Jamaican movies – Reggae Shack http://reggae-shack.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:52:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://reggae-shack.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile-120x120.png Jamaican movies – Reggae Shack http://reggae-shack.com/ 32 32 How to watch all movies in order https://reggae-shack.com/how-to-watch-all-movies-in-order/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:27:47 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/how-to-watch-all-movies-in-order/ Link…James Bond. Have you seen all the 007 movies? Maybe a few? Maybe you want to watch them all, but you’re looking for the right strategy. There are few story connections between earlier films like Dr. No and die another day. However, that all changed when the franchise was rebooted in 2006 with Daniel Craigit […]]]>

Link…James Bond. Have you seen all the 007 movies? Maybe a few? Maybe you want to watch them all, but you’re looking for the right strategy.

There are few story connections between earlier films like Dr. No and die another day. However, that all changed when the franchise was rebooted in 2006 with Daniel Craigit is Casino Royale.

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Dr. No (1962)

Ian Fleming’s secret agent character is ready for action in this film, which is the first in the Bond franchise. James (played by Sean Connery with bulletproof arrogance) travels to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of another British agent, leading him to the evil Dr. No. This villain and his henchmen want to use a weapon against an American space launch.

From Russia with love (1963)

It is one of the most beloved Bond films of all time. 007 is involved in a plot to kill a beautiful Russian woman. It’s all tied to a terrorist plot involving a Soviet encryption device. The nefarious organization is known as SPECTRE, which is said to be featured in several Bond films.

The golden finger (1964)

The public might recognize The golden finger — it’s the movie with the famous scene of a woman painted from head to toe with gold paint. It’s also one of Connery’s most watchable adventures. The golden finger follows Bond as he pursues a gold-obsessed villain targeting Fort Knox.

thunder ball (1965)

This film involved a terrorist organization hijacking two nuclear bombs. He would later be remade in another James Bond film starring Connery.

you only live twice (1967)

007 travels to Japan to investigate the disappearance of a Soviet and American spacecraft, with the two Cold War adversaries pointing fingers at each other and tensions escalate. Now the famous super spy must make sure war doesn’t break out.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

George Lazenby stepped into 007’s shoes for this project – and in the opening scene, he breaks the fourth wall by cracking a redesign joke. Elsewhere in the film, Bond gets married.

Diamonds are forever (1971)

Connery returns to reprise his role as 007. It turns out the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service The star received bad advice from his manager: not to sign a multi-picture contract to return as Bond.

Lazenby was out and Connery was wooed with handsome pay. In this film, 007 poses as a diamond smuggler and learns a nefarious plan: to use diamonds to create a deadly laser weapon in space.

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Live and Let Die (1973)

After Diamonds are forever the producers could not entice Connery to stay with the role. And with Lazenby having come and gone, they needed a third actor to pick up the slack. Enter Roger Moore! His era would be known as a little goofier, with a greater focus on gimmicks and humor.

The man with the golden gun (1974)

This adventure includes Moore and a solar-powered device. A very unique (and deadly) house of entertainment is involved, with Christopher Lee delivering a memorable performance as the villainous Scaramanga.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Moore returns as Bond to confront a megalomaniac who wants to wipe it all out and replace him with a new undersea civilization. Another of Bond’s most famous enemies, Jaws, appears in this film.

moonraker (1979)

The story revolves around a space shuttle known as Moonraker, which is hijacked on its way to the UK. The crew is killed and 007 is called in to investigate.

Just for your eyes (nineteen eighty one)

The super spy seeks to find a missing British ship. Not just any ship: this one has a weapon encryption device that would be used for deadly purposes in the wrong hands.

With Moore in the role, there’s a scene very early in the film where Bond visits the grave of his late wife, Tracy. It would be one of the few direct callbacks to previous 007 films until the 2006 reboot.

Octopus (1983)

Bond is on the case after a fellow agent is found dead with a counterfeit Fabergé egg. The egg ends up having a connection to a plot to blow up a United States Air Force base with a nuclear bomb. Maud Adamswho appeared in The man with the golden gunis also back playing a completely different character.

Never say never (1983)

Remember how Connery would play Bond in essentially the same story as Thunderclap? Due to a rights issue involving the original novel, a writer was able to make this film separately from the “official” Bond series. It was released in 1983, the same year as Octopus.

Connery returns as his most iconic character for the last time as the aging 007 in essentially the same story of thunder ball. It is not included in any box set as it is not produced by EON Productions.

A view to kill (1985)

It is Moore’s last film as 007. In the film, the famous spy battles Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and May 1 (Grace Jones) as the villain works to wipe out California’s Silicon Valley.

Living daylights (1987)

Timothy Dalton dons the tuxedo for a darker, more intense version of 007. Bond investigates a KGB plot to assassinate all enemy spies linked to a shocking arms deal.

License to kill (1989)

After debuting in Living Daylights, Dalton makes his last appearance in the role just one film later. This is a more personal story for 007, who finds himself suspended from his duties as an agent.

Not one to sit still, he fiercely pursues a drug lord who ordered the murder of his friend’s wife. That friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter, clings to life after the attack.

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golden eye (1995)

Bond disappeared from the big screen for six years after License to kill. He came back in the form of Pierce Brosnan, which gave the character a more suave and charming demeanor. The film sees 007 investigate the disappearance of a powerful satellite system alongside M, Moneypenny and other iconic characters.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Brosnan returns as 007, this time facing off against a media mogul trying to start World War III. Appearing as one of the “Bond girls” was Teri Hatchermost famous at the time for his role in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

The world is not enough (1999)

Brosnan’s third outing as Bond sees him trying to protect an oil heiress (Sophie Marceau) of the man who kidnapped her (Robert Carlyle), a terrorist unable to feel pain.

die another day (2002)

With Brosnan assuming the lead role for the final time, Bond is captured in the film’s North Korean opening scene, and the audience sees him being tortured for a time before being released.

Back in the United States, he discovers a startling truth about British millionaire Gustav Graves. Halle Berry stars like Jinx.

