A Thinner, Lighter iPhone

Cynthia Cheng The iPhone 4.0 has been announced. The new device, which is 24% thinner than the 3GS, has a retina display, which increases pixel density (four times as many at 326 ppi).  This means that images will be sharper compared with the current iPhone.  Also, battery life will be much better – an increase […]

SATC’s Universal Theme of Friendship (and Fab Fashion, Too)

Cynthia Cheng Sex and the City 2 opens in theatres across North America this Thursday.  While there are plenty of women who are looking forward to dressing up to the nines to see this movie with their best girlfriends, there are also those who are going to abstain.  Many women find the movie not only […]

Most Not Happy With In Memoriam Segment at the Oscars

There’s no surprise here.  41.7% of you thought the biggest faux pas at this year’s Oscars was leaving out Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett.  No excuse coming from the Academy will be good enough.  A quarter of you (25% exactly), thought Elinor “Lady Kanye” Burkett was worse.  8.3% of you thought that there should have […]

Immigration and Integration: The New Canada

Cynthia Cheng According to a recent Globe and Mail article, Canada’s visible minority population is set to double in the next twenty years.  This is not only due to increased immigration, but also because some cultures tend to have more children than others.  However, it’s very interesting that some commentors automatically assume that any recent arrival […]

Kathryn Bigelow: Queen of the World

Cynthia Cheng Kathryn Bigelow has made history by being the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing.  Winning for her film, The Hurt Locker, a film about soliders who disarm bombs in Iraq, she beat James Cameron (her ex-husband), who had been a favourite for the award up until a few weeks ago.  […]

10 Best Pic Nods = Too Many Nominees

More than half of our participants (at 58.3%) believed that there were way too many nominees for Best Picture this year.  Some of you (at 25%), believed that the Academy should split the best film nominations into two categories, similar to the Golden Globes.  There were also readers who felt that 10 was way too […]

February 14: What Will YOU Be Doing?

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Oscar Surprises? Not Really

It doesn’t look like there are that many surprises this year. Acting nominations include: Meryl Streep (Best Actress), George Clooney (Best Actor), Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress), Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress).  For directing, it is no surprise to all of us that James Cameron was nominated for Best Director.  Others on the list include: Jason Reitman (Up in […]

Oscar Poll: 10 Best Pic Nominees Too Many?

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Culture Clashes with Parents and the Media

Movies have been dealing with culture clashes between immigrant parents and their new country raised children.  The first talking picture, The Jazz Singer dealt with this very topic – a son of a Jewish cantor who wished to perform jazz.  Several decades later, we got Bend it like Beckham and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  […]