Recently I met a mom who’s had enough. I was in a mall washroom when I noticed the media-awareness.ca sticker on the tote bag of the woman next to me at the counter. I asked her about it, and got a quick lesson in what it’s like to raise children in a media environment that’s […]
By Frank Moher It’s some measure of the maturity of Atom Egoyan’s career, if not of Canadian film generally, that news that his new movie Adoration will be premiering at Cannes this year prompts mostly a shrug. Don’t they all? By my count, he’s been there six times with six films (Speaking Parts, The Adjuster, […]
Have you had your electroshock therapy today? Remember, one dose alone does not guarantee long term positive effects; it’s best taken as a course of regular treatments. Perhaps you thought electroshock therapy was a thing of the past, persisting only in Hollywood films about the bad old days when the insane were locked up and […]
Regarding Zeff Davies’ post below: While Spiderman 3‘s box-office dropped 60% in its second weekend, it still grossed $145.5 million worldwide. Search parties have been dispatched to look for Mr. Davies.– Ed.
By Zeff Davies It’s been a long time since I’ve heard so many instant disses of a movie as I heard on Monday about Spiderman 3. My 15-year-old son: “awful.” An actor friend: “appalling.” A guest on CBC Radio, who digressed from being interviewed to pronounce, “That is one bad movie.” The host of a […]
Film distribution in Canada is in trouble, at least if you believe the Globe. Seems Canada is one of the top pirating countries in the world. Hollywood execs are threatening to delay — or even halt — distribution of their films here. So there’s a chance that future hits like The Hills Have Eyes 2 […]
By Frank Moher If Morgan Freeman wasn’t the coolest guy in Hollywood already, he certainly is now. This weekend, Freeman’s production company, Revelations Entertainment, joins with computer chip manufacturer Intel to make his latest movie, 10 Items or Less, available online for download. That’s the same 10 Items or Less that premiered in movie theatres […]
By Frank Moher Daryl Duke, the Vancouver-born TV director and producer who died last Saturday, was the real deal. In an industry full off hypesters, especially in B.C., where there are 20 would-be producers for every dollar of financing available, Duke had sufficient credits that he didn’t need to tell you all about them: you […]