Filmed right here in Toronto, LET IT SNOW is ready to get us all in that holiday spirit! 🎄
When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same. Based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, LET IT SNOW stars Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack.
See the Trailer:
Let it Snow streams on NetflixFriday, November 8, 2019.
Netflix Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win passes to an Advance Screening of IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON in Toronto with star Boyd Holbrook and Director Jim Mickle. It takes place Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke‘s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.
Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) is a struggling musician and comedian working at a record store in the 1970s. After interacting and recording conversations with homeless hustlers, he creates an on-stage persona he calls Dolemite and proceeds to become insanely popular. And after making it big with a handful of records, Moore sets his sights on making his own movie.
Dolemite is My Name is profane, rude and always hysterical. While the Film’s structure is your typical slice of life rags to riches biopic format, Director Craig Brewer infuses Dolemite with soul, style, a wicked soundtrack and a wildly eclectic assortment of characters that always keep the film moving and genuinely entertaining. The Film tends to run a bit too long, but you likely will not notice over your laughter. The Film’s look is terrific and the Costume Design from Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter is downright outstanding. The Cast is fabulous no matter the length of their role, with Wesley Snipes stealing every single one of his scenes. But everyone pales in comparison to Murphy, who sets each of his moments on-screen on fire with his raw charisma and sheer will. He is outrageously funny and subtly heartbreaking. They aren’t calling this role a comeback for nothing!
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME screens during TIFF at the following times:
Saturday September 7, 9:30pm @ Princess of Wales [World Premiere]
Sunday September 8, 12:00pm @ Princess of Wales
Saturday September 14, 5:30pm @ Elgin Theatre
Sunday September 15, 12:00pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Well, done Netflix! A new Teaser Trailer has surfaced for Martin Scorsese‘s reportedly $200-million Feature, THE IRISHMAN.
Synopsis: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
Cast: Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, Marin Ireland
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Netflix stream and release in theatres THE IRISHMAN this Fall.
Mark Millar and Frank Quitely‘s Comics JUPITER’S LEGACY gets the Netflix treatment and has been filmimg around Toronto since late June. The Series starring Josh Duhamel as leader Sheldon Sampson, centers on the original generation of superheroes who surface in the 1930s. Their descendants in the modern day however have a difficult time filling the shoes of their ancestors. Filming through November, the Series also stars Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton and Ben Daniels.
We spotted Duhamel working hard in his costume in this humidity and he was seen even last weekend filming in record temperatures. Today he was filming a scene on the streets amidst some wreckage, squaring-off with a female villain. Showing support was his proud son Axl Jack (son of Fergie) who during filming breaks would run up to see his dad, tagging along with him at the end of the day as he removed makeup and costume.
Duhamel was great to stop for photos with Fans after a long day, fresh-faced and out of wardrobe! We also spotted Co-Star Andrew Horton, (seen below) who plays his on-screen son Gordon Sampson.
This looks amazing! Chris Evans and Michael Kenneth Williams star in THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT, only on Netflix!
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
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THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT streams on NetflixFriday, July 31, 2019.
You might remember Dacre Montgomery from Blockbuster hit POWER RANGERS, but since then he’s gained a lot of popularity also on Netflix‘s Stranger Things in a recurring role as lifeguard Billy Hargrove. The Australian star is in Toronto today promoting Season Three of the hit Series along with The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes and together they are doing the rounds on Television in the City.
We snapped the star arriving at Breakfast Television for a taping and he was amazing to Fans, stopping for everyone. We chat with his Co-Star David Harbour earlier this year and he told us that this Season of Stranger Things is about the “summer of love”. Can’t wait! It streams July 4th!
See this new Trailer for Stranger Things Season Three:
If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Baskin Robbins of late, they have a couple limited edition flavours, Upside Down Pralines and Eleven’s Heaven! There also are limited edition “Steve” (Joe Keery) character Funko Pops. Don’t forget to check them out!
Well, this will get your heart racing! The Trailer for Netflix‘s POINT BLANK has just surfaced. The Feature Film stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo. We’re in love already.
When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. A gritty, action-packed thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo only on NetflixJuly 12, 2019.
See the Trailer:
Netflix Canada stream POINT BLANKFriday, July 12, 2019.
Funnyman Randall Park‘s rise to fame has been long in the making but his moment has come. Park made a visit to Toronto to promote his critically-acclaimed Netflix Comedy, ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE which streamed last weekend. Better late than never!
The Los Angeles-born star is known best for his work on ABC Comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT as Louis Huang, plus prominent roles in controversial Comedy THE INTERVIEW as Kim Jung-un, Long Shot, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Disaster Artist, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Trainwreck, Southpaw, Neighbors and more.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the Trailer for Always Be My Maybe, also starring Ali Wong!
The 2019 Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival officially is in high-gear having kicked-off last Thursday, May 23, 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. This 29th edition of the Festival, the third most popular Film Festival in Toronto continues seeing a boost in profile, hosting premieres for several buzzed titles including Elton John Biopic ROCKETMAN opening in theatres this weekend, Mindy Kaling-penned and starring LATE NIGHT, Mike Doyle‘s SELL BY, a Documentary about Cult Classic Showgirls, YOU DON’T NOMI and among others, Armistead Maupin‘s TALES OF THE CITY, which premieres on Netflix June 7th.
Showrunner Lauren Morelli (Orange is the New Black) and stars including our v. own Paul Gross (Due South) and Murray Bartlett (Looking) came out for a day of Press in support of the series revival, visiting many stop-offs around the City including CP24 Breakfast, Breakfast Television and The Morning Show. They also treated Inside Out attendees with a special appearance at the screening for the Series and walked the Festival’s signature Rainbow Carpet.
This latest incarnation of the Series picks-up 20 years after where the boundary-pushing 1993 PBS Series left off with Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) returning to 28 Barbary Lane to varying reactions, reuniting with her estranged daughter Shawna played by another Canadian talent, Ellen Page. Larger than life Anna Madrigal is reprised by Olympia Dukakis.
Gross, who starred in the original Series returns as Brian Hawkins and Bartlett stars as Mouse. More on the Series here.
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See some Snaps – Murray Bartlett, Lauren Morelli + Paul Gross (left to right):
Inside Out runs through Sunday, June 2, 2019. More on the Festival here.