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No charge for using Taser on boy The RCMP officers who stunned an 11-year-old boy with a Taser in the North won’t face charges, but the outside police force that conducted the investigation won’t reveal the most basic details about what happened. The child was shocked with the stun gun in April after several Mounties responded to a stabbing at a group home in Prince George. The boy is believed to be the youngest person ever to be stunned with a police Taser in Canada. But an outside investigation by the West Vancouver Police Department has done little to address the controversy, other than to conclude the officers involved didn’t break the law. “My team spent much of this spring and summer interviewing witnesses, collecting and analysing evidence and consulting with those in the legal profession as well as subject matter experts in topics like police use of force,” West Vancouver police Chief Peter Lepine wrote in a letter released Thursday. “We have concluded that the actions of the officers involved did not violate the Criminal Code of Canada and we are not recommending charges.” An RCMP officer with 18 months on the force was placed on administrative leave after the incident. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Surrey animal-rights activist Ashley Fruno is urging the Philippine government to free a 21foot-long giant crocodile captured earlier this month after being suspected of killing two people. The one-tonne male saltwater crocodile nicknamed Lolong was caught on Sept. 3 in the town of Bunawan, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Town officials are

preparing to make the crocodile — believed to be the world’s largest in captivity — the star of its planned eco-tourism park. The hunt for the reptile was sparked after a local man went missing in July. Villagers also claimed the crocodile attacked and killed a 12-year-old girl two years ago. But Fruno, who is based in Manila as a senior AsiaPacific campaigner for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said the reptile is better off released into the wild, away

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Vancouver sits high on list of sartorial sin cities Vancouver has been rated as the third-worstdressed city in the world, according to an article on MSN travel, and they had only one reason for it: yoga pants. The author’s biggest complaint is that yoga pants are worn for every daily activity except for going to the gym. Vassilena Johns, a

personal stylist in Vancouver, said even though the city is expanding in its knowledge of fashion, the West Coast health-oriented lifestyle has become the uniform. “Don’t wear yoga pants out,” said Johns. “All you need to do is spend some extra time and effort on finding outfits that are just as comfortable with flattering material.” Nine out of the 10 cities named in the article are located in North America, with Ottawa at No. 8 as the only other Canadian city on the list. Orlando, Fla., was the worst fashion offender. ARIANA KAKNEVICIUS

‘Little Saigon’ being proposed Many Vancouver pho fans already know to go to Kingsway for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Soon the destination may gain formal recognition as a motion to Vancouver’s council next Tuesday proposes naming Kingsway between Fraser and Nanaimo streets Little Saigon. Coun. Kerry Jang said the Vietnamese community approached council two years ago with the Little Saigon proposal. The community wants to officially celebrate Vietnamese culture with banners and signs similar to Chinatown. “They wanted a place

More than 90 90 per cent of Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese businesses in the Kingsway area supported Little Saigon proposal in a community-led referendum.

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With an increase in the number of girls playing a role in gangs in Vancouver, a local gang-awareness program has created a poster to show young women how they can be exploited by gangsters. Amir Javid, founder of the program Street Smarts, said the “girls and gangs” poster project was hard to implement because of the lack of research on the subject. “Only recently have we been able to actually understand what (this issue) looks like,” said Javid. “In Vancouver, there is a lot of mid-level gang involvement, where the girls come from middle-class homes. (They) are very well educated, but at the same time they’re engaged in these relationships with CONTRIBUTED

they could identify with,” said Jang. Jang will be bringing forward the motion on Tuesday. More than 90 per cent of Vietnamese and nonVietnamese businesses in the Kingsway area supported Little Saigon in a community-led referendum. CHELSEA ALTICE

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these guys in organized crime.” The poster highlights the different variables that come into play — the money, the sex, the drugs, the power and the abuse. Javid’s wife, Desiree Javid, accompanies him on visits to correctional facilities, schools and the

streets, to talk about the experiences she went through growing up and how she transitioned out of her gang lifestyle. “It’s almost as intense as coming off of drugs,” she said. “You’re so used to having whatever you want whenever you want it. My role is to explain that your

history is not going to write the rest of your story.” The Street Smarts program has spoken to about 15,000 children. With this poster they are hoping to speak to many more. For information, contact Amir Javid at amir.streetsmarts@gmail.com.

Backyard booze biz busted A Surrey man is facing four charges after police shut down an alleged moonshine operation. Mounties say that the suspect, a 65-year-old man, would sell the homemade alcohol to “walkup customers” out of the basement window of a family

home in the 12500 block of 70 Avenue. In a trailer at the rear of the lot, investigators found approximately 200 gallons of booze in various stages of fermentation in five large barrels. About 30 containers of the finished product were

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Ten-year-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney received a standing ovation from Greenpeace founders and activists Thursday after she sang a song she wrote about the dangers of oil spills on the environment. “The reason I’m an environmentalist is because we need to see a change in the way we do things,” Blaney said before she sang Shallow Waters. “If we continue to (pollute), we are no longer leaving behind an earth for the

future generations.” Greenpeace founders and current members of the Vancouver-born environmental organization gathered Thursday for its 40th anniversary at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Brian Cox, executive director of Greenpeace Canada, said the organization’s mission is to ensure future generations have a better and greener planet. “One of our greatest successes is our ability to instil in others to take action, and for individuals to stand up and show that a single person who’s willing to raise their voice

… can in fact change the course of history,” he said, adding Blaney personifies the spirit of younger people willing to step up. Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace international executive director, said Greenpeace welcomes and encourages the measures taken by the City of Vancouver to steer towards a greener direction. “I hope there will be some inspiration that will flow from this beautiful city of Vancouver to those in the upper echelons of power in Canada,” he said. “So when they join us … they will actually

sing a different song than what they’ve been singing for the last couple of years at the climate negotiations.” The Greenpeace party continues with the Rainbow Warrior Festival Kumi Naidoo on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jericho Park. The festival features Zodiac rides, musical acts, banner making and campaign workshops.

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Liberals launch attack on Cummins Party aims to highlight the ‘real’ side of B.C. Conservative leader in ads The B.C. Liberals are taking aim at B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins, even though an election isn’t until 2013. The Liberal Party said Thursday it wants British Columbians to know who the “real” John Cummins is and is launching a radio ad and website to highlight concerns about the leader

The radio ad says Cummins voted New Democrat in the last B.C. election even though his riding ran a Conservative candidate, a fact Cummins has acknowledged publicly. The website calls Cummins an unprincipled politician who opposed the Liberal minimum wage increase while collecting a

taxpayer-funded pension worth $100,000 a year. Earlier this year, Premier Christy Clark had mused about a quick election, but she said two weeks ago that the vote will not be held until the fixed election date in 2013. Cummins, who quit federal politics to become leader of the B.C. Conserva-

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Top car thief arrested Grey Cup festival still in limbo A woman who was on the list of Top 10 Most Wanted car thieves in B.C. has been handed a four-year prison sentence. Stephanie Rene Deschene recently pleaded guilty to 13 charges that included break-and-enter and driving while disqualified. Sgt. Gord Elias of IM-

