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Should I or shouldn’t I? Deadpool, kids and the R-rated movie

Should I or shouldn't I? Deadpool, kids and the R-rated movie

Ever since the world realized that Deadpool was definitely getting an R rating, people have been talking about whether they should take their kids to see the film. Thanks to the behemoth that is the comic book film in the Continue

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Growing up in terror: the importance of PG-13 horror

Growing up in terror: the importance of PG-13 horror

Horror fans tend to experience true terror when they realize that the latest genre release may fall into the rating of PG-13. They may have a reason to be scared, as the rating tends to eliminate much of the blood Continue

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Motivation at the movies

Motivation at the movies

Films very rarely seem to be viewed as inspirational, and that’s largely because the films that are being released and reviewed aren’t meant to be. They’re funny or scary, eye-opening or moving, or simply action packed. The films that truly Continue

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Melting Sanity: Interview with Stuart Simpson, Addison Heath, and Glenn Maynard of Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Melting Sanity: Interview with Stuart Simpson, Addison Heath, and Glenn Maynard of Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

After witnessing the brilliant film Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, it was impossible to turn down the chance to speak with Stuart Simpson, Addison Heath, and Glenn Maynard. The stunning script by Heath is brought to life by the direction of Simpson, Continue

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Final 9 films announced for Toronto After Dark 2014

Toronto After Dark 2014

There’s no better way to kick off the Halloween season than looking at the final 9 films announced for the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The Film Reel has already looked at the first round of announcements (Part 1 Continue

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Building the Boxtrolls: An interview with Graham Annable, co-director of The Boxtrolls

Building the Boxtrolls: An interview with Graham Annable, co-director of The Boxtrolls

The Film Reel had a chance to speak with Graham Annable, the Canadian co-director of The Boxtrolls. With a growing number of hits coming from Laika, The Boxtrolls is poised to become the next major success. With a great blend Continue

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Spooky Movie Fest 2014 announces full festival schedule

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival preview

The full line-up for the 2014 Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival in Washington, D.C. from October 9 – 18 has been announced, and horror fans in Washington should be ready for a crazy time. The Film Reel looked at Continue

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Spooky Movie Fest 2014 announces first wave of films

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival preview

The full line-up has been announced, and you can find the rest of the films right here! Horror fans south of the border should be getting ready to head out to the 2014 Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival in Continue

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Toronto After Dark 2014: First 10 films announced – Part 2

Toronto After Dark 2014 - First 10 films announced

The Film Reel continues looking at the first 10 films announced for the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival (you can find Part 1 right here). We’ve already seen werewolves, Nazi zombies, some time traveling, a monster under the bed, Continue

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Toronto After Dark 2014: First 10 films announced – Part 1

Toronto After Dark 2014 - First 10 films announced

Once again Christmas comes early for horror fans, as Toronto After Dark Film Festival announces their first 10 films for the 2014 festival. This is always a highly anticipated moment for The Film Reel, and the gang over at Toronto Continue

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