Film

3.5

Review: ‘The Skyjacker’s Tale,’ a documentary by Jamie Kastner

For his latest documentary, The Skyjacker’s Tale, Canadian filmmaker Jamie Kastner takes a brisk, well researched look at a fascinating, multilayered bit of true crime lore. Not only does Kastner have a riveting tale of one fugitive’s flight from justice by way of one of the most brazen getaways in aviation history, but also a nuanced, eye-opening look at race relations in the 1970s and 80s.
3.0

Review: ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage,’ starring Vin Diesel

Return of Xander Cage isn’t a great film, but it’s one that has learned good lessons from past mistakes. More Mission: Impossible and less James Bond 2.0, this third entry in the series has boundless energy, some nifty moments of invention, and an international minded cast that oozes charisma by the truckload.

Television

David Giuntoli from Grimm season 6

David Giuntoli talks Grimm’s sixth and final season

It’s do or die time on Grimm’s sixth and final season. Detective Nick Burkhardt’s (David Giuntoli) boss, former frenemy and current mayor, Captain Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) is out for blood. To achieve his ambitions and climb the political ranks, Renard will eliminate anything standing in his way--including Nick. At the same time, a magical artifact seems to have a strange hold over Nick. His love life is in shambles now that both Adalind (Claire Coffee) and Eve/Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) are in the picture. So, what’s a Grimm to do?

Food & Style

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: 5 Luxury Gift Ideas

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.
Hamilton ODC X-03

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

Sonos Playlist Potluck

A meal and everyone’s favorite music with Sonos Playlist Potluck

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.

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.
Mama Shelter cafe and bar

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