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Siblings Chloe Levy, 8, and Noah, 6, peer into Santa’s Workshop, one of The Bay’s holiday-themed windows by Ana Fernandes, the company’s creative design manager and national in-store marketing manager. The iconic Toronto retailer is again attracting shoppers’ attentions with its animated displays at Queen and Yonge streets. To read about how NORAD is preparing to track Santa this year, see page 10. DAVID VAN DYKE/METRO

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ORNGE boss steps aside

Health minister orders forensic auditors to ‘follow the money’ at air-ambulance service

ORNGE air ambulance boss Dr. Chris Mazza was paid $1.4 million a year, making him the highest publicly paid official in Ontario, the Toronto Star reports. That salary puts him $600,000 ahead of the highest paid hospital chief in the province and almost $65,000 ahead of the president of

Ontario Power Generation. Mazza left his post on indefinite medical leave Thursday, departing from the newly purchased office building near Pearson airport that ORNGE employees call the “Crystal Palace.” Health Minister Deb Matthews called Mazza’s salary and others

at the non-profit ORNGE “outrageous, shocking and unacceptable.” Forensic auditors have been sent in to find out if public dollars were misspent at the agency created to help sick and injured Ontario residents. Once, Mazza was an emergency room doctor at Sunnybrook Hos-

pital. By 2005, he had convinced then Liberal health minister George Smitherman to turn over the air ambulance system to him as a non-profit. All provincial assets were transferred to Mazza’s non-profit (eventually called ORNGE) for a nominal fee of $1. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE


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A 54-year-old woman died on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington early Thursday when a tractortrailer tire flew off a truck and crashed into her car. The truck was southbound on the QEW near North Shore Boulevard around 6:45 a.m. when the tire came off and bounced into the Toronto-bound lanes. The tire then hit the car, which veered off the roadway before coming to

rest. The driver, Miroslawa Chimielewski, was alone in the car and died at the scene. Contacted at their Hamilton home, Chimielewski’s son said he was too distraught to speak about what happened. The driver of the tractortrailer did not remain on the scene, Ontario Provincial Police Const. Graham Williamson said, adding it

was unclear whether the truck driver would have realized the tire had come off, or that it had hit another vehicle. The tire was found near the crash site. The truck was Niagarabound, meaning it may have been headed to the U.S. border. Williamson said the missing tire would likely be noticed at a truckinspection stop.

Tow truck operators remove the car hit by a flying truck tire on the QEW Thursday.

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Young woman has refused to take part in treatment that would identify that ‘frightening element in her character’ that allowed her to plot murder: Prosecutor

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A judge has rejected a bid by the “puppet master” behind the murder of 14-yearold Stefanie Rengel to serve her life sentence in a youth jail for another year rather than transfer to a federal adult prison. Referring to a “frightening” character flaw that Melissa Todorovic has not begun to address, Ontario Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer said Thursday “the concerns remain the same as they were two years ago.” It is in her best interests to serve her sentence among adults, he said. In July 2009, Nordheimer gave Todorovic, then 17, an “adult sentence” for goading her boyfriend David Bagshaw into stabbing Rengel outside the victim’s East York home on New Year’s Day 2008.

Todorovic turns 20 20 next month, an age when most youth inmates are transferred to a federal prison.

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He imposed a life term with seven years parole ineligibility for the girl he called the murder “puppet master.” At age 15, Todorovic was obsessively jealous of Stefanie, whom she had never met but regarded as a romantic rival. Over eight months, she waged an unrelenting campaign to pressure Bradshaw into killing the Grade 9 student. Todorovic’s lawyer, Brian

Snell, argued Thursday she should remain in Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton until she turns 21 rather than transfer, as scheduled, to Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener. Remaining in the youth jail would allow her to take a biology correspondence course with Athabasca University in Alberta, Snell said. Staff at McMurtry have made extraordinary steps to help her take the course, which requires such equipment as a laptop computer, test tubes and petri dishes, he said. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Melissa Todorovic is shown in an undated handout photo. A judge has rejected her bid to stay in a youth jail.


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Designing 4D city puzzles Shaun Sakdinan has come up with a new twist on the old jigsaw puzzle — a 4D version that includes the dimension of history. The 36-year-old Markham entrepreneur, who has sold everything from flashlights to UFC action figures, was

progressing well. Toronto Zoo CEO John Tracogna says the visit was part of a process to ensure the elephants’ move is done in a safe and humane manner. Toronto city council voted in late October to send the African elephants south of the border to a warmer facility with more open space.

Staff at the Toronto Zoo say a trip to the California sanctuary that will become home to three of their elephants was productive and planning for the move is

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attending a toy fair in New York, when he started to think how great it would be to incorporate the city’s amazing architecture into a puzzle. That’s how he came up with 4D Cityscape, which hit the market last Christmas. The puzzle comes in layers — first the bottom geographic layer, followed by major sites and parks, and then replicas of major buildings that are to be placed according to the date they were built.

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Eight-year-old Jake Schafer’s day in Toronto began with a trip to SickKids for a round of chemotherapy, part of a routine to fight the cancer that is quickly spreading through his frail body. Hours later, he was skating with Justin Bieber and half a dozen Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre, curly blonde locks poking out of his helmet as he took shots on Jonas Gustavasson. “I was getting my equipment on and Justin Bieber came in when I was about to go out on the ice,” Jake said from a hospital bed on Thursday, where he was having another round of treatment.

Eight-year-old Jake Schafer, who is fighting neuroblastoma, skated with Justin Bieber and the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

“He just asked if he could come and skate and I said yes. He got his stick and went and taped it and then he put his skates.” The outing was arranged by the Chil-

dren’s Wish Foundation after Jake, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma last year, said his dream was to hang out with the Biebs.

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Tower on horizon for Distillery? Report on building proposal due January The proposal to transform a historic six-storey Gooderham and Worts building into a boutique hotel in the Distillery District isn’t what has city planners shaking their heads. It’s the 27-storey condo

above it. Designed by famed Flatiron architect David Roberts Jr. and built in 1875, the red brick building on the northeast corner of Mill and Trinity Streets is protected by a

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South Korea and the Western world. Sources told The Chosunilbo, an Englishlanguage newspaper in Seoul, that the details don’t add up. Temperatures early on Dec. 17 were minus 12 degrees, making it unlikely the notoriously nocturnal Kim, with a bad heart, would have been up and out on a frigid morning. Four of the 20 carriages on Kim’s train are a mobile hospital and he travels with hundreds of staff and doctors. Could that many people have kept silent for two days? Kim had made nine public appearances in December and would have

been tired. He could have died in his sleep at home in Pyongyang. “Death on the train is possibly the best story that the North Korean regime can use to promote Kim as a hardworking leader who worked for the people until the moment he died,” a South Korean official told Chosunilbo. Not everyone was buying the idea of subterfuge. A researcher at a South Korean think-tank said, “It’s a great risk to the credibility of the regime if it’s later revealed that Kim died in his bed. They would think twice about lying about it.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Melissa Hofstetter shovels off her buried car in Boulder, Colo., Thursday. PAUL AIKEN/THE DAILY CAMERA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Bombers strike Baghdad Tensions rise in Iraq as attacks threaten stability in war-torn country mere days after U.S. forces leave Blasts hit 11 neighbourhoods, kill dozens KARIM KADIM/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A wave of 16 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 69 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently co-ordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis between Shiite and Sunni politicians that has sent sectarian tensions soaring. The bombings may be linked more to the U.S. withdrawal than the political crisis, but all together, the developments heighten fears of a new round of Shiite-Sunni sectarian bloodshed like the one a few years back that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the bombings bore all

Deadly attack The deadliest attack was in the Karrada neighbourhood, where a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the office of a government agency. At least 14 blasts went off in the morning and two more in the evening. Two police officers at the scene said the bomber was driving an ambulance and told guards that he needed to get to a nearby hospital. After the guards let him through, he drove to the building where he blew himself up, the officers said.

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Thursday.

the hallmarks of al-Qaida’s Sunni insurgents. Most appeared to hit Shiite neighbourhoods, although some Sunni areas

were also targeted. In all, 11 neighbourhoods were hit by either car bombs, roadside blasts or sticky bombs attached

to cars. There was at least one suicide bombing and the blasts went off over several hours. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

France’s genocide bill upsets Turkey French lawmakers easily passed a measure Thursday to make it a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 by Ottoman Turks amounted to genocide. Turkey swiftly retaliated, ordering its ambassador home and halting official contacts, including some military co-operation. Within hours of the vote on the bill, which would penalize those who deny the genocide, Turkey suspended joint military

Israel drops Gaza flotilla charges Israel’s attorney general has decided not to prosecute Israelis who participated in a Gaza-bound flotilla that was raided a

Friend or foe? Turkey, a NATO member, is a strategic ally of France and valued trading partner, and the moves diminish ties at a particularly crucial time. Paris and Ankara are both deeply involved in international issues from the uprising in Syria to Afghanistan.

manoeuvres and began restricting French military flights. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

year ago. The suspects included an Israeli-Arab lawmaker and an Islamist leader. Nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists were killed when Israeli naval commandos stormed the Gaza-bound ships. The raid prompted an international outcry. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Wish comes true for girl who met Kate Dad says 6-year-old’s cancer has gone into remission NATHAN DENTTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS

The shy, bald little girl who charmed Prince William and Kate when they visited Calgary in the summer has received her Christmas wish. Diamond Marshall’s father says she had surgery this week and the biopsies have shown her cancer is in remission, though she still must undergo chemotherapy and a bonemarrow transplant next month. Diamond’s brief meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a windy July day brought many Canadians to tears. The six year old, who is battling Stage 4 undifferentiated sarcoma, had asked the Children’s Wish Foundation for a chance to meet “a real princess.” She not only got to meet Kate, she managed to get in a hug with her idol and present her with flowers. Lyall Marshall, Diamond’s father, says he believes the brief encounter with the royal couple helped his little girl fight the disease. “That hug had a lot of meaning, we’re very thankful for that meet CANCER AWARENESS

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The unseasonable warm weather encouraged a larger than normal crowd to gather at the famous historic stone circle to celebrate the sunrise closest to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.

The Internet throws its weight around Scientist putting Internet electrons on the scale If you could set all the electrons in the Internet on scales, would they weigh the same as a California strawberry? American scientist Russell Seitz decided recently one day that the Internet weighs 50 grams. That’s 2 ounces, or one large strawberry, for the metrically challenged. The folks at YouTube channel VSauce included this tidbit in a video, How Much Does the Internet Weigh? that had been

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U.K. bookstore faces heat for Hitler manifesto display Indigo/Chapters’ head banned sale of book 10 years ago Mein Kampf sold at small book stores in Canada A British bookstore chain has apologized after promoting Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf as the “perfect present” for Christmas. Waterstone’s issued an apology after several people spotted the anti-Semitic tome at a store in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire with a sales sticker saying the book is an “essential gift for anyone seeking to understand one of history’s most despicable figures. A shocking read and vital warning for future generations.”

The online version of U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle newspaper reports seeing copies of the book displayed in Manchester, Cheshire and Liverpool. A Waterstone’s spokesperson told the Chronicle that the bookstore chain doesn’t actively promote the book and its customers “are capable of forming their own opinions on whether to purchase it or not.” “We have instructed stores accordingly, and

apologize for the offence caused.” A Virgin Megastore in Qatar came under fire earlier this month after promoting Hitler’s manifesto. American Charles Gandelman snapped a photo of the display, which “recommended” an Arabic translation of the book. A Virgin spokesperson said in a statement “the recommended tag was not an endorsement of the book’s author or its content. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE


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Thursday the shipment came from India and was destined for Toronto. It was flagged because of its origin and the container was X-rayed. “We examined the entire container in which there were 772 cardboard boxes in which there were various food products,” he said. Two of the boxes had 19 bags of heroin inside bags of flour balls — something the X-ray could pick up because of the consistency difference. That’s five kilo-

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the Supreme Court of Canada’s views have effectively killed his project to create a single securities regulator. He said Ottawa will respect the Supreme’s Court’s opinion. Earlier Thursday, the Supreme Court said federal legislation calling for a securities regulator goes beyond matters of national concern. Administration of stocks and bonds operations has always fallen under provincial jurisdiction, the court notes. But the court left Flaherty with the option of revising his scheme to create a

For and against While Ontario supported Flaherty’s idea, six provinces — led by Quebec and Alberta — opposed a national watchdog on the grounds it trampled on provincial rights.

single regulator for the whole country with the involvement of provincial governments. This leaves open the possibility that the federal government could recraft its plan to obtain greater support from the provinces. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Currency traders at the foreign-exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul work Thursday near a TV screen showing Kim Jong-un, son of North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong-il. LEE JIN-MAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wary investors head for exits Asian stock markets fell Thursday, ending a two-day rally after investors were rattled by the European Central Bank’s huge loan to bolster the continent’s banks. The declines came after Asian stocks plunged early this week on anxiety over the death of Kim Jong-il, then rallied on positive U.S. construction data and a strong Spanish government debt auction.

Holiday strikes are promising days of headaches for Christmas travellers around Europe. Workers were walking off the job to show their ire at budget-slashing measures by their governments to tackle debt and high deficits. In Belgium, Eurostar and Thalys idled their service through Brussels as transport workers walked off the job. In France, a strike by airport security

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Keeping a tab on technology Flat, hard packages will be welcome this year. Tablet computers are extremely popular, and electronic reading devices such as the Kindle have matured and come down in price. Which one to get? That’s mostly a matter of your budget. The iPad and other full-blown tablets are more expensive, but they do virtually everything better. Consider pooling money from friends or family for a better device. If you have more than $300 to spend, go for one of these full-size tablets. They have colour screens that are about nine inches diagonally, and they have built-in cameras. Apple 16GB iPad 2 ($498.99 at Future Shop) The device that made tablet computing mainstream still reigns, outselling all others combined. It’s thinner than competing tablets and has access to an unparalleled array of applications: Half a million, of which 140,000 are adapted for the iPad’s 9.7-inch screen. That means more good games, more useful reference apps and more entertainment options. The range of third-party book apps also means the iPad beats dedicated ereaders at their own game by giving users the ability to read books purchased from any store. The large screen displays documents comfortably. Sony S1 16GB Tablet ($399.99 at Best Buy) There are a slew of tablets

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from Samsung, Sony, LG and other manufacturers built around Google Inc.’s Android software. From a hardware standpoint, they are not much different from the iPad, though most of them are thicker, and they are available in a range of sizes. The Tablet S stands out by including an infrared emitter, which makes it usable as a large universal remote control. It also plays some PlayStation games. It has a 9.4-inch screen, slightly smaller than the iPad’s. It runs the latest version of Android, which is specially designed for tablets and is slick. ASUS 10.1” Eee Pad Transformer, 16GB ($346 at Wal-Mart) The Transformer is a reasonably priced Android tablet that doubles as a “netbook,” or small laptop, if you buy an accessory keyboard dock for $109. You can get an accessory keyboard for any tablet, but the Transformer’s attaches securely, and the combination folds up like a laptop. The keyboard has a touchpad, extra ports

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Amazon Kindle Touch 3G ($149 US) Amazon still has a variety of monochrome Kindles, including its first touchscreen model. The screen is more legible than colour screens in bright daylight and uses very little power. But it’s slow to respond, making navigation tedious. The lack of colour takes the joy out of children’s books, magazines and comics. The device’s touch sensitivity does make navigation easier.

? A model plays a game on Sony’s new Tablet S during a launch event in Tokyo. movies, games and other applications to the e-reader’s capabilities, so they are not just for bookworms.

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Amazon Kindle Fire ($199 US) The Fire is Amazon’s first colour Kindle. It runs a highly modified, userfriendly version of Android. The selection of apps is smaller than for other Android tablets, however. Notable inclusions are Netflix, Hulu and Comixology, a comic-book reader. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet ($249 US) The bookstore’s answer to the Kindle Fire is an updated version of last year’s Nook Color, a solid and successful e-reader. The Tablet has more memory than the Color or the Kindle Fire, and you can add even more.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch ($99 US) This slim, light e-reader is very similar to the $99 non-3G Kindle Touch. Barnes & Noble’s version has two advantages: It doesn’t display advertising, and it can load books from other bookstores, including Google Books. It can’t load Kindle books, though.

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’Tis the season to be frazzled. Luckily if you’re equipped with a smartphone, you have help. While you can use your device to Google nearby stores, videotape holiday concerts or check the weather, there’s much more your smartphone can do to help you get things wrapped up before Christmas morning.

THE WISH LIST Use your Mobilicity mobile phone’s notes option to put together a final list of

ENJOY THE SEASON WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE The line-ups just before Christmas can be unbelievable, and with kids in tow, you’d better find a way to keep them busy. Hand the kids your mobile phone or suggest they use their own to try a few games of Solitaire. Better yet, download one of these apps to reduce stress and have a bit of fun!

items you still need to buy. Or, download the Free Christmas List (Android) or Gift Organizer ($3.99, BlackBerry) app to keep track. Both apps help organize your list and add in gift ideas, while the Card Star app (free, Android) can help manage your loyalty program cards. Not sure if that electric drill is a good deal? The Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper 2012 app (free, BlackBerry; $4.89, Android) lets you compare ratings, reviews and feedback on products. Goods are searchable via a database or barcode scan. Better yet, if you have an Android phone, add the Red Laser Barcode & QR Scanner app or the Google Shopper app (both free) to search for deals. Not sure about a gift? While you can call to discuss gift options over your device, many texting options also allow you to attach pics so your boyfriend can ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ that gift for his mom.

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ENTERTAINING WAYS Never sure which Chardonnay to bring to the party? Download Nat Decants Wine Reviews Pairings Recipes (free, BlackBerry)/Natalie Maclean Wine Picks (free, Android) to find out what your sommelier-wannabe boss might little elephant is convinced he’s a reindeer and takes a run at your phone screen.

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enjoy. Wine expert Maclean offers a guide of wines to bring, and you can even scan a bottle to get a review of tastings and prices. If you’re hosting the party and are in need of a recipe refresher, use your phone to watch your favourite TV chefs cooking up your favourite dish on YouTube. Or, download the Epicurious Recipe app (free, Android)/Food Network Canada Mobile (free, BlackBerry) for recipes available through searchable databases.

PICTURE THIS Bye-bye bulky video cameras! Most new smartphones come equipped with cameras and video cameras that capture share-worthy memories. Any last minute holiday greetings you need to send? The Canada Post app (free, Android/BlackBerry) offers some holiday card help — it can turn a photo on your phone into a postcard Canada Post will print and mail for you. thankful when you feed him milk and cookies.

CHRISTMAS SNOW GLOBE 2.0 ANDROID - FREE Have good, mindless fun with this app, which lets you start the snow by giving your phone a little shake.


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MOBILICITY’S HOLIDAY MIRACLE SALE: 50 PER CENT OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS Get more wireless for less with 50 per cent off Mobilicity’s regular monthly rate plans. The offer, which ends at Christmas, gives you half-off select unlimited monthly plans with no contract. For as low as $12.50 per month, you get unlimited talk and text. And for a limited time, you can get up to 50 percent off on data add-ons, too. For details, go to mobilicity.ca/unlimited-plans/.

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His favourite things

Sidney Crosby Composite Stick Regular Flex Senior, $49.99, available at Sport Chek, sportchek.ca.

Crosby SC87 4 Pump Hockey Skates – Senior, $179.99, available at Sport Chek, sportchek.ca.

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Lululemon Formula Pant, $84, available at Lululemon, lululemon.com.

Team Canada Slap Shot Hoody, $69.99, available at Sport Chek, sportchek.ca.

Clif Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Protein Bar, left, $15 (12 bars per box) and Clif Shot Energy Gel, $24.99 (24 packages per box) available at clifbar.com.

Reebok 10K Back Pack Hockey Bag, $99.99, available at Canadian Tire, canadiantire.ca.

design Check out what Toronto designers have in store. Find Toronto stores that carry at least 50% locally designed product at:

Lululemon DTB Duffle, $78, available at Lululemon, lululemon.com. ObusForme Aura 30 Daypack, $34.99, available at mass retailers nationwide, obusforme.ca.

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Seasonal

Cheer Your wine and spirits guide PETER ROCKWELL LIQUIDASSETS@EASTLINK.CA

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Buying a bottle of booze as a gift is easy, right? Buying the right bottle; now there’s the challenge. Whether you have a wine, beer or spirit lover on your list one of these liquid gems is guaranteed to please. White Owl Whisky ($34.95-$39.99) Sure, while Canadian spirits are usually

brown, this unique blend of aged whiskies is filtered clear without losing any of its rich, rounded flavours. St-Germain Liqueur ($44.42-$59.99) This wine lover’s liqueur is made with French handpicked elderflower blossoms. Soft and refreshing, it’s a perfect in-

gredient for champagne cocktails on Christmas morning.

Dan Aykroyd — will add some seasonal magic to any vodka cocktail.

