#INTERVIEW: MICHAEL B. JORDAN ON “CREED II” AT MLSE LAUNCHPAD
The path to stardom has been meteoric for Michael B. Jordan. After an acclaimed breakout role in 2013's Fruitvale Station, the Los Angeles-based Actor quickly has risen to Hollywood's top-tier of talent with high-profile roles in critical and commercial successes Creed and Black Panther. In addition to a surprise visit to Toronto to promote his latest effort Creed II, in which he reprises the titular role of boxer Adonis Creed, he also made time to do good for our community. Jordan returns ...
#INTERVIEW: EVAN MITCHELL ON “CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT” AT SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
For the first time ever in Canada, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will be the home to CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT on October 11 and 12, 2018. The audience will be able to experience the James Bond experience accompanied by the power of a full symphony Orchestra performing live and in-sync with the Film. Best known as Daniel Craig’s debut as the heroic and dashing 007, this promises to be an exciting, not-to-be-missed opportunity. I had the great fortune ...
#INTERVIEW: SAM LEVINSON, ABRA, HARI NEF, SUKI WATERHOUSE ON “ASSASSINATION NATION”
By Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Assassination Nation had its International Premiere in the Midnight Madness Programme at TIFF this year. However, if you happened to miss it you’re in luck it will be releasing in theatres on September 21. While it was showing at TIFF ’18 we had the chance to sit down with the Director of the Film, Sam Levinson and Cast members Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse and Abra about this imminent cult classic.
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Q: Sam, why did you ...
#TIFF18: DAY TEN – KRISTEN STEWART, LAURA DERN, JAMES JAGGER, JIM STURGESS + KELVIN HARRISON JR.
By Mr. Will Wong
It's hard to believe TIFF '18 already has come to an end! Amidst the half-hour sleeps and hustling venue to venue we now can finally take a deep breath and appreciate what a wonderful Festival it was yet again! While this edition definitely was a bit of endurance test - we were working right to the end - it is one of those things you look back at and miss greatly. We already are strategizing for TIFF '19 and believe us, we'll be ready!
A warmhearted thank you to all our ...
#TIFF18: “HOTEL MUMBAI” PRESS CONFERENCE
Photos and Words Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Hotel Mumbai had its Press Conference at the TIFF Bell Lightbox today. The Film depicts the terrorist attack that happened in Mumbai in 2008 and follows the victims and those who survived. Actors Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Anupam Kher were on hand along with Director Anthony Maras to talk about the film.
When asked about what the actors think the main takeaway from the Film is they all ...
#SPOTTED: THE CAST AND CREW OF “LITTLE ITALY” IN TORONTO FOR WORLD PREMIERE
Call it a homecoming! The Cast and Crew behind LITTLE ITALY brought it all back home for a festive bash at Scotiabank Theatre tonight in Toronto! The Romantic-Comedy directed by Donald Petrie (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) took over the City last summer and Torontonians have been excited to see this pizza delivered!
Attending the event were Petrie himself and the Film's stars, Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Andrea Martin, Danny Aiello, Jane Seymour, Andrew Phung, ...
#INTERVIEW: BRIAN HENSON ON “THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS”
Puppeteer Jim Henson and his creations have left an indelible mark on the world and continue to this day to speak to generations well beyond his all too short a time here. You'd be hard-pressed to find a child of Generation X, Y or Z, who hasn't been touched deeply by The Muppets or Sesame Street, firm proof that his legacy still continues on to this day thanks to The Jim Henson Company and his surviving children.
Among them, eldest son Brian Henson is priming the release of his ...
#INTERVIEW: BO BURNHAM ON “EIGHTH GRADE”
Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
“I connect to her personally. This isn’t a story about my daughter. This is a story about me, now, through her.”
This type of observation is not what I thought I would hear from Bo Burnham. Admittedly, my knowledge of the 27-year-old Comedian was limited to his scene stealing role in last summer’s Oscar-nominated The Big Sick. But as I discovered his eclectic and zany stand-up comedy routines and music videos on YouTube (the online arena where ...
#INTERVIEW: ERIK STOLHANSKE, PAUL SOTER + STEVE LEMME ON “SUPER TROOPERS 2”
By George Kozera and Mr. Will Wong
Since the smash 2001 success of SUPER TROOPERS, Fans of the Broken Lizard Comedy Group have long been waiting on a follow-up. In Toronto to promote the anticipated Cult Hit Sequel were the men behind the laughs. Our George Kozera had the pleasure of chatting with Stars and Writers of SUPER TROOPERS 2 (directed by the Group's Jay Chandrasekhar) including Erik Stolhanske (Rabbit), Paul Soter (Carl Foster) and Steve Lemme (Mac).
When a border dispute arises ...
#INTERVIEW: JOEY NICEFORO ON DEBUT SOLO DISC “PRICELESS”
An original member of the Canadian Tenors, many of us already know Joey Niceforo’s voice. The Sudbury-born Singer is priming the release of his debut Solo Disc, PRICELESS showcasing in true cinematic beauty his emotion and range on the collection of original work and covers. We chat with Niceforo about his process, the nerve-wrecking experience of recording at historic Abbey Road Studios in London, working with songwriting legend Dianne Warren and what we can expect on the Disc.
Q) Your ...