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Hail, Caesar! – Movie Review

Hail, Caesar! – Movie Review

Hail, Caesar! – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures Ethan and Joel Coen have made a career out of switching between goofy comedies and dreary dramas. Hail, Caesar! is definitely the former, with a lot in common [...]

February 5, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Movie Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Movie Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films When a movie has a genre mash-up title like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the filmmakers have a couple of options. They can either make [...]

February 4, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Future Flight – Self-titled EP – Album Review

Future Flight – Self-titled EP – Album Review

The jazz-pop scene always seem to be ripe with gems, but few mix the blues into their foundation. Montreal band Future Flight manage to bridge this gap intensely on their Self-titled EP, with echoes of Kimbra, Amy Winehouse and even [...]

February 2, 2016 Album Reviews, Jazz, Montreal, Montreal bands, Pop
The Holds EP release show TONIGHT!

The Holds EP release show TONIGHT!

The Holds are celebrating the release of their debut EP tonight at Montreal’s beautiful O Patro Vys. Local musician Joshua Carey of Po Lazarus will be opening with an acoustic set and the band has commissioned local artist Dan Oniszeczko from London, [...]

January 29, 2016 Montreal, Montreal Listings, Uncategorized
The Finest Hours – Movie Review

The Finest Hours – Movie Review

The Finest Hours – Movie Review Rating: C (Average) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Walt Disney Studios Some historical dramas are content to replicate the setting and time period and if they bring audiences back to that decade, they will be satisfied. The [...]

January 29, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Kung Fu Panda 3 – Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 – Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy 20th Century Fox It’s been impressive seeing the artists at DreamWorks Animation take what could be a silly concept like Kung Fu Panda and transform it into [...]

January 29, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Hollywood North at the Hard Rock

Hollywood North at the Hard Rock

(Photo credits: Agnieszka Smyrska, Smyrska Photography)  Back in November, the day I reluctantly pointed my weather-beaten compass towards the uncharted new territory of 32 years ‘Young’ (it is right there in the name after all) and moved away from the hostile waters of [...]

January 25, 2016 Toronto Comedy
High Waters – Goodnight Mara – Album Review

High Waters – Goodnight Mara – Album Review

Experimentation is a tricky game, but less so if you know your craft. Ottawa’s High Waters’ debut LP Goodnight Mara, is an album that changes tone not only song-to-song but verse-to-verse. The indie sound mixes bits of Hey Rosetta, First Aid [...]

January 22, 2016 Album Reviews, Ottawa, Ottawa bands
Dirty Grandpa – Movie Review

Dirty Grandpa – Movie Review

Dirty Grandpa – Movie Review Rating: D (Very Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy VVS Films There is nothing wrong with crass and vulgar humour and even crossing the line into offensiveness can be okay. However, it can reach a point where it’s [...]

January 22, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES, Uncategorized
The 5th Wave – Movie Review

The 5th Wave – Movie Review

The 5th Wave – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Sony Pictures The young adult film adaptation phenomenon seems mostly focused on the dystopian genre, with the world having already been ruined for years. The 5th Wave is quite [...]

January 21, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Oshawa punks Letdown release new EP ‘The Bottom’

Oshawa punks Letdown release new EP ‘The Bottom’

Three-piece Letdown released their second EP titled The Bottom yesterday. The four tracks fall somewhere between grime and pop punk with upbeat melodies and occasional breakdowns, building on a sound laid down by the band’s first release in March of 2015, Skin+Bones. The boys are currently [...]

January 20, 2016 Album Releases, New Tracks3, On Tour, Punk
Sine of the Lion (ex-Abandon All Ships) release new video

Sine of the Lion (ex-Abandon All Ships) release new video

Toronto five-piece Sine of the Lion released a new music video last week for their track “The Tapes” featuring Daniel Ciccotelli. The song boasts members of the late Abandon All Ships, you can check out the video below and grab the track [...]

January 19, 2016 Music Video Releases, Toronto, Toronto bands, Uncategorized
Norm of the North – Movie Review

Norm of the North – Movie Review

Norm of the North – Movie Review Rating: F (Bottom of the barrel with no redeeming qualities to be found) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films Animation is such an amazing medium, used to create so many imaginative and beautiful stories. There [...]

January 14, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Vancouver Klezmer-Punk Geoff Berner brings new album to Toronto

Vancouver Klezmer-Punk Geoff Berner brings new album to Toronto

Vancouver’s Klezmer-Punk singer/songwriter/accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner is playing on Jan. 23 in Toronto as part of a full Canadian tour supporting the release of his latest album. Out now in Canada on Rae Spoon’s Coax Records, and internationally by Oriente Musik of [...]

January 14, 2016 Folk, On Tour, Punk, Vancouver bands
Anomalisa – Movie Review

Anomalisa – Movie Review

Anomalisa – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Paramount Pictures With his famous penchant for offbeat imagery, Charlie Kaufman is an appropriate fit for animation. Yet Anomalisa is surprisingly his least surreal work. Based on a stage play, Kaufman [...]

January 13, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES

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