Masi 2007 Costasera Amarone Classico ($38.95-$49.99) Is there a red wine that appeals to every palate? I say it’s Amarone. Made with dried grapes it’s the ideal conversation vino that speaks volumes all by itself.

Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne Ice Jacket ($65.15-$69) Veuve’s nonvintage yel-

Crystal Head Vodka ($44.98-$59.95) OK, a skull-shaped bottle may not scream happy holidays, but this diamond-filtered neutral spirit — designed by Ghostbuster

low-labelled bubbly is a standard. Add a neoprene slip cover that will keep the passion juice cold for up to two hours and you are talking perfection. St-Rémy à la Crème Liqueur ($24.85-$28.98) Cream liqueurs are a holiday

essential and this one — made with a base of StRémy brandy — has a sexy creaminess that marries perfectly with its smooth alcohol base. Skate Whisky ($49.98$49.99) You will score with any Canadian whisky loving hockey fan gifting this spirit that’s smooth and subtle on the inside and classically kitschy (in a good way) on the outside.

Wychwood Bah Humbug Christmas Ale ($3.50-$5.29) Ebenezer Scrooge’s sour puss may be on the label, but this malty English ale will have the beer fans carolling. The Kraken Black Spiced Rum ($26.99-$34.99) Eggnog, meet your match. Dark, black and spicy, The Kraken unleashes major flavours that are exceptionally mixable and darn tasty on their own, too. Taylors Fladgate Scion Tawny Port ($3,495.99) The wine for this once-in-alifetime tipple has been aged in barrels since 1855. Thought to be the last of its kind, there is no better way to say Merry Christmas. PRICES REFLECT THE RANGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL PROVINCES.

Clockwise from top: StGermain Liqueur; Masi 2007 Costasera Amarone Classico; The Kraken Black Spiced Rum; St-Rémy à la Crème Liqueur; Crystal Head Vodka; Skate Whisky; White Owl Whisky; and Taylors Fladgate Scion Tawny Port.


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Season’s eatings Baker Street Whoopies, $1.99 per whoopie, available nationally at retailers including Longo’s, Metro, Loblaws, Sobeys, Sumerhill, Pusateri’s and Garden Fresh Market.

PC Milk Chocolate Covered Butter Toffee with Roasted Almonds, $7.99, available where President’s Choice products are sold, presidentschoice.ca.

Tim Hortons Double Double Coffee Flavour Chocolate Truffles, $5.95, available at Tim Hortons, timhortons.com.

Sweet Charity Tinned Peppermint Bark, $9.99, available at Winners, winners.ca.

Skillet Street Food Bacon Jam, $19.95 for a 300g container, available at fine food stores. A list of retail stores can be found at skilletstreetfood.com.

Peanut Butter Cups with Fleur De Sel, $20, available at Indigo, chapters. indigo.ca.

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Holiday Gift Set, $14.95, available at Starbucks, starbucks.ca.

Chocolate Boxes from Hudson’s Bay Company Confectionary, $8.99 each, available at the Bay, thebay.com.

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Candy Cane Chocolate Whoopie Pies Ingredients: • 1 cup (250 ml) Compliments all-purpose flour • ¼ cup (60 ml) Compliments cocoa • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda • ½ tsp (2 ml) salt • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (175 ml) milk, divided • 1 tsp (5 ml) Sensations by Compliments Pure Vanilla Extract

‘Hot’ Chocolate Shortbread

• ¾ cup (175 ml) unsalted butter, room temperature, divided • ½ cup (125 ml) brown sugar • 1 egg • ¼ tsp (1 ml) pure mint extract • 2 cups (500 ml) icing sugar • ¾ cup (175 ml) crushed or chopped Compliments Candy Canes (approx. 12 large), divided

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Ingredients: • 1 cup (250 ml) Gay Lea Butter (Unsalted), softened • 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla • 2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour • ¾ cup (175 ml) instant dissolving sugar • ½ cup (125 ml) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted • 1 tsp (5 ml) each salt and ground cinnamon • ¼ tsp (1 ml) cayenne pepper • melted white and dark chocolate

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Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a measuring cup, stir together ¾ cup (175 ml) milk and vanilla. Set aside. Using an electric mixer (stand or hand-held), cream together ¼ cup (60 ml) butter and the brown sugar until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 min., then add egg. Reduce speed to low and alternately add portions of the dry ingredients and milk mixture, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, finishing with dry ingredients. Beat just until a smooth batter forms. Using a tablespoon, portion out level spoonfuls of batter and place mounds, spaced about 1½ inch (4 cm) apart, on 2 parchment paperlined baking sheets. Bake for 11 min., rotating baking sheets halfway through. Transfer pies to a wire rack and cool completely. Meanwhile, make the filling. Using the mixer, whip remaining butter until fluffy, then add mint extract and remaining milk. With the mixer on low, gradually add icing sugar, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Beat until fluffy, about 4 min. Cover and set aside. Fold ¼ cup (60 ml) crushed candy canes into the filling. Sandwich level tablespoons of filling between 2 pies, spreading to the edges. At this point, they can be refrigerated overnight in a parchment paper-lined airtight container, with parchment between pies if they are stacked. Just before serving, dab filling edges into remaining candy cane and lightly pat pieces into place. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately. Makes 20 pies. Alternate filling: Add 1 tsp (5 ml) rum extract instead of mint extract to the filling and roll edges in ½ cup (125 ml) toasted shredded coconut instead of candy cane.

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In a large bowl, beat the butter and vanilla until fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with the sugar, cocoa, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper; beat into the butter mixture on low just until uniformly combined. Form the dough into a flat disc; wrap and chill for 1 hour or until firm enough to roll easily. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough out between sheets of parchment paper to ¼-inch (5 mm) thick. Cut out shapes using 2-inch (5 cm) cookie cutters. Place the cookies, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on baking sheets. Re-roll scraps and cut out additional cookies once. Bake, in batches, for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a rack. Drizzle cooled cookies with melted white and dark chocolate for an attractive garnish. Let stand until completely set before packing. Makes about 3 dozen cookies HELPFUL HINT: The heat in these cookies is subtle, so for those who want more intensity, increase cayenne pepper to ½ tsp (2 ml).

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Bacon Jam Stuffed Potato Skins Ingredients: • 3 russet potatoes, scrubbed • 8 tbsp (120 ml) Skillet Bacon Jam • 2 tbsp (30 ml) butter, melted • 1 clove garlic, minced • ¾ cup (177 ml) cheddar cheese • 1 cup (240 ml) sliced onions • ¼ cup (60 ml) flour • ½ cup (120 ml) vegetable oil, for frying • sour cream in a squeeze bottle, for topping • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped Italian parsley, for garnish

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tato skin, top with cheddar cheese and put under broiler until bubbly and golden brown. Drizzle with sour cream and top with crispy onions and the parsley. Serves 4.

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For the little sport

PGT Jewel Pant, Blazing Yellow, $100, available at O’Neill Canada, oneilleshop.ca/en.

Firefly Boy’s Delimit Snowboard Package $249.97 ($399.97 if purchased separately), available at Sport Chek, sportchek.ca.

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Since first being published in December 1843 Charles Dickens’s story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s emotional transformation from hoarder to Ho Ho-er has been presented in many forms. A Christmas Carol has been adapted into opera, ballet, a Broadway musical and even a mime show starring Marcel Marceau. On film there have been at least 28 versions of the story and dozens more for television. This week the Reel Guys have a look at the best big screen versions of the classic story.

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Bah, humbug! Sim, Murray and Carrey have all played the miser who finds redemption Crouse and Breslin debate the best movie version of A Christmas Carol Richard: Mark, there is only one must-see out of all the dozens of film and TV versions of the Charles Dickens classic and that’s the 1951 Alastair Sim version. Nearly perfect in every way, it is a tale of redemption that confirms the fundamental spiritual nature of Christmas itself. In other words, it makes us feel good. Accept no substitutes. If, however, you’ve already seen it this year or you’re allergic to black and white movies, there are alternatives. MB: Richard, you are so right. The movie HAS to be in black and white to

make us feel the spirit of Dickensian deprivation. It’s the classic. But growing up in a Jewish household, it didn’t have any importance to me as a child. I discovered it much later, and was transfixed by its narrative power and perfectly gloomy mood. May I contrast this with the Jim Carrey version? Now that’s a movie with no sense of mystery, and a buffoonish interpretation of the lead character. I feel sorry for children who grow up with this bloated, CGI-laden excuse for a classic. Richard, please don’t tell me you like it!

RC: Before I saw the Jim Carrey version of A Christmas Carol I wondered why remake a story that has been done so often and so well in the past. I’ve seen it and I’m still wondering. The weirdly lifeless animation was creepy, akin to a Christmas story performed by zombies. MB: Let me praise Bill Murray’s version Scrooged. It’s far from authentic, light years away from Dickens, but it makes its points in a very modern way. Bill Murray is great in it, and the writing is sharp and satirical. Setting it in the milieu of the television industry

obviously changes the mood of the original, but as long as you see the movie as an interesting and successful riff upon the original story, and not as a substitute for it, it’s a great movie for the season.

If you’re experiencing a joy overload on Christmas Day, revel in some apocalyptic fare at the movie theatre. The Darkest Hour opens Dec. 25. The film follows five people in Moscow fighting an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply. METRO

RC: I agree. It’s become a must see for me every year. Although I don’t have to see The Muppets Christmas Carol every year, it is a treat to see Michael Caine as Scrooge. I also like the musical Scrooge with Albert Finney in the lead. MB: I’ve never seen it! I sure hope they gave Tiny Tim a tap solo.

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Top 5 actors to watch next year...

2 4 1 3 5 DOUGLAS BOOTH

Could the role of Romeo in the latest Romeo and Juliet turn Booth into another Leonardo DiCaprio? With a second starring role alongside Disney princessturned-stoner Miley Cyrus in LOL..., well, look at the kid’s hair. It’s a little like Leo.

MICHAEL FASSBENDER

TAYLOR KITSCH

We’re not going to hide our partiality to this IrishGerman export, 34, who was ubiquitous in 2011 with an impressive four releases, including X-Men: First Class and Jane Eyre. His upcoming spy flick with director Steven Soderbergh, Haywire (Jan. 20), combined with all the awards-season buzz he’s been getting for his performance in 2011’s Shame will propel Fassbender to A-List by the time his sci-fi film Prometheus, a semiprequel to Alien, is released in the summer (June 8).

The Friday Night Lights star appears in two huge movies this summer: the sci-fi epic John Carter, set on Mars, and Battleship, a sci-fi version of the popular board game. Finally, he’ll be known for something more than his abs.

CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOS

We finally learned how to spell Galifianakis, so it’s about time another comedic actor with an impossibly lengthy Greek last name take the scene by storm. Audiences first got to meet D-what’s-his-face on the American sitcom Up All Night but the GrecoCanadian actor will get even more exposure this spring (April 13) with the release of The Three Stooges, in which he plays Moe, the only Stooge with a passable haircut.

This 19-year-old actor has been working steadily in Hollywood, but it’ll be the March 23 release of the highly anticipated film adaptation of The Hunger Games that makes him a star. While we can’t prom-

ise he’ll be the next Robert Pattinson — sorry, RPatz will always have a special vampire lair in our hearts — the series’ rabid fanbase will give Hutcherson a fast pass to megastardom. Especially because it’s a romantic lead. (For younger kids, he’s also in 2012’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.)

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Top 5 ladies to look out for GINA CARANO

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How does a mixed martial-artist end up as the lead in a Steven Soderbergh indie spy thriller? And with a supporting cast that includes acting heavyweights Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Michael Douglas? She kicks ass, obviously.

Did you know? “It’s so satisfying watching her beat the (expletive) out of the cast,” Soderbergh told The

Playlist blog about Carano. He caught her on TV one night and thought, Why has no one made a movie with her?

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ELIZABETH OLSEN

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TAYLOR SCHILLING

The Olsen Twins’ younger sister got a major headstart in 2011 with her impressive performance in indie cult film Martha Marcy May Marlene and this thoughtful, wideeyed actress will continue the momentum with Liberal Arts, written and directed by How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. She’ll also appear in the horror flick Silent House (March 9) and paranormal thriller Red Lights alongside Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy.

Thank the Material Girl herself, Madonna, for bringing this English Rose to the forefront in 2012. Riseborough will start off the year with her lauded performance in Madge-directed feature W.E. (Feb. 3) as controversial paramour to King Edward the 8th, Wallis Simpson. She’ll stay at the forefront with IRA thriller Shadow Dancer, as well as Disconnect, co-starring True Blood babe Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Bateman — finishing it off with English crime thriller Welcome to the Punch.

Oh, to star in a Nicholas Sparks book adaptation. Though she may’ve been the lead in failed TV show Mercy and dead-onarrival Atlas Shrugged: Part One as lead character Dagny Taggart, somebody in Hollywood has some faith in this American 27year-old. She’s been cast opposite Zac Efron in The Lucky One (April 20), a romance about an Iraq war veteran who goes in search of the woman whose photo became his good luck charm while fighting in the war. Schilling will also star in Ben Affleckdirected political thriller Argo in 2012.

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Top 10 TIFF films of 2011 HANDOUT

Find out who made the list for the top movies of 2011 from TIFF Did your favourite make the list? Now that Santa’s naughty and nice list has been put away for another year, it’s time to have a look at another list, Canada's Top 10, the Toronto International Film Festival's annual tally of the best Canadian features. In alphabetical order, here are the winners as chosen by a panel of industry experts. Café de flore

The main pleasure in this story about the uncompromising power of true love is watching Vanessa Paradis throw glamour out the window and deliver a gritty, but lovingly rendered performance as a protective mother. A Dangerous Method

Here two pioneering psychoanalysts, played by Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen, have a falling out over an intelligent, beautiful but troubled patient (Keira Knightley). The movie is an enticing stew of psychosexuality and repression that challenges commonly held beliefs about what is normal and what is not.

Starbuck

A charming movie about a man — winningly played by Patrick Huard —who discovers his sperm bank donations unwittingly made him the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to learn their biological father’s real identity. Take This Waltz

This second feature from director Sarah Polley is a bittersweet Canadian kitchen sink drama about being trapped in a marriage with someone who can’t speak his mind.

Monsieur Lazhar makes the list of TIFF favourites from 2011.

Edwin Boyd

The story of Canada’s John Dillinger is an entertaining romp through three decades in the life of a notorious homegrown folk hero. Hobo With a Shotgun

This is like what would have happened if Roger

Corman made Death Wish with a fake blood budget the size of a James Cameron movie.

director. It’s an expressionistic, beautifully grotesque story that demands multiple viewings.

Keyhole

Marécages

Guy Maddin’s homage to 1930’s gangster melodramas is exactly what we expect from the eccentric

This lush looking story of the hardships of rural life and keeping a family together is slow moving but

rewarding.

Le Vendeur

Monsieur Lazhar

This looks at what happens to life in a small town when the largest employer is about to shut down. It is a Main Street drama seen through the eyes of a kindly car salesman.

Canada’s official entry to the Oscar race, this schoolroom drama — think To Sir with Love, with a suicide subplot — is one of the best films of the year, Canadian or otherwise.

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We Bought a Zoo Genre: Comedy Director: Cameron Crowe Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church 111

Cameron Crowe might not seem on surface the first choice for a family friendly comedy, but a closer look at his work — from Almost Famous to Jerry Maguire — proves otherwise. Crowe’s pictures almost always deal with family situations, mostly unorthodox, but always gripped by truth and sentimentality. His adaptation of the bestselling book, We Bought a Zoo, is really just another Crowe joint: Carnage Genre: Comedy Director: Roman Polanski Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz 11111⁄2

The aptly named Carnage is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf for our allegedly enlightened times, with all the discomfort and none of the sex. Penelope and Michael Longstreet invite Nancy and Alan Cowan to

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melancholy yet joyous, optimistic and truthful. Matt Damon is in fine form as the still-aching widow who moves his two children to a dilapidated country zoo and he’s matched by Scarlett Johansen as a feisty zookeeper. Kids will love it too (if my 5-year-old son Jack’s engagement is any indication), not just for the plethora of funny animals, but because of the simple, warm dramatic plotting, gentle laughs and general upbeat vibe. Though less liberal parents should be warned that a few choice PG-pushing expletives do rear their heads from time to time. CHRIS ALEXANDER

their Manhattan apartment to discuss a schoolyard incident between their sons which left one “disfigured.” The veneer of good manners and co-operation flames out, devolving into screaming, insulting, vomiting, hitting, drunkenness and an inability to leave the premises. Claustrophobic, intense, panic-inducing and hilarious, Polanski has a winner. ANNE BRODIE

War Horse Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Genre: Drama Director: Stephen Daldry Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock 111 1⁄2

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close explores the horror of 9-11 through the eyes of a gifted 10-year-old named Oskar (Thomas Horn) whose father (Tom Hanks) was killed in the attack. This is a 9-11 movie that isn’t about ideology but the human cost of ideology. Oskar’s search

isn’t for answers as to why 9-11 happened, but rather to keep a connection to his father alive. Good performances all round, Sandra Bullock and Max Von Sydow are standouts, but Horn does much of the work, his doe eyes conveying the pain, hurt and confusion that comes along with great loss. It’s a bit over long, with a drawn out ending, but a few moments guaranteed to trigger the water works. RICHARD CROUSE

Genre: Drama Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson 111

A book-turned-play-turned Steven Spielberg epic, War Horse is a manipulated but multilayered telling of the First World War through the eyes of a tempestuous thoroughbred. Combining several char-

acters from both sides of the battle, Spielberg overextends his focus on sentimentality but as he’s proved in Saving Private Ryan, nobody crafts cinematic combat scenes better and the auteur succeeds most notably with a stunningly filmed cavalry charge that outlines the harrowing carnage of war. STEVE GOW

Pina Genre: Documentary Director: Wim Wenders Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Mailu Airaudo 1111

Pina is a rare film that actually benefits from the 3D format. Director Wim Wenders examination of German choreographer Pina Bausch, who died during pre-production, is a character study masquerading as a ballet. Mixing archival footage with beautiful scenes of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble performing her creations (both onstage

and in the outdoors), Wenders uses dance to capture his subject’s spirit. Dance enthusiasts will marvel at this film; there’s more than just elaborate body movement on display. IAN GORMELY


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DOWNTOWN CARLTON 20 Carlton St., 416-494-9371 The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Fri 1:20-4:056:45-9:15 Sat 1:20-4:05-6:45 Sun 4:05-6:45-9:15 MonThu 1:20-4:05-6:45-9:15 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 2-4:30-7:10-9:05 Sat 2-4:30-7:10 Sun 4:30-7:109:05 Mon-Thu 2-4:30-7:10-9:05 The Darkest Hour(PG) Sun 4:20-6:55-9:20 MonThu 1:55-4:20-6:55-9:20 Drive(18A) Fri 1:55-4:20-6:55-9:20 Sat 1:55-4:206:55 The Guard(14A) Fri 4:35-9:30 Sat 4:35 Sun-Thu 4:35-9:30 J. Edgar(PG) Fri-Sat 1:30-6:50 Sun 6:50 Mon-Thu 1:30-6:50 Melancholia(PG) Fri 3:55-9:35 Sat 3:55 Sun-Thu 3:55-9:35 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 1:45-4:25-7:05-9:40 Sat 1:45-4:25-7:05 Sun 4:25-7:05-9:40 Mon-Thu 1:45-4:25-7:05-9:40 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Sat 1:35-7:15 Sun 7:15 Mon-Thu 1:35-7:15 The Skin I Live In(18A) Fri 3:50-9:25 Sat 3:50 SunThu 3:50-9:25 Surviving Progress(R) Fri-Sat 1:50-7:25 Sun 7:25 Mon-Thu 1:50-7:25 Take Shelter(STC) Fri 4:15-9:45 Sat 4:15 Sun-Thu 4:15-9:45 The Way(14A) Fri-Sat 1:25-7 Sun 7 Mon-Thu 1:25-7 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:40-4:10-6:40-9:10 Sat 1:40-4:10-6:40 Sun 4:10-6:40-9:10 Mon-Thu 1:404:10-6:40-9:10

CUMBERLAND CINEMAS 159 Cumberland Ave., 416-646-0444 Café de Flore(14A) Fri 1:30-4:15-7:10-10 Sat 1:304:15-7:10 Sun 4:15-7:10-10 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:15-7:10-10 The Eye of the Storm(STC) Fri 1:45-4:10-6:459:10 Sat 1:45-4:10-6:45 My Week With Marilyn(14A) Fri 1:15-3:456:30-9:30 Sat 1:15-3:45-6:30 Sun 3:50-6:30-9:30 MonThu 1:15-3:50-6:30-9:30 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1-4-7-9:50 Sat 1-4-7 Sun 4-6:50-9:45 Mon-Thu 1-4-6:50-9:45 War Horse(PG) Sun 3:40-7-10:10 Mon-Thu 12:303:40-7-10:10

