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'Birdman' soars with six Independent Spirit Awards nods

Los Angeles - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards today (Nov. 25) announced the nominations for its best of the year. "Birdman" leads the way with six nominations.

Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

Toronto - It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.

Op-Ed: SYGU Network and the music video revolution Special

Los Angeles - Music videos are plentiful online thanks to the digital distribution explosion that has positioned the the portable laptop,cell phone, and the tablet as a few of the high tech,convenient mechanisms for viewing content.

Microsoft in talks to buy Mojang for $2 billion

Reports have emerged that Microsoft may be deep in talks with game studio Mojang over a possible acquisition deal valued at $2 billion.

Review: Transformative 'Boyhood' transcends traditional film-making Special

I was fortunate enough to catch an advance screening of Richard Linklater’s film “Boyhood”, and I was thrilled to be one of the first people in Canada to see it before its nationwide release this Friday.

Tiger allegedly attacked Indian fishermen and carried off father

Kolkata - An Indian family was allegedly attacked by a tiger who carried off the elderly father. Tiger attacks are becoming somewhat common in India according to local and worldwide news.

Review: Divided Heaven sophomore album — 'Youngblood'

Divided Heaven released their second full-length album, 'Youngblood' on March 25th on Say-10 Records. After barely catching their breath from an April tour, they are leaving again on May 4th to share the album with the western U.S.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

Review: An idiosyncratic listening experience, combining rock and pop

Together for only a little over four years, the Monks of Mellonwah have catapulted quickly into success on a global scale.

Independent Spirit Awards: '12 Years a Slave' takes top prize

Santa Monica - Just how independent are The Independent Spirit Awards? This year, the winners reflect as much mainstream as the Oscars will be March 2. Or so it seems.

'12 Years a Slave' leads Independent Spirit nominations

The powerful slave drama "12 Years a Slave" leads all films as the Independent Spirit Award were announced today (Nov. 26). The film nabbed seven nominations.

Review: Out With Dad an original web series the whole family can watch Special

Toronto - "Out With Dad is an award winning webseries and is one of the many online short-form narrative productions that proudly calls Toronto home."

2012 Venice Film Festival changes focus looking for some respect

Venice - Film Festivals around the world seem to be battling each other for bigger stars and bigger movies but this year's Venice Film Festival, that opened August 29th, is turning its attention away from celebrity and back to the films.

Classical music fest isn't just for snobs Special

Toronto - The Toronto Summer Music Festival is growing in popularity amidst an ever-expanding roster of international and Canadian artists. It’s quickly becoming a summertime "must" for culture vultures interested in a myriad of musical expressions.

Mira Sorvino explores pain and redemption in Union Square Special

Toronto - Mira Sorvino won an Oscar for her portrayal of a ditzy but lovable hooker in Mighty Aphrodite. In Union Square (opening in Toronto this weekend), she plays a woman who tries to reconnect with her estranged sister.

An Interview With Co-Creators of The Web Series Seeking Simone Special

Co-creators Rosemary Rowe and Renee Olbert of the web series Seeking Simone spend some time talking the Internets, dating, Buffy and Emma Caufield.

Review: Rock-indie band The Employees – new album 'Unemployed' Special

Chicago - The Employees are a psychedelic-rock-indie band hailing from Chicago. Their latest album "Unemployed" is due for release in spring 2012.

British TV show Misfits voted 'Upstarts of the Year'

As part of the Independent's television review of the year, E4's "ASBO superhero" drama, Misfits, has been named "Upstarts of the Year".

The World Of Professional Wrestling-Before The Glamour

With movies like The Wrestler portraying the wrestling industry before the glamour and fame, just how accurate is the description?

The Future of Music

With the onslaught of downloadable music, and the apparent ignorance of music labels, is the music industry doomed?
 

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