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The Great Dane Cook

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Celebrity

Dane CookDane Cook is staring at cover art for his Greatest Hits album. He’s narrowed the title choices down from 15 to three and his deadline is today. The creative process has caused the sandy haired star comedian to take a scenic route down Memory Lane – long before his Forbes list fortune and arena-filling fame. He’s spent the last few weeks listening to grassroots routines and discovering edits of CDs that he didn’t even know existed. “It’s interesting – watching and listening to the evolution of myself. It’s very, very strange.” He pauses. In that brief silence you can hear the deafening authenticity behind Cook’s quiet confidence.

Ankle-deep in conversation, it becomes refreshingly apparent that one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People hasn’t let sold-out stadiums and Hollywood movie roles alongside Kevin Costner, Kate Hudson and Steve Carell Read more

Night at the Movies

October 14, 2010 by  
Filed under lifestyle

MoviesThe Social Network – October 1
Ever wonder how the phenomenon of the social networking site Facebook all started? This film gives you the chance to see into the lives of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg); Napster co-founder Sean Parker (played by Justin Timberlake), who became Facebook’s founding president; and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield), who had a serious fall-out with Zuckerberg over money. Watch how an online social network created on Harvard University’s campus gains popularity and drastically transforms Read more

Local Talent Delivers

April 5, 2010 by  
Filed under People & Places

PP-Apr13On Jan. 10th, 2010, Vaughan residents Mark Pagliaroli and Antonio Ienco celebrated the successful premiere of their film Genesis, a story which is set three years after a nuclear world war. Audiences intently tuned into the story of character David Orwell, an officer whose duty is to shelter a group of small-town innocent civilians from a gang of criminals. Along with directors Pagliaroli and Ienco, actors Eli Martyr, Lina Franci and Christina Frondella worked long and hard over the course of two years to produce this mind-captivating film. Read more

Not all Movies are Rated Equal

January 29, 2010 by  
Filed under lifestyle

MoviesGoing to the movies can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Not all films turn out to be quite worth the price of admission – a fact we usually don’t discover until we’ve already bought a ticket and planted our expectant butts down into a seat. At that point, not even an extra-large bag of delicious popcorn smothered with the finest high-quality artificial golden topping butter substitute will lessen that crushing sense of disappointment.

With that in mind, what if we updated the Movie Ratings System to better reflect this all-too-frequent reality? That way, the cinema-going public could more accurately gauge what to expect going in.

But first, here’s a brief history of the process. Read more