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Review: No easy solutions in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an action-packed sequel; a fantastical comedy grounded in reality; that latest chapter in small-town crime sprees; a revival that took more than two decades; and the story of how vampires tried to end humanity.

Review: Inner strength and determination permeate this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the return of a cult movie legend; one of the year’s best comedies; the reimagining of an epic story; the feature debut of a rising director; and an unbelievable underdog tale.

The Strain continues to spread its vampiric virus in Season 2 Special

Although the second season of Guillermo del Toro's hit series, about a team of vampire hunters battling The Master and his plans to infect mankind with a viral strain of vampirism, doesn't return until this summer, here's a quick peek at what's to come.

Review: 'The Strain' ends decently after an uneven season Special

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD There was no doubt that 'The Strain,' originally a book series by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, would lend itself to screens. However, this first season proves that there's plenty of work to do.

Kevin Durand practices the Fet art of extermination on The Strain Special

According to the Canadian actor, if there's one man you’d want to have by your side during a vampire apocalypse it would be his vermin-killing character on the hit series. It’s a dirty job, but it’s one he and his Ukrainian alter-ego more than enjoy

Launching a new classical season with flash and fury Special

Toronto - Who says classical music isn't exciting? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its latest season in fine style this week, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell providing characteristic fire and drama.

Sean Astin succumbs to the infectivity of 'The Strain' Special

Portraying one of the CDC scientists battling the contagious vampire virus in Guillermo del Toro's menacing cable series, 'The Strain,' Astin has endured his fair share of thrills and chills. The former Hobbit says he's loved every bloody moment of it.

Guillermo del Toro spreads the infectious secrets of 'The Strain' Special

The visionary Mexican filmmaker behind FX Network's 'The Strain' — a unique, chilling examination of vampirism as a contagion — discusses its evolution from a bestselling trilogy of novels to a massive hit cable series.

Review: 'The Strain' needs a bit more bite Special

Based on the horror-novel trilogy, Guillermo del Toro has brought the modern vampire saga to the small screen. While these vampires are more fun to watch, the series hasn't quite sunk its teeth in yet.
 

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Corey Stoll in a scene from 'The Strain'
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Guillermo del Toro and executive producer/showrunner/writer Carlton Cuse at a fan event for 'The Strain'
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The Master  as he first appears  in  The Strain
The Master, as he first appears, in 'The Strain'
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David Bradley portrays Abraham Setrakian in 'The Strain'
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Jim Kent (Sean Astin) and Thomas Eichhorst (Richard Samuel) in 'The Strain'
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Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand) battles a strigoi in a scene from 'The Strain'
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Sean Astin as Jim Kent in 'The Strain'
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Mia Maestro, Corey Stoll and Sean Astin in a scene from 'The Strain'
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Eph (Corey Stall) and Vasilly (Kevin Durand) battle the strigoi in a scene from Episode 8, "Creatures Of The Night," of 'The Strain'
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The Master in 'The Strain'
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Screencap from the trailer for 'The Strain' on FX
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Writer/director Guillermo del Toro joins one of his creatures on the set of the hit FX series 'The Strain'
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Ruta Gedmintas portrays Dutch on 'The Strain'
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Sean Astin portrays Jim Kent in Guillermo del Toro's FX cable series 'The Strain'
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Kevin Durand portrays expert exterminator Vasiliy Fet on 'The Strain'
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"The Strain'
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Sean Astin in a scene from Season 5 of '24'
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Kevin Durand is Vasiliy Fet on 'The Strain'
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Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee in 'The Lord Of The Rings'
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The Master from Season One of The Strain.
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