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Kids’ festival needs your help Transfers to Granville Island after more than 30 years in Vanier Park This year could be last if ticket-sales targets aren’t met PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS/FOR METRO




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The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame has been soliciting memorabilia from Olympic athletes for its 2010 Winter Olympics gallery, which will open in November at B.C. Place. Skeleton racer Jon Montgomery’s suit was shipped to the hall in the beer pitcher.

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we’re seeing lower-thanexpected pickup on ticket sales,� he said. “We’re sitting with a cumulative loss from the previous two years of extreme government cuts.... That’s going to kill us.� Katharine Carol, VICF’s new executive director, said kids can create masks at the Legends of Taiwan, learn how to juggle and interact with professional visual



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Sue GriďŹƒn, president of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, with the suit that Olympian Jon Montgomery wore to win his gold medal during the 2010 Games.

The future of a children’s art festival is hanging in the balance and organizers are seeking the help of the public to save it. This year’s Vancouver International Children’s Festival could be the last if it doesn’t hit its target for ticket sales. Tom Stulberg, chair of VICF’s board of directors, said the festival is carrying a $140,000 deficit after funding cuts last year. The federal government cut its funding in half, and the provincial government cut its share by about 18 per cent. Unless they sell more than 60 per cent of seats they’ve budgeted for, he added, the chances of the festival continuing next year will be slim. “As a result of our move (from Vanier Park to Granville Island),

artists during the festival. The festival — which runs May 30 to June 5 — has delighted kids with theatre shows, arts programs and musical performances for 35 years. “(Children) deserve an arts festival dedicated to them ... that will spark their imaginations and connect them to the magic of the arts,� she said. George Affleck, a new board member and parent, said his children have been going to the festival through their school programs and it would be a mistake to close it down. “I think the cuts from the federal and provincial governments ... are atrocious not only to this organization, but to so many arts groups or anything related to children.�


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Commissioner calls for review of B.C. Ferries


Affordability will be at the heart of a new review of B.C. Ferries. After being inundated with public complaints about rising fares and cost hikes, commissioner Gord Macatee announced he’ll undergo a comprehensive review of the Coastal Ferries Act and B.C. Ferries over the course of the next six months. He will then recom-

mend changes to the provincial government. “From the feedback I’ve been getting from the public, there’s a strong belief that these are opportunities to save money in the system,� Macatee said. “People are focused on the fare issue and affordability. I hear a lot of fear in what the future holds.� Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom welcomed

the review and said the government will take a serious look at any recommendations. “I believe we have a good ferry system, but it’s reaching the point that where people say it’s no longer affordable to them,� he said. “That’s huge, especially for people living in coastal communities.�

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Mounties in White Rock are searching for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night while fleeing police. A 56-year-old woman was crossing Johnston Road at Thrift Avenue when she was hit by a red 1992 Nissan Maxima that was speeding northbound. She died at the scene. Her 28-year-old daughter was with her at the time and was uninjured. Moments before the crash, the vehicle was spotted by a White Rock RCMP officer heading north on

Johnston Road, spokesman Sgt. Peter Thiessen said in a statement. The officer tried to flag the car to a stop, but it sped past him. He activated his siren and lights to stop the vehicle, but it continued northbound, sideswiping a car before striking the woman and then fleeing north on Johnston Road. The vehicle was found abandoned about two kilometres away near 160th Street and King George Highway in Surrey. The Vancouver Police Department has been called in to conduct an independent review of the investigation.

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Vancouver’s electronic music scene is breaking records. A 6,000-person interactive dance party will be hitting up the city this long weekend led by Grammy-winning DJ David Guetta. “(People are going) to be a part of a very historic event,� said Matthew Owchar from Blueprint Events. “Downtown Vancouver hasn’t really seen an event of this magnitude.� Organizers said the concert — which will be held THEFT

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Sunday at the Vancouver Convention Centre — will have the largest audience at an indoor non-assigned seating venue in B.C. to date. Owchar said not having assigned seats will make for a greater experience. PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS

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Capturing the Olympic magic B.C. Sports Hall of Fame Olympic collection growing by the day Olympic gallery set to open in November SUBMITTED

absolutely shocking and disappointing,� Const. Tammy-Lyn Walker said in a release. “People with disabilities rely on these parking passes. For an individual to steal a disability parking pass really puts a lot of people in a bad predicament.� The passes allow people to park in designated stalls that are often wider than regular stalls and are located near the entrance of buildings. METRO



An artist’s rendering of what the Olympic gallery at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame will look like when it opens later this year at B.C. Place Stadium.



A beer pitcher arrived in Sue Griffin’s office earlier this week. The president of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame couldn’t help but laugh as she poured out the Canadian track suit worn by Jon Montgomery during his 2010 Winter Olympic gold medal winning skeleton DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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run. “That was cool,� said Griffin. Montgomery’s epic celebration, which involved a fan thrusting a pitcher in his hands in Whistler, may be more iconic than his blazing run down the track. It’s just one of countless memories the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame will immortalize when its 2010 Winter Olympics gallery opens

in November at the renovated B.C. Place Stadium. “We already have more than 1,600 items in our collection to tell the story of Canada’s Games,� Griffin said. “It wells up spontaneous national pride, definitely a real goosebump faction that we’re trying to create.� The collection will house the Olympic countdown clock, opening ceremonies costumes from

each participating nation, signed hockey pucks used in games, the torch that was used to light the Olympic cauldron and more. “We’re just over the moon [to be able to display the items],� Griffin beamed. The completely renovated 6,000 square foot B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is scheduled to open to the public Nov. 5.

Detained journalist back in B.C. Journalist Dorothy Parvaz is back with her family in B.C. after being released from detention in Iran. Parvaz hugged relatives upon her arrival at Vancouver International Airport and her father said she

looked “great.� “Happy to be back and I’m anxious to be with my family,� she said as reporters crowded around her. “So if you would please help me, like, let me find them that would be awe-

some.� The B.C. journalist was on assignment for AlJazeera’s English-language news network when she was detained by Syrian authorities April 29. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Dog squad has new facility to bark at New training ground and kennel for 20 police dogs Vancouver’s finest have gone to the dogs. The department showed off a new state-of-the-art kennel and training facility Thursday, made possible by a donation to the Vancouver Police Foundation from Darlene Poole. “It has been both a privilege and an honour to con-

serve the very best,” said Chief Constable Jim Chu. The new facility, which can comfortably house up to 20 police dogs, is the first of its kind in Canada. The Vancouver squad consists of 20 dogs and is the second-largest police dog squad in Canada.

tribute,” said Poole, during the opening ceremony. Darlene and her husband, Vancouver CEO Jack Poole, who passed away in 2009, have been longtime supporters of the Vancouver police dogs, she added. “The Vancouver police dogs serve with bravery and distinction and they de-

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Almost 20 homeless after fire in east end Fifty firefighters were called to put out a threealarm house fire in East Vancouver early this morning. There were no injuries reported, but approximately 20 people were displaced from

news: vancouver their homes at 12:35 a.m. in a blaze that spread from 2063 E. 28th St. to both houses on either side, said Cpt. Gabe Roder of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services in a press release. The home where the fire started was destroyed, and the neighbouring houses were severely damaged. The cause is still unknown. There had been a previous fire at the same house on April 25, and the cause was deemed electrical. JULIA DILWORTH

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Local auditions for The Next Star at the Vancouver Convention Centre Saturday JULIA DILWORTH


Province: Missing women’s families get funding Families of murdered and missing women appearing before the Missing Women Commission Inquiry will receive government funding to participate. Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal recommended the government provide

funding to assist with legal fees to the 13 applicants who had requested financial assistance. The commission’s final report will be provided to the attorney general on or before Dec. 31.

Performing artist Suzie McNeil is in Vancouver this weekend for auditions of The Next Star.


After competing on a highprofile reality show in the United States, performing artist Suzie McNeil is now the one saying no to auditioning hopefuls. Her job is harder because she has to say no to kids. The former Vancouver resident is a judge on YTV’s show The Next Star, and the show is once again holding open auditions across the country for kids under the age of 15. “We see tears ... but we really try to have them leaving positive,” she said. McNeil struggled with the rejection in the first season of The Next Star because she didn’t want to be the reason kids stopped singing. “But this industry is

filled with rejection — I’m getting rejected right now, probably,” said McNeil, who finished fourth in the 2005 CBS show Rock Star: INXS. And unfortunately rejection is something they’ll have to get used to, she added. Though she has seen some tears, McNeil said it’s really great to see the kids at the auditions take criticism constructively. “If we saw them last year, a lot of them take what we say in the 10 to 15 minutes with them and they work all year on it,” said McNeil. When the show first started, they didn’t know what to expect, she said. “You’d think that they’re immature and beginners and all this stuff, but they’re not. A lot of them are so advanced.”

Officer assaulted with pipe A Vancouver police officer was allegedly hit over the head with a metal pipe while attempting to arrest a suspected trespasser. Shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a man in the 100 block of West 1st Avenue called 911 to re-

port a man on his balcony. The suspect fled but police spotted a man matching his description at the Main Street Sky Train station. The man became violent and brought out a metal pipe which he used

to allegedly hit one of the officers on the head. The officer was treated at the scene and did not require hospitalization. Vancouver resident Edgar Travis Young, 29, was arrested and charged. SAHARA GIANNONE

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Egg and shoes thrown at Chinese online censor Chinese police were seeking the man who allegedly threw an egg and shoes yesterday at the computer scientist famous for designing China’s Great Firewall of web controls. The attack — if true — is a particularly bold one for China and underscores how strongly people feel about the country’s strict Internet censorship. A Twitter user posting under the name “hanunyi” claimed that one of the shoes struck computer expert Fang Binxing while he was visiting Wuhan University in Hubei province.

