Five new films make their way to theatres this weekend, and that means five choices: drama, comedy, action, documentary, or a teen film? The big caliber films are definitely behind…
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Last night I had the chance to sit down with Revue Film Society founder Susan Flanagan to talk about the future of the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles. Last year the…
The 32nd Toronto International Film Festival made its big announcement today, revealing all of the over 500 international guests, stars, and filmmakers who are expected to make an appearance this year. Every year the list seems to grow and grow, and Hollywood seems to make an ever-increasing rush to be in town during the event.
Topping this week’s list of new DVDs is the Academy Award winning film The Lives of Others, by first time director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Starring Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch as a couple living in 80s-era East Germany, the film deals with the troubled years when the German government employed surveillance and control over the population through the secret police known as the Stasi. A true political drama, the film has been widely praised by international critics for the way it handles both the politics and the human story.
American Idol‘s first season winner Kelly Clarkson was in Toronto yesterday, August 20, promoting her new album My December. Stopping by the MuchMusic headquarters for MuchOnDemand she met with fans, chatted about her CD, and posed for photos with fans.
Great horror films, and top thrillers, have been unspooling at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness for the past twenty years. Since 2003 alone moviegoers have enjoyed cult classics like Bubba Ho-Tep, Borat, Hostel, and Underworld, to name a few. And this year at the 2007 Midnight Madness ten new films, including George A. Romero‘s Diary of the Dead, will make their debut.
What tickles your fancy this weekend? A movie where teenage friends try to score booze for the big party, an A-list thriller where an alien virus tries to reprogram the human race, or maybe a sword and sandal adventure about Rome’s last emperor fighting to save his empire? Let me give you a hint; the only film that’s getting good reviews involves high school.
Let’s play a little game. What do the following films have in common: RiÂ¢hie RiÂ¢h, House of Wax, Ghost Ship, Cradle 2 the Grave, and of course, The Invasion. If you guessed that they flopped at the box office and were awful films, you’d be partly right (The Invasion hasn’t flopped yet). The correct answer is that they were all produced by Joel Silver and they all feature his telling ability to Hollywood-ize any story.
When I was a kid science was always my favorite subject. Give me information about the stars, or energy, or chemical reactions and I was fascinated. At some point my…
Another summer is almost behind us, and Fall can’t be far away. That’s at least obvious from one of the ultimate signs of the season as the 2007 Canadian National Exhibition kicks off today at 10:00 AM.
Yes, The Ex is back for another year and while it might signal the end of patio season it’s also a great time to see the sights, jump on a ride, and buy a few Tiny Tom donuts on the Midway.