PROMO: ARROW’s 50th Episode With Stephen Amell & John Barrowman in Vancouver’s Oceanic Plaza

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Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) suspects that Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) killed Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) but he’s made a vow not to kill. Sara’s lover Nyssa (Katrina Law) hasn’t. So Oliver and Nyssa join forces to go after the Dark Archer. With this Oliver Queen and Malcolm Merlyn encounter filmed in downtown Vancouver’s Oceanic Plaza. Related: Arrow Films its 50th Episode – The Magician – in Oceanic Plaza        As if that’s not enough, we will meet Arrow season 3′s Big Bad on Wednesday night —  Nyssa’s father Ra’s Al Ghul (Matt Nable). Arrow’s 50th Episode airs this Wednesday at 8 p.m. on The CW in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.

SHOOT: Aaron Paul Films THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX at the Vancouver Aquarium

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Aaron Paul filming “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax” at Vancouver Acuarium. @yvrshoots @aaronpaul_8 — Albert Coch (@AlbertCoch) October 27, 2014 Hitchcockian thriller The Ninth Life of Louis Drax started filming today with a shoot at the Vancouver Aquarium. Based on the best-selling novel by Liz Jensen, Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) is a boy like no other. Every year he almost dies but miraculously survives. On his ninth birthday, he tumbles off a cliff at a picnic with his parents. His father (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul) disappears. His mother (Sarah Gadon) is traumatized. But Louis is alive, albeit in a deep coma at Dr. Allan Pascal (Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan)’s coma clinic, which will played in part [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Elizabeth Mitchell, Georgina Haig & Jennifer Morrison in Steveston Rain Storm

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How hard did it rain in Steveston on Wednesday during a Once Upon a Time night shoot? Hard enough for a fan to dance in the deluge as it bounced off the pavement on Moncton Street. Crew delayed filming until the rain eased a bit for a scene of Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Elsa (Georgina Haig) confronting the Snow Queen (Elizabeth Mitchell) outside the Any Given Sundae ice cream shop in Storybrooke. While an overhead scrim did protect cast from getting wet it couldn’t keep out the cold so Morrison and Haig jogged on the spot laughing ahead of each take.   Elizabeth Mitchell, Georgina Haig and Jennifer Morrison (next to Haig) under the scrim. The sag in the middle is [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Cast — Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla & Georgina Haig — in Steveston as Snowy Storybrooke

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The most incredible fans. Bearing the weather!! #onceuponatime and @joshuadallas A photo posted by jenmorrisonlive (@jenmorrisonlive) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT Once Upon a Time cast gathered in Steveston as snowy Storybrooke on Wednesday for a key scene in the popular Frozen arc. Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow), Josh Dallas (Charming), Jennifer Morrison (Emma), Lana Parrilla (Regina) and Georgina Haig (Elsa) marked the occasion with a barrage of selfies in the fake snow and tributes to their “incredible” fans standing on the corner. It’s snowing in Storybrooke!! @ginnygoodwin #OnceUponATime #EvilRegals + #Fairest = #FairestRegals — Lana Parrilla (@LanaParrilla) October 22, 2014     Paint or snow? Or soap?? #onceuponatime   Una foto publicada por jenmorrisonlive (@jenmorrisonlive) el Oct 10, 2014 at [...]

POSTER: Tim Burton’s BIG EYES with Christoph Waltz & Amy Adams

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Big Eyes: She Created It. He Sold it. And Everyone Bought It.  

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s #Team7 & Granny Brawl in Steveston as Snowy Storybrooke

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Ready to rumble? Why are Once Upon a Time’s Granny (Beverley Elliott) and Team 7 (Lee Arenberg, Faustino Di Bauda, Gabe Kouth, Michael Coleman, David Paul Grove, Mic Micario and Jeffrey Kaiser)  fighting each other in the snow? This ranks as one of the funniest — if not the funniest — scenes ever filmed in Steveston as Storybrooke. Fight rehearsal. After wrestling and trying to choke each other, cast hugged one another in real life to make up for it. Grumpy (Lee Arenberg) on the ground.   Big fan contingent for late October. Once Upon a Time airs Sunday nights on ABC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.  

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) in Steveston as Snowy Storybrooke

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Storybrooke has Frozen Over. Storybrooke is Snowed In. But Once Upon a Time’s Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) seems to be taking it in stride. Crew made the snow today but Steveston is getting chilly as real-life winter approaches in Canada and Once Upon a Time nears the end of filming for its Frozen arc which airs in one eleven-episode block this Fall. Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.

SHOOT: Adam Arkin Directs BACKSTROM at the Venue Downtown

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Shooting @BackstromFOX downtown Vancouver with @rainnwilson @PageKennedy @BrentCrowell = FUN — Adam Arkin (@admantage) October 5, 2014 Earlier this month, Adam Arkin directed an episode of crime-dy Backstrom with Rainn Wilson as Portland Serious Crime Unit’s Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom, Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Peter Niederman and  Page Kennedy at Venue on Granville Street.  And a few days later, Arkin subbed in at VIFF Industry’s TV Directors Panel. Photos of Adam Arkin working on set are by Tamara Diez (@alrighty83).  Adam Arkin, directing. Rainn Wilson on monitor in passenger seat of black SUV. Getting ready to roll. Kristoffer Polaha and Rainn Wilson on set.    Backstrom is expected to air mid-season on FOX. Filming on Granville right now for new show #Backstrom [...]

SHOOT: Christmas-themed Aleve Commercial Downtown on Granville Street

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Snow in #Vancouver !! Christmas commercial shooting on Granville st. #yvrshoots — Laura van Niekerk (@lauravanniekerk) October 21, 2014 Was that Santa Claus crossing Granville Street yesterday? Shopping malls usually wait until after Halloween to string up decorations.But it’s never too early to film holiday TV movies or Christmas-themed commercials, which need lead time for post-production. Yesterday an Aleve commercial shot in front of Trees Organic Coffee with fake snow on the sidewalk. Santa does look in need of a pain reliever.  

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Goes Back in Time in Gastown Tonight

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Recognize the old style phone booth from the Motive shoot last week? This one is similar and suggests tonight’s Once Upon a Time shoot goes back in time. Is Salmgundi in Gastown a 1980s or 1990s flashback like earlier scenes on Granville Street, at the Playland amusement park and at a bus stop in east Vancouver. But whose flashback? My guess is a teen Emma Swan.  There is so much of her pre-Storybrooke tale to tell. Update: Like how she met Sarah Fisher aka the Snow Queen. Update: The big reveal on Breaking Glass — Sarah Fisher aka the Snow Queen is one of young Emma (Abby Ross)’s foster mothers. Screencaps from Breaking Glass. Update: Jennifer Morrison appeared briefly in Steveston dressed as early Emma [...]

SHOOT: MOTIVE’s 360 Degree Phone Booth Shot at Vancouver Community College Downtown

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Vancouver whydunit Motive is known for its bold cinematic style. Last Thursday the hit-procedural-with-a-twist placed a prop telephone booth outside Vancouver Community College for a 360 degree shot of this actress in a green hoodie and blue baseball cap. Is she a Killer, Victim or Suspect in season three? The camera starts to roll on the track around the phone booth. It completes the full 360 degrees but I had to move to stay out of the shot. Motive is unusual for two reasons: Vancouver plays itself not somewhere else and Motive is a whydunit not a whodunit. At the top of each episode, we learn who The Killer and The Victim are and then follow along with detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) [...]