When one hears or read the term “independent cinema” it is interpreted–depending on the person and their frame of reference–in any number of ways. Back in the late 60s the term was applied to movies that were still made in the Hollywood system but contain counterculture ideas and were made by people both behind and in front of the camera that flew in the face of the traditional Hollywood methodology.
This is going to be one interesting year at Fan Expo. The event just announced today that they are launching the “ultimate sports celebrity experience”, Fan Expo Sports, which will run at the same time as the rest of Fan Expo Canada from August 22 to 25.
TIFF Bell Lightbox will be celebrating the wonders of superheroes from March 9 to 24, just in time for March Break, with a series of family-friendly matinee screenings offering some of the best “spandex-clad superheroes” on the big screen.
Toronto rockers Wildlife have released the first track, “Born to Ruin,” from their upcoming album, …On The Heart, which arrives on February 26.
It always seems like people make things way more difficult than they need to be. Today, although I had planned on it, one needlessly complicated incident meant that I didn’t end up covering the 100th Grey Cup, and I have to admit that I am hugely disappointed.
The 100th Grey Cup kicks off in Toronto today, and I’m going to live blog the experience, starting this afternoon with some of the Pre-Game Party Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and then during the Grey Cup, starting at 6:00 PM tonight.
For the past ten days, Toronto has been playing host to the 100th Grey Cup Festival, leading up to today’s big Grey Cup game at the Rogers Centre. Although the festivities are drawing to a close, they’re certainly set to go out with a bang as the Grey Cup Pre-Game Party kicks off at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre today at 1:00 PM, followed by the game itself at 6:00 PM.
For the next nine days, Toronto will be filled with happy sports fans as the 100th Grey Cup Festival takes over the city, making appearances at City Hall, the Scotiabank Theatre, Yonge-Dundas Square, and the Rogers Centre.
Thanks to our talented filmmakers, locations, and studios, Toronto has become a major destination for film production, but game development is starting to be a big deal as well, and that is at least partially thanks to Ubisoft Toronto’s new state-of-the-art performance capture studio that is now being used to develop Splinter Cell Blacklist.
SyFy’s new series Defiance debuts on television next April, but it’s starting to feel much closer after I had a chance to do a set visit earlier this week, which revealed a lot about the series, and what we can expect to see when it brings aliens to our vastly different planet in the not-too-distant future.