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Category: Arts & Culture

Judge Sentences Harvey Weinstein to 23 Years in Prison

The trial of Harvey Weinstein is coming to a close, as the disgraced former movie mogul has been sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault charges. The decision was handed down by Judge James Burke. A jury convicted Weinstein of committing a Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree and third-degree ...

Disney to Release Pro-Shot Version of ‘Hamilton: The Musical’

A few years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that his critically acclaimed broadway musical Hamilton would not only be getting a film version, but that a professionally shot version of the musical was also in the works and would be released at some point. Today, it was revealed that the pro-shot version of the musical was ...

‘Anastasia: The Musical’ Review

Anastasia opened at the Ed Mirvish theatre in December 2019 and will run through January 2020. Anastasia puts an exciting twist on the classic princess fairy tale. Opening in Petersburg in 1906, a young Anastasia is with her Nana. A long dance sequence takes place with a smooth transition as little Anastasia walks behind a ...

Disney Canada Opening ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Pop-Up Salon in Toronto

In case you were striving for a... more evil look... Disney has you covered! To celebrate the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Walt Disney Studios Canada invites fans to experience the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Pop-Up Nail Salon at Majesty’s Pleasure. Open to the public and free of charge, the limited time event offers ...

Marvel and Scholastic Announce Partnership to Bring New Superhero Stories To Young Readers

Marvel is partnering up with a major publishing brand to bring new stories featuring classic characters to young readers. Today, Marvel announced a multi-year deal with Scholastic to introduce new original stories featuring Marvel’s most iconic superheroes to young readers around the world. With a shared commitment to representing all types of characters and stories, ...

Taika Waititi Set to receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala

Before showcasing his newest original film to Canadian audiences, Taika Waititi will recognized by TIFF for his achievements in directing. Today, Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award honours a ...

Universal Orlando Announces Fourth Theme Park: Epic Universe

After much speculation, Universal Orlando has officially announced its fourth theme park: Epic Universe. The company revealed Wednesday that "Universal’s Epic Universe" is currently under construction. Officials from Universal Orlando said it will introduce an “entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment” when it opens. The exact timeline for the park ...

‘Friends’ Pop-Up Experience Opening in NYC in Celebration of the Series’ 25th Anniversary

Get ready Friends fans, because the series is no longer on a break! “The One with the Pop-Up” is here! It’s been 25 years since viewers met Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe, so set your calendar back to 1994 and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience ...

At Least 33 Dead in Devastating Arson Attack at Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan

Kyoto Animation Studio, known for productions such as Violet Evergarden and A Silent Voice, was hit this morning in a devastating arson attack that has left 33 dead and many more injured. Japanese police confirmed that a 41-year-old man walked into the company's 1st Studio Building in Fujimi Ward, Kyoto City just after 10 a.m. and doused what is ...

Spotify Partners With Disney to Launch Official Playlists With Music From Movies, TV Shows

Fans of Disney movies and TV shows can now enter into a dedicated music hub on Spotify, featuring seven playlists filled with top hits from Disney animated favorites and music from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films. Terms of the deal were not announced. Spotify did note that its users have streamed nearly 2.5 billion minutes of Disney music on ...

Disney Announces 2019 D23 Expo Schedule, Featuring Marvel, Star Wars, Disney+, and More

Disney's star studded fan convention has officially unveiled its schedule. Thursday afternoon saw the house of mouse unveil its schedule for the 2019 D23 Expo. This year’s D23 is especially exciting with the upcoming November launch of Disney+, the Disney streaming platform that will feature original and already-released titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. In addition, fans can ...

The ‘Toy Story 4’ Canadian Road Trip Stops in Toronto this Weekend

Toronto fans of Disney/Pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of the films when the Toy Story 4 Canadian Road Trip makes a rest stop in Toronto this weekend! It’s the first chance for enthusiasts of the films to get up close to a life-size replica motorcycle of Canada’s greatest ...

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