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First Into The Woods Teaser Trailer Is Dark, Epic And Devoid Of Singing

Posted July 31, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

Dammit, this movie adaptation of Into The Woods makes us nervous. Here is the first-ever footage from the Disney film which is very, very big and grand and movie-like, but not at all like a musical—because there’s no singing in it.

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First Teaser For Syfy’s Answer To The Walking Dead, Z Nation

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Man, I bet Syfy is bitter that AMC put on a zombie TV series before they did. Zombies are Syfy’s turf, after all. We’ll see if Syfy’s Z Nation, due out in September, will make any kind of a dent in the ratings juggernaut that is TWD, but since Z Natio…

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Sidekick Chris Pratt becomes the next big thing

Posted July 31, 2014 by Barry Hertz

Pratt’s unlikely rise from Parks and Recreation to star of Guardians of the Galaxy

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Spoon Get Back At Bullies By Making Them Fans

Posted July 31, 2014 by Jessica F

Be careful who you bully because they may grow up to be the lead singer of a super cool and popular rock band. Spoon’s Britt Daniels has never hid the fact that one of the songs from their 2002 album, Kill The Moonlight, was about his middle school bully Jonathan Fisk. But on their new […]

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Check Out Mother Mother’s Spellbinding New Music Video

Posted July 31, 2014 by Melody

Earlier this week, we offered up a sneak peek of Mother Mother’s new music video for Get Out The Way and now we have the exclusive premiere of it on our site today! As previously mentioned, there’s a lot going on in this video, but it all comes together like a strange gothic cult. Black […]

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Live-Action Movie Is Kind Of Creepy

Posted July 31, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

What would you do if you saw a walking, talking, sea sponge, starfish, crab and squid fighting an adult human on the beach? SpongeBob: The Movie brings the sea creatures of SpongeBob’s world into reality, and it is weird.Read more…

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Watch Vin Diesel Proclaim “I Am Groot” In A Variety Of Languages

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rob Bricken

When Guardians of the Galaxy is released in other countries, the other Guardians may be dubbed by other actors, but not Groot. This video shows Vin Diesel recording Groot’s lines — er, line — in several different languages for international releases. Want to know how to say “I am Groot” in Russian? Just watch.

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Stream ‘I Forgot to Be Your Lover’ by William Bell with the Stax Music Academy feat. Snoop Dogg

Posted July 31, 2014 by Noisey Staff

Stream ‘I Forgot to Be Your Lover’ by William Bell with the Stax Music Academy feat. Snoop Dogg

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Dead Wild Roses: GM – John Oliver – What Media *should* Be Doing.

Posted July 31, 2014 by The Arbourist

Corporate ‘responsibility’ is put on display in this fine segment from John Oliver.

 

 

Filed under: Media Tagged: Black Humour, GM, John Oliver, State of the Media

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The Directors and Star Explain the Heart and Soul of The Boxtrolls

Posted July 31, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

The Boxtrolls is rapidly becoming one of the best looking and funniest films of this year. But when we spoke to star Isaac Hempstead-Wright and directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, all insisted that the look and the humor was secondary to t…

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The top 5 dance parties in Toronto August 2014

Posted July 31, 2014 by Benjamin Boles

The top dance parties in Toronto in August will do their best to keep you outdoors. The city’s clubs in the summer can seem far less crowded than normal, partly because so many try to escape the city for cottages up north, but also because there are so…

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Deadmau5 takes Rob Ford for Purrari coffee run

Posted July 31, 2014 by Aubrey Jax

Mayor (he’s still the Mayor, how about that) Rob Ford went for a ride this week with Toronto EDM star Deadmau5, sans mouse mask, to grab drive thru coffee in the Deadmau5 Purrari (a Ferrari custom wrapped as a “Nyan Cat Car”).

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And Now, The Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer in LEGO

Posted July 31, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

We’re into the last push of promotion for Guardians of the Galaxy, and just when we thought there couldn’t be anymore, we have this: the LEGO trailer.Read more…

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This Video of Vin Diesel Singing ‘Stay With Me’ Is The Best Thing You’ll See All Day. Guaranteed.

