TREKKIN'...

July 27, 2016 – Star Trek doesn’t go beyond anything we’ve seen before, says Katherine Monk. The self-avowed Trekkie says she wanted to love the latest chapter of Captain Kirk and Spock’s exploits but the 3D glasses stole the saturated colours and the cheesy script from Simon Pegg cashed in on the camp without paying homage to the Star Trek raison d’etre: To boldly reflect on the old world we call home.

ABOVE THE FOLD

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Movie review: Jason Bourne, again

In this overstuffed action film Matt Damon returns as the spy with amnesia, although this time he remembers everything far too clearly — except when to stop 
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Star Trek Beyond falls Below the Bar

Movie review: Star Trek Beyond Justin Lin revs the Enterprise's perpetually over-heated engines but Star Trek Beyond orbits a familiar universe without reflection

Whatsa Masala? Chicken Tikka loses the sauce

Food Recipe: Chicken Tikka Indian cuisine knows how to handle the heat, and grilled chunks of ginger-marinated chicken bathed in a cool yogurt chutney makes a perfect summer treat By Louise Crosby As you will know if you like Asian food, Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular items on Indian restaurant menus, grilled chunks of meat that have ...

MOVIE REVIEWS

Captain Fantastic loses heart

Movie Review: Captain Fantastic In this eccentric family drama, Viggo Mortensen plays an aging hippie who is living off the grid and educating his brood of children in the wilderness 

POP CULTURE DECODER

Wine Pairings for your Failed New Year’s Resolutions

Pop Culture Decoder Choosing the right wine to toast your success at failure!  

FOOD

Whatsa Masala? Chicken Tikka loses the sauce

Food Recipe: Chicken Tikka Indian cuisine knows how to handle the heat, and grilled chunks of ginger-marinated chicken bathed in a cool yogurt chutney makes a perfect summer treat By Louise Crosby As you will know if you like Asian food, Chicken ...

THE SICK DAYS

Falling apart at The Citizen

The Sick Days: Part 21 - Hot and Bothered Moving from The Toronto Star to The Ottawa Citizen was supposed to reduce symptom-inducing stress, but once installed in the national newsroom, Shelley Page starts feeling like a lobster By Shelley ...
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