Avengers: Endgame tops Avatar as highest-grossing film ever

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:33:05 EDT
Avengers: Endgame

The global box office has a new king in Avengers: Endgame.

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"Meg has currently been involved in a solid production schedule since May, including multiple shorts such as Private Eye, The Dress and Amedeo (Casting for the female lead will begin in November 2018). Private Eye, stars Christopher Golovchenko best known for Fahrenheit 451 and Molly's Game, Cathy-Lynn Symonds and Doug Leoni. The Press Kit for Private Eye is available by request at meg.howald@gmail.com and the film has started its first festival submission circuit. In May of 2019, all three shorts will be screened in London, ON and Toronto. screening of the three shorts. On deck for consideration by OAC in 2019 is a full-length feature. Congratulations Meg!"

Canadian actor Simu Liu cast as Marvel's first Chinese superhero, Shang-Chi

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:18:19 EDT

New details about Marvel's first Chinese hero were revealed at San Diego's Comic-Con Saturday, including who the lead actor will be — and he's Canadian.

Laughing through the tears: Lulu Wang navigates contradictions in The Farewell

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 04:00:16 EDT
The Farewell

Opening in the middle of the hot, hazy blockbuster season, Lulu Wang's The Farewell — based on a very personal, bittersweet experience from her own life — is being described as an indie hit of the summer.

Marvel reveals Natalie Portman as Thor, Mahershala Ali as Blade

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 13:23:33 EDT
2019 Comic-Con - Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing plans that include Natalie Portman taking up the hammer as Thor and rebooting Blade with Mahershala Ali.

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Kali Williams

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"TFI Gold member Kali Williams is a young and inspiring Director, currently gearing up to host the Avante Garde film festival November 22nd. This festival will feature 20 Toronto and international short films, as well as panel discussions with the filmmakers. Festival Details: Location: The Fox Theatre 2236 Queen Street East, Toronto Time: 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Cost: Pay what you can entry Contact: avantegarde.afilmfestival@gmail.com"

Co-stars say Felicity Huffman remorseful for role in college admissions scandal

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 14:44:14 EDT
APTOPIX College Admissions Bribery

Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

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Sean Dwyer


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"17/10/2018- From October 17-27, Sean will play EGON in a cinema-live performance mash-up of the classic 1984 film, Ghostbusters. This is a return with the amazing theatre troupe The Secret Sessions after their highly successful take on the Princess Bride before summer!"

Suspect in Japan animation studio arson had grudge, witnesses and local media say

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:56:14 EDT
Japan Animation Studio Fire

The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft, and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company.

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Robynne Eaton


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"Robynne Eaton has been cast in LineDance. The production will begin filming in the spring of 2019. Robynne Eaton is known for The Beautiful Risk (2013), The Percy Harris Story (2013) and Dead End (2014) and has appeared in International commercials, feature films, and web series productions."

'Eureka': Canadian helps restore audio from Apollo 11 mission control

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:00:46 EDT
Apollo 11 plaque in Teague Auditorium lobby

When time and decay made the original mission control recordings unusable, a Canadian with a passion for moon missions helped bring the voices back.

Trump offers to guarantee rapper A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:07:44 EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the Swedish prime minister, telling him American rapper A$AP Rocky is not a flight risk. The performer is in police custody in Sweden on assault allegations.

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed during event in China

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:56:22 EDT

An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam's injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported.

New Cats movie trailer brings out the claws

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:37:59 EDT

The star-laden movie version of hit stage musical Cats released its first trailer on Thursday, but first impressions were far from cuddly.

Sask.'s role in Neil Armstrong story captured on silver screen

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:30:13 EDT
Moon landing

When it came to one highly emotional part of Neil Armstrong's story, filmmakers found themselves short on details, and so they looked to Saskatchewan for the answers.


Kyle Rist

Canada's Walk of Fame to induct Mr. Dressup, Cindy Klassen, Frank Gehry

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:52:45 EDT
Canada's Walk of Fame

The late children's entertainer Ernie Coombs, perhaps better known as Mr. Dressup, architect Frank Gehry and Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen are among the new inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame.

'The worst fear of what we do': Titans crew member remembered after fatal industrial incident

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:03:05 EDT
Warren Appleby

Toronto special effects co-ordinator Warren Appleby brought a measured approach to his work, always finding a balance between delivering something spectacular and doing it safely, says his longtime filmmaker friend and collaborator J. Miles Dale.


Deon Foster

Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with trailer for Top Gun sequel

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:08:32 EDT
2019 Comic-Con - "Top Gun: Maverick" Announcement

Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick.


Tracy Baker

New documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band to open TIFF 2019

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:00:00 EDT
Robbie Robertson

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, which will premiere at TIFF in September, tells the story of the Canadian musician's early life and the formation of "one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music."


Krista Barzso


Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:26:04 EDT
France Daily Life

The Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family's name after protests blaming the family for the deadly opioid crisis in the U.S.

World tour announced for Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 06:14:09 EDT
Kronborg: The Hamlet Rock Musical

Following a successful revival at the Charlottetown Festival, Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical is going on a world tour that will include Australia, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.

At least 33 dead in suspected arson at Japan animation studio

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:32:53 EDT
Japanese animation studio fire

Japanese authorities say 33 people are dead after a man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire early Thursday in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans.

Prosecutors drop groping case against actor Kevin Spacey

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:44:51 EDT
Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defence said contains information that supports the actor's claims of innocence.

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert despite protest from human rights groups

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:17:59 EDT
Music-Saudi Arabia Concert

Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.


Steven Lowe

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