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Fall 2016 Movie Preview Guide

As August winds down and fall rolls around, the weather will change: the temperatures will drop, there will be less sun, and winds will pick up. What better time to find some indoor activities—like going to the movies! Fall always delivers some quality film fare, with movies cycling through festivals like Venice, Telluride, and Toronto […]

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That Face You Know: BLACKWAY’s Aleks Paunovic

Some actors break into the big leagues with some of their very first roles and burn out not long after. Some, unfortunately, never really make it beyond bit parts and commercials. Others, like Canadian actor Aleks Paunovic, build a steady career with solid roles, varied characters, challenging projects, and earn themselves an impressive resume with […]

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Those Behind The Actor: Play Management

For the average film and television viewer, the main focus of a show or a movie is the actor. They might also pay attention to the sets, the music, and the camera work, but the actors almost always gain the most attention.  But what many viewers don’t think about is the team of people behind […]

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Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ — Is It Really All That?

For the past year, American founding father Alexander Hamilton’s name has likely been said more than in the past two hundred years combined—all thanks to the staggeringly popular Broadway hip-hop musical, Hamilton. 

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Jessica Holmes: Always After A Laugh

For some performers, they know immediately which area of performance they want to hone in on: film, theatre, or chasing after thousands of hits on Youtube. For Canadian actress, comedian, writer, and life coach Jessica Holmes, she knew she wanted to experience all of them.

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Are You Ready For Your First Pet?

With spring only a month or two away, pet stores and animal shelters will soon begin to see more young animals be put up for adoption. Seeing those cute little faces of puppies, kittens, bunnies, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, and budgies online or in pet store windows is an incredible draw for many people. Whenever […]

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White Ninja: Vine’s First Narrative Series

Nothing has changed entertainment more than technology. Twenty-five years ago, we were watching television shows on cable and movies on VHS. Now thanks to the internet, we’re using streaming services, YouTube, torrents, and social media to be entertained in a variety of ways. Consumers and creators have the world at their fingertips, and though many […]

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Top 10 Best ’90s Holiday Sitcom Episodes

Holiday episodes of our favorite TV shows are the perfect way to get just about anyone in the mood for the season. Nowadays, shows are making episodes about Hanukkah and other winter holidays along with Christmas, but Christmas still features prominently. The prime era for Christmas episodes, however? The ’90s. Almost every 1990s sitcom out […]

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Sex, Lies and the Royal Court: Charlie Carrick Talks ‘Reign’

The CW’s Reign may not exactly be a beacon of historical accuracy, with its prom-esque costumes and modern-named ladies in waiting, but TV audiences aren’t too upset by that fact. The show, based on the life of Mary Queen of Scots, has a fiercely loyal fanbase that is utterly devoted to its stories and characters. Reign fights every […]

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Caroline Barry Steps Into the Spotlight with ’10 Days in a Madhouse’

In an era where feminism is openly discussed and championed, it’s no surprise that film studios are beginning to produce more female-focused work. And it’s certainly no surprise to learn that Nellie Bly, an American journalist known for her investigative and undercover reporting, is one film studio’s newest movie subject. In 1887, Bly faked insanity in order […]

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Top 10 Best ’90s Halloween Sitcom Episodes

Halloween means different things to different people. For some, it’s all about the showy costumes. For others, it’s a chance to party with friends and strangers. And for children everywhere, it’s a time of ghosts, goblins, witches, pumpkins… and candy. I like to think there’s still a little bit of child in all of us—a […]

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iZombie’s Newest Femme Fatale: Leanne Lapp

With most shows, stories and characters are planned out months in advance. Creators, writers, and producers know exactly where the show is going, which characters will play important roles in future episodes, and how the whole thing will play out. But every so often, an actor’s performance in a small role will be so inspiring […]

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The Scorch Trials: Can Sequels Live up to the Originals?

Last year, in keeping with the YA books-turned-movies theme that has become so popular in the past decade, we saw James Dashner’s The Maze Runner brought to life on the big screen. I reviewed the film back in September, and found it enjoyable and entertaining, with a solid cast to make up for the sometimes-confusing story. This […]

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