SCOTIABANK THEATRE 259 Richmond St., 416-368-5600 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 11:15-1:40-4:15-6:50-9:30 Sat 11:15-1:45-4:156:50-9:30 Sun 1:40-4:15-6:50-9:30 Mon-Thu 11:101:40-4:15-6:50-9:30 The Descendants(14A) Fri 11:10-1:50-4:50-7:5010:45 Sat 1:15-4-7:30-10:15 Sun-Thu 1:50-4:45-7:5010:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 11:45-2:30-3:30-6:10-7:10-10-10:50 Sat 11:45-2:303:20-6:10-6:55-10-10:30 Sun-Thu 11:45-2:20-3:306:10-7:10-9:50-10:50 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Thu 11 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 12:50-3:45-6:40-9:50 Sat 12:453:45-6:40-9:50 Sun-Thu 12:15-3:20-6:20-9:10 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 11:40-12:20-2:50-3:40-6-7-9:20-10:20 Sat 11:40-12:20-2:50-3:40-6-7-9:20-10:10 Sun 12:30-2:403:40-6-7-9:20-10:20 Mon-Thu 11:40-12:20-2:50-3:40-67-9:20-10:20 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience(PG) Fri 11-2-5-8-11 Sat 11-2-5-8 Sun 2-5-8-11 Mon-Thu 11-2-5-8-11 Shame(18A) Fri 1:20-4:30-7:20-10:30 Sat 1:30-4:307:10-9:45 Sun-Mon 1:15-4-7:20-10 Tue 1:15-4-7:2010:20 Wed-Thu 1:15-4-7:20-10 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Sat 12-2:15-3:10-5:30-6:30-9-9:40 Sun-Thu 123:10-6:30-9:40 Fri 1-4:10-7:30-10:40 Sat 1-4:10-7:2010:20 Sun-Thu 1-4:15-7:30-10:40 The Sitter(14A) Fri 12:40-3-5:15-7:40-10:10 Sat 12:30-3-5:15-7:40-10:05 Sun-Thu 12:45-3-5:15-7:4010:10 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri 12:30-3:20-6:20-9:10 Sat 12:10-3:25-6:209:10 War Horse(PG) Sun 1:30-2:50-5:30-6:40-9-10:30 Mon-Thu 11:20-1:30-2:40-5:30-6:40-9-10:30

MARKET SQUARE 80 Front St., 416-494-9371 The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Fri 1:10-3:407:15-9:25-11:40 Sat 1:10-3:40-7:15 Sun 3:40-7:15-9:25 Mon 3:40-9:25 Tue 1:10-3:40-7:15-9:25 Wed 3:40-9:25 Thu 1:10-3:40-7:15-9:25 Mon 1:10-7:15 Wed 1:10-7:15 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 1-3-5-7-9-11 Sat 1-3-5-7 Sun 4:15-7-9 Mon-Thu 13-5-7-9 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:45 Sat 12:45-3:45-6:45 Sun 3:456:45-9:45 Mon-Thu 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:45 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 1:25-4:05-6:50-9:35 Sat 1:25-4:05-6:50 Sun 4:05-6:50-9:35 Mon 4:05-9:35 Tue 1:25-4:05-6:50-9:35 Wed 4:05-9:35 Thu 1:25-4:05-6:50-9:35 Mon 1:25-6:50 Wed 1:25-6:50 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 1:20-3:50 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 6:55-9:15-11:35 Sat 6:55

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:15-3:55-7:05-9:40 Sat 1:15-3:55-7:05 Sun 3:55-7:05-9:40 Mon-Thu 1:15-3:55-7:05-9:40 War Horse(PG) Sun 3:50-6:55-9:50 Mon-Thu 12:55-3:50-6:55-9:50

REVUE CINEMA 400 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-531-9959 The Ides of March(14A) Mon-Tue 4-7 Wed 49:30 Thu 4-9 J. Edgar(PG) Mon-Tue 9:15 Wed-Thu 6:45 Moneyball(PG) Fri 9:30 No Films Showing Today(STC) Sat-Sun Puss in Boots(G) Mon-Thu 2 The Wayshower(STC) Fri 7

THE ROYAL 608 College St., 416-466-4400 Drive(18A) Fri 7 Tue 7 Wed-Thu 9:15 Moneyball(PG) Fri 9:15 Tue 9:15 Wed-Thu 6:30 No Films Showing Today(STC) Sat-Mon Puss in Boots(G) Wed-Thu 4:30

VARSITY 55 Bloor St. W., 416-961-6304 The Artist(PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:20-6:20-9:10 Fri-Thu 12:45-3:15-5:25-7:45-9:55 Carnage(14A) Fri-Thu 12-2:30-5-7:30-10 Fri-Thu 1:05-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05 The Descendants(14A) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:40-6:509:55 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) FriThu 11:30-3-6:40-10:15 Fri-Thu 12:15-3:35-6:55-10:05 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-3:30-6:45-9:45 Shame(18A) Fri-Thu 12:20-4-7:20-10:30 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(14A) Fri-Thu 12:403:50-7-10:10 Fri-Thu 11:30-1:55-4:30-7:15-9:45 Young Adult(14A) Fri-Thu 11:45-2:10-4:50-7:4010:20

CANADA SQUARE 2200 Yonge St., 416-646-0444 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri 1:15-4:10-6:40-9:05 Sat 1:15-4:10-6:40 Sun 4:10-6:40-9 Mon-Thu 1:25-4:106:40-9 The Descendants(14A) Fri 2-4:40-7:20-10 Sat 24:40-7:20 Sun 4:20-7:20-10 Mon-Thu 1:40-4:20-7:20-10 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri 1-3:50-6:30-8:55 Sat 13:50-6:30 Sun 4:15 Mon-Thu 1-3:45 Hugo(PG) Sun 4:05-6:50-9:40 Mon-Thu 1:15-4:056:50-9:40 The Ides of March(14A) Fri 1:40-4:50-7:15-9:40 Sat 1:40-4:50-7:15 Sun-Thu 7-9:20 J. Edgar(PG) Fri 1:05-4-7-9:55 Sat 1:05-4-7 The Muppets(G) Sun 4-6:30-9:10 Mon-Thu 1:103:55-6:30-9:10 The Sitter(14A) Fri 1:50-4:30-7:30-9:30 Sat 1:504:30-7:30 Sun 4:45-7:30-9:30 Mon-Thu 2-4:45-7:309:30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri 1:25-4:20-7:10-9:50 Sat 1:25-4:20-7:10 Sun 4:30-7:10-9:50 Mon-Thu 1:50-4:30-7:10-9:50 Young Adult(14A) Fri 2:10-4:35-6:50-9:15 Sat 2:10-4:35-6:50 Sun 4:35-7:40-9:55 Mon-Thu 2:10-4:357:40-9:55

MT. PLEASANT THEATRE 675 Mt.Pleasant Rd., 416-489-8484 Le Havre(PG) Fri 7 Mon-Tue 7 Wed-Thu 4:30-7 No Films Showing Today(STC) Sat-Sun The Way(14A) Fri 9:10 Mon-Tue 4:15-9:10 WedThu 9:10

REGENT THEATRE 551 Mt.Pleasant Rd., 416-480-9884 50/50(14A) Fri 8:55 Mon-Tue 4:30-8:55 Wed-Thu 7 Midnight in Paris(PG) Fri 7 Mon-Tue 7 Wed-Thu 9 No Films Showing Today(STC) Sat-Sun

YONGE-EGLINTON CENTRE 2300 Yonge St., 416-544-1236 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 1:204:20-7:20-10:25 Sat 1:20-4:20-7:20 Sun-Thu 11:402:15-5-7:40-10:25 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 1:30-4:10-7-9:20 Sat 1:30-4:10-7 Sun-Thu 11:502:05-4:40-7:05-9:20 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 12-2:204:50-7:30-9:55 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 3:10-6:50-10:30 Sat 3:10-6:50 Sun 3:10-6:50-10:30 Mon-Thu 11:30-3:10-6:50-10:30 Sun 11:30 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 12:40-3:40-6:30-9:30 Sat 12:303:30-6:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 1-4-7:10-10:20 Sat 1-4-7:10 Sun-Thu 1-4-7:1010:20 The Muppets(G) Fri 1:10-4:05-7:30-10:05 Sat 12:50-3:50-6:45 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 1:40-4:40-7:40-10:30 Sat 2-4:45-7:30 Sun-Thu 12:50-4:20-7:20-10:05 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 12:30-3:25-6:45-10:10 Sat 1:40-4:40-7:30 SunMon 12:20-3:40-6:45-10:10 Tue 12:20-3:40-6:45-10:05 Wed-Thu 12:20-3:40-6:45-10:10 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 12:10-3:20-6:40-10 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 12:50-3:50-6:40-9:40 Sat 12:40-3:40-6:40 Sun-Thu 12:40-3:30-6:30-9:30

YONGE & DUNDAS 24 10 Dundas St East, 416-977-2642

The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Fri-Sat 10:451:30-4:15-7-9:45 Sun-Thu 10:50-1:30-4:15-7-9:45 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 11:15-2-4:45-7:30-10:15 Sun-Thu 11:15-11:45-2-2:304:45-5:15-7:30-8-10:15-11 Fri-Sat 11:45-2:30-5:15-8-11 The Adventures of Tintin: An IMAX 3D Experience(PG) Fri-Thu 10:30-1-3:45-6:30-9:15 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri-Sat 10:35-12:50-3:155:45-8:15-10:45 Sun-Thu 10:35-12:50-3:15-5:40-8:0510:35 Arthur Christmas 3D(G) Fri-Sat 11:35-2:05-4:256:55-9:25 The Darkest Hour(PG) Sun-Thu 10:45-1-3:155:30-7:45-10 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 12-2:154:30-6:45-9-11:15 Don 2(14A) Fri-Sat 12:15-3:45-6:45-9:15-10:30 SunMon 12:15-3:45-6:45-9:25-10:30 Tue-Thu 12:15-3:456:45-9:15-10:30 Don 2 3D(14A) Fri-Sat 10:30-2-5:15-8:30 Sun-Thu 10:30-2-5:10-8:30 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close(PG) Sun-Thu 11:30-12:45-2:15-3:30-5:15-6:30-8:15-9:30-11 Sun-Thu 10:45-1:30-4:30-7:15-10:15 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri-Sat 10:40-1:05-3:35 SunThu 10:35-1:05-3:35 The Ides of March(14A) Fri-Thu 11:20-1:55-4:206:50 In Time(PG) Fri-Sat 10:40-1:25-3:55-6:20-9:15 Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl(PG) Fri-Sat 11:50-3:306:40-9:50 Margin Call(STC) Fri-Thu 11:25-2:10-4:55-7:25-10 Moneyball(PG) Fri-Sat 6:15-9:10 Sun-Thu 6:159:20 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 10:35-11:05-1:05-1:453:50-4:30-6:30-7:15-9:15-10:10 Sun-Thu 10:50-1:25-46:45-9:15 My Week With Marilyn(14A) Fri-Sat 12:453:15-5:45-8:15-10:40 Sun-Thu 12:45-3:15-5:45-8:20-11 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Sat 10:30-11:15-11:50-1-22:30-3:45-4:45-5:15-6:30-7:30-8:15-9:15-10:10-11 SunThu 10:30-11:55-1:10-2:45-4-5:35-7:45-8:20-10:30-11:15 The Rum Diary(14A) Fri-Sat 10:35-1:25-4:10-6:55 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(14A) Fri-Sat 10:4511:30-1:45-2:30-4:45-5:30-7:45-8:30-9:45-10:45 SunThu 10:30-11:15-1:15-2:15-4:15-5:15-7:15-8:15-10:15-11:15 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Sun-Thu 10:50-1:35-4:25-7:05-10:05 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri-Sat 10:30-11:45-1:302:45-4:30-6-7:30-9-10:30 Sun-Thu 10:35-11:45-1:302:45-4:30-6-7:30-9-10:30

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX 350 King St. West, 416-599-8433 2001: A Space Odyssey(PG) Sun-Thu 8 Antz(PG) Thu 2 Babe(PG) Wed 2 The Country Girl(PG) Sat 6:30 Mon 5 Wed-Thu 5 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(PG) Tue 2 The Ghost Writer(PG) Sun 4 High Noon(PG) Tue 5 High Society(G) Fri 6:30 Into the Abyss(PG) Fri-Thu 9 The Land Before Time(PG) Mon 2 Melancholia(PG) Fri-Thu 8:15 Miracle on 34th Street(G) Fri-Sat 2 Pina(G) Fri-Sat 12:45-2:45-3:30-5:30-6:15-8:45 Sun 12:45-3:30-5:30-6:15-8:45 Mon-Thu 12:45-2:45-3:305:30-6:15-8:45 Sun 2:45 Rosemary’s Baby(R) Fri 9 Tomboy(PG) Fri-Thu 6:45 Young Adult(14A) Fri-Thu 2:15-4:30-7:30-9:45

WEST END ALBION CINEMAS 1530 Albion Rd., 416-742-3456 Don 2(14A) Fri 1:15-3:30-6:30-9:30-12 Sat 12:151:15-3:30-6:30-9:30-12 Sun 12:15-1:15-3:30-6:30-9:30 Mon-Thu 3:30-6:30-9:30 Rajapattai(STC) Fri-Sun 4-6:45-9:30 Mon-Thu 4:157-9:45

QUEENSWAY 1025 The Queensway, 416-503-0424 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 11:50-2:25-5:10-7:50-10:30 Sun-Thu 11:45-2:25-5:107:55-10:35 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 12-1:15-2:30-3:40-4:50-7:15-9:35 Sun-Tue 11:50-12:50-2:05-3:10-4:25-5:40-8:10-10:30 Wed-Thu 11:50-2:05-3:10-4:25-5:40-8:10-10:30 Arthur Christmas(G) Sun-Thu 11:55-2:30-5:15-8 Arthur Christmas 3D(G) Fri-Sat 12:40-4-7 The Artist(PG) Fri-Sat 1:20-4:40-7:30-10:25 Sun-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:35-10:25 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 12:45-3:155:45-8:15-10:45 The Descendants(14A) Fri-Sat 12:45-3:45-6:409:50 Sun-Thu 11:30-2:20-5:10-8:05-10:55 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) FriSat 11:45-3:15-6:45-10:15 Sun-Tue 12:30-3:55-6:457:30-10:15-10:55 Wed-Thu 12:20-3:55-6:45-7:30-10:15-10:55 Fri-Sat 6-9:30 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Thu 11 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri-Sat 12:20-3:30 Sun-Thu 1:10 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 12:55-4:05-7:05-10:10 Sun-Thu 12-3:20-6:40 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday En-

core(STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri-Sat 12:10-3:20-6:30-9:45 Sun-Thu 3:50-7:0510:15 Fri-Sat 1-4:10-7:20-10:35 Sun-Thu 1:20-4:407:50-11 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 1:35-4:20-7:10-9:55 SunTue 1:50-4:50 Wed-Thu 11:10-1:55-4:50 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Sat 1:50-4:45-7:45-10:40 Sun 1:15-4:15-7-10:05 Mon-Thu 1:15-4:10-7-10:05 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Sat 12:30-1:30-3:35-4:35-6:55-7:40-10-10:45 Sun-Thu 12:30-3:35-6:55-7:45-10-10:50 The Sitter(14A) Fri-Sat 6:35-9:10 Sun-Thu 9:55 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(14A) Fri-Sat 1:104:15-7:25-10:30 Sun-Thu 12:55-4:05-7:15-10:20 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri-Sat 9:40 Sun-Thu 10:40 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 12:40-4-7:20-10:40 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri-Sat 1:25-4:30-7:3510:40 Sun-Thu 1-4:15-7:25-10:30 Young Adult(14A) Fri-Sat 2:20-4:55-7:30-10:05 Sun-Thu 11:40-2:10-4:45-7:10-9:50

WOODBINE CENTRE 500 Rexdale Blvd., 416-213-1998 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 1-3:40-79:35 Sat 1-3:40-7 Sun 3:40-7-9:35 Mon-Thu 1-3:40-79:35 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 12:45-2:55-4:55-7:05-9:15 Sat 12:45-2:55-4:557:05 Sun 4:20-7:05-9:15 Mon-Thu 12:45-2:55-4:557:05-9:15 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri-Sat 12:40-2:50-4:50 Sun 4:15 Mon-Thu 12:40-2:50-4:50 The Darkest Hour(PG) Sun 4:15-7:10-9:40 MonThu 1:20-4:15-7:10-9:40 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 12:30-3:40-6:45-9:50 Sat 12:30-3:40-6:45 Sun 3:406:45-9:50 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:40-6:45-9:50 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 1:05-4:05-6:55-9:45 Sat 1:05-4:05-6:55 Sun 4:05-6:55-9:45 Mon-Thu 1:05-4:05-6:55-9:45 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 6:50-9:30 Sat 6:50 SunThu 6:50-9:30 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:10-4:10-6:45-9:25 Sat 1:10-4:10-6:45 Sun 4:10-6:45-9:25 Mon-Thu 1:10-4:10-6:45-9:25 The Sitter(14A) Fri 1:05-3:05-5-7:10-9:40 Sat 1:053:05-5-7:10 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:15-3:55-6:50-9:20 Sat 1:15-3:55-6:50 Sun 3:55-6:50-9:20 Mon-Thu 1:15-3:556:50-9:20

KINGSWAY THEATRE 3030 Bloor St. West, 416-232-1939 The Guard(14A) Fri-Thu 5 The Ides of March(14A) Fri-Thu 9:25 J. Edgar(PG) Fri-Thu 7 Moneyball(PG) Fri-Thu 2:30 Puss in Boots(G) Fri-Thu 12:45

EAST END BEACH CINEMAS 1651 Queen St. E., 416-699-5971 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 1:15-46:40-9:20 Sat 1:15-4-6:40 Sun 4-6:40-9:20 Mon-Thu 1:15-4-6:40-9:20 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 1-3:15-5:30-7:45-10 Sat 1-3:15-5:30-7:45 Sun 5:30-7:45-10 Mon-Thu 1-3:15-5:30-7:45-10 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 12:20-3:50-7:15-10:40 Sat 12:20-3:50-7:15 Sun 3:507:15-10:40 Mon-Thu 12:20-3:50-7:15-10:40 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:30-3:30-7-10:15 Sat 12:30-3:30-7 Sun 3:307-10:15 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:30-7-10:15 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:30-4:30-7:30-10:30 Sat 1:30-4:30-7:30 Sun 4:30-7:30-10:30 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:30-10:30 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 12:40-3:40-6:50-9:50 Sat 12:40-3:40-6:50 Sun 3:40-6:50-9:50 Mon-Thu 12:40-3:40-6:50-9:50

FOX THEATRE 2236 Queen St. E., 416-691-7330 The Guard(14A) Fri 9:30 The Ides of March(14A) Mon-Tue 4-7 Wed-Thu 4-9 Like Crazy(14A) Mon-Tue 9:15 Wed-Thu 7 Moneyball(PG) Fri 7 No Films Showing Today(STC) Sat-Sun Puss in Boots(G) Mon-Thu 2

NORTH YORK SHEPPARD GRANDE 4861 Yonge St., 416-590-9974 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 12:403:50-6:45-9:30 Sat 12:40-3:50-6:45 Sun-Thu 12:403:50-6:50-9:35 The Artist(PG) Fri 12-3:10-6:40-9:50 Sat 12-3:106:40 Sun-Thu 12:05-3:10-6:20-9:30 The Descendants(14A) Fri 1:10-4:10-7-10:05 Sat 1:10-4:10-7 Sun-Thu 1:10-4:10-7-9:55 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Thu 11 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 12:30-3:30-6:55-9:55 Sat 12:303:30-6:55 Sun-Thu 12:30-4:20 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

(PG) Fri 12:10-12:50-3:20-4-6:30-7:10-9:40-10:30 Sat 12:10-12:50-3:20-4-6:30-7:10 Sun-Thu 12:10-12:503:20-4-6:30-7:10-9:40-10:30 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 1:20-4:20-7:20-10:20 Sat 1:20-4:20-7:20 Sun-Thu 7:20-10:20 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(14A) Fri 12:20-3:406:50-10:10 Sat 12:20-3:40-6:50 Sun-Thu 12:20-3:406:40-9:50 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 12-3:25-6:45-10:05 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1-4:05-7:05-10:15 Sat 1-4:05-7:05 Sun-Thu 1-4:15-7:15-10:15 Young Adult(14A) Fri 1:30-4:30-7:30-10 Sat 1:304:30-7:30 Sun-Thu 1:30-4:40-7:30-10

