Jersey Boys Toronto Review

Jersey Boys is often on the list of “classic, long running” musicals. It’s one that has had multiple productions around the world and it ran on Broadway from 2005-2017. Anyway, it came to Toronto as part of the National Tour so I decided to go see it and I’m glad I did, it was a blast. Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical about the formation, success, and eventual breakup of the 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

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Oscars 2019

So the Oscars happened last weekend and I have some thoughts. The pretentious film trash in me loves the Oscars. I’d be lying if I said the Oscars isn’t one of my favourite nights of the year. Every year I try and see as many Oscar-nominated movies as I can and every year I make my predictions (this year I correctly guessed 17/24 categories). Anyways, let’s talk about this year’s awards ceremony.

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Movie of the Month: Beautiful Boy

I watched a stupid amount of movies in February (thanks snow days and Reading Week!). My favourite movie that I watched was Beautiful Boy. I had been wanting to see this movie since it premiered at TIFF but I couldn’t get tickets for it. I’ll admit I mostly wanted to see it because Timothee Chalamet is in it but then I watched the trailer and I was intrigued by the story. Beautiful Boy is about father and son David (Steve Carell) and Nic (Timothee Chalamet) who struggle through Nic’s drug addiction and the strain it puts on their relationship.

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The Play That Goes Wrong Review

It has been a long time since I’ve laughed so hard at, well anything really. The Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play format about the fictitious Cornley Drama Society putting on a murder mystery production called The Murder at Haversham Manor. Throughout the play, everything that could possibly go wrong does, from falling set pieces to forgotten lines to misplaced props. By the end, there’s nothing left of the set. It’s just overall really good fun.

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Resort Vacations Are Weird

I’ve been on all-inclusive resort vacations before but when I went to Mexico back in December, I realized that resort vacations are weird. Sure, they’re fun and there’s things to do and so much good food that you think you’ll explode by the end of the week but there’s definitely some things that I find strange and I’m not sure if I like these parts of resort vacations or not.

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Movie of the Month: Mary Poppins Returns

I’m back with another Movie of the Month (I only just realized I missed December’s so I apologize for that). My favourite movie that I watched in January was Mary Poppins Returns. I’ve been excited to see this movie since it was announced, maybe because it stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, maybe because I love the original Mary Poppins, maybe because it’s a Disney movie musical, but anyways, I saw it and I really enjoyed it.

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School of Rock Review

School of Rock is one show I’ve been wanting to see for ages mostly because I love the movie and I was curious to see how well it would adapt into a musical. The answer is very well. I was so happy when it came to Toronto last month and I got to see it after hearing so much good stuff about it and it did not disappoint.

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