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Fang, president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, is popularly known as the “father of the Great Firewall” and is reviled by many Chinese web users.

An officer at the Luojiashan Public Security Bureau confirmed police were sent to the university to investigate a shoethrowing incident that targeted Fang. The officer, who refused to give his name, said Fang was on his way to the airport. Hanunyi posted a live account of the alleged shoe toss on his Twitter page, including photos of the door to the lecture hall where it happened, a hand clutching an egg in preparation and bare feet after he fled. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rookie MPs bask in camaraderie as they tour Parliament Buildings They were warned about the perils of life in Parliament — the stress on their marriages, the strain on their health, the long hours, the tricky business of hiring the right staff. But rookie MPs attending their freshman orientation session Thursday also got a glimpse of the camaraderie life on the benches breeds. “In that room, no one had the logo Conservative, or Green or Liberal or what not, so it’s just interesting to be with a great bunch of people for the 41st Parliament,” said Dan Albas, a B.C. Tory. “I think that the part that struck me the most is that we’re all there to work together and find those common lines, because we have to work for the people of Canada and

“Ever since I ran for class president in Grade 6, it has been something that I’ve been working towards.” DAN HARRIS, FRESHMAN NDP MEMBER FOR SCARBOROUGH SOUTHWEST

make sure their priorities are coming first and I think that’s something all of us want to contribute.” No matter what the age, the new parliamentarians seemed a little giddy and just slightly lost. But for name tags they were given to wear, they could have easily been mistaken for confused tourists wandering the Parliament Buildings.

Rookie NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, right, and other newly elected MPs take part in an orientation session on Thursday.


Bob Rae offers to be Liberals’ interim leader Bob Rae is shelving his long-term leadership ambitions to become interim leader of the devastated federal Liberal party. The Toronto MP wrote his caucus colleagues Thursday to advise he’s

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Michael Ignatieff, who resigned after leading the party to a historic defeat in the May 2 election. “I shall abide by any rules about the interim leadership, agreed to by the caucus and by the (the

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Not-so-Secret Service on Twitter U.S. spy agency apologizes for employee’s tweet Post quickly taken down, but re-tweets keep it alive

The U.S. Secret Service should consider reverting to code. The information gathering organization decided to open a Twitter account this month, and while it isn’t regaling us with tales of terror raids and false moustaches, the organization is letting us know it isn’t fans of Fox News — at least one employee isn’t. “(H)ad to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering,” a tweet from @SecretService, the service’s official account read Thursday. The post was quickly taken down, but as the Secret Service probably knows, that which is posted on the World Wide Web

Twitter spies Launched May 9, the @SecretService account has 21,488 followers. The agency hopes the account will be a useful recruitment tool. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service does not have a Twitter account.

rarely vanishes for good. Re-tweets of the offending message appeared on Twitter and others offered screen grabs. And then there were the conspiracy theories: “Secret Service tweet is now gone. Rogue agent? Or hackers? Would be sad if Secret Service was no more

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secure than Lindsay Lohan,” tweeted TIME writer Amy Sullivan, who also retweeted the original post. The Secret Service has since apologized. It also said the vanishing tweet had been posted by an employee with access to the service’s account who mistakenly believed they were on their personal account. But why are the Secret Service’s Twitter novices watching Fox? “Our public affairs employees monitor all the news channels throughout the day for stories that affect the Secret Service,” Special Agent in Charge Edwin M. Donovan told ABC News.



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An independent investigation concludes the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men last year was the result of safety failings by owner Massey Energy Co. and rejects the company’s argument that a sudden gas buildup caused the blast. The report released yesterday said Massey violated basic safety practices, including not ventilating the tunnels enough.. The study supported the federal government's theory that methane gas mixed with huge volumes of explosive coal dust turned a small fireball into an earthshattering explosion. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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all sorts of gimmicks to attract readers in recent years. One issue included a set of 3-D glasses to better see a centrefold shot in 3-D; another turned over the cover to a cartoon character, Marge Simpson. Jellinek calls the website “the world’s sexiest time machine” and “an anthology of cool” for a magazine he refers to as “the Mount Rushmore of literary great-

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In a recording released by the al-Qaida media arm, as-Sahab, Osama bin Laden addresses “the Muslim nation” and attempts to cast a role for the terror group in the changes sweeping the Arab world.

Bin Laden praises Arab Spring in taped message Attempts to stake a claim for al-Qaida in protests led mainly by youth fed up with government abuses In a recording made shortly before his death, Osama bin Laden praised the mass protests that have toppled and shaken longtime rulers across the Arab world while trying to cast a role for al-Qaida. Bin Laden’s message, released on militant websites Thursday, is an attempt by the terror leader to remain relevant after sweeping changes in which al-Qaida played almost no role. “The winds of change will spread through the entire Islamic world, God willing,” bin Laden said. He proclaimed it a “religious obligation” to form a IT’S JUST NOT CRICKET

Abbottabad bats zero The city where Osama bin Laden was killed has been removed as the venue for a one-day international match between Pakistan’s second-string cricket team and Afghanistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board said Thursday that Abbottabad has been replaced by Islamabad, which will host the match on Wednesday.

Fallen idols In the recording, bin Laden accuses rulers of building themselves into idols and manipulating the media to stay in power. “So, what are you waiting for?” he implores listeners. “Save yourselves and your children, because the opportunity is here.”

council that would provide guidance for all Muslims — apparently a way for alQaida to play a role in the protests’ future. While not mentioning al-Qaida by name, he advised people struggling The PCB didn’t give a reason for the switch. Afghanistan will be the first foreign cricket team to tour Pakistan since gunmen killed six police officials and a van driver during an attack on a Sri Lankan team bus at Lahore in March 2009. Since then, Pakistan has hosted “home” series against international teams in the United Arab Emirates and played “home” test matches against Australia in England last year. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

against their governments to remember “those who advised early on the necessity of uprooting these oppressive regimes” — a clear reference to the militant group. Though both bin Laden and the West have generally supported protest movements in the Middle East, their goals differ. The West hopes the protests will bring democratic reforms. Bin Laden and his followers hoped they would lead to governments based on strict interpretation of Islamic law. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs May 2. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Button it, CIA chief says Leon Panetta has warned CIA employees that anyone caught leaking information about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden could face prosecution. In a memo, the CIA director told staff that the disclosure of classified information can endanger lives. The warning follows media reports that the CIA operated a safe house, as well as new stealth drone technology, to spy on bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS





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Madoff relative to tell all in new book Bernard Madoff’s daughter-in-law has a deal for an “intimate and heartbreaking” memoir. Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) announced Thursday that Stephanie Madoff-Mack will have a memoir coming out in December that will go “behind closed doors” as Madoff confesses to his family in December 2008 about his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Madoff, 73, is serving a 150-year prison sentence in North Carolina, after admitting that his investment advisory service was a giant pyramid scheme. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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End days. According to Harold Camping, the head of the Christian radio network Family Stations Inc., the world will end Saturday. Apparently, an earthquake will shake the Earth and the true believers will be swept up to heaven, while the rest of us are left behind to bear witness to the destruction of all human life. From Camping: “We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen.”

Uh, OK? Freedom of expression. Tyler, the Creator, the frontman for Odd Future and one of hip hop’s weirdest up-and-comers, recently received the ire of one-half of Tegan and Sara for his misogynistic and homophobic lyrical content. The conversation took to the Twitterverse and somehow the issue morphed in“Apparently, an to a discourse on free speech. This, of course, earthquake will isn’t a free speech issue — shake the Earth it’s an idiot-with-a-platform and the true issue. Librarians. The probelievers will be fession is under swept up to threat in Ontario heaven, while and elsewhere. In a world the rest of us are where e-books are booming and cellphones provide inleft behind to stant access to more inforbear witness mation than anybody could to the ever need, an old-time curator of ink-and-paper destruction ...” products seems both obsolete and irrelevant. But librarians are still a wonderful resource. A library reconceived for the information economy could be more valuable than ever, and a librarian calibrated to meet today’s information challenges could be its greatest asset. The Biebs. This week Forbes announced that Justin Bieber, the boy wonder from Stratford, Ont., is officially the third most influential celebrity in the world. He has made teen girls swoon, sold out a world tour and starred in a top-grossing film, not to mention selling his footwear and hair on eBay for $5,500 and $40,558, respectively. Apparently, that’s the stuff influence is made of. Speaking of the Apocalypse … James Frey. The famous author (and noted liar) is on tour in Canada to promote his new book, The Final Testament Of The Holy Bible. On Wednesday, he was in Toronto to discuss the work with Indigo “chief book lover” Heather Reisman, which will surely be a boon for sales. In today’s world, liars remain unpunished — instead, they seem to be roundly rewarded. The Gos. It looks like Canadian kid Ryan Gosling is going to try his hand at directing. Word is The Notebook heartthrob will star in his own directorial debut, a remake of the 1980s musical The Idolmaker. Bieber may be Canada’s most influential celebrity icon, but the Gos is the Canadian Renaissance man. He acts, he produces, he sings and now he is going to direct. Also, like Ferris Bueller, he seems to be a righteous dude.



