Category Archives: Movies Pics

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1940s. And it wouldn’t be right, if we didn’t include a couple holiday season gems. Some events that occurred in this decade include the federal government introducing the Unemployment Insurance Commission (1940), Norman Breakey of Toronto invented the paint roller (1940), D-Day  (June 6, … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

Over the next few editions of Beaches|life we will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of specific decades. The first decade we focus on is the 1930s. Some events that occurred in this decade include the Dionne quintuplets born in Corbeil, Ontario (May 1934), the  CBC was created (November 1936), Canadian artist Joe Shuster and American Jerome Siegel … <entire article…>

Social Justice to the Movies

We think it’s better, and on a whole, it is, but we are also reminded that there’s a long way to go. This edition of Beaches|life we are featuring films that address social justice. Some are Hollywood re-tellings, others are documentaries, but all are considered some of the best on the subject. They are funny, sad and most of all … <entire article…>

Coming Out Proud Movies

It’s never just one moment – it’s an ongoing journey. Ask anyone who’s done it; they’ll all have a coming out story. It’s a process that can be terrifying, exhilarating, heartbreaking and confidence-building. There are so many films that cover the subject: from high school to discovery in later life, from passion to awkwardness. Beaches|life has gathered together some of … <entire article…>

Movies Starring Animals

They touch our lives every day. We make them part of our families. When they are with us, we understand what it means to be loved with no judgment and when they are gone, they leave an emptiness. Of course, some are not so friendly but either way, we are always intrigued by them. In this edition of Beaches|life, we … <entire article…>

Movies Starring & About Great Women

It may have been your mother, girlfriend, sister or even teacher, whomever it was, we all have had special women inspire us. In this edition of Beaches|life, we are saluting the strong women in film, both the actresses and the characters they portray. The Color Purple | Thelma & Louise | Frida | Mona Lisa Smile | Million Dollar Baby … <entire article…>

Movies to Warm Your Heart

With winter knocking at the door and shortened daylight, people like to cocoon in the comfort of their homes. This edition of Movie Pics, we are tugging on your heartstrings with ten feel-good films. They may not all be happy stories or even have happy endings, what they do have are good messages, hopeful story lines and most of all, … <entire article…>

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.                

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.