Casino Royale (2006)

This one serves as a bit of origin story: What made Bond the elusive spy that he is? It revolves around a fateful poker match, where the British government is literally betting for the chance to stop a terrorist cell.

Quantum of Comfort (2008)

With Craig returning as Bond, this film is a direct sequel to the previous film. Always bubbling and broken by Vesper (Eva Green) dead, Bond goes after an organization known as Quantum, which is bent on destroying a country’s most precious natural resource.

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celestial fall (2012)

Craig’s third outing as Bond proved hugely popular, smashing box office records. In this story, 007 goes up against an embittered ex-agent named Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), who plans to kill M (Judi Dench).

SPECTRUM (2015)

Bond hears a posthumous message from M that sends him after an assassin, but he is eventually led to a larger organization known as SPECTRE. The leader of this infamous group is none other than Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christopher Waltz). Although the villain and organization have appeared in previous films, the filmmakers add a shocking twist here.

no time to die (2021)

This is Craig’s final outing as Bond, who retired at the start of the film. A tragic attack ends up severing his relationship with Madeline Swann (Léa Seydoux), whom he met in the previous film. He is thrown back into another adventure, this one involving chemical weapons and a mysterious terrorist (Rami Malek).

He must now work alongside the spy who replaced him as 007 (Lashana Lynch). And Swann has a secret that will change the agent’s fate forever.

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The 10 best sports movies, according to Reddit https://reggae-shack.com/the-10-best-sports-movies-according-to-reddit/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/the-10-best-sports-movies-according-to-reddit/ Sports movies have always been popular, as this year alone saw the release of Hustle, Home team, To go upand the next major release will be by Taika Waititi The next goal wins. The film stars Elizabeth Moss and Michael Fassbender, and it follows the American Samoa soccer team as they qualified for the 2014 […]]]>

Sports movies have always been popular, as this year alone saw the release of Hustle, Home team, To go upand the next major release will be by Taika Waititi The next goal wins. The film stars Elizabeth Moss and Michael Fassbender, and it follows the American Samoa soccer team as they qualified for the 2014 World Cup against all odds. With Waititi at the helm, it could be an award contender, and it even has the potential to become one of the best sports movies of all time.

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Although Redditors are a tough bunch to please, they’ve been quick to toss so many movies into the debate over the best sports movies of all time, and some of them are amazing. Between an epic feud between Formula 1 drivers, a hilarious Jamaican bobsled team, and not one but two Adam Sandler films, users have some interesting choices.


White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

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white men can’t jump was one of the first cool and stylish sports movies, and anyone who saw it picked up a basketball, no matter what color or size. Tinoynk puts it best, noting, “It’s hilarious, cathartic, believable, relatable, has incredible performances, and the sports action is pretty solid and realistic.”

Not only are the basketball scenes so frenetic, but the circumstances of the characters are so realistic, especially since it’s not about a rookie becoming the best sports player in the world, which is so rare for a sports film. And it’s one of the most entertaining movies when it comes to sports players hustling, and, in that respect, it’s second only to The color of money.

Creed (2015)

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Rocky is undoubtedly one of the greatest sports movies of all time, especially since it does the unprecedented and subverts expectations by having the protagonist lose at the end. However, Zofinda think the spin-off, Creedis better than the 1976 movie, and it’s the best sports movie of all time.

The Redditor comments, “I can’t believe Creed was not mentioned. It’s the best part of Rocky, plus something a bit new and fresh. And boxing is (slightly) more realistic. “Although the 2015 movie isn’t as good as the original movie, user makes good points. The punches in the fights land a lot harder than in the original movie, Michael B. Jordan is way more charismatic as Sylvester Stallone, and Rocky’s Return was fan service at its finest. It’s definitely one of the best legacy sequels ever made.

Rush (2013)

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Rush realized what Drive to survive turned into a winning formula years before the Netflix series. It dramatized the events of a Formula 1 race, and it had an audience that wasn’t even interested in the sport on the edge of their seat. It was no different for LeJudoJeffas Redditor explains, “I don’t give a damn about Formula 1 and this movie hooked me the whole time.”

The 2013 film is one of the most suspenseful films of all time, as it chronicles the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The sport of racing is more popular than it has ever been thanks to the Netflix series and the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The film deserves more than ever to be revisited.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Boxing movies have been mentioned by editors far more than any other sport, and that’s no surprise, because there’s so much more adrenaline and excitement in boxing than in any other sport. But while movies like Rocky and Warrior could make adults cry, Million dollar baby will leave audiences in mourning for weeks.

AncientAlienAias thinks the 2004 release is the best sports movie, adding, “I was an absolute mess at the end. I forgot how sad this fucking movie is. Amazing movie though.” While most sports movies have positive endings, even those where the protagonists lose, Million dollar baby the ending is anything but happy.

Raging Bull (1980)

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Indeed09 points to one of director Martin Scorsese’s many masterpieces, angry bull, as the best sports movie of all time. The Redditor puts it simply, “It’s head and shoulders above the rest. The only sports movie you could argue is one of the greatest movies of all time.” Of all the great boxing fights in movie history, Jake LaMotta vs. Sugar Ray Robinson is by far the most well-crafted.

Between the black-and-white cinematography, the quick close-ups, the character point-of-view shots, and the use of Hershey’s chocolate for blood, so much effort and thought has gone into every little detail. Not even Rocky can compare when it comes to the pacing of the 1980s film or its appearance.

The Longest Yard (2005)

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1974 The longest yard is one of the very first major American football films, and it has one of the most unique concepts, as it is a game between inmates and their guards. However, it is not the sports film that Garlic Roasted Potato thinks it’s the best but, instead, points to the 2005 remake.

The Redditor ruffles some feathers, noting: “Controversial opinion: that of Adam Sandler The longest yard.” While the original already had comedy elements, the remake was a vessel for Sandler and Chris Rock to do their thing. And while the film was generally hated by critics, as it has a terrible 31% rotten tomatoes, it resonated with the general public. The remake may not be the best-crafted sports movie of all time, but it’s still thrilling, fun, and criminally overlooked.

