If you're seeking the weather, the news or a pic of what your buddy had for lunch, there are apps for that. What about an original, Hollywood-calibre ghost story from a producer of The Ring and Mulholland Drive? Now, there's an app for that, too. Haunting Melissa ventures into the burgeoning realm of digital storytelling as a traditional ghost story with a modern twist -- namely a tale that unfolds through an iOS app.
Cheerful pop duo Jedward had much to say to CBC News on the red carpet Sunday night at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. A lot of their excitement came from seeing Avril Lavigne, complete with spiky hairband. Check out the Irish twins in this video clip.
Have you ever wanted to knock on Bilbo Baggins' door in Hobbiton or stroll through King's Landing, where the dreaded King Joffrey rules from the Iron Throne? The growing industry of film and TV-inspired tourism allows you to do just that.
North by Northeast is a sprawling Toronto music festival that brings cores of bands to the city in a bid to cultivate new fans. Laura Thompson provides some tips on how to spend your evening hours as music takes over the city.
In Man of Steel, the "S" stands for solemn as director Zack Snyder puts his stamp on Superman. While the film features fast-paced battle scenes and an extended and artful look at Krypton, Clark Kent is largely missing in action, says Eli Glasner.
An irreverent and gut-bustlingly hilarious skewering of our Hollywood obsession, Seth Rogen and his modern day Rat Pack poke fun at themselves in the apocalyptic comedy This is The End.
Shia LaBeouf is likely in the roster of celebs you might watch onscreen sometimes, but don't really listen to, which may be why his 2008 late-night revelation about phone surveillance was overlooked for so long. The actor warned us that one in five U.S. phone calls were being recorded by the U.S. government -- and now we know he's right.
With Before Midnight, Richard Linklater's series -- which began with Before Sunrise and continued in Before Sunset -- is now a trilogy. Filled with remarkable scenes, an incredible interplay between the star-crossed lovers and a true collaboration with the filmmaker, Before Midnight is the richest story of them all, says Eli Glasner.
Toronto-area devotees of Chinese film are in for a treat this season with TIFF's vast summer movie sked A Century of Chinese Cinema. A complementary video-art exhibit aaims to expand the conversation about the Asian nation's movie-making history.
Imagine a PG-version of a Vince Vaughn movie -- say a tamer Old School or a gentler Dodgeball -- and you've basically got The Internship. The so-called "Google movie" screens like a love letter to the tech giant and reunites Vaughn with his Wedding Crashers co-star Owen Wilson for a feather-light comedy that ticks every predictable box of your typical underdog tale.
A dark version of Grimm's fairy tale Snow White set in the world of 1920s Spanish bullfighting, Blancanieves can't escape comparison with Oscar winner The Artist. Both are dialogue-free and black and white, but Blancanieves cuts more sharply, with its predatory stepmother and a young heroine who casts a powerful cinematic spell all her own.
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- 2013 (89)
- Jedward on the MMVA red carpet
- Film, TV tourism spikes with Game of Thrones, The Hobbit
- NXNE: a primer to the best of the Canadian music festival
- FILM REVIEW: Man of Steel
- FILM REVIEW: This is the End
- Shia LaBeouf: phone surveillance whistleblower?
- FILM REVIEW: Before Midnight
- Chinese movie-making explored in dual TIFF video-art exhibit
- FILM REVIEW: The Internship
- FILM REVIEW: Blancanieves
- FILM REVIEW: After Earth
- FILM REVIEW: Now You See Me
- Strombo chats up Craig Ferguson
- Khaled Hosseini's latest inspires digital Echo experience
- FILM REVIEWS: Fast and Furious 6, Epic and Picture Day
- FILM REVIEW: The Hangover Part 3
- Blake Shelton, Toby Keith boost benefits for Oklahoma
- Pushing Chinese stars beyond gimmicky roles
- Horror tale Haunting Melissa targets app audiences
- FILM REVIEW: Star Trek Into Darkness
- The return of Harmony Korine
- Michael Bublé gives surprise gig in NY subway
- Hot Docs: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, High Five: An Adoption Saga
- Snoop Lion's Reincarnated wins over a skeptic
- At Coachella with Divine Fits' Dan Boeckner
- Can hip hop be a sustainable career for Canadian rappers?
- FILM REVIEW: Oblivion
- FILM REVIEW: My Awkward Sexual Adventure
- Buzz-worthy trailer for Man of Steel
- Hunger Games fans get a taste of Catching Fire
- FILM REVIEW: Emperor
- FILM REVIEW: G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- Canadian bands provide the warmth as CMW ends
- Jim Carrey skewers gun lobby with Cold Dead Hand
- Canadian Music Week: The unpretentious, the unenchanting and the unforgettable
- FILM REVIEW: The Croods
- Jay Leno's job on the line as late night TV wars resume
- Sam Roberts, Sarah Slean in NY Sandy fundraiser
- Justin Timberlake returns too late, the thrill is gone
- Selena Gomez's misstep on the Bieber file
- Canada's Stella Sisters sing a birthday tribute to the Man in Black
- Oscar swag the ultimate consolation prize
- Oscar predictions: the shoo-ins and the should-have-beens
- Authors bare all for PEN Canada
- Anoushka Shankar and the One Billion Rising campaign
- Beyoncé's Life Is But a Dream a curated peek behind the curtain
- Drake gets wild in the street over Grammy win
- 25 billion songs downloaded on iTunes, and counting
- CBC Music's Searchlight seeks best new artist
- 6 bone-crushing football films
- FILM REVIEW: Warm Bodies
- Justin Timberlake's musical comeback
- Argo moves to the fore in Oscar best picture race
- FILM REVIEW: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
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