#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 ...
#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 ...