Be still our hearts! The Red Carpet was rolled out at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto tonight in celebration of Elevation Pictures’ MEGAN LEAVEY. The heart-warming story starring Kate Mara in the titular role, recalls a marine corporal’s bond with her canine partner Rex, to whom she was assigned in Iraq with the task of detecting bombs. After completing her tour, we also learn her struggle to be reunited back together with him.
Brought to us by luxury canine fashion house Canada Pooch, some of the internet’s most Insta-worthy canines strut their stuff on the Red Carpet! Stars included:
Mr. Marcel Herman In the Hood Petee The Husky Tibby The Corgi It’s Moose The Pug Helmet The Pug Mighty Morkie Lil Dog Big City Lil The Frenchie Iggy Joey
Believe me, you’ll want to see this!
See some highlights from the night:
See the Trailer for MEGAN LEAVEY:
We bawled our eyes out and can’t wait for you to also!
Elevation Pictures release MEGAN LEAVEYFriday, June 8, 2017.
Date: Wednesday, June 7th
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Date: Wednesday, June 7th
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Date: Wednesday, June 7th
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While U.S. Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who is also a Military Police K9 handler, is stationed in Iraq. While there she befriends one of the aggressive dogs, Rex, and the two save countless lives in their missions to seek out hidden bombs and IEDs.
When Megan is injured and sent home to the States, she can’t bear to be separated from Rex as he is left to continue active duty. She fights to give him the hero’s welcome home he deserves and adopt him as her own. He’s saved her life countless times, so now it’s her turn to return the favor.
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Elevation Pictures release MEGAN LEAVEYFriday, June 9, 2017.
We’re officially kicking into high gear at TIFF ’15 and it was a majorly star-studded day in the City with a couple marquee premieres taking place tonight, Our Brand is Crisis and The Martian!
See who we spotted today! Exciting!
Julianne Moore was at TIFF Bell Lightbox bright and early for an In-Conversation-With and she is gearing-up to promote the superb fact-based drama Freeheld which has her in-contention for Awards Season once again. We spotted her co-star Ellen Page last night!
Paramount Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance in Toronto to see CAPTIVE first! The Screening takes place Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
Synopsis: CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.
CAPTIVE stars David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo, with Mimi Rogers and Michael K. Williams.
At long last, a full Trailer for the second season of Netflix‘s HOUSE OF CARDS! As Frank Underwood edges his way closer to Presidency, we see several others incriminated by association with him. And he’s more ferocious than ever here!
Is that a Steak we see being thrown into the Swimming Pool? I think it is!
See the juicy Trailer:
See the brand new Artwork below:
Netflix releases the complete second season of HOUSE OF CARDS on Friday, February 14, 2014.
The stunning Kate Mara finds herself back in Toronto once again, this time to promote House of Cards. Those of you who have been following know v. well how much I adore the Netflix Original Series which premiered back in February and we were among the first to preview the Series here in Canada!
Mara has gained familiarity in acclaimed releases like 127 Hours, Brokeback Mountain and American Horror Story, but many are calling her role as ambitious Journalist Zoe Barnes in House of Cards her true Breakout Role – and rightfully so. She is fantastic opposite Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, a commanding presence who is ruthless in her drive to be on top. Success didn’t come overnight for the older Sister of equally brilliant Rooney Mara – she’s been working hard for quite some time, first gig was a role on Law & Order back in 1997.
The Actress has a busy day ahead of her and earlier today appeared on CTV‘s Canada AM (watch here) and Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition), where Paparazzi finally were able to capture some real Star Power in the City after what has been an extended drought. Mara caps-off her day with a taping over at CBC‘s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
“I’m so glad you love the Show!”, she tells me this morning as she signs a House of Cards Gatefold Spread I lifted from my Copy of Vanity Fair. “We haven’t begun filming yet, but will start in about one week”. Mara rushed into the front seat of her Navigator, her hair in a low-fuss Ponytail, waist-length jacket, pants and pumps – gray and blue just like the hues of the David Fincher-produced and directed Series.
Of course, that Autograph mentioned would be for my lovely Readers and Mara was game to sign it for you. To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before April 15, 2013. Share the Photo with your Friends on Facebook and double those chances. All are welcome to enter!
Here’s a Snap I got with Mara who I ran into by chance shopping on Bloor Street during TIFF back in 2011:
The entire first Season of House of Cards is now available on Netflix Canada. Eagerly awaiting Season Two!
The face of Television is changing and also how we consume it. As a Kid I remember my Mom driving us to the few Chinese Shopping Malls that existed in Scarborough and she`d rent the latest TV Series from Hong Kong by-the-block. Basically, with the exception of stopping to eat Dinner in the Kitchen, we`d spend weekends zipping through the VHS Tapes in a mad rush to get them back to the Rental Shop by Monday to avoid late fees. Trust me, we were a Family of six on a budget. Every dollar counted. What Netflix has done here not only is assume the role of Rental Shop, but they`ve also replaced by Mom`s Chrysler Plymouth by bringing the Series right into our homes and at once play the role of the Television Network on which the Series aired.
I was one of the few lucky members of the Media who got invited to a Private Screening in the basement of a posh Hotel in Toronto, wooed with Cocktails, Appetizers and Candy in hopes possibly of helping create a bit of buzz for Netflix`s latest original Series, House of Cards. The fact of the matter though is that the Series not only is groundbreaking from a business model standpoint, but legitimately it is Awards-worthy good. It has been confirmed that the Series would be eligible to compete for an EMMY, but the Golden Globes still are a bit of a gray area. Will the Hollywood Foreign Press Association incorporate Internet-based Television into their voting criteria? We`ll soon see. Regardless, House of Cards is a Game Changer and times are a changing indeed.
Oscar-winning Kevin Spacey teams once again with Visionary Director David Fincher after some outstanding results with 2011`s The Social Network. The former serves as both Actor and Executive Producer, while the latter of course helms this Adaptation of the British Series of the same name. Spacey is deliciously bad as Congressman Frank Underwood, with an insatiable desire to take-down the President after he is passed for the position of Secretary of State. One by one, this House of Cards crumbles as he beguiles his way up, revealing his inner most secret thoughts and desires in a Shakespearean-like (often funny) Soliloquies. Equally ferocious is the chilly Robin Wright as Frank`s Wife Claire – meticulous and manipulative. Kate Mara (Sister of Rooney) is a true revelation after showing flashes of promise in American Horror Story, playing a young Reporter for a top Washington Newspaper who aggressively pushes her way to Frank, gaining unparalleled access to information which of course drives her more tenured Colleagues crazy. Theatre Star Corey Stoll also is unconventionally hot as a corrupt Congressman on the edge of downfall with several of his shocking vices.
Netflix Canada releases the complete first Season of House of Cards on Friday, February 1, 2013. Yes, the entire Season in one shot.
Click here for more details and to watch the Trailer.
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