We take some brief looks at the stranger-than-fiction documentary The Lovers and the Despot, the Israeli selection for this year's Best Foreign Film Oscar, Sand Storm, and Daniel Radcliff in the undercover cop thriller Imperium.
The elements of a great film – and perhaps the next great cinematic franchise to be spawned from a young adult novel – are initially on display in director Tim Burton and screenwriter Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children before the picture more or less collapses on itself.
Get your cameras ready, Canada. This Saturday, September 10, CTV is asking Canadians around the world to film a part of their lives and share it for a special television event: Canada In A Day. The two-hour special will air in 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, with the goal of answering four big questions, including the big one: what does Canada mean to you?
CTV's procedural drama, Motive, experienced a changing of the guard in season four. Warren Christie's Sergeant Mark Cross disappeared, while Victor Zinck Jr. joined the series' homicide team as Detective Mitch Kennecki. The son of District Commander Walter Kennecki, Mitch's cocky attitude and brash work demeanour initially rubbed Detective Angie Flynn [Kristin Lehman] the wrong way. He's been missing in action lately, but Mitch Kennecki returns in a major way in August 23's "Chronology of Pain" and for the series finale, "We'll Always Have Homicide", on August 30.
The Toronto International Film Festival is back, the films are rolling, and the stars are glamming it up around town and on the red carpet. To celebrate, The GATE has some cocktail inspiration for you courtesy of The Macallan, Courvoisier, Grey Goose, Cîroc, and Baileys. Whether you're celebrating TIFF, or just hosting a party, these cocktails will help add a little star power.
Microsoft took the press and public alike through the opportunity to go hands-on last week with their fall Xbox One lineup at the X16 Media Showcase event in Toronto. They had a full complement of first- and third-party titles set for release between now and December, with a handful of already available games to try out. I was able to play a number of the games on display, read on for my impressions.
Wireless earphones are tricky. The idea of having earphones without wires is very freeing, and I've looked forward to owning a pair since the idea seemed even remotely possible, but because of limitations with current technology, there are certainly drawbacks. Make the battery too big, and they're too bulky, or too small, and the battery life is too short. The Samsung Gear IconX achieves a good balance, with a design that fits beautifully in your ears, but not without some drawbacks.
Weekend road trips are the best kind of adventure, and on Saturday I had a fun trip out of town, right here in Ontario's glorious back yard thanks to Ford and the 2017 Escape. The real adventure might just be that I had no idea where Ford was going to send me though right up until I left my door, but I knew I was in for something special with their #EscapeAndDiscover weekend.
Over the weekend, Ford took a few writers and photographers out of Toronto to #EscapeAndDiscover parts of Ontario, while getting a chance to check out the new 2017 Ford Escape, Titanium Edition, and what it had to offer. My team--Team Green--was whisked away to Sarnia where we picked up the Escape and drove on to Owen Sound. Read the full story, and scroll down to check out the gallery from each part of the trip.
Warner Bros. Records is releasing a remastered deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac's classic album, Mirage, and ahead of the debut they've provided us with a sample of "Gypsy" that is stunningly crisp and clear. It's like hearing the song again for the first time.
The Junos celebrate their 45th year honoring the best in Canadian music this weekend, with performances from Canadian music legends Bryan Adams and Buffy Sainte-Marie, as well as rising stars Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and returning favourite, Lights.