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Abandon – Meg Cabot

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Abandon ranks high amongst my reading list as one of my top three favourite trilogies. The entire series spans over a very short period but will seem to be drawn out. It hooks you and doesn’t let you leave until it is...

Knives Out (2019 film) – directed by Rhian Johnson

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2019 film poster for Knives Out (IMDb.com) In the pursuit of unravelling the mystery and solving the crime, one finds abundant humour in Rhian Johnson’s 2019 film, Knives Out. This film feels more like a game of Clue...

The Lighthouse (2019) – directed by Robert Eggers

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2019 film poster for The Lighthouse (Wikipedia) The dark, alarming sounds of Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and its secrets will keep an audience thrilled throughout. Right from the start of the movie, when the ship...

Saint John joins the “Race to Zero” environmental campaign

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This month, the City of Saint John joined the “Race to Zero” environmental campaign. (City of Saint John/Website) After the motion was brought up in October by Councillor-at-Large Brent Harris, the pledge to join the...

Movie Review: Old (2021)

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(IMDB/Website) The movie “Old” is based on the graphic novel "Sandcastle" by Pierre Oscar Levy and Fredrik Peeters, and one might wonder how Shyamalan comes across suspenseful stories like this. But, surprisingly, he also plays a prominent role...

Film Review: Love Hard (2021)

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(IMDB/Website) Sweaters, hot drinks, and, of course, holiday movies are all in style this time of year. With a modern narrative of a dating app match gone astray, Hernán Jiménez's "Love Hard" does its utmost to win over...

Film Review: Green Knight (2021)

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The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, who is the nephew of King Arthur in medieval England. This movie is purely a fantasy film adapted from the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the renowned director David Lowery.

Film Review: Blood Quantum (2019)

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The story of “Blood Quantum” begins in 1981 on the Red Crow Indian Reservation in Quebec, Canada. Blood Quantum movie poster. (IMDB/Website) When fisherman Gisigu discovers gutted salmon that come back to life, he...

Movie Review: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

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(IMDB/Website) Mandarin and the ten rings organization were some of the oldest villains that came to the Marvel universe. The Mandarin was introduced through the Iron Man movies but by the end of the third film of the...

Film Review: West Side Story deserves Best Picture

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In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the film industry. Films scheduled for 2020-21 got stuck in limbo (Morbius, Top Gun: Maverick); big and small theatres faced bankruptcy, and the paradigm shift of theatrical releases to streaming has only begun.