EMPRESS WALK 5095 Yonge St., 416-223-9550 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) , Fri 3:50-4:40-6:10-7-8:40-9:30 , Sat-Thu 12:501:40-3:20-4:20-6:10-7:10-8:40-9:30 Arthur Christmas(G) , Fri 4 , Sat-Thu 12:40-3:45 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) , Sun-Thu 1-3:30-68:50 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) , , Fri 3-4:30-6:30-8:30-10 , , Sat-Thu 1:10-2:30-4:40-6:208:30-9:50 Happy Feet Two(PG) , Sat 1-1:50 , Sun-Thu 1:50 Happy Feet Two 3D(PG) , Fri 3:10-6-8:50 , Sat 3:30-6-8:50 Margin Call(STC) , Fri 7:10-9:35 , Sat-Thu 6:409:10 The Muppets(G) , Fri 3:40 , Sat-Thu 12:30-3:10 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) , , Fri 3:30-6:50-9:45 , , Sat-Thu 1:20-4-6:50-10 , , Fri 4:50-7:40-10:30 , , Sat 4:30-7:40-10:20 , , Sun-Thu 4:30-7:40-10:30 The Sitter(14A) , Fri 6:20-9:10 , Sat-Thu 6:30-9 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) , Fri 4:10-6:40-9 , Sat-Thu 1:30-4:10-7-9:40

SILVERCITY YORKDALE 6 3401 Dufferin St., 416-444-3456 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 1:554:55-7:55-10:55 Sat 1:35-4:40-7:45 Sun-Thu 1:55-4:557:55-10:55 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 1-3:25-5:50-8:15-10:45 Sat 12:30-3-5:30-8 SunThu 12:50-3:15-5:40-8:05 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 1-3:25-5:508:15-10:40 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 3:25-7-10:35 Sat 7:40 Sun-Thu 12-3:25-7-10:35 Sat 12:30-4:05 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri-Sat 1:30 Sun-Thu 125:25 Hugo(PG) Fri 4:10 Sat 4 Sun-Thu 4:10 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 7:10-10:20 Sat 7:05 Sun-Thu 7:10-10:20 Fri 1:15-4:30-7:50-11 Sat 2-5-8 Sun-Thu 1:15-4:30-7:50-11 The Muppets(G) Fri 1:20 Sat 1:10 Sun-Thu 1:20 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 4:10-7:15-10:15 Sat 4:107:15 Sun-Thu 2:35-8-10:50 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:30-4:35-7:40-10:45 Sat 1:20-4:30-7:40 SunThu 1:30-4:35-7:40-10:45 The Sitter(14A) Fri 1:20-3:40-6-8:20-10:40 Sat 12:50-3:10-5:30-7:50 Sun-Thu 10:30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri 1:40-4:35-7:30-10:25 Sat 1:40-4:35-7:30 War Horse(PG) Sun 12:30-3:50-7:10-10:30 Mon 12:20-3:50-7:10-10:30 Tue-Thu 12:30-3:50-7:10-10:30 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:15-4:20-7:25-10:30 Sat 1:15-4:20-7:25 Sun-Thu 1:45-4:45-7:45-10:45

SILVERCITY FAIRVIEW 1800 Sheppard Ace. E., 416-644-7746 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 12-2:355:10-7:45-10:20 Sat 12:30-3:10-5:45-8:20 Sun-Thu 11:40-2:15-5-7:40-10:20 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 12:50-3:10-5:25-7:40-10 Sat 12:50-3:20-5:40-8 Sun-Thu 11:50-2:10-4:30-7:20 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 12:40-35:30-8:10-10:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 11:55-3:20-6:50-10:25 Sat 12:25-3:50-7:20 Sun-Thu 12:10-3:40-7:10-10:40 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri 12:20 Sat 1:40 Sun-Thu 11:35-2:05 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 12:10-3-6:40-9:50 Sat 1:10-4-7 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 1-4-7:10-10:15 Sat 1-4:20-7:30 Sun-Thu 1:304:40-7:50-10:55 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 3:50-7-9:55 Sat 4:10-7:10 Sun-Thu 4:45-7:35-10:25 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:20-4:30-7:30-10:30 Sat 1:50-4:50-7:50 SunThu 1:20-4:20-7:30-10:30 The Sitter(14A) Fri 1:10-3:30-5:45-7:55-10:05 Sat 1:30-3:40-5:50-8:10 Sun-Thu 10 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 12:30-4-7:15-10:35 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 12:40-4:10-7:20-10:10 Sat 12:40-4:40-7:40 Sun-Thu 11:30-2:20-5:10-8-10:50

SCARBOROUGH COLISEUM SCARBOROUGH 300 Borough Dr., 416-290-5217 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 12:052:40-5:20-8-10:40 Sat 1:35-4:15-7-9:55 Sun 1:35-4:157:10-9:55 Mon 12:25-3:05-5:40-8:15-10:50 Tue-Thu 12:05-2:40-5:20-8-10:40 Arthur Christmas(G) Sun 1:15-3:50 Mon-Thu

12:45-3:20 Arthur Christmas 3D(G) Fri 1:25-4:05-6:40-9:20 Sat 1:25-4:05-6:45-9:20 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 2:45-5:15-7:5510:20 Mon-Thu 12:20-2:45-5:15-7:55-10:20 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 12-12:30-3:30-4-7-7:30-10:25-10:55 Sat 2-2:40-6-6:309:35-10:05 Sun 2-2:40-6-6:40-9:35-10:10 Mon 12:303-4-7-7:25-10:25-10:50 Tue-Thu 12-12:30-3:30-4-7-7:30-10:25-10:55 Hugo(PG) Fri 1:10-4:10 Sat 12:30-3:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:15-3:40-6:55-9:55 Sat-Sun 2:20-6:05-9:30 Mon 12:35-3:40-6:55-9:55 Tue-Thu 12:15-3:40-6:559:55 Fri 1:15-4:20-7:25-10:30 Sat 1-4:05-7:10-10:15 Sun 1:10-4:20-7:20-10:30 Mon 1:15-4:20-7:20-10:30 Tue-Thu 1:15-4:20-7:25-10:30 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 2:10-5-7:50-10:50 Sat-Sun 1:05-4-6:55-9:40 Mon 2:10-5-7:50-10:45 Tue-Thu 2:105-7:50-10:50 Osthi(PG) Fri 2:45-6:20-9:40 Sat 2:45-6:20-9:45 Sun 6:30-9:50 Mon-Thu 6:20-9:40 The Sitter(14A) Fri 1:30-3:55-6-8:15-10:35 Sat 1:203:55-6:35-9 Sun 1:40-3:55-6:35-9 Mon 1:30-3:45-68:20-10:35 Tue-Thu 1:30-3:45-6-8:15-10:35 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri 7:15-10:10 Sat 6:50-9:50 War Horse(PG) Sun 3:10-6:45-10:15 Mon 12:153:45-7:10-10:40 Tue-Thu 12:25-3:50-7:15-10:35 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:40-4:35-7:40-10:50 Sat 12:45-3:50-7:05-10:10 Sun 1:20-4:10-7:05-10:05 Mon 12:50-4:05-7:05-10:05 Tue-Thu 1:40-4:35-7:4010:50 Young Adult(14A) Fri 12:40-3:10-5:40-8:10-10:45 Sat 12:40-3:10-6:10-8:50 Sun 1:30-4:05-6:50-9:20 Mon 12:40-3:10-5:35-8:10-10:45 Tue-Thu 12:40-3:10-5:408:10-10:45

EGLINTON TOWN CENTRE 1901 Eglinton Ave. E., 416-752-4494 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 1:30-4:10-6:50-9:30 Sun-Thu 12-2:40-5:20-8-10:45 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 1:10-2:10-3:40-4:30-6:45-9 Sun-Thu 12:101:10-2:30-3:30-4:50-5:50-8:15-10:35 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri-Sat 2:15-4:45-7:15 SunThu 11:40-2:10-4:45 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 1-3:30-68:30-10:55 The Descendants(14A) Fri-Sat 1:55-4:45-7:3510:15 Sun-Thu 11:55-2:35-5:15-8:05-10:50 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) FriSat 12:30-3:55-6:20-7:15-9:50-10:30 Sun-Thu 11:303:10-6:50-7:15-10:30-11 Hugo(PG) Sun-Thu 1:45-4:30-7:25 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 12:45-3:50-6:45-9:35 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri-Sat 12:35-1:20-3:35-4:25-6:40-7:25-9:45-10:30 Sun-Thu 12:30-1:30-3:40-4:40-7-7:50-10:15-11 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 1:40-4:15-6:50-9:30 SunThu 12-2:40 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Sat 1:45-4:30-7:10-9:55 Sun-Thu 5:25-8:15-10:55 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Sat 12:30-3:20-4:20-6:15-7:20-9:15-10:20 SunThu 12:40-1:45-3:40-4:45-6:55-7:45-10-10:50 The Sitter(14A) Fri-Sat 9:50 Sun-Thu 10:20 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri-Sat 2-4:40-7:30-10:25 Sun-Thu 7:25-10:05 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 12:45-4-7:20-10:40 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri-Sat 1-4-7-10 Sun-Thu 1:40-4:35-7:30-10:30 Young Adult(14A) Fri-Sat 2:40-5:10-7:40-10:10 Sun-Thu 12:20-2:50-5:20-7:55-10:25

401 & MORNINGSIDE 785 Milner Ave., 416-281-2226 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 12:30-35:35-8:10-10:45 Sat 12:30-3-5:35-8:10 Sun 3-5:358:10-10:45 Mon-Thu 12:20-3-5:35-8:10-10:50 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 11:40-1:50-4-6:20-8:35-10:45 Sat 11:40-1:50-46:15-8:30 Sun 4-6:20-8:35-10:45 Mon-Thu 11:40-1:504-6:20-8:35-10:50 Arthur Christmas(G) Sun 4:20 Mon-Thu 11:40-24:20 Arthur Christmas 3D(G) Fri 11:40-2-4:20-6:509:15 Sat 11:40-2-4:20-6:50 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 3:20-6-8:2010:40 Mon-Thu 1-3:20-6-8:20-10:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 11:45-3:10-6:40-10:10 Sat 11:45-3:10-6:40 Sun 3:106:40-10:10 Mon-Thu 11:50-3:10-6:40-10:10 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri-Sat 12:45-3:45 Sun 3:50 Mon-Thu 12:35-3:50 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:15-1:10-3:30-4:30-6:30-7:30-9:30-10:30 Sat 12:15-1:10-3:30-4:30-6:30-7:30 Sun 3:30-4:30-6:307:30-9:30-10:30 Mon-Thu 12:05-1:10-3:30-4:30-6:307:30-9:30-10:40 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 11:50-2:30-5:10-7:5010:35 Sat 11:50-2:30-5:10-7:50 Sun 7:50-10:35 MonThu 6:50-9:45 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:40-4:40-7-7:40-9:55-10:40 Sat 1:40-4:40-77:40 Sun 4:40-7-7:40-9:55-10:40 Mon-Thu 1:40-4:40-77:40-9:55-10:50 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri 12-2:45-5:20-8-10:40 Sat 12-2:45-5:20-8 War Horse(PG) Sun 3:40-7:20-10:35 Mon-Thu 12:50-4:15-7:20-10:35 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:20-4:10-7:15-10:20 Sat 1:20-4:10-7:15 Sun 4:10-7:10-10:20 Mon-Thu 1:204:10-7:10-10:20


scene KENNEDY COMMONS 20 33 William Kitchen Rd., 416-335-5323 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Thu 10:30-11:30-12:50-1:40-3-4-5:15-6:15-7:308:30-9:45 The Descendants(14A) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:35-6:309:30 Fri-Mon 11:15-2:15-5:05-7:50 Tue 10:15-5:05-7:50 Wed-Thu 11:15-2:15-5:05-7:50 The Dirty Picture(14A) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:45-6:5010:20 Don 2(14A) Fri-Thu 10-1:30-5-8:30 Don 2 3D(14A) Fri-Thu 11-2:30-6:30-7:30-10-10:30 J. Edgar(PG) Fri-Thu 10:15-1:30-4:30-7:25-10:35 Jack and Jill(PG) Fri-Thu 10:30-1-3:20-5:50-8:30 Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl(PG) Fri-Thu 11:50-3:407:05-10:25 Margin Call(STC) Fri-Thu 11:55-2:20-5-7:30-10 Moneyball(PG) Fri-Sat 10:10-1:10-4:10-7:10-10:10 Sun-Thu 7:10-10:10 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 10:50-1:35-4:15-6:50-9:25 Sun-Thu 10:50-1:35-4:15 My Week With Marilyn(14A) Fri-Thu 10:451:15-3:40-6:20-8:45 Rajapattai(STC) Fri-Thu 11:40-12:50-3:05-4:05-6:157:15-9:40-10:40 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Thu 10:45-1:45-4:45-10:45 Fri-Thu 11:30-12:302:30-3:45-5:45-6:45-8:45-9:45 Tower Heist(PG) Fri-Thu 10:40-1:20-4-6:40-9:20 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Sun-Thu 11-1:50-4:40-7:20-10:15

WOODSIDE CINEMAS 1571 Sandhurst Circle, 416-299-3456 Don 2(14A) Fri 3:30-6:30-9:30 Sat 12:15-3:30-6:309:30-12 Sun 12:15-3:30-6:30-9:30 Mon-Thu 3:30-6:309:30 Rajapattai(STC) Fri 4:30-7:30-10:30 Sat-Sun 1:304:30-7:30-10:30 Mon-Thu 4:30-7:30-10:30 Uchithanai Mukarnthal(STC) Fri 4:15-7:1510:15 Sat-Sun 1:15-4:15-7:15-10:15 Mon-Thu 4:15-7:1510:15

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The Ides of March(14A) Fri 9:40 Sun-Thu 9:40 Jack and Jill(PG) Fri 4:05-7:55-9 Sat 4:05-7:55 SunThu 4:05-7:55-9 Johnny English Reborn(PG) Fri-Thu 12-3:405:30 Puss in Boots(G) Fri-Thu 12-1:35-3:10-4:45-6:207:55 Real Steel(PG) Fri 1:50-5:45-9:30 Sat 1:50-5:45 SunThu 1:50-5:45-9:30 The Smurfs(G) Fri-Thu 12-1:50 The Three Musketeers(PG) Fri-Thu 5:50-7:45 Tower Heist(PG) Fri 7:20-9:15 Sat 7:20 Sun-Thu 7:20-9:15

COLISEUM 10 309 Rathburn Rd., 905-275-3456 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 11-11:40-1:20-2:20-3:40-4:40-6-7:20-9:40 Sun 12:05-1:20-2:20-3:40-4:40-6-7:20-9:40 Mon-Thu 1111:40-1:20-2:20-3:40-4:40-6-7:20-9:40 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Tue 12:20-2:505:20-7:50-10:30 Wed-Thu 2:50-5:20-7:50-10:30 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) No Passes Fri 11:50-3:30-7:10-10:50 No Passes Sat 11:503:30-7:10-10:30 No Passes Sun 12-3:30-7:10-10:50 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:50-3:30-7:10-10:50 No Passes FriSat 11:10-2:40-6:20-10 No Passes Sun 2:40-6:20-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:10-2:40-6:20-10 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Thu 11 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri-Sat 11:30-2:30 Sun 122:30 Mon-Thu 11:30-2:30 Immortals 3D(18A) Fri 8:15 Sat 8:20 Sun-Tue 8:15 Wed-Thu 8:20-10:55 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 12-12:45-3:10-4-6:10-7-9:3010:20 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience(PG) No Passes Fri 11-2-58-11 No Passes Sat 11-2-5-8 No Passes Sun 2-5-8-11 No Passes Mon-Thu 11-2-5-8-11 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 11:20-2:10-4:50-7:30-10:10 Sun 2:10-4:50-7:30 Mon-Thu 11:20-2:10-4:50-7:30 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 12:10-1:10-3:20-4:30-6:50-7:40-9:5010:40 No Passes Sat 12:10-1:10-3:20-4:30-6:50-7:409:50-10:30 No Passes Sun-Thu 12:10-1:10-3:20-4:30-6:50-7:40-9:50-10:40 The Sitter(14A) Fri-Wed 5:10-7:45-10:15 Thu 5:15-

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7:45-10:15 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:50-6:40-9:20 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas(18A) Fri 2:50-5:20-7:50-10:30 Sat 2:50-5:20-7:50-10:15 Sun-Thu 10:10

COURTNEY PARK 16 110 Courtney Park Dr., 905-362-1210 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 11:45-2:30-5:15-7:45-10:15 Sun-Thu 11:15-2-4:30-7:1510 The Adventures of Tintin: An IMAX 3D Experience(PG) Fri-Sat 1:30-4:15 Sun-Thu 10:451:30-4:15 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 10:30-1-3:15-5:30-7:50-10:10 Sun-Thu 10:301-3:15-5:30 Arthur Christmas 3D(G) Fri-Thu 10:40 The Darkest Hour(PG) Sun-Thu 1:35-6-10:30 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 11:20-3:508:20 The Descendants(14A) Fri 12:10-2:40-5:20-8:1010:40 Sat 12:10-2:40-5:20-8:10 Sun-Thu 7:50-10:25 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 1:05-4:25-7:40-10:55 Sat-Thu 1:05-4:25-7:40-11 Fri 10:45-2:15-5:45-9:30 Sat 10:45-2:15-5:15-9:30 Sun-Thu 10:45-2:15-5:45-9:30 Hugo(PG) Fri-Sat 1:20-4 Sun 4:10 Mon-Thu 1:20-4 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 10:30-11-2-5:15-7-8:30-10-11:30 Sat 10:30-11-25:15-7-8:30-10 Sun-Thu 10:30-11-2-5:15-7-8:30-10-11:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience(PG) Fri 10:30-7:45-11 Sat 10:30-7:45 Sun-Thu 7:45-11 The Muppets(G) Fri 11:35-2:25-5:25-8:05-10:35 Sat 11:35-2:25-5:25-7:55-10:25 Sun-Thu 11:35-2:25-5:05 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 1:40-4:40-7:30-10:30 Sat 1:40-4:40-7:30-10:10 Sun-Thu 1:40-4:40-7:30-10:30 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 11-11:30-2-2:30-5-5:30-8-8:30-11-11:30 Sat 1111:30-2-2:30-4:45-5:30-7:30-8:30-10:15 Sun-Thu 1111:30-2-2:30-5-5:30-8-8:30-11-11:30 The Sitter(14A) Fri-Sat 1:05-3:15-5:35-7:40-9:55 SunThu 1:05-3:15-5:35 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 10:30-12:45-1:50-4-5:107:40-8:20-10:50-11:25 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 11:45-2:45-5:45-8:4511:25 Sat 11:45-2:45-5:45-8:30 Sun-Thu 11:45-2:455:45-8:45-11:25 Young Adult(14A) Fri 12:45-3:20-5:40-8:15-10:45

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ORION GATE GRANDE 20 Biscayne Cr., 905-455-1590 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) No Passes Fri 12:40-3:45-6:40-9:40 No Passes Sat 12:40-3:45-6:40 No Passes Sun 3:20-6:40-9:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:20-3:20-6:40-9:40 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 1:15-2:30-3:40-5-7:30-10 Sat 1:15-2:30-3:40-57:30 Sun 3:40-4:45-7:15-9:45 Mon-Thu 11:50-1-2:203:40-4:45-7:15-9:45 The Darkest Hour(PG) Sun 4:30-7:20-10 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:20-10 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) No Passes Fri 3:15-6:45-10:15 No Passes Sat 3:15-6:45 No Passes Sun 3:15-6:45-10:15 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:453:15-6:45-10:15 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri 12:30-12:50-3:20-3:50-6:20-7-9:3010:10 No Passes Sat 12:30-12:50-3:20-3:50-6:20-7 No Passes Sun 3-3:50-6:20-7-9:30-10:20 No Passes MonThu 12-12:40-3-3:50-6:20-7-9:30-10:20 The Muppets(G) Fri 1:10-4:10-6:50-9:50 Sat 1:104:10-6:50 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 1-4-6:10-7:10-9:25-10:20 No Passes Sat 1-4-6:10-7:10 No Passes Sun 4-6:10-7:10-9:20-10:25 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:50-4-6:10-7:10-9:20-10:25 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Fri 12:45-3:30-6:30-9:20 Sat 12:45-3:30-6:30 War Horse(PG) No Passes Sun 3:30-6:50-10:10 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:10-3:30-6:50-10:10 We Bought a Zoo(PG) No Passes Fri 1:20-4:207:20-10:20 No Passes Sat 1:20-4:20-7:20 No Passes Sun 4:20-7:30-10:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 1:20-4:20-7:3010:30

SILVERCITY BRAMPTON 50 Great Lakes, 905-789-6797 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) No Passes Fri-Sat 1:30-4:45-7:30-10:15 No Passes Sun-Thu 12-2:405:20-8-10:40 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 12:40-12:50-3-3:50-5:30-6:20-7:50-9-10:05 Sun-Thu 12:10-1-2:30-3:25-4:50-5:50-8:15-10:35 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri-Sat 1:50-4:10 Sun-Thu 1:50-4:20 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 1:20-3:40-68:30-10:55 Don 2 3D(14A) Fri-Sat 12-3:15-6:50-10:10 Sun-Thu

