The last few years have brought movie fans a lot of remakes, whether in the form of TV shows brought to the big screen or just plain, old film retreads. Unfortunately, not very many of those remakes have been worth the trip to the theatre, let alone the celluloid they were filmed on.
Ah, yes. The great Canadian summer road trip. The holiday where it's more about the fun you have along the way than the final destination. Whether travelling with a spouse, friends or the whole family, Travelocity.ca can help Canadians make the most out of their cross-country journey, with handy tips and a list of local treasures that can be found on and off the beaten path.
After a 13-city audition tour that took the judges across Canada and brought thousands of hopefuls before them, Canadian Idol has it's top ten finalists and the stage is set for fans across the country to choose their new pop sensation.
Summer's long, lazy nights have arrived, and everyone, young and old, will be searching for fun activities to pass the time. If heading out to go see the latest blockbuster is on the agenda, why not skip the multiplex and take a drive to your local drive-in? Amy Ziff, editor-at-large for Travelocity.ca, suggests drive-in movie theatres as an entertaining alternative to the traditional "night out at the movies".
Everybody loves a good hero. They're daring people with amazing abilities who want to make the world better. So it was natural that when computer animation finally became realistic enough to make anything look real, we reached back into the comic books and decided to make movies about the kinds of heroes we've always wanted to see on the silver screen... superheroes.
Styled after the beanbag chairs from the 60's, Sumo's Omni is a retro-looking sight for sore eyes. The design is utterly simple, and that's exactly why the Omni Combo (a beanbag chair that comes with a beanbag ottoman) is so charming; it's the kind of furniture that's as good in a swanky loft as it is in your kid's rec room.
Remakes are pretty common these days, and many of them are formidable films at the box office and sometimes even critical successes as well, but more often than not, they're messes that should never have been considered. Well, Disney is about to venture into remake territory (again) and I have to say something. Don't wreck Tron.