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Vancouver’s 2011 Grey Cup Festival will now have to go through rigorous risk-assessment screening process in the wake of the Stanley Cup playoff riot. A staff report to council on Tuesday asks for a pre-

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Judge slams case delays A Prince George cocaine dealer has been allowed to walk away from his conviction because it took almost four years to bring the case to trial and finish it. In a scathing ruling, provincial court Judge Michael Brecknell notes there are fewer judges now than in 2005 and more than

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NDP caucus splintering into rival leadership camps Vote in March Two Quebec MPs are urging Thomas Mulcair to go for the NDP leadership, creating the impression of a draft movement for the Montreal MP. Mulcair has claimed to have the support of “a very large majority” of the party’s 59-member Quebec caucus, although he has yet to formally declare his candidacy. Francois Lapointe and Jamie Nicholls emerged from an NDP caucus retreat Thursday to lend credence to that claim. “The person I’ve chosen to support is Thomas Mulcair,” announced Nicholls, a Montreal MP. “He’s somebody who’s been very supportive to the Quebec caucus. He has helped us in so many ways.” Nicholls said there’s “a

groundswell of support” for Mulcair. “Within the caucus, I've talked to a few people and they’re ready to support Tom.” Similarly, Lapointe urged Mulcair to take the plunge, calling him an “exceptional” parliamentarian. Until now, most Quebec MPs have said they’re waiting to see who enters the race before deciding whom to support. Both Lapointe and Nicholls denied they were asked to make public professions of support. A third Quebec MP, Claude Patry, later said he too supports Mulcair. And a fourth, Robert Aubin, said he’s strongly inclined to support Mulcair, whom he credited with getting him elected. Another prospective candidate, British Columbia

NDP MP Thomas Mulcair refused Tuesday to confirm his candidacy for the leadership of the party.

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NATO, rebels fight on NATO forces continue to go after the holdout loyalist forces in Libya. Airstrikes hit 24 targets on Wednesday, including radar systems and surfaceto-air missile systems near Sirte, Bani Walid and Sabha as well as smaller holdouts Waddan and Zillah, the alliance said. Revolutionary forces entered Sirteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outskirts Thursday in a surprise advance on the pro-Gadhafi city, fighting resistance from loyalists. Ali Gliwan, a member of the rebel military council, said fighters crossed a major highway overpass at the southwestern entrance of the city and were met by rocket fire from Gadhafi loyalists. Four fighters were killed and seven wounded, reported an official. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Libya opens arms to western leaders Release of assets could help beat loyalist forces STEFAN ROUSSEAU/POOL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy offered broad support for Libyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new rulers Thursday, promising to unfreeze billions in assets and help in finding Moammar Gadhafi, even as revolutionary forces attempted their first significant assault on the ousted leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown. The western leaders got a welcome worthy of rock stars from jubilant Libyans grateful for NATO airstrikes that helped turn the tide of the war in their favour. Hospital staff in Tripoli applauded and schoolchildren in Benghazi wore Tshirts that said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Generations will never forget the favours and support from Great Britainâ&#x20AC;? and

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron greet Libyans on Thursday.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarkozy: Benghazi loves you.â&#x20AC;? But tight security was a reminder that Gadhafi is still on the run and his supporters are holding out in major strongholds, including his hometown of Sirte. Gadhafiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesman,

Moussa Ibrahim, chided the foreign leaders, claiming that pro-Gadhafi fighters â&#x20AC;&#x153;are everywhere.â&#x20AC;? Cameron acknowledged the fight wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over, but his message for Gadhafi and those fighting for him was: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is over. Give up.â&#x20AC;? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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prices increased 1.2 per cent. Among the factors driving up the core index were rental costs. They rose 0.4 per cent. Clothing costs rose 1.1 per cent, extending a string of increases that stem partly from steep rises in cotton prices earlier this year. Airline fares rose 1.1 per cent, the most since March.

The economic recovery has nearly ground to a halt in big industrialized economies — and slowed in Canada — but a recession seems to have been averted for now, according to a new forecast released Thursday. Canada's slumbering manufacturing sector awoke in July, jumping 2.7 per cent after three straight monthly declines.

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A year without a brand new BlackBerry product launch hurt the Canadian

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Fragile economy hit by another round of increases U.S. consumers paid more for a range of goods and services last month, pushing up inflation. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 per cent in August after jumping 0.5 per cent in July. The core index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.2 per cent. For the 12 months that ended in August, the core index surged two per cent,

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Profits of Research In Motion plunged by more than half in the second quarter, falling short of analyst expectations. The BlackBerry maker, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, reported second-quarter net earnings of $329 million US, or 63 cents per diluted share on $4.17 billion in revenue. That compared with a profit of $797 million or $1.46 per share on $4.62 billion a year ago. Analysts’ estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters had, on average, expected $4.5 billion US in revenue and a profit of 90 cents per share.


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Ontario factory shuts down, ending production of roomy sedans 27th Ford plant closed since 2008

The Ford assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ont., closed Thursday after four decades and some 8 million vehicles. With closure, the last of 1,200 employees were thrown out of work. A decade ago, there were about 3,600 union members at the factory. The final sedan rolled out of the plant and with it the end of a 44-year history that included building Fairmonts, Pintos, Mavericks and other automobiles. The plant had been building full-sized sedans

such as the Lincoln Town Car and Crown Victoria, but sales had fallen steadily for years. The workers have known since 2009 that the plant would close, but they had hoped it would stay open. The union and Ford have worked out compensation packages. A Ford spokesman said the company remains committed to Ontario, having recently invested in its engine plant in Windsor and its assembly plant in Oakville.

An employee works on the last Crown Victoria sedan at Ford’s assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ont. The factory was shuttered on Thursday after years of waning demand for the Crown Vic and Lincoln Town Car.

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Bombardier expands in Toronto Slumbering Bombardier Aerospace says its Toronto manufacturing site will be enlarged to accommodate the final assembly of its largest and newest business aircraft, the Global 7000 and 8000. “Our Toronto site employees have the knowledge and expertise required to assemble these two new business aircraft,” said Steve Ridolfi, president of business aircraft. Local union president Merv Gray welcomed the an-

nouncement and the jobs that will be created in the country’s largest city. The world’s largest business aircraft company hasn’t yet determined how many jobs will created on top of the approximately 4,000 currently working at the Toronto facility. “Our members take great pride in their work

and are confident they will continue to contribute to Bombardier Aerospace’s long-term success,” said the plant chairman for Local 112 of the Canadian Auto Workers. The plant has produced about 8,000 aircraft since 1928. It currently manufactures wings for the Learjet 40 and Learjet 45 corporate jets and assembles the Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets, as

