When you watch the sizzling trailer for the highly-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey, it definitely reels you in. But then we see Christian Grey's face.
The first teaser trailer for the next Hunger Games movie is out and, man, is it eerie. Mockingjay - Part 1 isn't out for months, but the sinister President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is already dispatching a menacing message from the Capitol.
The gleam of the silver screen has a way of illuminating pop culture trends that have been quietly percolating, like when a bestselling book becomes a blockbuster movie. Take The Fault in Our Stars, aka the teen romance that stole last weekend's box office from Tom Cruise. The movie's opening weekend triumph suggests that those who flocked to it -- like many of those who read John Green's original novel -- could not have all been teens.
Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do? and The Dolphin Way present two very different parenting strategies, but both are also loving tributes celebrating the women who produced wise-cracking gossip maven Elaine Lui and Harvard brain Shimi Kang.
Soaring dragons, giant three-headed dogs, talking spiders: the fantastic beasts of Harry Potter's world are apparently headed back to a screen near you...in a new film trilogy. The revelation follows the now de rigueur notion that all YA-inspired movie adaptations must come in threes and the belief that pop culture fans can't get enough of producers milking these make-believe worlds.
Since Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt debuted the anticipated film's trailer Tuesday night, the interwebs have been buzzing. Comedy, space travel and a plethora of aliens feature prominently in the footage that introduces the motley team of misfit superheroes.
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.
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J.H. Williams III and W.H. Blackman, co-authors of the Batwoman comic book, announced today that they are leaving the title after citing interference from the DC Comics editorial board.
With summer officially here, Canadians turn their thoughts to sitting on a dock or a beach, perhaps with a book or two for company. It's one of life's pleasures to get lost in someone else's ideas or picture of the world. CBC Arts staffers share their wish list for summer reading.
A map of Afghanistan. Footage of a weeping man. A weather report for Kabul. An unusual new digital companion to Khaled Hosseini's And The Mountains Echoed is taking shape through vivid imagery, intriguing sounds and fan interpretations of the anticipated novel.
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