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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Letters WHITE ROCK, B.C. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest Senate appointments must be called into question. Senators are to be a check on the prime minister, his cabinet and his House of Commons majority. They have the responsibility of providing “sober second thought” from their appointed positions. Appointing defeated candidates to the Senate cannot be considered otherwise than directly conflicting with this responsibility. Have Harper’s purely partisan personal appointees committed to voting as he pleases? Is that not vote buying? Is Harper not again in contempt of Parliament in making such appointments? Neither abolishing nor electing senators serves the purpose that the chamber was meant to serve when Canada came into being. A process that will enable the Senate to play its designated role that Harper has completely destroyed is to have senators appointed by the Governor General upon the recommendation of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.


She may be a little slow on the draw, though The highest court in Oregon unanimously ruled Thursday that retired bus driver Cynthia Willis can have her medical marijuana and a concealed handgun, too. The ruling issued in Salem, Ore., upheld previous decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and circuit court in finding that a federal law barring criminals and drug addicts from buying firearms does not excuse sheriffs

from issuing concealed weapons permits to people who hold medical marijuana cards and otherwise qualify. “We hold that the Federal Gun Control Act does not pre-empt the state’s concealed handgun licensing statute and, therefore, the sheriffs must issue (or renew) the requested licences,” Chief Justice Paul De Muniz wrote. Willis welcomed the ruling. “I feel like a big girl now,” she said. “I feel like a real human being now, not just a source of revenue to the county.” Oregon became one of the first states in the U.S. to authorize people to use marijuana to treat medical conditions when voters approved an initiative in 1998. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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scene Plot synopsis At the behest of King George, Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), a one-time pirate now turned privateer, is searching for the fabled Fountain of Youth. His job is to claim it for England before the Spanish armada gets there. Meanwhile, Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) is shanghaied to work on board a ship run by the evil Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and Jack’s old flame Angelica (Penelope Cruz). They’re after the fountain too, but first must fight off manhungry mermaids. Ratings: Richard: 8 1⁄2 Mark: 88

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It’s time to jump ship Richard Crouse and Mark Breslin debate Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Mermaids are great, but not much else to write home about Richard Crouse: Mark, my main question after watching the new Pirates movie is, If this was the first one of the series would we have had a two, three and four? I don’t think so. It’s a big splashy epic, but lacks the fun and Johnny’s joie de vivre of the original. What say you, matey?

brilliant characterization in the series, but really, the tricks are starting to show their age. And I didn’t like swashbuckling even when Douglas Fairbanks did it in 1932. Still, I thought this edition of Pirates was the best since the original, whatever that means.

Mark Breslin: Richard, I wasn’t even a fan of the original. And no franchise should exceed a trilogy unless the words “godfather” or “cheerleaders” are in the title. An appreciation of this movie is contingent upon how you feel about Johnny Depp and how much swordplay you can handle. I adore Depp’s

RC: I don’t think this one has the spark of the others. It’s not as funny, Depp seems like he’s gone back to the Captain Jack treasure chest one too many times and the action scenes, despite the 3-D, don’t fly off the screen the way they have in the past. I liked the mermaids and think their attack se-

quence is the most exciting thing in the movie, but I may be wrong simply because the movie is so dark I may have missed something. MB: Oh, those mermaids! Who knew they spoke in a Scandinavian accent? Yes, they are the most exciting thing in the movie, although I did enjoy Ian MacShane’s villainy. But despite the fountain of youth plot device, these Pirates are getting old. And you’re right about how dark the film is: I was straining to make out which pirate was which. Quick clue: Depp is the Pirate Who’s Had A Bit Of Work Done.

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RC: Ha! Perhaps playing the same character four times in eight years is too much for Depp, or perhaps the limitations of Captain Jack are becoming apparent but he’s not as entertaining as before. Not that director Rob Marshall helps him. The action sequences are as well choreographed as you might expect from the man who made Chicago and Nine, but they are also as exciting as you would expect from a man who specializes in making musicals. MB: I see what you’re getting at. For the next instalment, make it a musical complete with a chorus line of mermaids!

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Although the antics are amped up in The Hangover: Part II, star Bradley Cooper admits shooting the anticipated comedy was at least easier than the first. “There’s a certain amount of ease in knowing the character — having all this history,” said Cooper recently in Toronto. “There was a lot less preparation because the preparation was already (in doing) a movie. That’s a hell of a lot of rehearsal time to have another movie under your belt.” With the 2009 surprise hit earning a stunning $467 million US worldwide, there will be a lot of eyes on Part II and the comedy’s unfolding plot about a bachelor party gone wrong. This time, Cooper and company travel to Bangkok, Thailand and have to

Bradley Cooper on working with Crystal the monkey. “The monkey is on Phil’s shoulder most of the movie and there’s one scene in Bangkok where an elephant is in the background. Do not have a monkey and an elephant walk down the same street in Bangkok because she just dug herself into my shoulder.”

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uncover the events that led to a face tattoo, the disappearance of the bride’s 16year-old brother and a mysterious drug-dealing monkey. “The stakes are so high in this movie. It gets darker and because of that the three of us have to go to places making it believable but you have to deal with these crazy circumstances,” Cooper said.

er and company have been credited for bringing some of the biggest laughs while improvising during the shoot. “Comedy has to happen fast,” insisted Cooper. “It’s like music and especially when the three of us are working, it’s nice — you really get in the groove, everybody’s in the right gear and it just starts flowing.”

He explained that the movie’s secret is in the camaraderie with co-stars Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. “It’s the reason I would do seven of these movies … it was just really wonderful to see what would come out of that — things that weren’t in the script,” he said. For The Hangover: Part II, the writing doesn’t end on the page either as Coop-

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An anti-meat manifesto that attempts to shame carnivores with both scientific arguments and the aggressive re-branding of vegan as a manly endeavour (as in a sequence with a granolaloving MMA fighter), Forks over Knives is by turns persuasive and irritating. Certainly Lee Fulkerson’s documentary presents plenty of good evidence that diet eschewing animal products promotes good health. The problem is that the facts are presented in such a slanted and ideologically rigid manner that the film will likely alienate the very meat-and-potatoes constituency it means to sway. ADAM NAYMAN

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For anyone with a place in their hearts for kung fu movies and absurdly cute CGI animals, the release of Kung Fu Panda 2 is cause for giddy excitement. The first film was a critical success that also cleaned up at the box office in 2008 and Dreamworks Animation began work on the sequel shortly after it opened in theatres. Jennifer Yuh Nelson was key member of the creative/design team on the original Kung Fu Panda and was promoted to

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director for this second outing. Speaking to Metro, the filmmaker said she was thrilled to return. “I was always ready to keep going regardless of whether I was the director or not and

a lot of the same group stayed on because everyone loved the first movie so much. It was always a passion project for everyone involved and that continued on the sequel.” Creating a CGI animated film on this scale was a huge undertaking for the director, who worked on the project for three years before it was complete. “We didn’t start seeing finish animated sequences until about a year and a half out,” admitted Nelson. “It trickles in a little at a time and it’s always a shock when you’re working with rough black and white storyboards that you’re used to and then all

Kung Fu Panda 2 opens in theatres next Friday.

of a sudden you see the same scenes in gorgeous colour animation. It’s a big jolt for the crew, because you suddenly realize what the final film will look like.” To help break up the te-

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VANCOUVER DUNBAR THEATRE 4555 Dunbar Street, 604-222-2991 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10 Thu 7:159:40 Thor 3D(PG) Fri 7-9:35 Sat-Mon 1-3:45-7-9:35 Tue 79:35 Wed 7

FIFTH AVENUE CINEMAS 2110 Burrard Street, 604-734-7469 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10 Thu 1:454:30-7:30-9:55 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 1-3-5-7:10-9:20 Last Night(PG) Fri-Thu 2-4:45-7:20-9:25 Mighty Jerome(STC) Fri-Wed 1-7:30 Potiche(PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-4-6:50-9:10 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Tue 2:45-5:059:20 Wed 2:45-5:05 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Wed 1:45-4:30-7:10-9:35 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:15-79:30

GRANVILLE 855 Granville St., 604-684-4000 Biutiful(14A) Fri 8 Sat-Mon 4-8 Tue-Thu 8 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil(G) Fri 6:309:15 Sat-Mon 4:05-6:30-9:15 Tue-Thu 5:40-8:15 Jumping the Broom(G) Fri 7-9:35 Sat-Mon 4:157-9:35 Tue-Thu 5:20-8:05 Limitless(PG) Fri 6:40-9:30 Sat-Mon 4:10-6:40-9:30 Tue-Thu 5:25-8:10 The Lincoln Lawyer(14A) Fri 6:50-9:25 Sat-Mon 4:20-6:50-9:25 Tue-Thu 5:30-8:25 Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold(PG) Fri 6:55-9:20 Sat-Mon 4:306:55-9:20 Tue-Thu 5:45-8:20 Win Win(PG) Fri 6:45-9:40 Sat-Mon 4:25-6:45-9:40 Tue-Thu 5:35-8:30

