For a little character, Maurice LaMarche has big shoes to fill in Walt Disney Animation’s Zootopia, where he plays the diminutive but powerful mob-like boss known as Mr. Big. For Canadian actor and comedian LaMarche, the role was not only a fun opportunity, but also a chance to step into a big role, no pun intended.
The GATE is giving away six Blu-ray™ copies of director Jeff Nichols’ science fiction drama, Midnight Special, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, and Jaeden Lieberher.
The GATE and Hamilton Watches are giving away a set of prize packs to help you enjoy 20th Century Fox’s new blockbuster, Independence Day: Resurgence, which features four of the iconic watch brand’s gorgeous timepieces.
Ready to celebrate Zoolander 2 in style? The GATE is giving away copies of the film on Blu-ray combo packs, with one lucky winner taking home a Male Model kit.
Brian De Palma is a household name, and for good reason. After decades of pioneering and controversial filmmaking, not to mention a few great Hollywood hits, he’s earned his place in the film world, and yet he is also one of cinema’s most underrated, and underappreciated filmmakers. It’s impossible to talk about modern film without bringing up his films, including Scarface, Carrie, and The Untouchables, to name a few, but some of his lesser-known work is as good or better than those iconic titles.
The GATE and Elevation Pictures are giving away three copies of Triple 9 starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Anthony Mackie on DVD. Director John Hillcoat’s action-packed heist film arrives on Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, May 31 and also starsAaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, and Kate Winslet.
You’d better hurry, or you’ll be late, for a very important date. The Alice on Queen pop-up event has arrived in Toronto for one week, and celebrates the May 27th release of Alice Through The Looking Glass with the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party table brought to life courtesy of YouTube’s How To Cake It star Yolanda Gampp and her team.
It took 18 years for writer and director Terence Davies to bring author Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic novel, Sunset Song, to the screen, and in speaking to the fascinating, talented filmmaker at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the depth of that work becomes abundantly apparent.
The 69th Festival de Cannes is just over a week away, running from May 11 to 22, and leading up to the big, international film festival, Telefilm Canada has put together a cheat sheet for the Canadian talent to watch this year, including directors Xavier Dolan, and Kim Nguyen; producers Nancy Grant, and Allison Black; and actors Tatiana Maslany, and Sophie Nélisse.
Sing Street is a smart, touching, and completely charming riff on youth, 80s music, love, passion, and dreaming big. The cast is wonderful, and the music–from the soundtrack to the original songs–is perfect. It’s a film that needs to be seen, and reseen, and it will leave you smiling–I have no doubt about it.