It might not be Ben Affleck-as-Dark-Knight divisive, but the casting announcement of Wonder Woman for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman is sure to raise some eyebrows. Israeli beauty queen-turned-actress Gal Gadot, best known for the Fast & Furious franchise, will step into the famed bustier, projectile tiara and bulletproof bracelets -- one of comic moviedom's most coveted roles.
As actor Paul Walker's fans continue to gather daily in tribute at the California crash site where he died on the weekend, the studio behind the blockbuster Fast & Furious series has offered its own emotional homage to the star with a video montage from the films that's quickly going viral.
Quebec's Ken Scott has returned to direct Delivery Man, the American remake of his hit film Starbuck. Headlined by Vince Vaughn, the comedy offers the abrasive funnyman a welcome chance to stretch, says CBC's Eli Glasner.
Poor Adam Levine. Sure, he snagged the frothy pop culture title of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive this week, but reaction to the Maroon 5 frontman's win has been as prickly as his trademark stubble. Reaction to the 34-year-old singer-songwriter has been a resounding thumbs-down.
Moviegoers are getting a unique look at a pivotal scene in Alfonso Cuaron's mesmerizing space drama Gravity: a seven-minute companion short that's now being submitted for Oscar consideration. The stark Aningaaq was shot by Gravity co-writer Jonas Cuaron, the filmmaking son of the blockbuster's director Alfonso Cuaron, and introduces the Inuit fisherman with whom Sandra Bullock's stranded-in-space astronaut connects via radio.
Comic entertainer and absurdist performance artist Andy Kaufman was known for theatrical hoaxes and unusual stage routines, but who'd have thought that nearly 30 years after his death, he'd still be keeping us on our toes?
Forget about those controversy-laden princesses, the online buzz at the moment is for that striking Disney villainess Maleficent. In a new teaser-trailer for the upcoming film Maleficent, Angelina Jolie steps into the iconic horned headpiece and perfectly draping cloak of the evil sorceress from Sleeping Beauty.
You may have sung in the shower this morning. Perhaps you were humming during your morning shave or as you put on makeup. Well, you're not alone. Even powerhouse divas like Céline Dion appreciate the great acoustics found in a humble washroom.
With his latest work, comic book veteran Paul Pope has created a template-smashing new kind of superhero: Battling Boy, a kid (admittedly the offspring of gods) who sets out to protect other kids. "The thing that's attractive about kids as characters is that, if anything, they represent potential," he tells CBC News.
Escape from Tomorrow is a surprisingly twisted take on the so-called "Happiest Place on Earth." Shot in Disney theme parks, the movie is a dark and demented exploration of the mid-life crisis. Filmed in velvety black and white on SLR cameras wielded by crew members disguised as tourists, the movie is filled with provocative images, but also (sadly) shallow characters, says Eli Glasner.
Carrie is yet another needless Hollywood remake aimed at a theatre-going audience perhaps too young to recall the original. The new remake of the horror classic offers little more than age-appropriate casting and computer-generated gore, says Eli Glasner.
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