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Metal My Movie: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

When the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special aired this January, I thought it was a great time to revisit the series as a whole. The first and second film (directed by Chris Columbus, who also directed the first two Home Alone films) saw the series as a fantasy adventure film for the family while staying true to the source material. However, the third instalment of the series shifted to a much darker tone with some of the new characters and the world aesthetics. Director Alfonso Cuarón took the reins from Chris Columbus. In my opinion, his vision created the best gothic lore the film series has to offer and one of the best instalments in the film series overall.

Metal My Movie: Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

Viewer Discretion is advised before viewing. This documentary deals with assault and violence. Find out more information here.

It is Metal March on CJLO 1690AM. Once again Metal My Movie is back, where we take a look at a movie and give it the metal treatment it deserves.


At The Movies Interview with Quebecois Filmmaker Philippe Grégoire

The Director's Influence presents a conversation with Quebecois filmmaker Philippe Grégoire about his new film Le bruit des moteurs (The Noise of Engines). Among other things, Remi and Grégoire discuss the personal nature of the project and the integral role that sound design plays in the film. Le bruit des moteurs is playing in select cities across Quebec and at Cinema Beaubien as of Feb. 25. Bon cinéma!


At the Movies Interview With Katharine Setzer About the 34th Image + Nation Film Festival

The Image + Nation film festival, Canada’s first LGBT2SQ+ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories, goes hybrid across Quebec for its 34th edition from Nov. 18 to 28 with a roster of in-cinema and virtual screenings to offer loyal and new audiences a taste of the best and brightest queer cinema of the year. More information can be found here.


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Update: Thursday, November 4th, 2021


Our annual Funding Drive has officially come to an end.

This year we raised... drumrolls please!

$8,270, with more funds to come!

Here's a word from Francella, our Station Manager: 

"I'm so thrilled that we were able to not only reach our goal, but hit $8,000 and raise a little bit more money than last year. CJLO has proven time and time again that we can overcome difficult and unexpected circumstances with flair and enthusiasm. I have to thank the volunteers who worked so tirelessly during our Funding Drive and our many supporters who believe in our mandate."


Looking to Donate to this Year’s Funding Drive? Here’s a List of Incentives!

Life can be categorized by its cyclical nature, as yearly trends come back to remind us the Earth has rotated around the sun one more time. These cycles are inevitable, and can be counted on more than your truest of friends. The return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the purveying joy of Christmas, tax season. Or, CJLO’s annual Funding Drive.

Each year, the station bands together to raise money. Our goal? To continue serving as a pillar of arts and culture in Montreal and the surrounding area, offering listeners dozens of curated radio programs to tune into, discovering new tracks and welcoming voices along the way.


At the Movies Takes a Look at Mogul Mowgli

After the exceptional Sound of Metal from director Darius Marder, Mogul Mowgli seems as if it can follow the same path to be one of the best films of the year - with another great performance from Riz Ahmed.


Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Review

Content Warning: Discussions of True Crime. Reader Discretion is advised.


From Left To Right: Chad Michael Murray as Ted Bundy in Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, the real life Ted Bundy in a police mugshot, Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in the Netflix film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

There has always been a fascination with the true crime story genre. We have already seen Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in the Netflix Original film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, where Efron was praised for his acting taking on a serious role stepping away from his High School Musical days. 


Quebec launches vaccine passport app, Canadian military evacuates another 106 Afghans as situation in Kabul worsens, Toronto hospital network plans implements vaccine mandate

Shanellie Marie 

 

 


Quebec launches vaccine passport app

Quebec has launched its COVID-19 vaccine passport app.

While no services are off limits before september 1, residents can now download proof of vaccination. 


Fantasia Week Two: A Weekly Recap of The Genre Film Festival

*Please note that one of the films deals with subjects of substance abuse and suicide. Reader discretion is strongly advised. 


Fantasia Week One: A Weekly Recap of The Genre Film Festival

Once again, this year I am taking part in the virtual portion of the Fantasia Film Festival due to the circumstances. However, I am happy to see the theatrical component of the festival come back this year because there is nothing like a Fantasia audience for a film premiere. Quite honestly it is the only way to truly appreciate the festival in a room of other genre film lovers while keeping everyone safe under the current guidelines. In my theatrical experience the film that I got to see seemed lost amongst the audience I saw it with, and I ponder how it played out among the Fantasia audience. 
 

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