11:50-3:10-6:30-10:15 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) No Passes Fri-Sat 12:05-2-3:30-5:30-7-9:15-10:30 No Passes Sun-Thu 11:40-12:30-3:15-4-6:40-7:30-10:10-10:55 Hugo(PG) Fri-Sat 1:40-4:40 Sun-Thu 11:30-2:20-5:10 Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl(PG) Fri-Sat 12:10-3:106:25-9:35 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri-Sat 12:15-1-3:20-4-6:30-7:10-9:4010:20 No Passes Sun-Thu 12:20-1:30-3:30-4:40-6:507:50-10-11 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Sat 12:45-4:05-7-9:55 SunThu 1:40-4:30-7:35-10:25 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri-Sat 12:30-3:45-6:40-9:50 No Passes Sun-Thu 12:50-3:50-7-10:05 No Passes Fri-Sat 1:15-4:257:20-10:30 No Passes Sun-Thu 1:45-4:45-7:45-10:50 The Sitter(14A) Fri-Sat 1:10-3:35-5:45-8-10:25 SunThu 7:40-9:50 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Fri-Sat 6:45-9:30 Sun-Thu 7:15-10:20 War Horse(PG) No Passes Sun-Thu 12:40-4-7:2010:40 We Bought a Zoo(PG) No Passes Fri-Sat 1:204:20-7:15-10:15 No Passes Sun-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:1010:30 Young Adult(14A) Fri-Sat 7:40-10 Sun-Thu 8:1010:45

SILVERCITY MISSISSAUGA 3055 Vega Blvd., 905-569-3373 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) No Passes Fri 1:10-3:50-6:45-9:30 No Passes Sat 1:10-3:50-6:45 No Passes Sun 4:05-6:40-9:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:302:10-4:50-7:30-10:10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 12:50-1:30-3:20-4:15-6:35-7:20-9:05-9:50 Sat 12:50-1:30-3:20-4:15-6:35-7:10 Sun 3:45-4:30-6:20-7:259:10-9:50 Mon-Thu 12-1-2:25-3:25-4:45-6:20-7:15-99:40 The Artist(PG) Fri 1:15-4-6:50-9:35 Sat 1:15-4-6:50 Sun 4-6:50-9:35 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:50-6:45-9:30 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 4:50-7:45-10:15 Mon-Thu 12:40-3-5:20-7:45-10:15 The Descendants(14A) Fri 12:55-3:45-6:30-9:20 Sat 12:55-3:45-6:30 Sun 3:40-6:30-9:20 Mon-Thu 12:153:40-6:30-9:20 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 12:45-3:35-6:25-9:15 Sat 12:453:35-6:25 The Muppets(G) Fri 1:20-4:05-7-9:40 Sat 1:20-4:057 Sun 4:15-7-9:40 Mon-Thu 11:40-2:20-5-7:40-10:20

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New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 1:40-4:25-7:15-10:05 Sat 1:40-4:25-7:15 Sun 4:25-7:15-10:05 Mon-Thu 1:15-4:056:55-9:55 We Bought a Zoo(PG) No Passes Fri 1-3:55-7:0510 No Passes Sat 1-3:55-7:05 No Passes Sun 3:55-7:05-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:55-3:55-7:05-10:05 Young Adult(14A) Fri 1:50-4:40-7:30-10:10 Sat 1:50-4:20-6:55 Sun 4:40-7:35-10:15 Mon-Thu 11:502:30-5:10-7:50-10:15

SQUARE ONE 100 City Centre Dr., 905-275-2640 The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Stadium Seating Fri-Sat 12:30-3-5:30 Stadium Seating Sun 3-5:30 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 12:30-3-5:30 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Stadium Seating Fri 1-3:45-7-9:45 Stadium Seating Sat 1-3:45-7 Stadium Seating Sun 3:45-7-9:45 Stadium Seating MonThu 1-3:45-7-9:45 Arthur Christmas(G) Stadium Seating Fri 12:453:30-6:30-9:10 Stadium Seating Sat 12:45-3:30-6:30 Stadium Seating Sun 3:30 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 12:45-3:30 The Descendants(14A) Stadium Seating Fri 7:4510:15 Don 2(14A) Stadium Seating Fri 1:30-4:45-8 Stadium Seating Sat 1:30-4:45 Stadium Seating Sun-Thu 8 Don 2 3D(14A) Stadium Seating Fri 2:45-6-9:15 Stadium Seating Sat 2:45-6 Stadium Seating Sun-Thu 2:45-6-9:15 Hugo 3D(PG) Stadium Seating Fri 1:15-4-6:45-9:30 Stadium Seating Sat 1:15-4-6:45 Stadium Seating SunThu 6:45-9:30 New Year’s Eve(PG) Stadium Seating Fri 1:20-4:157:10-10 Stadium Seating Sat 1:20-4:15-7:10 Stadium Seating Sun 4:15-7:10-10 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 1:20-4:15-7:10-10 Rajapattai(STC) Stadium Seating Fri 12:15-3:156:15-9:20 Stadium Seating Sat 12:15-3:15-6:15 Stadium Seating Sun 3:15-6:15-9:20 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 12:15-3:15-6:15-9:20 War Horse(PG) Stadium Seating Sun 3:20-5-6:308:15-9:40 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 12-1:30-3:20-56:30-8:15-9:40 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Stadium Seating Fri 1:104-7:20-10:10 Stadium Seating Sat 1:10-4-7:20 Stadium Seating Sun 4-7:20-10:10 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 1:10-4-7:20-10:10 Young Adult(14A) Stadium Seating Fri 1:40-4:207:30-10:15 Stadium Seating Sat 1:40-4:20-7:30 Stadium Seating Sun 4:20-7:30-10:15 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 1:40-4:20-7:30-10:15


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NORTH 5 DRIVE-IN 2331 Ninth Line, 905-257-8272 The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Fri 7:40 MonThu 7:40 The Darkest Hour(PG) Mon-Thu 9:20 In Time(PG) Fri 9:20 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 9:35 Mon-Thu 9:35 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 9:45 Mon-Thu 9:45 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 The Sitter(14A) Fri 7:50 Mon-Thu 7:50

AURORA CINEMAS 15460 Bayview Ave., 905-841-1789 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 1:304:15-6:50-9:40 Sat 1:30-4:15-6:50 Sun 3:25-6:30-9:20 Mon-Thu 12:15-3-6:30-9:20 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 1:10-2:10-3:30-5-7:30 Sun 3:30-4:30-7:15 Mon-Thu 11:50-1-2:20-3:30-4:50-7:20 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri 1-3:40-6:30-9:15 Sat 13:40-6:30 Mon-Thu 12:45 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 5-7:30-10 MonThu 12:10-2:30-5-7:30-10 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 3:15-6:45-10:15 Sat 3:15-6:45 Sun 3:15-6:45-10:15 Mon-Thu 11:45-3:15-6:45-10:15 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:45-3:50-7:10-10:30 Sat 12:45-3:50-7:10 Sun 3:50-7:10-10:30 Mon-Thu 12:20-3:50-7:10-10:30 The Muppets(G) Fri 12:50-4-6:40-9:20 Sat 12:504-6:40 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 1:20-4:20-7:15-10:10 Sat 1:20-4:20-7:15 Sun-Thu 3:40-6:40-9:40 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 12:45-3:45-6:20-7-9:30-10:20 Sat 12:45-3:456:20-7 Sun 3:45-6:20-7-9:30-10:20 Mon-Thu 12:303:45-6:20-7-9:30-10:20 The Sitter(14A) Fri 10 Sun-Thu 9:50 War Horse(PG) Sun 3:20-6:50-10:10 Mon-Thu 123:20-6:50-10:10 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:15-4:10-7:20-10:25 Sat 1:15-4:10-7:20 Sun 4:10-7:20-10:25 Mon-Thu 1:15-4:10-7:15-10:25

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The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Fri-Thu 12:203:10 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 11:20-2:10-4:55-7:35-10:10 Sun 1:15-4:15-7:05-10:05 Mon-Thu 11:20-2:10-4:55-7:35-10:10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 11:10-12-1:30-2:20-3:50-4:50-6:15-7:208:40-9:40 Sun 12-1:05-2:20-3:45-4:50-6:15-7:20-8:409:40 Mon-Thu 11:10-12-1:30-2:20-3:50-4:50-6:15-7:20-8:40-9:40 Arthur Christmas(G) Sun 12:40-3:40-6:45-9:20 Mon-Thu 11:25-2:05-4:45-7:25-10:05 Arthur Christmas 3D(G) Fri-Sat 11:40-2:155:05-7:45-10:20 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 12-2:30-5:057:45-10:20 Mon-Thu 11:40-2:15-5:05-7:45-10:20 The Descendants(14A) Fri-Sat 1-3:55-7-9:55 Sun 1-3:55-7-10:10 Mon-Thu 1-3:55-7-9:55 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 11:05-2:45-6:20-10 Sat 11:15-2:45-6:20-10 Sun 2:456:20-10 Mon-Thu 11:05-2:45-6:20-10 Fri-Sat 11:503:30-7:10-10:50 Sun 3:30-7:10-10:50 Mon-Thu 11:50-3:30-7:10-10:50 Happy Feet Two 3D(PG) Fri-Sat 11:45-2:50 Sun 12:05-2:50 Mon-Thu 11:45-2:50 Immortals 3D(18A) Fri 8:10-10:55 Sat 7:55-10:50 Sun-Thu 8:10-10:55 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-4-6:30-7:15-9:45-10:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience(PG) Fri-Sat 11-2-5-8-11 Sun 2-5-8-11 Mon-Thu 11-2-5-8-11 The Muppets(G) Fri-Sat 11:25-2:05-4:45-7:2510:05 Sun-Thu 12:30-3:05-5:40 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Thu 1:40-4:35-7:50-10:35 Puss in Boots 3D(G) Fri-Sat 11:30-2:30-5:10 Sun 12:50-3:15-5:35 Mon-Thu 11:30-2:30-5:10 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-1:20-3:20-4:30-6:40-7:40-9:5010:45 The Sitter(14A) Fri-Sat 12:30-3-5:40-8:20-10:25 Sun-Thu 8:20-10:25 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:30-10:15 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (18A) Fri-Thu 5:30-8:05-10:35 Young Adult(14A) Fri-Thu 12:15-2:40-5:20-8:1510:40

ELGIN MILLS 10 10909 Yonge St., 905-770-6998 The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Sat 1 MonThu 1:20 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 4-7-9:30 Sat 4-7 Sun 7:10-10:10 Mon-Thu 4-7:10-10:10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 3:20-4:10-5:40-6:20-8-8:30 Sat 1:10-1:40-3:204:10-5:40-6:20 Sun 6:45-9:10 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:106:45-9:10 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 7:15-10:15 MonThu 1:40-4:30-7:15-10:15 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 5:30-9 Sat 2-5:30 Sun 9 Mon-Thu 2-5:30-9

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Hugo(PG) Fri 3:40-6:30-9:20 Sat 12:40-3:40-6:30 Mon-Thu 12:45-3:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 3:30-6:40-9:40 Sat 12:30-3:30-6:40 Sun 79:50 Mon-Thu 1-4-7-9:50 The Muppets(G) Fri 4:20 Sat 1:20-4:20 MonThu 1:10-3:50 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 7:10-10 Sat 7:10 SunThu 6:30-9:20 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 3:50-6:50-9:50 Sat 12:50-3:50-6:50 Sun 6:409:30 Mon-Thu 12:50-3:45-6:40-9:30 The Sitter(14A) Fri 4:30-7:20-10:10 Sat 1:30-4:307:20 Sun-Thu 7:20-10:20 War Horse(PG) Sun 6:50-10 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:406:50-10 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 3:45-6:45-9:45 Sat 12:45-3:45-6:45 Sun 6:20-8:50 Mon-Thu 12:40-3:106:20-8:50

FIRST MARKHAM PLACE 3275 Hwy 7 E., 905-474-5101 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 1-47:20-10 Sat 1-4-7:20 Sun-Thu 1:15-4:30-7:15-10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 12:50-2:15-3:30-4:40-7:05-9:20 Sat 12:50-2:153:30-4:40-7:05 Sun-Thu 11:50-12:45-2:20-3:20-4:507:10 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun-Thu 12:15-2:455:15-7:30-10:05 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 3:15-6:45-10:15 Sat 3:15-6:45 Sun-Thu 11:45-3:156:45-10:15 Hugo(PG) Sun-Thu 12 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 12:45-3:35-6:40-9:45 Sat 12:453:35-6:40 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:30-3:40-7-10:30 Sat 12:30-3:40-7 Sun-Thu 12:20-3:40-7-10:20 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 12:30-4:10-6:50-9:50 Sat 12:30-4:10-6:50 Sun-Thu 3-6:30-9:20 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 12:40-3:50-6:30-7:10-9:40-10:20 Sat 12:403:50-6:30-7:10 Sun-Thu 1-4:15-6:20-7:20-9:40-10:30 The Sitter(14A) Fri 1:30-4:30-7:30-9:35 Sat 1:304:30-7:30 Sun-Thu 9:30 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 12:10-3:30-6:50-10:10 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:15-4:20-7:15-10:10 Sat 1:15-4:20-7:15 Sun-Thu 12:30-3:50-6:40-9:50

INTERCHANGE 30 30 Interchange Way, 905-760-1911 Anonymous(PG) Fri 12:50-3:35-6:40-9:35 Sat 10:10-12:50-3:35-6:40 Don 2(14A) Fri 2-5:30-9 Sat 10:30 Sun 1:20 MonThu 10:30 Don 2 3D(14A) Fri 2:30-6-9:30 Sat 11-2:30-6 Sun 2:30-6-9:30 Mon-Thu 11-2:30-6-9:30 Hugo(PG) Fri 1:15-4-6:45-9:30 Sat 10:15-1:15-4-6:45 Sun 1:15-4-6:45-9:30 Mon-Thu 10:15-1:15-4-6:45-9:30 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 2:15-5-7:45-10:30 Sat 11:15-2:155-7:45 Sun 2:15-5-7:45-10:30 Mon-Thu 11:15-2:15-57:45-10:30 In Time(PG) Fri 12:25-2:50-5:20-7:50-10:25 Sat 1012:25-2:50-5:20-7:50 Sun 12:25-2:50-5:20-7:50-10:25 Mon-Thu 10-12:25-2:50-5:20-7:50-10:25 Jack and Jill(PG) Fri 12:40-3:05-5:25-7:55-10:20 Sat 10:20-12:40-3:05-5:25-7:55 Sun 12:40-3:05-5:257:55-10:20 Mon-Thu 10:20-12:40-3:05-5:25-7:55-10:20 Moneyball(PG) Fri 1-4:30-7:30-10:15 Sat 10:05-14:30-7:30 Sun 1-4:30-7:30-10:15 Mon-Thu 10:05-14:30-7:30-10:15 Rajapattai(STC) Fri 3-6:15-9:45 Sat 11:45-3-6:15 Sun 3-6:15-9:45 Mon-Thu 11:45-3-6:15-9:45 The Three Musketeers(PG) Fri 12:20-2:455:15-7:55-10:20 Sat 12:20-2:45-5:15-7:55 Tower Heist(PG) Fri 12:15-2:40-5:10-7:40-10:10 Sat 12:15-2:40-5:10-7:40 Sun-Thu 12:15-2:40-5:107:40-10:10 War Horse(PG) Sun 5-9 Mon-Thu 2-5:15-8:45 Sun 12-12:45-3:15-4:15-6:30-7:15-10-10:30 Mon-Thu 10:45-12:45-3:15-4-6:30-7:15-10-10:30 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1-3-4-6-7-9-10 Sat 1011:30-1-3-4-6-7 Sun 12-1-3-4-6-7-9-10 Mon-Thu 1011:30-1-3-4-6-7-9-10

PROMENADE MALL 1 Promenade Circle, 416-494-9371 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-4:10-7:10-9:10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Thu 12:30-2:45-5-6:55-8:50 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) FriThu 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:45 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4-7-9:40 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri-Sat 1:20-4:15-6:40-9:20 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:50-6:50-9:25 War Horse(PG) Sun-Thu 1:20-4:50-8:20

SILVERCITY NEWMARKET 18151 Yonge St., 905-953-2792 The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG) Fri 2:405:20-8-10:40 Sat 2:40-5:20-8 Sun 5:20-8-10:40 MonThu 12-2:40-5:20-8-10:40 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 1:10-4:10 Sun 3:30 Mon-Thu 12:10-2:304:45 Fri 3:30-5:50-8:15 Sat 2:30-5-7:35 Sun 5:50-8:15 Mon-Tue 1:10-3:30-5:50-8:15 Wed-Thu 11-1:10-3:305:50-8:15 Arthur Christmas(G) Fri 3-5:40-8:10-10:40 Sat 24:30-7:10 Sun 5:10 Mon-Thu 12:05-2:30-5:10 The Darkest Hour 3D(PG) Sun 3:35-6-8:30-11

Mon-Thu 1-3:20-6-8:30-11 The Descendants(14A) Fri 2:35-5:15-8-10:45 Sat 2:35-5:15-8 Sun 5:15-8-10:45 Mon-Tue 11:55-2:355:15-8-10:45 Wed-Thu 2:35-5:15-8-10:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo(18A) Fri 12:25-4-7:30-10:55 Sat 12:25-4-7:30 Sun 4-7:30-10:55 Mon-Thu 12:25-4-7:30-10:55 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Thu 11 Happy Feet Two(PG) Fri-Sat 12:40 Mon-Thu 12:40 Hugo(PG) Sun 3:40 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:40 Hugo 3D(PG) Fri 1-4-7:15-10:15 Sat 1-4-7:15 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore(STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:30-3:40-6:50-10 Sat 12:30-3:40-6:50 SunThu 6:50-10 Fri 1:30-4:40-7:50-11 Sat 1:30-4:40-7:50 Sun 4:40-7:50-11 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:40-7:50-11 New Year’s Eve(PG) Fri 3:50-6:40-9:45 Sat 3:506:40 Sun-Thu 3:50-7:10-10:20 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 1:45-4:45-7-7:45-10:05-10:50 Sat 1:45-4:45-77:45 Sun-Thu 7-10:05 Sun 4:45-7:45-10:50 Mon-Thu 1:45-4:45-7:45-10:50 The Sitter(14A) Fri 10:35 Sun-Thu 10:35 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1(PG) Fri 1:20-4:40-7:40-10:55 Sat 1:20-4:40-7:40 SunThu 7:40-10:55 War Horse(PG) Sun 4-7:20-10:40 Mon-Thu 12:454-7:20-10:40 We Bought a Zoo(PG) Fri 1:40-4:35-7:30-10:30 Sat 1:40-4:35-7:30 Sun 4:35-7:30-10:30 Mon-Thu 1:40-4:35-7:30-10:30

SILVERCITY RICHMOND HILL 8771 Yonge St., 905-709-3199 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) Fri-Tue 1:35-4:40-7:35-10:35 Wed-Thu 1:15-4:25-7:30-10:35 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 1:15-2-3:35-4:15-5:50-8:05 Sat 12:15-1:15-2:30-3:35-4:45-5:50-8:05 Sun-Thu 11:30-12:15-1:45-2:30-4-4:50-6:15-8:35 Arthur Christmas (G) Fri-Sat 2:35-5:10-7:4010:10 Sun-Tue 1:15-3:55 Wed-Thu 11:05-1:35-4:05 The Darkest Hour 3D (PG) Sun-Tue 1:25-3:456:05-8:30-10:55 Wed-Thu 11:05-1:25-3:45-6:05-8:3010:55 The Descendants (14A) Fri 1-3:55-7:05-9:55 Sat 12:30-3:55-7:05-9:55 Sun-Thu 11:40-2:30-5:15-810:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) Fri 2:30-3:30-6:10-7:10-9:50-10:50 Sat 12-2:15-3:30-67:10-9:45-10:35 Sun-Tue 11:45-3:30-6:40-7:1010:20-10:50 Wed-Thu 11:45-3:30-6:40-7:10-10:10-10:50 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore (STC) Thu 11 Happy Feet Two (PG) Fri-Sat 2:20 Sun-Tue 11:45-2:15 Wed-Thu 11:25-2 Hugo (PG) Sun-Tue 1:20-4:15 Wed-Thu 1:25-4:15 Hugo 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 1:30-4:25-7:30-10:25 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore (STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 12:45-1:20-3:50-4:30-6:55-7:40-10-10:50 Sat 12:45-1:10-3:50-4:20-6:55-7:25-10-10:35 Sun-Thu 1:30-4:40-7:05-7:50-10:15-11 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri-Sat 5-7:50-10:40 SunThu 4:45-7:35-10:25 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri-Sat 7-10:05 Sun-Thu 7:05-10:10 Fri-Sat 1:454:45-7:45-10:45 Sun-Tue 1:35-4:45-7:45-10:50 WedThu 1:40-4:45-7:45-10:50 The Sitter (14A) Fri-Sat 10:20 Sun-Thu 10:55 War Horse (PG) Sun-Thu 12:45-4-7:20-10:40 We Bought a Zoo (PG) Fri-Tue 1:40-4:35-7:3010:30 Wed-Thu 1:20-4:20-7:25-10:30 Young Adult (14A) Fri-Sat 2:30-5:15-7:55-10:40 Sun-Thu 12-2:40-5:20-8-10:40