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE 3123 W. Broadway, 604-738-3211 The Adjustment Bureau(PG) Fri-Thu 9:40 Another Year(PG) Fri 7:30 Sat-Sun 3:15-7:30 MonThu 7:30 Hop(G) Sat-Sun 1:30

OAKRIDGE 650 West 41st Ave., 604-263-1944 Fast Five(14A) DTS Digital Fri 7:15-10:10 DTS Digital Sat-Mon 1:15-4:15-7:15-10:10 DTS Digital Tue-Thu 58:10 The Hangover Part II(18A) , Wed 10 , Thu 5:20-8:15 Rio 3D(G) Fri 6:45 Sat-Mon 1:30-4:30-6:45 TueWed 5:20 Thor 3D(PG) , Fri 7-9:45 , Sat-Mon 1-4-7-9:45 TueThu 5:10-8 Water for Elephants(PG) , Fri 9:15 , Sat-Mon 9:15 Tue 7:45

PACIFIC CINÉMATHÈQUE 1131 Howe Street, 604-688-3456 2011 Student Film Showcase(STC) Thu 7 Chungking Express(STC) Fri 7 Sat 9:05 Sun 4:307:30 Mon 6:30 The Conformist(STC) Fri 9 Sat 7 Sun 8:30 Mon 4:15 Wed 9:05 Fest of the Best: Looney Tunes Classics (STC) Sun 1 No Films Showing Today(STC) Tue On the Bowery(STC) Sat 4:30 Mon 8:30 Wed 7 The Perfect Team(STC) Sat Mon Wed

PARK THEATRE 3440 Cambie Street, 604-876-2747 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-4-7-9:50


3131 Arbutus Street, 604-738-6311 Bridesmaids (14A) Fri 4-7-9:40 Sat-Mon 1:154-7-9:40 Tue-Thu 4-7-9:40

RIO ON BROADWAY 1660 E. Broadway, 604-878-Film The Hangover Part II (18A) Wed 10 Thu 7:15-9:30 The Room (STC) Fri 12 Thor 3D (PG) Fri 7-9:30 Sat-Sun 4:20-7-9:30 Mon-Tue 7-9:30 Wed 7

SCOTIABANK THEATRE VANCOUVER 900 Burrard St., 604-630-1407 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:50-7:50-10:50 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 1-4-7-9:30 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 12-2:30-5-7:30-10 The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore(STC) Sat 10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Wed 12-12:50-3:20-4:10-6:40-7:40-1011 Thu 12:50-4:10-7:40-11 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri-Mon 11:30-12:20-2:50-3:40-6:207:10-9:40-10:30 Tue-Thu 11:45-12:20-2:50-3:40-6:207:10-9:40-10:30 Priest 3D(14A) Fri 12:15-1:30-2:40-4:20-4:50-7-89:30-10:40 Sat 1:30-2:40-4:20-4:50-7-8-9:30-10:40 Sun-Wed 12:15-1:30-2:40-4:20-4:50-7-8-9:30-10:40 Thu 12:15-2:40-4:50-7-9:30 Thor(PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-3:10-6:50-9:50 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:30-7:20-10:20

VANCITY THEATRE Vancouver International Film Centre 1181 Seymour Street, 604-683-Film Bob Dylan - Revealed(STC) Sun 7:45 Mon 6:45 Dont Look Back(STC) Fri 8:15 Sat 6:30 I’m Not There(PG) Mon 8:40 Masked and Anonymous(STC) Sun 9:45 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan(STC) Sun 2 No Films Showing Today(STC) Tue-Wed Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963-65(STC) Fri 6:30 Sun 6 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid(STC) Sat 9 Themba a Boy Called Hope(STC) Thu 7

NORTH SHORE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, 604-983-2762 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10-10:15 Thu 7-7:40-9:40-10:10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri 8-9:15 Sat-Mon 1:10-1:40-4:30-4:45-89:15 Tue-Wed 8-9:15 Thu 6:30-8-9:50 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri 6:50-10 Sat-Mon 12:40-3:45-6:5010 Tue-Thu 6:50-10 Priest(14A) Fri 7:20-9:50 Sat-Mon 1:20-4:15-7:209:50 Tue 7:20-9:50 Wed 7:20 Thor(PG) Fri 7:10-9:55 Sat-Mon 1:30-4:20-7:10-9:55 Tue-Thu 7:10-9:55

PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., 604-985-3911 Bridesmaids(14A) Fri 7:10-10 Sat-Mon 1:30-4:207:10-10 Tue-Thu 7:10-9:50 Star & Strollers Screening, Thu 1 Fast Five(14A) Fri 6:40-7:20-9:40-10:10 Sat-Mon 11:40-4-4:30-6:40-7:20-9:40-10:10 Tue-Wed 6:40-7-9:309:45 Thu 6:45-9:45 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 6:30-9:10 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 7-9:40 The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore(STC) Sat 10 Rio 3D(G) Fri 6:50-9:30 Sat-Mon 1:20-4:15-6:50-9:30 Tue-Wed 6:50-9:10 Thu 6:40-9:20 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri 6:30-9:20 Sat-

Mon 1:10-3:50-6:30-9:20 Tue-Wed 6:30-9:20 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri 7-9:50 Sat-Mon 1:05-4:10-7-9:50 Tue-Wed 7:05-9:40 Thu 6:50-9:30 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1

RICHMOND SILVERCITY RIVERPORT 14211 Entertainment Way, 604-272-7280 African Cats(G) Fri-Wed 1:20 A Beautiful Life(STC) Fri-Thu 12:25-3:55-7:15-10:25 Bridesmaids(14A) Fri-Sun 12:15-1:15-3:30-4:307:20-7:45-10:15-10:50 Mon-Thu 12:15-1:15-3:30-4:307:20-7:45-10:20-10:50 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Mon 11:15-1-2:30-4:15-6:20-7:359:45-10:45 Tue-Wed 11:35-1-2:55-4:15-6:20-7:35-9:4510:40 Thu 1-4:15-7:35-10:40 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10-10:15-10:40 Thu 12:30-1-1:30-3:30-4-4:30-6:30-7-7:30-9:30-10-10:30 Hanna(PG) Fri-Tue 7:25-10:35 Wed 7:25 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil(G) Fri-Wed 11:50-3:10 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 12:45-3:30-6:45-9:15 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 11:35-2-4:45-7:159:45 Limitless(PG) Fri-Tue 4:20-7:05-10:35 Wed 4:20-7:05 The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore(STC) Sat 10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Sun 12-3:25-6:45-10:45 Mon 12-3:256:45-10:15 Tue-Wed 12-3:25-6:45-10:45 Thu 4:157:30-10:45 Fri-Thu 11:30-2:45-6:30-10 Star & Strollers Screening, Thu 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri-Mon 12:30-3:50-7:10-10:30 TueThu 12:45-4-7:10-10:30 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: An IMAX 3D Experience(PG) Fri-Sun 11-2-5-8-11 Mon 11-2-5-8 Tue-Thu 12:30-3:45-7-10:15 Priest(14A) Fri-Wed 12:50-3:25-6:40-9:30 Thu 12:20-3:25-6:40-9:30 Priest 3D(14A) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:25-7:15-10:10 Rio(G) Fri-Wed 11:55 Thu 12:45-3:45-6:55 Rio 3D(G) Fri-Wed 12:45-3:45-6:55-9:40 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-4:057:25-10:25 Source Code(PG) Fri-Tue 1:05-3:40-6:50-9:50 Wed 1:05-3:40-6:50 Thor(PG) Fri-Wed 11:45-3-7:05-10:05 Thu 3:40-7:0510:05 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Thu 12:40-4-7:30-10:40 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri-Wed 3:05-6:35-9:55 Thu 9:55

BURNABY DOLPHIN CINEMAS 4555 E. Hastings St., 604-293-0332 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 4:30-6-8:25-10:10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Mon 1-4:30-7:05-9:35 Tue-Thu 4:307:05-9:35 Thor(PG) Fri-Mon 1-4:45-7:10-9:30 Tue-Wed 4:457:10-9:30

SILVERCITY METROPOLIS 4700 Kingsway Ave., 604-435-7474 Bridesmaids(14A) Fri-Wed 1-4:15-7:40-10:45 Thu 1-4:15-7:40-10:30 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Wed 12:50-4:05-7:20-10:35 Thu 12:50-4:05-7:20-10:20 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10 Thu 1:104:10-7:45-10:25 Wed 10:30 Thu 12:20-3-7:05-9:35 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 12:10-2:25-4:507:15-9:45 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Mon 12-3:15-6:30-9:45 Tue 1:20-4:357:50-11 Wed 12-3:15-6:30-9:45 Thu 12-3:15-6:30-9:40 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri-Mon 1:20-4:35-7:50-11 Tue 123:15-6:30-9:45 Wed 1:20-4:35-7:50-11 Fri-Thu 12:303:45-7-10:15 Priest 3D(14A) Fri-Wed 1:30-4:45-8-10:55 Thu 1:30-4:40-10 Rio(G) Thu 12:15-2:35-5-7:30-9:55 Rio 3D(G) Fri-Mon 12:15-2:35-5-7:30-10:05 Tue 1:10-

