SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Turns Vancouver Business District into New York City for Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) & Family

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It’s a good thing that Once Upon a Time fakes New York City in downtown Vancouver and Gastown because the real Chelsea is at the epicentre today of one of the worst snow storms ever to hit the Atlantic seaboard. Crew used dozens of yellow NYC cabs. A white horse-drawn carriage. A New York bus. Chelsea Gallery Walk banners. Market stalls. And lots of backgrounders to set the stage for rehearsal of the scene: Robin Hood (Sean Maguire), wife Marian (Christie Laing) and son Roland (Raphael Alejandro) stroll through Chelsea like tourists with a big map when suddenly Roland points at something and his father runs towards it.  Whatever’s going on it’s nice to know Robin Hood’s family were not [...]

TONIGHT: THE FLASH (Grant Gustin) Versus Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) Filmed Near Olympic Cauldron

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The Flash versus Pied Piper tonight. How does the Pied Piper know who Harrison Wells really is? Maybe because he’s Wells’s former protégée Hartley Rathaway, the son of that rich art couple from Revenge of the Rogues. Related: The Flash (Grant Gustin) & Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) Film Near Olympic Cauldron. Hartley aka The Pied Piper uses sound waves as a weapon. The Flash version of the Pied Piper has the look of an evil Harry Potter. Grant Gustin shares a laugh with the Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) after the take. Stunt double steps in to be thrown backwards through glass. The Flash airs tonight at 8 p.m. on The CW in the U.S. and CTV in Canada. I’m little [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Night Shoot in Steveston with Colin O’Donoghue & Jennifer Morrison

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“I want a picture of me with me” laughed Colin O’Donoghue when he spotted his doppelganger David — guyliner, sideburns, hook , black leather jacket and all  – on the Steveston docks Tuesday night. O’Donoghue plays Captain Hook on Once Upon a Time, a charming scoundrel disarmed by his love for Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison). O’Donoghue took time out from the CaptainSwan (Colin O’Donoghue and Jennifer Morrison) night shoot to greet his fans. Once Upon a Time lit up the marina as a backdrop. Earlier, Once Upon a Time did a special effects shot of Emma  Swan(Jennifer Morrison) running.   Setting up for the 360 degree shot. Follow Julie on Twitter – @jholden23. Once Upon a Time 4B premieres in [...]

SHOOT: THE FLASH Films Gala Fundraiser Overnight With James Jesse the Trickster (Mark Hamill) in Surrey City Hall

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  @sizzlingraysel @yvrshoots …they film dinner party til 6am, likely revisiting Tony Bellows (actor Vito D’Ambrosio) — Steven Rhead (@StevenRhead) January 24, 2015 Friday night in Vancouver. Flarrow (The Flash + Arrow) must be filming somewhere spectacular. This week it was The Flash’s turn to turn a local landmark into a DC Comics city, staging a Central City Mayoral fundraiser overnight at the new $100-million Surrey City Hall, with stretch limousines and Central City squad cars parked outside. Who’s inside? Iris West (Candace Patton) was spotted going in by fans, but there has to be more of our favourite Central City citizens among the begowned and bejeweled. [And there was: villain James Jesse aka The Trickster (Star Wars’ Mark Hamill) was [...]

SHOOT: iZOMBIE’s David Anders & Aleks Paunovic Film at Big Lou’s Butcher Shop in Downtown Eastside

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Look who’s meeting with zombie Blaine (David Anders) at iZombie’s Meat Cute Charcuterie (Big Lou’s Butcher Shop) today. The 100′s Gustus (Aleks Paunovic) — who died during last night’s episode in a death ritual — has gone from the top-knot of hair, long beard, tattooed face and sword of the Grounders tribe to meeting with zombies seemingly overnight. But Paunovic’s been a recurring character Julien on iZombie too. Maybe Julien will get to be part of the zombie apocalypse but he’s not one of them yet. iZombie walkers are white-haired and white-faced like Blaine. It shows the strength of Vancouver’s repertory company of actors who recur on so many different shows here. Take note of his iZombie character Julien’s mismatched [...]

