAY AT NIGHT’ ARE HOPING YOU’LL JOIN THEM AT ADVANCE SCREENINGS ALL ACROSS CANADA!!!!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, Theatrical ‐ February 20, 2018
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Those random things that go bump in the night; tend to be the most terrifying of them all…

The Strangers: Prey At Night takes a family’s road trip and spins it into a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

11 years between the first and second installment of these films certainly doesn’t lessen their impact and thanks to our friends at Elevation Pictures we …

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WIN AN ITUNES DOWNLOAD CODE FOR ‘BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL’!!!!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, VOD/iTunes/DigitalDownload ‐ February 20, 2018
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Sometimes violence is the only answer…

Manji, a highly skilled samurai becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle.  Alone and haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that the only way to truly regain his soul is to fight evil at every turn.  He swears to protect young Rin and help her avenge her parents who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by the ruthless warrior Anotsu.  It’s a mission that will change Manji in ways that he could have never even imagined.

Not many people get to make 100 movies and there’s no one …

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WIN ‘DADDY’S HOME 2’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ February 19, 2018
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Double the Dad’s…Double the Hilarity…

When it comes to raising their kids; Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) finally have this co-parenting thing down to a science.  Of course all that changes when Dusty’s macho dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s sweet natured father (John Lithgow) roll into town for the holidays, turning their perfect family life into absolute chaos.  As old rivalries create new problems, the ultimate partnership of Dusty and Brad is put to the test discovering a brand new definition for the idea of a ‘blended family’.

Against all odds; Daddy’s Home 2 is just as much fun as …

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