Film

Director Patrick Hughes talks about ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes knows how to film a large scale action sequence, but he also loves to have a good laugh while doing it. The director of the underrated suspense thriller Red Hill and the most recent entry into The Expendables franchise finds himself once again tackling chaotic shootouts and multi-vehicle chases with his latest effort The Hitman’s Bodyguard (in cinemas everywhere this weekend), a mismatched buddy flick starring two of the biggest names in comedy and action: Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Review: the animated drama ‘In This Corner of the World’

The subtle, deliberate, and powerful Japanese animated feature In This Corner of the World (based on a manga by Fumiyo Kouno) starts as one type of film before slowly morphing into another. It’s undeniable that the second half of filmmaker Sunao Katabuchi’s film is a lot more dramatically flashy and heart wrenching than the slow paced, somewhat problematic first half, but the meatier portion of this story couldn’t exist without taking a long time to get there and fostering a sense of understanding. The result of Katabuchi’s measured and nuanced approach is one of the finest depictions of the human face of war in quite some time.

Television

The Wild Summer of Wynonna Earp’s Varun Saranga

Actor Varun Saranga is having the busiest summer of his professional life this year, and he’s relishing every moment of it. The Scarborough, Ontario native recently joined the ensemble cast of the SyFy and Space original series Wynonna Earp (airing on Fridays at 10pm) for the second season, and it was recently announced this past weekend that it would be returning for a third next year. But for the already veteran performer and emerging filmmaker, Wynonna Earp and his groundbreaking character on the show are only the start of the new whirlwind phase of his career.

Food & Style

Technology & Gadgets

Ford Moto Dreams

Ford unveils Max Motor Dreams concept crib

Parents have been there time and again: it's bed time and your little one just won't fall asleep, but when they're in the car, they seem to be able to fall asleep almost instantly. Some parents may resort to driving their wee ones around to get them to sleep, but Ford has unveiled a concept crib that may make bed time even easier.

Travel

Celebrating Canada 150 with a Ford road trip from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie

Put me in a car, with the open road, and I may be just about the happiest guy around. My family and I went on a road trip, from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie, and we drove a 2017 Ford Flex on an adventure that included parks, beaches, bugs, science, history, and a lot of fun together in our amazing province. It was a getaway that showed off why road trips can be so much fun, and why Ontario is such an incredible place to live.

Music

Iduna

Video premiere: Iduna’s “Strike The Set”

Toronto's Iduna want to bring back the alternative rock that they grew up on in the 90s. For the mindful, alternative quartet, growing up on Toronto's festivals and music venues inspired them to follow their influences and deliver a mix of heavy, soulful, and high energy rock and roll.