Teen Review: Homecoming King

September 19, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Hasan Minhaj is a South Asian stand-up comedian and actor who just recently became famous in America. The movie I’m reviewing is a stand up special film by Hasan where he speaks about his difficult childhood as an Indian Muslim...

Teen Review: Baby Driver

August 23, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Yasmine, age 16 Get the Baby Driver soundtrack at the library! Baby Driver is a 2017 action-comedy, directed by Edgar Wright. It tells the story of Baby, a young talented getaway driver (played by Ansel Elgort), who lost his parents in a car accident as a child. This...

Teen Review: Descendants of the Sun

August 22, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Reviewed by Debra, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group I have recently finished a 2016 Korean drama series called Descendants of the Sun. This drama is about a captain soldier and a doctor. Their relationship is filled with a lot of fear but there is also a lovely side...

Teen Review: Spider-Man Homecoming Movie

August 6, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Kinda The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, featuring main character Tom Holland, is an extraordinary film because of the humour, the unpredictable moments, and because of the diversity. Firstly, the humor provides cohesiveness by keeping the movie going when there are no action scenes, keeping the audience hooked. For example,...

Teen Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

August 1, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Eisha, age 13 The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming by Marvel Studios left us wanting for more, for the characters had grown on us, as had the movie's music and sound effects, that fit well in the scenes, and the combat between Spider-Man and his rivals — and, finally, the...

Teen Review - Chasing Coral

June 9, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Shree, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Going into the theatre, I did not know what to expect. I was thinking this was going to be just like any other documentary, except about coral – a topic that does not really come up very often in everyday...

Teen Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

June 7, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sharoon, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group The movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released in May of 2017. This movie is the sequel to the very successful first movie that was released in 2014. This movie follows this group known as the Guardians of...

Teen Review: Beauty and the Beast

May 31, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group We’ve all heard the story of Beauty and the Beast. It’s a Disney classic and loved by many children around the world. The story tells of a charming prince who was turned into a huge beast and falls in love...

Contest: Passes to the Advance Screening of Everything, Everything

May 11, 2017 | Debbie

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Everything, Everything, based on Nicola Yoon’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, hits theatres on Friday, May 19, and we have passes to an advance screening on Wednesday May 17 @ 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre. Enter to win passes to the advance screening by following our @tpl.teens Instagram account and tagging...

Teen Review - Moana: The Perfect Disney Movie

January 5, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Vyshnavi When one thinks of Disney princesses, they probably picture your average young white maiden, who is a magically talented damsel in distress. Said damsel in distress would obviously need a young, strong, powerful prince to save her. Not to mention both princess and Prince are drop dead...

TOP 5 MOVIES TO WATCH THIS HOLIDAY

December 28, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group

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By Hannah, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member You don't know what to do this holiday? You don't want to go out in this weather? Too lazy to read a book? The best thing to do is stay home and watch movies - let this post help you decide what...

Everything, Everything Movie In The Works

November 22, 2016 | Helena

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As the saying goes, anticipation is half the fun. In that spirit, have you heard the good news that a movie is in the works for Nicola Yoon's smash hit Everything, Everything? It's set for August of next year and will star Hunger Games actor Amandla Stenberg. You might also...

DOCTOR STRANGE - movie review

November 12, 2016 | Teen Blogger

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Reviewed by Sohinee *Spoiler ahead* (If you haven’t watched Doctor Strange why are reading this review?) All aboard the Marvel Cinematic Universe train, because there is no stopping it. The MCU released its 14th superhero movie on November 4. The movie starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong,...

THE PROPOSAL reviewed

October 8, 2016 | Teen Blogger

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Reviewed by Sanjana, age 18 The Proposal is honestly my guilty pleasure; I love it so much. It's funny, it's real, and it gives you a little "escapade" into someone else's life. It's great as a feel-good movie, and with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds (who, in case you didn't...

ROBOTS reviewed

September 6, 2016 | Teen Blogger

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Reviewed by Anita, age 16 The past century brought to us one of the best advancements known to human civilization: animated movies. In an inspiring era of brilliant movies paved by studios like Disney and Pixar, all generations are guaranteed to have their heartstrings plucked by these inspirational and often...

Teen Game Review : Overcooked

September 3, 2016 | Christine

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Review by Chelsea, age 12 Overcooked by Ghost Town Games is a fun, cooperative game for your and your friends! It involves a great amount of teamwork, quick thinking, and of course, cooking. Can you master the art of cooking and save your city by feeding the meatball beast? The...

Suicide Squad: Reviewed

By Mackenzie, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member Suicide Squad is a good movie but does not live up to all its hype. The movie is nothing like how the trailers make it look, which is pretty disappointing. Suicide Squad was supposed to be this year's big summer movie but...

Ghostbusters: Reviewed

By Mackenzie, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member photo credit: theNerdPatrol on a CC license I was never really interested in the original Ghostbusters movies but something about the all female cast and controversy around the trailers drew me in to go see the reboot. I walked out of the...

Spoiler-Free Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Written by Kevin, member of the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (source creativecommons.org) Starring one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, the fifth installment of the Bourne series will surely strike gold at the box office. Matt Damon once again stars as the character of Jason Bourne, a man...

Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

Written by Kevin, member fo the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (source creativecommons.org) On May the 6th of this year, one of the most anticipated movies got released. Captain America: Civil War was that movie and man, did it live up to our expectations! Let's JUST say that Civil War...

Movie Review: Romeo & Juliet

Written by Lola, member of Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (Source: torontopubliclibrary.ca) The Romeo and Juliet movie version I watched was made in 2013. The setting was in Verona, because in the play written by Shakespeare, he decided Verona would be the perfect place for this story. Some of the...

What's On @ the Library - August 8-13th

August 8, 2016 | Monica

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Check out all the cool things happening at the Toronto Public Library this week, from the art of filmmaking to designing your very own video game! 1. Maker Monday: Book Vault at Bloor Gladstone Turn an old book into a place to hide your valuables. 2. Film In A Day...

Movie Review: Dragon Ball Super

August 5, 2016 | Alice

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Review by Yasir Dragon Ball Super is a great anime (Japanese animated cartoons). DBS (Dragon ball super) is made by Akira Toriyama. DBS is the continuation of the previous series “Dragon ball Z.” If you haven’t seen it, then you are going to have a difficult time to understand it....

Two Movies: Reviews by Glody

August 5, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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The Secret Life of Pets The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy movie about the daily life of various animals during their owners' absence during daytime. It starts with Max, a happy go-lucky dog who is severely attached to his owner, Katie. His world was going perfectly well...

Video Game Review: Black Ops 3

August 4, 2016 | Alice

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Review by Shane Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is another successful game made by Treyarch and Activition (Game developers who make Call of duty games). It is a first person shooter game.This game was released on November 6th, 2015 on platforms such as Ps4, Ps3, Xbox360, Xbox one and...