Adam Sandler gets serious in sci-fi flick Spaceman
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 04:00:00 EST
A man wearing a yellow T-shirt floats inside a spaceship.

Although Johan Renck's new film revolves around a Czech astronaut venturing into mysterious purple space dust, the director says what drew him to the script was the main character’s relation to his own life. Spaceman is streaming on Netflix.

Dune: Part Two is a wild, violent masterpiece that changes the plot
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:00:00 EST
A man and woman stare longingly into each other's eyes. Behind them are desert dunes.

Dune: Part Two is a towering achievement of artistic vision, clearly crafted by a director with both a deep love for the source material and mastery over his craft. The only problem is, like the first, the only way to accomplish that was to make what is not really even a movie.  

Oprah Winfrey's departure from WeightWatchers sends stock tumbling
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:07:39 EST
A woman wears a purple gown on a red carpet.

Former talk show host Oprah Winfrey is leaving the WeightWatchers board of directors and donating her stock in the weight management firm, the company said Thursday, sending its stock tumbling in early trading.

How Ron Sexsmith ended up singing with Leonard Cohen in an Indigo basement
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 07:00:05 EST
Ron Sexsmith standing on a bridge in the woods.

Ron Sexsmith speaks about turning 60, playing Massey Hall over the years and some of the music icons he has worked with over his storied career.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a glorious, messy retelling of one of gaming's greatest stories
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST
Video game screenshot of a man with blond spiky hair and a large sword on his back.

The second installment of the ambitious remake project is a charming love letter to fans of the original — when it doesn't get in the way of its own storytelling.

Comedian, Curb your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis dead at 76
Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:11:12 EST
A man holding a microphone to his mouth waves.

Richard Lewis, a comedian known for his neurotic, stream-of-consciousness act and Curb Your Enthusiasm role, has died at 76.

Director of cult classic My Bloody Valentine says Hamilton is 'just so beautifully apocalyptic'
Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:14:03 EST
A portrait of two people posing in front of horrific models of human heads.

As Hamilton's Playhouse Cinema prepares a Wednesday night screening of his 1981 Canadian cult-classic slasher My Bloody Valentine, director George Mihalka and local special effects artists Brian Rowe and Desirée Van De Laar talked with CBC Hamilton to peel back the bloody curtain on the city's horror movie scene. 

Mirian Njoh is bringing romance to Canada Reads with Carley Fortune's Meet Me at the Lake
Thu, 11 Jan 2024 09:30:00 EST
A Black woman with albinism holds a pink book. She is wearing a monochrome red outfit with sheer sleeves.

The fashion influencer will be the first to champion a romance book on Canada Reads. The great Canadian book debate will air March 4-7.

Self-tapes are Hollywood's new normal for auditions. Not everyone is happy
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST
A smiling man is seen through a ring light. A camera is mounted in the centre and pointed at him.

As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered casting studios, the film industry shifted almost entirely from in-person auditions to actors submitting recordings of themselves to casting directors, a process known as self-taping. While it offers a number of benefits, performers say it also introduces a host of challenges.

Two men convicted in killing of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:05:23 EST
A man wearing a hat poses for the camera.

Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, a brazen 2002 shooting in the rap legend's studio.

Cineplex has made nearly $40M from online ticket fees at heart of drip-pricing lawsuit
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:57:16 EST
Cineplex has cancelled screenings of a South Indian film following four drive-by shootings at movie theatres throughout the Greater Toronto Area the day it premiered. A Cineplex theatre at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto on Monday December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cineplex Inc. has made almost $40 million from online booking fees, which are central to a competition bureau lawsuit against the Canadian cinema chain.

Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell, who continued working after ALS diagnosis, dead at 49
Mon, 26 Feb 2024 07:14:12 EST
A man seated in a wheelchair is shown between men who are standing and wearing suits and ties.

Toronto actor Kenneth Mitchell of Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel who found consistent work in television and film, even after a 2018 diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has died. He was 49.

Quebec director Monia Chokri wins César award for best foreign film
Sat, 24 Feb 2024 10:10:47 EST
Monia Chokri holds the Best Foreign Film Cesar Award

The Quebec romantic comedy-drama, Simple Comme Sylvain (The Nature of Love), beat Christoper Nolan's Oppenheimer.

6 first-time Juno nominees that you need to know
Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:23:01 EST
From left to right: images of Karan Aujla, Lu Kala and Connor Price are superimposed over a bright blue background

Meet the newcomers shaping the future of Canadian music.

Oppenheimer picks up momentum at SAG Awards as Oscars draw near
Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:01:15 EST
From the left, actors Cillian Murphy, from left, Emily Blunt, and Robert Downey Jr. appear at the SAG Awards.

Oppenheimer continued to steamroll through Hollywood's awards season on Saturday, winning the top prize, for outstanding cast, along with awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Debut feature from B.C. filmmaker looks at Japanese Canadian stories
Sun, 25 Feb 2024 10:00:28 EST
Excerpt from a film with a shot of a group of children at a beach seen from an opening of a cave.

As Meredith Hama-Brown’s debut feature film Seagrass made waves during its festival run last fall, the Vancouver writer-director says she heard from many Japanese Canadians who thanked her for exploring a side of their experience rarely depicted on screen.

Canadian indie Suze gives one of Hollywood's most underrated actresses the role she deserves
Sat, 24 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST
Actress Michaela Watkins is shown on a movie poster for the movie Suze next to shirtless actor Charlie Gillespie.

Instead of spending too much time grasping for a new take on how moms and daughters just need to be nicer to each other, the Canadian dramedy Suze grows into a much funnier movie about finding friends in odd places. 

Halifax lawyer to receive Juno for decades of helping others achieve stardom
Sun, 25 Feb 2024 05:00:00 EST
A side-by-side photo shows the same man in 1998 and today. In the older photo, he has black hair and is clean shaven. In the present-day photo, he has grey hair and a grey beard.

A Halifax lawyer who has played a pivotal behind-the-scenes role in the careers of musicians such as Sloan, Feist, The Rankin Family and Alvvays will be front and centre at next month's Juno Awards in Halifax when he receives a special achievement award.

Does Netflix's Avatar prove that good live-action adaptations are impossible?
Fri, 23 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST
A boy with a blow arrow in his head stairs at the camera.

The live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender hit Netflix this week after years of anticipation and critical attention from passionate fans. Though not an anime itself, the reception Avatar received raises the question of how adaptations like it can possibly live up to expectations.