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10 Movie Roles That Almost Went To Someone Else

AmongMen.com | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
AmongMen.com

A movie is only as good as the actors starring in it. Casting the main role can mean the difference between box office gold, or bust. We looked back at some of the most iconic movie roles that almost went to someone else. Now whether that actor would have been better or worse for the role is something you can decide.

LOOK: Most Stylish On-Screen Vampires

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada Style

Vampire style has come along way since Buffy Summer staked leather-clad Amilyn in the movie that spawned all future teen vampire movies, "Buffy the Va...

How B.C. Made 'Twilight' Movies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Author Stephenie Meyer says that shooting the "Twilight" films based on her books in British Columbia was key to making the movies "beautiful." B.C...

Grown Women Loving Teen Vampires is Just Plain Wrong

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

In case you are living under a rock, the final instalment of the film version of the Twilight series was released in theatres last week. Am I being overly sensitive about the idea of grown women fantasizing about teenaged boys? Why does our culture have this strange double standard? If 35-year-old fathers were lining up at movie premieres to get their photos taken with Dakota Fanning, we'd scream bloody murder.

I Travelled to Greece and Saw a Vampire

Sandra Garvie-Lok | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living
Sandra Garvie-Lok

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg Most people go to Greece for beaches, ouzo and temples gleaming in the Mediterranean sun. I went for a vampire. But what I found there led me beyond pop culture images of vampires to a darker part of the human imagination. In the midst of searching for ancient ruins, an archaeological team from UBC stumbled on a cemetery from the time of the Ottoman empire. The lead researcher wanted an osteologist to study the skeletons -- especially one that might have been accused of being a vampire. There wasn't much question of not going, of course.

Why The Bad Boys of Fiction are Bad for Kids

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

With the final instalment of the Twilight franchise hitting cinemas soon, I am reminded that the fabled bad boy may make for good fiction, but seldom does he make a great catch in real life. Don't believe me? Just ask Rihanna. What duty, if any, do authors have to create strong female leads (and males who respect them)?

Twilight Finale To Premiere In Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Twi-hards, put on your formal gowns and get ready to scream as the finale of the blockbuster vampire romance series gets its premiere on Can...

How E-Books Are Ruining the Next Generation of Writers

Marko Sijan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Living
Marko Sijan

Literary writing is a worthless profession. Few who write novels, stories and poems make a living from them. This has been true for millennia. Lately the Internet has regressed into a society of feudal manors lorded over by tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Yahoo, who sell e-books for 99 cents or give them away for free. Their "competitive pricing" is threatening traditional publishers and physical books with extinction.

Oh No! Lindsay Lohan's Red Hair Is Fading

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Style

Just last month, Lindsay Lohan brought back her red hair -- creating peace with red-head lovers all over again. But this week, we're sad to see mo...

This Vancouver-Born ‘Rebel’ Of A Film Studio Is Hunger Games' Big Winner

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Business

The box office record-shattering opening of The Hunger Games this weekend is catapulting a Vancouver-born company, now headquartered in California, in...

Hunger Games, You're Not The First: Series That Defined Generations

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada Living

As The Hunger Games gets released into theatres this weekend, all of the hoopla over the film can make it easy to forget there was ever a book to begi...

My Girlfriend Studies Vampires. At Harvard.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Vampire science is already poaching some of the best. The woman who teaches vampires at Harvard is a serious scholar of Romantic English literature. Now, Lord Byron did in fact invoke the undead in "The Giaour." But don't kid yourself: it's still a huge and weird notional leap to go from Byron Studies to Vampire Studies.

50/50 Indeed

Sara Hennessey | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living
Sara Hennessey

In 50/50, Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a young man with 50/50 odds of surviving cancer. He is comforted by his 25-year-old therapist Katie, played by Twilight's Anna Kendrick. WHAT? More like 50/50: the odds of us believing she is a legitimate doctor! No therapist should ever be born in the '80s.

Facebook vs. Shakespeare: Guess Who's Winning?

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living

Most of us of a 'certain age' spent our high school days drowning in complicated words from authors like William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and J.D. Sali...