The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled the top 10 Canadian features and short films for the 13th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival.
HBO Home Entertainment showcased its 2014 schedule at Gastown restaurant the Diamond, last night (December 2).
Not surprisingly, the cocktail parlour was decorated with Game of Thrones-themed items. Since the first episode aired back in April 2011, the bloody fantasy drama has taken its place at the very pinnacle of HBO’s roster.
Hence, there were two White Walkers posing for photo ops and a small candlelit room where you could have your runes read by a local psychic.
Each of the GoT houses, meanwhile, was represented by a themed drink. I went with the House Stark which featured a mix of three rums, orange, lime, winter spice, and amontillado sherry. That’s why I’m writing this drunk.
Here's a roundup of LGBT news from around the world.
Croatians vote to support same-sex marriage ban On December 1, two-thirds of voters in a Croatian referendum voted to change the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Also, 104 out of 151 members of Croatia's parliament voted for maintaining a ban on same-sex marriage. Croatia became a member of the European Union on July 1; LGBT rights are protected under EU treaties and laws, but marriage and adoption rights differ in various EU states.
Pop culture celebrity death hoaxes certainly have a long history (for instance, shortly after Franklin D. Roosevelt's death in 1945, false reports of the deaths of Charlie Chaplin and Frank Sinatra also arose).
But the latest devolution of this media phenomenon manifested when an alleged death hoax arose one day before Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died on November 30.
So here's the real story: Walker, 40 years old, and his friend Roger Rodas, 38, died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. (Walker formed the organization in 2010 to mobilize aid to major natural disasters around the world. The latest effort was devoted to helping Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.)
The issue of dick size gets the long needed documentary treatment with Patrick Moote’s Unhung Hero.
Moote became a Star Wars Kid-sized Internet meme when he proposed to his fiancé on the Jumbotron at a UCLA basketball game and she fled in horror.
She later explained that his economy travel-sized dink was a deal breaker.
Moote subsequently took his camera on the road for a pan-global look at the world of cock. His much buzzed-over film is the result.
In interviews, Moote—who reveals that he falls below the average five-and-a-half inches erect—says the issue of size works out “to about 50-50”.
Robson Square doubled as North Korea today as actors Seth Rogen and James Franco acted out scenes for their new film The Interview.
With a massive statue towering over them, large green screens bordering the square, and actors in military garb roaming the set, the two actors shot various scenes of dialogue, while co-writer Evan Goldberg stood behind the cameras with script in hand.
The production has been filming in Vancouver since October, and is expected to continue into December. Other cast members include Lizzy Caplan, Rogen and Franco's former Freaks and Geeks co-star.
Spike Lee’s remake of the horrific 2003 Korean revenge flick Oldboy opened Wednesday, and—mainly due to comparisons to Chan-wood Park’s masterful original—the reviews have not been great. On Rotten Tomatoes right now it’s got a rating of 43 percent, with 52 “rotten” (negative) reviews and 40 “fresh” (positive) ones.
Two Vancouver-based production companies are joining forces for a new reality television series starring cats—yes, cats.
Battle Cats—produced by Force Four Entertainment and Soshefeigh Media—will feature felines and their owners in a competition-style show set to take place in 2014.
“We're building a cat agility arena in Greater Vancouver and looking for athletic and playful cats who want to tackle our course and compete for the fastest time,” the Battle Cats website states. “We're also looking for passionate cat owners who want to appear on TV to brag about their ‘cathletes.’”
So much of James Franco's work is gay-related that you'd almost think he's straight or something.
On that queer note, Franco and Seth Rogen, while shooting the film The Interview, decided to recreate Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video for no apparent reason.
Franco (obviously a top) plays West while Rogen plays, understandably, a bottom: Kim Kardashian.
Orchard Recovery Center presents the third annual REEL Recovery Film Festival at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) on Sunday, December 1, from 1:30 p.m. to midnight.
Among five films about recovery from addiction will be a screening of The Anonymous People—a timely political and slightly controversial documentary that Orchard Recovery Center hopes will keep discussion on recovery and addiction going.
Proceeds (after expenses) from the REEL Recovery Film Festival will go to Faces and Voices of Recovery Canada, a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing and organizing the 5 million Canadians who are living in recovery from addiction along with their friends, families and allies.