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Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan among notable names to cameo as 'Nutcracker' cannon dolls

Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan among notable names to cameo as 'Nutcracker' cannon dolls

TORONTO — Canadian actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Olympic hockey players Sarah Nurse and Renata Fast are among the celebrities set to appear as cannon dolls in “The Nutcracker.
'Coyote' takes home best feature, best performance awards at Whistler Film Festival

'Coyote' takes home best feature, best performance awards at Whistler Film Festival

WHISTLER, B.C. — Montreal-educated filmmaker Katherine Jerkovic's movie "Coyote" was the big winner at the Whistler Film Festival.
'Wakanda Forever' is No. 1 for 4th straight weekend

'Wakanda Forever' is No. 1 for 4th straight weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” kept the box-office crown for the fourth straight weekend, and the comic holiday thriller “Violent Night” debuted with $13.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Fan buying famed ‘Goonies’ house in Oregon, listed for $1.7M

Fan buying famed ‘Goonies’ house in Oregon, listed for $1.7M

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Celebrities on the mental-health toll of fame in the social media age

Celebrities on the mental-health toll of fame in the social media age

TORONTO — It's that much harder for celebrities to escape the glare of the spotlight when social media has given them a direct line to the public's adoration — and acrimony.
Downey Jr. on making one last film with his dad in 'Sr.'

Downey Jr. on making one last film with his dad in 'Sr.'

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick Robert Downey Sr. His dad had other plans.
New York Film Critics Circle names ‘Tár’ best picture

New York Film Critics Circle names ‘Tár’ best picture

The New York Film Critics Circle has named “ Tár ” as its best picture of the year, with Todd Field’s contemporary drama about a renowned conductor and composer also nabbing best actress for Cate Blanchett’s leading performance .
Director Lindsay MacKay on the health scare that drew her to 'The Swearing Jar'

Director Lindsay MacKay on the health scare that drew her to 'The Swearing Jar'

TORONTO — Hollywood loves a comeback story. But filmmaker Lindsay MacKay is among the rare few who can say that they came back from death.
Review: Will Smith-led 'Emancipation' is an action thriller

Review: Will Smith-led 'Emancipation' is an action thriller

It comes as some relief that Antoine Fuqua's “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith as a runaway slave in Civil War-era Louisiana, is not, at least traditionally speaking, an Oscar movie.
Richard Wagamese's novel 'Ragged Company' secures film adaptation

Richard Wagamese's novel 'Ragged Company' secures film adaptation

WHISTLER, B.C. — Richard Wagamese's novel "Ragged Company" is being turned into a feature film. British Columbia-based Sea to Sky Entertainment and Grinding Halt Films say they have acquired the rights to adapt the book.