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Rob Ford murdered by shark in ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One,’ signalling end of hope for American culture

news.nationalpost.com — The upcoming "film" Sharknado 2: The Second One features an unusual press conference by Rob Ford with Toronto's mayor agreeing to speak to reporters in New York. But the mayor left journalists frustrated by avoiding their questions, cutting the press conference short by way of impalement via flying shark.
Jul 24, 2014

Rob Ford murdered by shark in Sharknado sequel. Clip will not be airing on U.S. version of movie. natpo.st/1nEFMda via @joshvisser

Jul 24, 2014

RT @joshvisser: Rob Ford. Sharknado. We created this thing, Internet. I hope you're happy. natpo.st/1nEFMda pic.twitter.com/Efqg0P6FCa

Jul 24, 2014

Rob Ford. Sharknado. We created this thing, Internet. I hope you're happy. natpo.st/1nEFMda pic.twitter.com/Efqg0P6FCa

The 50 unsexiest things about the 50 Shades of Grey trailer

arts.nationalpost.com — On Thursday, Universal released the first official trailer for 50 Shades of Grey, the movie based on the unbelievably successful book of the same name by E.L. James. In the film, Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey, the BDSM-loving business magnate who woos the virginal Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) into an erotic relationship.

Dominic Moore on Scrabble, tennis and winning the Masterton

sports.nationalpost.com — Dominic Moore, the youngest of three brothers who played hockey at Harvard before their careers veered into three dramatically different paths, used to play tennis at a competitive level. He played in tournaments with his middle brother, Steve, as a teenager and played at Harvard until his hockey coach made it clear he "wasn't keen on the idea."
Jul 24, 2014

RT @SeanFitz_Gerald: Has Dominic Moore ever spoken with Todd Bertuzzi on the ice? (No.) Does he like tennis? (Yes.) All this, and more - sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/dom…

Jul 24, 2014

Has Dominic Moore ever spoken with Todd Bertuzzi on the ice? (No.) Does he like tennis? (Yes.) All this, and more - sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/dom…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @SeanFitz_Gerald: Dominic Moore (@mooredom) on the key strategies in Scrabble, Roger Federer and the need for being feisty -- sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/dom…

Jul 24, 2014

Dominic Moore (@mooredom) on the key strategies in Scrabble, Roger Federer and the need for being feisty -- sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/dom…

MH17 tragedy brings back memories of Iran Air Flight 655

news.nationalpost.com — But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it's worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane-Iran Air Flight 655-shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S.
Jul 24, 2014

Everyone seems to have forgotten when the U.S. shot down a passenger jet, killing 290, and then tried to cover it up natpo.st/1nEKV4S

Jul 24, 2014

RT @nationalpost: Everyone seems to have forgotten the time the U.S. shot down a passenger jet, killing 290, and then tried to... natpo.st/1rdWcHz

Keep your forks, Toronto: There’s a new international food festival in town

life.nationalpost.com — This weekend, Toronto's already jam-packed festival schedule gets a new addition as Taste of Toronto bows at the historic Fort York. It's a three-day culinary smorgasbord, with 17 of the city's top restaurants serving up three dishes apiece for ticket holders, with performances from some of the city's best acts (Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning and Jason Collett among them) and a handful of seminars and classes to boot.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @ABWeir: One hour to @tasteoftoronto. Good story in today's Post by @rebeccatee about what it means for Toronto. life.nationalpost.com/2014/07/24/kee…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @ABWeir: One hour to @tasteoftoronto. Good story in today's Post by @rebeccatee about what it means for Toronto. life.nationalpost.com/2014/07/24/kee…

Jul 24, 2014

The first-ever Taste of Toronto — also the Taste franchise's North American debut — happens this weekend. life.nationalpost.com/2014/07/24/kee…

Security cameras catch three naked men in middle of late-night hamburger heist at Florida restaurant

news.nationalpost.com — ONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida. Police say the men - two entirely naked and one in his underwear - broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.
Jul 24, 2014

