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08 December 2020

What fans can expect from the final season of Van Helsing

By // TV

Filming of Van Helsing was affected by the coronavirus crisis this year…

16 September 2020

A Look at NHL 20

By // Games

Watching hockey on TV offers all the excitement that comes with cheering on your favorite team, but playing games like NHL 20 offers a whole new level of thrill to …

31 October 2017

Sweeney in Concert

By // Theatre (Toronto)

On October 28th for one night only, Co-Producers Nicole Strawbridge and Colin Frotten put on Sweeney Todd the Demon of Fleet Street at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Toronto. For …

28 April 2017

Streaming Across the Proverbial Wall

By // TV

If you are an avid Netflix viewer, cannot fall asleep without watching an episode of your favorite series, and for a couple of months you are sent abroad to complete …

26 November 2016

Movies and Games: A Symbiotic Relationship

By // Games

From Atari and The Mechanic to Angry Birds and The Martian, gaming and movies have come a long way in the last 40 years. The two industries have a symbiotic relationship: there …

20 September 2016

Keeping Up with Ms. Jones

By // Cinema

Bridget Jones’ Baby is like a time capsule of the liberal mores of fifteen years ago – a time when it was progressive to indulge in “feminism by marriage plot” …

17 August 2016

Hating on Suicide Squad

By // Cinema

There are a lot of reasons to hate on Suicide Squad. The casually misogynistic way it treats Harley Quinn. The racist (and mysognistic) way it portrays Katana. The senselessness of …

07 August 2016

2016: the Year of the Female Superheroes?

By // Cinema

Producers and directors have been ignoring female superheroes for years, but 2016 promises to be different. A few in the entertainment industry feel that movies and games based on female …

17 December 2015

Soulpepper’s Family Festival: Kim’s Convenience

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It’s been 4 years since Ins Choi’s play was presented to audiences, and it’s been 4 years that I’ve been wanting to and trying to see this show. On Sunday …

09 July 2015

Toronto Fringe ’15: Part XIV

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews Waiting for Alonzo (B+) To suggest this play is “Beckett meets the Bechdel Test” doesn’t do the innovative …

08 July 2015

Toronto Fringe ’15: Part XI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews A Man Walks Into a Bar (A) In all of Fringe, this is the play that’s stirred up …

02 March 2015

Impotent Liaisons

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Keep your bonbons. Your roses. Your teddy bears. I wanted something steamy for Valentine’s Day this year and when I learned that Red One was producing Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons …

02 September 2014

Pilot Watch: Red Band Society

By // TV

I can picture the meeting in which Red Band Society was greenlit. “There seems to be a lot of buzz around that The Fault In Our Stars thing. Maybe cancer’s …

24 July 2014

Segel and the Ages of Man (aka “a review of Sex Tape“)

By // Cinema

As the Apatow crew approaches REAL adulthood- sailing past the heady days of child-like freedom and adult-like access to beer- they’ve all branched off into their own style. Rogen has …

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