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SHOOT: FIFTY SHADES DARKER Rain Tower & Dakota Johnson at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club

Now that’s a rain tower. Some people scoffed at the idea of Fifty Shades Darker using a rain tower to make rain in Rain City aka Vancouver, but you can’t get controlled deluges like this when you need them. Traffic on the West Hastings Street block got a free car wash. All this rain was [...]

WEEK: March 31 to April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6th – Once Upon a Time 3×16 It’s Not Easy Being Green airs on ABC and CTV. The Wicked Witch/Zelena (Rebecca Mader) issues a challenge to Regina (Lana Parrilla) leading to a #TeamWicked vs #TeamEvil showdown in Storybrooke, aka Steveston. Sunday, April 6th – Continuum 3×04 A Minute Changes Everything airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel [...]

WEEK: March 24-30, 2014

Sunday, March 30th – Continuum 3×03 Minute to Win It airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Carlos (Victor Webster) foil Liber8’s mind-controlled bank robbers. Marine Building becomes the exterior of the Bregenzer Bank. Two Alecs love Emily although the one who is the new head of Piron Corp. doesn’t know if he can trust her. Sunday, March 30th [...]

WEEK: January 27 – February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1st – Season One of Bates Motel, starring uncomfortably-close-mother-and-son Norma (Vera Farmiga) & Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), starts streaming on Netflix in the U.S. Here’s a link to the season two trailer. Saturday, February 1st – Arrow star Stephen Amell promises he’ll protect this city from visiting crackhead Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Friday, January 31st [...]

SHOOT: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’s Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) Stands in The Rain Outside Bentall 5 as Grey House

What happened in the Grey House? Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) comes out of Christian Grey’s headquarters after her last-minute university newspaper interview with the mysterious billionaire, totally oblivious to the rain storm that materialized during her time inside. On each take she comes to a stop and stands still with her face upturned to the rain. Fifty Shades of Grey [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA’s Destroyed Building, U.S. Aircraft Carrier & Navy Ship Sets at Kent Hangar Field

Update: Godzilla is prepping a real aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, for filming at Coronada, California naval base as these sets are torn down. Godzilla crew constructed several sets for greenscreen filming on the vast Kent Hanger gravel field next to the Fraser River Path on the Vancouver/Burnaby border. Related: San Francisco Golden Gate [...]

SHOOT: Elizabeth Olsen Drenched by Rain Tower at GODZILLA in Downtown Vancouver – Day 2

Gozilla returned to Oceanic Plaza  dressed as San Francisco in Vancouver’s Business District on Sunday to film more scenes of Elizabeth Olsen doused by rain tower. But Day 2 of shooting had an action scene of the young actress turning and running west in between lanes of gridlocked traffic outside a prop BART (Bay Area [...]

WEEK: June 17-23, 2013

Sunday, June 23rd – The Killing 3×05 Scared and Running airs on AMC: Bullet (Bex Taylor Klaus) works with Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) to find girl on the run before killer does; Seward (Peter Sarsgaard) isn’t happy to see his son’s adoptive mother. Sunday, June 23rd – Falling Skies 3×04 [...]

SHOOT: Elizabeth Olsen Drenched by Rain Tower at GODZILLA in Downtown Vancouver

Elizabeth Olsen got drenched by rain tower in take after take today on the set of Godzilla in Vancouver’s Business District dressed as San Francisco.  She reportedly plays the wife of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass)’s lead character Lieutenant Ford. And since she’s wearing hospital scrubs seems to be some kind of doctor or EMR.  Crew filmed [...]

SHOOT: GODZILLA’s Golden Gate Bridge Set with Inflatable GreenScreens

For locals, Godzilla‘s Golden Gate Bridge set is Rise of the Planet of the Apes redux on the vast Kent Hangar gravel field at the Vancouver/Burnaby border. Rust-red street lights and railings. Giant greenscreens. Motorists and buses trapped on the bridge. Soldiers. Cop cars. Only this time the showdown is between the military/police and Godzilla [...]

SHOOT: Rainn Wilson Drenched by Rain Tower for CBS Pilot BACKSTROM at Marine Building Downtown

Last Saturday CBS pilot Backstrom closed off a block of Burrard Street and set up a giant rain tower hanging from a crane to shoot scenes of title character Evert Backstrom (Rainn Wilson of The Office) in the bright orange slicker coming out of the iconic Marine building dressed as a Portland Police station. From [...]