ALLIANCE FILMS ACQUIRED BY ENTERTAINMENT ONE LTD.
As confirmed today, Alliance Films has been acquired by Entertainment One Ltd., having been formed in 1984. Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Investissement Quebec which formerly owned Alliance Films and approval was received for the Transaction by the Canadian Competition Bureau last week. The final purchase price reported is a figure of $225 million (CAN), expanding eOne's Film Library now to 35,000 Titles.
Although changes in Personnel would not be a surprise, Alliance Films have been a ...
#SPOTTED: NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU IN TORONTO FOR “MAMA” | SIGNED PHOTO GIVEAWAY
Finally, a real Star! Danish import Nikolaj Coster-Waldau definitely has been at it for a while, but he's making his presence felt in these parts thanks to the massive success of HBO Series Game of Thrones on which he stars as Jaime Lannister. Coster-Waldau is in the City promoting Toronto-filmed Mama, from first-time Feature Director Andrés Muschietti, who also directed the original Short Film it is based upon.
Also starring a currently-on-Broadway Jessica Chastain, the Horror is about a ...
#FIRSTLOOK: NEW STILL FROM “PACIFIC RIM”… CAN YOU FIND ME?
I'm so winning an Oscar for Best Background Performer Ever (!!) for my most powerful work on Guillermo del Toro's Blockbuster Pacific Rim. Can you find me? Thanks to Sin Dai for sending this over!
This Scene will be one of the more memorable moments of the Film with Idris Elba delivering a powerful Speech rallying the Troops to fight an invasion of Earth-shattering Aliens.
Just six more months. Warner Bros. releases Pacific Rim on July 13, 2013.
(Photo credit: Warner Bros.)
#NEWMUSIC: ONE DIRECTION – “KISS YOU”
A little One Direction to brighten-up your day! The Boys are back doing what they do best on their latest Single, Kiss You. The super-fun Video directed by Vaughan Arnell (Spice Girls' Say You'll Be There) for the Track was just unleashed today and I just had to do a double-take there. Is that facial hair I see on Zayn? Are they really surfing in their Trunks? Skiing? In Sailor Outfits?? The joys of Greenscreen! Knowing and delivering exactly what their screaming Fans want.
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#FUNDRAISING: “BIRTHDAY BREAST FEST” AT HARD ROCK CAFE
Here's a great cause worth supporting! Created in memory of Laurie Jean Chant-Sammy, who passed away in 2004 from Breast Cancer, Birthday Breast Fest is now into its fifth year. The Event is in support of Princess Margaret Hospital's Breast Cancer Research and Treatment programs.
Birthday Breast Fest will feature many local Talents including: Rob Testa, THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS, Carmen Corcoz, Papa Dukes and the Truth, Jef Kearns, L’Rock, Shawn Kirkpatrick, Wendy Descollines, Oriana, Juice ...
#FIRSTLOOK: WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES” | NEW CHARACTER POSTERS
This is going to be so deep, dark and delicious! Beautiful Creatures is poised to make an impact in the never-too-crowded field of Young Adult- Fiction Adaptations and following the massive success of the Harry Potter Franchise, Warner Bros. has its sights set on this first Film based upon Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia's Novel to whet the thirsts of a demographic which will not be ignored.
The Cast is superb and the Director Richard LaGravanese (P.S. I Love You, Freedom Writers) knows the ...
#BOXOFFICE: “TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D” STILL DEADLY IN REMAKE FORM
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D murders the competition this weekend at the Box Office, kicking-off with a bang on Friday night with $10.2 million. Although slipping noticeably throughout the weekend, the Horror Remake starring Alexandra Daddario and Trey Songz still lands on-top with $23 million for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films, from 2.654 theatres across North America. Rising Star Daddario recently was in Toronto and we caught-up with her. Click here for more.
After menacing in second last weekend ...
#FOOD: VEGETARIANISM & “THE HOGTOWN VEGAN”
So I've been pondering V̶e̶g̶a̶n̶i̶s̶m Vegetarianism a lot of late and although I've tried it on two occasions - each time spanning the course of a year, I really am considering making a change to my lifestyle once again. One, there are obvious health benefits to doing so. Secondly, there are ethical reasons. Thirdly, there is the Environment. A global increase in meat consumption is adversely impacting our climate and the Planet we live in.
Now I don't think I could ever go full-on ...
#OSCARS: 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED THURSDAY
With the voting deadline having passed for Academy Members, Deadline is reporting much controversy over the transition of the voting process from over-the-mail to online. Apparently, some Movers & Shakers and even Oscar-winning Actors themselves were having technical issues accessing their accounts as they scrambled to make this week's deadline. Click here to read more about that.
Non-theatrical Drama aside, I am beyond-excited for this Thursday morning's Oscar Nominee ...
PAULINA GRETZKY COVERS FEBRUARY ISSUE OF “FLARE”
Famous for being famous, we're all waiting with baited breath to hear what Paulina Gretzky actually sounds like. She is embarking on a Media Blitz this week as her debut Disc still is being shopped-around.
"I'm 75% sure my Single will be released in Canada first", Gretzky tells Flare Magazine after having to do it on her own with Universal Music Canada dropping her last year from their roster of Artists. She apparently has been working on Music for the past seven years, including ...