Vague and ambiguous to a fault, filmmaker Tim Sutton’s abstract, “ripped from the headlines” thriller Dark Night thinks it’s asking viewers to meditate on darker societal issues, but ends up saying nothing thoughtful or interesting.
Although it won’t likely bring many converts over to the practice and beliefs of Transcendental Meditation, Sebastian Lange’s genial and well meaning Canadian produced documentary Shadows of Paradise – which was made with the surprisingly extensive input of one of the movement’s biggest supporters, filmmaker David Lynch – will at least give viewers a distinct understanding of why people would gravitate towards it.
How do you negotiate a hostage situation, and control a situation that could go in any direction? In Global's Ransom, Luke Roberts stars as Eric Beaumont, a negotiator working with a team of experts to handle delicate situations, including kidnapping.
Three is not a crowd in You Me Her. The rom-com series’ first season found suburban couple Jack (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Rachel Blanchard) in a marital rut. An impulsive “date” between Jack and grad student-turned-neophyte escort Izzy (Priscilla Faia) evolved into an unexpected three-way affair with Emma, who was harboring her own secrets and desires. The trio developed strong feelings for one another, which snowballed into a meaningful relationship.
Spread the cheer this holiday season with special luxury gifts from some of The GATE's favorite brands, including two special timepieces from Hamilton Watch, the latest Samsung Curved 4K SUHD TV, Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, and cognac from Courvoisier.
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.
Ready, Pirates of the Caribbean and Lego fans? This past weekend, during the NYC Toy Fair, Lego debuted the new Silent Mary ghost ship from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, including a look at the new BrickHeadz of Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar. The ship features an impressive 2,294 pieces, includes eight minifigures, and will retail for $249.99 Canadian.
Welcome back, Frank West! This week Dead Rising 4 arrived on Xbox One for ardent zombie fans to revisit the city of Willamette, and once again they take control of the wonderfully pessimistic photographer Frank as he's pulled back into another bloody adventure.
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.
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.
You've never heard "Billie Jean" quite like this. Near the end of last year, guitarist Alexandr Misko released his percussive guitar cover of Michael Jackson's iconic "Billie Jean" and to say it was a hit would be a pretty big understatement. On Facebook alone, the video has wracked up an impressive 29 million views.
The snow fell and the crowds cheered in Toronto as singer and diva Mariah Carey visited Hudson's Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue to launch their new holiday windows. The snow was confetti, but the fans were thrilled as Carey belted out "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in front of the Queen Street West storefront.