Explore the final frontier on the big screen at the Paramount's viewing of 2001 A Space Odyssey on Saturday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

ARTS Pick: 2001 A Space Odyssey

It’s man vs. monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s enigmatic sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood star as two astronauts on their way to Jupiter aboard a sentient, computer-controlled spacecraft. From its iconic soundtrack to the tackling of evolution, artificial intelligence and extraterrestrial life, this 1968 epic continues to grow a cult […]

Jason Isbell credits sobriety for his recent award-winning album and a renewed passion for playing live that has grown his audience. He performs at the Paramount on Monday. Photo: Michael Wilson.

Traveling alone: A clear-headed Jason Isbell talks solo success

Jason Isbell is enjoying the afterglow of redemption. The lauded country-rock tunesmith is still touring behind his career-defining 2013 album Southeastern, an effort that earned overdue recognition for an artist who turned his demons into a poignantly captivating sonic statement. Ubiquitously praised by critics, the album led to Isbell taking top honors at the Americana […]

Ryan Guzman is a student with a fatal attraction to his teacher, played by Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door. Photo: Universal Pictures.

Film review: The gratuitous joyride of The Boy Next Door

What a rare pleasure it is to experience something that is truly, unmistakably awful. No, really; in an age where the knowing, ironic wink of an eye or a single act of ham-handed self deprecation is applauded even if the story is unwatchable, we have forgotten the cathartic joy that comes from watching an unambiguously […]