In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, I AM GROOT is now available to stream on Disney+! This absolutely adorable Series of Animated Shorts – five in total and directed/written by Kirsten Lepore – center on our beloved tree-like Humanoid, Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). These Shorts really give him the space that we wanted so badly after meeting him in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. And we get a glimpse into his origins and place in the grand scheme within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Over the span of five episodes at about five minutes each, which literally can be consumed over the course of a commute, we go way back to the start. Tended to by robots who notice a crack in this little sapling’s pot, this little firecracker refuses to be replaced by a Bonsai Tree. In a jealous fit, he finds himself thrown to the floor and forced to learn how to take his first steps and walk. We learn Groot can dance really well even when he meets Iwua (Trevor Devall), a shape-shifting alien who mimics him, and we even witness him take his first bath to ultimately meeting Rocket (Bradley Cooper) as they embark on what will be an important friendship.
The animation is just absolutely stunning and the Shorts really capture Baby Groot‘s naughty but lovable essence and we wouldn’t be surprised if we get even more to come. How do you now fall in love with Baby Groot seeing his expressive and pensive eyes? These quick little hits give us just that bit of a lift that we need to go about our day in better spirits! Catch them now on Disney+.
No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past.
Summer 2021 is the time for F9, the ninth chapter in the saga that has endured for almost two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world.
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, next year’s The Suicide Squad).
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to see this spring’s most-awaited Blockbuster, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. Screenings take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 as follows:
Toronto 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Toronto IMAX
Vancouver 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
Montreal 7:30 PM Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal
Edmonton 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Calgary 7:00 PM Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
Ottawa 7:00 PM Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa tbc
Winnipeg 7:00 PM SilverCity St.
The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Luke (Dwayne Johnson) settling into their new team dynamic, without Brian (Paul Walker) or Mia (Jordana Brewster). However, when Dom suddenly betrays them — and sends Luke to jail — to team up with a dangerous criminal terrorist named Cipher (Charlize Theron), their “family” as they know it is thrown into disarray.
The Fast and Furious crew is recruited by a top secret government ops team led by Frank Petty (Kurt Russell), in order to help stop Dom and his new boss from committing unspeakable acts of terror.
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Universal Pictures Canada release THEFATE OF THE FURIOUSFriday, April 14, 2017.
Paramount Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to see xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, filmed right here in Toronto! Screenings take place as follows:
Screenings will take place in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at 7:00PM.
Toronto – Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas @ 7:00PM
Montreal – Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal @ 7:00PM
Ottawa – Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa @ 7:00PM
The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, “xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Friday, January 20, 2017.
They’re back! Check out this brand new Trailer for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS!
On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
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Universal Pictures release THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS on Friday, April 14, 2017.
Made right here in Toronto what seems like yesterday, xXx: Return of Xander Cage will be ready to be seen in just a few more months. After Vin Diesel teased a sneak peek on his Socials the other day, now comes this brand new Trailer! And it sure sounds like a lot of buttering Xander up!
Paramount Pictures Canada release xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGEFriday, January 20, 2017.
It was a crazy weekend for star-spotting in Toronto – but with temperatures rising to 20°C, you’d be silly to stay in and not enjoy this well-deserved weather if you were a Celeb! We spotted cast members from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, The Expanse, American Gods and Orphan Black. ALL IN THE SPAN OF 90 MINUTES!
xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
With much of filming taking place in Hamilton of late for this Blockbuster starring Vin Diesel, we’re still seeing additions to the Cast roll into the City. With MMA star Conor McGregor dropping out last month to focus on training, fellow Brit and middleweight fighter Michael Bisping more than ably fills the role of Hawk, arriving recently to begin work from L.A. He was amazingly nice to stop today for a Snap while heading out to run errands. No jacket required, indeed. We love that he even “liked” our Selfie!