HALTON GALAXY CINEMAS MILTON 1175 Maple Ave., 905-864-1666 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 7-9:50 No Passes Sat 1-3:55-7:15 No Passes Sun 3:55-7:15-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 1-3:55-7:15-10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 7:15-9:45 Sat 12:05-3-6:35 Sun 3-6:35-9:15 Mon-Thu 12:05-3-5:20-7:40-10:15 Arthur Christmas (G) Fri 7:05-9:40 Sat 12:503:30-7:05 The Darkest Hour 3D (PG) Sun 3:10-7-10:05 Mon-Thu 12:50-3:10-7-10:05 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) No Passes Fri 6:45-10:10 No Passes Sat 12-3:30-6:55 No Passes Sun 3:30-6:55-10:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 123:30-6:55-10:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri 6:50-10 No Passes Sat 12:30-3:406:50 No Passes Sun 3:25-6:45-9:50 No Passes MonThu 12:30-3:25-6:45-9:50 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri 6:35-10:05 Sat 12:103:25-6:45 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 6:30-9:30 No Passes Sat 12:203:20-6:30 No Passes Sun 3:20-6:30-9:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:20-3:20-6:30-9:30 War Horse (PG) No Passes Sun 3:40-7:05-10:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:10-3:40-7:05-10:20 We Bought a Zoo (PG) No Passes Fri 6:40-9:55 No Passes Sat 12:40-3:45-6:40 No Passes Sun 3:456:40-9:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:40-3:45-6:40-9:40


scene SILVERCITY BURLINGTON 8 1250 Brant St., 416-646-0444

SILVERCITY OAKVILLE 3531 Wyecroft Road, 905 827-7173

The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 5:20-8-10:40 No Passes Sat 1:40-4:20-7 No Passes Sun 5:20-8-10:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 12-2:40-5:20-8-10:40 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 4:50-5:50-8:10 Sat 22:30-4:30-5 Sun 4:50-5:50-8:10 Mon-Thu 12:101:10-2:30-3:30-4:50-5:50-8:10 Arthur Christmas (G) Sat 2 Sun 5 Mon-Thu 12:30-2:55-5:20 Arthur Christmas 3D (G) Fri 5:20-7:45-10:20 Sat 4:35-7:10 The Darkest Hour 3D (PG) Sun 4:25-7:159:45 Mon-Thu 12:20-2:45-5:10-7:40-10:30 The Descendants (14A) Fri 5:15-8:05-10:45 Sat 1-4:10-7:10 Sun 5:15-8:05-10:45 Mon-Thu 11:55-2:35-5:15-8:05-10:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) No Passes Fri 4-7:30-10:55 No Passes Sat 11:453:15-6:45 No Passes Sun 3:15-6:45-10:15 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:45-3:15-6:45-10:15 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore (STC) Thu 11 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore (STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri 3:40-4:40-7:05-7:50-10:1511 No Passes Sat 12:30-12:45-3:40-3:55-6:50-7:05 No Passes Sun 3:40-4:40-7:05-7:50-10:15-11 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:30-1:30-3:40-4:40-7:05-7:5010:15-11 The Muppets (G) Fri 5-7:35-10:10 Sat 1:25-46:45 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri 5-7:50-10:40 Sat 1:304:30-7:15 Sun-Thu 7:50-10:35 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 4:45-7-7:45-10:0510:50 No Passes Sat 1:05-4:05-6:55-7:10 No Passes Sun 4:45-7-7:45-10:05-10:50 No Passes Mon-Thu 1:45-4:45-7-7:45-10:05-10:50 The Sitter (14A) Fri 10:30 Sat 7:20 Sun-Thu 10:25 War Horse (PG) No Passes Sun 4-7:20-10:35 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:45-4-7:20-10:35 We Bought a Zoo (PG) No Passes Fri 4:357:30-10:30 No Passes Sat 1:40-4:35-7:20 No Passes Sun 4:35-7:30-10:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 1:40-4:35-7:30-10:30

The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 1-3:30-6:40-9:40 No Passes Sat 1-3:306:40 No Passes Sun 3:30-6:40-9:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 1-3:30-6:40-9:40 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 12:30-2:45-5-7:15-9:30 Sat 12:30-2:45-5-7:15 Sun 4:30-7:15-9:30 Mon-Thu 12:30-2:45-5-7:15-9:30 Arthur Christmas (G) Fri-Sat 1:30-4:10-6:50 The Darkest Hour 3D (PG) Sun 4:10-7:309:50 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:10-7:30-9:50 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) No Passes Fri 12-3:20-6:45-10:15 No Passes Sat 123:20-6:45 No Passes Sun 3:20-6:50-10:15 No Passes Mon-Thu 12-3:20-6:50-10:15 No Passes Fri 11:50-3:10-7-10:25 No Passes Sat 11:50-3:10-7 No Passes Sun 3:10-7-10:25 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:50-3:10-7-10:25 Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore (STC) Thu 11 The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore (STC) Wed 11 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri 12:40-3:40-7-10:10 No Passes Sat 12:40-3:40-7 No Passes Sun 3:40-710:10 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:40-3:40-7-10:10 No Passes Fri 12:50-4:10-7:30-10:55 No Passes Sat 12:50-4:10-7:30 No Passes Sun 4:10-7:30-10:55 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:50-4:10-7:30-10:55 The Muppets (G) Fri 12:20-3-6:30-9:10 Sat 12:20-3-6:30 Mon-Thu 1:10 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri 1:10-3:50-7:30-10:30 Sat 1:10-3:50-7:30 Sun-Thu 3:50-6:30-9:20 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 1:20-4:20-7:2010:20 No Passes Sat 1:20-4:20-7:20 No Passes Sun 4:20-7:20-10:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 1:20-4:207:20-10:20 No Passes Fri 12:20-3:40-6:30-9:30 No Passes Sat 12:20-3:40-6:30 No Passes Sun 3:406:30-9:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:20-3:40-6:309:30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Fri 9:20 War Horse (PG) No Passes Sun 3:25-6:45-10:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:20-3:25-6:45-10:30 We Bought a Zoo (PG) No Passes Fri 12:50-47:10-10 No Passes Sat 12:50-4-7:10 No Passes Sun 4-7:10-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:50-4-7:10-10

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WINSTON CHURCHILL 2081 Winston Park Dr., Oakville, 905-829-2009 Arthur Christmas 3D (G) Fri 11:20-2:154:45-7:15-9:50 Sat 11:20-2:15-4:45-7:15 Sun-Thu 11:20-2:15-4:45-7:15-9:50 The Dirty Picture (14A) Fri 2:45-6:05-9:45 Sat 12 Don 2 (14A) Fri 10:15-1:45-5:15-8:45 Sat 10:151:45-5:15 Sun-Thu 10:15-1:45-5:15-8:45 Don 2 3D (14A) Fri 10:45-2:15-5:45-9:15 Sat 10:45-2:15-5:45 Sun-Thu 10:45-2:15-5:45-9:15 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) Fri 11:10-11:40-12:10-2:50-3:20-3:50-6:20-6:507:20-9:50-10:20-10:50 Sat 11:10-11:40-12:10-2:503:20-3:50-6:20-6:50-7:20 Sun-Thu 11:10-11:40-12:10-2:50-3:20-3:50-6:20-6:50-7:209:50-10:20-10:50 The Ides of March (14A) Fri 4:40-7:10-9:35 Sat 4:40-7:10 Sun-Thu 4:40-7:10-9:35 Immortals (18A) Fri 11:40-2:35-5:35-8:40 Sat 11:40-2:35-8:05 Jack and Jill (PG) Fri-Thu 11:10-2:05 Margin Call (STC) Fri 11:35-2:10-4:35-7:059:35 Sat 11:35-2:10-4:35-7:05 Sun-Thu 11:35-2:104:35-7:05-9:35 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Fri 10-10:30-12:15-12:45-1:15-1:45-3:304-4:30-5-6:45-7:15-7:45-8:15-10-10:30-11-11:30 Sat 10-10:30-12:15-12:45-1:15-1:45-3:30-4-4:30-56:45-7:15-7:45-8 Sun-Thu 10-10:30-12:15-12:451:15-1:45-3:30-4-4:30-5-6:45-7:15-7:45-8:15-10-10: 30-11-11:30 My Week With Marilyn (14A) Fri 11:051:35-4:20-6:55-9:25 Sat 11:05-1:35-4:20-6:55 SunThu 11:05-1:35-4:20-6:55-9:25 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Fri 10-10:30-12-12:30-1-1:303:15-3:45-4:15-4:45-6:30-7-7:30-8-9:45-10:1510:45-11:15 Sat 10-10:30-12-12:30-1-1:30-3:15-3:45-4:15-4:456:30-7-7:30-8 Sun-Thu 10-10:30-12-12:30-1-1:303:15-3:45-4:15-4:45-6:30-7-7:30-8-9:45-10:15-10:4 5-11:15 The Sitter (14A) Fri 1:50-4-6-8-10 Sat 1:50-4-68 Sun-Thu 1:50-4-6-8-10 Tower Heist (PG) Fri 2-4:30-7-9:30 Sat 2-4:30-7 Sun-Thu 2-4:30-7-9:30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Fri 12:15-3:15-6:15-9 Sat 10:10-1:30 Sun-Thu 12:15-3:15-6:15-9

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (18A) Fri 11:20-2:15-4:45-7:15-9:50 Sat 11:202:15-4:45-7:15 War Horse (PG) Sun-Thu 11:15-12-2:45-3:306:15-7-9:45-10:30 Sun-Thu 10:30-2-5:30-9

DURHAM AJAX 248 Kingston Rd. E, 905-426-7772 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 4:30-7:25-10 No Passes Sat 1:10-4:307:25 No Passes Sun 4:30-7:25-10 No Passes MonThu 1:10-4:30-7:25-10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 3:40-4:10-6:30-9:10 Sat 12:30-1-3:40-4:10-6:30 Sun 3:40-4:10-6:30-9:20 Mon-Thu 12:30-1-3:40-4:10-6:30-9:20 Arthur Christmas 3D (G) Fri 10-3:20-6:209:20 Sat 12:15-3:20-6:20 The Darkest Hour 3D (PG) Sun 4:20-7:3010:10 Mon-Thu 1:20-4:20-7:30-10:10 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) No Passes Fri 3:30-7-10:30 No Passes Sat 12-3:30-7 No Passes Sun 3:30-7-10:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 12-3:30-7-10:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri 4-7:20-10:20 No Passes Sat 12:50-4-7:20 No Passes Sun 4-7:20-10:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:50-4-7:20-10:20 The Muppets (G) Fri 3:25-6:45-9:30 Sat 12:103:25-6:45 Sun 3:30 Mon-Thu 12:10-3:15 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri 4:20-7:30-10:15 Sat 1:20-4:20-7:30 Sun-Thu 6:20-9:30 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 3:50-6:40-7:109:40-10:10 No Passes Sat 12:20-3:50-6:40-7:10 No Passes Sun 3:50-6:35-7:10-9:40-10:15 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:20-3:50-6:35-7:10-9:40-10:15 War Horse (PG) No Passes Sun 3:35-6:45-10:05 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:15-3:20-6:45-10:05 We Bought a Zoo (PG) No Passes Fri 3:456:50-9:50 No Passes Sat 12:40-3:45-6:50 No Passes Sun 3:45-6:50-9:50 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:40-3:45-6:50-9:50

PICKERING 8 1355 Kingston Rd., 416-646-0444 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 3:40-6:50-9:35 No Passes Sat 12:15-

3:40-6:50 No Passes Sun 3:40-6:50-9:35 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:15-3:40-6:50-9:35 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri 3:20-6:30-9 Sat 12:303:20-6:30 Sun 3:20-6:30 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:20-6:30 Arthur Christmas (G) Sat 1:10 Mon-Thu 1:10 The Darkest Hour (PG) Sun 4:20-7:10-9:30 Mon-Thu 1:20-4:20-7:10-9:30 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) No Passes Fri 3:15-6:45-10:15 No Passes Sat 11:453:15-6:45 No Passes Sun 3:15-6:45-10:15 No Passes Mon-Thu 11:45-3:15-6:45-10:15 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) No Passes Fri 3:50-7-10:10 No Passes Sat 12-3:50-7 No Passes Sun 3:50-7-10:10 No Passes Mon-Thu 12-3:50-7-10:10 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri 3:30-7:20-10:05 Sat 3:30-7:20 Sun-Thu 4:30-7:20-10:05 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) No Passes Fri 3:55-6:55-10 No Passes Sat 12:50-3:55-6:55 No Passes Sun 3:556:55-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:50-3:55-6:55-10 The Sitter (14A) Fri 4:20-7:10-9:10 Sat 1:154:20-7:10 Sun-Thu 9:10 We Bought a Zoo (PG) No Passes Fri 3:406:40-9:40 No Passes Sat 12:40-3:35-6:40 No Passes Sun 3:40-6:40-9:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 12:40-3:40-6:40-9:40

WHITBY 24 75 Consumers Dr., 905-665-7210 The Adventures of Tintin (PG) Special Engagement Fri 9:30-12:15-3-5:45-8:15-10:45 Special Engagement Sat 9:30-12:15-3-5:45-8:15 Special Engagement Sun-Thu 9:30-12:15-3-5:458:15-10:45 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) Special Engagement Fri-Thu 11:30-2-4:30-7-9:30 The Adventures of Tintin: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Special Engagement FriThu 11-1:30-4:15 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Fri-Sat 9:30-10:15-11-12:0512:40-1:15-2:20-2:55-3:30-4:40-5:15-5:50-7:057:35-8:10-9:15-9:45-10:25-11:30 Sun-Thu 9:30-11-12:05-1:15-2:20-3:30-4:40-5:50-7:05-8:109:15-10:25 Arthur Christmas (G) Fri-Sat 10:10-12:453:10-5:30 Sun-Thu 11:55-2:30 Arthur Christmas 3D (G) Fri-Sat 2-7:20 The Darkest Hour (PG) Special Engagement

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Sun-Thu 11:10 The Darkest Hour 3D (PG) Special Engagement Sun-Thu 1:25-3:40-5:55-8:10-10:25 The Descendants (14A) Fri-Thu 10:55-1:554:40-7:25-10:05 Don 2 (14A) Special Engagement Fri-Thu 12:103:45-7:10-10:25 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (18A) Special Engagement Fri 9:30-11:15-12:10-12:502:45-3:45-4:15-6:10-7:15-7:45-9:30-10:35-11 Special Engagement Sat 9:30-11:15-12:10-12:50-2:45-3:45-4:15-6:10-7:157:45-9:30 Special Engagement Sun-Thu 9:3011:15-12:10-12:50-2:45-3:45-4:15-6:10-7:15-7:45-9 :30-10:35-11 Hugo (PG) Sun-Thu 10:30-1:25 Hugo 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 11:05-4:25-9:45 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG) Special Engagement Fri 10-11-11:301:15-2-2:30-4:10-5-5:30-7:30-8-8:30-10:30-11-11:3 0 Special Engagement Sat 10-11-11:30-1:15-22:30-4:10-5-5:30-7:30-8-8:30-10:30 Special Engagement Sun-Thu 11-11:30-2-2:30-4:10-5-5:30-7:30-8-8:30-10:30-1111:30 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience (PG) Special Engagement Fri-Tue 7-10 Wed-Thu 7-10 The Muppets (G) Fri-Thu 11:40-2:20-5 New Year’s Eve (PG) Fri-Thu 11:20-2:15-5:057:50-10:40 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG) Special Engagement Fri 1010:30-11:15-1-1:30-2:10-4-4:30-5:10-7:05-7:408:10-10:05-10:45-11:10 Sat 10-10:30-11:15-1-1:30-2:10-4-4:30-5:10-7:05-7:408:10-10:05 Special Engagement Sun-Tue 10-11:151-2:10-4-5:10-7:05-8:10-10:05-11:10 Wed-Thu 10-11:15-1-2:10-4-5:10-7:05-8:10-10:05-11:10 The Sitter (14A) Fri-Sat 8-10:10 Sun-Thu 11:30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG) Fri-Thu 7:40-10:25 War Horse (PG) Special Engagement Sun-Thu 10-10:45-12:30-1:15-1:55-3:45-4:30-5:05-7:057:50-8:20-10:15-11-11:30 We Bought a Zoo (PG) Special Engagement Fri-Thu 10:40-1:40-4:30-7:20-10:10 Special Engagement Sat 11:20-2:20-5:10-8 Special Engagement Sun-Thu 11:20-2:20-5:10-8-10:50 Young Adult (14A) Fri-Sat 9:55-12:20-2:505:05-7:30-9:50 Sun-Thu 5:05-7:30-9:50


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WHAT TO BUY WITH THE CHRISTMAS MONEY SOUND CHECK ALAN CROSS SCENE @METRONEWS.CA

With two days to go, what do you get the music fan on your list? Let’s assume for a second that there will be some envelopes under the tree Christmas morning. You could do the responsible

these things.

thing and apply whatever cash you get to the postChristmas debts — remember that CPP takes its annual chunk out of your paycheque as of January 1! — or use it for an RRSP contribution. But let’s be honest:

you’re going to do neither. Instead, you’ll contribute to the retail economy by recycling that cash on things that…well, things that you think you need but really don’t. In fact, no one actually needs any of

The Drum Machine T-Shirt ($30)

You might have heard about those t-shirts that allow you to strum rudimentary chords when you pass your hand across the front. This is just the next logical step in wearable instruments. The iHorn ($540)

Inspired by the acoustic principles used in old-school gramophone horns, these things may require rearranging the furniture, but if these things are even on your radar, chances are you’ve already got a place that’s way too big already. The Speaker Vest ($850)

If you thought the guy on the bus listening to music at high volume through leaky headphones was annoying, just wait until you meet up with someone using one of these. The good news is that the low frequencies coming from the subwoofer will probably stop his heart.

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in Helsinki to spend Christmas with Koskinen’s family, and the couple was out drinking with Finnish beauty queen and ex-Miss Helsinki Sofia Ruusila when an argument between the two men turned violent, causing them to be kicked out of the bar. Their fight continued in the street, where Lambert reportedly hit Ruusila by mistake, she told a Finnish entertainment channel. Lambert and Koskinen were arrested and questioned for several hours before being released Thursday afternoon.

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in 2006. “Evan and Jamie were really young and just getting going in their careers when they first met and they just weren’t ready,” another source tells Radar Online. “Now that they are older and both excelling in their professional lives, I think they feel ready to take their relationship to the next level.”

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Tenderloin Tip

In order for this to be the best tasting Beef Wellington, the cut of meat is very important. When you head to your local butcher or meat counter, be sure to specify that you want a centre-cut tenderloin. This will ensure that you don’t get a roast that contains several pieces of tenderloin pressed together.

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Happy healthy holidays This Beef Wellington contains just 11 grams of fat and 328 calories

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As sure as the Grinch stole Christmas, it’s a given that we’ll all receive a bottle of wine over the holiday season. In my house, I pick the wines that go with Xmas dinner so anything that shows up at the door goes into the wine rack for future enjoyment. Of course, considering how my family can plow through my wine selection, it would be nice if more of the freebies came with a roast turkey match in mind. For reds, bring a plump New World pinot noir from California or Canada, a chocolaty old vines zinfandel (also from Cali.) or, for a slightly unconventional Old World partner, a Crianza or Reserva from Spain’s Rioja region. On the white side, think a not so oaky chardonnay from Australia or Chile, a German riesling or a rich, multi-blend like the ripe, refreshing cornucopia of grape flavours (five in all) that is California’s Caymus 2009 Conundrum ($23.95 $29.99). Happy holidays! PRICES REFLECT THE RANGE ACROSS

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Preparation:

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Heat oven to 190 C (375 F). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Season beef with salt, pepper.

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In sauté pan over medium-high, heat oil. When just smoking, add beef. Brown all sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Once browned, remove and place on a rack to rest.

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Add garlic to pan and cook until browned, 20 seconds. Add sliced mushrooms and onion. Cook until soft and all liquid has evaporated, 10 mins. Season with salt and pepper and add 10 ml (2 tsp) of the thyme.

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This recipe serves eight.