4-10:05 Wed 12:15-2:35-5-7:30 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Tue 12:20-3:356:50-9:55 Wed 12:20-3:35-6:50 Thor(PG) Fri-Tue 12:10-3:25-6:40-9:35 Wed 12:103:25-9:55 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Wed 12:40-3:55-7:10-10:25 Thu 12:40-3:55-7:10-10:10

STATION SQUARE 220-6200 McKay Ave., 604-434-7711 African Cats(G) Fri 4:40 Sat-Mon 1:50-4:40 Tue-Thu 4:40 A Beautiful Life(STC) Fri 4:15-7-9:45 Sat-Sun 1:304:15-7-9:45 Mon 1:30-4:15-7 Tue-Thu 4:15-7 Hanna(PG) Fri-Sun 4:30-7:20-9:55 Mon-Thu 4:307:20 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil(G) Sat-Mon 1:45 Hop(G) Sat-Mon 1:55 Insidious(14A) Fri-Sun 7:10-9:40 Mon-Thu 7:10 Limitless(PG) Fri-Sun 4:45-7:25-10 Mon-Thu 4:457:25 Prom(G) Fri 4:25-6:55-9:30 Sat-Sun 1:40-4:25-6:559:30 Mon 1:40-4:25-6:55 Tue-Thu 4:25-6:55 Source Code(PG) Fri 4:35-7:15-9:35 Sat-Sun 2-4:357:15-9:35 Mon 2-4:35-7:15 Tue-Thu 4:35-7:15 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri 4:20-7:05-9:50 SatSun 1:35-4:20-7:05-9:50 Mon 1:35-4:20-7:05 Tue-Thu 4:20-7:05

NEW WEST/ COQUITLAM SILVERCITY COQUITLAM 170 Schoolhouse Street, 604-523-2911 African Cats(G) Fri-Wed 1:05 A Beautiful Life(STC) Fri-Thu 12:25-3:40-6:40-9:35 Bridesmaids(14A) Fri-Thu 12:40-1:15-3:45-4:157:15-7:45-10:20-10:50 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Mon 11:45-1:20-3:15-4:20-6:457:25-9:55-10:25 Tue-Wed 12:15-1:20-3:20-4:20-6:457:25-9:55-10:25 Thu 1:20-4:20-7:25-10:25 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10-10:30-11 Thu 12:10-1:10-1:30-2:45-4:10-4:25-5:30-7:15-7:45-8:1010-10:30-11 Hanna(PG) Fri-Tue 4:10-7:05-9:55 Wed 4:10-7:05 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil(G) Fri-Tue 12:35-3:35-6:55-9:15 Wed 3:35-6:55 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 1:40-4:20-7:05-9:30 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 12:35-3:15-5:408:05-10:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore(STC) Sat 10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Tue 1-4:30-8 Wed 4:30-8 Thu 1-4:308 Fri-Mon 11:30-3-6:30-9:45 Tue-Thu 3-6:30-9:45 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri-Sun 12:30-4-7:30-11 Mon-Thu 12:30-4-7:30-10:45 Fri-Thu 12-3:30-7-10:15 Priest(14A) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:10-5:20-7:50-10:15 Priest 3D(14A) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:05-7:20-9:40 Rio(G) Fri-Wed 12:20 Thu 12:55-3:40-6:40-9:25 Rio 3D(G) Fri-Wed 12:55-3:40-6:15-8:45 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Mon 11:50-3:056:50-9:40 Tue-Thu 12:10-3:15-6:50-9:40 Soul Surfer(G) Fri-Tue 1:10-3:55-6:35-9:10 Wed 1:10-3:55-6:35 Source Code(PG) Fri-Wed 1:25-4:05-7:35-10:05 Thor(PG) Fri-Thu 1:25-4:25-7:40-10:40 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:50-7:10-10 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri-Wed 3:25-6:35-9:30 Thu 12:20-3:25-6:35-9:30

SURREY/WHITE ROCK/LANGLEY CLOVA 5732-176th St., Surrey, 604-541-9527 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Wed 9:10 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 7

Rio(G) Sat-Mon 1:30 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Wed 7

HOLLYWOOD 3 CINEMA 7125-138th Street, Surrey, 604-592-4441 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules(G) Fri 4:45 Sat-Mon 12:45-2:45-4:45 Tue-Thu 4:45 Hop(G) Fri 4:45-6:45 Sat-Mon 2:45-4:45-6:45 Tue-Thu 4:45-6:45 Insidious(14A) Fri-Thu 8:45 Limitless(PG) Fri-Thu 8:45 Paul(14A) Sat-Mon 2:45 Rango(PG) Sat-Mon 12:45 Scream 4(14A) Fri-Thu 6:45 Soul Surfer(G) Fri 4:45-6:45 Sat-Mon 12:45-4:456:45 Tue-Thu 4:45-6:45 Source Code(PG) Fri-Thu 9

STRAWBERRY HILL GRANDE 12161-72nd Ave, Surrey, 604-501-9400 Bridesmaids(14A) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:45-7:10-10:10 Dharti(PG) Fri-Sun 1:10-4:40-7:50-10:50 Mon 1:104:40-7:50-10:40 Tue 1:10-4:40-7:50-10:50 Wed 1:104:40-7:50-10:40 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:50-7:20-10:20 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10-10:15 Thu 1-1:45-3:45-4:45-7:15-8-10-10:40 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil(G) Fri-Tue 1:40-4:45 Wed 1:20-4:10 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 1:15-4-6:30-9:15 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 12:15-2:45-5:157:45-10:15 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Sun 12:30-4-7:30-11 Mon 12:30-47:30-10:45 Tue 12:30-4-7:30-11 Wed 4:05-7:30-10:45 Thu 12:30-4-7:30-10:45 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri-Thu 12-3:30-7-10:25 Priest(14A) Fri-Tue 8-10:30 Wed 6:50 Thu 1:204:10-6:40-9:20 Priest 3D(14A) Fri-Tue 1:20-4:10-6:50-9:15 Wed 1:40-4:45-8-10:30 Rio(G) Fri-Tue 1-4:20-7:15-10 Wed 1-4:20-7:15 Thu 1:10-4:20-6:50-9:30 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:406:45-9:50 Thor(PG) Fri-Wed 12:20-3:20-6:40-9:40 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Wed 1:30-4:30-7:40-10:40 Thu 1:304:30-7:40-10:30 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri-Tue 12:10-3:156:30-9:30 Wed 3:45-6:30-9:30 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1

STUDIO 12 GUILDFORD 15051-101st Ave, Surrey, 604-581-1176 Bridesmaids(14A) , Fri-Mon 12:25-3:50-6:40-9:30 , Tue-Thu 3:50-6:40-9:30 Fast Five(14A) , Fri-Mon 12:20-3:40-6:50-9:50 , Tue-Thu 3:40-6:50-9:50 The Hangover Part II(18A) , , Wed 10-10:15 , , Thu 3:45-4:30-5-7-7:30-9-9:45-10:15 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil(G) , FriMon 1:15-4:30 , Tue 4:30 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) , , Thu 4:15-6:30-9:15 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) , , Fri-Mon 12:45-1:30-4-4:45-7:15-8-10:30 , , Tue-Thu 4-4:45-7:15-8-10:30 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) , , Fri-Mon 12:15-3:30-6:45-10 , , Tue-Thu 3:30-6:45-10 Priest 3D(14A) , Fri-Mon 1-4:15-7-10:05 , Tue-Wed 4:15-7-10:05 , Thu 10:05 Prom(G) , Fri-Tue 7:30-10:15 , Wed 4:30-7:30 Rio(G) , Fri-Mon 12:50-3:15-7-9:25 , Tue 3:15-7-9:25 , Wed 3:15-7 Something Borrowed(PG) , Fri-Mon 12:303:45-6:30-9:45 , Tue-Wed 3:45-6:30-9:45 , Thu 3:156:15-9:10 Thor(PG) , Fri-Mon 12:35-3:35-6:20-9:20 , Tue-Thu 3:35-6:20-9:20 Thor 3D(PG) , Fri-Mon 1:20-4:35-7:20-10:20 , TueWed 4:35-7:20-10:20 , SR Dolby Digital Thu 4:35-7:20 Water for Elephants(PG) , Fri-Mon 12:10-3:20-

6:15-9:10 , Tue-Wed 3:20-6:15-9:10

RIALTO 1732-152nd Street, White Rock, 604-541-9527, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri 7-9:30 Sat-Mon 2-7-9:30 Tue-Thu 7-9:30 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Thu 9:25 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri 7:10 Sat-Mon 2:107:10 Tue-Thu 7:10

CRITERION 4 WHITE ROCK 2381 King George Highway, 604-531-7456, Bridesmaids(14A) Fri 7-9:30 Sat-Mon 2-7-9:30 TueThu 7-9:30 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Wed 9:40 The Hangover Part II(18A) Thu 7:30-9:40 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri 6:45-9:35 Sat-Mon 1-3:45-6:45-9:35 TueThu 6:45-9:35 Rio(G) Fri 7:30 Sat-Mon 1:30-4-7:30 Tue-Wed 7:30 Thor(PG) Fri 7:15-9:25 Sat-Mon 2:30-7:15-9:25 TueThu 7:15-9:25

