It's been confirmed by HBO that the man who played Tony Soprano has died.
James Gandolfini was in Italy when he was said to have suffered a fatal heart attack. A brief report posted earlier at Deadline.com claimed he was felled by a stroke. He was 51 years old.
Gandolfini was most recently seen in the films The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Zero Dark Thirty, although his role as a depressed, alcoholic hitman in the Brad Pitt vehicle Killing Them Softly, released in late 2012, proved to be one of his most affecting performances. Which is saying something.
From Mean Streets to Goodfellas, Casino and now The Wolf of Wall Street—nobody does the totally wired, sprawling crime and redemption opera with giddy, smartass voice-over quite like Martin Scorsese.
The trailer for the new film, which reunites the director with Leonardo DiCaprio for their fourth movie together, was released yesterday.
Those of us who blinked through 2011’s Hugo waiting in vain for somebody’s head to be put in a vice will cheer, especially when DiCaprio—as real life Gordon Gekko turned reluctant FBI snitch Jordan Belfort—appears to throw his butler over the side of a building. Like they do on Wall Street.
The film, based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name, hits theatres in November.
Although the third season of Game of Thrones might be over and the fourth season isn’t scheduled to hit the airwaves until 2014, fans can still get a taste of Westeros with Brewery Ommegang’s newest brew.
The brewery's Take the Black Stout, second in their series of beers designed around the hit HBO program, is inspired by the Night's Watch and will appear on discerning liquor-store shelves later this year.
The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present the return of Best of Hot Docs, a weekend of documentary screenings at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) from Friday to Sunday (June 21 to 23).
A gay Conan viewer named David attempted to find a mistake on O'Brien's show in a segment called "Fan Corrections".
But how can O'Brien ever be wrong when he's got George Facebook Royalty Takei on his side?
Besides, as soon as someone calls out "heterophobia", you know it's game over.
Ready to part with your prized possession for money? Even your family heirlooms?
The CBC will be launching a new reality TV series from the producers of Dragons' Den to air in January 2014.
In Four Rooms, Canadians will present their items to one of four buyers, in one of the four rooms. Whether it's fine art or furniture, the shrewd buyers won't hold back from doing whatever it takes to go after valuable, unique, and highly valued possessions.
If a buyer makes an offer, the prospective seller will have to decide between accepting the deal, or moving on to the next buyer in the next room. But once a seller walks out of the room though, the deal is forever gone.
Think you can handle the pressure?
The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit the Internet today, and I must say, it looks like an epic ride.
The film, due out on December 13, is the sequel to last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the sequel, the second part of a planned trilogy, the adventuring party made up of dwarves, a wizard, and one bumbling hobbit has escaped the Misty Mountains and its horde of sunlight-deprived goblins.
A B.C. chef has done it again. Matthew Stowe of Cloverdale won Top Chef Canada season 3, following in the footsteps of season 1 winner Dale MacKay and season 2 runner-up Trevor Bird. At the end of tonight's (June 10) finale episode on Food Network Canada, Stowe beat out Quebec's Danny Smiles to take the top prize.
When the 2013 Miss World competition takes place in Bali in September, don’t expect to see young women parading the stage in skimpy bikinis. Instead, organizers announced last week that contestants will wear long, modest sarongs following protests by Muslim groups in Indonesia.
Naturally, Donald Trump—who owns the Miss Universe pageant, which may be sensing an increased competition for ratings—had something to say about it, and of course, he’s pro-bikini.