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'Star Wars Rebels' Review: Rebels With A Cause

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 3:57 PM

In case you missed "Spark of Rebellion," the pilot movie for "Star Wars Rebels," then leave this page, go watch it, and come back. Because while "Droids in Distress" is considered the series premiere, it was the movie that set it all up -- we learn all about...

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'Dragons' Den' Debuts New Dragons For Season 9 On CBC

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Changing up the cast of "Dragons' Den" is nothing new. The hit CBC series has seen its share of Dragons throughout the years, but with the departure of original cast member Kevin O'Leary, along with three-season vet Bruce Croxon, the latest quintet could've been a major...

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'Food Truck Face Off' Review: Cooking Show Is Food For The Heart And Soul

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Stepping off the ferry onto Toronto's Ward's Island on a sunny, gorgeous, warm July day was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. What made it all the more idyllic was the sight of two food trucks with delicious smells wafting from them.

Food trucks on the Island --...

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CBC Goes Dark With 'Strange Empire'

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 9:42 AM

If you like your CBC programming family-friendly with a dash of feel-good, tune in Sunday nights where you can get plenty of that with trusty "Heartland" and the new series Canadians can't seem to stop talking about, "Canada's Smartest Person." Mondays have gotten a bit darker, however. Sure,...

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'Gracepoint' Review: 'Broadchurch' Remake Is Familiar With Some Fresh Twists

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 5:04 PM

When I first heard Fox was remaking "Broadchurch", I immediately had my back up. The series rightfully touted as "Britain's biggest new drama since 'Downton Abbey'" lived up to all of its expectations, and then some. Could Fox really do the same with "Gracepoint"?

Well, if its goal was to...

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'Canada's Smartest Person', CBC's New Brainchild, Wants To Take On The World

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 9:29 AM

On a recent jaunt to the CBC headquarters in Toronto, I got up close and personal with the broadcaster’s new series, “Canada’s Smartest Person.” It was meant to be a screening and showcase of the show’s new app but had I known my intelligence would also be tested, I probably...

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'Gotham' Review: About As Good As It Gets

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Remember the days when you couldn't buy your tickets online (hell, what was online?) and you would have to go to the mall or movie theatre and line up for hours on the opening night of any big blockbuster? Ahh, those were good times.

I'll never forget, it was...

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Tim Daly, 'Madam Secretary' Star, On Playing The Perfect Husband To Tea Leoni

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:58 PM

It's hard not to gape at Tim Daly upon meeting him. There's just something so manly about him, and whether you watched "Wings" or "Private Practice," his recent stints on "The Mindy Project" or "Hot in Cleveland," or even caught him on the little-seen "The Nine" or "Eyes,"...

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'Red Band Society' Review: This New Fall Show Is Not To Be Missed

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 11:09 AM

When it comes to television shows and movies, I typically know a little something about it -- usually the premise or the stars, or just about everything (what storylines I can expect; who plays what character and what they're all about, etc.). But when it came to "Red...

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'Z Nation' Review: Zombie Show Has More Bark Than Bite, And That's OK

(4) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 10:17 AM

I'm a wuss when it comes to scary shows and movies. Before going down to the basement to do laundry, I would limber up with some jumping jacks, knowing that after throwing the clothes into the machines, I would then fly up the stairs two at a time, trying not...

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Jes Macallan, 'Mistresses' Star, Spills On Season 2 Finale Craziness

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 10:34 AM

Fasten your seatbeats. The Season 2 finale of "Mistresses" is right around the corner and it's going to be a doozy, so says series star Jes Macallan.

Macallan's character, Josslyn Carver, has seen some much-needed growth this year, and has had the "misfortune" (insert eye...

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'Gravity Falls' Review: The Shack Is Back, And Scarier Than Ever Before

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 2:35 PM

It seems like eons since we've seen a new episode of "Gravity Falls" and even with the shorts that we were occasionally treated to, it simply wasn't enough. But finally -- finally! -- the show is back after nearly six long months.

Most of Disney's...

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'Outlander' Review: It's Hard Not To Fall In Love With This Drama

(5) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:15 PM

Confession: I've never read any of Diana Galbaldon's "Outlander" books -- but I may have to start. Before watching the first two episodes of the new adaptation from Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") on Showcase (Starz in the U.S.), I thought it was going to be...

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'Don't Drive Here' Review: This May Be The Show That Has Everything

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Anyone who lives in a Canadian city and complains about the traffic and congestion and the construction needs to watch "Don't Drive Here." Because like with most other modern conveniences, you'll be left shaking your head, thanking your lucky stars for your good fortune. And perhaps the next...

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'How To Build A Better Boy' Review: A Tamer Version Of 'Weird Science'

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 4:33 PM

They don't make teenage comedies like they used to. That being said, "How to Build a Better Boy" is a movie coming out of the Disney Channel, so it's not like we were going to get something as wonderful as "Sixteen Candles" or as fetch as...

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'Partners' Review: This Needs A Time Machine To Be Funny

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 12:07 PM

If you were a fan of Frasier Crane and Martin Payne (ha, I'm a poet and didn't even know it), then you may have had high hopes for Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence's new sitcom, "Partners." But the jokes they're reciting are practically straight...

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'Amazing Race Canada' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: There's No Place Like Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 10:37 AM

WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Do not read on unless you've seen "Amazing Race Canada" Season 2, Episode 5. Unless you like spoilers, then go right ahead!

Seeing the recap from last week just reminded me that Laura and Jackie got the shaft with the non-elimination round and...

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'Girl Meets World' Review: Teen Show Gets To The Heart Of The (Subject) Matter

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 3:58 PM

There aren't many shows on Family that have made me cry. OK, I'm not made of stone so naturally I welled up at the end of "Good Luck Charlie" but I can't recall any other series or episode that got me all choked up. Until now.

Popping in the...

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'Hotel Hell' Review: Go With Gordon Ramsay On This One

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:15 AM

The words "poop on the wall" and "mosaic of semen" aren't exactly the descriptors that have me excitedly reaching for the remote, but because "Hotel Hell" stars Gordon Ramsay, I pressed play with only the tiniest bit of hesitation. Thankfully, the Season 2 premiere was fairly...

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David Alpay On 'The Lottery,' The Downfall Of Humanity And The Likelihood Of Global Extinction

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:46 PM

It's been five years since the last six babies were born. Kindergarten classes cease to exist, maternity wings are empty, unused, and that dream of getting married and having a family is no more.

"The Lottery" centres on the tragic mystery of a global fertility crisis and the scary possibility...

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