WFF: Whistler Film Festival Trailblazer Award to Kiefer Sutherland & Screening of Forsaken on December 4th

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Don’t worry. If I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead by now — Jack Bauer. Need a Jack Bauer fix? The 15th annual Whistler Film Festival will honour Canada’s own Kiefer Sutherland — aka 24′s Jack Bauer — with the WFF 2015 Trailblazer in Acting Award on December 4th, ahead of the Western Premiere of Forsaken, starring Kiefer and his father Donald Sutherland. What is the film about? Directed by Jon Cassar, Forsaken is an old-fashioned western that tells the story of  a reformed gunslinger who returns home for a quiet life at the family homestead until he’s pushed too far by a ruthless land grabber and his hired guns. In Kiefer Sutherland’s three-decade long acting career, he’s best [...]

SHOOT: Giancarlo Esposito’s THIS IS YOUR DEATH With Josh Duhamel & Sarah Wayne Callies at CBC Vancouver


Breaking Bad’s uber-villain Giancarlo Esposito is directing his first feature film — the  satirical drama This is Your Death — in Vancouver. It stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as the host of a reality show whose audience tunes in to watch the contestants die. Famke Janssen (X-Men) is his network boss who encourages the host to goose the ratings in any way he can. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) in one of the doomed contestants and James Franco has an undisclosed role too. This higher-stakes version of Survivor has been shooting in a CBC Vancouver studio and filmed outside last night in the CBC Plaza for several scenes of the host (Josh Duhamel) and paramedics bringing out a contestant (Sarah [...]

TRAILER: DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Time-Travelling Spaceship WaveRider VFX Near Vancouver’s Crab Park

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Who knew DC’s Legends of Tomorrow had gathered on the Vancouver waterfront on September 9th — the first day of filming the series — to board Rip Hunter’s time-travelling spaceship, the WaveRider? The nine Legends: Arthur Darvill as timemaster Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/ the A.T.O.M, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Caity Lotz as resurrected Sara Lance/the White Canary, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heatwave, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein/Firestorm, Franz Drameh as Jax Jackson/Firestorm, Ciara Renee as Kendra/Hawkgirl and Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall/Hawkman, Screencaps of The CW trailer. Rip Hunter uncloaks the WaveRider. Photos taken on first day of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow shooting in gravel lot west of Crab Park. Related: Nine Legends From DC’s Legends of Tomorrow [...]

SHOOT: COLOSSAL With Anne Hathaway Films Godzilla-like Monster Terrorizing Koreans in Vancouver’s Harbour Green Park

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Did you hear a crowd screaming in Coal Harbour last night? That was indie film Colossal with Anne Hathaway filming  a sequence of Koreans running in terror from a Godzilla-style monster attacking a Seoul subway station. Crew spent a couple of days setting up the prop subway station and scattering debris around Harbour Green Park for filming last night. Colossal is Godzilla mashed with Being John Malkovich. Anne Hathaway is a woman whose mental breakdown is strangely connected to a giant Lizard terrorizing Seoul, Korea. Does she conjure the monster? After losing her job and fiance (Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens),  Gloria (Anne Hathaway)  returns home where she discovers she’s connected to events in Seoul with her mind. How does someone so [...]

THIS SUNDAY: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Dark Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) vs Rumple (Robert Carlyle) Sword Fight

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There’s nothing worse than a vengeful pirate with dark magic. #OnceUponATime returns Sunday with an all-new episode. — Once Upon A Time (@OnceABC) November 23, 2015 Did anyone anticipate that Hook would become a second Dark One? I didn’t. When Once Upon a Time filmed this Sunday’s Dark Hook versus Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin sword fight on the floating Jolly Roger barge in Steveston in mid-October, I thought Hook holding Excalibur was the big spoiler and withheld those photos. I didn’t notice the two names — Killian Jones and Emma Swan — on the sword. Unfortunately, a group hacked my site and made this photo public that night to be dissected by Once Upon a Time fans around the world. Not [...]

