Remember the early 90s Joel Schumacher directed thriller Flatliners, in which a group of young up-and-coming actors played a group of medical students who killed themselves to explore the afterlife? Well, it’s the late twenty-teens now so that means it’s due for an update.
The only thing you absolutely need to know about the 2014 MTV VMAs is Beyoncé. No one does it like Beyoncé. 100 years from now when historians look back at the most influential artists it will be Beyoncé. Don’t believe me? Beyoncé was receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The Beatles, David Bowie, Madonna, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, U2, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, now Beyoncé. Last year JT won and did a mind blowing set in which every song I said, “Oh yeah, I remember this one!”. Beyoncé has had #1 hits since 1997 (she was 16). There are any number of songs to draw from. Instead her performance was only from the album she surprise released in December. And you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen.
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This week in Canadians doing things at the box office we have Nina Dobrev! Nina was born in Bulgaria but moved to Toronto when she was 2. She’s even starred in Degrassi for 3 seasons, it doesn’t get much more Canadian than that. Go see her and Jake Johnson & Damon Wayans Jr (New Girl) and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street, The Daily Show) in Luke Greenfield (the Girl Next Door) in Let’s Be Cops!