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well as the Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner. Bombardier plans to accommodate the additional work by upgrading and enhancing its current facility to accommodate the new production lines. Construction would likely begin a couple years before the planes enter into service, in 2016 and 2017 respectively, said spokeswoman Danielle Boudreau. New facilities are currently being constructed in Wichita, Kan., to accommodate the Learjet 85, which is scheduled to enter into service in 2013. Boudreau wouldn’t say which other sites were considered for final assembly of the new Global planes. Bombardier said it didn’t receive any government incentives to locate final assembly in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadian industry awakes Manufacturing sales rose 2.7 per cent in July, ending three straight monthly declines as the Canadian industrial sector breathed back to life. Statistics Canada said Thursday that manufacturing sales hit $46.7 billion in July, with more than three-quarters of the sales gains in Ontario, the heart of the country’s auto and steel industries. Oil products and steel, aluminum and other primary metal manufacturing were among the biggest contributors to the solid gain, which was nearly twice what economists had expected for July. TD Bank said the solid growth in July diminishes the risk of a recession in

Canada. Higher sales were reported in 15 of 21 industries, representing 74.8 per cent of total manufacturing. The petroleum and coal products, primary metal and fabricated metal product industries led the gains. Manufacturing sales were up in seven provinces in July, with Ontario, Alberta and Quebec reporting the largest provincial sales increases in dollar terms. The Canadian manufacturing sector had posted a weak second quarter as slow U.S. demand — and supply chain disruptions — squeezed the auto and other hard goods sectors. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Kienan Hebert: “OMG I can confirm that Kienan Hebert was returned by suspect @ around 3 a.m.” That was the shocking NEIL MORTON tweet sent out by RCMP METRO spokesman Dan Moskaluk Sunday saying that three-year-old Sparwood, B.C., boy Kienan Hebert was brought home safe. Randall Hopley allegedly abducted him five days earlier in a case that gripped the nation. Miracle. SYTYCD cancelled: Fans were shocked this week when it was announced CTV ratings-winner So You Think You Can Dance Canada, which showcased the country’s vibrant young dance community, was being canned. This on the heels of the finale of Season 4, which Jordan Clark, 19, of Tottenham, Ont., won. Time to bring back Electric Circus (or EC, as so many fans knew it). The Sound of Silence: Paul Simon’s beautiful The Sound of Silence, written in 1964 in the aftermath of the assassination of JFK, took on a whole new meaning for both an older and newer generation when he sang it on the 10th anniversary of 9-11 at Ground Zero. The song was perhaps the poignant moment of the tribute, and already has over a million views on YouTube. For some, it will now be the 9-11 memorial song. Anderson: It’s RidicuList how busy Anderson Cooper is: He’s behind the anchor chair and jetsetting around the world covering world events for CNN’s AC 360, and now he has a new daytime talk show. Anderson debuted this week, where the pop-culture junkie takes off his tie and sits on a sofa to interview guests (Snooki!). Sounds promising as long as he doesn’t start channelling Maury Povich. Get to Know Your Community — Ride a Bike: Fall’s a great time to be a tourist in your own Canadian community, to explore spots you wouldn’t normally visit. And what greener way to do so than on a bike? For inspiration, check out the new Get to Know Your Community — Ride a Bike poster at jacksoncreek.ca. Online dating study: According to an online dating study released this week by WhatsYourPrice.com, women “in general prefer to date men who are approximately six years older than they are, but who are less than 10 years older.” I’m only a year older than my wife. No wonder she says I’m immature. Madonna and hydrangeas: Last week, Madonna dissed a fan who gave her hydrangeas at a Venice Film Festival press conference. “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that,” she whispered in a moment caught on tape that went viral on the interwebs. Her response this week? A tongue-incheek Madonna’s Love Letter to Hydrangeas on YouTube. Nice apology, Material Girl. Steve Nash: Steve Nash opened the Toronto Stock Exchange this week for a health company he has partnered with, Liquid Nutrition, which will be opening more franchises here. Apparently everyone there wanted a piece of Nash. Let’s see: Nash is Canadian, an NBA star, fights obesity, has a charitable foundation, an Order of Canada, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, is articulate and has 615,000 Twitter followers. Steve Nash for prime minister.

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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Worth mentioning Yes, it could happen. But it’s a stretch. Contagion, a Hollywood thriller that opened last weekend, rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its gripping tale of a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind of virus. Audiences have gasped in horror at what happens to Gwyneth Paltrow. Before it was out, the movie made real-life disease investigators anxious, too, though for a different reason: They had worried the filmmakers would take so many artistic liberties with the science that the result would be an incredible movie that was ... not credible. Well, cue the applause. “It’s very plausible,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would investigate such an outbreak. A new virus jumping from animals to humans? Nothing fictional about that. Global spread of a disease in a few days? In this age of jet travel, absolutely. A societal meltdown if things get bad? Plan on it.

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No need to say ‘rhymes with China’ anymore Celebrities are gabbing about it openly. A growing number of grooming products cater to it. And a recent TV commercial hails it as “the cradle of life” and “the centre of civilization.” A generation that grew up with more graphic language and sexual images in the media is forgoing the decades-old practice of tiptoeing around female genitalia. The new freedom to talk about the

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Synopsis Ryan Gosling is Driver, a movie stunt driver/grease monkey by day and get-away wheelman by night. Befriending his neighbours Irene (Carey Mulligan) and young son Benicio (Kaden Leos) he makes a deal to drive geta-way for some criminals to square a debt Irene’s husband ran up and safeguard the mother and child. When the deal goes bad he unwittingly becomes involved in a treacherous situation. Ratings: Richard: 8118 1⁄2 Ned: 81111

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A strong, silent type Ryan Gosling is an intriguing man of few words in the action-packed Drive Film is a tension-filled, artfully shot escape, with a great soundtrack to boot Metro World News Hollywood Correspondent Ned Ehrbar sits in for Mark Breslin this week. Richard: Ned, Gosling isn’t the easy charmer of Crazy, Stupid, Love, he plays Driver like a coiled spring. There hasn’t been a leading man this closemouthed since Rudolph Valentino was the king of the silent screen. He’s a man of very few words, but his silence hints at an active inner life and his actions certainly speak to having a past. It’s a brave and strange performance, either emotionally shut down, or simply cool-as-acucumber, take your pick. Ned: Definitely the strong silent type. But I guess if

your best friend is a scheming, motor-mouthed deadbeat like Shannon (Bryan Cranston), you learn to keep your mouth shut. The expression Gosling has on his face most of the time seems just as likely to turn in to a smirk or have him burst into tears, making him fascinatingly impossible to read. But he certainly knows when to put his foot down, so to speak. As electrifying as Gosling’s toothpickchewing Driver is, the performance that impressed me the most was Albert Brooks as former movie producer and current mob boss Bernie Rose. I never thought the sight of the star of Lost in America would fill me with dread,

but there you go. RC: Albert Brooks walks away with the movie in his blood stained hands. Gosling, Mulligan and Bryan Cranston are all great, but the character you remember is the exmovie producer-turnedgangster Rose. He delivers what may be the best bad guy line of the year. When Gosling’s character refuses to shake his hand because his hands are dirty from working Rose says, “So are mine.” Great stuff. NE: The only real criticism I’d make of Brooks is his performance makes Ron Perlman’s character, Rose’s less well-spoken partner Nino, stand out for

being so conventional. But that’s really about the only complaint I can put against the film. Every shot is artfully composed, and the tension-filled sequences of Gosling waiting for his getaway driving gigs to begin will make you reconsider how long you can hold your breath. And the music — I’ve been listening to the soundtrack every day since it was released last week. RC: It’s funny that a movie that values silence so much — there are l-o-n-g pauses in the dialogue — has such a great soundtrack, but there you go, just another surprising thing about an unconventional but intriguing movie.

