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From Canada With Love

Baroness von Sketch Show premieres this summer.

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Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen Celebrate Canada Day

While Canadian Seth Rogen should be the winner, Sarah Silverman may have bested him.

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Meet the cast of Bullet in the Face: Max Williams

Bullet in the Face is coming to IFC this Thursday at 10/9c. Before the dazzling debut of our viciously funny and brutally violent show, we thought we’d take a moment to introduce you to its star: Max Williams. While Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts play the dueling crime lords, Max plays Gunter Vogler, the man […]

Marvel’s “The Wolverine” to begin shooting in Vancouver this November (photo)

Marvel’s “The Wolverine” to begin shooting in Vancouver this November

Attention Canada: Wolverine is heading back to his hometown. You have been warned. That’s the news according to the Vancouver Sun, which is reporting that Hugh Jackman and the rest of the team responsible for “The Wolverine” will be traveling to Vancouver in November to begin shooting the sequel to “X-Men Origins: The Wolverine.” Filming […]

Canada’s Polaris announces Short List, America continues to ignore its fringes (photo)

Canada’s Polaris announces Short List, America continues to ignore its fringes

Yesterday afternoon, Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham and CBC DJ Grant Lawrence announced the 10 albums that comprise the Short List for this year’s Polaris Music Prize, the Canadian award that honors the country’s best annual album without regard for sales or popularity. Past winners include, of course, Fucked Up, Caribou and Final Fantasy’s extravagant […]

Canadian Punks Liken Jesus To Turd On Album Underwritten By Their Government (photo)

Canadian Punks Liken Jesus To Turd On Album Underwritten By Their Government

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new conservative cabinet was sworn in yesterday and minister James Moore’s first order of business was addressing offensive material in an album by the band, Living with Lions, even calling up the CEO of the company that financed the record. In the Us that would be a silly thing to […]

Polaris Music Prize short list. (photo)

Polaris Music Prize short list.

You may recall, last year’s Polaris prize winner was Fucked Up. The short list is out and there are some good bands on it, a few I’ve not come across, and Tegan And Sara. It’s hard to believe they’re even real. Once they were just two identical twin lesbian tweens on a poster we made […]

Move over Canada, New York Street is back. (photo)

Move over Canada, New York Street is back.

It’s not that Canada isn’t a real place. It’s just that when it pops up on-screen, it frequently isn’t “Canada”: it’s a stand in for some generic American big city, being filmed in for tax purposes. Toronto is where Harold and Kumar began their trek to White Castle and Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey played […]

Polaris prize winner Fucked Up (and your guide to Canadian indie) (photo)

Polaris prize winner Fucked Up (and your guide to Canadian indie)

The fourth annual Polaris prize was just awarded at a Masonic Temple in Toronto, Canada. It’s a good prize, chosen by a jury of journalists, bloggers, broadcasters and others involved in the Canadian music world, but no one with “a direct financial relationship to the music or its creators is allowed.” It’s a by the […]

“Chloe” and Canadians (photo)

“Chloe” and Canadians

The Toronto International Film Festival starts next Thursday! September 10! Who’s excited? Well, you should be: even if you (like me) can’t attend, Toronto unveils much of what devoted filmgoers can look forward to over the next half-year or so. I’ll be keeping an eye on the festival’s high-profile premieres (and perhaps even more so […]