Set aside 50 ml (1/4 cup) of mushroom-onion mix. Transfer rest to food processor and pulse to roughly chop. Transfer to bowl and refrigerate 5 mins. Once slightly cooled, add spinach and egg whites and mix well. In bowl, stir pancake mix with about 75 ml (1/3 cup) water to moisten and make dough that holds but is not sticky. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to a thin rectangle 5 cm (2 inches) longer than the beef roast. Place beef on dough. Spoon spinach

• 900 g (32 oz) beef tenderloin, trimmed of fat • Salt and black pepper • 7 ml (1/2 tbsp) olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, chopped • 285 g (10 oz) mushrooms • 250 ml (1 cup) diced onion • 12 ml (2 1/2 tsp) thyme • 1 pkg (284 g/10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry • 2 egg whites, beaten • 400 ml (1 2/3 cups) Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake and Baking Mix • 5 chunks dried porcini mushrooms • 22 ml (3/4 oz) beef jerky, finely shredded • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Madeira • 22 ml (1 1/2 tbsp) arrowroot powder • 10 ml (2 tsp) soy sauce

and mushroom mix on top and sides of beef and pat down tightly. Fold dough up and over top of beef and spinach and crimp seams together.

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Place meat, seam side down, on baking sheet. Cut slits in top. Bake 40 mins. or until centre registers 60 C (140 F). Remove, cover with foil and let rest 10 mins.

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Place 2 porcini chunks in a spice grinder and grind to powder. Place mushroom powder, remaining

whole porcini chunks and shredded jerky in a microwave-safe bowl with 500 ml (2 cups) water. Microwave until water is simmering. Let sit for 5 minutes and repeat.

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chop; set aside. Discard jerky. Bring brothMadeira mix to boil.

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In bowl, combine arrowroot and 60 ml (4 tbsp) cold water. Mix and add to simmering sauce. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Add soy sauce, remaining thyme, reserved porcini and mushroom-onion mix. Season with salt, pepper. Slice roast into 8 slices and serve with sauce. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/ ROCCO DISPIRITO

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Have a few gaps in your winter schedule you’re looking to fill? Whether you’re looking to schmooze, shake your thing or savour the city’s sweetest grub, check out these hot upcoming events courtesy of Notable.ca To get even more info on these Notable happenings make sure to check out Notable.ca/metro/Dec23

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Banh Mi Boys

We know, we know. Another Italian restaurant in Toronto...? But Maialino Enoteca Italiana (say that three times fast) is Sicilian with a modern twist. The food is divine and chef’s creations go above and beyond the standard fare and classic dishes. Try their Pane Cá Meusa and Coniglio in Agrodolce. The space is replete with rustic woods and a modern typographic wall, and the restaurant brings some much needed haute cuisine to the very west Queen West scene. 1688 Queen St. W.

Street food — or rather food trucks — were a massive rage in Toronto this year. So it comes as no surprise that someone would take the street food to the restaurants. Such is the case with the recently opened Banh Mi Boys at 392 Queen St. W. The Vietnamese favourite is now available for the obsessive masses, and situated nicely in the DT core.

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Where to dine on Christmas Day

So, it goes without saying that although ‘tis the season to be with family and friends, a slew of the city’s citizens won’t be looking to feast on turkey and trimmings come Christmas day. For those of you out there not looking to partake in yuletidings, or those who just have an aversion to cooking a massive feast, check out some our picks like, Yorkville classic 7 West Café or my favourite pea soup in the city at United Dairy. For the full list of some of my top restos open on the 25th check out: notable.ca/restaurants/christmasday

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10th Annual Dreidle Rock

Move over Jingle Bell Rock, there’s another festive romp spinning into town. The 10th Annual Dreidle Rock swoops into Maison Mercer on Saturday night, where Richard Silas and ERICK 8 will be laying the beats for this party crowd. Don’t be fooled by the name, this is an inclusive event for everyone to enjoy a night of fashion, music, and bevvies.

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Dylan Murray at Supermarket

Yes, you read the title right. Green Day’s arguably epic American Idiot has been adapted into a Broadway Musical, and the first stop on the tour of the show is right here in Toronto. (Please hold your applause until the curtain’s rising.) From the 28th through to January 15, the show will call the Toronto Centre for the Arts home.

Dylan Murray's music has been described as smooth, sweet and mellow, perfectly blending folk, rock and reggae in a harmonic fusion. The singer-songwriter, who recently collaborated with Nelly Furtado, is playing at Kensington Market chilled spot Supermarket on the 27th, bringing his band and special guest opening act Ariana Gillis to the west DT venue.


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WEEKEND, DECEMBER 23-25, 2011

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Toronto at N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m., Friday TV: TSN Toronto’s Jamaal Magloire battles for the ball with Boston’s Jermaine O’Neal in a pre-season game last Sunday.

The Maple Leafs (1713-4) and New York (11-15-6) both play their second game in two nights. Toronto beat Buffalo 3-2 at home Thursday, while the Islanders fell 4-2 to the rival New York Rangers. Before last night, the Islanders had won their last two games after going winless in four. New York starting goaltender Al Montoya suffered a concussion late in the second period of Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout win over Winnipeg. Evgeni Nabokov was solid in replacement, making 19 saves, and will likely start Friday with Rick DiPietro (groin) out indefinitely. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Few expect much from the Raptors Most experts peg Toronto to finish at or near the bottom of the NBA The predictions are in and they’re not pretty. The NBC Sports website predicts the Toronto Raptors will finish in last place this season with just 18 wins. The CBS Sports website has Toronto in the basement in its NBA power rankings. SI.com was slightly more kind, ranking the Raptors 29th in the 30-team league. Drop five dollars in Las Vegas on the Raptors to win the championship and you’ll cash out for a cool grand if they actually did it. To say expectations are low for Canada’s only NBA team would be a grand understatement. This is a club that plans to give its young players as many minutes as possible with its eye firmly locked on the future. New head coach Dwane Casey will have his work cut out for him in what has already been declared a rebuilding campaign — or as he and general manager Bryan Colangelo like to call it, a “building” season. In previous years, stars like Damon Stoudemire,

Schedule quirks

The NBA sought competitive balance. What it got was schedule imbalance. One of the many consequences of the lockout was the tradition that every team plays in every NBA city at least once per season. That’s not the case this year.

Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter and Chris Bosh were the feature players on the club. This season, there is no easy choice as the face of the franchise. The roster is a collection of youngsters with potential and some decent veterans who will be counted on to provide guidance on court and in the lockerroom. A team-first mentality is in place with a focus on strengthening the

While teams will visit every other team in their own conference, they will only make trips to play nine clubs from the other side of the league instead of the usual 15. It’s one of many quirks of a 66-game schedule. That means Carmelo Anthony’s return to Denver is delayed for another year, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade won’t be visiting Sacramento anytime soon and fans in Chicago will only be seeing Kobe Bryant on television this season. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

club’s foundation. “It’s a group effort, it’s not a one-guy show,” forward James Johnson said in a recent interview. Expect youngsters like DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson and Ed Davis to see plenty of minutes and crunch-time action as they soak up as much experience as possible. They’re considered key building blocks for the Raptors, who are coming off a weak 22-60 season.

Andrea Bargnani provided some offensive spark last season with a career-high average of 21.4 points per game. However, his blocks (46) were down significantly and he had 150 fewer rebounds than the previous year. The pressure will be on the No. 1 pick from the 2006 draft to deliver under Casey’s defence-first philosophy. Toronto native Jamaal Magloire may not see a ton of minutes but he’ll give the Raptors some much-needed toughness under the glass. Young players like forward James Johnson and guard Jerryd Bayless haven’t had starter’s minutes for a full season. They could blossom if given the opportunity. The 66-game schedule may actually help the Raptors, who have plenty of young legs to handle the many back-to-back games throughout the compressed season. Casey will likely experiment with different lineups over the first few weeks as he gets a feel for the players. THE CANADIAN PRESS

World junior gold ‘earned, not given’ Canada is again a contender for gold at the world junior hockey championship, but the host country will have to fight off stiff challenges from the United States, Russia and Sweden. Canada opens the 2012 world junior tournament Sunday in Edmonton against Finland, a dark horse in the race for gold. Canadian teams have reached the final of this tournament every year for the last decade and won half of them. Fair or not, Canadians have come to depend on seeing their country in the championship game. So the biggest challenge Canada’s 2012 edition faces is avoiding a sense of entitlement in this tournament. On the back of the players’ T-shirts during selection camp in Calgary earlier this month was the slogan “earned, not given.” “There’s no rule that we deserve gold every year,” Canadian head coach Don Hay said. “Other countries want it too and there’s other countries that believe they play the right way.” After a run of five straight gold, Canada lost in overtime to the U.S. in the 2010 final in Saskatoon and spectacularly collapsed in the 2011 final in Buffalo, N.Y., when Russia scored five unanswered goals in the third period to win 5-3. But to call Canada’s campaign this year “redemption” is unfair because 18 of the 22 players on this year’s team did not play in Buffalo. That label could perhaps be applied to goaltender Mark Visentin, who was in net against Russia. THE CANADIAN PRESS

“It’s really good because we have a fresh start, a clean slate and pretty much a whole new team.” GOALTENDER MARK VISENTIN


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Kadri heroic in return Highly-touted 21-year-old nets game-winner for Leafs a day after being recalled from Marlies Toronto’s Reimer does heavy lifting at other end Nazem Kadri’s latest audition with the Toronto Maple Leafs is off to a roaring start. The winger snapped the winning goal past Ryan Miller’s glove in the third period as the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night. It came following a 22game stint in the American Hockey League for Kadri. The former first round pick looked poised with the puck all night long and scored the winner at 5:52 of the third period after taking a nice drop pass from Clarke MacArthur. David Steckel and Phil Kessel also had goals while James Reimer made 40 saves for the Maple Leafs (17-13-4), who moved up to sixth spot in the tight Eastern Conference standings.

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Jason Pominville and Derek Roy replied for Buffalo (16-15-3). The first period belonged to Miller. With the Leafs off to a fast start, Miller turned away Kessel at the side of the goal before getting his shoulder on a Matt Frattin one-timer. Toronto was unable to solve him with any

Nazem Kadri’s winning goal was an important one for a Leafs team that has been sliding of late. They won for just the third time in 10 games and gained valuable points on a division rival.

of its 12 first-period shots. The momentum swung early in the second period as Toronto took four straight penalties, including a delay of game call to Tyler Bozak that left them two men short for 67 seconds. Reimer stood tall through a barrage of shots, only allowing a goal to Pominville at 11:49 when the Sabres captain saw his

shot deflect in off Leafs defenceman Luke Schenn. Toronto responded with a goal from their little-used fourth line. Playing just their second shift of the period, Steckel dribbled a shot past Miller from the top of the crease at 15:52. That brought the sellout crowd to life, with fans derisively chanting “Millller! Millller!” when Kessel made it 2-1 Leafs just over a minute later. The flashy winger scored his 20th of the season after taking a nice pass from linemate Joffrey Lupul. The lead was short-lived as Roy tied it early in the third period. He grabbed the puck on a turnover at the Leafs blue-line and beat Reimer to the glove side at 1:29 to make it 2-2. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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NATI O N A L H O C K E Y LE AGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE d-Philadelphia d-Boston d-Florida NY Rangers Pittsburgh Toronto Ottawa New Jersey Washington Winnipeg Buffalo Montreal Tampa Bay NY Islanders Carolina

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Away 13-3-1-1 10-3-0-0 10-7-2-0 11-5-1-1 9-7-0-2 9-8-0-0 7-7-2-1 11-8-0-0 6-9-0-0 4-8-3-1 8-6-0-0 8-8-0-1 6-12-0-2 5-7-1-2 4-9-4-0

Last 10 8-1-0-1 8-2-0-0 5-2-2-1 6-3-0-1 5-5-0-0 3-5-2-0 5-3-1-1 6-4-0-0 5-5-0-0 6-3-0-1 3-5-2-0 3-4-0-3 3-7-0-0 4-4-2-1 2-6-2-0

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d — division leaders ranked 1-2-3 regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SL (shootout loss) column. Last night’s results Toronto 3 Buffalo 2 N.Y. Rangers 4 N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 4 Florida 3 (OT) Columbus at Nashville Montreal at Winnipeg Minnesota at Edmonton Detroit at Calgary Anaheim at Los Angeles Wednesday’s results Vancouver 4 Detroit 2 Chicago 5 Montreal 1 Colorado 3 St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 4 Dallas 1 Phoenix 4 Carolina 3 San Jose 7 Tampa Bay 2

Tonight’s games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24-25 Holiday Break No Games Scheduled.

LEAFS 3, SABRES 2

Penalties — Weber Buf (interference) 11:24, Kadri Tor (tripping) 15:59. Shots on goal by

First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kaleta Buf (hooking) 5:18, Boyce Tor (interference) 7:47, Vanek Buf (hooking) 7:51, McNabb Buf (roughing), Phaneuf Tor (slashing) 11:56, Stafford Buf (interference) 13:24. Second Period 1. Buffalo, Pominville 11 (Vanek) 11:49 2. Toronto, Steckel 6 (Schenn, Crabb) 15:52 3. Toronto, Kessel 20 (Lupul, Phaneuf) 16:54 Penalties — Kessel Tor (interference) 1:45, Frattin Tor (holding) 5:07, Kulemin Tor (interference) 9:44, Bozak Tor (delay of game) 10:37, Kaleta Buf (roughing) 12:16, Gaustad Buf (delay of game) 13:21. Third Period 4. Buffalo, Roy 8 (Pominville) 1:29 5. Toronto, Kadri 1 (MacArthur) 5:52

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Penalties — Foligno Ott (charging major, game misconduct) 3:01. Third Period 3. Ottawa, Alfredsson 10 (Neil) 7:38 (pp) 4. Florida, Matthias 6 (Campbell, Santorelli) 9:05 5. Ottawa, Karlsson 4 (Alfredsson, Greening) 9:43 6. Florida, Kopecky (5) (Versteeg, Bradley) 18:48 Penalties — Kulikov Fla (interference), Barch Fla (roughing), Phillips Ott (roughing) 7:07, Condra Ott (hooking) 8:00. Overtime 7. Ottawa, Butler 3 (Turris, Cowen) 3:02 Penalties — None. Shots Florida Ottawa

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Goal — Florida: Clemmensen (L,3-1-1); Ottawa: Anderson (W,15-11-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Florida: 1-5; Ottawa: 2-2. Referees — Tim Peel, Justin St. Pierre. Linesmen — Pierre Champoux, Derek Nansen. Att. — 19,296 (19,153) at Ottawa.

LATE WEDNESDAY CANUCKS 4, WINGS 2

First Period 1. Vancouver, Higgins 10 (Raymond, Bieksa) 9:36 2. Vancouver, Hodgson 7 (Hansen, Malhotra) 9:57 3. Detroit, Bertuzzi 4 (White, Datsyuk) 13:46 4. Vancouver, Burrows 13 (D.Sedin, H.Sedin) 15:40 Penalties — None. Second Period 5. Detroit, Miller 7 (Helm, Cleary) 16:20 Penalty — Bieksa Vcr (hooking) 18:36. Third Period 6. Vancouver, Edler 6 (Hansen) 3:30 (sh) Penalties — Kesler Vcr (roughing) 3:15, Higgins Vcr (delay-of-game) 6:38, D. Sedin Vcr (tripping) 19:11. Shots Detroit Vancouver

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Goal — Buffalo: Miller (L,8-7-2); Toronto: Reimer (W,6-3-3). Power plays (goalschances) — Buffalo: 1-6; Toronto: 0-6. Referees — Dean Morton, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen — Greg Devorski, Steve Miller. Att. — 19,473 (18,819) at Toronto.

SENATORS 4, PANTHERS 3 (OT)

First Period 1. Ottawa, Neil 4 (Karlsson, Alfredsson) 6:58 Penalties — Gonchar Ott (high-sticking) 0:17, Matthias Fla (tripping) 6:44, Ottawa bench (too many men; served by Butler) 19:30. Second Period 2. Florida, Repik 1 (Fleischmann, Versteeg) 6:37 (pp)

SCORING LEADERS Giroux, Pha H.Sedin, Vcr Kessel, Tor Malkin, Pgh D.Sedin, Vcr Hossa, Chi Stamkos, TB Toews, Chi Spezza, Ott Sharp, Chi Lupul, Tor Vanek, Buf Versteeg, Fla Selanne, Ana Pominville, Buf Eberle, Edm

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PREMIER LEAGUE Yesterday’s results Tottenham 1 Chelsea 1

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EXHBITION SCHEDULE Last night’s results At Red Deer, Alta. Canada vs. Switzerland At Brooks, Alta. Latvia vs. Denmark At Lethbridge, Alta. Russia vs. Czech Republic Tonight’s games At Edmonton Canada vs. Sweden, 9:30 p.m. At Three Hills, Alta. U.S. vs. Slovakia, 9 p.m.

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Monday, Dec. 26 At Edmonton Canada vs. Finland, 3:30 p.m. U.S. vs. Denmark, 8 p.m. At Calgary Sweden vs. Latvia, 5:30 p.m. Russia vs. Switzerland, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 At Edmonton Denmark vs. Czech Republic, 8 p.m. At Calgary Latvia vs. Slovakia, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 At Edmonton Finland vs. U.S., 3:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Canada, 8 p.m. At Calgary Switzerland vs. Sweden, 5:30 p.m. Slovakia vs. Russia, 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 At Edmonton Canada vs. Denmark, 8 p.m. At Calgary Russia vs. Latvia, 10 p.m.

ACTIVITY MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE

MINNESOTA TWINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Marquis on a one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Named John Tamargo Jr. manager of Lansing (MWL); Mike Redmond manager of Dunedin (FSL) and Clayton McCullough manager of Vancouver (NWL). National League NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with C Rob Johnson on a minor league contract.

NBA NEW JERSEY NETS—Waived F Stephen Graham.

NFL NFL—Fined New York Jets LB Calvin Pace $15,000 for an illegal hit on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in a Dec. 18 game.

NHL NHL—Suspended Pittsburgh D Deryk Engelland three games for an illegal check to the head of Chicago F Marcus Kruger during a Dec. 20 game.

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Yesterday’s results Fourth Round Second Leg Valencia 4, Cadiz 0 (Valencia advances 4-0 on aggregate) Barcelona 9, Hospitalet 0 (Barcelona advances 10-0 on aggregate)

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MAACO BOWL At Las Vegas Boise State vs. Arizona State Tomorrow’s game

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At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26

INDEPENDENCE BOWL At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 4:30 p.m.

Dallas N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Washington

SOUTH x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

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HOLIDAY BOWL At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m.

NBA PRE-SEASON

Last night’s results Atlanta 92 Charlotte 75 Denver at Phoenix Wednesday’s results Orlando 104 Miami 100 Boston 81 Toronto 73 New York 88 New Jersey 82 New Orleans 95 Memphis 80 Minnesota 85 Milwaukee 84 San Antonio 97 Houston 95 Utah 92 Portland 89 L.A. Clippers 108 L.A. Lakers 103 Tonight’s games No games scheduled

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Mayan people did not disappear There are 10 million Mayan people alive today Mayans communicated with their gods and ancestors to seek advice on decisions such as marriages, warfare, deaths and harvests CONTRIBUTED

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Justin Jennings, lead curator of the exhibition Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World at the Royal Ontario Museum, tells Metro why the Maya civilization is one of the most impressive in human history and sheds light on some of the most widespread myths about the ancient Maya.

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The ancient Mayans went to extreme lengths to transform their bodies through tattooing, face painting and body piercing. They did cranial modification where they wrapped up and tied boards to the heads of newborn babies to reshape the skull. They also filed their teeth.

The cacao plant is from the part of the world where the Mayans lived — Mexico and parts of South America. It was an elite drink and only few people could get the chocolate. The nobles drank a mix of chocolate, corn and water, sometimes with chili. Instead of a sweet drink, it would be bitter, spicy and foamy, like a cappuccino.

Piercing the skin and allowing the blood to flow was carried out to communicate with gods and ancestors for advice. They would prick the skin with a stingray spine, bone or rock and collect the blood in a pot with cotton cloth and burn it. A vision serpent would appear in the flames.

MISCONCEPTIONS Maya culture is not dead. There are 10 million Mayan people today. Many of their city-states and the idea of the sacred rulers that organized these cities died out. Maya is not an empire. It was never unified by a single governing body, but made up of numerous independent city-states with a common culture.

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NEVER MIND THE ZOTZ, FOLKS: THIS IS NOT THE END PAUL SULLIVAN METRO

Another year, another yearend story. Yawn. However: If you believe hundreds of books and 1,000-plus websites and blogs this will be the last year-end ever. Nothing boring about that. The end really is near, they say. Dec. 21, 2012, to be precise. That’s the day the Mayan “long count” calendar ends, and as the calendar outlasted the civilization, there are no Mayan calendar guys around to tell us what that means. That hasn’t prevented a parade of self-declared Mayan calendar experts from speculating that the world will end on that day, just shy of a year from now. For example, the movie 2012 featured a

killer solar flare, a biblical flood, a really bad script and wooden performances. Scary. That’s the glass halfempty crowd. The halffull gang, starring people like bestselling really bad writer William Gladstone, author of The Twelve, prefer the New Age interpretation. “Greed and materialism will have a lesser role in this new era. There will be a greater emphasis on harmony among all living beings.” If you use that Prophety voice, it sounds more convincing. There’s more. For the first time in 26,000 years the centre of the Milky Way (our home galaxy) and our sun will be in alignment. How cool is that? Not to mention the fact that Dec. 21 is the winter solstice and witchy stuff happens on the solstice. Finally, that glyph of a Porky Pig-like character

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on the calendar, going what appears to be “Duhbeeya-duhbeeyaduhbeeya that’s all, folks” in Mayan is somewhat troubling.

