Emancipation

Will Smith brings stern dramatic heft to an enslaved man making a dash for freedom in Antoine Fuqua’s tonally mish-mashed action drama. A macabre B-movie in Oscar bait clothing, Emancipation sees genre hand Antoine Fuqua take a more-than-workable cat-and-mouse chase thriller and plant it within the context of American slavery’s dying days. Will Smith plays […]

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Girls and guns: the 90s films that shaped the ‘frat boy generation’

Paul Weitz’s American Pie taught a generation of young folk that sex-based humour was the height of wit. The trope of pubescent teenage boys who felt the need to ‘conquer’ the female population was rife, incubated by popular culture that nurtured the misogyny and adolescent ‘boys will be boys’ attitude perpetuated by the landmark film. […]

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The Weeknd’s Newest Signee On XO Records, Chxrry22, Releases Debut EP, ‘The Other Side’

By ETCanada.com Staff. Published: 4 hours ago Toronto singer Chxrry22 just dropped her debut EP, The Other Side. The latest signee on The Weeknd’s record label XO, Chxrry22 (pronounced “Cherry 22”) doles out seven tracks with a roughly 20-minute runtime in her freshman effort. “The Other Side is about coming to terms with duality – we […]

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‘Vampire Academy’ Scares Up A Sexy Debut Trailer

By Brent Furdyk. 48 mins ago Fans of “The Vampire Diaries” will certainly be familiar with that series’ showrunner and producer, Julie Plec, and she’s returning to the same genre with her latest show, “Vampire Academy”. Based on the young adult book series from novelist Richelle Mead, “Vampire Academy” follows Rose Hathaway (Siri Stringer), a […]

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The frenetic thrills of the Safdie Brothers’ second feature

The Safdie Brothers have an affection for losers. From repeat offenders to heroin junkies to degenerate gamblers, their preferred kind seems to be those who are inexorably addicted to trouble; ticking time bombs who get roped into chaotic spirals of self-obliteration over and over again. Having built off a successful career out of spiking the […]

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Tom Cruise: Hollywood’s last leading man

After eight years of development, two years in production and three release date postponements, Tom Cruise returned to the big screen at the end of May, reprising his iconic role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the long-anticipated Top Gun: Maverick. The film has been overwhelmingly well-received by both audiences and critics alike, making $740 million […]

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The Northman

Robert Eggers assembles an intrepid team for the epic tale of a wronged Viking prince’s quest for vengeance. Something is rotten in the state of Iceland. A traumatised princeling with a mop of blonde hair grows into a mad-eyed Viking Berserker; the feared bear-warriors who ransacked their way across the ancient North. His treacherous uncle […]

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