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Joe Flaherty, beloved ‘SCTV’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ star, dead at 82

Comedian Joe Flaherty, a founding member of the Canadian sketch series SCTV, has died at the age of 82. His daughter confirmed to the Canadian Press he died Monday following a brief illness. Flaherty first made his mark on the comedy scene while at SCTV, playing characters like Count Floyd, …

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‘Like a cartel:’ Shootings point to turf war over rights to screen South Indian films

The day Thomas Shajan was expecting to see a South Indian action epic at a theatre in British Columbia, a spate of shootings thousands of kilometres away disrupted his plans. Shajan, a self-described South Indian film fanatic, said he had been waiting months to see Malaikottai Vaaliban, a blockbuster Malayalam-language …

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The science and controversy behind Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ – National

Netflix’s 3 Body Problem has sparked fascination and controversy. Based on the 2008 novel by Liu Cixin and brought to the small screen by Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the series tells the story of an impending alien invasion of Earth. The show portrays some science …

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‘I enjoy being the first’: Maestro Fresh Wes doesn’t mind breaking hip-hop barriers

Some moments in a career of “firsts” achieved by rapper Maestro Fresh Wes seem bigger than him, and next Sunday is certainly one of them. That’s when the Canadian star officially becomes the first hip-hop artist inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards. His name …

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Broadcast veteran looks back at career ahead of new radio show for Ontario listeners

His listeners know him as ‘Mr. D’, but to his close friends and family, he is simply Damian. Damian Rickards, who is launching a new show on Corus Radio for Ontario listeners Monday, has been in the broadcasting business for more than 20 years, working at stations in Toronto, Kitchener, …

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‘We’re ready to tell our stories’: Manitoba actress feels represented in new Marvel series – Winnipeg

She may be appearing in millions of homes worldwide in her role in a Marvel Cinematic Universe miniseries, but Katarina Ziervogel says there were a lot of barriers to cross before she could see herself represented onscreen. Ziervogel, a member of Sagkeeng First Nation, plays the role of Taloa in …

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Just for Laughs cancels Montreal comedy festival, seeks creditor protection

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 5, 2024 10:34 am Updated March 5, 2024 10:46 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Montreal company that operates the Just for Laughs comedy festival has cancelled this year’s edition as it seeks to avoid bankruptcy. Groupe Juste pour rire …

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Vincent René-Lortie nearly quit filmmaking. Now the Montreal director is going to the Oscars – Montreal

Before receiving an Oscar nod for his debut narrative short film, Vincent René-Lortie was ready to quit filmmaking. “It was a hard time for me. We just got out of the pandemic, and I wasn’t making any money,” says the Montreal-born director on a video call from Los Angeles. “I …

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Man’s dying wish was to see Dune. Film’s director made that happen months before its release

A palliative care patient’s end-of-life wish was to see the second installment of filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s Dune before he passed. The Quebec filmmaker and his team rushed to make it happen almost two months before the film’s premiere and just days before the man died. It began in early January when …

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‘What I love to do’: Meet Ruby Chopstix, Manitoba’s first drag artist-in-residence – Winnipeg

Ruby Chopstix’s rise to Winnipeg stardom literally started from the bottom. Deep in the bowels of a local theatre basement, Chopstix made her debut as a drag queen in front of a small crowd that had gathered to watch a local talent show. Without so much as a smear of makeup, Chopstix’s …

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