Category Archives: YYZShoots

VFX: ORPHAN BLACK’s Four-Clone Dance in Season 2 Finale

Toronto-based visual effects company Intelligent Creatures shared a making-of video of the clonetastic four-clone dance in the Orphan Black season two finale. In Felix’s loft, dying seestra Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) puts on a record (WaterPrayer – Matt the Alien Remix by Adham Shaikh) and starts to move to the music, joined by lead-seestra Sarah (Maslany), wacko-seestra Helena (Maslany) and suburban-seestra Alison (Maslany), as brother-seestra Felix [...]

WINTER PREMIERE: MURDOCH MYSTERIES with Yannick Bisson on CBC

Canada’s most popular murder mystery returned Monday night with more season seven cases, but it will be hard to top the period drama’s crossover episode last November called Republic of Murdoch. In it, Toronto detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) followed an early 20th century ancestor of Republic of Doyle’s private detective Jake Doyle (Allan Hawco) back to his home in [...]

TRAILER: Joel Kinnaman in ROBOCOP Remake

When Crime is out of Control. The Only Solution isn’t Human. Who is in Control? Man or Machine? Joel Kinnaman is the critically-wounded cop Alex Murphy who returns to the Detroit police force in 2028 as a powerful cyborg, thanks to multi-national OmniCorp’s robot technology in this RoboCop remake. This part-human part-robot police officer is [...]

COMIC-CON SKED: ROBOCOP Panel With Joel Kinnaman

The 3D RoboCop reboot starring Joel Kinnaman joins The Amazing Spiderman 2  and others for a  Sony/Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con in the biggest venue, Hall H, on Friday, July 19th. Joel Kinnaman is the critically-wounded cop Alex Murphy who returns to the Detroit police force in 2028 as a powerful cyborg thanks to [...]

LEO AWARDS: Agam Darshi & Gabrielle Rose of Bruce Sweeney Film CRIMES OF MIKE RECKET

Crimes of Mike Recket is about failed real estate agent Mike Recket (Nicholas Lea) whose beautiful, pampered wife Jasleen (Agam Darshi) has dumped him and barred access to their daughter. In a bid to solve his money woes, he tries to scam widow Leslie Kemper (Gabrielle Rose) so that when she goes missing, Recket becomes [...]

SHOOT: Joel Kinnaman as ROBOCOP in Big Night Shoot at Vancouver Convention Centre – Updated

When Crime is out of Control. The Only Solution isn’t Human. Joel Kinnaman is the critically-wounded cop Alex Murphy who returns to the Detroit police force in 2028 as a powerful cyborg, thanks to multi-national OmniCorp’s robot technology in this RoboCop remake. This part-human part-robot police officer is the key to OmniCorp’s plan to sell robocops [...]

BIG READ: Vancouver Director Jeff Renfroe’s Ice Age Thriller THE COLONY

Published April 25, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome How do you survive in a frozen world? The next ice age forces humans underground in Canadian sci-fi thriller The Colony, which opens nationwide tomorrow. Directed by Vancouver’s own Jeff Renfroe, The Colony explores what happens when hunger and desperation below an icy surface lead to the kind of savage, [...]

PREMIERE: MARKETPLACE Has Your Back Tonight on CBC

Published January 11th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome Beware tele-marketers. Consumer advocacy show Marketplace has its winter launch tonight at 8 p.m. on the CBC and — as usual — it’s kicking business butt by taking you on. Apparently no one is safe from the suppertime interruptions of a call centre half a world away, [...]

PREMIERE: Debut of Toronto Crime Drama CRACKED Tonight on CBC

Published January 8th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome New crime drama Cracked premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on CBC, starring David Sutcliffe (Rory Gilmore’s Dad) as a troubled Toronto police officer and Vancouver actress Stefanie von Pfetten as a Toronto psychiatrist, who work together in a new Psych Crimes Investigative Unit. Unfortunately, I turned down an [...]

PREMIERE: MURDOCH MYSTERIES Detective Enters 20th Century Tonight on CBC

Published January 7, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome Historical Toronto detective series Murdoch Mysteries begins its sixth season at 9 p.m. tonight on CBC with Yannick Bisson’s Detective William Murdoch investigating  the death of a man killed by the crash of a flying machine at the turn-of-the-20th-century. I had the chance to interview Bisson, who directed the premiere, [...]

PREMIERES: New HEARTLAND, DRAGONS’ DEN & REPUBLIC OF DOYLE on CBC Tonight

Published January 6, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome The end of the NHL lockout after 113 days and the eventual return of Hockey Night in Canada is a shot of adrenaline for CBC’s Winter Schedule. Premiere Week launches tonight with eight all new episodes of the Alberta horse ranch drama Heartland, ten all new episodes [...]