A/V Blog: New films, who this?

Well, the air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing colors, the school stress is kicking in and the summer blockbusters are coming to a close. Here are a bunch of movies you can watch to put off that studying. Let’s kick off the list with Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It.  The film hit theatres on Sept. 8, and is already looking extremely promising. Bill Skarsgård plays the terrifying Pennywise the Clown who haunts and murders the children in the state of Maine. On Sept. 15, Darren Aronofsky’s thriller Mother! comes out, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Mother! is a psychological twist on the loving care and dedicated devotion of motherhood. Also on Sept. 15, Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits […]

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Review: Star Trek Beyond

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Star Trek movie and television franchise, and to celebrate such a momentous milestone, this movie will go above and beyond your expectations (and yes, pun very much intended). Fast and Furious director Justin Lin gives us Star Trek Beyond, the newest instalment of the aptly named Star Trek re-imaginings of Gene Roddenberry’s original universe, and boy does he know what Trekkies want. I have to be honest, I was a tad hesitant of the film due to its extremely lacklustre press attention and the publicity it was getting. Also, the fact that someone known for just the Fast and Furious franchise, alongside some other mediocre, forgettable action movies had […]

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Film review: “Chappie”

Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9) returns to South Africa in a world of gang wars, rioting, illegal weapons trading, and dog fights where the government and police force have turned to robotic machines to control the crime levels. But while there is much death in Johannesburg, there is also life. Deon Wilson, played by Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), is a young engineer who creates a dominant oppressive cyborg police workforce to control the crime levels. But Deon sees so much more potential in his design. While ignoring rejections of his theory from his boss, Michelle Bradley (Sigourney Weaver), Deon proceeds with his plan to add consciousness and human learning to a deactivated robot of the police force and creates […]

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York U tunnel mystery solved

Toronto police are saying the two men who supposedly built the mysterious tunnel uncovered near York University in Toronto built it as a “place to hang out.” Victor Kwong, spokesperson for the Toronto police, told CBC on March 2 the two men who remain unnamed built the “man cave” because they “just wanted to dig a cave.” Toronto police said in a press release that with help from the public, police were able to identify the two men. Police also said there was no criminal intent and the investigation has concluded. Conservation workers stumbled upon the tunnel in a wooded area near York in January. Toronto police began an investigation on the tunnel, which was metres away from Rexall Centre, […]

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Film Review: The Duff

Anagrams seem to be the language of this generation. The anagrams the social media generation create seem intent on making profanity and insults okay, because you’re calling someone a DUFF not a Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Director Ari Sandel took Kody Keplinger’s book The DUFF and turned it into a hilariously real film with a mix of Mean Girls and Easy A qualities. Mae Whitman (The Perks of Being a Wall Flower) plays Bianca and narrates the beginning of the film, explaining the social diversities of high school, the jocks, the goths, the geeks, the band geeks, etc. Besides being aware of adolescence life, she also learns through her best guy friend Wesley (Robbie Amell) that she is in fact a […]

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