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Cast Your Ballots – Election Movies

With Torontonians getting ready to cast their ballots for the upcoming municipal election, as well as our friends to the south getting ready for their very important mid-term election, Beaches|life is celebrating these films that are themed around our democratic right to vote.                

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Dir. Jared Hess; Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries

Movies That Will Quench Your Thirst

Nothing says summertime refreshment like a cool beverage on the patio. These films highlight the art (and often overindulgence) of cooling down and enjoying a drink (or two…) with friends and family. Remember to enjoy these movies responsibly.                  

Cocktail (1988) 
Dir. Roger Donaldson; Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Movies of the Royal Family Past & Present

The Royal Family has always been a fascination all around the world, but this summer, there is added enthusiasm with the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Beaches|life wants to add to the Royal hoopla by featuring films about the Royals, past and present.   Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) Dir. Charles Jarrott; Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan … <entire article…>

The Madness of King George (1994) Dir. Nicholas Hytner; Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves

Hollywood Movies Starring Toronto

Hollywood north has become an industry favourite for big budget film companies. With state-of-the-art studios, amazing CGI (computer-generated imagery), highly skilled crews, super talent, generous tax incentives and a city that can look like anywhere from 1950s Baltimore to a futuristic fantasy world.                      

The Shape of Water (2017) Dir.  Guillermo del Toro; Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

Score with these Hockey Movies

It’s Canada, the Olympics are about to begin and the Toronto Maple Leafs are an exciting team to watch. What other reasons do we need to spotlight hockey in this Beaches|Life issue? These ten films range from the epic cult favourite Slap Shot to lesser known The Rhino Brothers, but all have one thing in common – Canada’s game.   … <entire article…>

Mystery Alaska (1999) Dir. Jay Roach; Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Hank Azaria

Remake Movies Better than the Originals

More and more, Hollywood is releasing films that are either sequels or remakes. This edition of Beaches|life features films that are considered better then the originals, according to critics and audiences. So, this holiday season, why not put on your Christmas pjs, make some hot chocolate and snuggle up in front of the television and enjoy some great remakes.   … <entire article…>

TRUE GRIT (2010) Dirs. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

Movies That Go Bump In The Night

Who doesn’t like to get a little scared now and then, especially at Halloween! These films have come to us from Beaches|Life reader, Ferris Mohammed. They are a mixture of well-known horror classics, some lesser known gems and one for the whole family to enjoy together.                  

The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Dir. Dan O’Bannon; Linnea Quigley {Trash}, Clu Gulager, James Karen

Movies at the Amusement Park

Summer is here and with the kids out of school and the grown-ups with some well-deserved vacation time why not hit the amusement parks? Well, with the long line-ups, rainy days and high-priced junk food, let‘s just do the parks at your home! Alright, it’s not the same as being there, but here are 10 movies – some futuristic, some … <entire article…>

Jurassic World (2015) Dir. Colin Trevorrow; Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins

Celebrating Birthdays at the Movies

With Canada’s 150th birthday in full swing, we thought, why not celebrate along with all of our readers with movies that either are all about birthdays or their plot is focussed around a birthday. This month, skip the popcorn, get yourself a nice big slice of cake, make a wish and enjoy some movies that celebrate birthdays.       … <entire article…>

Sixteen Candles (1984) Dir. John Hughes; Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
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