Shawn Desman “Alive” Movie Premiere

On February 1, I had the opportunity to attend the red carpet premiere for Shawn Desman’s movie Alive.

Scored with songs from his new record, Alive follows the ups and downs of a small town dancer who moves to the big city to pursue her dreams.

It was a short and sweet film, that had an inspirational theme, amazing dance scenes and of course a great soundtrack.

Read my full movie review on here.

Check out the pictures I was able to capture on the red carpet:


Shawn Desman and lead Kaitlyn Leeb.


The cast.


The cast with director RT! and producer Katrina.

You can catch the film airing on MuchMusic at 7pm on Tuesday, February 5 (the day Shawn’s studio album also comes out!)

Look out for my review of the film on


Breaking Dawn Part 2 Canadian Premiere

I’ve been on a winning spree lately and I think it was topped off by winning two tickets to last night’s Canadian premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2 from Flare Magazine.

Though you can’t call me a Twihard,  I’ve read the books, and watched all of the movies, so I was definitely looking forward to being one of the first in Canada to watch the film.

eOne was definitely exclusive and extra precautions were made to ensure no filming or recording of the film was done. As soon as we got up the elevator at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto we joined a line to receive our tickets. After finding our names on a long list, we received not only the ticket, but a hand stamp and wristband as well. Then in order to get into the theatre, there was another line to check in all phones and electronic devices.

The movie itself was pretty good. I’d even argue that it was the best of the series. It was an epic end to the fantasy world Stephanie Meyer created that millions of people around the world have come to love.

Read my full review on Breaking Dawn – Part 2 here on

Wreck-It-Ralph Press Screening

It’s 10:30 am, and here I was sitting in the ScotiaBank Theatre in Toronto, ready to watch a movie. Of course this wasn’t your regular old showing. I was sitting by myself (the first time I’ve ever watched a movie in a theatre alone) surrounded by other lonely people from various media outlets. Yup, a press screening. We were all ready with notepads and pen in hand and 3D glasses perched on the tops of our heads to watch Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph. Now, though it is a movie intended for a young audience, the theatre full of adult-aged journalists seemed just as eager and excited for the film. After all, it would instill a great feeling of nostalgia with old school video game characters like Sonic the Hedgehog making appearances.

The film was great, in no way was it predictable and it kept me entertained throughout. Full of interesting characters and pretty hilarious jokes, Disney used its magic to create yet another success. The only disappointing thing about this movie was that the best video game characters of all time, Mario and Luigi didn’t make an appearance (though Mario’s name was mentioned).

But a pleasant surprise, and one you dubstep fans should keep an eye out for is Skrillex‘s animated cameo. Even if you didn’t know about it (like I) you’ll still easily recognize him in a small party scene.

I highly recommend you watch it, another great film brought to us by Disney, and one that kids and adults will enjoy alike.

For the full and detailed film review, please visit!

Wreck-It-Ralph hits theatres on November 2nd.