The Weight Of Choice: Our Review of ‘Never Here’

Movies, VOD/iTunes/DigitalDownload ‐ January 09, 2018
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The Weight Of Choice: Our Review of ‘Never Here’

Miranda Fall (Mireille Enos) faces the same problems that most people in her field encounter. She’s a conceptual artist with limited choices to inspire her. She can’t conjure original stories since her work is more on the visual side. Her pieces fit more into a gallery than a theatre. She does a lot of self-portraits. One of these is her in black paint which is a project she didn’t think twice about. However, the most important well for her artistic inspiration comes from her encounters with other people. Because using those for her art requires consent, which she doesn’t really …

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WIN ‘MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE’ ON BLU-RAY!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ January 09, 2018
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There’s something kind of glorious in the fact that what you once grew up with has now circled around to be gloriously retro…enter My Little Pony.

My Little Pony: The Movie takes us back to Ponyvillle, but dark forces are looming.  The Mane 6; Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy & Rarity embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and face exciting challenges on quest to use the magic of friendship in order to save their home.

Hitting the sweet spot for campy fun, My Little Pony: The Movie is one of those films that …

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START STREAMING WITH CLASS AND WIN A SUBSCRIPTION TO ACORN TV!!!!

There’s just so many streaming options out there that it can be hard to choose…but sometimes you just need something with a little extra class.

That’s where Acorn TV comes in; it’s the best that TV from Britain, The Colonies and beyond has to offer with a myriad of choices in the Mystery, Drama, and Documentary, Feature Film, Comedy and titles exclusive to Acorn TV.  With shows like Vera, Doc Martin, George Gently, Foyle’s War, Black Work and dozens of others to choose from this is the streaming service for those looking for a little change from the everyday and thanks …

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WIN ‘BREATHE’ ON DVD!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ January 04, 2018
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Some of the most profound moments of human inspiration can be born out of great tragedy.

Based on the inspiring true story of activists Robin & Diane Cavendish (Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy) an adventurous couple who refused to give up on their love in the face of a debilitating diease and their willingness to never give up in the face of daunting odds ended up changing the world for the better.  It’s a story and a testament to the potential and pure strength of the human spirit.

Breathe was a movie that left people inspired and hopeful right after they saw …

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A String of Genius: Our Review of ‘Phantom Thread’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ January 04, 2018
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A String of Genius: Our Review of ‘Phantom Thread’

That seductive nature of style is just so insidious that you can lose yourself in it.

This Friday marks the return of cinematic auteur Paul Thomas Anderson to the screen with his latest oeuvre; Phantom Thread.  While it bucks some of the style of some of his previous efforts, it still has his trademark flair as it bathes in the lush colours of emotion and plays inside the very nature of love and obsession with some fantastic results.  It’s one of the best films that he’s ever made, and quite simply that’s saying something.

Its post-war London with the glamour and high …

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PASSION IS IN THE AIR AS YOU COULD WIN DOUBLE PASSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF ‘FIFTY SHADES FREED’!!!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, Theatrical ‐ January 04, 2018
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There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a quality ending…

In Fifty Shades Freed newlyweds Christian and Ana (Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson) fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury as they finally believe that they have left behind the shadowy figures from their past.  But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

The action in any story is always at its hottest when it is reaching its ultimate climax and Fifty Shades Freed promises to be no different …

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WIN RUN OF ENGAGEMENT PASSES TO ‘HOSTILES’ OPENING ACROSS CANADA ON JANUARY 19TH!!!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, Theatrical ‐ January 03, 2018
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To a man, woman and child; war affects everyone that it touches and it’s usually for the worst.

Hostiles takes us to 1892, and a legendary military captain Joseph J Blocker (Christian Bale) who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back home to tribal lands, despite his stern resistance to his superiors that the years of war that he’s scene against the people of this very chief make him the exact WRONG man for the job.   Making the harrowing and perilous journey from New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals …

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HEY CANADA! CELEBRATE 2018 WITH SOME DOUBLE PASSES TO ADVANCE SCREENINGS OF ‘FOREVER MY GIRL’!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, Theatrical ‐ January 03, 2018
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No matter the chances and opportunities that get thrust in front of us on a daily basis, you can never run away from true love, it forever catches up to find you even when you go all the way home.

Country music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his …

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The Very Best of the Year That Was 2017

Blog, Blu-Ray/DVD, Festival Coverage, Movies, Theatrical, TIFF 2017 ‐ January 01, 2018
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As I cobbled together a list of my favorite or best of the year that was 2017, I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that it’s been a weird year for that thing that we call the cinema.

Confronted with a myriad of social issues and industry wide distribution issues it was hard enough to really decide what even qualifies as a movie any more.  Being Toronto based I had to go with my core and focus on anything that got a proper release on a theatrical screen in the city before it rolled out wide to audiences across …

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Cheap Thrills: Our Review of ‘All the Money in the World’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ December 22, 2017
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Cheap Thrills: Our Review of ‘All the Money in the World’

To its great credit, it only takes about 20 minutes or so to pass in All the Money in the World before you stop thinking about the potential difference between J.P. Getty being played by Christopher Plummer instead of Kevin Spacey.

The connection this film, about a real life high-profile kidnapping some fifty years ago, has to real life events of the last couple months is inescapable. Spacey, enduring fallout from sexual misconduct allegations and admissions, was removed and replaced by Plummer six weeks before the film was to be released.  You wouldn’t know it from watching, in part because Plummer …

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