Set between the second and third prequels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an animated adventure featuring some of the most popular characters from the original films and voiced by some of the best names in the animated business. In the upcoming movie, and the new television series that arrives this fall, there is one notable new face, and her name is Ahsoka Tano.
Dando-Collins is doing for ancient Rome and its characters in novels what Rome did for TV viewers – only Dando-Collins has taken in many steps further thanks to his tireless and extensive research and an ingenious writing style that takes the reader inside the day to day existences of everyone from Julius Caesar to the average Roman citizen. I had the wonderful opportunity of asking Mr. Dando-Collins about his work recently – about his fascination for the period and why he thinks others seem interested in what went on in ancient Rome as well.
Stuart McLean has the tour schedule of a rock star. Every year he can be seen on stages small and large from one end of the country to the other, and it’s all for his very popular CBC Radio show, the Vinyl Cafe.
Their name practically says it all. Toronto’s God Made Me Funky have been wowing audiences since 1996 with their extremely danceable, high-energy style. And now they’re headed to the Junos. [Video]
Things have changed a bit since the last time I spoke to singer and songwriter Katie B, who you might know as Katie Rox. She’s been on an adventure few artists get to enjoy, and it all came very early in her career. Signed as the lead singer for the rock band Jakalope after an audition at the music studio she worked, Katie toured as far away as Japan with the group, released a number of popular singles, and they were even nominated for a handful of awards.
There’s a certain safety to making a film culled from the ether of imagined reality. Your idiosyncratic characters are sewn together from the mist of imagination so there’s less risk of real people becoming insulted, angry, hurt, litigious or even homicidal as a result of your fictional film. For some strange reason, I decided to stray from those sheltered waters recently by writing a new narrative film based on the life of my grandfather, David Karr.
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Earlier this week the Toronto International Film Festival held their annual press conference to announce this year’s lineup of Canadian films. Among the titles announced, eight feature-length films will make their debut for the Canada First! showcase, including Martin Gero‘s comedy, Young People F*cking, and Ed Gass-Donnelly‘s This Beautiful City.
Shawn Bakken made a name for himself on a little TV show called Beauty and the Geek, but he’s about to move into the actor’s realm with the latest film from Toronto independent director Jessica Hudson, DJLP. I chatted with Shawn about his appearance on reality television, what he learned from it, and where he’s headed now.
Katherine Paterson‘s beloved book Bridge to Terabithia has been read and re-read by children and adults alike for the last 30 years. The book not only won the Newbery Medal in 1978, but it’s also been on the curriculum of many schools across Canada, the United States, and around the world.