Cool Races (1993)

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Druchii5 think 1993 Cool races is the best sports movie of all time, commenting “Cool races was my childhood, and such a feel-good movie.” As Rocky is known for flipping sports movie tropes on their heads, most notably with how the protagonist loses at the end, Cool races doesn’t get enough credit to do the same.

It was a bold move for Disney to adapt the real-life story of the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team for a family sports movie, but it also serves as a great lesson. The team defied all expectations and made it to the Winter Olympics, and it’s such a heartwarming story, not to mention hilarious too.

Happy Gilmore (1996)

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Surprisingly, The longest yard isn’t the only Adam Sandler-directed sports movie that Redditors mention when discussing the best sports release of all time. Editor Keep on rolling baby think that Happy Gilmore is Sandler’s best, perhaps even most watchable film. The film follows the titular character who becomes the greatest golfer after applying his ice hockey skills to the sport. As is the case with most Sandler films, the premise is absolutely ridiculous, but still fun.

The Redditor specifically references one of the supporting characters that makes him so great, explaining, “Shooter McGavin is the greatest sports movie villain of all time.” Shooter is one of the funniest Happy Gilmore characters, because he’s the ultimate country club snob, and there’s no other movie character quite like him.

A League of Their Own (1992)

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MrPurpleHaze calls A league apart best sports movie of all time. The 1992 film is based on the true story of an all-female baseball team, and the powerhouse film has a surprisingly star-studded cast that includes Geena Davis and Madonna. The Redditor postulates, “There are so many timeless sports movies out there but the casting and dialogue in this movie is spot on.”

While some characters like Dottie and Kit are more salient, the film spotlights other characters with their magnetism, comedic timing, and touching story. And the Redditor is right about the memorable dialogue, where “There’s no crying in baseball” is one of the best quotes from A league apart. The 1992 film proves that original female-led films can succeed and become classics, highlighting the growing interest in women’s sports alongside the hilarious and charming dynamic between actors, such as Tom Hanks and Davis.

Space Jam (1996)

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space jams legacy may have been slightly tarnished by the aftermath of last year, Space Jam: A New Legacywhich stands at 26% on rotten tomatoesbut Liquid_at always have a place in their hearts for it. The Redditor is clearly a person of simple pleasures, as they explain, “I mean, there’s Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. I can’t beat that.”

But the user is right, because the two are ironically one of the best movie duos of the 1990s. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? came out years earlier, mixing live action with animation was something few 90s kids had seen at the time. And to this day, those same 90s kids will defend the movie with their lives.

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2022 TIFF Films https://reggae-shack.com/memo-to-distributors-buy-these-2022-tiff-films/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/memo-to-distributors-buy-these-2022-tiff-films/ The acquisition market has been quiet in Toronto this year, leaving a wide range of excellent sales titles on the table for someone to pick up. “The People’s Prankster” TIFF has never been more of a market than Sundance or Cannes – although distributors have been known to rush in and pick up a “Still […]]]>

The acquisition market has been quiet in Toronto this year, leaving a wide range of excellent sales titles on the table for someone to pick up.

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TIFF has never been more of a market than Sundance or Cannes – although distributors have been known to rush in and pick up a “Still Alice” or “I, Tonya” for a last-minute Oscar run – but even by l Usual by festival standards, all was quiet on the Western Front this year.

In large part, that’s because most of the splashiest titles have arrived in Toronto with a cast already in place (including Edward Berger’s “All Quiet on the Western Front,” which Netflix will release in October), which which made it extremely difficult to access the titles of acquisition. at all times in the spotlight; even the most animated of them all, Vera Drew’s beloved “The People’s Joker,” didn’t really make waves until the filmmaker pulled it from the festival in response to petty and senseless legal pressure from Warner Bros. .

While Daniel Goldhaber’s eco-thriller “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” found a high-profile forever home with NEON, this deal was something of an abnormal for a festival in which most of the hidden gems had no been claimed.

With that in mind, we’ve highlighted 10 diamonds in the rough that are still waiting for the right distributor to help them shine. Some will be easier to sell than others, but all deserve to be seen by audiences far beyond the festival circuit.

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The best movies to stream right now https://reggae-shack.com/the-best-movies-to-stream-right-now/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/the-best-movies-to-stream-right-now/ Photo: netflix One day, Martin Scorsese will die. It’s a hard thing to accept – hard because it will be a huge loss to film culture, but also quite hard to even out to believe. Scorsese, at a very lively 77, was everywhere in 2019: igniting a debate on what cinema is or is not; […]]]>
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One day, Martin Scorsese will die. It’s a hard thing to accept – hard because it will be a huge loss to film culture, but also quite hard to even out to believe. Scorsese, at a very lively 77, was everywhere in 2019: igniting a debate on what cinema is or is not; inspiring autumn shots so indebted to his style that he should have received royalties; executive producer of two of other movies on this list and bringing together a Bob Dylan lost concert. And still watching The Irishman, his gangster opus to end all gangster opuses, must be constantly reminded of the promise of mortality – his, ours, everyone’s. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a remarkably quick three and a half hours, dramatizing half a century of organized crime through dark comic book showdowns (and an over-the-top performance by Al Pacino) so ridiculously delirious that they have already generated a whole library of memes. But from its first shot, a morbid parody of the Copacabana sequence in FreedmenScorsese highlights the inevitable. And his film becomes, in its beautifully dark home stretch, a meditation on the true consequences of mob life, the dastardly end that awaits men like Henry Hill, Sam Rothstein and the film’s own protagonist, the hitman of Mafia Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro, weaponizing the drowsiness of his last days work into a devastating portrait of moral absence). One of the film’s many ironies is that it uses decidedly modern means – from weathering technology to streaming platform resources – to praise an age-old genre and the careers of the artists who shaped it. But as firmly as Scorsese planted himself at the forefront, as relevant and vital and, yes, living he remains as an artist, his latest triumph is a stark acknowledgment of what is to come. If we’re lucky, The Irishman said, we must choose our own coffin. Watching the movie, it’s hard to shake off the feeling that Scorsese chose his own.[[[[AA Dowd]

