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World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

Paris - Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against the effects of climate change or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission warned Tuesday.Spending $1.

Review: ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ rides on a stellar performance Special

‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ features a standout performance by Cate Blanchett as she plays a woman with a unique and sometimes contrary view of the world, answering what turns out to be a metaphorical question.

Review: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ is limited by age, not scares Special

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ integrates tales from the young adult book into a chilling, overarching ghost story that is still aimed at adolescent audiences.

Climate crisis may be behind the rise of superbug C. auris

The climate crisis may be to blame for the mysterious spread of a multidrug-resistant superbug, Candida auris, according to a study published Tuesday.

Expert panel identifies Canada's top climate change risks

Ottawa - An expert panel has identified Canada's top climate change risks and determined that many costs and damages could be avoided with prompt and thoughtful adaptation.

Review: ‘Aladdin’ is a magical ride through a familiar world Special

‘Aladdin’ is an enjoyable adaptation of the classic animated feature that makes minor improvements while remaining faithful to the original material.

Review: ‘Hellboy’ gives new meaning to ‘big red’ Special

The latest ‘Hellboy’ takes a different approach to the narrative that fans of the original may not enjoy as much, but it stands on its own fairly well.

Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ comes into her own via the awesome FX Special

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is about a heroine in a futuristic city that didn’t realize it needed saving until she took down the worst perpetrators and mastered their main sport.

Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is an impassioned & significant film Special

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is a beautiful film that blends authenticity, anguish and adoration in a narrative that’s incredibly touching and important.

Review: ‘Mortal Engines’ steamrolls audiences with its banality Special

‘Mortal Engines’ squanders away its potential by getting caught up in the minutiae of a story that would’ve played better without the trivial details.

Review: ‘The Wife’ will not play second-fiddle to anyone ever again Special

‘The Wife’ is the story of a frustrated spouse who finally snaps under the weight of her husband receiving the ultimate recognition, played perfectly by Glenn Close.

Review: ‘The House with a Clock’ will start new generation of horror fans Special

‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ is a spine-tingling, magical fantasy that allows a strange boy to find his place in the world.

Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a funny escapist comedy Special

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a hilarious and occasionally touching rom-com that features a ground-breaking cast with a collective experience.

Rising seas to cost the world $14 trillion annually by 2100

In 80 years the rising seas’ cost could be $14 trillion a year globally, with the oceans possibly nearing two meters (6.5 feet) above their present levels, according to new research.

Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is the film version you didn’t know you’d like Special

‘Ready Player One’ is not an exact adaptation, but it is an incredibly enjoyable movie that understands what fans loved about the book.

Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ gets somewhat lost in the folds Special

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is an ambitious adaptation that wields an impressive cast and delightful imagery, but falls somewhat short in the storytelling department.

Review: ‘The Dark Tower’ is on another path Special

‘The Dark Tower’ movie is the remix version of Stephen King’s series, which is a passable action movie but is far from anything that could be considered an adaptation.

Cats adopted humans, according to new study

Leuven - New research looking at the genomes of cats has come up with something interesting: the domestic cats of today are genetically equivalent to ancient cats. Cats did not genetically adapt to become domesticated, they chose to.

Review: ‘Captain Underpants’ wears a cape of silliness Special

‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ is a fun picture that lets kids’ imaginations run wild with possibilities… and occasional toilet humour.

‘In This Corner of the World’ trailer blends war & natural beauty Special

‘In This Corner of the World’ is a crowdfunded animated adaptation by a Studio Ghibli alumnus, which follows a young woman trying to make the best of things during WWII in Hiroshima.

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ makes the fairy tale a reality Special

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a faithful adaptation of the animated film that captures its magic via the spectacular visuals and memorable songs.

Review: ‘Inferno’ barely heats up the screen Special

‘Inferno’ is the third installment in the Robert Langdon film series, taking the scholar back to Italy but leaving his faculties elsewhere.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘The Exception’ should be the rule in historical drama Special

‘The Exception’ is an incredibly engaging adaptation starring Christopher Plummer in a fictional account of the German Kaiser’s exile and re-acquaintance with the reigning powers during WWII.

Review: ‘High-Rise’ is a spectacular failed social experiment Special

‘High-Rise’ is an extremely stylized depiction of a total breakdown of society within the confines of a tower block that harkens back to dystopian pictures of the ‘70s.

Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ is a remake with stunning purpose Special

This live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book’ is a stunning adaptation that captures audience’s imaginations with a compelling story and engaging, albeit mostly CG, characters.

Review: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ focuses on one conventional tone Special

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is an almost effortless improvement on the book in some respects, but in others it completely misses the mark.

Chinook salmon in danger of being wiped out

A new climate change study conducted by the University of British Columbia scientists does not bode well for the West Coast's Chinook Salmon stocks. The question of the salmon's ability to adapt to warming waters was the basis of the study.

Review: ‘Gemma Bovery’ is an unremarkable affair Special

‘Gemma Bovery’ is a reworking of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” in which a woman’s behaviour imitates the title character’s as a curious neighbour scrutinizes her activities.

Developing world may need annual $500 bn for climate by 2050: UN

- Developing countries may need up to $500 billion per year by 2050 to adapt to the ravages of climate change, dwarfing previous estimates, a UN report said.

Op-Ed: Climate change will be solved by cities, not governments

More than half of the world's 7.2 billion people live in cities, and people living in cities are responsible for half of all greenhouse gas emissions. But tackling the challenge of these emissions is going to be done at the city level, and not by nations.
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Toronto  Canada is a leader in reducing emissions and adopting actions that  minimize or prevent the...
Toronto, Canada is a leader in reducing emissions and adopting actions that minimize or prevent the negative impacts of climate change.
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Tye Sheridan stars in 'Ready Player One'
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Soulpepper Ensemble Creation members Ins Choi (L) and Mike Ross (R) in a scene from the stage adaptation of Alligator Pie, on now at the Young Centre.
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