#REVIEW: KELLY CLARKSON – “GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 1”
This is quite possibly the best idea in quite some time. After a v. successful 10 years in the Industry since her ascension to fame back in 2002, the original American Idol -Kelly Clarkson - has proven herself a real Megastar and her longevity is undeniable. Sony Music Canada releases her Greatest Hits - Chapter 1, in stores now, and I cannot stress again just how wonderful it really is. With 17 Tracks featuring her best work, you'll find yourself fumbling for the "repeat" button as the listen ...
Just how do you single out a great performance in a Film where every performance is just as solid as the other? In Lincoln, revered Director Steven Spielberg brings to the Big Screen the final months in the life of one of America's most beloved Presidents, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis). The Film focuses on his tireless Fight for the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, which in effect put an end to Slavery in the United States and also a Union Victory in the Civil War.
In addition to ...
#REVIEW: CHRISTINA AGUILERA – “LOTUS”
By far her most cohesive Album, Christina Aguilera proves that seventh time's the charm on Lotus, her latest offering after a two-year absence following 2010's patch Bionic. Drawing on the inspiration which came from her Divorce from Music Marketer Jordan Bratman, her experiences as a Mother, the disappointment surrounding that last lowest-selling Disc and also her big Stint on NBC's The Voice, Aguilera definitely has lots of ground to cover here.
Co-writing seven of the Disc's twelve ...
#REVIEW: ONE DIRECTION – “TAKE ME HOME”
Although it really hasn't been that long since their Debut Disc Up All Night surfaced Stateside - it was actually just March 2012 to be precise - the much-talked-about Sophomore effort from international Pop Sensations One Direction, strikes right in-time for the Holiday Rush. Directioners can rejoice as Take Me Home along with the mass following of Fans they've accumulated over the past couple years, grows-up together with them, capturing perfectly what it means to be a Teenager transitioning ...
#REVIEW: “THE SESSIONS”
Perhaps one of this year's biggest sleeper Hits is Ben Lewin's The Sessions. On paper it admittedly is a bit of a hard-sell, but on-screen one cannot help but fall in-love with this Story which actually is inspired by true Events. The Dramedy centers around a 38-year-old Man named Mark (John Hawkes) with an Iron Lung who hires a professional Sex Surrogate in Cheryl (Helen Hunt) to help him lose his Virginity. At war with himself morally, Mark also seeks the guidance of Father Brendan (William ...
#REVIEW: “THE PAPERBOY”
After making a splash at the Cannes, New York and Toronto International Film Festivals, Lee Daniels' (Precious) second Effort, The Paperboy is now ready for release. Based on Peter Dexter's Novel of the same name, Daniels gathers together an A-List Ensemble Cast which includes Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, David Oyelowo and Macy Gray. Its Story centers around ambitious Writers Ward (McConaughey) and Yardley (Oyelowo), both working on a Piece which could clear ...
Few rides in 2012 have been anywhere near as thrilling as Ben Affleck's sophomore directorial effort, Argo and as a patriotic Canadian, it is impossible not to feel an overwhelming sense of Pride about our involvement in it all - even if some have their opinions about the Film's historical accuracy.
Set in 1979 during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Argo centers around six U.S. Diplomats who evade capture and are taken-into the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (Victor Garber). Time is ...
#REVIEW: CHRISTINA PERRI – “A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS”
Just perfect. Relative-Newcomer Christina Perri releases a stunning six-track EP right in-time for the Holidays, titled A Very Merry Perri Christmas via Warner Music Canada. This Collection almost is necessary as a reminder of how remarkable an instrument of a Voice she has, especially with her having been under-the-radar much since stellar success of last year's Jar of Hearts.
Original Track Something About Christmas is absolutely stunning, possessing the beauty of another era captured in ...
#REVIEW: “THE RAVEN”
Everything about Edgar Allen Poe was a Mystery and with records having been lost even after his passing in 1849, there always has been a great amount of uncertainty surrounding his death. One of the Pioneers of the Mystery Genre, he is epitomized in Director James McTeigue's The Raven, a fictionalized re-telling of Poe's (John Cusack) unfortunate final days, passionately in-love with Emily Hamilton (Alice Eve).
Baltimore at the time is under siege with a string of unsolved Murders, including ...
I'm unsure how he managed to do it, but True-Crime Novelist Ellison (Ethan Hawke) manages to persuade his Wife Tracy (Juliet Rylance) and Children to move into a new Home, hiding just one small detail: a Family was horrifically murdered in the backyard prior, with one Child left unaccounted for. Ellison hopes to solve this Mystery in an upcoming Book, which could well revive his ailing Career as a once-successful Author, finding inspiration and clues within the confines of the Home. Eventually, ...