It's a long weekend, eh?

May 19, 2017 – Canadians are settling in for the May long weekend celebrating Queen Victoria. Some call it the “2-4,” others call it the Victoria Day Long Weekend. And Quebec ignores it altogether in favour of St. Jean Baptiste. That’s why we love being Canadian. We accommodate just about everyone. And we at The Ex-Press are hoping we can accommodate you as you prepare for the long traffic jams and unexpected cottage vermin. So we have a fresh rhubarb recipe from Louise Crosby, a squirming review of the next Alien outing from Katherine Monk, a take on the horrifying Hounds of Love from Jay Stone, and an ode to Rod Mickleburgh’s Auntie Irene who played a central role at a recent unveiling at Vancouver City Hall. So relax, think happy thoughts, and hop aboard The Ex-Press here at Ex-Press.ca and over there, at Ex-Press.com.

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Movie review: A Quiet — and masterful — Passion

The lonely, uncompromising life of poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in a Terence Davies film that evokes the solitude and bravery of a 19th Century woman
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Baywatch reveals power of floating red torpedo

Movie Review: Baywatch The American Dream always looks better on the beach in a bathing suit, so get ready to soak up some eye candy as Dwayne Johnson resuscitates a small screen classic

Are you ready to rumble Rhubarb Crumble?

Recipe: Rhubarb, Oat and Pecan Crumble Destined to give your lips a pucker, those first shoots of rhubarb are a sign that spring has sprung, and it's time to cook up some soul-soothing oat, pecan crumble By Louise Crosby (May 19, 2017) Yes, it has stopped raining and, yes, the tulips are out, but how do we know that spring has truly arrived? Rhubarb ...

MOVIE REVIEWS

Norman finds second Gere

Movie review: Norman Taking on the role of a New York fixer in Joseph Cedar's modern iteration of the 'Court Jew' archetype, Richard Gere proves he's capable of suppressing his sexiness in service to a worthy, if pathetic, cause

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Disney, duty and doodie

Daddy Diary #9: Freaky Friday Father Seeing through the eyes of his infant daughter, a first-time father learns parenting is a precious lesson in learning from an altered perspective By Chris Lackner I’ve decided fatherhood is a life-long ...

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Pop Culture Decoder: Cosmetic Dermatology

Misty Harris suffers the horrors of Thermage so you don't have toBy Misty Harris I always intended to grow old gracefully, like Audrey Hepburn or a chunk of parmesan cheese. Things did not go as planned.Around the time I turned 30, a ...

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Are you ready to rumble Rhubarb Crumble?

Recipe: Rhubarb, Oat and Pecan Crumble Destined to give your lips a pucker, those first shoots of rhubarb are a sign that spring has sprung, and it's time to cook up some soul-soothing oat, pecan crumble By Louise Crosby (May 19, 2017) Yes, it ...
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