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10 Horror Movies Inspired By Tales From The Crypt https://reggae-shack.com/10-horror-movies-inspired-by-tales-from-the-crypt/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 23:10:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/10-horror-movies-inspired-by-tales-from-the-crypt/ With V/H/S 94, released in October 2021, being one of the most recent examples of a horror anthology, it’s safe to say that the subgenre still hasn’t fallen out of favor. But whatever V/H/S Where The twilight zone, most entries of the genre owe their existence to Tales from the Crypt. While most casual fans […]]]>

With V/H/S 94, released in October 2021, being one of the most recent examples of a horror anthology, it’s safe to say that the subgenre still hasn’t fallen out of favor. But whatever V/H/S Where The twilight zone, most entries of the genre owe their existence to Tales from the Crypt.


While most casual fans are quick to think of the HBO series, the original was actually an outrageous and successful 1950s horror comic book series brought to life by a trio of ghoulish narrators. Many horror anthologies follow the formula established by Tales from the Crypt, made up of one or an anthology of over-the-top horror stories with comic-book-like narratives, a message of karmic justice, and united by a chilling host or central character, and they all have terrifying stories to tell .

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ten Tales from the Crypt (1972)

Those expecting the cackling, line-spitting crypt keeper might be a little disappointed by the presence of the mysterious, hooded figure leading the events of this British horror classic, but they’ll certainly have some scares. When a multitude of characters find themselves lost in a graveyard, the Crypt Keeper comes up with five different stories that reveal their deaths.

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With the five scenarios from the Vault of horror and Tales from the Crypt comics, it’s one of the first true-to-form adaptations of the horror series. While not as iconic as HBO’s version, it’s still a delightfully macabre collection of tales.

9 The Vault of Horror (1973)

The spiritual successor to the original Tales from the Crypt adaptation, the only thing that prevents The Vault of Horror of being a literal sequel is the absence of the famous Crypt Keeper, although a Vault Keeper did exist in the original comics. Similar to the previous film, the film deals with five dead damned and their twisted stories, but arguably more supernatural than the 1972 original.

With murderous magic tricks and a murderous housewife, the anthology maintains the blend of comic and karmic justice in its horror, though it lacks a certain comic book flair. Even so, the influences of the source material are still vividly felt.

8 Scary Show (1982)

There is probably no more flagrant homage to Tales from the Crypt and vintage horror comics in general that Horror show. Brought to life by horror legends Stephen King, George A. Romero and Tom Savini, it was designed and sculpted by some of the most talented hands in the industry.

Along with its anthology of brightly and darkly colored horror tales, the collection is bound together by an overarching narrative hosted by the film’s own variation on the Crypt Keeper, the Creepshow Creep. Intimidation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it definitely goes the way.

seven Tales from the Dark Side (1990)

Considered by some to be the spiritual successor of Creepshow, Tales from the Dark Side has all the trimmings and trappings of a Tales from the Crypt production, although presented in a more contemporary way. Instead of a Crypt Keeper, the film has a child-eating witch who is told stories by one of her victims, giving the anthology a more connected structure.

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Inspired by the ’80s TV series, this anthology has familiar flavors. Where other anthologies in the same vein might deal with stories of murder, mystery, and the supernatural, Tales from the dark side focuses more on monsters by featuring stories about an ancient mummy, a killer cat, and an amorous gargoyle.

6 Tales from the Hood (1995)

This comedy horror offers an anthology of twisted and terrifying tales worthy of all Tales from the Crypt episode. However, its portrayal of social issues plaguing the black community and culture is what sets it apart from other anthology films.

Hosted by the eccentric Mr. Simms of Simms Mortuary, the film consists of four stories of murder, mayhem and all with a poignant message hidden behind the horror. Despite its weird and unusual delivery and urban setting, it was a horror film ahead of its time.

5 Demon Knight (1995)

The 90s saw Tales from the Crypt return to mainstream media in the form of a horror-comedy series on HBO. Hosted by the zombified and goofy Crypt Keeper, the series became an icon of the genre, and it didn’t take long for it to get the full cinematic treatment.

demon knight was the first in the movie series, and it’s basically an extended installment of the series with a larger budget. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially since it casts Billy Zane as an over-the-top demon seeking to unleash the forces of darkness upon a house full of potential victims.

4 Blood Brothel (1996)

On the tracks of Demon knight, damn blood repeats the formula of its predecessor by presenting an outlandish horror story introduced by the Crypt Keeper with an almost perfect blend of comedy and horror. In place of the demons of darkness seen in the previous tale from the crypt, the film features a host of ravishing, ravenous vampires luring victims to a hidden brothel.

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The plot is ridiculous, the performances are over the top, and the blood flows faster than the lighting. In short, that’s all fans of the series can expect from the Crypt Keeper itself.

3 Ritual (2002)

If there is one thing that the Tales from the Crypt the films can testify to this, its consistency. Ritual has a delightfully cheesy and sleazy introduction from a vacationing Crypt Keeper, an over-the-top horror story involving the voodoo cult and black magic, and even a cameo appearance from Tim Curry to tie it all together.

The third film of the Tales from the Crypt The series features an exiled doctor who accepts a work-at-home job in Jamaica to treat a man suffering from brain inflammation, supposedly at the hands of a cult ritual. Zombies, murders and nefarious plots abound in this strange and wild journey to the islands.

2 Trick R’Treat (2007)

Similar to movies like Creepshow, Trick r’ Treat wears its comedic horror inspirations well on its sleeve, especially in its opening sequences. Although the various serial killer, vampire, and zombie stories in the anthology play out a bit differently than others in the genre, the content and plots of the various entries feel right at home in the typical Tales from the Crypt script.

The film even has its own unifying character in the form of a mysterious deceiver in the form of Sam. which ties the film together much like its macabre ancestor.

