#INTERVIEW: MENA MASSOUD ON “DISNEY’S ALADDIN”
Markham's Mena Massoud received a hero's welcome home tonight at Scotiabank Theatre. The 27-year-old graced the Blue Carpet at a special Canadian Screening of DISNEY'S ALADDIN and it was a magical carpet ride for him as he was supported by his friends and family at the affair. His favorite High School teacher from his days at St. Brother André Catholic High School, Dori Elliott even came out to celebrate with him. And another, an elementary school teacher waited in the fan pit to see her star ...
#SPOTTED: LIZZO + TAYLA PARX IN TORONTO AT THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
Success has long been in the making for LIZZO, the Detroit-born and Minneapolis-based Singer/Songwriter/Rapper and Actress. After cutting her teeth in Indie circles, she subsequently was signed to Atlantic Records in 2015, quietly developing herself into Music's now and next girl. Connecting to audiences with her message of body positivity and self-love, she has been filling theatres on her Cuz I Love You Tour, supporting her major label debut Album of the same name. Toronto was no exception as ...
#SPOTTED: YARA SHAHIDI + CHARLES MELTON IN TORONTO FOR “THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR”
Love is in the air! Cineplex Yonge & Dundas was extra festive tonight as it hosted a special Advance Screening of THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR with its two leads, Yara Shahidi (Blackish, Grownish) and Charles Melton (Riverdale). The Film is directed by Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall) and based on the Novel of the same name by best-selling Author Nicola Yoon, whose Everything, Everything too got the big screen treatment in 2017. The house was packed for the promo screening followed by a Q&A ...
#FIRSTLOOK: CBC GEM SHORT FORM SERIES “THE 410”
Premiering tomorrow on CBC Gem, three-part Short Form series THE 410 centers on a young South Asian woman (Supinder Wraich) who is left to her own devices after her truck driving father is imprisoned for drug trafficking. She turns to crime to bail him out of jail, placing herself at great risk, crossing paths with some key people in her life to make it happen.
The gritty Series created, written and starring the talented Wraich examines crime and culture, making for an intense watch. Wraich is ...
#SPOTTED: KEVIN NEALON AT FLATO MARKHAM THEATRE
Well, here's a weekend update! Former SNL star and brilliant funnyman Kevin Nealon hits-up Southern Ontario bringing his stand-up Comedy to places which don't often get to see a big star. In recent weeks, he's visited Oakville, Guelph and St. Catharines, among others. He was just in Markham last night performing at Flato Markham Theatre, delivering the laughs and next is about to visit Picton and Brampton before heading back south.
Nealon, in addition to giving us many happy memories in his ...
#SPOTTED: MONTEL WILLIAMS IN TORONTO FOR O’CANNABIZ CONFERENCE & EXPO
Author and Television personality Montel Williams help bring us up in the '90s with long-running The Montel Williams Show. After the show went off the air, he's been focusing his attentions on among other things, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness, himself living with the condition. The EMMY winner also is an advocate for cannabis reform in the United States and speaks this weekend in Toronto at the O'Cannabiz Conference & Expo at the International Centre April 25-27, 2019.
We are thrilled ...
#SPOTTED: JADE HASSOUNÉ, DOMINIQUE PROVOST-CHALKLEY, FRED VANVLEET, DANNY GREEN, WILL KEMP + MORE AT CANADIAN PREMIERE OF “AVENGERS: ENDGAME”
The purple carpet was rolled out for the Canadian Premiere of AVENGERS: ENDGAME at Scotiabank Centre. The fourth and final film in the Avengers franchise and 22nd film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is projected to smash Box Office records this weekend in its debut, already earning $107 million worldwide before its release. It takes place after the destructive events that take place in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR after Thanos' (Josh Brolin) snap of a finger which leads to half the living ...
#HOTDOCS: 2019 HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL PREVIEW
The 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival kicks-off this Thursday, April 27 and runs through Sunday, May 5, 2019, giving Film lovers a chance to see over 200 Documentaries. It is expected that this year's audience will exceed 200,000 with an array of fascinating guests to visit the City including Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Mr. Toilet, John Cleese, Ai Weiwei, Gordon Lightfoot and more!
Highlighting the Festival this year are AFTER PARKLAND which examines the lives of students who ...
#INTERVIEW: ALEC BENJAMIN, THE MOD CLUB – TORONTO
24-year-old Singer/Songwriter Alec Benjamin is on the verge of something big and if the success of his gorgeously-moody single Let Me Down Slowly is any indication of what's to come, be ready for a lotta Alec. The Track which also has a version featuring Toronto's Alessia Cara while released last spring, suddenly has caught fire, just entering the Top Forty in the U.K., achieving Platinum certification in Canada and Gold in the U.S.
He's prepping the release of his debut album for Warner ...
#INTERVIEW: CHRIS BUTLER ON “MISSING LINK”
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
The Writer/Director of MISSING LINK, Chris Butler, comes to the table with quite an impressive résumé. Nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for ParaNorman, his Stop-Motion genius can also be witnessed in Kubo and the Two Strings, Corpse Bride and Coraline. During our sit-down with him, we said how much we enjoyed the humour and Slapstick on-screen with MISSING LINK, he looked genuinely pleased and told us, “I’m glad you think so as that was the hope. I ...