Toronto Film Fest brings best to Canada

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Jude Law, Leelee Sobieski, and Tommy Lee Jones

We expect trashy entertainment magazines and TV shows to dwell on the glitz and glamour that descends on Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

As gaudy as it is, we all gush over photos of celebs like George Clooney and Reese Witherspoon eating at our lunch spots, perusing our favourite vintage shops, frequenting our bars and breathing the same Canadian air. (read more)

Brit fizzles, JT sizzles, Rosie won't shut up

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Justine Timberlake

• As if her “comeback” to stardom hasn’t been embarrassing enough, Britney Spears opened the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. The unstable poptart sang the new single “Gimme More” in trademark hooker boots and a bedazzled bra and panty set. (read more)

Fergie and Dave Grohl fly solo

Soundtrack: artists in search of new sound

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Fergie

Sometimes a musician must step away from the band that made them famous and fly solo.

Whether artists claim they’re in search of greater creative expression or a different sound " or in most cases, the allure of increased fame and money " not all solo projects are successful. (read more)

On Disc: Various Artists

Album: Mashed!

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Mashed! by Various Artists

Various Artists
Mashed!
Toshiba/EMI

3 stars

Mashed! is 10 tracks of popular radio-friendly songs remixed with popular dance anthems. (read more)

On Disc: jDIGGZ

Album: Memoirs of a Playbwoy

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Memoirs of a Playbwoy by jDIGGZ

jDIGGZ
Memoirs of a Playbwoy
Maxamus Entertainment

3 stars

Toronto rapper jDIGGZ’s debut Memoirs of a Playbwoy is almost memorable. (read more)

On Disc: Every Time I Die

Album: The Big Dirty

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

The Big Dirty by Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die
The Big Dirty
Ferret Music

3.5 stars

When Every Time I Die assured Alternative Press its next album would be heavier than Gutter Phenomenon, it’s likely that its fans were excited for another Hot Damn! or Last Night in Town. (read more)

On Disc: The Cinematics

Album: A Strange Education

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

A Strange Education by The Cinematics

The Cinematics
A Strange Education
TVT Records

3 stars

Imagine being trapped in a room in which Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is being butchered by a group of uninspired mouth-breathers. (read more)

On Disc: Korn

Album: Untitled

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Untitled by Korn

Korn
Untitled
Virgin

2.5 stars

Korn’s eighth album is a reminder of everything the band used to be. (read more)

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