#INTERVIEW: STARS OF 2018 TORONTO COMICON
Returning once again at Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend is TORONTO COMICON. The three-day event runs March 16-18, 2018, bringing together all things Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, Cosplay and Gaming-related.
Artists and Celebrities are abound at the event, giving Fans a rare chance to meet the talent including the likes of Seth Gilliam (The Walking Dead), Eugene Brave Rock (Wonder Woman), Manu Bennett (Arrow), Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files), Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars), Megan Follows ...
#CDNSCREENAWARDS: “MAUDIE”, “ALIAS GRACE” + “KIM’S CONVENIENCE” TOP WINNERS AT THE 2018 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS
By Amanda Gilmore and Mr. Will Wong
Now in its sixth year, the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala caps-off a week of celebrations in Toronto honouring the Country's very best in Film, Television and Digital Media. Held at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Awards are an answer to Canada's humility and need for a real star system. The Gala was hosted by Jonny Harris and Emmy Hunter.
Winning top honours this year was the Aisling Walsh Film MAUDIE based on the life of Canadian ...
#INTERVIEW: DANAI GURIRA ON “BLACK PANTHER”
Huge things are expected of Marvel's long-awaited BLACK PANTHER and with just another week to go till release, Toronto Fans were treated to a celebratory Canadian Premiere for the Ryan Coogler-directed Film. Fans queued hours for a chance at rush tickets to the event graced by none other than star Danai Gurira, known best for her work on AMC's acclaimed series The Walking Dead as Michonne.
The groundbreaking Blockbuster comes with raves based on its Los Angeles Premiere last week and members ...
#SUNDANCE18: NICOLAS CAGE, LINUS ROACHE + PANOS COSMATOS ON “MANDY”
By Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Mandy is one of the Films in the Midnight cateogory at Sundance this year. Its directed by Panos Cosmatos and stars Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache. It follows outsiders Red Miller (Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Riseborough) who live a loving and peaceful life. But when their haven gets savagely destroyed by cult leader Jeremiah Sand (Roache), Red seeks bloody vengeance. Director Cosmatos and both stars Cage and Roache were on hand at the Sundance ...
#INTERVIEW: DAVE FRANCO, PAUL SCHEER + ARI GRAYNOR ON “THE DISASTER ARTIST”
Heralded as the "worst movie ever made", 2003's THE ROOM starring, written and directed by Tommy Wiseau has gained Cult Classic status, selling-out screenings on the midnight circuit even to this day. Intended originally as a gripping Drama, the Film is seen as the inverse. Premiering this September at TIFF '17, THE DISASTER ARTIST is an Adaptation of The Room star Greg Sestero's 2013 Memoir of the same title. James Franco directs and stars in the Film as Wiseau in one of the year's ...
#INTERVIEW: GRETA GERWIG ON “LADY BIRD”
One of the biggest breakout hits of TIFF '17 saw not Indie Darling Greta Gerwig in front, but instead behind the camera. The star of acclaimed Films like Frances Ha and Jackie makes her directorial debut with self-written, though not entirely autobiographical LADY BIRD. For one, Gerwig unlike the Film's central character would never make anyone call her by another name. Furthermore, she insists that none of its characters solely are based on people she knows, but more so bits and pieces of ...
#INTERVIEW: DANIELLE MACDONALD ON “PATTI CAKE$”
One of Sundance Film Festival's biggest revelations this year is Writer/Director Geremy Jasper's feature debut PATTI CAKE$. The 70-minute Rap-Comedy follows a New Jersey girl's path to achieving the unlikely dream of becoming a famous Rapper. The Film won not only a standing ovation at the Festival, but raves critically too en route quickly to a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight.
While based somewhat on events that took place in Jasper's own life growing-up in New Jersey, the titular ...
#INTERVIEW: LUC BESSON ON “VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS”
Visionary Filmmaker Luc Besson has long been thrilling moviegoers with a breathtaking catalog of work. Whether it be Léon the Professional, The Fifth Element, Nikita, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc or more recently Lucy, his Films have mesmerized a generation and raised the bar of innovation for his peers. While often wearing Writer, Producer and Director's hats simultaneously, he also was responsible as Writer and Producer several smash success including the Taxi, Taken and ...
#INTERVIEW: KUMAIL NANJIANI & EMILY V. GORDON ON “THE BIG SICK”
Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
After ten years of marriage and multiple projects together, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are still very much in love. They finish each other’s sentences, have similar thoughts and opinions, and have no trouble cutting off each other’s answers. When we get the opportunity to interview the pair during a recent press day in Toronto for their critically acclaimed Film The Big Sick, they are sitting together on a couch that could seat three ...
#INTERVIEW: EDGAR WRIGHT ON “BABY DRIVER”
After much acclaim at its debut at SXSW earlier this year, buzz musically-driven heist Film Baby Driver from Writer/Director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) is shifting into high gear. By no means a stranger to Toronto, Wright's affinity for our city is well-documented, having made and premiered his cult hit Scott Pilgrim vs. The World here back in 2009 and 2010, the Film proudly set in the city.
Baby Driver boasts an A-List cast, fronted in the titular role by promising young ...