Most recent entries for June 2013

FILM REVIEW: The Heat

Part predictable comedic police procedural, part buddy-cop bonding exercise, The Heat is basically a chance to watch Melissa McCarthy steal the spotlight as a rough Boston detective forced to partner with Sandra Bullock as an uptight FBI agent, says Eli Glasner.

FILM REVIEW: World War Z

Battling back from stories of out-of-control budget and behind-the-scenes drama, World War Z delivers a no-nonsense look at society on the brink, with Brad Pitt leading the fight against endless zombie hordes.
The temperature's rising. Patio umbrellas are unfurling. Summer is officially here. What better way to toast the sunny season than with an upbeat, funky summer playlist? Check out top picks from Laura Thompson and more from CBC Arts and CBC Music.

FILM REVIEW: Frances Ha

Co-written by real life couple Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha is a film about a young woman whose life is a work in progress. A movie filled with fitful energy and bouncing spirit, it's an artful look at a young woman in freefall.
As fans react to the death of James Gandolfini by recalling his landmark role as Tony Soprano, CBC's Eli Glasner pays tribute to the noted actor's depth and breadth with a look at a few of his other great performances.
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.
Cheerful pop duo Jedward had much to say to CBC News on the red carpet Sunday night at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. A lot of their excitement came from seeing Avril Lavigne, complete with spiky hairband. Check out the Irish twins in this video clip.
Have you ever wanted to knock on Bilbo Baggins' door in Hobbiton or stroll through King's Landing, where the dreaded King Joffrey rules from the Iron Throne? The growing industry of film and TV-inspired tourism allows you to do just that.
North by Northeast is a sprawling Toronto music festival that brings cores of bands to the city in a bid to cultivate new fans. Laura Thompson provides some tips on how to spend your evening hours as music takes over the city.

FILM REVIEW: Man of Steel

In Man of Steel, the "S" stands for solemn as director Zack Snyder puts his stamp on Superman. While the film features fast-paced battle scenes and an extended and artful look at Krypton, Clark Kent is largely missing in action, says Eli Glasner.
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