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Music Review: Adele, 25

If you were expecting some sort of EDM treatment on her Adele's pop-oriented torch ballads, get ready to be disappointed

Video Game Review: ‘Final Fantasy Explorers’ (3DS)

The concept sounds great: Final Fantasy meets Monster Hunter. Yet, as your progress through Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Explorers for the Nintendo 3DS, the joy of combat, item collecting and equipment upgrading quickly becomes stale and routine. Explorers has all of the long-running RPG series’ trademarks, including Moogles, Chocobos and familiar enemies and summons, but […]

Single Review: Celine Dion, ‘Loved Me Back To Life’

The wait is finally over for Celine Dion's English-speaking fans -- a new album and single both entitled "Loved Me Back To Life" arrive to mark the musical return of the Charlemagne, QC-born superstar.

Single Review: Dragonette, ‘Let It Go’

Canadian electro-pop group Dragonette are back in 2012 with an upcoming yet-to-be-titled album, and if the first single, "Let It Go," is any indication, there is much excellence to come.
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Album Review: Madonna, ‘MDNA’

With electro-house now the dominant noise of the Billboard Hot 100, Madonna responds with an unadventurous, but solid reflection of the sounds of the moment.
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Movie Review: ‘The Other Guys’

The buddy cop movie has been produced to great success many times, with the Lethal Weapon series being a prime example. There is a template that most follow and a short list of scenarios that show up in each. Writer/director Adam McKay was the man behind the widely popular Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy […]

Album Review: Noel Webb, ‘Give It All’

Noel Webb’s unique vision of contemporary jazz is led by an extraordinary voice, found in the form of Webb’s trusty electric violin. His fourth album, Give It All, is a slick set of five songs made for the digital age in which fans look for quality, not quantity – and Webb mostly hits his target. […]

Album Review: Killinger, ‘Killinger’

From the sleazy metal clubs of Alberta come 80’s revival rockers Killinger. You know what….why not? ‘80s music is coming back in many forms of popular music, so it was just a matter of time before someone came along to pay homage to the dying genre of 80’s metal. Unfortunately, while other artists are re-defining […]

TV & Video Review: ‘The Ghost Writer’

When a successful British ghostwriter, The Ghost (Ewan McGregor), agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start – not the least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died […]

TV & Video Review: ‘The Outer Limits’ (Seasons 1 to 5)

“There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.” The first five seasons of the critically-acclaimed and most original series, The Outer Limits, has hit DVD. Like the classic 1960’s series of the same name, each episode is an imaginative exploration of humanity’s greatest hopes and darkest fears. It often […]

TV & Video Reviews: ‘The Warlords’

Chinese legends are some of the best subjects of storytelling because they are intriguing and, like a Shakespearean tale, often end in tragedy. General Pang Qingyun (Jet Li) is the sole survivor of a bloody battle that saw him lose all the men he commanded during the Qing Dynasty. However, he finds a new lease […]

Movie Review: ‘Salt’

Directed by Phillip Noyce. Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Shiwetel Ejiofor and Daniel Olbrychski.