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Toronto Filming: The Strain

By: Alya Stationwala

Famed director Guillermo Del Toro takes over Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall for the filming of his vampire TV series, The Strain.

Starting off as a novel by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain trilogy was always envisioned as a horror television series. 174 more words


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.

Benghazi, Libya, 2012. In the wake of a brutal uprising that saw Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi killed, Benghazi is named one of the most dangerous places in the world as various turf wars break out. 794 more words

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The Bookshelf Epic Quest (Book Tag)

I’m going on an adventure! (And there’s going to be magic, and royalty, and an epic quest, and a dark lord at the end.)

Step 1: … 1,321 more words


13 Hours: The Secret Soliders of Benghazi - Review

13 Hours: The Secret Soliders of Benghazi is, The Rock excluded, the best film that Michael Bay has ever made; but then that isn’t saying much, is it? 629 more words


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Movie Review

Michael Bay seems to get a bad rap. The director who began making feature films all the way back in 1995 with Bad Boys is often lambasted as being one of the worst filmmakers currently working in Hollywood. 626 more words

Movie Reviews

13 Hours Opts for Action Rather Than Agitprop

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi does not hedge. The graphic at the beginning of the film does not read, “Based on A True Story” or “Inspired by Real Events.” Instead, audiences see a straightforward claim of absolute accuracy: “This is a True Story.” Given how politicized the terrible events of September 11-12, 2012 have become, viewers could reasonably expect that what follows this blanket statement would be a 144-minute screed against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, especially in light of the rhetoric coming from the current presidential campaign. 452 more words