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TV & Video Review: ‘Blade’ (DVD)

A year after Buffy the Vampire Slayer took to the small screen and glued viewers to their television sets, studios dipped into the comic hero pool and brought vampire hunter Blade to the big screen. Blade (Wesley Snipes) is called “Daywalker” by the vampires he stalks. He is half-man and half-vampire, with all their strengths […]

TV & Video Review: ‘Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show’ (DVD)

Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show is a documentary. But don’t worry – it’s in no way educational. The film follows four comedians who toured 30 cities in 30 nights with Vaughn and an ensemble of other comedic actors. Audiences gain backstage access to the guys’ preparation, tour bus pranks, emotional ups and downs of […]

TV & Video Review: ‘I’m Not There’ (DVD)

There have been a lot of films and books about Bob Dylan over the years but this may be the most unique approach to depicting the famed artist’s intriguing life. Writer/director Todd Haynes explores seven personalities of Dylan: Marcus Carl Franklin is Woody, an 11-year-old black boy riding the rails and playing 1930s folk standards […]

New on DVD: The Great Debaters

History is filled with individuals that achieved great things both for themselves and for others. There are names that have been immortalized and are known by many while others are buried until someone sheds a bright light upon them. This time, someone is director/actor Denzel Washington and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. Melvin Tolson (Washington) was […]

TV & Video Review: ‘Alone in the Dark: Director’s Cut’

Have you ever wondered if director Uwe Boll had a different, better vision for this film and given the opportunity he could make vast improvements? Well, he’s decided to answer this question with the release of a Director’s Cut – and the answer is no. Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a paranormal investigator and former […]
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On the road with Carla Robinson

The CBC host talks about being the first, and still the only, Aboriginal national TV anchor on the three major Canadian networks
George Stroumboulopoulos

Everybody Loves George Stroumboulopoulos

Now that his program is on the main CBC network, 'The Hour' and its host prepare for a new set of challenges
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Jully Black is back

The singer, songwriter and 'eTalk' diva does it all without breaking a sweat
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Mike Holmes makes it right

Canada's TV contractor is out to expose shoddy workmanship and save the nation, one renovation at a time

Gill Deacon to host CBC talk show

The show will be produced in-house and is expected to launch in November and will air at 11 a.m. (repeating at 2 p.m.).

By the numbers: ‘Canadian Idol’

38 million The number of total votes cast during the third season of Canadian Idol. 32.5 million The number of people living in Canada according to Statistics Canada. 14.8 million The number of Canadians who voted in the 2006 federal election.
Popjournalism

CBC TV goes reality-crazy

The CBC picked a good time to preview their upcoming TV season last Thursday. For the first time in years, the public broadcaster had Canada’s most-watched program of the week with the Stanley Cup Finals — which drew an average of over 2.5 million viewers across three nights. Unfortunately, it’s been rare for CBC programming […]
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Kim D’Eon goes glam with ‘ET Canada’

The entertainment reporter talks about leaving the CBC during the lockout, finding her 'ET' voice and the rigors of interviewing celebs in the Caribbean