Although the film takes a more artistic and elegant approach to the horror anthology, this adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best films ticks almost all the boxes for a Tales from the Crypt production. Although there is no Crypt-Keeper character, the role is filled by the ghost of Poe himself in the form of a melancholy crow.

Of Fall of House Usher at Mask of the Red Death, each is presented in a different animation style with a celebrity voice cast. “The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar” even pays homage to the era of the original horror comics with its sleek presentation and comedic panels. It’s definitely a more classic take on the familiar formula.

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OTT Movies and Web Shows Releasing This Weekend (September 9): Sita Ramam, Ek Villain Returns and More https://reggae-shack.com/ott-movies-and-web-shows-releasing-this-weekend-september-9-sita-ramam-ek-villain-returns-and-more/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 08:39:12 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/ott-movies-and-web-shows-releasing-this-weekend-september-9-sita-ramam-ek-villain-returns-and-more/ Image Source: FILE IMAGE OTT Movies and Web Shows Releasing This Weekend (September 9) OTT Web Movies and Shows Releasing This Weekend (September 9): Amid ‘boycott’ trends affecting box office collections of Bollywood movies, the OTT world is booming with exciting movies and web shows coming out every week. While fans are excited about the […]]]>
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OTT Web Movies and Shows Releasing This Weekend (September 9): Amid ‘boycott’ trends affecting box office collections of Bollywood movies, the OTT world is booming with exciting movies and web shows coming out every week. While fans are excited about the theatrical release of Brahmastra: Part 1 Shiva by Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, interesting films like Sita Ramam, Ek Villain Returns and others are expected to attract fans on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, Voot Select, Zee5 and others.

So grab your favorite snacks and watch these amazing shows and movies on OTT. Check the list here-

Sita Ramam

After winning hearts and box office, Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur star Sita Ramam is releasing on OTT. The film was first released in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam and later in Hindi as well. Directed by Hanu Raghavapudi, Sita Ramam, which also stars Rashmika Mandana, shows the fact that humanity matters more than war, borders and religion.

Set in 1964, the film tells the story of Lieutenant Ram, an orphan army officer serving on the Kashmir border who receives anonymous love letters from Sita Mahalakshmi. Ram is on a mission to find Sita and confess his love.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video


Release date – September 9, 2022

Realized by: Hanu Raghavapudi

Language: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam

The Return of Villain Ek

Mohit Suri’s action drama starring Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, John Abraham and Disha Patani is available online on OTT. The film follows the 2014 original of the same name, also directed by Suri. Watch this movie to find out how the real villain is and who the hero is.

OTT platform:Netflix

Release date – September 9, 2022

Realized by: Mohit Suri

Language: Hindi

Power Book 3: Raising Kanan (Season 2)

Returning with Season 2, which is set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, 15-year-old Kanan Stark, before he was a ghost, is the only child of Raquel Thomas who is a cocaine distributor. with an emerging network of dealers in New York. In a world where family often feels like the only refuge from division and discord, Kanan’s life takes interesting turns after betrayal and heartbreak.

OTT platform: Lions Gate

Release date: September 9, 2022

Language: English

Cobra Kai: S5

The sequel to the Karate Kid franchise, Cobra Kai: S5 focuses on the characters of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.

OTT platform:Netflix

Release date – September 9, 2022

Realized by:Josh Heald

Language: English

Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer

Indian Predator: The Diary Of A Serial Killer is based on real events in the nation’s capital and follows the Delhi Police’s investigation into the case of a serial killer who murdered people and scattered their body parts in the city. The documentary series explains the sequence of events that led to the arrest of this brutal murderer.

OTT platform:Netflix

Release date – September 7, 2022

Realized by: Aisha Sood

Language: Hindi

Thor: Love and Thunder

In “Thor: Love and Thunder,” Hemsworth returns as the titular superhero, a role he previously played in three solo films and four “Avengers.” Portman also returns as Jane Foster from “Thor” (2011) and “Thor: The Dark World” (2013). The Marvel Studios movie, also starring Natalie Portman.

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Some of the best summer romance movies to watch this season https://reggae-shack.com/some-of-the-best-summer-romance-movies-to-watch-this-season/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/some-of-the-best-summer-romance-movies-to-watch-this-season/ As the kids head back to school, Summer Fridays come to an end, and the summer season draws to a close, you may realize that you’re just not ready for the end of the season. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer, but the real world is calling, try a romantic summer movie […]]]>

As the kids head back to school, Summer Fridays come to an end, and the summer season draws to a close, you may realize that you’re just not ready for the end of the season. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer, but the real world is calling, try a romantic summer movie to cure your late summer blues. Whether you already miss your beach vacation and the smell of sunscreen, or you prefer to stay inside during the heat, there’s nothing quite like experiencing a few hours of summertime nostalgia on screen. Here are seven of the best summer romance movies to watch this season.



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seven 500 Days of Summer (2009)

With Zooey Deschanel and Joseph-Gordon Levitt, 500 days of summer is a romantic comedy about a man named Tom (Gordon-Levitt) reflecting on his relationship with Summer (Deschanel). As he tries to figure out how and where their romance fell apart, we see snippets of random days in their 500-day relationship. The two spend a lot of time outdoors, enjoying the summer weather. It has a romantic summer feel. 500 days of summera cult classic, received dozens of nominations, winning 17 of 58 awards.

Related: 7 Movies That Make Us Wish We Were On A Beach

6 Grease (1978)

A summer classic Fat tells the story of Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton John) crossed paths on the first day of school after a once-in-a-lifetime summer romance together. With larger than life dance numbers and a nostalgic vibe of summer days spent having fun with your friends at the drive-in or sharing a milkshake while gushing over your latest crush, Fat is all about how opposites attract. This summertime musical is a fun and bright ode to 1950s rock and roll and is the perfect film for the start of the new school year.


5 Mystical Pizza (1988)

Mystical Pizza is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama that follows three teenage boys working at a pizza joint in Mystic, Connecticut, and stars Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Julia Roberts in one of her earliest acting roles. This coming-of-age story follows each of three teenagers as they run and run from love and relationships. Mystical Pizza is a real pizzeria and was made famous when this movie was released. It is still open today.

