Simple Love: Our Review of ‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ October 07, 2022
Simple Love: Our Review of ‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’

Love is generally lovelier when it comes from a place you really don’t expect….

Based on the New York Times Best Seller of the same name, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a trip down a rabbit hole that reminds us of the importance of being open to love in an increasingly cold and disconnected world, even when it comes from somewhere you’d never really expect.

Bookstore owner A.J. Fikry’s (Kunal Nayyar) life is not turning out as he expected as he struggles both emotionally and financially. After his wife’s tragic death, he feels lost and left behind in the rapidly …

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ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN DOUBLE PASSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF ‘THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL’ HERE IN TORONTO!!!

It all has to be learned…

In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her dreary life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and offbeat mother, has the makings of a real witch. One night under a blood red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil — where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into …

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David versus Goliath: Our Review of ‘Blue Island’

OVID.tv ‐ October 07, 2022
David versus Goliath: Our Review of ‘Blue Island’

Hong Kong means many things to both Chinese people and to separatists who call themselves Hong Kong-ers. The ‘autonomous’ region is a place where Chinese people can run to, an ally to Chinese people fighting from within who want freedom. It’s a city losing its freedom. at the edge of the South China Sea’s emerald waters, the waters’ boats approaching the city’s skyscrapers. It’s also a city where white colonizers suppressed labour unions because of the latter’s suspicious resemblance to the PROC’s values. Later, it’s a city losing its freedom. Chan Tze Woon’s Blue Island expresses most of that recent …

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Lots of Fun: Our Review of ‘Lyle Lyle Crocodile’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ October 07, 2022

Based on the classic children’s books from the 1960’s written by Bernard Waber Lyle, Lyle Crocodile tells the story of an unusual reptile.  When he was just a cute little hatchling he was found in an exotic pet store by stage performer Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem) who was looking for a gimmick to give him his big break.  When he hears the sweet singing voice of this small creature he knows he has hit the jackpot.  As Lyle grows, and grows, his voice only gets stronger and Hector puts him on the stage in the hopes the cash will …

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Catching up with Jack McBrayer on Spreading Kindness

Apple TV +, Interviews ‐ October 07, 2022
Catching up with Jack McBrayer on Spreading Kindness

You can’t help but have a big smile on your face when you come across Jack McBrayer. The comedian and all around nice guy is ready for Season 2 of his kid’s series Hello Jack: The Kindness Show streaming on Apple TV +.Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. A new season of kindness creates more incredible change.

The show teaches children about emotions, friendship, and kindness, gives viewers examples of how to be kind …

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Chatting With Maika Monroe And Jake Lacy About Their New Thriller, ‘Significant Other’

Chatting With Maika Monroe And Jake Lacy About Their New Thriller, ‘Significant Other’

Beware of strange forests, you’ll never know what is lurking in the dark. Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy find out the hard way in their new thriller, Significant Other. Scream Queen Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) and Jake Lacy (White Lotus) get more than they bargained for in their new movie, Significant Other.The film follows a young couple, Harry (Jake Lacy) and Ruth (Maika Monroe) who take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone.Tensions are high from the get go between these two “lovebirds” …

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Changing Lanes: Our Review of ‘Amsterdam’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ October 06, 2022

Doesn’t matter if you are driving a car or a narrative, sometimes changing lanes isn’t necessarily to your benefit.

In theatres now, from writer/director David O Russell; Amsterdam has a lot going for it with some fairly peppy pacing and a loaded ensemble cast but when this eclectic character driven romp turns into a pointed political statement it generally loses its way when the stories eccentricities turn into sloppy plot points.

In 1930’s Amsterdam, three close friends find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history as a world that had been recovering from one …

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Context: Our Review of ‘Scheme Birds’

The main participant, Gemma, is one the film’s titular Scheme Birds, from directors Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin. In one scene, the teenager from Motherwell, Scotland, threatens to take on a boy who wants to beat up her friend. While in another, she hangs out with similar boys, lighting fireworks, the directors accompanying that scene with Scottish rap. I’m an old husk living in an ambitious city. And for most of the film, I wonder why she wants to hang out with these teenagers. However, these scenes show why, capturing the carefree nature of a teen without a care in …

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ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN DOUBLE PASSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF ‘TILL’ IN TORONTO!!!

It’s a horrifying true story, brought to life…

Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.

A true story that can never been forgotten, Till opens in theatres everywhere on Friday October 21st but thanks to our friends at Universal Pictures Canada we have a chance for you to see it before …

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TORONTO!!! ENTER TO WIN DOUBLE PASSSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF ‘TICKET TO PARADISE’!!!

“Love Is Even Lovelier The Second Time Around….”

Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. From Working Title, Smokehouse Pictures and Red Om Films, Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

No matter what your age; George Clooney and Julia Roberts are a big screen couple for the ages and thanks to our friends at Universal Pictures Canada we have some double passes to an advance screening here in …

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