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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 two in...

Knives Out (2019 film) – directed by Rhian Johnson

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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 to the audience but with witty dialogues and comedy scenes. It has everything...

The Lighthouse (2019) – directed by Robert Eggers

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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 arrives at the lighthouse, the audience is greeted by the startling sounds that welcome the audience to...

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. After the motion was brought up in October by Councillor-at-Large Brent Harris, the pledge to join the environmental campaign was adopted. Saint John is the second city in Atlantic Canada to join...

Film Review: Love Hard (2021)

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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 romantic comedy enthusiasts ahead of this year's...

Movie Review: Old (2021)

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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 in the movie. Most of the film...

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. When fisherman Gisigu discovers gutted salmon that come back to life, he immediately calls his son Traylor, the sheriff on the reservation. Traylor, who just came back...

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. On the eve...

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

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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 franchise, the talk related to Mandarin had...

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. The 94th Academy Awards...