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TRAILERS: Henry Cavill Becomes the MAN OF STEEL in Vancouver, Nanaimo & Ucluelet in B.C. and Plano & Chicago in Illinois
Superman Begins. Clark Kent becomes Superman in the new official Man of Steel trailer released today. Scenes of grownup Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) as a fisherman were shot in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. Other scenes of Clark Kent as a logger were filmed partly in Nanaimo at the Cassidy Hotel. And those of a shirtless Clark Kent leading a rescue on an oil rig in stormy seas were shot partly on a vast green screen stage at the Vancouver Drydocks in North Vancouver. Related: Shirtless Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel on a North Shore Green Screen Stage Man of Steel is the origin story of a modern super hero and it looks spectacular.
Updated March 21st, 2013, the night 1×07 Out of the Past aired. I only saw Louis Ferreira’s Col. Young once on location for Stargate Universe (SGU), so I didn’t recognize Ferreira on a wet Friday night more than a week ago as Vancouver detective Oscar Vega for midseason CTV series Motive. I should have known from Kristin Lehman’s laughter who her detective partner is. Ferreira is known for serious, dramatic and sometimes psychotic roles but is a crazy, wild, hilarious cutup of a guy out of character. Motive filmed its crime scene in the rain at the corner of Howe and Nelson in the Ash Market with prop Metro Police cars flashing (not with actual Vancouver Police decals like Continuum uses). The show’s twist is to reveal the killer at [...]
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 Acts of Romance on my third try last Friday night. “Sex, Abduction, Stalking and You Thought Romance Was Dead” is the tagline. The film opens in east Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel with our two married couples out for the evening: Amanda Tapping’s Dianne married to Zak Santiago’s younger man Matt and Laura Bertram’s young wife Holly married to Robert Moloney’s David. Elsewhere in the restaurant is [...]
Updated April 10, 2013 – This was the last episode of Cult aired by The CW before it cancelled the show. Cult filmed scenes of Cult – its show-within-a-show – today at the Vancouver Art Gallery, with Robert Knepper (Prison Break)’s cult leader speaking about a proposed youth centre while Alona Tal’s police officer opens the trunk of the red car featured in the show-within-a-show. Confused yet? You should be. “When the line between the imagined and reality is broken” is the meta tagline of The CW’s midseason series Cult. Matt Davis (The Vampire Diaries) stars as Jeff, an investigative journalist searching for his brother whose disappearance may be linked to the fans of a TV series called Cult (which stars Robert Knepper [...]
Inspired by a popular Dutch TV show, midseason ABC series Red Widow is about a San Francisco mobster’s widow, Marta Walraven, forced to replace her husband as head of a crime syndicate after his murder. She does this to protect her three children, two of whom were on set today at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. The youngest — Jakob Salvati as Boris Walraven — did an impressive stunt for such a young actor in take after take. A crew member drew a mark in the centre of Hamilton Street where he would walk to with his TV sister — Erin Moriarty as Natalie Walraven — and then stop as a motorcycle turns the corner in front of them. Moriarity keeps walking as [...]
A Claire-Hurley Lost reunion may be happening sooner than expected on the set of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Jorge Garcia, who’s been cast as the Giant, unexpectedly strolled through the set of ABC’s Red Widow this afternoon at the northwest corner of Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. I bet the acrid smoke from Red Widow’s smoke machines on Hamilton Street brought back fond memories of his season filming FOX’s Alcatraz here. It’s a smell you don’t forget. [Update: It looks like Jorge Garcia's Giant will be playing with Jennifer Morrison's Emma and Colin O'Donoghue's Captain Hook not Emilie de Ravin's Belle at the top of the beanstalk on Tallahassee] Once Upon a Time season two premieres on Sunday, September 30th at 8 p.m. on ABC in the U.S. [...]
Kristin Lehman from The Killing will star as ”feisty female Vancouver detective” Angie [Flynn] solving murders in the 13-episode midseason CTV series, which starts filming here on September 17th. Here she is last April as feisty political campaign consultant and murder suspect Gwen Eaton, relaxing in between takes of a scene for The Killing with Alan Dale as her Senator father at the Vancouver Public Library. Motive’s twist is to reveal the killer at the start of each episode and then let us follow along divorced single Mom Angie Snow’s efforts to solve the murder and uncover the reasons behind it. “The audience navigates the twisted and complicated maze of each murder and solves the puzzle alongside the detective and her team,.” according to the CTV release. Daniel Cerone [...]
Congratulations to Continuum creator/showrunner Simon Barry, cast, crew and Artifex Studios on a second season renewal of the hit sci-fi series whose first season was filmed and set in Vancouver 2012/2077. Barry announced the renewal to an enormous crowd at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto today, a crowd a gazillion times bigger than the one I was in at Vancouver Fan Expo four months ago. But this was before Continuum debuted to record ratings on Showcase in Canada. Then Barry upped the ante in Toronto saying Continuum’s first season will begin airing on a “major US network” in the new year, which will “dovetail” into the show’s second season, which starts filming in 2013. [Major US network confirmed to be Syfy on Monday. Syfy UK [...]
If you’ve seen any of the teasers or trailers for upcoming The CW hospital drama series Emily Owens, M.D., then you’ll know that social nerd Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) has conversations with her younger high school self through a chain link fence. I’ve seen the hospital side of these conversations at the University of British Columbia’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre made to look like Denver Memorial Hospital. And today I hoped to catch the school side of these conversations at Lord Byng High School made to look like Robert H. Johnson High School. But mis-timed it. Here’s the set. And here’s a link to the new show poster of frazzled Emily — Practicing Medicine. Working on Life.
Delete, the third in a trio of “Disaster Pack” mini-series filming here this summer, shot a scene at the Smile Diner on Friday night, with Ryan Robbins (Falling Skies, Marilyn, Sanctuary) and Erin Karpluk (Bailout, Being Erica) seemingly on opposite sides of the law. In fact, I didn’t recognize Robbins at first in his detective suit and slicked-back hair, leading out young Keir Gilchrist from the diner. And I don’t know how this crime scene fits into a story about a digital disaster where the world wide web becomes self aware and intent on destroying mankind, so that a second artificial intelligence must be created to stop it. Nor do I know what roles Matt Frewer, Gil Bellows and Janet Kidder play in Delete. I [...]
On Continuum’s season finale entitled Endtime, Rachel Nichols’s Kiera Cameron and Erik Knudsen’s Alec Sandler race to prevent a 2012 terrorist attack which defines the future, set off by Tony Amedola’s Liber8 leader Kagame, who’d been sent back in time to do exactly this. I saw them film Nichols and Knudsen running into the iconic Arthur Erickson-designed building at 1075 West Georgia Street in Vancouver in early May in take after take. Zooming in, I could see them in conversation with someone in a police uniform but never suspected it was Tony Amendola’s Kagame. Watching the finished product last night, I wondered if the late Arthur Erickson would be pleased or annoyed to see his building digitally destroyed like this on screen. I [...]