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Ratchet and Clank – Movie Review

Ratchet and Clank – Movie Review

Ratchet and Clank – Movie Review Rating: D+ (Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures Most film adaptations of video games are directed and written by those who have had no involvement with the original pixels and bits. Ratchet and Clank brings [...]

May 3, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES, Uncategorized
Monroe Park – Self-Titled – Album Review

Monroe Park – Self-Titled – Album Review

The debut Self-Titled EP from Monroe Park opens on the bright and Celtic-tinged “My Crane Maggie,” abound with bouncy riffs and drums that match the melodies note for note (à la Keith Moon). The vocals are excited, harmonies joyous, and [...]

May 3, 2016 Album Reviews
Mother’s Day – Movie Review

Mother’s Day – Movie Review

Mother’s Day – Movie Review Rating: D (Very Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures Watching Mother’s Day, one starts to wonder what has happened to the romantic comedy. Once the domain of smartly written screenplays and genuine meet-cutes, the genre has [...]

April 29, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Repartee – All Lit Up – Album Review

Repartee – All Lit Up – Album Review

Like a jolt of lightning, the music on Repartee’s debut album All Lit Up will ignite every fibre of your body. Blasting onto the internet tomorrow, All Lit Up is perfectly suited for those upcoming summer dance parties. In a few [...]

April 28, 2016 Electronic, Indie, St. John's, St. John's Bands, Uncategorized
Green Room – Movie Review

Green Room – Movie Review

Green Room – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy D Films The horror film genre is one with a lot of flexibility, even if it’s generally regarded as a domain for the undead and fantastical monsters. Green Room takes [...]

April 28, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Wayne Tennant – Life In A Minor Key – Album Review

Wayne Tennant – Life In A Minor Key – Album Review

For those looking for a fix of classic R&B, Montreal’s Wayne Tennant has the tip. His latest album Life In A Minor Key mixes styles old and new resulting in an album both familiar and unknown. Emulating classics like Kimbra and [...]

April 26, 2016 Album Reviews, Hip Hop, Montreal, Montreal bands, R&B
Ivory Hours @ The Mod Club Toronto – Review

Ivory Hours @ The Mod Club Toronto – Review

Ivory Hours @ The Mod Club Toronto – Review From humble beginnings from London, Ontario in 2012 to filling concert venues in Toronto this indie-pop group knows how to entertain. Upon arriving, we took the time to note how unique [...]

April 26, 2016 Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews
Dead Day Revolution – On Our Own – Album Review

Dead Day Revolution – On Our Own – Album Review

After years on the road honing their music, Hollywood’s Dead Day Revolution land with the impressive debut LP On Our Own. The record mixes hard rock, blues, post-punk and pop with interesting results, pulling sounds from all over including The [...]

April 25, 2016 Album Reviews, Rock
The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Movie Review

The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Movie Review

The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Movie Review Rating: D (Very Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures The modernization of fairy tales into big-budget action pictures is merely continuing the tradition of when these stories were told down through the ages. The [...]

April 22, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Trading Alaska – Twenty Nine EP – Album Review

Trading Alaska – Twenty Nine EP – Album Review

When musicians, especially duos, begin a new venture together, the union is the same as any other relationship: It takes time to work things out. Finding the harmony can be difficult. And there is always that hope that maybe together [...]

April 21, 2016 Album Releases, Indie, London ON bands, Uncategorized
SLOUCHING THE DREAM WITH SPENCER BUTT

SLOUCHING THE DREAM WITH SPENCER BUTT

I don’t typically cover independent novels in the comedy section. But hey, who’s running the show here? You’re just going to have to have faith, Scenesters, and go with it. Trust in your comedy editor’s gut and come along for [...]

April 21, 2016 Toronto Comedy
Hello, My Name is Doris – Movie Review

Hello, My Name is Doris – Movie Review

Hello, My Name is Doris – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Sony Pictures The divide between the current generation of “hipsters” and previous generations may seem wide in appearance, but there’s a lot of common ground there. Hello, [...]

April 21, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Sperry Alan – Raw With Intent – Album Review

Sperry Alan – Raw With Intent – Album Review

Last November I drove a buddy of mine from Ottawa, Ontario to Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, I wouldn’t expect you to know where that is but it’s not too far off the beaten path from Halifax, and even a bit farther [...]

April 21, 2016 Album Reviews, Folk, Halifax bands
Sing Street – Movie Review

Sing Street – Movie Review

Sing Street – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures Three films in, John Carney has established himself as a director of very specific films about young people connecting through the power of music. Sing Street features his [...]

April 21, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2016 Preview

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2016 Preview

In its fourth edition, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (or TAAFI) should prove to be another extraordinary event. With its collection of animated films, arts market with networking opportunities and guest speaker panels, there will be plenty to do [...]

April 19, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES

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