Jackson Weaver

Jackson Weaver is a senior writer for CBC Entertainment News. You can reach him at jackson.weaver@cbc.ca, or follow him on Twitter at @jacksonwweaver

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1,500 inmates dancing to Michael Jackson hit on YouTube inspire Filipino Canadian musical

In 2007, a video of 1,500 Filipino prisoners dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller went viral. Now it's the basis for a new musical that is being hailed as the first fully realized Filipino Canadian musical.

Napoleon was compelling — Ridley Scott's movie is not

Ridley Scott's epic tale of the French emperor fails to investigate what made Napoleon tick.

Bryan Lee O'Malley hopes you know Scott Pilgrim is a bad guy

CBC News speaks with Toronto writer Bryan Lee O'Malley about why he made Scott Pilgrim Takes Off — the Netflix adaptation of his legendary comic — so different.

Bilal Baig has a legacy in mind. Sort Of.

Sort Of's co-creator and star Bilal Baig speaks to CBC News about the legacy and impact of the show, ahead of its final season.

The Marvels is not that bad. Unfortunately, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is

The Marvels is not an outright failure — by ditching everything unrelated to this plot and limiting character development, its creators entertain despite the Marvel Cinematic Universe's cultural dominance, not because of it.

Jade McLeod says debuting Jagged Little Pill's non-binary Jo was tough, but vital

Canadian performer Jade McLeod speaks to CBC News about bringing Alanis Morissette's musical Jagged Little Pill home to Canada, and debuting a non-binary character in a field that lacks similar representation.

The Holdovers is the best movie of the year

The Paul Giamatti-led movie The Holdovers — equal parts funny and tragic — stuns with its performances, tone and message.

Trauma and drama: Britney Spears and the risky business of celebrity memoirs

The celebrity memoir is booming. But while such books have become part of entertainers' brand management, the focus on salacious details poses risks.

Justine Triet on deciding — and hiding — the guilt in her film Anatomy of a Fall

French director Justine Triet speaks with CBC News about crafting her new courtroom drama, the Palme d'Or-winning Anatomy of a Fall.

Dear David is a horror from the internet. It should have stayed there

Dear David, a horror movie adapted from an online story, has more to say about cyberbullying than scares.