Canada Entertainment

Maybe Romeo and Juliet Can Work It Out

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Directed by Thomas Bertlesen, the film's intense 25-minute journey takes you from idealistic happily-ever-after to anxious, desperate climax. Despite all the space in the desert, the lovers are trapped in their own failed dreams. That is the most realistic part of this movie -- and a fitting end to Shakespeare's most famous tragedy.

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.

Actor Randal Edwards Plays Lead in "Package Deal"

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada TV
Ilana Rapp

Randal Edwards is still a boy at heart. His professional yet fun personality helped him make the switch to comedy. Randal Edwards, from Canada, pla...

Fighting For the Right to Party All night

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
Will Straw, PhD

The question of how cities regulate night-time behaviour is a very old one, but it has emerged as the focus of innovative thinking in the last two decades. The conflict between a growing market of young people demanding late-night entertainment and gentrified homeowners complaining about noise is being handled in various ways across the country.

Be Bold, It's Sold: Keeping Yourself Informed Before an Auction

Robbie and Kathleen Baggio | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Robbie and Kathleen Baggio

After fifteen years on the auction circuit, we know how to turn a single night of work into thousands of dollars in profit. In fact, we've bankrolled family vacations, our daughter's tuition, and a complete home Reno with auction earnings alone. And we just keep coming back for more.

Beyoncé or Mrs. Carter -- She's Still a Feminist

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show tour caused all sorts of feminist handwringing in February when it was announced that she would be titling after her married name. But after seeing the show, I can say that no amount of throwback visuals or wifey proclamations could change the fact that even if girls don't run the actual world, they sure do run the Mrs. Carter tour. So while some might see the use of "Mrs." as regressive, Beyonce is just saying that yes, she is married and no, she doesn't feel the need to overcompensate about it because she's in a relationship of equals and doesn't see the superficiality of a married name undermining the reality of her life.

The New Storytelling Frontier

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Katherine Brodsky

It's no wonder that studios, videogame companies, and large brand-holders are beginning to realize that an investment in an intellectual property must have a return from multiple media platforms. Hollywood's most influential players have taken notice with directors like Peter Jackson and James Cameron embracing transmedia.

Sarah Slean on Following Her Bliss [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg In my in-depth interview with Sarah Slean she spoke about the inspiration behind her latest album, Land & Sea, her amazing art and deeply philosophical poetry.

Digital Entertainment 'Booster' Program Enters Round Two

Andrea Carson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
Andrea Carson

There's a new round of digital entertainment companies participating in round two of ideaBOOST, the Canadian Film Centre's startup business bootcamp t...

For Carla Collins, Laughter is the Best Medicine

Susan Ponting | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Susan Ponting

Carla Collins spends her time whirling in and out of comedy clubs and charity events, on and off film and TV sets, and basically anywhere there's work...

I Lost to Drake at the Junos

Sean Wainsteim | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Music
Sean Wainsteim

Sadly, neither Drake nor Director X was there to accept the award. They robbed me of probably my best moment to run on stage and "Pull a Kanye." I think that's what sent me into the downward spiral. I ordered another drink. Then a double. Then a triple. And a Regina triple is pretty stiff, let me tell you

Trey Anthony Dreams a Bigger Dream [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Trey Anthony is the creator and star of the ground-breaking production, 'da Kink in My Hair, which had its start on the stage and later debuted in 2007 on Global Television -- and has touched many women's lives. She is the first Black woman to write and produce a television show on a prime time network in Canada -- and her trailblazing ways have not stopped there.

Why Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Tour" Is Bad For Women

Anea Bogue | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living
Anea Bogue

International Women's Day is all about pausing to reflect on our achievements in the long-standing effort to create equality between men and women. For over a decade, Beyonce has been singing about girls and women being independent. However, when I found out last month that the megastar and girl power proponent was calling her tour the 'Mrs. Carter Show' I thought I was going to short circuit.

Westin Harbour Castle; A Home Away from Home

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Amber Rehman

  To find a good hotel that suits your family's needs is like looking for a second home. For our family the winner hands down has been the We...

Bieber Uses Canada as a Marketing Tool and Makes Us All Look Bad

Tom Kott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Music
Tom Kott

Bieber doesn't seem to know anything at all about Canada or its history. Maybe it's from being on the road too much and away from a Canadian classroom. If he wants to use his country as a marketing tool, he should learn something about it first.

Joy Sticks, Controllers And Zombies: Life As Gamer In 2013

Ryan Doherty | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Ryan Doherty

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years or so, video games have become BIG business around the world. Consider this. Call Of Duty MW3, last year's best selling game, earned $3 billion dollars in sales in it's first week. Three Billion, and in seven days no less. The biggest movie of the year (The Avengers, fyi) took almost a month to collect that amount, and at cheaper prices then $59.99 for a new game.

Crossed Off my Bucket List? Hearing "Hey Jude" Live

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Music
Kolby Solinsky

Hearing "Hey Jude" live? How can that not be on your bucket list? Is there another song anywhere in the universe that begs the same effect, or comes with the same aura, when its played to people who've paid to see and hear it? On Sunday night, Paul McCartney had his way with 60,000 Canadians.

Is Podcasting Poised For a Comeback?

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

In short, everything that you thought the Internet wasn't about in a world of 140 character tweets, Facebook status updates and YouTube viral video sensations. These deep and rich treasure troves of content are also gaining mainstream attention, and it all seems to be drawing more and more energy towards podcasting: a medium that many have already written off.

Savvy Apps for Smart Kids

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sure, we would rather our kids ran around outside in the fresh air all day long, but a little downtime never hurt anyone. Whether you're on a train, plane or automobile, or you just need a little screen-saver time, let your little people learn a little while they play on the iPhone, iPad or iPod with one of these 10 Apps for Smart Kids.

What Rob Lowe Really Meant by Winnipeg Being a "Hellhole"

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

I'm originally from Winnipeg and I have Twitter. So, when I read the headline "Rob Lowe calls Winnipeg a Hellhole," I was a little upset. When I read that Lowe actually made the comment while he was in a bar and the local TV station -- which was actually from North Dakota -- cut to a civic election while the Thunder were whupping the Heat... well, when I read that, I just kind of laughed.

Watching the Watchdog: The Bare Facts About "Naked News"

Tim Knight | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

For teenage boys and lonely men everywhere it's the answer to the nag: "Why don't you stop playing all those damn video games and actually learn something by watching the news instead?"

Da Kink in My Uncle's Brain

Trey Anthony | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada
Trey Anthony

He sat at the table and I held my breath. He was charming, overly chatty with everyone and maybe someone with a keen eye may have noticed that something was a little "off" with him. I believed that if he was a part of my normal maybe this would distract him from the voices in his head, the craziness of his world. I wanted to make him forget all that he had lost.

TV Review: NBC's Rock Center (Dec. 5)

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

The biggest fault of The NBC newsmagazine broadcast Rock Center is that it remains no more than an hour-long extension of Williams' Nightly News, with the occasional bit of humour. While it's intentions are strong and admirable, it feels caught between a talk show and a news program.

PHOTOS: The Heartthrobs Are Here! Clooney, Pitt, Gosling In Toronto

Moviefone | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada

It's September, and you know what that means: It's time for the Toronto International Film Festival! Running from Sept. 8-18, the biggest stars in the...

Five Questions for Hina P. Ansari

Netta Kornberg | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Netta Kornberg

Hina P. Ansari's relationship with Bollywood goes way back to the burgeoning of the industry. Her grandfather was a multi-faceted filmmaker known as o...