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the deep-fryer’s not working just right and you’re left with the tepid mush that all these films really are. This is a film based on the book by the same name, written by Allison Pearson. By most accounts it was a palatable story about a hard-working mom whose demanding job sometimes puts her at odds with mommy duties. Translated to 90 minute short-hand, it becomes a screechy, silly caricature that leaves little room for subtlety.

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There are a lot of remakes out there that never should’ve happened. However, Straw Dogs won’t fall under that category. Although in its new incarnation, it will be demoted from the classic status that the original 1971 version had, this pulpier take poses a strong argument for being relevant, at least for

two weeks in the box office. James Marsden and Kate Bosworth play arrogant, Hollywood ex-pats hoping to enjoy some peace while renovating a house and barn where the wife (Bosworth) grew up in Blackwater, Miss. Aleksander Skarsgaard plays a polite but mildly threatening ex-boyfriend who is contracted to rebuild their roof. As the L.A. couple’s very unSouthern ways grate on the locals, something sinister begins to encroach on their once-happy marriage. HEIDI PATALANO

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Griff the Invisible Genre: Comedy Director: Leon Ford Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier 811

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The journey of Moneyball from a best-selling book to screen is nearly as dramatic as the story it tells, about Oakland Athletics’ GM Billy Beane’s use of unorthodox scouting techniques to put together a winning team on a shoestring budget. Before star Brad Pitt could step in front of the camera as Beane, he first had to deal with the dismissal of director Steven Soderbergh, whose version of the film made the studio nervous enough to halt production. Enter director Bennett Miller (Capote) — plus a rewrite by Aaron Sorkin (the Social Network) — and things were soon underway again. Here, Miller gives Metro a step-by-step guide on how

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STEP 1: IGNORE THE PAST

STEP 3: FIND YOUR ANGLE

There’s this whole backstory which I was oblivious to as it was happening. You know, I didn’t really know anything until all of that went down. I was told more or less the history of what had happened and the condition of the movie and the problems that had occurred and most importantly Brad’s determination to get it made and his passion to stick with it.

I read everything there was to read about it and turned it over in my head and saw what would be my way into it. It’s the dual track of this character, this story of a guy who’s trying to win baseball games, who’s just extremely competitive and desperate to do a very difficult thing, which is to win a championship with a third of the money as the rich teams. But more interesting to me was what was happening beneath that. That there’s a character who’s being driven by some personal, private issues that maybe nobody else in the story understands, meaning this is a person whose life didn’t turn out the way he had expected it to. It becomes a story about a guy

STEP 2: BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

My perspective was that I was struggling to get another movie made and finally had to concede that it was not going to happen. The timing of that coincided with the opening up of this opportunity, which it was several months after it

Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, had a false start the first time around.

who later in life chooses to be ruthlessly honest and questioning of everything in some kind of search for redemption.

The book reports on [Beane’s backstory] with a kind of detail that no movie could possibly cover just because it’s a book. So the way that we ultimately treated that stuff was invented very late and grew from a lot of improvisation. Most of those scouts were real scouts. The guys in the flashback who scout young Billy are both real scouts — one of which actually did scout Billy Beane back in 1979. That scene was 100

STEP 4: MEET BRAD PITT

I flew to L.A. and met with Brad, and we sat and had a long conversation about how to make the movie. At that point, I don’t think anybody ever looked back. STEP 5: DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE SCRIPT

per cent improvised. STEP 6: UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF LIFE

The line from the movie that comes to mind is, “It’s an unfair game.” And life’s unfair, and that’s the truth. It’s just unfair. And how do you deal with that information? How do you manage that? It just seems to always go that way, like you really have to bust some heads to get anywhere sometimes.

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In their new film, Killer Elite, British stars Jason Statham and Clive Owen go head to head in a tough-guy showdown many movie fans have been hoping to see for years. It’s all supposedly true and based on the accounts of ex-army officer Ranulph Fiennes (third cousin of Ralph and Joseph). So what was it like for Statham and Owen to finally face off ? Why don’t we let them tell you. JASON STATHAM: Fancy film star Clive Owen has met his match. Going up against Clive Owen: That’s a good day at the office, right? Yeah, he’s a real intense individual. He takes his work very seriously. The whole movie sets itself up where

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and out, get the situation taken care of it and get out, and he’s just got to be the man to stop that happening. So when he gets a hold of me, it’s a bit of an intense situation. We made it really, really real and gritty and very rough around the edges, and it just paid off. We both have a lot of different sort of films behind our backs, and he’s got such great respect and such great critical acclaim. You know, I’ve done stuff that’s appealing to a different audience, and hopefully we’ll get the two to come together. CLIVE OWEN: I will kill Jason Statham with kindness. Going up against Jason Statham: It’s actually a pleasure doing those big fight scenes with someone like Jason because he’s so experienced. He’s technically really gifted and real-

ly good at them. You know, I’m pretty good technically with those fights. I’ve done quite a bit of them myself. You can really commit, but you know that there’s an understanding and an element of safety. There is a moral ambiguity in that [Killer Elite] is not about good guys and bad guys. When they do come together, obviously you want to see a bit of fireworks. [Real tough guys] are much more low-key than you would think. They don’t strut around, they don’t act tough. They just are, and they’re very quiet about it. So, who would win in a fight? OWEN: Jason. STATHAM: We’d rather get drunk together. I don’t know about beating each other up.


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Metro’s Chris Alexander takes his son to The Lion King 3D redux Dark overtones deviate from Disney’s recent bubblegum fare CHRIS ALEXANDER

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Disney has gone back into their vaults and dusted off their 1991 classic The Lion King and given it a 3D overhaul, releasing it to screens anew. The film looks and sounds incredible but it’s not necessarily the audio/ visual razzle dazzle that might strike many parents. Rather, compared to the studio’s more recent, considerably sunnier fare like Toy Story, Bolt and Tangled, The Lion King is a much darker affair than you might recall. Something Jack can attest to. Jack is my 4-and-a-halfyear-old son, and I decided to take him along to the press screening, further exemplifying the ‘circle of

life’ theme of the film itself. I vividly recall watching The Lion King as a kid, the last gasp of my childhood before adolescence consumed me whole and “cartoons” ceased to have appeal. So sitting in that darkened theatre, Jack by my side, was surreal and rather lyrical, both of us humbled before massive projected 3D images of illustrated African savannah, tumbling fauna, stoic royal felines and red eyed predators. Jack was rightfully awed…but also more than a little bit upset. Maybe it was the core story, a familiar early Disney cocktail (think Bambi and Dumbo) that taps into the primal fear of losing a parent but couples it with the shock of murder, de-

Chris Alexander and son Jack

ceit, child abuse and the visceral jolts of slavering hyenas who eat everything in sight. It is a cuddlier Hamlet after all, something I obviously never noticed as a kid, and it has all the broad dramatic, Shakespearean strokes intact but with the added element of toothy lion battles to the death… There’s no denying that

The Lion King is every single inch a masterpiece. It’s a flawless animated triumph of warm, hand drawn cell animation that is handsomely goosed by the added depth of this new 3D conversion. It’s bold and brave, teaching kids lessons about the darkness of living while celebrating hope and optimism. It’s a real movie, not watered down fodder designed to sell hamburgers. Still, parents of young children should be warned and reminded...this ain’t Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. “I loved it”, Jack said to me after lights went up. “But it was too sad when Simba’s daddy died. And it was also a little bit scary ... and there were too many skeletons ...”

