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MALIN

YOU HAD US AT HALLÅ. Actress Malin Åkerman has never been one to settle for the easy way out – and it’s paying off in a big way. Whenever Canadians chat matter-of-factly about pop culture, there’s one topic that’s bound ...

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Smells Like TIFF Spirit

TIFF ’09: The year of Oprah worship, celebrity photo etiquette and Tom Ford’s cinematic home run Stalkers stalked. Photogs snapped. Girls shrieked. Publicists rolled their eyes. And the stars casually smiled back, for the most part (Colin Farrell still in dire ...

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The Year of Bana

Australia’s “next big thing” keeps his head on straight and his heart Down Under “Show business is the worst joke of a psychological experiment,” Eric Bana says, perhaps revealing why he lives 8,000 miles from Los Angeles in his hometown of ...

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Kitsch Factor

Canada’s hottest export moves from high school football to the big leagues with X-Men Origins: ...

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The New Side of Cera

Hollywood’s humblest Canadian lashes out in Youth in Revolt Last summer was a busy one for Michael Cera. The Brampton, Ontario, native topped the bills of two theatrical releases that were as different as night and day. One was the Harold ...

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STAR APPEAL

This summer, Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation will rocket Anton Yelchin from indie actor to megastar. Talk about an enterprising actor. Anton Yelchin’s mission is to boldly go from indie poster boy to sci-fi saviour at wa...

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THE CULT OF QUENTIN

TARANTINO IS BACK AND HE’S BROUGHT NAZIS WITH HIM. There are lots of people out there who could easily order a quarter-pounder with cheese in a Parisian McDonald’s, requesting it by its local name – a ...

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METHOD MAN - DENZEL WASHINGTON

METHOD ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON SCALES LIFE DOWN FOR HIS ROLE IN PELHAM 1 2 3 Denzel Washington as an undervalued drone? Now that’s a stretch. Sure, the actor has proven he’s a versatility machine by ...

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KEEPING HIS COOl

X-MEN STAR SHAWN ASHMORE PLAYS A DIFFERENT KIND OF HERO IN BLOODLETTING & MIRACULOUS CURES Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore has made a name for himself in Hollywood playing Bobby “Iceman” Drake, a teenage hero coming to terms with ...

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GETTING TO KNOW JACK

The screen icon takes the role of Jack Kevorkian in a new HBO movie Movie legend Al Pacino is tackling a notorious legend. Well, maybe that’s not quite the way to put it. Dr. Jack Kevorkian, known ...

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INDEPENDENT WOMAN

CANADA’S PREEMINENT SWEETHEART SARAH POLLEY DOESN’T PLAY THE TINSELTOWN GAME. Ask any Canadian film scholar to jot down a list of homegrown film conven­tions, and they’ll probably mention family angst, cerebral iden­tity quests, sexual dysfunctions, outsider-type protagonists, barren landscapes and offbeat ...

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GEORGE A. ROMERO

TALES OF THE DEAD. At first glance, the title of George A. Romero’s latest zombie film seems like a joke. Not only is Survival of the Dead a contradiction in terms, but it’s also a sly ...