Police in Florida investigating after "trio of naked thieves" caught on security camera stealing 60 burgers at eatery calgaryherald.com/news/world/Sec…

Lucy, reviewed: Scarlett Johansson stars in early contender for nuttiest action film of the year

arts.nationalpost.com — Do humans use only 10% of their brainpower? No. It's a fallacy that seems to have sprung from William James' 1907 book The Energies of Men, in which he wrote that "as a rule men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they actually possess."
Jul 24, 2014

RT @nparts: Lucy, reviewed: Scarlett Johansson stars in early contender for nuttiest action film of the year natpo.st/1nlFHtD

A Most Wanted Man, reviewed: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last major film a sparkling, salty spy thriller

arts.nationalpost.com — If a steady diet of James Bond, Jason Bourne and Missions: Impossible has you hooked on exciting, romantic visions of international espionage, A Most Wanted Man will act like a shot of cinematic methadone to your system. It may also strike you as a touch dull.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @nparts: A Most Wanted Man, reviewed: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last major film a sparkling, salty spy thriller natpo.st/1rejcGg

Trailer Tracker: Hercules is a labour of lug for The Rock

arts.nationalpost.com — According to the ancient Greek seer Wikipedius, who held all the knowledge in the world and was answerable only to the mysterious Sysops, Hercules was ordered by King Eurystheus to perform 10 labours as penance for murdering his family while temporarily insane.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @nparts: Trailer Tracker: Hercules is a labour of lug for The Rock natpo.st/1rencGV

Sniff Test: DSquared2 Potion Blue Cadet

life.nationalpost.com — This week's cologne review is DSquared Potion For Man Blue Cadet ($68 for 50ml eau de toilette, at The Bay and Sephora). The press kit from DSquared, the label created by Canadian-born twins Dean and Dan Caten,informs us that it, "possesses all the magical energy of air....tamed and distilled for the first time, transformed into a perfume with light, airy nuances."
Jul 24, 2014

I'd write a perfume press kits satire but I suspect Christopher Guest actually wrote this one. natpo.st/1nESyIu pic.twitter.com/ImIOlf6hKd

A surreal reel: TIFF explores the films of Sara Driver in an immersive retrospective

arts.nationalpost.com — Nearly a decade before Bernardo Bertolucci adapted The Sheltering Sky, an emerging American filmmaker adapted one of Paul Bowles' tales. Sara Driver made You Are Not I (1981) on a shoestring based on the Bowles short story first published in Mademoiselle in 1948.
Jul 24, 2014

Fantastique films that are definitely *not* Junk Cinema Week: the Sara Driver retrospective @TIFF_NET. natpo.st/1nENXWJ

Did New York Yankees’ grounds crew deliberately bungle field tarping to secure victory?

sports.nationalpost.com — The New York Yankees earned a less-than-complete victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night when a rain squall ruined the field at Yankee Stadium. The Internet, as it is wont to do, tried to make it into a conspiracy, although it oddly did not take root.
Jul 24, 2014

MY HOT (yet reasonable) TAKE on the Yankees grounds crew fiasco: natpo.st/1rdLS29

Israeli tank shells hit UN school in Gaza, killing at least 15 people who sought shelter from heavy fighting

news.nationalpost.com — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers.

Director to video: Canadian filmmakers share the best bad movies that make them hit rewind

arts.nationalpost.com — Forgotten classics. Pictures misunderstood by their times. Flicks so bad that they're good. In honour of our Junk Cinema Week, Ben Kaplan surveyed Canadian filmmakers from far and wide and asked them: What bad movie deserves to be reappraised? "It's a tie, but both by the same director [M. Night Shyamalan].
Jul 24, 2014

For Junk Cinema Week, filmmakers like Clement Virgo, @lolodean + @this_is_siguy share their fave bad movies... natpo.st/1rdENi3