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Fact: I haven’t been eating in too many restaurants these days as I’ve morphed into a film junkie!! Thanks to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, I’ve seen 5 movies in 4 days!

Here’s what I’ve seen.

SHTISEL:  This is an award winning Israeli TV series that follows four generations of an Ultra Orthodox family and their tight knit community in Jerusalem. I liked episodes 1-3 so much that I returned to watch episodes 4-6 a few days later.


This TV series will be showing again this weekend.

Friday May 9th Episodes 1-4 will be playing at 1:00 pm at Empress Walk Theatres

Friday May 11th Episodes 3-6 will be playing at 1 pm at Empress Walk Theatres.

Trust me. You will be drawn into this series!!

RUSSIAN DISCO: This is the Canadian Premiere for this film . What’s it about? Basically it’s a story about three friends who move from Russia to Berlin. I was entertained and enjoyed the dynamics of these three friends.

This film will be playing again on:

Wednesday May 7th at 845 pm at the Bloor Cinema

24 DAYS: This powerful film is based on a true story about the kidnapping of Ilan Halimi in a Paris suburb. It was an intense movie that has left an impact on me…even days later.

IN HIDING: A thriller that is set during the Nazi occupation of Poland. The acting was superb and the story line definitely captured my attention.

TJFF - in hiding

There’s plenty more films that will be showing over the next few days!!

Please take a peek at the their website for a complete list.

TJFF - guide

PS …in the event you can’t make it to the festival, please visit Videoflicks  (1701 Avenue Road) as they have a wide selection of  Israeli films and TV shows.

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It’s winter (well kind of)  and generally that means that I like to curl up in a movie theatre and watch movies. You certainly won’t find me watching movies in the summer, unless it’s raining outside. Now, I’m not a movie critic but I wanted to share with you some of the movies I have seen over the last few months.

Here’s a list of 8 Movies and 8 Reviews:

1. War Horse: I wanted to see this Steven Speilberg movie only because Steven Speilberg directed it….not because of the story or the horses!! I’m glad I saw it as it really did capture my attention. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon escape.

2. The Artist: I saw this movie, immediately after reviewing all the rave reviews. It was indeed a “different” type of movie and well acted.  Would I rave about it? No.. but I wasn’t sorry that I saw it.

3. The Descendants: Watching George Clooney for an hour and 50 minutes – is never a bad thing. Oops Im suppose to be reviewing the movie and not rating how gorgeous the actors are!! I can’t say I loved this film as much as everyone else did.

4. The Iron Lady: If Meryll Street doesn’t win best actress for her role in Iron Lady..I will scream. She is just brilliant in this role. As for the movie – I found it totally entertaining and loved it.

5. Mission Impossible: I like Tom Cruise and I like action movies, therefore I liked this movie. It’s not  a brilliant movie but it’s exactly the type of movie I enjoy.

6. Tinker Tailor Solidier Spy:  I cant review this movie as I didn’t understand any of it even though I was awake for the entire film. Please don’t judge me.!!

7. Hugo: Again this movie was getting great reviews so I felt I had to see it. Guess what? I had the BEST nap during this movie. I really should see it again.

8. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo:  I liked the book and I liked the movie. This movie certainly captured my attention.

Movies still on my list: My Week with Marilyn. I hear the acting is outstanding and want to be able to compare it to Meryll Streep in The Iron Lady.

Thankfully, companies like General Mills understands movie-lovers, so they partnered with Cineplex Odeon to make it easier for people like me to continue to head to the cinema!! Click here to read more about this fabulous offer:

What movies have you seen? What movies are on your list to see? As always – would love to hear from you.

One more thing: Check out this awesome website  Bind Movie Critic. I stumbled upon Tommy Edisons’ website on twitter and I am really enjoying his reviews.

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”



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I like popcorn I just don't eat it the theatre!! (I'm cheap...I'm honest)

I have seen so many movies lately that you can simply call me the “movie maven”!!! However I am not a critic. I just like ‘entertaining movies” and the opportunity to sit in one place!!!

Here’s the list:

-The Fighter: Amazing with some great performances.

-Black Swan: Even more amazing.

-King’s Speech: The audience clapped at the end. When was the last time that happend? Enough said.

-Unstoppable: Entertaining

-Somewhere: Interesting.

-True Grits: I can’t remember the last time I saw a western (never, perhaps), but the movie was getting great reviews so I decided to give it a try.

Here’s some more information about the Movie Maven: (otherwise known as momwhoruns)

-generally it’s a spontaneous decision.

-99 percent of the time I go to a matinee

-I never buy popcorn

-I go by myself (coz it’s a spontaneous decision)

I can’t wait for the Academy Awards. I wonder if I will be able to stay up and watch the whole show.

Its been years since I have seen such GREAT movies, with great acting and great scripts.

What have you seen? what do you want to see? Do share…

See you at the theatres.

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