4 Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs can be described as groundhog day meets a summer romantic comedy and stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Millioti, JK Simmons and Peter Gallagher. When Nyles (Samberg) and Sarah (Millioti) attend a wedding in Palm Springs, the two find themselves trapped in a time loop, forcing them to meet the same day over and over again. Their relationship grows as the two try to break out of the endless time loop and get back to their normal lives.


3 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

How Stella got her groove back is a summer romance based on Terry McMillan’s novel of the same name and starring Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg and Taye Diggs. This 1998 summer film follows Stell (Bassett) as she takes a break from her high-level executive life as a San Francisco-based stockbroker to unwind on a first-class trip to Jamaica with her friend Delilah (Goldberg). During her trip, she meets Winston Shakespeare (Diggs), and things heat up between the two, forcing Stella to take a break and take stock of her work-life balance.

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2 Dirty Dance (1987)

With Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, dirty dance is a summer romance set in 1963 at a seaside resort town in the Catskills. When Frances “Baby” Houseman’s (Grey) family spends the summer at a resort, they fall in love with Johnny Castle (Swayze), the camp’s dance instructor. Baby’s whole life plan was laid out for her by her parents, and that includes marrying a doctor and not sneaking around with a dance teacher. The film is dramatic, musical and romantic. dirty dance won several awards, including an Oscar for the hit song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”.


1 Mama Mia! (2008)

This movie will have you up and planning a summer trip to Greece if you’re not careful. Mama Mia! stars Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan, and tells the story of a young woman in search of her father. Sophie (Seyfried) invites three men who she thinks might be her father to her wedding without telling her mother (Streep). Mama Mia! is fun and nostalgic, so once you’re done watching, check out what’s next, Mama Mia! Here we go again for a flashback to Donna’s youth.

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Jamtara at Cuttputlli: movies and shows streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix and Amazon Prime https://reggae-shack.com/jamtara-at-cuttputlli-movies-and-shows-streaming-on-disney-hotstar-netflix-and-amazon-prime/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 07:32:33 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/jamtara-at-cuttputlli-movies-and-shows-streaming-on-disney-hotstar-netflix-and-amazon-prime/ Thanks to the widespread evolution of OTT, we no longer lack options for our doses of entertainment. Sitting on our couches and beds, we can make the most of weekends by binge-watching various shows and movies streaming over the sea of ​​OTT platforms. Here we have selected some movies and shows, currently streaming on Disney+ […]]]>

Thanks to the widespread evolution of OTT, we no longer lack options for our doses of entertainment. Sitting on our couches and beds, we can make the most of weekends by binge-watching various shows and movies streaming over the sea of ​​OTT platforms. Here we have selected some movies and shows, currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, with captivating plot and intriguing stories. Make your choice.

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: September 8

The film, starring Chris Hemsworth and Christian Bale, follows Thor enlisting the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to battle Gorr the Butcher God, who is intent on making the gods disappear. Thor: Love and Thunder was released on big screen in India on July 7th, it is a golden chance to watch on OTT platform.

Cuttputli

Release date: September 2

Akshay Kumar’s next film, Cuttputlli, is set in the picturesque town of Kasauli. The film revolves around three murder cases and a hunt for a serial killer. Cuttputlli also stars Rakul Preet Singh in a central role. Produced by Pooja Entertainment and directed by Ranjit M Tewari, Cuttputlli is the official remake of the 2018 Tamil film Ratsasan. The film starred Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul in the lead.

Dahan – Raakan ka Rahasya

Release date: September 16

Dahan – Raakan ka Rahasya explores cursed caves, hidden treasures and generational secrets. Tisca Chopra stars as an IAS officer who reaches a village in Rajasthan where she has to start a mining job. But the mine is “cursed” according to the villagers. They advise him not to visit it. However, she goes ahead and opens it, leading to a series of horrific events. The series, produced by

Vikranth Pawar, also stars Saurabh Shukla.

Criminal Justice Adhura Sach

Release date: Streaming now (New episode every Friday)

One of the most anticipated OTT releases of the year, the third season of Pankaj Tripathi-starring Criminal Justice is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and appears to have lived up to expectations. With Madhav Mishra fighting another interesting and exciting case, the drama in the courtroom is set to get even more intense this season. Directed by Rohan Sippy, the latest edition of Criminal Justice also stars Shweta Basu Prasad, Purab Kohli and Swastika Mukherjee.

Chintaa Mani

Release date: Streaming now

A story about a magic stone aka Mani, which lands in the hands of three men who aren’t shy about trying to change their future, Chintaa Mani on Disney+ Hotstar has already garnered rave reviews for its thrilling concept. In just 24 minutes, Chintaa Mani manages to transport the audience into a surreal setting, which is nothing short of a phenomenon. Starring Sudhanshu Rai, Shobhit Sujay, Abhishek Sonpaliya and Akhlaq Ahmad Azad, the film was directed by Puneet Sharma.

netflix

Jogi

Release date: September 16

Diljit Dosanjh is set to make his OTT debut with the release of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Jogi on Netflix. The film is based on the events of the 1984 riots. It became a highly anticipated project as soon as it was announced.

Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives Season 2

Release date: September 2.

The series is a sequel to Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, released in 2020, which starred Neelam Kothari Soni, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan and Bhavana Pandey. Cameras follow the banter and bonding between four fun-loving women from Bollywood’s inner circle as they juggle careers, family and friendship.

Indian Predator: Diary of a Serial Killer

Release date: September 7

Indian Predator: Diary Of A Serial Killer is a brutal documentary based on the life of a serial killer.

Jamtara season 2

Release date: September 23

One of September’s most anticipated watches is the sequel to 2020’s hit series, Jamtara. The story of young guns from Jharkhand, who commit scams including Phishing, a policeman leading an anti-phishing mission in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand and then the drama. Jamtara Season 2 will answer all your Season 1 questions.

