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TIFF 2018: Widows Is A Better Kind Of Heist Film

Widows

Widows

While Liam Neeson is in the new film Widows by ace director Steve McQueen it’s important to note that nobody in his family gets kidnapped, requiring him to embark on an elaborate revenge quest.

In fact, Neeson’s quite secondary in Widows, as it focuses on Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki, the partners of a failed heist crew who now have to take over where their men left off.

Sarah loved this film when she saw it at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

To read her review for Consequence Of Sound, click here.

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Polaris Podcast Went To Hamilton For EP15

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

For episode 15 of the Polaris Podcast we went on the road and recorded a house show of sorts in Hamilton, Ontario.

The event, which was held at Jillard Guitars, featured jurors Jamie Tennant (CFMU), J.C. Villamere (villamere.com) and Biljana Njegovan (Cut From Steel).

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

Or if you can’t be bothered to go that far you can listen to it right here:

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Halle Berry To Direct, Star In MMA Film

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry, star of such works as Catwoman, X-Men, Cloud Atlas and Monster’s Ball, will both direct and star in an upcoming mixed martial arts-related film called Bruised.

Berry will play the role of a disgraced former MMA fighter in the film.

Sarah wrote about Berry’s martial arts connections for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read about them go here.

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Jenesia Tackle Poverty, Abuse

Jenesia

Jenesia

Spruce Grove, Alberta pop duo Jenesia are using their music to further good causes.

The pair are speaking up on topics like poverty and sexual abuse.

I spoke to them about their social efforts in a feature for Samaritanmag.

To read it go here.

 

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Feist & K-OS Featured On Polaris Podcast EP14

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

The focus of Polaris Podcast episode 14 was two albums that had received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Feist’s Let It Die and K-OS’s Joyful Rebellion.

For this episode we interviewed expert Polaris jurors Karen Bliss and Tabassum Siddiqui.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

But if you can’t be bothered to go that far you can listen to it right here:

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Remembering Kid Yamamoto

Kid Yamamoto

Kid Yamamoto

Pioneering mixed martial arts fighter Kid Yamamoto passed away on September 18 due to complications from cancer. He was 41.

Sarah wrote about Kid’s impact on MMA in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, More

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

I continue to contribute to charity ‘n’ entertainment news site Samaritanmag.

Here are some of the news I did for them in the spring:

Hot Docs Giving Away $200,000 Worth of Tickets to Students, Seniors and New Canadians

15th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival To Feature Five Female Directors

Hip Hop Artist Emmanuel Jal Among Winners Of 2018 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent

Jay-Z Tells Letterman Trump is Great For America and Explains Why

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Proceeds To Help Combat HIV/AIDS In Africa

Crowdfunding Campaign for Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team Bus Crash Victims Tops $5 Million

Lady Gaga’s Foundation Selects Five Schools to Receive Financial Gift to Improve Mental Health Programs

6 Things You Need To Know About March For Our Lives and Where the 839 Rallies Are Taking Place

Malala Yousafzai Promotes Girls’ Education, Offers Solutions, on Letterman Netflix Episode

John Oliver-Connected Satirical Children’s Book to Benefit AIDS, LGBTQ-Related Causes

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