Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

Back in October, I had the great joy of going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two on Broadway in New York City. To say that was a dream come true is a bit of an understatement. It was a truly magical experience so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts with you. (This will be different than my other theatre reviews because it will be spoiler free #KeepTheSecrets).

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In Which I Rank Disney Pixar Movies

Let me just start by saying that this post took about a month to write because I kept changing my mind about what movie deserved what position on the list (in the top 10). They’re all just so good! Over the years, Pixar has made some absolutely amazing movies. Since 1995, the studio has released 20 movies and I think I’ve seen them all so I thought it would be fun to rank them. Let’s go!

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Movie of the Month: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I can’t believe how little I’ve talked about Harry Potter on my blog considering how much it means to me. Obviously, I’ve seen all the Harry Potter movies many times but Chamber of Secrets was on TV the other day and it was also my 100th movie of 2018 (I’m trying to get between 120 and 150) so I thought I’d talk about it.

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TIFF 2018

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Toronto for the past 3 years and my self-proclaimed pretentious film trash self has never been to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). I decided that had to change this year. If you don’t know, TIFF is a film festival that takes place for 10 days at the beginning of September and there are world premieres of upcoming major movies, Canadian movies, and movies from around the world. This year, there were 342 different films screened at TIFF and I got to see 3 of them.

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I Went to New York City

Guys. It finally happened. I just got back from a 5 day trip to New York City! This has been a dream of mine since summer 2015 after I saw Newsies. I guess I can cross that off the bucket list. I had a week off from school and I knew that visiting NYC would be more enjoyable than in the summer or winter. I did all the NYC things while I was there – I went to Central Park and Times Square, I ate hot dogs and pizza and bagels from street vendors, I went for a walk along the high line, I saw some Van Gogh at the Museum of Modern Art, and obviously I went and saw three Broadway shows (without breaking the bank by the way, full reviews of those coming soon, stay tuned).

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Come From Away (Round 2) Review

Come From Away returned to Toronto back in February for a sit-down run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Unfortunately, this was the same day as I was leaving for Australia for six months. So to celebrate my return to Toronto and Canada, I also returned to The Rock to revisit one of my favourite musicals ever. Continue reading “Come From Away (Round 2) Review”

Movie of the Month: Julie & Julia

I was browsing through Netflix for something to watch the other day and Julie & Julia popped up under my ‘recommended for you’ tab. I saw that it stars Amy Adams and Meryl Streep so I thought I’d give it a whirl and I’m so glad I did. Julie & Julia is based on at true story about a woman named Julie (Amy Adams) who lives with her husband in Queens, New York City, who is struggling to find something to do with her life. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Julie & Julia”

The Music Man Review

The Stratford Festival is one of my favourite summer time activities. Stratford is such a cute little town so it’s kind of fun to go spend the day there. This year, the main musical at the Festival Theatre is The Music Man. I kind of dragged my mom to go see it with me because it’s one of her favourite musicals so I thought it would be fun. And it was a really fun time indeed. Continue reading “The Music Man Review”