First and foremost, The GATE is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine. That will not change, and I don’t intend to make this site political. However, after the immigration crisis that is happening in the United States, I can’t, in good conscience, stand idly by and do nothing.
Netflix Canada announced their #GrammastersNorth search last week, as they look for three of Canada’s best Instagrammable photographers. The winners will visit sets for Netflix Original shows and share behind-the-scenes photos with the country, and it’s an opportunity that I am honestly very, very excited about.
April! It’s April, and I don’t know where the last three months have gone. I’ve been busy with movies and interviews and music and television and some gaming, and I’d say it’s been a pretty great year. San Diego was fantastic last month, and I interviewed Molly Parker for Lost In Space, but I owe some love to a few events I haven’t had a chance to write about yet.
Rick Mercer finished 15 seasons of the Rick Mercer Report this week, and I’m going to miss him, but I also can’t help but be excited to see what he does next. He also made a great point in his final rant for the show, and it really got me excited about Canada.
Earlier this month I explored San Diego for the first time, thanks to the team at Visit San Diego, and I already can’t wait to go back with my family. The city is right at the end of the California coast, nestled around a beautiful bay with sweeping views, numerous beaches, and a lot of nearby attractions.
Bullitt was an iconic classic film starring Steve McQueen and featuring an incredible co-star, the 1968 Ford Mustang fastback. Now, Ford is honouring that classic car, and the film, with the brand new Mustang Bullitt, and I had a chance to get behind the wheel and drive away (okay, not really) for a few minutes at the Canadian International Auto Show.
Predicting the Oscar winners is a hobby that everyone seems to get into this time of year. Whether it’s for fun, or to win an office pool, it’s easy to get into the competitive spirit. There are good movies, great movies, and everything in between, and Oscar predictions give us the chance to champion our favorites.
How did we get here? Is it really a few days until Christmas, and where did all of those 365 days go from 2017? Everyone asks these questions around this time of year, of course, and I wish I had better answers, but I’m also really proud of what The GATE has done in 2017. It was The GATE’s biggest year ever, with the most articles and posts, likes and shares, and I had some incredible adventures too.
The holidays are coming up fast, and I’m getting ready with one of my favorite things of the year: it’s time for The GATE’s holiday gift guides! I look forward to the holidays all year long, and I spend weeks getting ready for these reviews and giveaways, and this year is going to be the biggest yet.