Lionsgate Play

P – Valley (Season 2)

Release date: September 2

The series is an adaptation of a hit original play Pussy Valley, which follows several people who work at a strip club in the Mississippi Delta. There lies an oasis of sand and glitter in a difficult time of human existence where beauty can be hard to come by. The series explores what happens when small town dwellers dream beyond the confines of the Piggy Wiggy and the Pawnshop.

Power Book 3: Raising Kanan (Season 2)

Release date: September 9

Returning with Season 2, which is set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, 15-year-old Kanan Stark, before he was a ghost, is the only child of Raquel Thomas who is a cocaine distributor. with an emerging network of dealers in New York. In a world where family often feels like the only refuge from division and discord, Kanan’s life takes interesting turns after betrayal and heartbreak.

Amazon Prime

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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Release date: September 2

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power revolves around the heroic legends of the legendary history of the Second Age of Middle-earth. The fictional series takes place thousands of years before the events of LOR.

Immature Season 2

The story of a boy named Dhruv and his circle of friends including Kabir and Susu, caught between childhood and adulthood, the show’s first season has sparked anticipation for the second season. The next season of the show created by TVF is now available on Amazon Prime Videos and is moving the lives of young people forward. The cast of the series includes Rashmi Agdekar, Omkar Kulkarni, and Himika Bose, among others.

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Khuda Hafiz 2: Agni Pariksha

Release date: September 2

Directed by Faruk Kabir, Vidyut Jamwal’s Khuda Haafiz 2 is out tomorrow on Zee 5. The film received positive reviews after hitting theaters. Sameer and Nargis, after overcoming all obstacles, find a ray of sunshine when little Nandini comes into their lives and their family is complete; But their happiness is short-lived. In a strange twist of fate, Nandini disappears, the film’s synopsis reads.

Vikrant Rona

Release date: September 2

Directed by Anup Bhandari, Vikrant Rona is a Kannada thriller thriller starring Kichcha Sudeep in the lead role. Set in a village in the middle of a rainforest, the plot revolves around the mysterious events and murders that occur there. As the locals believe a haunted bungalow is the cause, a policeman arrives in the village and soon sets out on a mission to uncover the truth. The cast includes Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok and others in pivotal roles.

Hulu

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5

Release date: September 14

Season 5 of this popular dystopian thriller based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name will focus on the aftermath of the murder of General Fred Waterford by his servant June Osborne of Offred. The season will feature a confrontation between Waterford’s widow, Serena and Osborne, as authorities in Gileadan attempt to find and punish her for her crime.

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September brings movies, museum programs and more for art lovers https://reggae-shack.com/september-brings-movies-museum-programs-and-more-for-art-lovers/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:27:11 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/september-brings-movies-museum-programs-and-more-for-art-lovers/ As students return to the classroom, Emory picks up the pace in September with a new season of exciting arts events for the campus community and general public. From film screenings and dance performances to quartet concerts and guest artist talks, there’s something for everyone. Film Emory Cinematheque returns for the fall semester with the […]]]>

As students return to the classroom, Emory picks up the pace in September with a new season of exciting arts events for the campus community and general public. From film screenings and dance performances to quartet concerts and guest artist talks, there’s something for everyone.

Film

Emory Cinematheque returns for the fall semester with the “Federico Fellini: A Centenary Celebration” film series. Weekly screenings of Fellini’s work begin August 30 and take place every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208. September screenings include “La Strada/The road (1954) and “La Notti di Cabiria/Nights of Cabiria (1957). One of the most acclaimed Italian filmmakers of the 20th century, Fellini worked as a screenwriter and director for 40 years. Four of his films have won best foreign film at the Oscars, and Fellini himself won a lifetime achievement award in 1993. If you’re a movie buff or have an interest in classic movies, you won’t you won’t want to miss this series. All screenings are free and open to the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Dance

Dance meets martial arts in “metaphysicala dance party featuring works choreographed by Emory Dance faculty member Julio Medina and guest artist Nadya Zeitlin. Medina’s work explores concepts of space, time and identity, using martial arts techniques to counter and heal attacks rooted in colonialism. Zeitlin’s work is inspired by the unique architecture of the Atlanta Central Library, designed in a brutalist style by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. There will be two performances on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, both at 7:30 p.m. The performances take place at the dance studio at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and tickets are on sale now.

Michael C. Carlos Museum

Visits to the Carlos Museum are even more fun with family programming like Sunday parties (Sept. 4) or afternoon tea and scones at AntiquiTEA (Tuesday September 6). On Friday, September 9, Emory students are invited to Student workshop to create their own clay pot inspired by the large ceramic water vessel from the African galleries of the Makonde people of Mozambique. Admission is free and first come, first served, while supplies last.

In conjunction with “Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones”, Jonathan Master, Associate Professor of Classics, will take readers through two evenings (Monday, September 12, and Monday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m.) of discussion around a series of short texts that situate the jewels in the wider Roman discourse of wealth and luxury. This Carlos reads The series will explore the corrosive effects of Rome’s immense wealth as well as the human cost of precious stones. Places are limited and registration is required by calling 404 727-6118. The two-part series is $40 for Carlos Museum members and $60 for non-members.

On Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m., Chase Kahwinhut Earles discusses his decades-long effort to help revive, master, and honor the age-old traditions of Caddo pottery in order to establish a path forward as a contemporary artist and to develop a modern narrative. This conference, entitledCaddo Ceramic Traditions and Trajectories,is presented in collaboration with Atlanta Beltline’s Art on the Beltline project.

Earles will also lead a ceramic workshop for adults Sunday, September 17, from 10 a.m. Held in conjunction with Atlanta Beltline’s Art on the Beltline Project, the workshop is $120 for Carlos Museum members and $150 for non-members. Places are limited and registration is compulsory.

