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Entertainment

Are filmmakers ready to tackle terror? – Can Nov 13 attacks prove gamechanger for popular culture?

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, (RTRS): Two weeks after suffering the most devastating attack since WWII, France is slowly getting back on its feet. The recent …

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Whistler may’ve gotten a shade cooler – Canadian content meets Kudos contenders

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, (RTRS): The Whistler Film Festival, which dubs itself as Canada’s “coolest” film fest, may have just gotten a shade cooler. In …

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Expo ‘traces’ birth of Alice – Still ‘fascinates’

LONDON, Nov 28, (AFP): A century and a half after first being published, the surreal classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” still fascinates readers and inspires …

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Adele’s ‘25’ becomes UK best-selling album

LONDON, Nov 28, (RTRS): British singer Adele’s “25” notched up the most sales in its opening week of any UK album, beating a record set …

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Fans live and breathe Star Wars – ‘Creed’, ‘Rocky’ reboot threaten to dethrone ‘Mockingjay 2’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 27, (Agencies): Michael Bender was hooked by age two. Jennifer Landa got the bug when she was nearly six. Steve Sansweet was …

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Canadian soprano rewrites rules – Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling

PARIS, Nov 27, (AFP): With looks often described as straight out of a Bond film, Barbara Hannigan strides on to lead the orchestra dressed in …

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Pixar’s trippy ‘Good Dinosaur’ stumbles – Clooney, Depp, Efron movies among biggest Hollywood flops of 2015

LOS ANGELES, Nov 27, (Agencies): “The Good Dinosaur” is Pixar’s most trippy and tripped-up film: a wayward tale, uncertain of its steps, about a Gumby-green …

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Miss World contestant denied entry to China

HONG KONG, Nov 27, (AP): Canada’s outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year’s pageant …

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2nd films slate completes Muhr category – Latest and greatest regional films at DIFF

DUBAI, Nov 24: The Muhr Gulf Short Category is now complete, with the second slate of films announced to the line-up for the 15-strong category …

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DIFF to offer diverse films – ‘AN’ heart-warming

‘Sunset Song’ is driven by a young farmer’s daughter, Chris, as she dreams of a life outside of her homeland. Swept away by the local …

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