Film

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Reviews-in-brief: ‘Things to Come,’ ‘The Apology,’ ‘The Other Half,’ and more!

The weekend of December 2nd might the quietest one for large scale new releases in Canada this year, so today we're going to take a look at six independent releases making their way to screens this coming weekend, including a film from a French master, two Canadian produced documentaries, a stunning debut Canadian feature, a bizarre bad taste horror flick (that was shot in Sudbury!), and the latest from Hong Kong action maestro Ringo Lam.

Television

Tricia Helfer as Charlotte

Tricia Helfer on ‘Lucifer’ and the devil’s “Mum”

Tricia Helfer landed one mother of a role on Fox's supernatural drama, Lucifer. After escaping Hell, the Devil's "Mum," played by Helfer, journeyed to Earth where she quickly inhabited the body of a deceased woman named Charlotte. Since then, she's attempted to mend her strained relationships with Lucifer and Amenadiel, while trying to adjust to her human host body. Mum's antics certainly provide plenty of humor--but be warned. She'll stop at nothing to return her family to the blissful realm above. Heaven help us all.

Food & Style

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Production designer Nathan Crowley on designing the new Hamilton ODC X-03 watch

What does it take for a movie production designer like Nathan Crowley--responsible for The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar--to design a timepiece for Hamilton Watches? For the Odyssey ODC X-03, which was recently unveiled in Los Angeles at a special event, it just takes the right timing, if you'll excuse the pun, the right design, a lot of work, and a great working relationship built on a very special project.

Technology & Gadgets

FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong

Electric cars rule the streets at FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong ePrix

The third season of the FIA Formula E Championship kicked off in Hong Kong earlier this month with the HKT Hong Kong ePrix, bringing the racing series to the iconic island waterfront, and featuring ten teams, 20 drivers, and thousands of racing fans. The Formula E is turning heads around the globe, exciting fans, and making it clear that electric cars are finally a reality that could help turn driving green.

Travel

The Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina

Regina’s historic and regal Hotel Saskatchewan

Historic hotels are doorways into a city, where you not only peer into the past and future, but live a part of the story the city has to share. Across Canada, some of the most incredible stories and spaces started with the stunning Canadian Pacific Railway hotels that were opened in the years following Confederation, like Regina's Hotel Saskatchewan.
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Mama Shelter Los Angeles with Hamilton Watches

Often my discoveries of cool new hotels come as a part of a larger or much different purpose for my actually being there. Sometimes a cool interview with an actor or director brings me to their favourite hotels which then gives me the opportunity to explore and develop an appreciation for that hotel independently and sometimes it is a special occasion that is either specific to the hotel or specifically related to the hotel.

Music