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VANCOUVER OMNIMAX THEATRE SCIENCE WORLD 1455 Quebec St., 604-443-7443 Dinosaurs Alive! (STC) Fri-Thu 12-2 Hubble (STC) Fri-Thu 11-1

CN IMAX THEATRE 201-999 Canada Place, 604-682-4629 DUNBAR THEATRE 4555 Dunbar Street, 604-222-2991 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 9:20 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Thu 7 The Smurfs 3D (G) Sat-Sun 4 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG) Sat-Sun 2

FIFTH AVENUE CINEMAS 2110 Burrard Street, 604-734-7469 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 1:153:45-7:10-9:35 The Debt (14A) Fri-Thu 1:30-4-7-9:25 Drive (18A) Fri-Thu 2-4:30-7:30-9:45 Midnight in Paris (G) Fri-Thu 2:154:45-7:20-9:20 Sarah’s Key (PG) Fri-Thu 1:45-4:156:50-9

GRANVILLE 855 Granville St., 604-6844000 Bad Teacher (14A) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:40 Dolby Stereo Digital SatSun 4:20-6:40 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:35 Bridesmaids (14A)

Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:30-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 4-6:30-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:20-8 Conan the Barbarian (18A) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Sun 9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 7:55 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:35-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital SatSun 4:10-6:35-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital MonThu 5:25-8:05 Crime (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:459:35 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 4:05-6:459:35 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:40-8:20 One Day (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 4:15-6:50-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:45-8:15 Senna (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 7 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 4:30-7 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:30 Shark Night (14A) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:55 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 4:25-6:559:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:50-8:25 The Whistleblower (14A) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Sun 9:25 Dolby Stereo Digital MonThu 8:10

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE 3123 W. Broadway, 604-738-3211 hollywoodtheatre.ca OAKRIDGE 650 West 41st Ave., 604-263-1944 Contagion (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 79:40 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 1:20-4:15-79:40 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:20-8 The Debt (14A) DTS Digital Fri 7:15-9:50 DTS Digital Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30-7:15-9:50 DTS Digital Mon-Thu 5-7:50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG) DTS Digital Fri 6:45 DTS Digital Sat-Sun 1:10-4-6:45 DTS Digital Mon-Thu 5:10 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) DTS Digital Fri-Sun 9:30 DTS Digital Mon-Thu 8:10

PACIFIC CINÉMATHÈQUE 1131 Howe Street, 604-688-3456 cinematheque.bc.ca The Adventures of Prince Achmed (STC) Sun 1 The Battleship Potemkin (STC) Sat-Sun 6:30 The Devil and Daniel Johnston (STC) Wed 7:30 Juntos (STC) Thu 8:30 Nicolas Boone: Liquidation (STC) Mon 7:30 Stalker (STC) Fri 7 Sat-Sun 8 Where are Their Stories? (STC) Thu 7

PARK THEATRE 3440 Cambie Street, 604-8762747 The Help (PG) Fri 47-9:45 Sat-Sun 1-4-79:45 Mon-Thu 4-7-9:45

RIDGE THEATRE 3131 Arbutus Street, 604-7386311 Contagion (PG) Fri 4-7-9:20 Sat-Sun 1:30-4-7-9:20 Mon-Thu 4-79:20

RIO ON BROADWAY 1660 E. Broadway, 604-878-Film

riotheatre.ca The Big Lebowski (14A) Sat 9 Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D (G) Mon-Tue 7-9 Wed 7 A Fistful of Dollars (STC) Sun 3 For a Few Dollars More (STC) Sun 5 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (STC) Sun 7:30 No Films Showing Today (STC) Thu Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (STC) Fri 12 Wassup Rockers (STC) Wed 9

SCOTIABANK THEATRE VANCOUVER 900 Burrard St., 604-630-1407 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-3:50-7-10 Colombiana (STC) Fri-Tue 1:10-3:45-6:409:30 Wed-Thu 1:10-3:45-10 Contagion (PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-4-6:50-9:50 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (14A) Fri 1:30-4:25-7:35-10:15 Sat 4:25-7:35-10:15 Sun 1:30-4:25-7:35-10:15 Mon 1:30-7:35-10:15 Tue-Wed 1:30-4:25-10:15 Thu 1:30-4:25-7:3510:15 Drive (18A) Fri-Mon 1:40-4:20-7:20-10:10 Tue 1:40-4-7:20-10:10 Wed-Thu 1:40-4:207:20-10:10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4:10-7:1010:15 Pearl Jam Twenty (STC) Tue 7 Placido Domingo in Concert (STC) Sat 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri-Thu 1:20-4:15-7:30-10:20 Straw Dogs (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:504:30-7:40-10:30 Warrior (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4:05-7:15-10:25

VANCITY THEATRE Vancouver International Film Centre 1181 Seymour Street, 604-683-Film vifc.org Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music (STC) Mon 8:30 My Perestroika (STC) Sun 8:20 No Films Showing Today (STC) Fri TueThu Sleep Furiously (STC) Sat 6:30-8:15 SunMon 6:30

VAN EAST CINEMA 2290 Commercial Drive, 604-2511313 vaneast.com

NORTH SHORE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, 604-983-2762 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Sat 7-9:40 Sun 1:10-4-7-9:40 Mon 7-9:40 Tue 9:40 WedThu 7-9:40 Drive (18A) Fri 7:30-10 Sat-Sun 1:20-4:107:30-10 Mon-Thu 7:30-10 The Help (PG) Fri 6:30-9:45 Sat-Sun 12:203:20-6:30-9:45 Mon-Thu 6:30-9:45 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Thu 6:40-9:20 Pearl Jam Twenty (STC) No Passes Tue 7 Placido Domingo in Concert (STC) No Passes Sat 1 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Sat-Sun 1-3:40 Straw Dogs (STC) Fri 7:15-9:50 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:45-7:15-9:50 Mon-Thu 7:15-9:50 Warrior (PG) Fri 6:45-9:55 Sat-Sun 12:353:35-6:45-9:55 Mon-Thu 6:45-9:55

PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., 604-985-3911 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (18A) Fri 7:10 Sat-Sun 1:50-4:20-7:10 MonThu 7:10 Contagion (PG) Fri 7-9:35 Sat-Sun 1:103:40-7-9:35 Mon-Thu 7-9:35

