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

BURNABY, B.C.—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 […]

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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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There’s more to the real Anna, says descendant of woman who inspired The King and I

What most theatregoers saw Sunday night when they watched an English governess and the King of Siam dance across the stage is a tale of romance and culture clash — but in the audience, Newmarket’s Peter Saegert was one of a few who know the real story of Anna Leonowens. Peter Saegert is a descendant […]

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This week in Toronto: the Danforth laughs again, and Taylor Swift takes Toronto

Watch this if: You’re keen for a mini Parks and Recreation reunion. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, who starred on that beloved NBC comedy, reunite for this competition series in which people paint, draw or craft things out of wood, metal, fabric or whatever feeds their passion. Poehler told late-night host Seth Meyers it’s meant […]

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Fallout? Fallen Kingdom? Why a sequel’s name means nothing

By Travis M. AndrewsThe Washington Post Sun., July 29, 2018 What’s in a name? Would a sequel by any other name rake in the same amount of dough? This weekend brings us Mission: Impossible — Fallout, and while there is considerable excitement to see Tom Cruise don his Ethan Hunt skills once again, there is […]

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Ed the Sock wants to disrupt television — again

This is the second instalment of On Location, a series about art that thrives in creative spaces. Ed the Sock is giving a tour of his Thornhill, Ont., bungalow. The cosy home is filled with an immense toy collection, and also houses a dusty cabinet that is essentially the Ed The Sock museum. It features […]

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Pitt of the past is plenty pretty: Stargazing

It’s rare that a movie sells me on the basis of a good wig alone, but darned if Quentin Tarantino isn’t pulling it off … or someone is, presumably, once Brad Pitt is done filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood each day, and doesn’t want to strut around looking like the Love God of […]