Beauty In The Unconventional: Our Review of ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time ‘

Beauty In The Unconventional: Our Review of ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time ‘

When there’s a thing out there in the universe that is worth doing it stands to reason that it might take a hell of a lot of time to actually get done…

It goes without saying that when director Robert B Weide set out on the journey to recount the life of Kurt Vonnegut that he simply wouldn’t know what it would have become and we take in the new documentary; Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time we see something that is ultimately imperfect but wholly fascinating and honest just like the man himself.

Nearly a lifetime in the making; Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck …

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Relationships Are Hard: Our Review of ‘C’mon C’mon’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ November 26, 2021
Relationships Are Hard: Our Review of ‘C’mon C’mon’

Even when you’re not entirely sure of what you are doing, family comes first…

While C’mon C’mon has a few awkward and cloying moments that will play right into the wheel house of middle class white people, this film is imbued with such genuine kindness and a stunning lead performance that it’s actually hard to turn away from.

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a kind-hearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman), while she tends to …

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All The World’s a Stage: Our Review of ‘Drive My Car’

All The World’s a Stage: Our Review of ‘Drive My Car’

Most filmmakers can barely get one film right. Director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi directed two this year, and I haven’ seen Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy yet. But it’s safe to say that Drive My Car is near perfect, depicting the length of a section of one’s life and letting its viewers know that its characters have had previous days that feel like the worst they’ve had without making those burdens overbearing. Here, those days come within years of each other, these characters living full lives in between such days. I emphasize those full live to reiterate that these are full characters …

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Pure Shlock: Our Review of ‘Black Friday’

Pure Shlock: Our Review of ‘Black Friday’

It’s fill in the blanks time. A group of people are trapped in a cabin/house/shopping mall, and are surrounded by aliens/zombies/killer spiders and are slowly picked off one at a time until only a few remain. Sound familiar? If if you are a fan of horror movies it should, because it’s a fairly common plotline. Typically the films that follow it are low budget, with plenty of cheesy lines and lots of shlock. Black Friday is the latest addition to the genre, but it’s not as bad as it sounds.

On Thanksgiving night a meteor shower strikes Earth, with each of …

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An Important Dish: Our Review of ‘Julia’

An Important Dish: Our Review of ‘Julia’

It only makes sense that pop culture icons bring a certain cultural weight to their own stories because realizing your dreams knows no age limits…

While Julia has many of the standard trappings that you come to expect from a documentary of a pop culture icon as we see how she changed the game for women in television while still being in the kitchen, it’s also a genuine portrait of a life well lived which is something that is just nice to see from someone who has spent so much time on our collective televisions and living rooms.

Julia brings to life …

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Dark and Shiny: Our Review of ‘Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ November 24, 2021
Dark and Shiny: Our Review of ‘Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City’

Sometimes you’ve just got to dial it back…

In theatres today, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City takes us back to the beginning as we get a dark and grimy look into the underbelly of the Umbrella Corporation that started a franchise.

In Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland . . . with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella …

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Universal Charm: Our Review of ‘Disney’s Encanto’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ November 24, 2021
Universal Charm: Our Review of ‘Disney’s Encanto’

Once is just an honest to goodness surprise, but twice is a legitimate pattern…

It’s been hard to keep track these days given all the mergers and studio purchases to know what animated film belongs to what studio but when the name “Disney” comes up…you know you’re getting quality.

This might be a proverbial “hot take” but Disney’s Encanto just might be the best animated feature to come out of the woodwork this year as the studio is simply crushing the pandemic era when it comes to animated cinema as it an airy delight that will put a song in your heart …

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On Target: Our Review of ‘Hawkeye’ on Disney+

Disney +, TV, What's Streaming? ‐ November 24, 2021

Love them or hate them, one of the biggest strengths all the Marvel Universe properties all seem to share is impeccable casting.  There is only one Iron Man, Marvel finally figured out Spiderman for Sony, and the list goes on. And with the debut of the newest Disney + series this week, Hawkeye, there’s yet another example to add to the list. Having the first 2 episodes to review also showed that this series will be just as or even more ambitious than the rest of the series on Disney + by the time it’s all done.

Hawkeye opens with a …

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ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN DOUBLE PASSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF ‘WEST SIDE STORY (2021)’

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, Theatrical ‐ November 24, 2021

Don’t forget, “When You’re A Jet…You’re a Jet All The Way”…

This reimagining of the beloved musical West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.

It’s the remake we’ve all been waiting for as West Side Story is on the brink of hitting theatres all across the world on Dec. 10th.  But thanks to our friends at 20th Century Studios Canada we have some double passes to advance screenings on Dec. 8th at 7PM in Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg to give to you.  Your chance to win double passes simply couldn’t be …

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Nothing Exceeds Like Excess: Our Review of ‘House of Gucci’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ November 24, 2021
Nothing Exceeds Like Excess: Our Review of ‘House of Gucci’

Power and glamour corrupt…absolutely…

It’s hard to tell a story about avarice, corruption and family WITHOUT being a little chaotic, but the genuine genius in House of Gucci is not one particular performance but the shared playing field which brings all of these characters down.

House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.

To put it mildly, House …

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