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The Debt (14A) Fri 6:50-9:40 Sat-Sun 1:204:10-6:50-9:40 Mon-Thu 6:50-9:40 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 I Don’t Know How She Does It (STC) Fri 7:10-9:35 Sat-Sun 1:40-4-7:10-9:35 MonThu 7:10-9:35 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 The Lion King (STC) No Passes Sat-Sun 1 The Lion King 3D (STC) No Passes Fri 6:45-9:20 No Passes Sat-Sun 3:30-6:45-9:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 6:45-9:20 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri 6:30-9:30 Sat-Sun 1:30-3:50-6:30-9:30 Mon-Thu 6:55-9:30 Shark Night 3D (14A) Fri-Thu 9:45

RICHMOND RICHMOND CENTRE 6 6551 #3 Road, 604-273-7173 SILVERCITY RIVERPORT 14211 Entertainment Way, 604-272-7280 Apollo 18 (14A) Fri 1:10-4:15-6:40-9:30 Sat 4:15-6:40-9:30 Sun-Mon 1:10-4:15-6:40-9:30 Tue 1:10-4:15-10:15 Wed 1:10-4:15-6:40-9:30 Thu 1:10-4:15-9:30 Bad Teacher (14A) Fri-Thu 9:40 Bodyguard (PG) Fri-Thu 3-6:30 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (18A) Fri-Sat 7:40-10:20 Sun 10:20 Mon-Thu 7:40-10:20 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:35-6:35 Contagion (PG) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:30-

10:20 Contagion: The IMAX Experience (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4-7-9:50 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 12:454:05-7:20-10:25 The Debt (14A) Fri-Thu 12:50-4:05-7:15-10 Drive (18A) Fri-Thu 1:25-4:40-7:45-10:30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:557:05-10:10 The Help (PG) Fri-Wed 12:30-3:40-6:5510:15 Thu 4-7:15-10:30 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Thu 1:20-4:357:35 I Don’t Know How She Does It (STC) Fri-Wed 1:40-4:20-7-9:50 Thu 4:20-7-9:50 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 The Lion King (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:10 The Lion King 3D (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 3:45-6:45-9:15 Love in Space (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-4:20-7:2010:15 My Kingdom (PG) Fri-Thu 6:50-9:45 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Thu 10:25 Pearl Jam Twenty (STC) Tue 7 Placido Domingo in Concert (STC) Sat 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri-Thu 12:55-4:10-7:25-10:05 Shark Night (14A) Fri-Thu 9:55 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Sat 1:35-4:25 Sun 1:35 Mon-Thu 1:35-4:25 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:30 Straw Dogs (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:504:15-7:15-10:20 Warrior (PG) Fri-Wed 12:35-3:50-7:10-

10:30 Thu 12:35-3:50-6:30-10:30 WWE Night of Champions 2011 (STC) Sun 5

BURNABY DOLPHIN CINEMAS 4555 E. Hastings St., 604-293-0332 Colombiana (STC) Fri 6:30-8:45 Sat-Sun 3:45-6:30-8:45 Mon-Thu 6:30-8:45 Midnight in Paris (G) Fri-Thu 6:45-8:45 The Smurfs (G) Fri 4:45 Sat-Sun 2:45-4:45 Mon-Thu 4:45

SILVERCITY METROPOLIS 4700 Kingsway Ave., 604-435-7474 Contagion (PG) Fri-Sun 1:35-4:25-7:3010:10 Mon-Thu 2-4:55-7:30-9:55 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Sun 1:153:55-6:30-9:10 Mon-Thu 1:15-3:45-6:30-9:10 Drive (18A) Fri-Sun 1:55-4:45-7:20-10 MonThu 1:50-4:45-7:20-9:50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 1:05-4:056:50-9:40 Mon 1:20-4:05-9:45 Tue-Thu 1:20-4:05-6:55-9:45 I Don’t Know How She Does It (STC) Fri-Sun 1:45-4:35-7:10-9:30 Mon-Thu 1:404:35-7:10-9:30 The Lion King (STC) No Passes Fri-Sun 1:25 No Passes Mon-Thu 1:30 The Lion King 3D (STC) No Passes Fri-Sun 4:15-7-9:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 4:25-7-9:20 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Sat 1:10-3:456:20-9 Sun 1:10-9 Mon-Tue 1:10-4:15-6:35-9 Wed 1:10-4:15-10 Thu 1:10-4:15-6:35-9 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri-Sun 2:15-5:05-7:50-10:30 Mon-Thu 2:205:15-7:50-10:15 Straw Dogs (STC) No Passes Fri-Sun 2:054:55-7:40-10:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 2:10-

5:05-7:40-10:05 Warrior (PG) Fri-Sun 1-4-6:55-9:50 MonThu 1-3:55-6:45-9:40 WWE Night of Champions 2011 (STC) Sun 5

STATION SQUARE 220-6200 McKay Ave., 604-434-7711 Apollo 18 (14A) Fri 4:35-7:15-9:45 Sat 1:50-4:35-7:15-9:45 Sun 1:50-4:35-7:15 MonThu 4:35-7:15 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (18A) Fri 4:45-7:25-10 Sat 2-4:45-7:25-10 Sun 2-4:45-7:25 Mon-Thu 4:45-7:25 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Sat 4:15-9:50 Sun 4:15 Mon-Thu 7:05 Colombiana (STC) Fri-Sat 9:30 Sun-Thu 7 Final Destination 5 (STC) Fri 4:40-7:209:55 Sat 1:55-4:40-7:20-9:55 Sun 1:55-4:407:20 Mon-Thu 4:40-7:20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri 6:55 Sat-Sun 1:306:55 Mon-Thu 4:15 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Sat 9:35 SunThu 7:05 My Kingdom (PG) Fri 4:25-7:10-9:40 Sat 1:40-4:25-7:10-9:40 Sun 1:40-4:25-7:10 MonThu 4:25-7:10 The Smurfs (G) Fri 4:20-7 Sat 1:35-4:20-7 Sun 1:35-4:20 Mon-Thu 4:20 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Fri 4:30-7:05 Sat 1:45-4:30-7:05 Sun 1:45-4:30 Mon-Thu 4:30

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SILVERCITY COQUITLAM 170 Schoolhouse Street, 604-5232911 Bad Teacher (14A) Fri-Thu 10:10 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (18A) Fri-Sat 6:55-9:30 Sun 9:30 Mon-Thu 6:55-9:30 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Thu 9 Contagion (PG) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:15-7-10:05 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Tue 1:15-46:50-9:45 Wed 1:15-4-10 Thu 1:15-4-6:509:45 The Debt (14A) Fri-Mon 1:40-4:35-7:20-10 Tue 1:40-4:20-7:20-10 Wed 4:20-7:20-10:30 Thu 1:40-4:35-7:20-10 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Drive (18A) Fri-Thu 1:35-4:40-7:15-9:50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri 1:05-4:05-7:05-10:10 Sat 4:05-7:05-10:10 Sun-Mon 1:05-4:05-7:0510:10 Tue 1:05-4:05-10:10 Wed-Thu 1:054:05-7:05-10:10 The Help (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4:10-7:25-10:30 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Thu 2:05-4:507:35 I Don’t Know How She Does It (STC) Fri-Tue 1:45-4:25-7-9:30 Wed 4:25-7-9:30 Thu 1:45-4:25-7-9:30 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 The Lion King (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:15 The Lion King 3D (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 4-6:45-9:15 Pearl Jam Twenty (STC) Tue 7 Placido Domingo in Concert (STC) Sat 1 Wed 7 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:05-6:55-9:35 Sector 7 3D (STC) Fri-Thu 1:10-4:20-7:109:55 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Sat 1:50-4:25 Sun 1:50

