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06/05/2023 02:29 PM
The Idol: The Weeknd, Sam Levinson successfully dodge decent storytelling in HBO slog
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HBO's music industry drama The Idol, which stars Lily-Rose Depp and Canadian singer Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, who co-created the show with Euphoria showrunner Sam Levinson, finally premiered on Sunday after months of reports detailing a disastrous production and poor reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival.

06/05/2023 03:55 PM
Dun-dun! A Law & Order spinoff set in Toronto will premiere spring 2024
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Justice is best served cold: The Law & Order franchise is finally expanding to Canada in spring 2024, in the form of a one-hour spinoff dubbed Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent. Citytv, which greenlit the show, says the crime drama will "showcase original Canadian stories" written and produced by a Canadian team.

06/04/2023 04:00 AM
The Little Mermaid's 'review bombing' is just a sign of what's to come
Little Mermaid

Even as The Little Mermaid passed $250M at the global box office, a review bombing campaign is seemingly making it difficult to tell how audiences feel about it. The strategy is forcing review aggregation sites to change tactics, and challenging what it means to be media literate.

06/03/2023 04:00 AM
The U.S. writers strike began 1 month ago. Here's how it's affecting the Canadian industry

The U.S. writers strike began one month ago — and the Canadian industry has steeled itself for the ripple effects of a labour action that has shut down scores of Hollywood film and television productions.

06/02/2023 04:00 AM
Bones of Crows star Grace Dove says she became an actor 'to share hard stories'
Bones of Crows star Grace Dove says she became an actor 'to share hard stories'

Dove says both heaviness and healing were involved in making the upcoming film and mini-series that deals with intergenerational trauma and residential schools.

06/02/2023 04:00 AM
Call it Amazing, call it Spectacular — what sets Spider-Verse sequel apart is the storytelling

It's not easy to live up to 2018's animated Spider-Man movie that many called the best super hero story in years, but CBC's Eli Glasner says the sequel actually builds on the strengths of the original with articulate characters and remarkably expressive images.

05/29/2023 04:00 AM
Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman is scary and good, but not scary good
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While Stephen King's thematic beats are competently realized in a well-crafted 98-minute adaptation of his 1973 short story, The Boogeyman suffers most when it strays too far from its central family.

06/01/2023 07:30 PM
Samantha's back — Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall films cameo on And Just Like That
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Kim Cattrall, who played beloved sex-positive, straight-talking Samantha Jones in all 94 episodes of the original HBO series Sex and the City and both movies, will reprise her role in a cameo in the second season of the show's reboot, And Just Like That.

06/01/2023 10:07 AM
Dolly Parton sets three more Guinness World Records
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What a way to make a livin’! Country singer Dolly Parton was awarded three more Guinness World Records for her musical achievements, the organization announced Wednesday.

05/31/2023 04:00 AM
Festival phenom Past Lives was made to present the ordinary as extraordinary
Celine Song's Interview

Writer and director Celine Song's debut film, Past Lives, is knocking critics and festival-goers off their feet. Song told CBC News she wrote the film to examine ordinary people doing things that are "pretty extraordinary.''

05/31/2023 06:31 PM
Danny Masterson found guilty of 2 counts of rape in retrial
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A jury found That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson guilty of two counts of rape Wednesday in a Los Angeles retrial in which the Church of Scientology played a central role.

05/31/2023 09:41 AM
Topless Junos protester pleads guilty to trespassing, agrees to pay fine
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A woman who protested topless onstage at the Juno Awards in Edmonton in March says she has agreed to pay a $600 fine.

05/29/2023 01:10 AM
Succession ends where it started: with scheming Roy family getting triple-played
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Kendall Roy's fate in Sunday evening's superb series finale, a 90-minute whirlwind of whiplash-inducing double-crossing and familial calamity, is in many ways an inversion of his father's.

05/29/2023 06:09 PM
The Brady Bunch house is for sale. Owning it is like 'living in the TV show,' says realtor
Brady Bunch home

The home used to film exterior shots of the The Brady Bunch house is for sale in Los Angeles. At $5.5 million US, the interior is designed to replicate the set used on the television show.

05/29/2023 01:32 PM
Iconic Quebec actor Michel Côté dies at 72
Michel Côté

The decorated star of C.R.A.Z.Y. has left the stage after years of breaking box-office and attendance records. He had retired from acting last year because of bone marrow disease.

05/28/2023 04:00 AM
Filipinos break ground, bring controversy to Broadway with reboot of Here Lies Love
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A musical that focuses on Imelda Marcos and her late dictator husband Ferdinand Marcos, is about to make its Broadway debut with an all-Filipino cast. Some critics charge that it glosses over the dictator’s regime, the show’s creators say it offers lessons on how to deal with tyranny.

05/27/2023 10:05 PM
Anatomy of a Fall wins Cannes Palme d'Or, capping strong festival for women
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Justine Triet's Anatomy of a Fall won the Palme d'Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in a ceremony Saturday that bestowed the festival's prestigious top prize on an engrossing, rigorously plotted French courtroom drama that puts a marriage on trial. 

05/26/2023 08:30 AM
Céline Dion cancels her Courage world tour
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Céline Dion announced on Twitter Friday morning that she was cancelling her Courage world tour.

05/26/2023 04:00 AM
The Little Mermaid's biggest success? It's not as terrible as live-action remakes can be
Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is just the latest in a slew of Disney live-action remakes. While it's not the worst of the bunch, that's not saying all that much.

05/26/2023 09:54 AM
Judge throws out lawsuit over nude scene in 1968 film Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Lawsuit

A Los Angeles County judge on Thursday said she will dismiss a lawsuit that the stars of 1968's Romeo and Juliet filed over the film's nude scene, finding that their depiction could not be considered child pornography and they filed their claim too late.