Trailer whets appetite for Dragon Tattoo remake

Categories: Books, Movies

Leak or plant? The web is buzzing about a purportedly leaked red-band trailer for David Fincher's widely anticipated take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

FILM REVIEW: The Hangover Part II

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Shocking, offensive, familiar and occasionally funny: the wolf pack from The Hangover returns in a sequel that offers more of the same.

FILM REVIEW: Kung Fu Panda 2

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Po the Panda is back in the surprisingly artful follow-up Kung Fu Panda 2, a film that elevates 3D technology beyond mere gimmick. Jack Black returns as the voice of the oafish warrior, but the real star is the sharp storytelling.

Beyoncé: copycat or cultural remixer?

Categories: Music, Television

When Beyoncé took to the Billboard Awards stage in Las Vegas last weekend, there was no doubt fans were in for a show. But thanks to a fast-acting YouTuber, the pop star's impressive performance was soon fodder for the copycat rumours that have dogged her for years.

The Muppet Men (and women) cometh

After more than a decade without a feature film, the Muppets are returning to the big screen. The first trailer offers some hints on whether the fuzzy puppets can bring the funny stuff. Wocka Wocka.

FILM REVIEW: National Parks Project

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The ultimate antidote to summer blockbuster excess, The National Parks Project is an inspired and contemplative ode to Canada's natural spaces.

FILM REVIEW: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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The latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise finds Disney in a difficult place: having to go back to basics somewhat after changing directors and losing two of its original stars. Sadly, it seems returning the series to its roots has turned the blockbuster back into an amusement park ride: a harmless, mildly amusing journey filled with spectacle to spare.

Tongue-in-cheek bedtime book goes viral

Categories: Books, Movies

Even in the age of Twitter and viral videos, I still marvel at the speed with which an artistic endeavour can spin off into other media. Case in point: a hilariously tongue-in-cheek, yet-to-be-published spoof of bedtime reading titled Go the F--- to Sleep.

Tune-Yards offers up driving, dance-party sound

Categories: Music

With a raucous rebel yell, the experimental group tUnE-yArDs -- led by groovy frontwoman Merrill Garbus -- offered up its driving, high-energy sound at a sold-out show in Toronto.

Princess Bea's hat takes over the world!

Everyone knows the hat. Princess Beatrice wore it at the Royal Wedding - showing up all the other stuffy hat wearers. And now the internet universe is treating the world to dozens of memes of the antlered wonder.