Entertainment Today for Saturday, Aug. 6
Gig City rounds up the biggest entertainment headlines twice daily.
Five other heartstoppers to try after surviving the doughnut cheeseburger – National Post (blog) [New Window]
The Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto on Aug. 19, unleashing the annual smorgasbord of unique treats on adventerous palates. This year, the CNE will add the doughnut cheeseburger to its roster, a traditional beef patty with all the fixings ..
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:22:56
Review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ delivers [New Window]
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you mix a sentient gorilla with a helicopter, look no further! This and many other questions are answered during the course of Rupert Wyatt’s compelling and invigorating “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:21:56
Amy Winehouse’s home to house her foundation [New Window]
Amy Winehouse’s parents plan to convert her London home into the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity organization to to help children in need, say reports.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:14:40
Whoa! Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction [New Window]
From leopard-print get-ups to wild and off-the-wall wigs, Nicki Minaj gets attention for her style as often as her stage presence.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:08:12
Promoter: Despite delay, acts are signed for Jackson tribute [New Window]
Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert, supported by the late pop star’s mother and four siblings, promise they will announce “an incredible line-up very soon” that will include “some of the greatest names in music.”
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 15:11:46
Miranda July creates her own world in ‘The Future’ – San Francisco Chronicle [New Window]
“The Future” focuses on a Los Angeles couple in their 30s who adopt a stray cat that changes their lives. If Woody Allen takes the time to look behind him, …
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:28:11
Obsessions: I’m a ’90s revivalist [New Window]
This statement is going to infuriate the anti-nostalgic: I think I might be a ’90s revivalist. Consider the past few weeks’ activity.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:23:32
Ryan O’Neal: My son never recovered from Farrah’s death [New Window]
For Ryan O’Neal, it was a sadly familiar scene: his son Redmond standing before a judge expressing exasperation over Redmond’s latest drug-related troubles with the law.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:48:42
Review: ‘Whistleblower’ tells it like it is [New Window]
“The Whistleblower” is a movie based on the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a name that might conceivably become as well-known as Erin Brockovich if this gritty, hard-hitting and rather earnest movie can make itself heard over the din of the summer blockbusters.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:39:23
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:09:38
Film Review: El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2.5 stars) – National Post [New Window]
The first time you watch Ferran Adria really eat in Gereon Wetzel’s documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, he doesn’t seem to savour so much as scarf: Bite after bite are spooned, lifted and consumed, with little pause between morsels and no …
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:01:07
Review: ‘The Change-Up’ not great [New Window]
For a comedy like “The Change-Up” — which is to say, a comedy with a message about as deep as a bowl of beer nuts — familiarity with Shakespeare’s disguise plays and Aesop’s Fables isn’t a prerequisite for getting the picture.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:43:43
Film Review: Viva Riva! (3 stars) – National Post [New Window]
A lot of guns-and-gangsters movies are set among the downtrodden of society’s underbelly. But what happens when the society is mostly underbelly, and everyone’s just a footfall away from being trod upon? Such is the case with this first feature from …
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:01:33
‘Daily Show’s’John Oliver: America’s doomed [New Window]
John Oliver says America might be doomed. The “Daily Show” correspondent talks about the plight of America’s finances.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 08:32:43