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Category: editorials

Enter the Archie-Verse: An Interview with Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater

The Archie comics have always meant a lot to me. When I was growing up, I was put into french immersion... but I sucked at french... being my third language and all (no mom, I'm not making an excuse I'm just stating a fact). During the many silent reading periods in my junior school, my ...

A Celebration of Fox’s ‘X-Men’ Franchise

*Disclaimer: Due to the serious allegations brought against Bryan Singer, he will not be discussed, nor mentioned in this editorial.* Today is X-Men Day. Everywhere online, you’ll see people commemorating the last 19 years of X-Men films. While superhero films happened sporadically over the course of the 80s and 90s, mostly from DC Comics, the ...

PSA: You Don’t Need to Ridicule Other Films When Praising ‘Avengers: Endgame’

There has never been a film quite like Avengers Endgame. As the 22nd chapter in this 11-year story, the film manages to successfully bring several of our favourite characters’ stories to a close while also setting up a bright but mysterious future. Upon its debut, Endgame earned great critical acclaim and broke several box office ...

Let’s Talk About ‘Rent: Live’

On January 27th I tuned into Fox to see a live rendition of one of my favourite musicals, Rent. With an announced cast including the likes of Jordan Fisher (previously seen in Grease: Live and Hamilton: An American Musical), Vanessa Hudgens (Disney veteran and Grease: Live actress), Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar) and many ...

Top Ten Comic Books of 2018

This year was a pretty good time for comic books, with a large number of standout ongoing series and original graphic novels being produced in the past twelve months. This list is, in my opinion, comprised of the ten best stories offered by the medium this year. Covering material from a variety of publishes and ...

‘Hidden Figures’ Triumphing Through Racism and Sexism

Hidden Figures details the true-story, set in 1960s Virginia, where three brilliant African-American women overcome bigotry and sexism to become the brains behind the launch of the first American astronaut into space. The film was directed by Theodore Melfi and stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine G. Johnson, Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle ...

Our 1000th Post: The Talkies Story

We never saw it getting this far.  And yet, here we are, on post 1000. The three of us decided to suspend our usual coverage of the entertainment world to write this. A story that covers the last 20 months. The story of Nick, Artur, Mathew, the team we’ve built, the stories we’ve covered, the ...

‘The Art of Banksy’ – Created by Steve Lazarides: Reaction to the Anti-Establishment Showcase in Toronto

Originally advertised and established as “the most valuable Banksy collection” under one roof, the exhibit that has made its way to Toronto. As a result, this gives fans of the elusive street artist a viewpoint of his understanding of the world, and the demeanor (often negative) of that it portrays. Banksy to this day continues ...

‘Castello Cavalcanti:’ From Shot to Shot – How Wes Anderson Creates His Cinematic World

When you watch a Wes Anderson film, you are immediately transported away to the world that he has created. No director has such a developed trope and diegetic as Anderson. The colours, symmetry, attention to detail, camerawork, and lighting are all used by Anderson to further heighten the desired effect of each scene and each ...

‘World of Warcraft’ Expansions Ranked

Blizzard Entertainment’s newest expansion ‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ is here! With a focus on the growing tension of the Alliance and Horde, it should prove an interesting addition to the franchise as the story unfolds. However, even before the expansion can release discussion has broken out about Sylvanas Windrunner’s actions from a promotional ...

The Impact of Moviepass

“You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” is an easy way to describe Moviepass. Last Tuesday, Moviepass announced some new changes coming to their subscription service. The changes involved bumping the subscription fee up to $14.95 instead of $9.95 and limited availability to watch first run movies the first two weeks that they’re ...

Some Lessons Disney Must Learn to Keep ‘Star Wars’ Afloat

A peculiar time falls upon our beloved galaxy from far, far away with controversial plot decisions, a disastrous game launch, and social media hasn’t really helped either. But even with Lucasfilm's short comings, Star Wars is going to be just fine and here's why.   1. Solo: A Star Wars Story is a lesson Lucasfilm (hopefully) won't forget  The first Star Wars anthology film Rogue ...

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