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SHOOT: GODZILLA’s Big Fight at Steveston Docks as San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

Godzilla fought other monsters last week for three nights in a row at the Steveston docks dressed like San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf. U.S. soldiers did their best, shooting bullets at the primeval sea monsters in the water from a red Go Whales Tours whale-watching boat. Despite the noise of the simulated gunfire, it wasn’t effective. [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA Lead Aaron Taylor-Johnson Films in Steveston

Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Lieutenant Ford) filmed a scene last Tuesday in a closed intersection in Steveston south of Vancouver with 200 military extras and two spheres on either end of a pole to represent [a train carrying nuclear warheads passing in front of him]. We don’t know yet if the rebooted Godzilla is powered [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA Invades ONCE UPON A TIME’s Storybrooke, aka Steveston

Feature film Godzilla invaded Steveston last week. Two hundred U.S. military extras stormed the village to protect it from the wrath of the Japanese monster. Ahead of the Tuesday shoot, crew turned Moncton Street into a different American town instead of the familiar Storybrooke, Maine, of Once Upon a Time. They covered up the Steveston [...]

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 [...]

TRAILER: New MAN OF STEEL Poster & TV Spot – Updated

“What if a child aspired to something greater?” Man of Steel in theatres on June 14th. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************** [...]

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, [...]

TRAILER: Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM with Matt Damon Filmed in Vancouver & Mexico City

The year 2154. The privileged live on Elysium. No poverty. No war. No sickness. The rest of us live on Earth. An over-populated, ruined planet Earth where two-thirds of the movie is set. Crew filmed some of ruined planet Earth in one of the world’s largest garbage dumps on the outskirts of Mexico City. I [...]

SHOOT: Road Biker Extras at Two Chefs & a Table for WORDS AND PICTURES

Last Thursday feature film Words and Pictures had a last-minute casting call for bike rider extras to film on Monday. Turns out the scene was not a road race as expected but a gathering of friends in bike gear inside Two Chefs & a Table restaurant on Alexander Street in the Downtown Eastside. The scene: [...]

SHOOT: Clive Owen Films WORDS AND PICTURES in Gastown

An artfully dishevelled Clive Owen is shooting a father-and-son scene for feature film Word and Pictures in Gastown today directed by Fred Schepisi. A not-exactly-close father-and-son scene from the looks of it [because Dad is a functioning alcoholic]. I watched a rehearsal from the other side of Alexander Street before all the scrims and umbrellas [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA Films Overnight at Paper Recycling Plant in Coquitlam as Nuclear Power Plant

Update: MUTO (massive unidentified terrestrial organism) contained at Janjira nuclear power plant breaks free. Japanese monster 3D reboot Godzilla has started its fourth week of filming in the Vancouver area with overnight shoots in a vacant paper recycling mill (closed in 2010) on the Fraser River in Coquitlam. Bryan Cranston is said to have joined the reboot’s cast on set [...]

VIFF: Vancouver as Vancouver in RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE

Published October 19, 2012 on Vancouver is Awesome. It’s not often in this series that I get an opportunity to talk about movies where Vancouver plays itself, but once a year several locally-filmed features are screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival. This year I got to see director Katrin Bowen’s sold-out Vancouver film Random [...]