FILM REVIEW: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Categories: Movies

It's a trap to apply logic to Michael Bay's realm of BOOM and BANG. Think of Transformers: Dark of the Moon as the cotton candy of cinema: gaudy and bad for you, but difficult to resist.

Charlie Sheen facing elimination round

Categories: Television

Charlie Sheen's character in Two and a Half Men could be killed off, TMZ is reporting. Network CBS won't confirm, but four months after Sheen was sacked for his erratic behaviour, his career may be facing its elimination round.

Lessons learned as IIFAA 2011 fades to black

Categories: Movies

After a crash course on Bollywood, some impromptu dance lessons and meeting with the "Black Eyed Peas of Mumbai" during the International Indian Film Academy Awards celebration in Toronto, Eli Glasner has picked up a few things about Indian cinema that he's eager to share.

Jazz festival season begins

Categories: Music

Shake off the ever-present rain of 2011 and head to the nearest jazz festival. Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Saskatoon will all get a jam-packed week of music.

Hamm signs on for more Mad Men

Categories: Television

Don Draper fans can rest easy: though the 1960s ad wiz dislikes contracts, the actor who portrays him doesn't have the same aversion.

Irresistible lineup closes NXNE

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Faced with Braids, Chad VanGaalen and other irresistible Canadian acts at The Great Hall, Laura Thompson stays put and toasts another successful edition of NXNE.

NXNE: Outdoor show highlights beautiful night

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A gorgeous, early summer night set the scene for transcendent NXNE shows by Stars, Land of Talk and Cults, says CBC's Laura Thompson

NXNE: Night about town ends on sublime note

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Despite a hitch or two, Laura Thompson's first night of NXNE ends on a high note, after standout shows by Bobby Bazini, Imaginary Cities and alt-rock heroes Juliana Hatfield and Evan Dando.

FILM REVIEW: Green Lantern vs. Mr. Popper's Penguins

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This weekend, two Canucks go mano a mano in a battle of the box office: it's the handsome charmer versus the clown king. Ryan Reynolds stars in the superhero story Green Lantern, while Jim Carrey takes on the screen adaptation of the kid lit tale Mr. Popper's Penguins.

Pottermore website hails more boy wizard

Categories: Social Media

With the final Harry Potter film on the horizon, J.K. Rowling has launched a new website called Pottermore. For now, it's just a tease.