Canada Movies

Actor Plays An Alzheimer's Caregiver With Compassion

AlzLIVE | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living

Daniel Roebuck's tenderly nuanced performance as his wife' primary caregiver is such a perfectly balanced blend of heartache and hopeful longing, weariness and worry, unconditional love and utter loneliness that his character comes across so authentically, you forget you're watching a movie rather than visiting with a fellow family member impacted by Alzheimer's or dementia.

How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible Technology

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.

Ed The Sock: Can We Stop Fawning Over American Stars At TIFF?

Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada

Ed the Sock hates a lot of things, but the Canadian entertainment industry is not one of them. So every year, when the Toronto International Film Fest...

Master Movie Theatre Etiquette in Time for TIFF

Lisa Orr | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

September in Toronto means two things for me: back to school and time for TIFF! Movie theatres to me are wonderful, magical places that allow you to immerse yourself in imagination -- so there's nothing worse than being jolted out of that special state by a poorly behaved movie-goer.

Dr. Dre and N.W.A. Should Be Diminished - But Not Erased | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living

Growing up in the hip-hop culture, I've battled with loving the music and hating some of the speech at the same time. Hip-hop heads who find themselves staring down the barrel of this conundrum, typically choose to embrace hip-hop while being extremely cognizant of its problematic nature. We're forced to view the music by its totality, and that's the mature way to not only view N.W.A. and Dr. Dre, but most human beings.

This Is What Being Hard of Hearing Is Like at the Movies

Jacki Andre | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I am hard of hearing and rely on lipreading. Video can be difficult, for a variety of reasons, including camera angle, voice-overs, sound effects, accents, and animation. Every time captioning fails at the movies, I am reminded of my inability to participate in activities many Canadians take for granted. I feel belittled, squashed, unimportant.

Why I'll Watch The Book of Negroes on BET

Giselle Phelps | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada TV
Giselle Phelps

The Book of Negroes is reminding me how much my ancestors endured just to survive. It makes me feel obligated to live out my full potential so their pain and struggle isn't in vain. On the ratings front, it will be interesting to see how The Book of Negroes compares to BET's other primetime specials. This is important, because we want networks to continue telling these stories.

What Every Single Girl Needs to Know About Dating

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

over the years and through a lot of bad encounters and relationships, I adapted and went from sweet and innocent to sexy vixen with an edge. Now that I am in a happy and committed relationship, I have some valuable advice for all of those single girls out there. I wish I had this kind of wisdom when I was on the hunt for my Prince.

How to Create Home Decor Fit for Hollywood

Yanic Simard | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Naturally a finely appointed Gatsby estate demands an opulent chandelier, but don't worry: in real life, lighting is one area where quantity is almost more important than quality (or at least budget!). The true key to a Great lighting scheme is depth and layers, so including multiple flattering light sources will make you and your space ready for a close-up.

Do You Remember BRE-X, the Biggest Mining Fraud Ever?

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business
Shannon M. Nelson

If you were around in the mid 1990's, it's likely the name BRE-X conjures up some frightening memories. It's a true rags to riches story that involves murder, international intrigue, arson, and exotic adventure. It's also a story about a fantastic investment fraud that left once rapt investors, both big and small in humiliating ruins.

12 Must-See Movies at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

JustLuxe | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada

For those of us who are obsessed with movies, fall means a slew of new films to drool over and is typically seen as the start of Oscar season. The T...

7 Things That Irk Me About The Breakfast Club Now That I'm a Parent

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

You know you're getting old when you cheer upon discovering John Hughes's classic 1985 teen movie The Breakfast Club is on television on a Saturday night. But now that I am a parent, I watched this movie through an entirely different lens, and many scenes just plain irk me now.

How Brands Can Connect With Vacationing Customers

Carlos de Torres | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

Summer in Canada is short. For four months of the year, the majority of Canadians are heading to patios, beaches and national parks -- anywhere they can soak in the sunshine and try to forget about the frigid winter that just passed. To truly win over consumers we need to provide timely value and relevance with every touch point.