COLOSSUS LANGLEY 20090-91A Ave, Langley, 604-513-8747 African Cats(G) Fri-Mon 11:15-1:45-4:35 Tue-Wed 4:35 Bridesmaids(14A) Fri 12:55-3:55-7:15-10:25 Sat 1:10-4-7:15-10:25 Sun-Mon 12:55-3:55-7:15-10:25 Tue-Wed 3:55-7:15-10:25 Thu 3:55-7:20-10:25 FriMon 12:05-3:25-6:45-9:50 Tue-Wed 3:25-6:45-9:50 Thu 3:25-6:50-9:50 Fast Five(14A) Fri-Mon 11:45-1:25-3:15-4:30-6:407:25-9:45-10:35 Tue-Wed 3:15-4:20-6:40-7:25-9:4510:35 Thu 3:30-4:20-6:40-7:25-9:55-10:35 The Hangover Part II(18A) Wed 10-10:20-10:40 Thu 3:45-4:15-4:45-6:45-7:15-7:45-9:45-10:15-10:45 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 3D(G) FriMon 11:55-2:30-4:50 Tue-Wed 3:35 Kung Fu Panda 2(G) Thu 4:50-7:20-9:50 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D(G) Thu 3:15-6-8:30 Limitless(PG) Fri-Mon 3:50-6:55-9:35 Tue 3:50-79:35 Wed 3:50-7 The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore(STC) Sat 10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Mon 11:30-12:30-3-4-6:30-7:30-1010:45 Tue 3-4-6:30-7:30-10-10:45 Wed 4-6:30-7:30-1010:45 Thu 3-4-6:30-7:30-10-10:45 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 3 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D(PG) Fri-Mon 12-3:30-7-10:30 Tue-Thu 4:30-8 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: An IMAX 3D Experience(PG) Fri-Sun 11-2-5-8-11 Mon 11-2-5-8 Tue-Thu 3:30-7-10:30 Priest(14A) Fri-Mon 12:10-2:25-4:40-7:10-9:55 Tue 4:40-7:10-9:55 Wed 4:40-7:10 Priest 3D(14A) Fri-Mon 1:30-4:10-7:45-10:20 Tue 4:10-7:45-10:20 Wed 4:10-7:45-10:15 Thu 4:10-7:4510:20 Rio(G) Fri-Mon 1:05 Rio 3D(G) Fri-Mon 12:20-2:40-5-7:25-9:50 Tue-Thu 4:15-6:55-9:25 Something Borrowed(PG) Fri-Mon 12:25-3:457:05-10:05 Tue-Wed 3:45-7:05-10:05 Thu 3:45-7:0510:10 Soul Surfer(G) Fri-Mon 12:50-4:25-7:05-9:40 Tue 4:25-7:05-9:40 Wed 4:25-7:05-9:55 Thu 4:40-7:10-9:55 Source Code(PG) Fri-Tue 7:35-10:15 Wed 7:35 Thor(PG) Fri-Mon 12:15-3:20-6:50-9:45 Tue 3:206:50-9:45 Wed 3:20-6:50-9:30 Thu 3:20-7-10:05 Thor 3D(PG) Fri-Mon 12:45-4:05-7:20-7:40-10:1010:40 Tue-Wed 4:05-7:20-7:40-10:10-10:40 Thu 4:057:40-10:40 Water for Elephants(PG) Fri-Mon 12:35-3:406:35-9:35 Tue 3:40-6:35-9:35 Wed 6:35-9:35 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 3

TWILIGHT DRIVE-IN 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley, 604-856-5063 I Am Number Four(PG) Fri-Sun 2 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(PG) Fri-Sun 11:30 Mon-Thu 9:15 Thor(PG) Fri-Sun 9:15 Mon-Thu 11:30





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Is it time for fans to start worrying about 30 Rock? Actor Judah Friedlander doesn’t think the popular show is done yet





and I believe she’s having the baby around the time we normally start filming for the new season, so our start time is actually being delayed some,” he continued. “We’re going to start filming later than normal, so because of that our show has to air later than normal. So to my knowledge that’s what that’s all about.” Despite critical praise and a slew of awards, 30 Rock has failed to attract blockbuster ratings and its future has frequently been in doubt. With star Alec Baldwin’s contract set to expire in 2012, and with the recent Season 6 postponement, fans have recently been

Resume Judah Friedlander was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his supporting role in the 2003 film American Splendor, and has also appeared in TV’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and the films Meet the Parents and Wet Hot American Summer.

more concerned than usual. The Atlantic Wire also recently published an article questioning the future of the show, opening with the sentence: “Is it time to start worrying about 30 Rock?” However, Friedlander is confident they’ll be back. “We are guaranteed for

at least one more season and after that we don’t know yet,” he said. During the 30 Rock hiatus, Friedlander will be busy with his World Champion standup tour. The title for Friedlander’s tour, as his fans well know, stems from his eccentric public persona as a standup comedian. With a bushy beard and long locks, thick glasses, and T-shirts and trucker hats emblazoned with his World Champion slogan (sometimes in other languages and even in braille), the jokester boasts onstage and in interviews that he’s an undefeated master of martial arts, among many other things. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Judah Friedlander says the recent postponement of Season 6 of 30 Rock isn’t anything to worry about. The actor, who plays trucker hat-loving Frank Rossitano on the acclaimed TV comedy series, says NBC was sincere earlier this week when it cited Tina Fey’s pregnancy as the reason it’s pushing the Season 6 debut to next January. “Here’s what’s going on, to my knowledge: Tina Fey is pregnant, not by (co-star) Tracy Morgan and not by me, as far as I can remember,” Friedlander, 42, wisecracked in a recent phone interview to promote his standup show at Toronto’s Second City on Thursday. “Now, the thing is, Tina Fey is having a baby soon

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From laugh track to the soundtrack Glover is not the first comedian to make the jump to musician Metro looks at those who have done it JORDAN STRAUSS/GETTY IMAGES

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In the early days of film and television, variety was king. Elvis had starring roles, the Rat Pack all sang in their movies and while Jackie Gleason had one of the highest-rated shows on TV as a bus driver with a comically short fuse, he was also releasing albums of romantic mood music. But as the modern entertainment industry evolved, the public gradually became less accepting of stars who established themselves in one medium, then tried to succeed in another. But now that reality television is the norm, the world might be more accepting of a comic actor who turns to music, like Donald Glover. As Troy, the naive and excitable former jock on NBC’s Community, he is hilarious, and as a rapper leading Childish Gambino, Glover is more than proficient, rocking a shockingly different persona than viewers may have thought they knew. Here are a few

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Donald Glover is making the crossover from comedian to musician.

others who crossed over. Steve Martin

Martin always put goofy songs on his comedy albums but his 2009 album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, proved he could gracefully transition into a medium that requires players to be well-versed in its tradition. It also helps when Earl Scruggs guests. Eddie Murphy

After tucking funny songs between comedy tracks on his albums, Murphy decided to take music seriously. His Rick James-produced anthem, Party All the Time, went to No. 2 on

the charts in 1985. Most of his follow-up singing work was met with less enthusiasm. Whatzupwitu, a 1993 duet with Michael Jackson, made listeners wonder the same about Murphy. Adam Sandler

Sandler mastered the funny-guy-with-the-guitar thing on Saturday Night Live, and some of the songs on his first two comedy albums were absurd enough to make your stomach hurt. But 1997’s What’s Your Name? is all songs, and though the musicianship is impressive, the lyrics fly somewhere between funny and sincere, and it falls flat.



Today is one of my favourite days of the entire year: the Friday leading into the first summer long weekend. After a cold winter and a cool, and for many, disastrously wet spring, Canadians are possessed by hopeful optimism about what the next four months will bring. This means it’s also time to load up on some new music.

Ben Harper/Give Till It’s Gone (out now): Most of Ben’s best records have been released in either the spring or summer, making them great soundtracks for heading camping or laying out on the beach. His10th studio album, which again features his band, The Relentless 7-fits, that bill. And yes, that’s Jackson Browne making a guest appearance. Moby/Destroyed (out now): Electronica’s favourite bald vegan returns with an album written mostly in hotel rooms in the middle of the night. A chronic insomniac, Moby captures both the peace and loneliness one

feels at 3 in the morning in a strange city. Listening to this album in the daytime doesn’t feel quite right, but in the middle of the night, it makes all the sense in the world. Eddie Vedder/Ukulele Songs (out May 31): When you’re one of the most famous singers in the world, you can do whatever you want, including recording a solo album where you play the ukulele. Rumour has it that Eddie originally planned this project as gift to friends and family, but it turned out so well that it’s getting a proper release. Haunting yet very, very pretty.


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What does Lady Gaga’s handwriting say about her? Metro finds out CARLY BALDWIN

Samples of Lady Gaga’s handwriting


it). After taking a look at Gaga handwriting samples, Duez deduced: • Lady Gaga is a strongly independent, and a myway-or-the-highway person, as evidenced by her straight up and sometimes slanted slightly to the left lettering. She believes that her way is the right way, said

Duez. Critics beware! • Gaga does not like to be misunderstood, as evidenced by copious amounts of printed text, and is a strong communicator. See open tops on lower case “O,” “A,” and “D” characters. • Her handwriting evidences a strong performance talent, indicated by the broad “T” bar cross-

ings. • Honesty is critical for Gaga; when someone lies to her they are gone, gone, gone, said Duez. See the constant use of uppercase, cobra strike “S” through out her writing. • Apparently, there is an old relationship that has not quite faded from Gaga’s memory, theorizes Duez. It may still return,

Lady Gaga served as Metro’s guest editor on Tuesday.

unbidden, in dreams, he said. See the beginning arc in the ending “Y” in “humanity.” •And, our personal favourite: There is evidence of a strong impact to

Gaga’s left leg/knee/shin area. This shows up on the dent on the “G” at the end of “unassuming” and in several other “Y” characters in her handwriting sample.

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The estimable Lady Gaga served as Metro’s guest editor on Tuesday and we got her to answer some of our questions in her own handwriting. Which, of course, raises the question: What does Lady Gaga’s penmanship say about her? Metro consulted Dennis Duez, a Pittsburgh-based handwriting analyst who has scrutinized the writings of Britney Spears (she’s very obstinate) and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (he needs romance, but does not trust

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Shriver could write a memoir

Her husband may have cheated, but Maria’s story could sell Why not pen a book like other political wives? GETTYIMAGES



While Maria Shriver continues to deal with the fallout of husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission of fathering a child with a long-time staffer, it’s important for her to remember that all is not lost: She can always write a memoir She’ll join an esteemed “wronged political wife” collection of authors.

Maria Shriver

Who: Dina Matos Mcgreevey Title: Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage The husband’s indiscretion: Ex-husband New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey ad-

mitted to being a “gay American” as he left office in 2004. Helpful excerpt: “When love goes out the door, courtship stories may go in-

to the attic, never to be told again. It’s no fun to recount the birth of a love that died a horrible death. My sadness and yes, my anger, cast long shadows and obscure much that was hopeful and happy.” Who: Elizabeth Edwards Title: Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities The husband’s indiscretion: Wife of former U.S. Senator John Edwards

was outed by the National Enquirer for having an affair with a videographer in 2007; in 2010, he admitted to fathering a child with her. Helpful excerpt: “I felt that the ground underneath me had been pulled away. I wanted him to drop out of the race, protect our family from this woman, from his act.”

Who: Hillary Clinton Title: Living History The husband’s indiscretion:

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In case you’ve forgotten, her husband Bill Clinton had an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky while President of the United States. Helpful excerpt: “I could hardly breathe. Gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, ‘What do you mean? What are you saying? Why did you lie to me?’”

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Shriver having second thoughts? Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wife hires top divorce lawyer But she may not be ready to end her marriage, a source says

David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly set the date to welcome their first daughter, planning the birth for July 4 in a private hospital in Los Angeles, according to the Sun. The Beckhams, who already have three sons, were reportedly planning to welcome the girl at London’s Portland Hospital. “While the date hasn’t changed, it was decided a Los Angeles clinic would be best for the immediate family,” a source says. “Victoria and David love America, its culture and her people, who have welcomed them with open arms. The most important thing is the health of mother and baby and things can always change at the last minute. But if it’s possible for the baby to be born on Independence Day, Vic and David would be thrilled.” METRO

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governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is all but done. “Maria hasn’t decided yet if she wants to end her marriage,” a source says, adding that Shriver hired Wasser before news of Schwarzenegger’s affair and child with a former housekeeper got out. METRO

Forbes magazine has released its annual 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list, and Oprah Winfrey surprisingly dropped to No. 2, having been beat out by Lady Gaga despite earning roughly three times as much as the pop singer. Gaga came in at No. 4 last year. “Lady Gaga beat Oprah this year because of her social media power,” Forbes’ Dorothy Pomerantz says.

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“Gaga has replaced Oprah on the ‘most powerful women’ list. That’s like Justin Bieber replacing Anderson Cooper on ‘most informed’ list.”


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“From the outside, some Korean funeral homes look just like Korean massage parlors. My sincerest apologies to the entire Myong family.”

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Maria Shriver has reportedly hired top celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, whose past clients have included Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, according to People magazine. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that her marriage to former California

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Power couple: Schwarzenegger and Shriver have been married for 25 years.



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Kick off backyard barbecue season

This juicy Chipotle Barbecue Cheeseburger has condiments built right in Not only is it Victoria Day Weekend, it’s National Hamburger Month



Ingredients: Makes: 4 Start to ďŹ nish: 30 mins

• 50 ml (1/4 cup) mayonnaise • 15 ml (1 tbsp) mustard powder • 15 ml (1 tbsp) honey • 5 ml (1 tsp) cider vinegar • 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced • 1 green bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced • Salt and black pepper • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce • 50 ml (1/4 cup) prepared barbecue sauce • 2 cloves garlic • 500 g (1 lb) 85 per cent lean ground beef • 250 ml (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese • 50 ml (1/4 cup) finely chopped black olives • 4 large potato buns, toasted • 1 large tomato, thickly sliced

Burger Month

During May, celebrate Canada’s diversity with burger toppings inspired by our country’s cultures. • Taste of India: Mix curry paste into veggie burgers before grilling, serve with mint chutney, spicy peppers and baby greens. A perfect fit for a Belgian beer like Rickards White. NEWS

To increase the heat in this recipe, add a jalapeno to the processor at the same time as the chipotles.


Tips for preparing burgers and cooking them safely.

No condiments are needed for this high-flavour barbecue-style cheeseburger; they are built right in. For ease — and let’s face it, awesome taste — I took your basic beef burger and mixed in purÊed chipotles in adobo sauce, a healthy splash of barbecue sauce and some garlic. But why stop there? I also stuffed the burger with a mix of cheddar cheese and chopped black olives. To round it out, I mixed a simple bell pepper slaw

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In bowl, whisk mayo, mustard powder, honey and vinegar. Add all 3 peppers, toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.

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In food processor, combine chipotle peppers, barbecue sauce and garlic. Puree until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Add ground beef, 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt and 1 ml (1/4 tsp) black pepper, mix. Divide ground beef mixture into quarters. One at a time, form each quarter into a cup in the palm of your hand. Add 50 ml (1/4 cup) of the cheese and a sprinkling of the black olives to the

centre of each cup, then push beef over it to completely cover cheese. Carefully form beef into a patty.


Coat grill grates with oil. Grill burgers for 8 minutes for medium-well or until desired doneness.


Top bottom half of each bun with some pepper slaw, then a burger, then a slice of tomato.


I’ll be the first to admit: I’m a bit of a barbecue weenie. At my house, boy meets grill until mid-fall. Then I wheel my gas-fired girl into the garage until Victoria Day. She’s ready to make her 2011 debut this long weekend, and when it comes to picking a wine to match grilled meats, I look for juice that can hold its own against the intensity of the meat, the influence of the marinade and, since I’m a bit of a hamburger aficionado, any condiments I decide to lather on when meat hits bun. Think young, jammy and red. It’s not time to uncork that Bordeaux you’ve been saving since midway through the last century. Best bets are mid-priced Californian zinfandel and merlot, Aussie shiraz, Chilean cabernet sauvignon, and for a taste of the Old World, a Barbera d’Asti from Italy’s Piedmont region. In Argentina, barbecue is a way of life and a red like Trapiche’s 2010 Varietals Malbec ($9.00 $11.99) — with dark, blueberry flavour, balanced tannins and spice trail — is a grill match made in Mendoza. PRICES






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en Eager’s antics have been the talk of the town since the Sharks slugger racked up 20 minutes in penalties and talked as much trash on the ice as off it in Wednesday’s 7-3 loss. Well, that and the show he received in the penalty box when a female fan flashed her “twins” to the tough guy. Perhaps if she can make it to San Jose, Eager will exceed his period of penalties in Game 3. Of more concern to the Sharks than Eager’s lack of discipline is the lack of dominance from his teammates. Eager’s prominence on a roster that includes six Olympians goes a long way to explaining why the Sharks trail 2-0 in this series. Vancouver has dictated the pace of play through two games and San Jose appears ill-equipped to keep up. The discrepancy in speed has allowed the Canucks to retrieve pucks more often than not at both ends of the rink. Vancouver’s blue-liners have transitioned the puck so well from defence to offence that San Jose’s vaunted cycle game has been rendered virtually impotent.

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Linesmen hold back Ben Eager after he was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Wednesday.





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Hank the Tank Even flow

It’s called a Gordie Howe Hat Trick — a goal, an assist and a fight in the same game. Kevin Bieksa channelled Mr. Hockey in Vancouver’s latest victory, which served to highlight his importance to the club. The Canucks are 5-1 when Bieksa records a point this post-season, and 19-4 overall if you include the regular season.

After being skewered for his lack of production against Nashville, Henrik Sedin is racking up the points against San Jose. Captain Canuck has factored in half of Vancouver’s 10 goals in this series, including his gamewinning goal in the opener. Henrik enters Game 3 with 14 points in 15 playoff games.

While both power plays have been potent in this series, the play has been decidedly lopsided in Vancouver’s favour when the teams are at even strength. The Canucks have outscored the Sharks six to two during 5-on-5 play through the first two games.

“You don’t want players running around trying to hurt people. It’s evident by him challenging the bench at the end of the period, and his coach saying that’s how he wants him to play. I hope nothing bad happens because some people are going to have to pay for it.” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on the NHL’s decision not to suspend Ben Eager.

