Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu’s family drama Sieranevada asks a lot of the audience with its claustrophobic feeling and nearly three hour long running time, but it’s so observant and realistic that anyone who has been in a similarly awkward and unpleasant situation to the one being depicted will already know more or less what’s in store.
Time-travel adventures are all the rage on television these days. Timeless, 12 Monkeys, and Frequency effortlessly weave that sci-fi element into their storytelling narratives. Travelers recently joined the club with its own spin on the genre.
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.
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.
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.
Good food and great music go together like best friends, and this holiday season Sonos has a new way to make your parties extra festive by inviting your guests to supply the music. Sonos calls it a Playlist Potluck, and recently I had a chance to experience it first-hand with Notable founder Julian Brass, who hosted the party, and Eatertainment's Sebastien Centner catering the special event.
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.
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.
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.