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First Look: The Little Prince Movie

Posted December 19, 2014 by Sonya

The first look at the trailer for “The Little Prince” is now out and it is as sweet as the classic book. This is the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s iconic masterpiece. At the heart of […]

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Cartoons

Cartoons For Kids Are More Violent Than Adult Dramas

Posted December 18, 2014 by Guest Author

Nemo. Bambie. Tarzan. These are just a few of the characters whose parents come to a violent end in top animated children’s films. A study published in the British Medical Journal’s special Christmas issue this week found that two-thirds of […]

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Film

Would you like to see the Ottawa preview screening of ‘Into the Woods’?

Posted December 2, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Into the Woods will be released in theatres Dec. 25, 2014 but I’m giving away tickets to a special advance screening: four admissions to two families! Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few of the best-known stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes […]

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Entertainment

Attention Star Wars Fans: The New Trailer Is Here!

Posted November 28, 2014 by Guest Author

Heads up, moms of Star Wars fans (and moms who are Star Wars fans)! The trailer for the controversial seventh Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is out today. I think it’s safe to say that after the, um, non-excellence […]

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Books

The Machine Stops

Posted November 23, 2014 by James Bow

Maybe it’s kismet, but as I write The Curator of Forgotten Things, I’ve been encountering more and more references to E.M. Forster’s Edwardian science fiction novella, The Machine Stops. This story, written in 1909 (and in the public domain; the…

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Entertainment

Disney’s Big Hero 6 Is Smart and Squishy Fun For Families

Posted November 7, 2014 by Sonya

In theatres now, Big Hero 6 is the newest Disney Animation movie to grab our attention. And with 3 ten-year-old kids in tow to the advance screening  last week, I can assure you that this is one that you must […]

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Entertainment

The Countdown Is On For New Minions & Toy Story Films

Posted November 7, 2014 by Anonymous

It is a big week for blockbuster animated films it would seem. On Tuesday we got our first look at the new Despicable Me spinoff, Minions. The trailer tells us, they have been on this planet far longer than we […]

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Entertainment

Why Do White Disney Princesses Make More Money?

Posted November 5, 2014 by Anonymous

While we won’t be seeing another Disney princess of colour until 2018 when Moana, the Polynesian princess, makes her debut, it seems that we really aren’t seeing that much of the Disney princesses that aren’t, well, white. The graphic below, created by Jody […]

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Entertainment

Movie Review: LEFT BEHIND

Posted October 6, 2014 by Sonya

My list of must see movies in theatres is very LONG. But this one has me thinking… a lot. The world seems to keep challenging us in many ways and far beyond many of our imaginations and understandings. While we […]

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General

Movie Review: Gone Girl

Posted October 3, 2014 by Jes

As soon as the credits started rolling on the movie, the old lady beside me in her Northern Reflections circa 1997 sweatshirt stood up and said,”F*ck right off.”…and then left the theatre.I’m with that lady. That lady knows what’s up…about the movi…

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Entertainment

Off With The Box! Here Comes The Boxtrolls!

Posted September 30, 2014 by Sonya

Making films for kids and families is a big business and technology has allowed for many great visual escapes. The Boxtrolls will be in theatres this weekend  and there’s something quite beautiful about this particular film. The stop-motion animated method […]

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Entertainment

Classic Halloween Movies To Watch With Your Kids

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

It feels like fall just started, but Halloween is on its way. Your kids are probably already planning their costumes and eyeing the candy displays in the grocery store, so help them get into the spirit (you see what we […]

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Canada

Movie Review: Advance Style (CIFF 2014)

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jes

You don’t often hear people talking about a desire to be old. As a society we generally associate being old with being closer to death and the inability to do things you once could. We love old people, we just don’t want to be them……until we get co…

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Entertainment

Brides Can Look Like Frozen’s Elsa With New Disney Bridal Collection

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anonymous

UPDATE: It is here! The Frozen inspired wedding dress has made its runway debut. For a cool $1,399 USD, every woman can now channel Elsa on her big day. So what do you think? Do you love the blue toned, sparkly […]

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Calgary

What to Watch: CIFF 2014

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jes

The Calgary International Film Festival is almost upon us! Starting this Thursday and running until September 28, 2014, CIFF will bring us films from all over the world in all different genres.Here are my picks for the movies to watch in their years li…

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Entertainment

TIFF14: Interview With In Her Place Director Albert Shin

Posted September 8, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing now with many opportunities to catch some terrific films.The Festival is almost like a big teaser for when some of the films come out in the theatres. You may have seen […]

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Entertainment

TIFF14: Interview With In Her Place Director Albert Shin

Posted September 8, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing now with many opportunities to catch some terrific films.The Festival is almost like a big teaser for when some of the films come out in the theatres. You may have seen […]

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Entertainment

TIFF14: Interview With Craig Arnold Of Wet Bum

Posted September 4, 2014 by Sonya

Actor Craig Arnold stars in the Canadian drama feature film WET BUM, making its world premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival . WET BUM is written and directed by Lindsay MacKay and shares the story of an awkward teenage […]

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Entertainment

TIFF14: Interview With Craig Arnold Of Wet Bum

Posted September 4, 2014 by Sonya

Actor Craig Arnold stars in the Canadian drama feature film WET BUM, making its world premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival . WET BUM is written and directed by Lindsay MacKay and shares the story of an awkward teenage […]

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Entertainment

New Frozen Short Film To Hit Theatres in 2015

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

Frozen fans, it’s time to belt out a celebratory “Let It Go.” Walt Disney Animation studios announced Tuesday that they will be releasing a follow-up to the animated mega-hit with a short film called Frozen Forever, set to be released by spring […]

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Entertainment

New Frozen Short Film To Hit Theatres in 2015

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

Frozen fans, it’s time to belt out a celebratory “Let It Go.” Walt Disney Animation studios announced Tuesday that they will be releasing a follow-up to the animated mega-hit with a short film called Frozen Forever, set to be released by spring […]

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Entertainment

TIFF 2014: Top Film Picks

Posted August 29, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]

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Entertainment

TIFF 2014: Top Film Picks

Posted August 29, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]

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Entertainment

Dear Summer…

Posted August 28, 2014 by Sonya

Dear Summer, Where has the time gone? I’m not sure what kind of summer you gave us with the weather (again). Although, I’m secretly happy it wasn’t an overall humid sweltering one! There was a little too much rain for […]

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Entertainment

Dear Summer…

Posted August 28, 2014 by Sonya

Dear Summer, Where has the time gone? I’m not sure what kind of summer you gave us with the weather (again). Although, I’m secretly happy it wasn’t an overall humid sweltering one! There was a little too much rain for […]

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