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

There are certain things that we easily associate with Vin Diesel. Big muscles. Fast cars. Aviator sunglasses. Fighting. A shiny bald head. Beating the crap out of people. You know, the usual macho/tough guy type of stuff. But serenading a stranger with the most tortured ballad of the year? Hmm, not so much. Yet that’s […]

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OMG YOU GUYS: 5 Seconds Of Summer Are Going On Tour, Again!!

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

It may only be Wednesday, but 5 Seconds of Summer are already having, like, the best week EVER! First, the Aussie heartthrobs learned that their self-titled debut album topped the sales charts in both Canada and the U.S., selling over 259,000 copies in the U.S. and giving them the third-biggest Billboard chart debut of the […]

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Maroon 5 Find The One in Their New Song

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

You would think after getting married, Adam Levine would want to take a break and enjoy his new wife? Nope. Adam and his band Maroon 5 are eager to dominate the airwaves with their new song It Was Always You. The band continues with their electro-pop sound introduced in their other song Maps, by incorporating […]

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Lana Del Ray Has A Haunting White Wedding In Ultraviolence Video

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Just a couple of months after performing at the wedding of the year, Lana Del Rey has a stripped down wedding of her own in the new video for Ultraviolence. After teasing the video earlier this week, our favourite tortured songstress dropped the video for her album’s title track online today and it’s everything you […]

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A Second By Second Review of O-Town’s Skydive Music Video

Posted July 30, 2014 by Jessica F

O-Town week continues! Are we getting you all turnt up for the album release on Sunday? I’ll presume you are all saying, “Heck yes!” Their first music video in a billion years came out in and it shot to the top of the Much Countdown. Well not quite, but maybe soon. The video for the […]

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Pretty Little Liars Star Lucy Hale Learns to ‘Lie A Little Better’ In New Video

Posted July 30, 2014 by Allison

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has released the second single from her debut album The Road Between with her upbeat country track Lie A Little Better. The actress used the iconic Grand Old Opry as the backdrop for the performance video, which features Hale rocking out on stage and having fun with her band […]

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Books

Maclean’s bestsellers

Posted July 30, 2014 by macleans.ca

For the final week of July, as compiled by books editor Brian Bethune

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom get into a Brawl

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

In a lifetime there are a few fights that truly shake the world. Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II, Red Viper vs. the Mountain, and Peter Griffin vs. the chicken are just a few. But now there is a new fight that has everyone talking. It’s all about Bloom vs. […]

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The Madonna/Miley Collabo Is Happening, Probably

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Looks like the musical hook-up you’ve been waiting for (or possibly dreading) is finally happening. Let’s connect the Instagram dots, shall we. First, Madonna posted a pic of the lyrics to a new song that might be called Rebel Heart. More interesting than the actual lyrics is who she tagged (then un-tagged) in the post: […]

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Janelle Monae Starts Our Kind of Sorority in Electric Lady Video

Posted July 30, 2014 by Jessica F

Put down your physics textbook, grab your girlies and stock up on red cups because Janelle Monae is hosting a sorority party. Janelle dropped a video for her incredibly catchy song Electric Lady set at the chillest, pinkest party for her make believe sorority Electa Phi Betas. Or as her mom mistakenly calls them, the […]

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Kiesza Takes Her Performance To The Streets On Kimmel

Posted July 30, 2014 by Melody

Kiesza is clearly a pro at performing on the streets by now, as seen in her hit music video for Hideaway and her latest performance on the Late Show With Letterman. Now watch again as she performs her popular song on the streets of L.A. on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Starting off her performance by getting […]

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Wiz Khalifa Brings His Musical Influence To Toronto

Posted July 30, 2014 by Melody

Rapper Wiz Khalifa brought his Under The Influence Of Music Tour to Toronto last night and we were there to capture it all for you! Joined by a long list of tour mates, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign and Rich Homie Quan, Khalifa closed the show with an amazing headlining set filled with influences of all […]

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Watch Lana Del Rey’s New Music Video, ‘Ultraviolence’

Posted July 30, 2014 by Noisey Staff

Watch Lana Del Rey’s New Music Video, ‘Ultraviolence’

