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Freddie Highmore calls The Good Doctor a hopeful remedy for dark times

The hero of The Good Doctor, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, represents the show’s title in more ways than one. Dr. Shaun Murphy is exceptionally skilled at curing patients, but he’s also morally good, able to see the light in others even if he can’t always connect. The Good Doctor is breaking […]

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‘BTS Army’ invades Hamilton for K-pop band’s three sold-out shows

Shantell Androschuk is a 40-year-old former teacher who lives on a 10-acre farm with her four children, six horses, two donkeys, six dogs and six cats near the central Alberta hamlet of Evansburg, population 795. She is also a K-pop fanatic. As a matter of fact, she loves Korean pop music so much, she plans […]

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Michael Moore envies Canada — for its chocolate bars

Fahrenheit 11/9 director Michael Moore, a proud American feeling Trumped by political misfortune, is lamenting his lack of dual citizenship with Canada when I meet him during the recent Toronto International Film Festival. “My grandfather was Canadian,” the moviemaker from Flint, Mich., says by way of a greeting, as he works through a series of […]

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Hey, marshmallows, new season of ‘Veronica Mars’ is coming to Hulu

By Nardine SaadLos Angeles Times Thu., Sept. 20, 2018 Veronica Mars is coming back —again —this time by way of Hulu. The streaming service and Warner Bros. have revived the Kristen Bell-starring mystery series about a teenage private eye, making it the latest cult favourite to get new life during the current TV-revival craze. Kristen […]

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Jeremy Dutcher puts spotlight on ‘Indigenous renaissance’ in Canadian arts scene

A wave of Indigenous artists making inroads in fields including music, literature, dance and film is exhilarating for playwright Reneltta Arluk, who pauses while discussing musician Jeremy Dutcher’s recent Polaris Prize win to say she’s about to choke up. The theatre veteran says she was deeply moved by Dutcher’s rousing celebration of talent in an […]

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Where GLOW fits among the 10 best sports TV shows

Ready, set, match. Or rather, ready, set, watch. Netflix’s GLOW returned for a second season in late June, bringing us 10 more episodes of Spandex-clad wrestling glory. The series, about female wrestlers in the 1980s, is one of the latest sports-themed TV shows that try to meld on- and off-the field drama. Not many have […]

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TV producer found dating inspiration in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

When TV producer Jessica Nahmias was looking for a romantic partner, she turned to what some might consider an unlikely source for inspiration: The Bachelor and Bachelorette. Yes, we’re talking about those TV series in which a man or woman dates up to 30 people in the search for a fiancé(e), and which inspire mockery […]

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Titanic: A shipwreck of a romance movie thanks to ludicrous plotting

This is the second instalment of The Heretic, a series in which our writers express a wildly unpopular opinion. It has since earned more than $2 billion, following the release of a 3D version in 2012. It has an 88 per cent rating on rottentomatoes.com, high praise from film critics, a notoriously fickle and flinty […]

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Vinay Menon: Do the tabloids know? Justin Bieber’s gotten boring

The other day, as he was squiring girlfriend Hailey Baldwin around the Hamptons, Justin Bieber’s car broke down in the middle of the road. In one video, uploaded to Instagram by a passerby, the pop star is hovering outside his gullwing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and waving oncoming vehicles around the $200,000 obstacle. He notified the […]

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The First Purge may be the most believable film in the franchise

The First Purge Nya (Lex Scott Davis) and Isaiah (Joivan Wade) hide from purgers in The First Purge.  (ANNETTE BROWN / UNIVERSAL PICTURES) Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Jovian Wade, Marisa Tomei, Rotimi Paul and Patch Darragh. Directed by Gerard McMurray. Now playing at major GTA theatres. 97 minutes. 18A The sledgehammer cinema known as […]