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The Second Mother – Movie Review

The Second Mother – Movie Review

The Second Mother – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) Most of the Brazilian films that receive imports tend to revolve around slums and the criminal life in Rio de Janeiro. To the average viewer, Brazil might seem like a [...]

August 28, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
No Escape – Movie Review

No Escape – Movie Review

No Escape – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) No Escape is one of those films that is otherwise decently made, but it’s hampered by the unfortunate implications necessary in building the tension. Director/co-writer John Erick Dowdle comes from a horror [...]

August 27, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Mistress America – Movie Review

Mistress America – Movie Review

Mistress America – Movie Review Rating: C+ (Above Average) It can reach the point where a director’s style can become more cloying than charming, when his shtick just doesn’t quite gel. Noah Baumbach is a very good director and writer, [...]

August 26, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
American Ultra – Movie Review

American Ultra – Movie Review

American Ultra – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) It’s almost surprising how much comedic mileage has been gained out of stoners. You would think most films would just make jokes about them going on “trips” and leave it at that. [...]

August 25, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
I Am Chris Farley – Movie Review

I Am Chris Farley – Movie Review

I Am Chris Farley – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) The list of comic actors gone too soon is a lengthy one and it would take a while to name them all. Chris Farley is one of the first that [...]

August 17, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Hopeful Monster – Halifax – August 19th 2015

Hopeful Monster – Halifax – August 19th 2015

Who: Hopeful Monster When: Wednesday, August 19th @8pm Where: The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street Ticket: $12/$15 Toronto based pop artist Hopeful Monster plays the Company House this week. Originally from Nova Scotia, Hopeful Monster brings a sweet and melodic [...]

August 17, 2015 Halifax, Halifax bands, Halifax pick of the week 1
Straight Outta Compton – Movie Review

Straight Outta Compton – Movie Review

Straight Outta Compton – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) The musical biopic is a well worn sub-genre, with similar beats being consistently used, no matter who the performer and artist are. While Straight Outta Compton displays some of these [...]

August 14, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
A Skylit Drive at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

A Skylit Drive at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Ritual’s energy was pure insanity Saturday night as Ottawa welcomed A Skylit Drive’s Michael Labelle back home. Spectrasonic put on a hell of a show as usual with locals Vesuvius (playing their first show), Violent Tides [...]

August 12, 2015 Live Music Reviews, Metal, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews
She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review

She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review

She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) It’s been a while since we’ve seen Peter Bogdanovich put his director’s cap on, but even with his absence from the camera, he has not lost any of his [...]

August 12, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Wordburglar – Halifax – August 14th 2015

Wordburglar – Halifax – August 14th 2015

Who: Wordburglar When: Friday, August 14th @9:30pm Where: Gus’ Pub & Grill, 2605 Agricola Street Tickets: $10 Alphabet soup enthusiast Wordburglar drops his new album Friday night at Gus’. Its been a minute since the extraordinarily clever wordsmith graced us [...]

August 12, 2015 Halifax, Halifax bands, Halifax DJs, Halifax pick of the week 1
20 things You Missed at Heavy Montreal 2015

20 things You Missed at Heavy Montreal 2015

20 things You Missed at Heavy Montreal 2015 1. Metal Babies We know that you will no doubt become a great human being when you have been throwing horns in the air at metal festivals since the tender days. We [...]

August 10, 2015 Festivals, Metal, Montreal, Top News
Fantastic Four – Movie Review

Fantastic Four – Movie Review

Fantastic Four – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Fantastic Four is the sort of film that wants to be different from other entries in its sub-genre, but also secretly wants to be included among them. There is some promise early [...]

August 7, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
The Gift – Movie Review

The Gift – Movie Review

The Gift – Movie Review Rating: C+ (Above Average) It’s easy to see the inspiration in Joel Edgerton’s direction of The Gift as he clearly wants to craft a thriller that gets under one’s skin and we’re not sure who [...]

August 6, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
VELD 2015 – Let’s Get to the Point

VELD 2015 – Let’s Get to the Point

VELD 2015 – Let’s Get to the Point Is the electronic festival scene in Southern Ontario cursed? Let’s face it, it’s been an unlucky year for Electronic fans across southern Ontario. First it rained hard at Go Hard, while Everafter in [...]

August 5, 2015 Electronic, ON Festivals, Toronto Festivals
Ricki and the Flash – Movie Review

Ricki and the Flash – Movie Review

Ricki and the Flash – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Sometimes looking at the credits gives a good idea of when a movie might rise above its genre and storyline. Ricki and the Flash could have been an overly sentimental [...]

August 5, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
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