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New timelapse celebrates the beauty of Toronto at night

Posted by Derek Flack / March 3, 2015

Toronto timelapseIf snow-covered Toronto is getting you down (but why would it?), perhaps it's time to recall just how majestic our city can look at night without the under layer of slush we've become accustom to over this brutal winter. This new timelapse from photographer Oscar Flores should help viewers do just that.

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The top 10 YTV PJs of all time

Posted by Ed Conroy / February 20, 2015

YTV PJsThey were there for you when it mattered most: after school, on Saturday mornings, and for a while even during lunch time. Canadian children of the '90s and '00s will probably never forget the magical, pre-internet times they shared with those irreverent yet inspirational televisual guides, the PJs.

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The top 10 Oscar parties in Toronto for 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 17, 2015

watch Oscars TorontoThe 87th Academy Awards will dole out controversial* golden statues again this Sunday, February 22. Since your invitation the Hollywood glitz got lost in the mail, and seeing as how you never tip your doomed Canada Post employee, let's call it even. You can find a billion ways to stream the Oscars online with the cat, but why not get glammed up, pull on a thrifted fur coat with cigarette burns in the pockets (how did that happen?) and watch it with other human beings and, often, the chance of winning prizes?

*Sadly, Drake's short film wasn't nominated, for several reasons.

Here are my picks for where to stargaze and gamble from afar in Toronto this Sunday.

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Inside the Film Reference Library at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Posted by PO Karim / February 13, 2015

TIFF Film Reference LibraryHoused on the fourth floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, The Film Reference Library is one of Toronto's best-kept secrets for movie-lovers and film-buffs. Free and open to the public, the FRL provides access to the world's largest collection of Canadian English-language film and film related materials.

Preserving images, film titles, reference materials, posters, soundtracks and scripts, Michelle Lovegrove Thomson, manager of the FRL says, "[it's] an incredible resource for film students, scholars, filmmakers, screenwriters and anyone who loves film."

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Trash Palace priced out of rep cinema home

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 11, 2015

trash palace cinecycleIt seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating ex-micro cinema Trash Palace's new life as a series at the Revue Cinema, but that chapter has come to a close this month as the cult series announced they'd be moving to Spadina cinema and DIY space Cinecycle. Trash Palace's Stacey Case laid out the reason for the move - new management and fees rising to $500 to $750 per screening - pretty clearly on Facebook, but further explained what led the series to part ways with the Roncesvalles rep cinema today.

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Redbox shutting down in Canada

Posted by Derek Flack / February 6, 2015

redbox closing canadaRedbox is closing its operations in Canada, the company has announced on its website. Depending on how you consume your media, this might not have much effect on your life. The movie rental company entered the Canadian market back in 2012, brimming with optimism that its low prices might draw consumers to use its kiosks instead of cuing up Netflix to take in a flick. A few years into the experiment, the company has admitted that it just didn't work out.

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