TONIGHT: Prison Break Reunion (Wentworth Miller & Dominic Purcell) on THE FLASH Winter Premiere

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Revenge of the Rogues. Remember when The Flash filmed this Prison Break reunion on a closed block of West Hastings downtown for two nights? Wentworth Miller returns as Captain Cold, joined by his Prison Break brother Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave. Related: The Flash Films Prison Break Reunion Downtown.  

TONIGHT: SUPERNATURAL’s Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles on Winter Premiere


Supernatural’s Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) has come out pretty strongly against the brothers keeping themselves alive at the expense of others. How does he feel now that Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) Mark of Cain has turned him into a killing machine? Should he treat Dean like any other monster? Or will he and Castiel (Misha Collins) do everything they can to rid Dean of the Mark? Even if that means teaming up with people you’d never think they would. Like Metatron (Curtis Armstrong). Or Cain (Timothy Omundson),who filmed in Vancouver a few weeks ago. Heading back to Vancouver so I can pretend to be this guy again. But not quite as plasticy. #Supernatural #Cain — Timothy Omundson (@Omundson) January 6, [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Kristin Bauer van Straten & Victoria Smurfit Film in Steveston

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Who are the heroes and who are the villains in Storybrooke now? It’s hard to tell sometimes on Once Upon a Time. Today Regina/the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) joined Queens of Darkness Maleficent in human form (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and  Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) for a meet up with  Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) outside Mr. Gold’s in Steveston. Kristin Bauer van Straten and Victoria Smurfit relax between takes at the Pantherville, licence plate DEV IL New Storybrooke signs in Steveston. Afternoon scene of Snow and Charming outside Granny’s Diner.

TCA NEWS: WAYWARD PINES Panel With Showrunner M. Night Shyamalan & Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino & Melissa Leo


FOX has big plans for Agassiz-shot Wayward Pines. Although M. Night Shyamalan’s 10-episode event series won’t start its American run until Thursday, May 14th, it will be released to 125 different countries on the same day with a potential audience of 200 million. That’s huge and unexpected. The Twin Peaks-esque series follows secret service agent  Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) to fictional Idaho town Wayward Pines (played mainly by Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue set) as he investigates the disappearance of two federal agents. Panel photo via Wayward Pines set on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz. Screencap from FOX trailer. An accident puts Burke in hospital (played by Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital) bloodied and disoriented with no identification or cell phone. There he is [...]

TCA NEWS: BACKSTROM Panel with Showrunner Hart Hanson & Rainn Wilson, Dennis Haysbert, Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha, Thomas Dekker & Page Kennedy

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Backstrom panel at Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on January 17th. Backstrom is a brilliant detective and a total dick, as the FOX key art says. Which is different from the Swedish Backstrom in the Leif GW Persson books, who’s a crap detective and a total dick with no redeeming qualities at all. The TV series chose to make American Everett Backstrom extremely good at his job to create empathy but then tests that empathy by voicing all the racist, sexist, homophobic and ageist thoughts in the Portland detective lieutenant’s head. Showrunner Hart Hanson says they’re counting on Rainn Wilson (The Office)’s likability to bring the funny to this crime-dy. But some TV critics are demanding  the show get [...]

START DATE: DEADPOOL with Ryan Reynolds Expected to Start Filming in Vancouver March 23rd

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Vancouver’s own Ryan Reynolds returns to his hometown this Spring to film big budget feature Deadpool aka The Merc With a Mouth directed by VFX whiz Tim Miller. Deadpool is the character Reynolds played in Wolverine, an X-Men Origins movie starring Hugh Jackman, but that film wasn’t true to the amoral motormouth. In Marvel comic-book lore. Wade Winston Wilson is a wise-cracking gun-for-hire with cancer who partakes in military experiments to cure himself by replicating Wolverine’s mutant ability to heal quickly. The experiment succeeds except Wilson ends up terribly scarred. In Wolverine, Deadpool was surgically altered and mouthless. What a waste. Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick worked with Ryan Reynolds in 2010 to correct the mistake and restore [...]