Mon-Thu 1:50-4:25 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Fri-Thu 1:25-3:55-6:30 Straw Dogs (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:454:30-7:30-10:20 Warrior (PG) Fri-Sat 1-4:10-7:25-10:30 Sun 1-4:10-7:20-10:30 Mon-Tue 1-4:10-7:25-10:30 Wed 1-4:10-7:20-10:30 Thu 1-4:10-7:25-10:30 WWE Night of Champions 2011 (STC) Sun 5

SURREY/WHITE ROCK/LANGLEY CLOVA 5732-176th St., Surrey, 604-541-9527 Mr. Popper’s Penguins (G) Fri 7 Sat-Sun 1:30-7 Mon-Thu 7 One Day (PG) Fri-Thu 8:50

HOLLYWOOD 3 CINEMA 7125-138th Street, Surrey, 604-592-4441 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Thu 4:30-9:15 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri-Thu 9:15 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri 6:50 Sat-Sun 1:45-6:50 Mon-Thu 6:50 Mr. Popper’s Penguins (G) Fri 5:10-78:50 Sat-Sun 1:30-3:20-5:10-7-8:50 Mon-Thu 5:10-7-8:50 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Fri 5:15 Sat-Sun 3:30-5:15 MonThu 5:15

Zookeeper (G) Sat-Sun 1:30

STRAWBERRY HILL GRANDE 12161-72nd Ave, Surrey, 604-5019400 Apollo 18 (14A) Fri-Sat 1:45-4:10-6:45-9:20 Sun 1:45-9:20 Mon-Tue 1:45-4:10-6:45-9:20 Wed 6:45-9:20 Thu 1:45-4:10-6:45-9:20 Bodyguard (PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-4:15-7:2010:30 Bol (PG) Fri-Thu 9:10 Contagion (PG) Fri-Tue 1:20-4:30-7:3010:10 Wed 4:30-7:30-10:10 Thu 1:20-4:307:30-10:10 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Drive (18A) Fri-Thu 1:40-4:40-7:15-9:50 The Help (PG) Fri-Sun 12:50-4-7:10-10:20 Mon 1-4:05-7:10-10:20 Tue 12:50-4-7:10-10:20 Wed-Thu 1-4:05-7:10-10:20 The Lion King (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:30 The Lion King 3D (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 4:20-7-9:30 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (STC) Fri-Sun 12:40-3:45-6:50-10 Mon 2-6:50-10 Tue 12:403:45-6:50-10 Wed-Thu 2-6:50-10 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Tue 2-4:507:45-10:05 Wed 4:50-7:45-10:05 Thu 2-4:507:45-10:05 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:40-6:40-9:40 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Sun 1-3:30-6:30 Mon 1:05-3:30-6:30 Tue 1-3:30-6:30 Wed-Thu 1:053:30-6:30 Straw Dogs (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:504:45-7:40-10:25 Warrior (PG) Fri-Sun 12:45-3:50-7:05-10:15 Mon 1-4-7:05-10:15 Tue 12:45-3:50-7:05-10:15 Wed-Thu 1-4-7:05-10:15 WWE Night of Champions 2011 (STC) Sun 5

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1176 Apollo 18 (14A) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:20-7:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:20-4:20-7:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 8:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 8:35 Bodyguard (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:40-6:35-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:45-3:406:35-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 4:45-8 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 3:40-6:35-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 4:45-8 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (18A) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Sun 10:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 8:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 10:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 8:35 Contagion (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:30-7:10-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:30-4:307:10-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 5:30-8:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 4:30-7:10-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 5:30-8:30 The Debt (14A) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:50-6:30-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:05-3:506:30-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 5:20-8:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 3:50-6:30-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 5:20-8:20 Drive (18A) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:45-7:40-10:10 Dolby Stereo Digi-

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I HAVE QUESTIONS ... WITH MYSELF SOUND CHECK ALAN CROSS SCENE @METRONEWS.CA

BEIJING, China — When you’re deep in the bowels of economy class, a 12hour flight across the Pacific is not pleasant. I was about five hours out of San Francisco when the hallucinations kicked in. As deep vein thrombosis clotted my blood and the Brazilian sleeping pill did something other than put me to sleep, I ended up conducting a question-andanswer session with myself. Here’s what I remember. I don’t remember seeing any CD shelving in the 2012 IKEA catalogue. No more Benno shelves or Ivar racks? What does that mean?

Well, at least they still sell things that look like milk crates.

Why do people keep giving money to Madonna to direct films?

Given the reviews of W.E., they won’t anymore. Best go back to fulfilling the obligations of that $120million deal with Live Nation. Time to go on the road again, dear.

Why haven’t there been more songs written about 9-11? I mean, that was a defining moment for so many things.

Other than The Rising by Bruce Springsteen, Let’s Roll from Neil Young and a couple of country songs, the events of that day haven’t really been captured in

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song. The trauma may have been too great. Aren’t people tired of hearing Gary Glitter’s Rock and Roll, Part 2 at sporting events? And Crazy Train? And Are You Ready for This?

Note to self: write a column on new songs for stadia.

Madonna

Hasn’t anyone had enough of U2 by now?

After a less-than-successful album, a two-year world tour and a documentary at TIFF, all that’s left for 2011 is a reissue of Achtung Baby. There may be four albums’ worth of material in the works, but they really need to go away to dream things up again. Who’s buying all those Adele albums? I mean, she’s sold 10 million copies of 21.

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Joe Bermudez is a DJ of all trades. His remix of Britney Spears’ I Wanna Go topped the Billboard Dance/Club chart late last month. He also produces a weekly radio show for XM satellite radio that you can download at massmovementradio.com. We got Bermudez to say a few words about the tracks that really get the crowds jumping when he’s working the clubs. Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

Without a doubt the biggest dance record of the year. From the radio to the club to even a Kia commercial, there is just no escaping this one. No matter where I am, it is the one track that never fails to rock the house. Save The World by Swedish House Mafia

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This Swedish producer has a really nice buzz about him and for good reason. His uplifting chord progressions instantly transport club goers to a euphoric state. Live Those Days Tonight by Friendly Fires

It’s probably my favourite remix of the summer. Every time I hear it, I personally get fired up. When I play this record, you know it’s go time!