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Books

Ikea provides an Allen key–to literature

Posted July 30, 2014 by Brian Bethune

The Swedish giant doesn’t just do affordable furniture, it’s also inspired a horror novel, a French bestseller and a museum

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Movie Trailer: THE MAZE RUNNER

Posted July 30, 2014 by Nicola Gossips

TEEN WOLF is my guilty pleasure and my favourite character on the show is “Stiles”. . . don’t judge. Well Stiles, aka Dylan O’Brien, is on the come up. Have a look at the movie trailer for upcoming feature film THE MAZE RUNNER. The premise:

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Entertainment

Rock Out At The Ontario Science Centre!

Posted July 30, 2014 by Sonya

Get ready to rock out at The Science of Rock ’N’ Roll, the latest feature exhibit now at the Ontario Science Centre. This is where the art and science of music converge! Experience how advances in science and technology have […]

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Amazing Race Canada recap: The claws come out in Macau

Posted July 30, 2014 by Sonya Bell

The hockey golden girls–Olympians Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson–are starting to draw heat as the show’s world tour continues

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Celebrities

12 Monkeys in #Toronto

Posted July 29, 2014 by James Hamilton

Amanda Schull films on Bay Street with Rick Hoffman during production of the new series 12 Monkeys. The movie stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire and Noah Bean.Based on the 1995 movie of the same name, which starred Brad …

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Calgary

Theatre Review: Wicked

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Can you believe I had never seen Wicked!? It is one of the most beloved Broadway shows…ever, and I had never seen it. I don’t think I ever made it a grade A priority because I was never fully sold on the Wizard of Oz. Dorthy annoyed me and the premis…

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DMX loses his mind on a Ride – REMIX NEEDED!

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Ummmm, the internet needs to make a remix of this – like, yesterday.DMX was in Florida on a sling shot ride and this video is just…well, DMX. Ha ha.XOXOJes…

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Why Native Headdresses No Longer Belong at Music Festivals

Posted July 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Why Native Headdresses No Longer Belong at Music Festivals

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New Editing and Media Updates Are Here

Posted July 29, 2014 by Anonymous

From a new grid look in your Media Library to a streamlined Post Editor, the latest updates to your WordPress.com site will make creating and publishing even easier.

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Calgary

All Hail HYDRA: the Calgary Folk Fest stand out

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Every July a very random group of Calgarians come together on an Island in the inner city to listen to music, eat from food trucks and hang out in my favorite spot – the beer gardens. Obviously I am talking about the Calgary Folk Festival!This year the…

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Copyright

The Battle Over Tariff 8: What the Recording Industry Isn’t Saying About Canada’s Internet Streaming Royalties

Posted July 29, 2014 by Michael Geist

Over the past month, Music Canada, the lead lobby group for the Canadian recording industry, has launched a social media campaign criticizing a recent Copyright Board of Canada decision that set some of the fees for Internet music streaming companies such as Pandora. The long-overdue decision seemingly paves the way for new online music services to enter the Canadian market, yet the industry is furious about rates it claims are among the worst in the world.

The Federal Court of Appeal will review the decision, but the industry has managed to get many musicians and music labels worked up over rates it labels 10 percent of nothing. While the Copyright Board has more than its fair share of faults, a closer examination of the Internet music streaming decision suggests that this is not one of them.

The Music Canada claim, which is supported by Re:Sound (the copyright collective that was seeking a tariff or fee for music streaming), is that the Canadian rates are only 10 percent of the equivalent rate in the United States. That has led to suggestions that decision devalues music and imperils artists’ livelihood.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues the reality is far more complex.

The post The Battle Over Tariff 8: What the Recording Industry Isn’t Saying About Canada’s Internet Streaming Royalties appeared first on Michael Geist.

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Entertainment

Look What I Made! Free Summer Camp Experience With Apple

Posted July 29, 2014 by Sonya

When we started planning out our summer, the kids started thinking about what they enjoy doing and what camps they’d like to try out. Little one, who is 9 years old, enjoys cooking, video games, art and sports. Summer day […]

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