In other family activities, children of all ages can engage with art at the Carlos Museum on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. during clever stories (3-6 years old) and Sunday, Sept. 18 at Children’s workshop (8-12 years old). Artful Stories invites children accompanied by an adult to explore the Art of the America galleries after hearing the story of a young girl’s discovery of the shapes all around her in the book “Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes” by Roseanne Thong. Atlanta quilter Zachary Francois runs the Kuba Patterns and Shapes studio, drawing inspiration from the work of black artists from different cultures and eras. Registration is required for both events. They are each $20 for Carlos Museum members and $30 for non-members.

Music

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta launches its John and Linda Cooke midday series on Friday, September 9, in the Emerson Room of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. This free 12-hour concert features Emory’s resident string quartet, the Vega Quartet, and pianist William Ransom performing Schumann’s Piano Quintet and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

On Sunday, September 11, nationally acclaimed singer-pianist duo Bradley Howard (tenor and music faculty member) and Lee Thompson (piano) perform “Desire and illusion: a recital.” This concert presents works such as “Dichterliebe” by Robert Schumann, “War Dreams” by John David Earnest and “Don Quixote” by Maurice Ravel. a Dulcinea. Free entry.

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta celebrates 30 years Saturday September 17, at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The concert will feature Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme of Haydn for 2 Pianos”; “String Quartet” by Ravel; Barber’s glorious “Adagio for Strings” and Mendelssohn’s irrepressible “Octet for Strings”.

The 20th anniversary of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series opens Friday, September 23 with the Atlanta premiere of a collaboration between composer Richard Danielpour and former American Poet Laureate Rita Dove, “A permanent witness.” Written for the Music from Copland House ensemble and world-renowned mezzo soprano Susan Graham, this cycle of epic songs includes an extensive retrospective of defining events in American history over the past half-century. Tickets are on sale now.

creative writing

Emory’s Creative Writing Department launches its reading series for the 2022-2023 academic year with renowned prose writer, Jamaica Kincaid. On Monday, September 19, Kinkaid delivers the Phyllis Wheatley Reading at 6:30 p.m. (location to be announced). Earlier today, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a colloquium at the Kemp Malone Library (N301 Callaway). The event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies.

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13 movies with a Toronto connection you’ll want to watch at TIFF 2022 https://reggae-shack.com/13-movies-with-a-toronto-connection-youll-want-to-watch-at-tiff-2022/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 09:32:56 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/13-movies-with-a-toronto-connection-youll-want-to-watch-at-tiff-2022/ For decades, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been the face of the Canadian film industry, bringing local filmmakers and productions to thousands of people from abroad as well as closer to home. Each year, a large portion of the list is dedicated to Canadian content, and this year seems to have an even […]]]>

For decades, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been the face of the Canadian film industry, bringing local filmmakers and productions to thousands of people from abroad as well as closer to home.

Each year, a large portion of the list is dedicated to Canadian content, and this year seems to have an even stronger commitment to showcasing our stories to the world.

Beyond our national cinema, there are stories that unfold even closer to home, works that are not only made by people who can live here, but who choose to stage parts of their films around our community.

Selected with the advice of several TIFF programmers, I curated a list of titles of local and global interest.

Here are some Toronto-specific movies set to premiere at TIFF 2022.

Brother

It’s fair to say that Clement Virgo competing at Cannes in 1995 Rude is one of the most important in the history of our city, the return of the director with his most recent saga scarberian is therefore welcome.

Based on David Chariandy’s novel about two Trinidadians in the 1990s, this tale of brotherhood, kindness and violence is one of the first showcases on this year’s slate.

Cat

Joseph Amenta’s debut promises no harm with this coming-of-age film set in the Greater Toronto Area. A story of young LGBTQ+ classmates who find strength in each other as they seek to help a friend, this seems like a raw but remarkable debut feature from a filmmaker worth watching.

black ice

Executive produced by LeBron James, Drake and Maverick Carter, Hubert Davis’ in-depth look at the experience of black players in what is being promoted as our national pastime, providing historical context for the evolution of hockey and how the racist toxicity remains a disturbing part of the modern game.

752 is not a number

Babak Payami’s harrowing documentary about one man’s quest for justice resonates deeply with many in the GTA community.

The story of a dentist who becomes a crusader for the truth about a Ukrainian airline that was shot down by Iran, this story of tenacity seems to be quite formidable.

Always Deadly

Music documentaries have long found their way to TIFF, and this celebration of sensational Tanya Tagaq promises a fair share of some local elements as she brings her music to her enthusiastic fans.

Of course, this singer uses her voice for more than performance, and her calls for justice resonate in this sympathetic portrayal as well.

Something you said last night

Another thrilling debut focused on an LGBTQ+ story, Luis De Filippis’ tale of Ren (Carmen Madonia) and his sister (Paige Evans) is set just outside of town, bringing a very different take on the Italian community. community that has long been part of the fabric of our city.

When the morning comes

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s feature debut after her award-winning short Black Bodies promises to explore complex emotions and painful themes. Set primarily in Jamaica, the film nonetheless has a direct local narrative connection, telling the story that resonates directly with so many in this city.

So much tenderness

For years many of us knew Lina Rodríguez from her work at TIFF, but for years she has firmly established herself as a filmmaker who is unafraid to be experimental while still giving audiences something what to cling to.

Her latest film about a Colombian-Canadian who can’t move past her past feels both bittersweet and overwhelmingly compelling.

This place

VT Nayani’s debut stars Priya Guns and the ever-extraordinary Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in a love story between an Iranian-Canadian and a Kanien’kehá:kan woman, offering a deep, polyglot look at the complexity of love and the city that the two characters have found themselves living in.

TIFF shorts

A lot of selected short films for the festival take place in Toronto and are directed by local filmmakers. For example, Rita Ferrando Pleasure garden is the story of a woman ending a pregnancy that appears to be tender and thoughtful.

Tyler Mckenzie Evans directs Diaspora, described as a satirical thriller about gentrification. by Karen Chapman Silent calm minds Streets looks at the effect of gun violence on the streets of this city.

Karimah Zakia Issa’s Scaring Women At Night is a drama about a late-night walk home. Finally, there is Untold hoursDaniel Warth’s documentary on the meticulous work of an artist with a singular yet disturbing gaze.

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