Film

3.4

Review: ‘Le Ride,’ a documentary by Phil Keoghan

While the training regimens of professional athletes have changed by leaps and bounds over the past century, the archaic nature of most professional sports around the turn of the twentieth century meant athletic glory was once harder to attain. Sports used to be so difficult that I doubt most modern athletes would have been able to compete at a professional level if they had been born a century earlier. Take, for example, the 1928 Tour de France, the focal point of Phil Keoghan’s documentary, Le Ride. Blending an often untold history lesson with a painstaking recreation of a race so brutal that only 41 of the 168 entrants were able to finish, The Amazing Race host and avid cyclist looks at one such event where no amount of modern day strength conditioning and ingenuity would make an athlete’s task any easier.

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.

Television

Dylan Bruce on Midnight, Texas

Dylan Bruce chats Bobo Winthrop on ‘Midnight, Texas’

Midnight, Texas provides a safe haven for supernatural and human misfits. The remote town’s residents include a vampire, an angel, a witch and an assassin-for-hire. However, each one of these misfits harbour some deep, dark secrets. Every week, the TV series fills in the blanks for one of the characters. In tonight’s episode, "Unearthed", pawn shop owner Bobo Winthrop’s (Dylan Bruce) past comes back to haunt him.

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.