Canucks hope cooler heads prevail in series Watching the San Jose Sharks melt down in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference final brought back some old memories for the Vancouver Canucks. Been there. Done that. Don’t want to do it again. The Canucks refused to be drawn into retaliation penalties and didn’t let the Sharks’ rough-house tactics distract them in a 7-3 victory. The Canucks scored four third-period goals, two of them on power plays.


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“You learn from your experiences,” goaltender Roberto Luongo said Thursday as the Canucks boarded an airplane to San Jose.

“We have been on that side of the story before and it hasn’t worked out that well for us. You learn from the past. We want to keep our eyes on the prize. If that includes taking a punch in the face, why not?” Vancouver takes a 2-0 lead into Game 3 Friday night at the HP Pavilion. Game 4 in the best-ofseven series is Sunday afternoon. The Canucks have dominated the Sharks for most

of the first two games. Vancouver has played physical, didn’t get rattled when the Sharks scored first, and took advantage of San Jose mistakes. Raffi Torres said it hasn’t been as easy as it looks. And it won’t get any easier at the Shark Tank. “Going to San Jose, it’s a tough place to play,” said Torres, his face showing the cuts and bruises of a long playoff run. “It’s a loud building.” It wasn’t too long ago

the Canucks’ composure and mental toughness was as fragile as fine china. A cheap shot, like when San Jose’s Ben Eager drove Daniel Sedin head-first into the boards Wednesday night, might have blown Vancouver’s cool. They would have started yapping at the officials and taken bad penalties. “We learned our lessons the hard way,” said defenceman Kevin Bieksa. “At the time it really cost us.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

“We made far too many trips to the penalty box. That’s often a result of frustration. It catches up with you.” SHARKS COACH TODD MCLELLAN


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Christopher Higgins and Maxim Lapierre of the Canucks check San Jose’s Kyle Wellwood in Game 2 Wednesday night.

Low-profile pickups making their mark THE HOCKEY Remember how boring the 2011 NHL NEWS trade deadline

around the Canucks had to do with the third and fourth lines that were upgraded over the summer of 2010, but hit a bit of a bad-luck streak late in the season. Those RORY BOYLEN units haven’t proven to be a problem and a was? VANCOUVER@METRONEWS.CA The day large reason for that is Higgins and started early with the Buf- Lapierre. Higgins has been in the playoffs a few falo Sabres adding Brad Boyes and we didn’t see times before, but his seven points are a much bigger names move new career-high for the former Hab. The after that. Jason Arnott and veteran showed some shrewd awareness Dennis Wideman to Wash- in Game 2, when he delayed stepping onto ington, Rostislav Klesla to the ice for his shift to get behind San Jose’s Phoenix, Dustin Penner to defence to toss a beautiful pass up to a Los Angeles — it was a slow day. Nothing streaking Kevin Bieksa. Lapierre will never be confused as an ofto write home about. And it initially didn’t appear the fensive dynamo, but he’s been playing an effective in-your-face Canucks did much, either. style without taking any Usually a few deals are fi- “By adding Higgins the bad penalties he’s nalized just before the and Lapierre, you have of known for, all while playdeadline and reported shortly after the cutoff to wonder if (Gillis) has ing anywhere from 10 to time, and that’s when Van- the ability to peer into 20 minutes per night. He does lead the team in couver’s two moves came the future.” penalty minutes, but to light. those were misconducts In separate deals, the Canucks added Maxim Lapierre and that didn’t put the team at a disadvantage. And, perhaps most importantly at this Christopher Higgins for Evan Oberg, Joel Perrault and a couple of inconsequential time of year, both are being responsible draft picks. At the time, Vancouver’s third and courageous. While the Sedins sit at a combined miline was a force and neither of these guys had any business on a scoring line, so the nus-14, Higgins and Lapierre are at a plus-8 team was essentially adding a couple of and sit second and third, respectively, tenacious safety nets to the bottom of the among Vancouver forwards in blocked shots (behind Ryan Kesler). Meanwhile, lineup. Yet here we are nearly three months lat- Lapierre leads Vancouver forwards and er and these two trades look like the most Higgins is third in hits, despite the fact neither of them log top minutes. effective additions of the deadline. All this is exactly what you need from The injury to Manny Malhotra certainly threw a wrench into the flawless plans of your grit players in the post-season. Gillis GM Mike Gillis, but by adding Higgins and did a fantastic job fine-tuning his third line Lapierre, you now have to wonder if this last summer, but it’s been the afterguy has the ability to peer into the future. thought deadline moves that have really Entering the playoffs, a big question given his team an edge.



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Thunder even up West finals

Back. To reality

Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, knotting the Western Conference finals at one game each. The Thunder continued their streak of avoiding consecutive losses this postseason. The series shifts to their home court for Game 3 Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki didn’t dominate as much as he did in the opener, scoring 29 points, 16 in the fourth quarter. Dallas had a seven-game winning streak end and dropped to 6-1 at home in the playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Bruins’ Tyler Seguin celebrates a third-period goal in front of the Lightning’s Marc-Andre Bergeron and Dwayne Roloson. JUSTIN K. ALLER/GETTY IMAGES

Bruins regain defensive prowess to go up 2-1 on Bolts

Tim Thomas rebounded from two tough games in grand fashion. Thomas made 31 saves for his first playoff shutout this season and Tyler Seguin and David Krejci scored as the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Thomas, the favourite to win the Vezina Trophy as the top regular-season goalie, gave up nine goals in the first two games of the series. “That felt more like a normal game,” Thomas said. “That felt like the game we played most of the season.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Race to the Cup gets racy Flasher manages to upstage the Canucks’ famous Green Men in penalty box-area seats RICH LAM/GETTY IMAGES

A Canucks fan prepares to expose herself to a San Jose Sharks player Ben Eager in the penalty box during Game 2.

First the Green Men, now this. A female Canucks fan flashed her breasts during Vancouver’s 7-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, and the Internet has been abuzz ever since. The incident happened late in the third period when San Jose’s Ben Eager — widely seen as the villain of the game — was in the penalty box. The woman, positioned beside the box, lifted her Henrik Sedin Canucks jersey and pressed her breasts to the glass. “Yeah, I saw it,” Eager said in San Jose. “I got a few text messages with the picture after the game too. “It was an interesting night for sure.” Victor de Bonis, the

“It’s tough. A tossup between the Green Men and that, what’s better.” CANUCKS GOALIE ROBERTO LUONGO JOKING ABOUT WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S FLASHER

Canucks’ chief operating officer, said staff dealt with the situation quickly and efficiently. “It was an unfortunate incident,” de Bonis said in a statement. “I thought our staff handled the situation really well. The security guard went over right away and asked the lady to leave. She exited the event and

we went on with business.” The incident was captured on CBC’s live Hockey Night in Canada telecast. “We received a small number of emails about it,” Jeff Keay, head of media relations for CBC, said in an email. The scene was not shown on Versus in the U.S., a Versus spokesman told the Toronto Star. The woman’s face was not shown on Canadian TV, but still photos soon found their way on the Internet. The Green Men weren’t at the game, but they poked some fun at the flasher on Twitter after the game. “I know we couldn’t be there but I hope we sent a suitable replacement (or is it replacements?)” they tweeted. THE CANADIAN PRESS

NHL return to Winnipeg a done deal? ‘It’s not true’ The NHL and True North Sports and Entertainment are disputing a report that a deal to bring the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg is done. Citing sources, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday evening that the announcement confirming the sale will be made Tuesday in Winnipeg. “It’s not true,” True North spokesman Scott Brown said when asked about the report that a deal was done. True North Sports and Entertainment owns and operates the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League and the MTS Centre arena, which would become the NHL team’s new home. THE CANADIAN PRESS JOHN WOODS/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Hockey fans celebrate in downtown Winnipeg Thursday night.



WEEKEND, MAY 20-23, 2011

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30 Computer hookup (Abbr.) 32 Old timer? 33 — shoestring 34 Pos. opposite 36 Similar compound 38 — metabolism 39 Way 40 Wing 42 Oil of roses 45 Mexican entree 46 Therefore 48 Have 45-Down 50 Leading lady 51 Driver’s license datum

Gemini May 22-June 21 You don’t lack energy, but are you channeling it in the right direction? Cancer June 22-July 22 Be ruthless with yourself. Cut out of your life everything that does not take you closer to your No. 1 goal.

Yesterday’s answer

Leo July 23-Aug.23 You mean well but sometimes you try to force others to do what you think is best. Virgo Aug. 24- Sept. 22 You seem to believe that you can get away with anything at the moment. Don’t get carried away. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23 You need to make more of your talents — and you need to make sure you get paid what you are worth. Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22 Something for which you once had high hopes longer excites you. There’s no shame in moving on.


Yesterday’s answer

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Today’s horoscope Aries March 21-April 20 A feud that has lingered too long will erupt. You must finally deal with it. Taurus April 21-May 21 Do you work with someone who shares your ambitions even if you disagree on details, or do you let those details ruin things?

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Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21 It’s time to get serious about something that in the past you thought of as a bit of a game.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 20 . Make sure others know who is in charge: you. Crack the whip.


Aquarius Jan. 21-Feb. 18 Some people have doubts that you have what it takes to succeed. Show your competitive side. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20. You don’t have to ask permission if you want to get away for a few hours. Nature heals. SALLY BROMPTON

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