Tom Cruise Slams Anesthesia as Pseudo-Science

Just days after calling psychiatry a fraud, Hollywood superstar and Church of Scientology devotee Tom Cruise is now declaring war on another sacred cow of the medical world. In an exclusive interview on Access Hollywood, the star of the upcoming surefire blockbuster “War of the Worlds” blasted the use of anesthesia, labeling the sedation of […]

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Fevered Garage-Building

It’s been a little while in between postings, but for the past week, I’ve been fighting this (as yet) unknown virus. It hit me pretty hard, all at once, two Sundays ago. We were working on waterproofing the garage, and while I was cleaning up, I was struck with the shakes. I was running a […]

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Ontario bill ends censoring of films

Ontario’s film reviewers are putting away their “censored” stamp for good after the provincial government passed a bill that will end the practice. Only films that are found to breach the Criminal Code will be banned from the province following a court ruling last year that found Ontario censorship laws flawed. Films will now simply […]

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Swiss bank accounts: myth vs. reality

Ever wanted a Swiss bank account? In David Mamet’s 1997 movie The Spanish Prisoner, a con man played by Steve Martin establishes a numbered Swiss bank account with a few keystrokes on a laptop computer in New York. The new account belongs not to him but to his flattered victim. “All of 15 Swiss francs […]

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CBC attempts record for deepest live radio broadcast

A Canadian record for the world’s deepest live radio broadcast may soon appear in the Guinness World Records book. The necessary documentation has been sent to a Guinness adjudicator in London after CBC Sudbury completed a live broadcast from more than two kilometres underground Tuesday. Points North, CBC Sudbury’s afternoon radio show, broadcast from Inco’s […]

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Renowned Producer Ismail Merchant Dies

We are saddened to report that Indian born filmmaker Ismail Merchant has died in a London hospital after a brief illness. Born December 1936 in Mumbai, Merchant was educated in the United States, graduating from New York University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. From here he was drawn towards the world of filmmaking, […]

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American treatment of prisoners assailed

Amnesty International said Wednesday that the United States’ treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib had emboldened abusive regimes and weakened human rights around the world. The group’s annual report, “The State of the World’s Human Rights,” provides a harshly worded critique of U.S. conduct toward its prisoners alongside accounts of oppression in […]

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Cannes festival dashes Canadian hopes

David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, a taut psychological thriller starring Viggo Mortensen as a small-town family man who may have a criminal past, had been considered Canada’s best hope for a prize. Though many were surprised the film did not win any awards, Cronenberg, who served as jury president in 1999, made it clear […]

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List of movies generating losses

Financial success is the primary reason that studios make movies. However not all films are guaranteed to be successful. A good indication of the success of a film is to look at the budget of the movie and then see what the gross income of that film was. Studios expect that a film’s “domestic” (which […]

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PHALLIC LOGO AWARDS

The game designers across the nation are playing is; can they design a logo and get it approved without the client realising it’s a big spurting penis? We asked our readers to send in the best cock logos from around the world for our team of experts to evaluate. Now we present to you the […]

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