TV PILOT: USA Network Pilot EVIL MEN With Dallas Roberts & Clifton Collins Jr. To Film Here in December

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USA Network’s supernatural drama pilot Evil Men could potentially replace axed Rush as a summer series here. A powerful entity forces an everyday man Harry Killas (Walking Dead’s Dallas Roberts) to kill “evil men” or else his family and city will be destroyed. How far will he go to protect his family? And why does he spare his first target Lazlo Kirk (Clifton Collins Jr.)? Evil Men is one of five drama pilots vying for a slot on the USA Network. The other four: Carlton Cuse’s Colony with Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies; Mr. Robot with Christian Slater; Queen of the South and Stanistan with Jennifer Carpenter. Evil Men is expected to film in and around Vancouver from December [...]

SET SALE: USA Network Cancels RUSH with Tom Ellis as Renegade Doctor

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Tom Ellis was well-cast as the freelance physician who drove around L.A. in a vintage Mercedes, making house calls to the wealthy and debauched in exchange for big wads of cash and discretion about damaged penises and beat-up girlfriends. The hard-partying doctor couldn’t be too judgmental about his sleazy clients. For every step forward, this bad boy took ten steps back. In the season — now series — finale he seemed to have turned his life around and then everything went wrong. Very wrong. In retrospect I wish they’d let him have his happy ending. Silver lining: fabulous wardrobe and set sale with lots of high-end clothing and furnishings. Anything Tom Ellis wore will be as tall and lean as this [...]


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WFF: Tribute to Kim Cattrall at Whistler Film Festival on December 6th

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Tickets to the TRIBUTE TO @KimCattrall tickets are now on sale! — Whistler Film Fest (@whisfilmfest) November 21, 2014 Ageless beauty Kim Cattrall (Sensitive Skin, Sex and the City) will be celebrated at the Whistler Film Festival with the  inaugural Maverick Award on December 6th. Fellow cross-border actor Jason Priestley will interview Cattrall on stage and show clips from her career. For tickets click here.

PREMIERE: BACKSTROM With Rainn Wilson To Premiere January 22nd on FOX


Self-Destructive. Judgemental. Indulgent. And The Way He Solves Crimes Is Almost Criminal. Backstrom will air after American Idol on Thursday nights next year, premiering on January 22nd.  That’s a pretty good if highly competitive time slot on FOX for Hart Hanson’s new “crime-dy”, starring The Office’s Rainn Wilson as brilliant but boorish Portland Detective Everett Backstrom, who returns to work five years after being kicked out for offensive behaviour. It’s up to members of his newly-formed Serious Crimes Unit like Detective Nicole Gravely (Genevieve Angelson) to handle his oafishness and make sure his unorthodox methods hold up in court. Related: Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) on Barnet Marine Park Beach. Related: Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) at Vancouver Art Gallery. After shooting a pilot here in 2013, [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) Strides Through Steveston as Storybrooke

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Who saw Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) in Storybook last night? Cruella, Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Ursula (Merrin Dungey) strode down Moncton Street in Steveston like some kind of evil triumverate. No dalmatians in sight. Not even Archie’s Pongo. But production has designed an iconic black-and-white costume (without Dalmatian spots) for the Disney villain and built a cool black-and-white ride with red interior and DE VIL license plates. Seeing Cruella de Vil yesterday makes it a little easier to say goodbye to all the Frozen characters who’ve populated Vancouver this summer and fall as Once Upon a Time cast and crew head into a well-deserved hiatus next week for American Thanksgiving. ABC’s hit fairy tale series should return to Steveston in December [...]


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SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Films Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Emilie de Ravin & Colin O’Donoghue Running in Steveston as Storybrooke


Run run run. That was the direction at today’s Once Upon a Time shoot in Steveston — which means it must be Tuesday in Storybrooke. Curses. Wraiths. Peter Pan. Wicked Witch of the West. Elsa the Ice Queen. Ingrid the Snow Queen. Who’s terrorizing Storybrooke now? Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Regina (Lana Parrilla), Belle (Emilie de Ravin), Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and some background Storybrooke citizens ran and sheltered by cars and then round the corner at Marine Garage. After a take, the cast had  a laugh. Colin O’Donoghue’s Ministry of Silly Runs. Warm coats for rehearsal. Who’s a star? Storybrooke enters 21st century with an ATM machine.

PROMO: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Rendering of Steveston as Snowed-in Storybrooke

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Day 84: tonight is a #OnceUponATime movie!! A full 2 hour special event ONCE!! I promise you don’t want to miss it!! — Jennifer Morrison (@jenmorrisonlive) November 16, 2014 Tonight’s Once Upon a Time is movie length at two hours. Star Jennifer Morrison shared what looks like an upcoming DVD/Blu-ray cover for the Frozen arc of Season 4 with a wonderful rendering of Steveston as a snowed-in Storybrooke. And Lana Parrilla tweeted this poster. Only An Act of True Love Can Thaw A Frozen Heart. It’s a 2 hour special of EVIL, MAGIC, LOVE & HOPE tonight on ABC’s #OnceUponATime Don’t miss it!!! — Lana Parrilla (@LanaParrilla) November 16, 2014 Related: Once Upon a Time’s Mr. Gold (Robert [...]

PROMO: London’s Regent Street Christmas Display Celebrates NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB

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 #RegentStComesToLife at this year’s #RegentStreet #Christmas Lights switch on with #NightAtTheMuseum. — Regent Street (@RegentStreetW1) November 16, 2014 One Final Night to Save The Day. London’s famous Regent Street switched on their Christmas Lights today with a display celebrating upcoming movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — set in the city’s British Museum but filmed mainly on a Burnaby soundstage. The third and final installment of the billion-dollar museum franchise features Sir Ben Kingsley as an Egyptian Pharaoh revived by a magic tablet, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Sir Lancelot and Rebel Wilson as a night guard. Returning for this final adventure: Ben Stiller as Larry Daley, Ricky Gervais as his boss Dr. McPhee, Owen Wilson as [...]


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