Hollywood Envisioned Trump Nearly 60 Years Ago

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Last night I watched one of my favourite movies, A Face in the Crowd. Favourite not in terms of feel-good, but unsettling. This 1957 movie by Elia Kaz...

Disney's Live Action 'Mulan' Remake To Star All-Asian Cast

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living

As it should.

Layover At LAX? How To Make The Most Of Your Time

Discover LA | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Layovers don't necessarily mean endless hours of waiting and mindlessly flipping the same magazine over and over again. In fact, a layover can mean an extra fun pit stop to your vacation, depending on how many hours you have.

Canada's Film And TV Biz Has Untapped Potential For Self-Satire

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
D.K. Latta

Storytellers often draw upon what they know. You could program an entire cable network with nothing but movies and TV shows self-reflectively set within the world of Hollywood. Yet the Canadian film and TV industry has rarely been explored in Canadian films or TV.

Go See Ghostbusters Because It Matters

Erynn Brook | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Erynn Brook

I really didn't know you could save the world without looking like you're trying to pose for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition at the same time. I have never, in 30 years, seen a major movie that didn't reinforce the message that how I look is more important than what I do.

Curio Collection Piques The Curiosity

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Curio Collection - a new string of boutique hotels, aims to change stigmas held against hotels and alter perceptions that it only offers cuisine that has been subject to forms of industrialization.

Black Creative Inspiration Abounds At The American Black Film Festival

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada TV
Giselle Phelps

As someone who's been a working journalist and video content creator for more than a decade, I want to take my storytelling to the next level, particularly when it comes to telling the stories of black women. I want to be someone who helps change the narrative. The 20th anniversary of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) seemed like the right place to cultivate creative inspiration.

Affordable Homes Still Exist In So-Called 'Cost-Prohibitive' Cities

Steven Shehori | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Steven Shehori

Housing and rental markets aren't quite as clear cut as we'd like to believe. Which means if you're looking to live in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles or other so-called "cost-prohibitive locations," there may be more options than you realize.

Woody Allen's Cast And Crew Are Guilty Too - And So Are You

Lydia Lovric | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

If Hollywood actors and producers turned their backs on the likes of Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Terry Richardson it would send a strong message of support to victims. And for many victims who know that the prospect of a criminal conviction is faint at best, seeing their alleged abuser publicly shamed or ostracized is the only morsel of justice they will ever be served.

Meet A Grad That Brings Digital Movie Magic To Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

In technology, we often do work that supports everyone in the company, and all of the artists. It's incredibly satisfying to see this work on screen that we've helped facilitate, like Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Canadian Actor Amanda Crew Talks Season 3 Of 'Silicon Valley'

Chris Taylor | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada TV
Chris Taylor

"I've had people come up to me and say 'I work in Silicon Valley, I do what Monica does, and you nailed it.' They say it's actually uncomfortable to watch because it's so realistic."

Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird Remains Hollywood's Best Book-To-Movie

Ben Herndon | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Ben Herndon

As a news producer for E! News Daily in 1998, I covered the 35th anniversary VHS (!) widescreen premiere of To Killing a Mockingbird in Beverly Hills. The actors who played Atticus, Scout, Jem, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were there -- 35 years older, but still in love with this story of young enlightenment defeating prejudice in the mid-1930s American South.

DiCaprio's Hypocritical 'Activism' Is His Best Performance Yet

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Cody Battershill

It's not easy being Leonardo DiCaprio. While preaching that fossil fuel use is triggering a global climate catastrophe, Leo hops around the world on fuel-guzzling private jets. "If we do not act together, we will surely perish," he tells the United Nations. I'll say it again: Leo has a hard time aligning his message with his actions.

Hollywood's Issue With Diversity Goes Beyond The Oscars Boycott

ByBlacks.com | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living

There aren't enough movies being made with Black actors, which is why we are outnumbered on nomination day. We need to hold the industry accountable for not creating more opportunities for Black actors, not funding Black films and making silly excuses like the financial bottom line.

Why Idris Elba's And Beasts Of No Nation's Oscar Snub Is A Big Deal

Lauren Messervey | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

It's no secret that the Academy Awards does not favour diversity. Through the decades, we have seen countless white faces at the podium. In the 88 years that the Oscars have been given out, we have seen only a handful of performers with different racial backgrounds.

Star Wars Destroys Harry Potter's Opening Day Record

CP | Jake Coyle, The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2015 | Canada

Disney is projecting the film will bring in $220 million in the U.S. alone this weekend.

What Your Hotel 'Do Not Disturb' Sign Says About You

Trivago.ca | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Travel

Nothing says that your hotel staff "understands you" better than a little bit of humour, and trivago.ca found the most hilarious, dirty, and occasiona...

Deepa Mehta Made a Gangster Film About Vancouver. Here's Why.

Jugni Style | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

The loud styling makes the film instantly iconic, especially in casting style icon Waris Ahluwahlia as Manny, the trigger-happy joker of the gang and the one daring enough to pull off neon pink and bright turquoise suits. Mehta wanted to do more than present their brash styling; she wanted to shatter stereotypes of Sikh characters who often play cabbies or doctors on screen.

Ed The Sock: Can We Stop Fawning Over American Stars At TIFF?

Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada

Ed the Sock hates a lot of things, but the Canadian entertainment industry is not one of them. So every year, when the Toronto International Film Fest...

Four Black Actresses Give Advice on Having Great Girlfriends

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Giselle Phelps

Well, I recently attended the American Black Film Festival in New York City. This time, I was lucky to have a riveting conversation with four black actresses: Terri J. Vaughn, Garcelle Beauvais, Essence Atkins, and Malinda Williams. They're all starring in a T.V. movie coming out later this summer called "Girlfriends' Getaway 2."

Do Opposites Really Attract?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living

They say opposites attract, but when it comes to going the distance, these odd couples rarely survive. In the video by The List TV above, matchmake...

Whitewashing in Media Made Me Self-Conscious About Being Chinese

Calvin Dao | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Living
Calvin Dao

I started to wish I was white. I didn't necessarily want to not be Chinese. I just wanted to look like the celebrities in the movies I watched. The online outrage at the casting of Quvenzhané Wallis in the titular role in Annie, and the simultaneous approval or silent passivity at that of Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead in The Prince of Persia, Rooney Mara as a Native American girl in Pan and Scarlett Johansson as a Japanese woman in Ghost in the Shell teaches people of colour that being white opens doors that'll always be closed to us. While I'm glad to see that people are more outspoken about diversity nowadays, there are bodies like the Academy that continue to try and mute their voices. This is inadequate for our multicultural society.

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

Spelling it All Out on The Page

Beverley Golden | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Impact
Beverley Golden

At sometime in our lives, many of us have probably stopped to imagine what it would be like to live with unlimited fortune and much-deserved fame. Wel...

My Top 3 Breakout Body Image Stars of 2014

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

For the most part red carpets are filled with sad, "hangry" stars, full of fillers and botox and empty of nourishment or self confidence. But, if you dig a little deeper you will find that every year there are a few standout women in the spotlight, who are not afraid to breakaway from the B.S. and send a more positive message.