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The Founder – Movie Review

The Founder – Movie Review

The Founder – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures With Saving Mr. Banks and now The Founder, John Lee Hancock appears to have found a knack for peeling away the behind-the-scenes events that shaped major American corporations. [...]

January 19, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
KornuCopia – Unplug by Seven – Album Review

KornuCopia – Unplug by Seven – Album Review

It’s amazing what music can do for the soul. For Raw Zero the mastermind behind Toronto hard rock outfit KornuCopia, it saved him from a life of addiction, and several years later has found him with the album Unplug by [...]

January 18, 2017 Album Reviews, Toronto, Toronto bands
Matt Chanway – Self-titled – Album Review

Matt Chanway – Self-titled – Album Review

Coming from metal act Assimilation, Vancouver’s Matt Chanway has a lot to live up to on his self-titled solo record. The record shows a lot of amazing ability that metal heads will love and has enough of the style that [...]

January 17, 2017 Album Reviews, Metal, Vancouver bands
Camille Peruto – From the Sea to the Sky – Album Review

Camille Peruto – From the Sea to the Sky – Album Review

If you thought it wasn’t possible to mash influences from Muse, Taylor Swift and Paramore all into the same band, you clearly haven’t heard South Jersey’s Camille Peruto. On her new album From The Sea To The Sky Peruto showcases [...]

January 15, 2017 Album Reviews
J-Anthony – It’s Official – Video Review

J-Anthony – It’s Official – Video Review

Blues and soul don’t come together too often anymore, with Lenny Kravitz dropping albums slower and slower, and artists like Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 moving closer to pop with every album, getting that right mix of funky soul music [...]

January 14, 2017 Album Releases, Album Reviews, Video Single
20th Century Women – Movie Review

20th Century Women – Movie Review

20th Century Women – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures In Beginners, director Mike Mills employed an eclectic style of filmmaking to tell a fairly small story with a minimal set of characters. With 20th Century Women, [...]

January 13, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Patriots Day – Movie Review

Patriots Day – Movie Review

Patriots Day – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films Peter Berg’s evolution as a filmmaker has been fascinating to watch. His early film career made one think he would belong to the Michael Bay or Roland [...]

January 12, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Silence – Movie Review

Silence – Movie Review

Silence – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Paramount Pictures Even in Martin Scorsese’s more violent films, there is imagery that highlights the director’s faith. Next to The Last Temptation of Christ, Silence represents Scorsese’s biggest testing of his [...]

January 6, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
A Monster Calls – Movie Review

A Monster Calls – Movie Review

A Monster Calls – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures A Monster Calls marks the third film this year to tackle the idea of a child befriending a giant creature, following Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG [...]

January 6, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
She Did! Toronto’s Festival of Funny Women On The Record

She Did! Toronto’s Festival of Funny Women On The Record

  When it launched in the spring of 2014 She Dot Festival broke entirely new ground on the Canadian standup scene. The brainchild of four Toronto based comedians turned producers, the festival was first conceived (so the story goes) over an [...]

January 2, 2017 Toronto Comedy
Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Want to keep metal relevant? Learn from the best and go from there. On From Our Own Ashes, the bombastic new album from Matchstickmen, the band pulls electricity and flair from bands like Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden and even [...]

December 29, 2016 Album Reviews, International Bands, Metal, UK Bands, Uncategorized
Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts – Album Review 

Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts – Album Review 

It takes a lot of talent to keep acoustic music interesting but the gems that manage it are saving the lighter side of folk. On Thirsty Hearts, the new album by Whitehorse musician Thorin Loeks, he manages to take ideas [...]

December 28, 2016 Album Reviews, Folk, Indie, Vancouver bands
 Joan Torres’ All Is Fused – Of The Musical – Album Review

 Joan Torres’ All Is Fused – Of The Musical – Album Review

To anyone who has a hard time listening to modern jazz, it can often be a mix of not accessible enough and just not being into the overall aesthetic of the sounds, but every so often the write talent can [...]

December 27, 2016 Album Reviews, International Bands, Jazz, World Music
April Martin – In The Blink Of A Life – Album Review 

April Martin – In The Blink Of A Life – Album Review 

Those longing for the days where folk heroes like Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot released albums every few years have rarely found modern albums that sound quite like the classics from that era. But on April Martin’s latest release In [...]

December 26, 2016 Album Reviews
Jordan Alexander – Take Me Out Tonight – Single Review

Jordan Alexander – Take Me Out Tonight – Single Review

Some artists just know how to craft a subtle pop single. Toronto’s Jordan Alexander does just this on her new track “Take Me Out Tonight” which mixes parts Leona Lewis and Lights, with soft piano and guitars for a dreamy [...]

December 25, 2016 Album Reviews, Music Video Releases, Pop, Toronto, Toronto bands

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