Category Archives: Media Literacy and Pop Culture

It’s That Time of Year…

Media Smarts’ annual Media Literacy Week is just around the corner. Taking place Monday October 25 to Saturday October 30, Media Literacy Week provides educators with an intentional opportunity to learn, unlearn and relearn as it pertains to media literacy … Continue reading

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Luca: The Importance of Seeing Fully

More so than any other studio, Pixar has been consistent in its output of family friendly films that don’t shy away from the complex narratives that shape the shared experience of movie goers. From the studio’s first feature Toy Story … Continue reading

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The Power of Story: An EdxEDNYC Reflection

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to moderate a breakout session as part of the EdxEDNYC conference. This is a New York Department of Education Conference that originates from the collaborative and innovative spirit of educators at Hudson High School … Continue reading

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[Disney+ Review] The Mighty Ducks are Back with Game Changers

Released in October of 1992, The Mighty Ducks was a sleeper hit and Disney’s throwback to movies like The Bad News Bears series of the 1970s. Building an evening larger audience on VHS The Mighty Ducks spanned into a trilogy, … Continue reading

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[MCU Review] The Falcon and The Winter Solider is MCU Done Right

If one thing has saved my family during the COVID malaise of Toronto area theatres being shuttered it’s the glory of Disney + and it’s slate of original content. With a weekly release schedule, there’s something quite retro about this … Continue reading

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[Movie Review] Zack Snyder’s Justice League: A Story of Heroes, Villains & Redemption.

Over the course of the past 48 hours the internet has been singing the praises of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. No longer just a movie, this version of DC’s team of heroes, has become a tale of creative redemption, mobilized … Continue reading

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A Parents’ Guide to Disney-Pixar’s “Soul”

The best movies not only shape new thinking but ultimately entertain us. They have an ability to transport us to another world, remove us from our everyday and remind us that life outside of the movie is as unique as … Continue reading

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Weekend Watch List: Friday December 11

We’re almost to Christmas and there is no better time to get couch comfy and indulge in some Christmas movie wonderment. So, whether you’re finding time for a family movie night or if you’re in the mood for more mature … Continue reading

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Stay at Home Watch List: Week 2

Well, it’s Wednesday but I suppose it’s never too late to share a great catalogue of weekly movies. With the reality of COVID-19 becoming more pressing each day, it almost seems that staying at home will never end. Regardless, being … Continue reading

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Reading Night of the Living Dead

As we all bunker down for a long stay at home during this new era of social distancing, it’s the perfect time to indulge in simple pleasures. Perhaps it’s reading a great book, drawing, mastering a new recipe or diving … Continue reading

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