WEEK: May 12-18, 2014

  • Sunday, May 18th – Godzilla is a monster hit with a sequel underway after US$103 million international opening weekend, the biggest opening of 2014 so far, and a US$93-million North American opening weekend to total almost US$200 million. The locally-filmed blockbuster (downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, Steveston, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby) stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen and was directed by Gareth Edwards.

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  • Saturday, May 17th – Big-budget movie Monster Trucks directed by Chris Wedge films in downtown Chilliwack from May 13-17.

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  • Saturday, May 17th – Big TV commercial sets up on West Hastings near Oceanic Plaza.
  • Friday, May 16th – Big-budget movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb with Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Sir Ben Kingsley wraps three months of filming in Vancouver, almost all of it in studio.
  • Friday, May 16th – Package Deal tapes season two finale with Randal Edwards, Julia Voth, Harland Williams, Jay Malone and Jill Morrison in front of live studio audience in Burnaby.

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  • Friday, May 16th – Godzilla roars into theatres.

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  • Friday, May 16th – Big-budget World of Warcraft adaption Warcraft films on Kent Hangar field, lit up purple at night.

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  • Friday, May 16th – Gracepoint series with David Tennant & Anna Gunn films at its police station set in Sidney.
  • Friday, May 16th – TV movie Run for Your Life with Amy Smart films in Yaletown.
  • Friday, May 16th – Start of filming for Backstrom the series with Rainn Wilson pushed back to June 26th via BC Production list.

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  • Thursday, May 15th – Motive 2×11 A Bullet for Joey airs on CTV. Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman ) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) investigate the murder of a real estate agent somehow connected to brothers who operate a garage.

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  • Thursday, May 15th – Intruders films in house near Deer Lake in Burnaby.
  • Thursday, May 15th – A&W commercial films outside Waterfront station.

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  • Thursday, May 15th – CW Upfront:  iZombie with Rose McIver to air  in 2015.

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  • Wednesday, May 14th – Arrow season finale 2×23 Unthinkable airs on The CW. Oliver (Stephen Amell) is forced to reconsider what he is willing to do to stop Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (Manu Bennett)  from killing the women he loves like Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).  Team Arrow: Roy (Colton Haynes), Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Black Canary (Caity Lotz) and Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law) versus the Deathstroke Army: Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), Ravager (Summer Glau) and hordes of Mirakuru’d others, filmed partly in the Cassiar Tunnel. Big fight scenes between Deathstroke and Arrow filmed in sewage treatment plant.

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  • Wednesday, May 14th – The 100 1×09 Unity Day airs on The CW. Finn arranges a meeting between Clarke (Eliza Tayler) and the head of the Grounders. Mutiny on the ARK.
  • Wednesday, May 14th – The Driftless Area with Zooey Deschanel starts filming.
  • Wednesday, May 14th – TNT Upfront – Proof with Jennifer Beals to air on TNT in 2015. Trailer shows off Robson Street and Vancouver Public Library.

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  • Tuesday, May 13th – Supernatural 9×22 Stairway to Heaven airs on The CW. Directed by Guy Norman Bee. Castiel (Misha Collins) needs Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles)’s help after a massive attack on the angels; Sam worries about Dean’s eagerness to use the first blade.
  • Tuesday, May 13th – Monster Trucks starts filming five days of a truck chase in downtown Chilliwack.

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  • Tuesday, May 13th – Gracepoint films Danny Solano’s funeral at Holy Trinity Church in North Saanich and then films at Gracepoint Journal set in Oak Bay.gracepoint church1Tuesday, May 13th – Commercial films on top of Bentall Centre parkade.

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  • Monday, May 12th – Gracepoint films at Gracepoint Journal set in Oak Bay, Victoria.
  • Monday, May 12th – FOX Upfront – Gracepoint with David Tennant & Anna Gunn gets prime Thursdays at 9 slot on FOX’s Fall Schedule. Trailer shows off greater Victoria.

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