Goon, a movie about a tough guy turned hockey enforcer, turned out to be very popular in Canada. As the highest grossing domestic film of 2012, it received the 2012 Golden Box Office Award after grossing an impressive $4.1 million last year.
In honour of Father’s Day, and to show off one of the greatest action hero dads, The GATE and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment are giving away three copies of A Good Day To Die Hard on Blu-ray, starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Music, film, comedy, and art all come together for the fourth day at NXNE here in Toronto. There is a lot to take in today, and running all the way through until Sunday, so visit NXNE.com for the full schedule and stay tuned for photos and coverage from The GATE tomorrow.
In the second episode of The GATE’s Media Box podcast, co-writers and co-directors Adam Goldberg and Seth Rogen talk about their new film, This Is The End; a look at what new shows are coming to television this fall; reviews of This Is The End, plus Oz the Great and Powerful and House of Cards on Blu-ray; an interview with Craig Olejnik and Ennis Esmer for the fourth season of The Listener; and ahead of North by Northeast this week in Toronto, an interview with director Jon Brewer for his documentary, B.B. King: The Life of Riley.
Okay, I am more than a little amused by the concept behind We’re the Millers, and it’s not just because Jennifer Aniston plays a stripper in the film. It’s also because Jason Sudeikis is hilarious.
In the premier episode of the Media Box podcast, Editor-In-Chief W. Andrew Powell talks to Arrested Development star Michael Cera, and Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, new Blu-ray reviews of Cleopatra, A Good Day To Die Hard, and Identity Thief.
Last week, leading in to the massive debut of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 in North America, actor Don Cheadle made one of his near-final stops on the film’s worldwide publicity tour to chat with press in Toronto, and I was lucky enough to ask him a few questions about his return as Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes.
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is one of my all-time favorite books, and today the first trailer for the upcoming big-screen adaptation finally arrived, and it left me covered with goosebumps.
Writer and director Jeff Renfroe’s The Colony is one of the best-looking action films Canada has ever produced, but it has the kind of script and concept that you might expect from a direct-to-DVD Hollywood prequel. Where the film manages to surprise is in the casting, and some of the hell-bent villains that bring much-needed action to the second half of the story.
Whether it’s the African family happily reuniting over Tim Horton’s coffee or the glossy magazine rankings of successful émigrés, narratives about the immigrant experience permeate Canadian media and popular culture. But, though ubiquitous, these scripts rarely speak to the nuances of immigration, and hardly ever touch on its quiet trauma.