Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall has died after suffering a “massive stroke” at her home today (August 12). She was 89.

Bacall’s legend was cemented with a run of classic films she made in the ‘40s with Humphrey Bogart—whom she would marry in 1945—including Key Largo, Dark Passage, and The Big Sleep. Her debut performance at the age of 19 in 1944’s To Have and Have Not yielded the line that would forever define her cool sensuality.

As you've no doubt heard, the beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at 63.

In 2011, Williams spoke at a news conference attended by legendary Georgia Straight film writer Ian Caddell.

He talked about Happy Feet Two and growing older.

Here's an excerpt from the story:

Robin Williams has been found dead in his Tiburon, California, home. He was 63.

News of Williams's death gained some traction on Twitter through NBC's Bay Area affiliate, and was later confirmed by Variety.com and Entertainment Weekly. (The Good Will Hunting Oscar winner had been erroneously killed off in a Twitter death hoax in 2012.)

According to the Marin County Sheriff's official statement: "At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made."  

If you missed Snowpiercer, we won't blame you.

It was initially playing only at the Landmark Cinemas Abbotsford Towne theatre, and then had a three-day run at Vancity Theatre, which had some sold-out screenings so it was a tough one to catch.

Thankfully, due to popular demand, you've got some additional shots at seeing it.

"Baby Doll" became a huge hit in India earlier this year after it was performed in the Bollywood film Ragini MMS 2.

The title character, played by Kainaz Motivala, is locked in an asylum.

This weekend, a Vancouver version of "Baby Doll" was on-stage at the India Live Vancouver block party on Granville Street on Saturday (August 9).

Taken from the TV show Nixon's the One, which gets its U.S. debut in the Fall, here's Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (aka Harry Shearer aka Charles Montgomery Burns aka Kent Brockman) reenacting the bizarre few minutes that preceded Tricy Dicky's televised resignation on August 9, 1974.

The actual footage has been exuding a weird fascination on YouTube for years now, and Shearer does a remarkable job of ever-so-slightly magnifying the departing president's behaviour—the flatlining "jokes" he makes to the TV crew and White House staffers; the sudden bursts of imperiousness; the subsequent bouts of laboured bonhomie.

In the late 1970s, a young Victoria resident named Atom Egoyan used to run around the city with an eight-millimetre camera taking short videos.

There was no YouTube in those days, so few people saw his work.

But it gave him the skills to go on to become a critically acclaimed director, winning many awards and twice being nominated for Oscars.

Nowadays, there's a new generation of young Vancouver filmmakers making short films, which can reach large audiences thanks to YouTube.

Not long ago, one of these directors, Linda Dong, created "How To Get a Boyfriend in Vancouver" about, yes, finding a boyfriend in Vancouver.

On Saturday, September 13, the 25 member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association will gather for the Okanagan's wine and food event of the fall season.

The 1950s-themed Naramata Bench Wineries Association Tailgate Party will take place at Poplar Grove Winery from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Tailgate partygoers will enjoy wine from the Naramata Bench wineries, a menu of gourmet local cuisine created by seven talented chefs from Naramata Bench restaurants, and live '50s music in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Naramata-shot film, My American Cousin

Some sad news out of Texas today.

Marilyn Burns—star of the groundbreaking fright flick Texas Chain Saw Massacre—died yesterday in her Houston home of undisclosed causes.

She was 65.

Burns will always be remembered by horror fans for her portrayal of the sole survivor of Leatherface's gruesome rampage in Tobe Hooper's classic 1974 film, which scared the living hell out of viewers with its shockingly realistic portrait of a family of cannibalistic hicks who prey on a group of innocent travelers.

Its story was based on the real-life exploits of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein.

One of Hollywood's A-listers is expected to be in Vancouver by the end of next month for a major motion picture shoot.

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to reunite with Tom Hardy, his costar in Inception, for The Revenant.

Based on the novel of the same name, IMDb describes The Revenant this way: "Centers on the 1820s' story of a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who set out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling."

It's directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, whose most recent feature is the upcoming Birdman, a comedy starring Michael Keaton.

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