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2017

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Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 25, 2017)

Nothing spectacular in terms of film openings this week.   A case of calm before the storm - in which case is TIFF opening Sept 7th.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Action: VALERIAN and THE... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 18, 2017)

Slow week with no blockbuster openings.  But the few films that are opening are worth a look.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: GOOD TIME Best Action: VALERIAN and THE CITY OF ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 11, 2017)

THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE and ANNABELLE: CREATION are the two big films oening this week.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: WIND RIVER Best Action: VALERIAN and THE CITY OF A T... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 3, 2017)

Quite a number of variety of films opening this week.  Many to choose from including the recommended DETROIT by Kathryn Bigelow.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: DETROIT Best ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - Ida Lupino

TIFF Cinematheque presents: INDEPENDENT WOMEN: Ida Lupino TIFF Cinematheque presents the first retrospective of films directed by or/an starring Ida Lupino.   Lupino was born in London... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

The Toronto International Film Festival 2017

THE 2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEPT 7 -17, 2017 The 2017 version of TIFF will be held from the 7th to the 17th of September from Thursday to Sunday that will mark another 11 days of ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (July 28, 2017)

ATOMIC BLONDE, promoted as a female James Bond action flick opens this week.  Another female protagonist film about revenge, LADY MACBETH also opens.  Should men stay home this weekend? &nb... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (July 21, 2017)

Many blockbusters open this weekend among them the most expensive made French movie of all time VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS and DUNKIRK.  Due to screening clasehs, GIRLS TRIP, THE... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - Kathryn Bigelow

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - The Films of Kathryn Bigelow The TIFF Cinematheque first retrospective on Kathryn Bigelow entitled KATHRYN BIGELOW: ON THE EDGE begins July 21. Bigelow’s first film was ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (July 14, 2017)

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the big movie making its debut this week. Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: CHASING CORAL Best Horror: ALIEN: COVENANT Best Family: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (July 7, 2017)

SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING makes its big debut this week. Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: 13 MINUTES Best Horror: ALIEN: COVENANT Best Family: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Best Foreign: GRADUATON B... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - French Crime Classics

TIFF CINEMATHEQUE Presents - FRENCH CRIME CLASSICS This new Cinematheque series showcases post war French Crime classics, may of which are seldom seen.  One of the best films in this series... read more..

Finance and Money
News Canada

Understand “readvanceable mortgages” when house hunting

You've saved up a 20 per cent down payment and are eager to get into the real estate market. For the remaining amount, it's likely your bank will offer you a readvanceable mortgage. But should you tak... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Tackling mental health at the Fringe Festival

The annual Toronto Fringe Festival, coming up from July 5-16, continues its grassroots efforts to connect emerging to more established artists to captive audiences through theatre. It’s Ontario’s larg... read more..

Entertainment
Meres J. Weche

Darryl Hinds: The Farce is very strong in this one

Canadian television audiences have for many years enjoyed viewing the CBC’s AIR FACE — a New Year’s eve tradition where the popular comedy troupe skewers Canadian politics, current affairs and pop cul... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (June 30, 2017)

3 big movies DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER and THE BEGUILED open this week. Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: THE BEGUILED Best Horror: ALIEN: COVENANT Best Family: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Be... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - Jean-Pierre Melville

TIFF Cinematheques Presents - The films of Jean-Pierre Melville TIFF Cinematheque’s SUMMER IN FRANCE takes a different look this year with a Jen-Pierre Melville tribute. Jean-Pierre Grumbach was bor... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jun 23, 2017)

  FILM REVIEWS: 47 METRES DOWN (UK 2017) ***1/2 Directed by Johannes Roberts 47 METRES DOWN, directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera is a British horror thrill read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Special Film Review: All Eyez On Me

ALL EYEZ ON ME (USA 2017) **** Directed by Benny Boom Those in the music industry or interested in hip hop will immediately recognize the title of the film, a biopic on rapper Tupac to also be the... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (June 16, 2017)

  ROUGH NIGHT a female raucncy comedy is the biggest opening film this week.  Also opening is the Tupac biopic, ALL EYEZ ON ME, reviewed separately which is definitely worth a look. Best B read more..

Lifestyle
News Canada

5 unique and useful wedding gift ideas

Here are some creative ideas being seen in wedding catalogues and registry wish lists across Canada this year. 1. The gift of choice. Nowadays, many couples have been living together for years befor... read more..

Finance and Money
News Canada

How to be money-smart in retirement

Many of us look forward to retirement as an opportunity to pursue new goals or reactivate life-long interests. With the right financial planning, you can be on track to achieve the financial security ... read more..

Finance and Money
News Canada

5 minor mistakes that can cost you big on car insurance

Although basic insurance standards vary from province to province, all Canadian car owners are legally required to have automobile insurance on each of their vehicles. Here Lisa Purves, director of pe... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) 2017

THE ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL (ICFF) 2017  Now in its 5th year, the ICFF has grown to the the largest Italian film festival outside of Italy. Each year, ICFF is proud to present an in... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (June 9, 2017)

Tom Cruise takes over Brendan Fraser in the new THE MUMMY re-boot.  Also happening is the ICFF The Italian Contemporary Film Festival in Toronto. Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: MEGAN... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (June 2, 2017)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES opens and should be this week’s #1 at the box-office.  Also opening is the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Fil... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (May 26, 2017)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES opens and should be this week’s #1 at the box-office.  Also opening is the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Fil... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2017

(The Fabulous) TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 The May 24 long weekend marks the arrival of Toronto LGBT Film Festival.  This year, the festival is fortunate to get the already critically acclai read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (May 19, 2017)

Ridley Scott’s widely anticipated ALIEN: COVENANT makes its debut this week.  Also opening are the 4th WIMPY KID film called THE LONG HAUL and the utter charming romantic comedy about falling in ... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

C’est Moi: Her story, our story

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, a new short-film by emerging Canadian filmmaker Howard J. Davis asks us to examine the ghosts in the closet of our history. His film C'est Moi ex... read more..

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