CONTEST: Do You Have What it Takes to Stand With Caesar? Win A Role On WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES In Vancouver

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A War is Coming. Between Apes and Humans. Do you have what it takes to stand with Caesar? War For the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves and motion-capture star Andy Serkis announced the contest on tonight’s The Walking Dead. Simply submit a 30-second video of yourself doing your best ape to win a role. Click here to enter. And something else begins… Tune in to @WalkingDead_AMC Sunday night for a special #WarForTheApes announcement… — Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 20, 2015   Do you have what it takes to stand with Caesar? #WarForTheApes — ApesMovies (@ApesMovies) November 23, 2015 I WANT TO BE AN APE, @mattreevesLA! You must need slow fat silverbacks, too. — DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) [...]

TRAILER: SECOND CHANCE (Formerly Lookinglass/Frankenstein Code) With Rob Kazinsky

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A scientific breakthrough will give him a second chance. Now their creation will come to life.  Second Chance (formerly Lookinglass/The Frankenstein Code) — starring Pacific Rim’s Rob Kazinsky — is about Jimmy Pritchard, a 75-year-old, morally-bankrupt ex- L.A. County Sheriff who’s murdered by corrupt cops, only to be brought back to life by the young founders of Lookinglass as his younger 35-year-old self  – albeit with super human strength and speed and a chance to right his wrongs. What if you could start over? What if you could be faster, stronger, smarter?   The procedural-with-a-twist has been filming in metro Vancouver since late August. FOX recently cut its episode order from thirteen to eleven so that Second Chance could fit as [...]

BIG BUDGET: Ice Age Survival Tale THE SOLUTREAN To Shoot in B.C. Next Spring


The Revenant with even hairier humans? Ice Age survival tale The Solutrean is expected to film in British Columbia this spring. Set 20,000 years ago in the Upper Paleotithic period of early man, The Solutrean is about a hunting expedition gone wrong and the survivor’s journey home in tough conditions. Albert Hughes will direct based on a script by Dan Wiedenhaup, The Solutrean is expected to film here from February 22nd to May 6th next year (dates subject to change) according to the DGC-BC production list.  

WFF: Whistler Film Festival Maverick Award to Robert Carlyle & Screening of The Legend of Barney Thomson on December 5th

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Hello Dearies. The 15th annual Whistler Film Festival will honour Robert Carlyle — Once Upon a Time’s Rumplestiltskin — with the WFF 2015 Maverick Award on December 5th ahead of the North American Premiere of his directorial debut,  The Legend of Barney Thomson. What is his film about? Boring Barney Thomson (Carlyle), a Glasgow barber bullied by his formidable mother (Emma Thompson), is suspected of being a serial killer. The dark comedy won Best Feature Film at the recent BAFTA Scotland Awards. Robert Carlyle has enjoyed an illustrious career so far, starring in classic films like Trainspotting, The Full Monty, The World is Not Enough and Angela’s Ashes and television series like  Hamish Macbeth in the U.K. He came to Vancouver [...]

SHOOT: Phil – A Tale of Flossing and Plumbing With Greg Kinnear & Emily Mortimer Filming in Gastown

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That’s Greg Kinnear in Gastown today filming his directorial debut Phil: A Tale of Flossing and Plumbing.  Kinnear  (an Oscar nominee for As Good As it Gets) stars in the film as a dentist named Phil who pretends to be a Greek plumber after a patient dies in his dental chair. His plumber ruse gets him inside the dead patient’s family where he falls for the widow played by Emily Mortimer. Today’s sequence of Phil parking his Audi suggests this is Phil pre-plumbing ruse. Vancouver’s own Bron Studios is producing the film which started filming in metro Vancouver on November 9th and is expected to wrap December 18th according to the DGC-BC list.  

SHOOT: SUPERNATURAL’s Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki & Kim Rhodes in South Burnaby

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Supernatural filmed for the second day at Sheriff Jody Mills’s house played by a south Burnaby ranch house opposite David Gray Park. News that Sheriff Mills is back for an episode does not seem like a big spoiler but there could be more to it.. Kim Rhodes and Jensen Ackles hung out while crew set up at the Impala and Sheriff Mills’s truck, cracking each other up. Related: Supernatural Films Sheriff Mills (Kim Rhodes) at Vancouver’s Gladstone Senior Secondary. Joined by Jared Padalecki. @yvrshoots #Supernatural filming in South Burnaby — G. Justine Galo (@Aviewfromabroad) November 18, 2015 Sheriff Jody Mills’s house.