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Sunday, November 24th – Witches of East End 1×08 Snake Eyes airs on Lifetime. Wendy (Madchen Amick) and Joanna (Julia Ormond) argue about a secret that Joanna has been keeping; the shifter threatens Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum); Ingrid (Rachel Boston)is suspicious of Mike. Saturday, November 23rd – Bates Motel wraps filming of its second season with a North Vancouver shoot. Saturday, November 23rd – Movie If I Stay starring Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley films at Finch’s café on West Pender downtown. Saturday, November 23rd – Rogue films car stunt around Main Street and West 4th Avenue. Saturday, November 23rd – Lifetime pilot The Lottery starts filming Marley Shelton stars as fertility specialist Dr. Alison Scott in a world where [...]
Arrow is synonymous with action. On tonight’s menu at Port Metro Vancouver, Arrow stunt double Simon Burnett rappels down a zip wire from a lift and runs across a shipping container. Locals can expect the sound of simulated gunfire and the sight of a simulated explosion at the foot of the Main Street overpass. This afternoon, the Arrow stunt team tested the rig several times with a body weight black bag before putting Burnett in the harness for some rehearsals. Finals should look spectacular tonight against the lit-up backdrop of a working port. Update: Night shoot Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and CTV in Canada. #AmellWednesdays
Sunday, November 17th – Almost Human premieres on FOX and Global TV. In the year 2048, a traumatized Los Angeles detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) wakes up from a 17-month coma with a robotic leg and emotional scars. He returns to the force, skeptical of the mandate that requires human officers to be paired with combat-ready androids for their protection. But his new android partner is different – Dorian (Michael Ealy) has human emotions. Together this part-robot human and part-human robot are Almost Human. Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook and Michael Irby co-star with guest appearances from John Laroquette. Photos of Karl Urban and Minka Kelly filming the pilot in the Vancouver Business District outside Guiness Tower downtown. Sunday, November [...]
J.J. Abrams and J.H.Wyman’s upcoming sci-fi series Almost Human blew up a trailer in a controlled explosion yesterday near the Great Northern Way campus. Police investigate a suspicious trailer. One of them triggers an explosive device and the trailer explodes, according to the film notice. Pawel Maryniak captured it below in a way someone on the ground probably couldn’t. Almost Human takes place in the not too distant future in 2048 when Los Angeles is ruled by crime syndicates and police outnumbered to the point they are paired with android police partners for protection. John Kennex (Star Trek’s Karl Urban) is sidelined by injury and returns to duty with a robotic leg but remains stubbornly anti-”synthetic”. So he is paired with a [...]
Sunday, November 10th – Once Upon a Time 3×07 Dark Hollow airs on ABC /CTV. Flashback to Belle (Emilie de Ravin) when the Jolly Roger gang departs for Neverland to save Henry leaving her in charge of protecting Storybrooke. Then to present day when Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) is sent from Neverland to Storybrooke to help Belle find a hidden artifact that will help stop Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). And a very awkward threesome — Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Baelfire/Neal (Michael Raymond-James) — set out to capture Pan’s shadow. Photos of Ariel & Belle (Emilie de Ravin) on the beach at Garry Point Park in Steveston. Sunday, November 10th – Witches of East End 1×06 Potentia Noctis airs [...]
An explosion at a “Sebastian Blood for Mayor” candlelight vigil in Starling City Square brings Arrow on his motorcycle. That was the hit CW show’s big sequence filmed in Robson Square in downtown Vancouver last night with 200+ background performers. Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) walks west on the stairs above the rally. Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is down below with the other beat cops acting as security. Fans spotted Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and Diggle (David Ramsey) on or near set as well. And there could have been others. Arrow filmed different parts of this rally and the explosion aftermath until about 5:00 a.m. this morning. Everyone we’ve ever known in the Arrowverse could have [...]
Sunday, October 20th – Once Upon a Time 3×04 Nasty Habits airs on ABC/CTV. Mr.Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) decides to confront Peter Pan (Robbie Kay); one of Pan’s most loyal Lost Boys holds Neal/Baelfire (Michael Raymond James) captive; and in a flashback Rumplestiltskin takes Bae (Dylan Schmid) away from Pan’s pied piper in the Enchanted Forest, filmed in North Vancouver’s Greenwood Park rock quarry. Sunday, October 20th – Witches of East End 1×03 Today I am a Witch airs on Lifetime. Joanna (Julia Ormond) tries to figure out which of her many former enemies might be responsible for framing her. Wendy (Madchen Amick) teaches Ingrid (Rachel Boston) and Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) how to use their powers. Saturday, October 19th – Arrow [...]
Bates Motel built two identical treehouses at Deer Lake Park for filming on Friday — one high up in a tree for Norman Bates to shinny up a rope to get to and the other nearer ground level to film interior scenes in. I arrived in time to see the shinnying-up-a-rope scenes with a Norman Bates stunt double on a wire at first and then with Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) himself. Highmore did such a good job of pretending to be a klutz on a rope that I thought he’d ruined a take when he kicked a board away and struggled to get his grip, swinging wildly in the air. Nope it was all acting, good enough to fool me [...]
Cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell star in back-to-back Wednesday night shows on The CW this fall. Both action series film in Vancouver and share the same kickass stunt crew, as you can tell from this promo. Arrow and The Tomorrow People premiere on Wednesday, October 9th, on The CW’s #AmellWednesdays.
What is Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’s Knave of Hearts doing in Storybrooke? Speculation is that’s where he is when he hears that Alice needs to be rescued from an insane asylum. Is the White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow) there with him? Once Upon a Time in Wonderland crew filmed a couple of scenes on Steveston’s Moncton Street turned into Storybrooke last night of Emma (stunt double) in her yellow VW bug swerving to avoid the Knave of Hearts (stunt double) as he walked down the street and into Granny’s Diner. Seeing Double: Michael Socha and stunt double. Stunt double and Michael Socha. Stunt. Emma stunt double in yellow VW bug outside Storybrooke Public Library.
The Hood is back for Arrow season two. Stephen Amell showed us why he’s the star of Arrow, even with his shirt on last Friday night. Not every actor is capable of the kind of integrated stuntwork that Arrow does routinely. Amell is almost always part of a stunt so that it looks seamless on screen. And sometimes he does all of it, especially if the scene calls for running fast. Here are Amell and stunt double Simon Burnett talking through the night’s stunts with the Arrow Stunt Department on set below the Downtown Eastside’s Hasting Overpass.