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Jay-Z has 99 problems and his children are one Rapper reportedly paid former lover to not disclose he fathered her child ALL PHOTOS GETTY IMAGES

Jay-Z is happily expecting a child with wife Beyoncé, but it may not be his first. Star magazine is reporting that the 41-year-old hip-hop icon fathered a love child with model Shenelle Scott nine years ago, before he and Beyoncé were an item. Jerard Andrews, the father of the man who was previously believed to be the child’s father, says DNA tests have concluded Jay-Z’s paternity. “Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut. My understanding is that he’s paying her child support,” Andrews says. “Shenelle took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.”

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A-Rod and Diaz break things off again NOT WORKING BECAUSE SHE’S WORKING. The on-

again off-again relationship between Cameron Diaz and Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is reportedly off again. “They broke up recently,” a source close to the couple tells Us Weekly. “They’re still very friendly and like each other. He has an enormous amount of respect for her.” As it turns out, work got in the way this time. “She’s very busy with her career,” the source says. “And he’s had injuries and wants to focus on his game. They’re dedicated professionals.” METRO

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Originating in India, this condiment can be used to spice up bland dishes or sweeten hotter ones Apple & Sweet Pepper Chutney is ideal for fall

Chutney brings food to life

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Many may not realize how international their daily meals are. Ketchup was developed from a Chinese sauce but got its name in Malaysia. Mustard began with the Romans but assumed its present form in France. Add to that list chutney, a condiment Europeans discovered in India that has become popular worldwide. It usually consists of chopped fruits, vinegar, spices and sugar cooked into a chunky spread. Nonsweet vegetables such as peppers, onion and garlic can also be added. Common spices used include ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and cardamom. It can be hot and spicy or sweet and sour.

Apple and Sweet Pepper Chutney Fall is the perfect time to make this chutney, which is a delicious sweetsavoury complement for cheeses and meats such as chicken or pork.

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In Dutch oven, combine apples, onions, red and yellow peppers, garlic,

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pressing in centre (will not move). Do not retighten lids. Store any unsealed jars in refrigerator and use within 1 month. Keep sealed jars in cool place. THE CANADI-

Sarah B. Hood, author of We Sure Can! How Jams and Pickles are Reviving the Lure and Lore of Local Foods, breaks down some definitions. Chutney: Fairly thick sauce made from fruits, veggies, sugar, vinegar and spices. Pickle: A catchall term for almost all food preserved in a vinegar and salt brine.

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This recipe makes 250 ml (1 cup) of Apple and Sweet Pepper Chutney.

salt, cloves and hot pepper flakes. Stir in sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat and boil gently for 30 minutes, stirring often.

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Stir in currants. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened, stir often. Ladle into sterilized canning jars to within 1 cm (1/2 inch) of rim. Top with prepared new sealer lids. Apply jar rings just until fingertip tight. Wipe jars if necessary.

Place in boiling water, with tops covered by at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) water. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove to drain.

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Ingredients: • 1.75 l (7 cups) chopped peeled apples (McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Empire) • 500 ml (2 cups) chopped onions • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) each diced sweet red and yellow peppers

• 3 cloves garlic, minced • 5 ml (1 tsp) salt • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) cloves • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) crushed hot red pepper flakes • 500 ml (2 cups) [packed brown sugar • 250 ml (1 cup) apple cider vinegar • 150 ml (2/3 cup) currants

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More to lamb than just those chops This is a traditional Irish stew gone to the slow cooker for ease of preparation while the family is away at school and work. Chunky potatoes fill this hearty stew that will warm you up on a cold night. Look for cheaper

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Return skillet to medium heat and cook onions, carrots, parsley, thyme and remaining salt and pepper for about 8 minutes or until softened and beginning to turn golden. Scrape into slow cooker. Add

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stock and potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until lamb is tender and easily pulls away from the bone.

until well combined. Uncover slow cooker and stir butter mixture into stew and cook on high for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.

In small bowl, mash together butter and flour

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Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist beats the tag by Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. CHARLES KRUPA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rays closing in on slumping Red Sox

Boston shortstop Marco Scutaro had to dodge a broken bat and wound up letting the go-ahead single through his legs on Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 9-2 and cut their deficit in the AL wild-card race to three games. The Red Sox dropped to 3-11 in September to fall from first place in the division to 41⁄2 games behind the New York Yankees and into a race with the Rays for the wild card. Boston and Tampa Bay play three more times at Fenway Park this weekend.

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been booted from Swaggerville to Staggerville, a home for battered bones and bruised egos. At 7-3 they still sit in first place in the CFL East, but a two-game spanking cour-

tesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders certainly put the Bombers in their place. Adding to the misery is a mysterious rib injury to Winnipeg’s starting QB Buck Pierce. The Bombers could have real trouble holding on in the East. Finding Pierce in the sick bay is no surprise, considering his black-and-blue history in Winnipeg and B.C. But with the additional losses of middle linebacker Joe Lobendahn (ACL) and the uncertain health of defensive back Jonathan Hefney, the Bombers have real

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problems. Making matters worse, Winnipeg have two games in the next three weeks against the Grey Cup champ Alouettes and face division rivals in five of the next six weeks. Jyles shows some promise: Steven Jyles wasn’t a winner in his first start with the Toronto Argos, but he at least shows the potential to not only be successful, but sell some tickets too. Jyles replaced deposed QB Cleo Lemon and has inherited a 2-7 team that is dead last in points pro-

duced. Yet Jyles demonstrates skills that allow quarterbacks to succeed in the CFL. In addition to a strong arm, he can make things happen with his legs, unlike Lemon. After coming off the nine-game injured list Jyles is playing catch-up while most pivots are in mid-season form. Jyles could be the key ingredient in leading the league’s worst offence out of the doldrums. Stamps’ grip on top spot a bit shaky: The Calgary Stampeders are a tough team to figure out.

Despite climbing back into first place in the West with a Labour Day rematch win over Edmonton, the 7-3 Stamps don’t always look like the league’s premier team. Although he threw for more than 300 yards against Edmonton, starter Henry Burris has been falling into bad throwing habits and posted just one TD toss in the Edmonton rematch. That long-shot Hail Mary that found the end zone is hardly a sign of an offence that’s ready to dominate opponents.

“Carlyle is a young, athletic prospect that provides additional depth to the centre back position.” WHITECAPS ACTING HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN IN A STATEMENT AFTER TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DEFENDER CARLYLE MITCHELL, PICTURED, WAS ADDED TO VANCOUVER’S ROSTER THURSDAY. THE MOVE, PENDING AN INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER CERTIFICATE, CAME JUST BEFORE THE MLS ROSTER FREEZE, WHICH RUNS THROUGH THE REST OF THE REGULAR SEASON AND THE MLS CUP PLAYOFFS.

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Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horoscope Aries March 21-April 20 If someone in a position of power offers you advice today, you should listen and learn. Taurus April 21-May 21 Try not to get upset or uptight today. How you react to provocation will determine what happens next. Gemini May 22-June 21 The depth and intensity of your feelings will surprise you today, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to deny that they exist. Cancer June 22-July 22 Someone you meet will attract you like a moth to the proverbial flame.

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