Why I Wrote My Own Screenplay For Ghostbusters 3

Brett Caron | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada TV
Brett Caron

No matter how it winds up, Ghostbusters 3 is not, and was never going to, please everyone. I hope this doesn't come as a surprise. So whether the upcoming 21st century adventure with proton packs is a blockbuster or just destined to become 'that other one,' I'll have mine and you can have yours.

Worst Aid: 6 Examples of Bad Hollywood Medicine

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

In the interest of saving lives from bad Hollywood medicine, and also with the goal of providing a little bit of entertainment, here are the top Hollywood medical malpractices that drive me crazy.

Disney Cage Match: Frozen vs. Brave vs. Tangled

Darlena Cunha | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I feel like it's time to put the modern Disney tale fight to an end. Let's take Frozen, Brave and Tangled, and gauge them component by component to ge...

Heroines of Literature and Film, You Don't Have to Be Pretty!

Anne Theriault | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

From Katniss Everdeen, to Bella Swan, to Hermione Granger, to Mia Thermopolis, it seems like just about every heroine needs some convincing to realize how beautiful they are. Because, of course, they are beautiful -- though often the character requires a makeover before she herself and the world around her (except, of course, for that One Special Boy Who Always Knew) realize her true beauty. The message that we get over and over is that beauty, even hidden beauty, is somehow part and parcel of being an exceptional, successful young woman.

A Parent's Guide to the Oscars

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada
Dr. Shimi Kang

As a busy mom of three who just finished writing a book, I had little time to watch all the best picture nominated movies so I have been speed-watching what I can this last week. It is amazing what movies can teach us and make us come to terms with.

Can Someone Tell Us What Happens to Animals in Movies?

Rondi Adamson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Living
Rondi Adamson

I was troubled in season two of the usually stellar Mad Men, when Duck Phillips tossed his dog, Chauncey, out onto the mean streets of New York. We were given no resolution for the dog, but a recurring role for Duck (which included far more sex and work than he deserved after what he did to Chauncey).

Five Books to Read Before The Movies Hit Theatres

29Secrets | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living

Following the death of his father, Judd Foxman is forced to live out his father's last wish: For his entire dysfunctional family to spend one full week together in a house. While this seems easier said than done, it trudges up old feelings while digging out some secrets -- including the fact that Judd's wife has been having an affair.

Maybe Romeo and Juliet Can Work It Out

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Directed by Thomas Bertlesen, the film's intense 25-minute journey takes you from idealistic happily-ever-after to anxious, desperate climax. Despite all the space in the desert, the lovers are trapped in their own failed dreams. That is the most realistic part of this movie -- and a fitting end to Shakespeare's most famous tragedy.

Why Today's TV Stars Are Bigger Than Movie Stars

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

I doubt any kid is out there cutting posters or ads out of their daily newspaper. I mean, it's probably because there are no kids reading daily newspapers anymore. They don't need newspapers to see outside their living room anymore. And they don't need movies, either.

Back to Nature With a Vengeance: VIFF 2013 Is Full of Outdoor Ordeals

Allan MacInnis | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

Usually, outdoor ordeal films, at least of the horror genre, involve members of the middle classes suffering for their privileges, and ultimately being forced to defend them violently against poor people with a righteous grudge. Besides having a glaring class dimension, another aspect of the appeal of such films, is that they present cityfolk in the audience a chance to vicariously test our mettle: can we "do what is to be done under such conditions -- eat raw meat, sleep on the bare ground, betray our comrades, kill someone?" Or has city life made us too soft? 2013's VIFF has no shortage of films that ask these questions, with film after film plunging its characters into ordeals in the wilds, from which they may not emerge. Not all of these are horror films -- though even ones that aren't partake of elements of the genre

The Right Kind of Wrong (A Poem)

Ryan Kwanten | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Ryan Kwanten

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Jeremiah Chechik, a directing magician Helmed the story to film fruition Surrounding me with a most stellar cast A Canadian crew that were built to last And vistas that take your breath away It's no wonder I'm rhyming today

How to Make Friends and Inspire People

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Tanya Raheel

It all starts with a conversation. A real, open and honest conversation about something that really lights you up. When you speak up and share that, you just never know who you might inspire. Here are three easy things you could consider doing today or this week to create something new: