Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue

‘Ville-Marie’, ‘Into The Forest’ & ‘Born to Be Blue’ highlight Canadian films at 40th TIFF

Throughout the forty years of the Toronto International Film Festival, the developing and fostering and incubating of Canadian films and Canadian cinematic talent has always been an important priority, and because of that this year's terrific line-up of Canadian films can be seen as a direct pay off of all those past efforts and the need to keep TIFF a Canadian film festival--one that celebrates international films and film culture probably better than just about any other festival in the world, while remaining still a Canadian film festival.
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Film Friday: ‘Daybreakers’ and ‘Leap Year’

Happy 2010, everyone, and welcome to a brand new year at the movies. New this week in theatres, Ethan Hawke stars as a remorseful vampire in the action-horror hybrid, Daybreakers. Also in theatres, Michael Cera stars in the adaptation of C. D. Payne's famed novel, Youth In Revolt; while Amy Adams and Matthew Goode lead the romantic comedy, Leap Year.
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DVD Tuesday: ‘JCVD’ & ‘The Uninvited’

Out on DVD this week, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays an introspective version of himself in JCVD; The Uninvited takes another stab at recreating the success of another Asian horror film; Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star in the comedy Bride Wars; and Taking Lives, starring Angelina Jolie, debuts on Blu-ray.