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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

Movies that Celebrate Mom… or not!

May is just around the corner. With it comes flowers, green grass, warm days, cool nights and of course, Mothers‘ Day. With all that moms bring to us each and every day, it‘s the perfect time to highlight films that focus on this all important family matriarch. Alright, some may not be as loving and warm as spring itself, but … <entire article…>

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White-Out Conditions with Snow Movies

With February here, we are usually tired of all the snow shovelling and cold days – thinking ahead to spring. This winter, we really haven’t had it too bad, many places still had green grass, in January. Because of this, we have decided to honour “true winter” with these cold, snowy movies. Take out your skis, shovels and snowshoes, there’s … <entire article…>

Everest (2015) Dir. Baltasar Kormákur; Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson
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