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12 Must-See Movies at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

JustLuxe | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada
JustLuxe

For those of us who are obsessed with movies, fall means a slew of new films to drool over and is typically seen as the start of Oscar season. The T...

7 Things That Irk Me About The Breakfast Club Now That I'm a Parent

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

You know you're getting old when you cheer upon discovering John Hughes's classic 1985 teen movie The Breakfast Club is on television on a Saturday night. But now that I am a parent, I watched this movie through an entirely different lens, and many scenes just plain irk me now.

How Brands Can Connect With Vacationing Customers

Carlos de Torres | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

Summer in Canada is short. For four months of the year, the majority of Canadians are heading to patios, beaches and national parks -- anywhere they can soak in the sunshine and try to forget about the frigid winter that just passed. To truly win over consumers we need to provide timely value and relevance with every touch point.

Why I Wrote My Own Screenplay For Ghostbusters 3

Brett Caron | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada TV
Brett Caron

No matter how it winds up, Ghostbusters 3 is not, and was never going to, please everyone. I hope this doesn't come as a surprise. So whether the upcoming 21st century adventure with proton packs is a blockbuster or just destined to become 'that other one,' I'll have mine and you can have yours.

Worst Aid: 6 Examples of Bad Hollywood Medicine

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

In the interest of saving lives from bad Hollywood medicine, and also with the goal of providing a little bit of entertainment, here are the top Hollywood medical malpractices that drive me crazy.

Disney Cage Match: Frozen vs. Brave vs. Tangled

Darlena Cunha | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I feel like it's time to put the modern Disney tale fight to an end. Let's take Frozen, Brave and Tangled, and gauge them component by component to ge...

Heroines of Literature and Film, You Don't Have to Be Pretty!

Anne Theriault | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

From Katniss Everdeen, to Bella Swan, to Hermione Granger, to Mia Thermopolis, it seems like just about every heroine needs some convincing to realize how beautiful they are. Because, of course, they are beautiful -- though often the character requires a makeover before she herself and the world around her (except, of course, for that One Special Boy Who Always Knew) realize her true beauty. The message that we get over and over is that beauty, even hidden beauty, is somehow part and parcel of being an exceptional, successful young woman.

A Parent's Guide to the Oscars

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada
Dr. Shimi Kang

As a busy mom of three who just finished writing a book, I had little time to watch all the best picture nominated movies so I have been speed-watching what I can this last week. It is amazing what movies can teach us and make us come to terms with.

Can Someone Tell Us What Happens to Animals in Movies?

Rondi Adamson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Living
Rondi Adamson

I was troubled in season two of the usually stellar Mad Men, when Duck Phillips tossed his dog, Chauncey, out onto the mean streets of New York. We were given no resolution for the dog, but a recurring role for Duck (which included far more sex and work than he deserved after what he did to Chauncey).

Five Books to Read Before The Movies Hit Theatres

29Secrets | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
29Secrets

Following the death of his father, Judd Foxman is forced to live out his father's last wish: For his entire dysfunctional family to spend one full week together in a house. While this seems easier said than done, it trudges up old feelings while digging out some secrets -- including the fact that Judd's wife has been having an affair.

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.

Why Today's TV Stars Are Bigger Than Movie Stars

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

I doubt any kid is out there cutting posters or ads out of their daily newspaper. I mean, it's probably because there are no kids reading daily newspapers anymore. They don't need newspapers to see outside their living room anymore. And they don't need movies, either.

Back to Nature With a Vengeance: VIFF 2013 Is Full of Outdoor Ordeals

Allan MacInnis | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

Usually, outdoor ordeal films, at least of the horror genre, involve members of the middle classes suffering for their privileges, and ultimately being forced to defend them violently against poor people with a righteous grudge. Besides having a glaring class dimension, another aspect of the appeal of such films, is that they present cityfolk in the audience a chance to vicariously test our mettle: can we "do what is to be done under such conditions -- eat raw meat, sleep on the bare ground, betray our comrades, kill someone?" Or has city life made us too soft? 2013's VIFF has no shortage of films that ask these questions, with film after film plunging its characters into ordeals in the wilds, from which they may not emerge. Not all of these are horror films -- though even ones that aren't partake of elements of the genre

The Right Kind of Wrong (A Poem)

Ryan Kwanten | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Ryan Kwanten

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Jeremiah Chechik, a directing magician Helmed the story to film fruition Surrounding me with a most stellar cast A Canadian crew that were built to last And vistas that take your breath away It's no wonder I'm rhyming today

How to Make Friends and Inspire People

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Tanya Raheel

It all starts with a conversation. A real, open and honest conversation about something that really lights you up. When you speak up and share that, you just never know who you might inspire. Here are three easy things you could consider doing today or this week to create something new:

The #1 Secret to Making Things Happen for You

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Tanya Raheel

Toronto has gone Hollywood as it does each September, gripped by movie and movie star madness as the Toronto International Film Festival enters its se...

10 Movie Roles That Almost Went To Someone Else

AmongMen.com | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
AmongMen.com

A movie is only as good as the actors starring in it. Casting the main role can mean the difference between box office gold, or bust. We looked back at some of the most iconic movie roles that almost went to someone else. Now whether that actor would have been better or worse for the role is something you can decide.

SavvyMom Roundup: Life of the Child-Free and Child-Full

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Child-free women caught my attention this week turning my five favourite things into a hipster theme. Single mom, child-free or mother of four, may every woman be content in her decisions and the cards she is dealt. Have a great week.

How Many Times Do Canadians Re-Watch Their Favourite Movies?

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business

How many stars are there in space? What percentage of monkeys is left-handed? How many times has the average Canadian seen his/her favourite movie...

Germs That Could Save Your Sight

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThere will never be a time when we are not at risk from one of the long list of microbial threats. However, we are learning how to work with good germs, such as Lactobacillus, Bdellovibrio, and Micavibrio, as allies in the fight. These small defenders deserve our attention and respect.

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.

The Next Media Gamechanger

Diane Francis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The biggest heist in history was when newspapers and magazines allowed Google to "crawl" their content to readers, to pay nothing and to sell ads around their stories. Google became, in other words, the ubiquitous newspaper right under the noses of proprietors who should have charged.

Green Lantern, Hornet and Arrow: Canadians Make Great Super Heroes

Aviva Cohen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada
Aviva Cohen

Canadian actors Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, and Stephen Amell have much in common. The former Sexiest Man Alive, funny man and newcomer have each proven that they know how to fight off villains as the notorious super heroes the Green Lantern, Green Hornet, and Green Arrow.

What Marilyn Monroe Taught Us About Suicide Notes

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

But could Marilyn Monroe's own writings provide clues about her suicidal intentions? Many of the letters, poems, and personal notes that Monroe wrote in the years leading up to her death were recently collected in a single book, Marilyn Monroe's Fragments. Her writings have only recently become available for serious study by suicide researchers.

'Promised Land' Portrays Farmers as Dupes

Michael Binnion | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Michael Binnion

Farmers are good stewards of the land and portraying them like cartoons in Hollywood films without evidence is not respectful.