Just kidding about the pig. After extensive research (er, Google), I can authoritatively declare it’s all a bunch of “zotz,”

which is Mayan for “bats,” which is as close as I can get to “crazy.” The world will not end on Dec. 21 2012, say the usual humourless scien-

tists from NASA, et cetera, any more than it will end on Dec. 31, 2011. Plus there’s no way the Mayan astronomers could have known about that alignment of the sun and the galaxy thing. It’s just a calendar, people. Get a life. Before we go (but not for good!) let’s raise a New Year’s glass to Harold Camping, who, using his own zotz calendar, predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011, and when that didn’t work, went all out for Oct. 21, 2011. That didn’t work either, probably because he ignored the significance of the solstice, the equinox and reality in general. Still, you never know. But to leave you on an upbeat note, John Cusack, the star of 2012, when asked what he would be doing on Dec. 21, 2012, replied: “Skiing.” Nothing zotz about him.

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One important thing to remember when using numerology is that the numerical digits need to be broken down to a single digit in order to decipher the predictable outcome of what you are seeking. For example, take the year 2012. Broken down it equals 2+0+1+2 = 5. So, the influence for the year 2012 will be

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If only life had an undo button Of the 382 respondents to Metro’s do-over survey, 33 said no to change: They’re happy with their choices It’s so hard to get it right when it comes to love and money. The two were at the top of people’s do-over lists when Metro asked members of the Metropolitan Panel to assume that the world is ending and to choose one thing they’d like another crack at. One panellist would like to “crack” her husband. “I would never marry the a-hole I’ve been married to for the past 22 years! God, how I hate his guts.” Aside from choice of partner, people also regretted the timing of their marriage. “Not marry so young and finish college,” one panellist wrote.

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Richard: Mark, there are so many end-of-the-world-aswe-know-it movies out there it’s hard to narrow it down, but I’ll start our look at the end with Last Night. It’s a dramedy about how people react in the hours before the destruction of the planet. My favourite part has David Cronenberg, in a rare appearance in front of the camera, as a utility company boss spending his final moments calling all his clients to offer thanks for their business. Mark: Oh, Richard, I hated that movie. I found it twee and precious. Maybe I’m just an old-fashioned guy when it comes to the end of the world, but I want to see landmarks crumbling, a body count in the billions, explosions, tidal waves, and most importantly, a dad separated from his estranged wife

and child who saves them, and his relationship. So, I liked 2012, even though I suspect the Mayans were numerically challenged. But I think it’s important to differentiate between a natural apocalypse and one caused by alien invasion. Which do you – ahem – prefer? RC : I’m more of a good oldfashioned apocalypse guy, although I’m also partial to super-plagues as well. At least on film. Omega Man, 28 Days Later and 12 Monkeys all have crazy viruses with the potential to wipe out mankind. One of the best epidemic movies is The Stand. It was made for TV, but doesn’t skimp on the apocalyptica. MB: Let me reverse my stand on my desire to see big special effects in these films. The Road is one of the scariest, most haunting

movies about trying to survive an apocalypse I’ve ever seen. But then again, Independence Day has the White House blowin’ up real good! I think there’s an interesting double bill here, with two widely different takes on the topic. RC : I have to say that one of the best apocalyptic movies didn’t have anything to do with aliens or killer planets but with a very simple idea — mass infertility. There’s few special effects and the White House is probably still standing at the end. It’s more about great storytelling and a thought provoking idea. MB: Children of Men? Brilliant. But when I was a little boy I saw On the Beach, set in Australia after a nuclear holocaust. Not one special effect, but I cried myself to sleep for months.

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Is that your final answer? It may not be the end of the world ... yet, but we asked a few celebrities what they’d do if it was

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What is the last song you’ll sing in the shower?

What is your last meal?

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It would definitely be a meat dish. I love meat. It’s so bad, but damn, it’s pretty good. Maybe just cook a whole cow. Actually, probably a steak au poivre or steak frites.

Save The Children by Marvin Gaye What is the last movie you’ll watch and with whom?

The Notebook with Amber.

What is the last song you’ll sing in the shower?

Maybe Let it Be. Maybe a Pink Floyd song? Or you could go out on something completely ironic like Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

What is the one luxury item you’ll bring with you to the New World?

My laptop. Who is the one fellow celebrity with whom you’ll want to travel to the New World?

What is the last movie you’ll watch?

Amber Rose.

I would love to say something that was really influential, about the goodness of humanity, but it would probably be Jurassic Park, honestly.

PAT HEALY

hear. Or, a better approach would be to take a horrible song like Man-eater by Hall and Oates and want to die. What is the last movie you’ll watch and with whom?

I would pick a long movie. There’s a theme here, I want to stretch it out. I’d watch Goodfellas with Joe Pesci and make sure he got drunk and have him re-enact his scenes. I’d have Ray Liotta there too and make them do their crazy laughs for me.

ADAM CAROLLA COMEDIAN

What is your last meal?

I’d go to the busiest restaurant, whose kitchen was most backed up and then I would change my order three or four times. I’d stretch it out. I’d eat lobsters raised

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on Snickers bars then dipped in a buttermilk substance mixed with tempura sauce and then deep-fried. With heroin sprinkled on it. What is the last song you’ll sing in the shower?

There’s two ways you can go: you can go with one of my favourites like John Hiatt or Elvis Costello and hear something you really want to

What is the one luxury item you’ll bring with you to the New World?

Wait a minute; this is stretching the boundaries of reality. You can’t transport items. You’re dead, there’s no taking anything with you. Who is the one fellow celebrity with whom you’ll want to travel to the New World?

The world is ending. That’s it. You’re done. PAT HEALY

What is the one luxury item you’ll bring with you to the New World?

celebrity with whom you’ll want to travel to the New World?

The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

Andy Serkis, for sure. I love that man. I genuinely love him.

Who is the one fellow

MINDY KALING

WRITER, PRODUCER, ACTRESS What would your last meal be?

My last meal would probably be Ethiopian food, my favourite kind of food ... it’s super heavy and I love it. What would the last song you’d sing in the shower be?

Countdown by Beyoncé. What is the last movie you’d watch and with whom?

The last movie I would watch would be You’ve Got Mail and I’d watch it with my mom. What’s one luxury item you’d bring with you to the new world?

In the post apocalyptical world where it’s like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and everyone is dirty and disgusting, I’d bring a Judith Lieber clutch, like in my rags. One celebrity you’d want to travel with to the new world?

Aaron Sorkin PAT HEALY

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We asked our Metro Life Panel which celebrity they would want to spend their last 24 hours on earth with Some answers were predictable — Pamela Anderson — and others took us by surprise (your mom? Really?)

Your last

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Angelina Jolie

Who else? Chuck Norris If anyone's going to make it through the apocalypse, it's Chuck. Dr. Oz He’d know just what to do and say to make “everything right.” Ellen DeGeneres I wanna go out laughing and happy. Jann Arden I’d love to sit and drink wine with her and hear her talk. Keanu Reeves He’s boring enough that I would nod off first. Leonard Cohen He seems like an interesting man with an interesting mind.

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Put the thread into the eye of the needle. (Tip: Lick the end of the thread to give it some strength.) Pull the thread through the needle until there is an equal length of thread on both sides. Tie the ends together in a big knot. Now position the button on the fabric. Push the needle up through the fabric, behind the button, and up through the button hole. Pull the thread all the way through. Push the needle through a different hole in the button and pull the thread through. Repeat several times until the button is secure. On the backside of the fabric, run the needle through your awkward stitching several times to tie off the thread.

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You, 12 months from now

In one year’s time, we’ll have become more ‘sharing and caring,’ the world’s top trend-spotters tell Metro We’ll share songs, docs and files without owning them, and we’ll care more about where our food comes from MIA KORAB/METRO WORLD NEWS

ANTHONY JOHNSTON

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Computing on the cloud, holidaying on a farm and interacting with talking billboards are among the top things we’ll be doing in 2012, the world’s leading trends potters tell Metro. “The new year will be a portrait of contrasts — great new techno-breakthroughs and a rush toward embracing anything local, including crafts and foods,” says Marian Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR.

Surfin’ in the ‘cloud’

Cloud computing will be the most talked-about trend over the next year. “Twelve months from now, most people under 40 will be logging into a virtual file cabinet to pick up your work assignment or your shopping list,” Salzman tells Metro. “There are obvious privacy issues that come with that,” says Ann Mack, director of trend-spotting at global advertising agency JWT. “But overall, people are moving toward ‘access over ownership.’ Already you can access any song you like online without actually owning it.”

Shop ethical: There’s an app for that

Ethical shopping is set to rise, according to Salzman, with more and more people concerned about how their food products are sourced — and they’re investigating with their smartphones. One smartphone app — GoodGuide — allows shoppers to scan a product with their phone camera and find out how ethically responsible the food company behind the product is. “Into the new year, our smartphone will increasingly become our companion to what kind of cheese we’ll buy; we can find out if it was made in that trustworthy farm,” Salzman says. The futurologist believes an overall citizen-led drive to target corporate

Other trends Eco-cycology. We’re seeking a more sustainable lifestyle — and we want the same from the brands we buy. Already Nike and Dell have programs where they take back old items from customers and recycle the material to use in new products.

The cloud — a virtual file cabinet — will hold your files and music.

You might vacation on a sustainable farm.

Life will revolve around touchpads a lot more.

Depression-era chic. Perhaps as a nod to our economic climate, designers, from Gucci to Roberto Cavalli, showed swingy flapper dresses, complete with drop waists, deco touches and Zelda Fitzgerald as a muse. Trading in. With wage freezes we all need some ways to get a bit of extra cash. ‘Recommerce’ is the new buying where tech-savvy con- 2012 trend: flapper dress sumers are reselling or trading in old buys. Across the world, companies are already offering trade-in programs. SOURCES: MARIAN SALZMAN, TRENDWATCHING.COM

responsibility is behind this. “On a macro level, it’s due to the general malaise in society that’s still around today. Wanting a sense of control in this chaos is a personal trigger,” Salzman adds. But we won’t just be acting ethical in the supermarket aisles. Salzman predicts a rise in ecotourism and spending vacation time volunteering at farms over the next year. “Don’t be surprised if families take their urban/suburban gardens one step further by going on ‘farmcations,’” she says. “Think staying at sustainable farms where families can learn to grow their own foods in a nod to 2012 survivalist fervor and to the need to know what they’re eating and to pay less for healthy food.”

People will want to know where their food comes from.

Say hi to a billboard

Our lives will revolve even more than they already do around touchpad devices, whether it’s ordering in a restaurant or shopping in a department store. Barney’s department store in New York already

boasts restaurant tables fitted with touchscreens; diners can digitally order their meal, then browse through the store’s catalogue. And we’ll be “talking” to billboards, too: “Siri and other voice recognition de-

vices are a big hitter now, but as people will get used to this phenomenon, we could be interacting with a talking billboard,” Mack told Metro. “Already in Japan, they have billboards that can detect with 90 per cent ac-

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Get creative with canned food Whether you like buying in bulk or you’re preparing for a disaster, you likely have a stash of canned goods in your pantry Emily Richards explains how to turn those into tasty meals ALL PHOTOS BY EMILY RICHARDS

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You can put together a simple soup — like this potato corn chowder — in minutes. If you have additional canned goods, you can add smoked oysters, shrimp or even crab to the mix. To spice things up, add a few dashes of hot sauce into your bowl.

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• 1 can (540 mL/19 oz) cooked diced potatoes, drained well • 1 large clove garlic, minced • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried parsley leaves • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme • 1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne • 1 can (398 mL/14 oz) creamed corn • 1 can (370 mL) 2% evaporated milk • 1 can (284 mL/10 oz) vegetable broth • 1 1⁄4 cups (300 mL) water

smooth. Add creamed corn, milk, broth and water and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes to let flavours come together. EMILY RICHARDS

Drink of the week

Hot Chocolate Mix • 1 cup (250 mL) instant skim milk powder • 2⁄3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar • 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder In jar, stir together milk powder, sugar and cocoa powder until well combined. Store for up to 2 months. When ready to make 1 mug of hot chocolate, bring about 1 cup (250 mL) of water to boil and whisk in 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the hot chocolate mix until smooth. Tip: You can find instant skim milk powder at bulk and health food stores. EMILY RICHARDS

Makes six 1 cup (250 mL) servings.


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Whip up these easy tuna burgers with snack-size tuna and crackers kits Tunars e Burg

Makes 2 burgers.

Ingredients: • 2 pkgs (90 g each) snacksize tuna and crackers kit • 1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) each chili powder and dried oregano leaves • 1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) ground cumin • 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil

You can enjoy tuna salad and crackers, or you can create a tasty dinner for two. With almost everything you need in the kit, you can make this meal when you’re in a hurry.

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Scrape tuna out of containers into bowl. Finely crush crackers and add to tuna. Stir in chili powder, oregano and cumin; shape into 2 patties. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat and brown tuna burgers for about 2 minutes turning once. EMILY RICHARDS IS A PROFESSIONAL HOME ECONOMIST, COOKBOOK AUTHOR & TV CELEBRITY CHEF. FOR MORE, VISIT EMILYRICHARDSCOOKS.CA

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Ingredients: • 1 can (796 mL/28 oz) mixed fruit with cherries in light syrup • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) each dried cranberries and chopped dried apricots • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rum • 1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon • 1 1⁄4 cups (300 mL) biscuit mix • 2⁄3 cup (150 mL) evaporated milk • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract


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Frontline NHLers for the future

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My starting six NHLers to take into the new world are based on a number of factors: Statistics, age, leadership, and what I call “winningness” — a combination of toughness, heart and ability to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Centre — In the absence of a healthy Sidney Crosby, I like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Not much of a track record in the NHL, but he’s off to a great start in Edmonton and he carries himself like a veteran. Pretty impressive 18year-old guy, on and off the ice. Left wing — Milan Lucic. I don’t care if he’s dead last in the league in scoring and

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minus a million in the regular season — when it’s crunch time, he crunches. Lucic is the quintessential power-forward. Fearless and intimidating at six-foot-four and 220 pounds, this 23year-old would create space up front for Nugent-Hop-

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is among the league leaders in game-winning goals — not to mention points. Hopefully, we’ll see Sid and Claude concussion free soon — lighting it up for Canada on the same line at the next Olympics. Defence — Zdeno Chara.

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One final go around for Team Canada If Canada could build one final team for 2012, it would likely look a lot different than the Vancouver 2010 squad JAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES

The only thing tougher than earning a spot on Team Canada is keeping it. And if Canada was going to put one more best-ofthe-best team on the ice before Dec. 21 of next year, it would look a lot different than our last gold medal squad. More than half of the 23 players who helped the country win gold at the Vancouver Olympics would likely be left off if Hockey Canada had to pick a national team today. Two years ago, Steve Yzerman selected 15 Olympic rookies for his team, opting for youth over experience. Given the success that followed, it’s hard to

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011

Mayan Calendar Puzzle

LARRY HUMBER

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1 The Mayan Calendar is known as the Maya ___ Round (a word meaning holy) 4 The Maya had ___ day names, nearly three times as many as we have 9 McHattie of Immortals and the disaster film 2012 10 What the Maya

called day 19; it means rain storm (it’s also a kind of canoe if you change the middle letter) 11 If things go as some say in 2012, we’ll be needing more than ___ salts to cure our ills 12 Predominantly Muslim nation in West Africa 13 A New Testament book 15 Scarlett O’Hara’s home 18 Shake violently 21 Basketball’s “Shaq” 23 Information fed into a computer 24 Adopts: 2 wds. 25 John ___ played writer Jackson Curtis in 2012 26 ___ & Demons was a Dan Brown book and later a film starring Tom Hanks Down

1 In the film 2012, Lilly is

the ___ of Noah (they’re Curtis’s kids) 2 Maia Chiburdanidze was women’s world ___ champ 3 Digs up or brings to light 5 Rouse from sleep 6 One who’s into astrology, say: 2 wds. 7 Country folk 8 Terminates 14 The Mayan calendar is used to this day in this part of Mexico (it’s an anagram of APHASIC) 15 The Mayan calendar is known to scholars as the ___ (the answer is close in spelling to The Lord of the Rings author) 16 Crazy person 17 Symbolic figures as found in the Mayan calendar 19 The ___ calendar was an adaptation of the Mayan 20 Erodes, ___ away 22 Come as a result

Number Four

Numerology Numerology offers a personality and lifestyle profile that can help unlock the mysteries of the past, present and future. Numbers help predict outcomes — so you can enhance relationships, career and overall living!

Number One

Celebrate : Folks will come

who have rattled your chain in the past will ask you for forgiveness. Your career will pick up tenfold, so be ready to take on new responsibilities and exciting experiences. Watch out for: Try not to push things. If it does not fit, do not force it. Relax and let things go.

Celebrate: You will inspire

Number Three

people willing to hear your point of view. Not only will they be impressed with your vision, but they will tell others about you. Watch out for: Not just one, but many people will confront you with matters of the heart. If you are not interested, then be honest.

Celebrate: You have done

Number Two Celebrate: Aggressive folks

things for people that others would not think of doing. This year coworkers, friends and family will show their gratitude for your kindness. Watch out for: Your loyalty will be questioned two times in 2012; however, as long as you remain calm and cool, your maturity will shine through.

to you throughout the year. They will use you as a distraction from their woes. Do not shun them. Make money from it, or least earn good karma. Watch out for: All will be merry for the first part of the year, but in mid-2012 you need to be watchful of people who say they love you, but hurt you most.

Number Five Celebrate: Your creative

side will bubble over in 2012. Business, career, love and spiritual ideas you have been putting off will now ignite and you will soar to new heights. Watch out for: People with good intentions will try to persuade you not to take a chance. Hear their advice, but ultimately listen to your heart and go with your intuition.

Solution ACROSS 1. SACRED, 4. TWENTY, 9. STEPHEN, 10. KAWAK, 11. EPSOM, 12. SENEGAL, 13. ACTS, 15. TARA, 18. AGITATE, 21. O’NEAL, 23. INPUT, 24. TAKES UP, 25. CUSACK and 26. ANGELS DOWN 1. SISTER, 2. CHESS, 3. EXHUMES, 5. WAKEN, 6. NEW AGER, 7. YOKELS, 8. ENDS, 14. CHIAPAS, 15. TZOLKIN, 16. MANIAC, 17. GLYPHS, 19. AZTEC, 20. EATS and 22. ENSUE

Many are dreading 2012, as it supposedly means dark days are ahead as foretold by the Mayan calendar. Wrong! The truth is, it’s just the end of a cycle of the Mayan calendar. To the Mayans, that was a time to celebrate. So, 2012 is more like a brand new day rather than an end of days. 2012 is going to be just fine.

NOTE: The solutions for the Dec. 24th crossword and Sudoku will appear in the Dec. 29 issue of Metro. If you can’t wait until then, go to metronews.ca for the answers.

How it works It starts with your birth date — month, day, year. Break down your numbers to a single digit. For example, say you were born on Dec. 20, 1971. December is the 12th month, so break the month down: 1+2 = 3

Number Eight The 20th day — break it down: 2+0 = 2 The year 1971 — break it down: 1+9+7+1 = 18. Break it down again to a single digit: 1+8 = 9 Now add up all three final numbers: 3+2+9 = 14 Break 14 down and your final answer is 1+4 = 5 You are a number 5

Number Six

Number Seven

Celebrate: In 2012 smiling

Celebrate: Say what is on your mind, and do not hesitate to do what you feel. As long as it does not hurt anybody, do as you like and live how you want. Watch out for: Acquaintances may judge you incorrectly. But do not worry, because in the first quarter of 2012 they will learn to appreciate your character and cherish your friendship.

and laughing will have more of an affect on your life than you could ever imagine. Folks may test you many times and in many ways, but you will pass them all. Watch out for: Taking things personally will only cause stress. When others try to dish discomfort, deflect it by saying to yourself: “I am peaceful, and peace is with me.”

LOOKING TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE? Read every Monday & Wednesday.

Celebrate: Somebody

between the ages of 21 and 35 will praise your name, and if they do this at work, your income will increase sooner rather than later. Watch out for: Do not answer any questions that will turn into deeper questions. Getting into the nitty gritty of things is not necessary.

Number Nine Celebrate: If somebody

owes you money, you can look forward to getting some of it back, and just when you need it most. Watch out for: Focus on your health, especially if you do not have the best of health right now. A SYNDICATED ASTROLOGIST, CERISE FAIRFAX IS PUBLISHED IN VARIOUS NEWSPAPERS AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES. SHE IS ALSO A LIFE COACH COUNSELOR. CHECK HER OUT AT CERISEFAIRFAX.COM


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