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This next sighting we know you’ll be REALLY excited about. We basically made the news allover the papers in India back in February when spotting her boyfriend and fellow Bollywood megastar Ranveer Singh, who flew-in to spend Valentine’s Day with her and also enjoy he NBA All Star Weekend! Deepika Padukone needs no introduction in her native India, but soon she will garner fans all around the world with her starring role as Serena in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage in which she stars opposite Diesel. She was out and about with her parents today and after we spotted her arriving back at her place, she was more than nice to stop for Selfies with her Mom giving her the “okay”! It was quick though as she head back into her building after a few snaps only, giving a gracious wave. We love her. Read about that time we met Ranveerhere. We’ve had pretty good luck with most of the Cast, although we’re still holding out on that Selfie with Diesel! January 2017, guys!! Can’t wait.
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We adore Brit import Ricky Whittle and are thrilled that things are on the up-and-up for him after his sudden exit from The CW‘s The 100. He begins work on Starz‘s American Gods and although we hear he just found himself a house for his stay while filming the upcoming series, he was really nice to stop today and spend a good 10 minutes with Fans, doing Snaps, Selfies and Autographs, genuinely absorbing all the love. We love the Snap he did with us, which he Tweeted to his amazing Fans!
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You definitely recognize him from The Hunger Games and The Help, and Georgia native Wes Chatham is back in town to film the second season of SyFy’s The Expanse in the role of Amos Burton. He was spotted doing a quick read-through with British Co-Star Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy) over lunch. The latter stars as Naomi Nagata and the series has a pretty stacked Cast including Thomas Jane, Shohreh Aghdashloo and more.
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Although he’s no longer on internationally-acclaimed Orphan Black as Paul Dierden, which just wrapped recently in the City, Dylan Bruce was spotted around town on some down time. It appears that he’s next working on a TV Film called Midnight, Texas. Despite being caught off guard a bit, he was awesome to accommodate Selfies! We met him a couple years back at Soho House and remember him being just as cool!
After 17 seasons in the NFL, Football icon Tony Gonzalez has found much success in the second act of his career as both a Television personality and now an Actor. The former Tight End for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons has the distinction of playing 14 Pro Bowls! He currently can be seen on CBS’ The NFL Today.
Gonzalez has been in and out of Toronto the past month working on his big screen debut in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. Although little is known about his role just yet. He was seen flying-in with Toni Collette who plays a bureaucrat in the C.I.A. Perhaps they will be filming scenes together? He was amazingly nice to stop for a Photo as Collette head-on over to her vehicle first and he stayed behind for a couple Selfies! Great dude!
XXX: The Return of Xander Cage continues to film in Toronto through late May. Paramount Pictures release in January 2017.
NBA All-Star Weekend has taken over Toronto for the first time ever. Kicking-off the festivities tonight at Ricoh Coliseum on CNE grounds was the much-buzzed Canada vs U.S. Mountain Dew 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, headed by captains Drake and Kevin Hart respectively. Drake tonight was given the honours of holding the key to the City based on his outstanding contributions locally.
Team Canada alas would prevail under Drake‘s guidance with a score of 74-64 with Win Butler and Tracy McGrady leading the pack.
Spotted in the audience tonight were some huge names like Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and more. The three were on the set of XXX: The Return of Xander Cage filming at the penthouse of one of the City’s most historic hotels. Wrapping just before 7, they head-on over quickly to Ricoh Coliseum, making it in time despite Fans waiting in the cold for them. It is said during halftime show, Diesel stopped to pose for Selfies with several Fans who clamoured for him, soaking-up all the adoration.
Olivia Wilde also was seen cheering Jason Sudeikis who is here promoting Jesse Owens Biopic RACE, alongside Co-Star Stephan James who played for Team Canada.
Rapper Snoop Dogg also is in-town too, leaving a trail of heartbreak this morning after no-showing at appearances on Breakfast Television and The Morning Show after a night of partying Thursday!
Meanwhile not far from the Celebrity Game, Gwen Stefani and Usher would headline an Afterparty at a specially-constructed for the occasion True North Lounge sponsored by Bell.Stefani quietly head to the venue around 9 with bodyguard picking her up from the underground of her Hotel and a trunk full of luggage. She is to appear in the first ever Live Music Video to be filmed Grammys night for her single Make Me Like You, dedicated to boyfriend and The Voice Co-Star Blake Shelton. Earlier in the day she had an Album Listening Party for upcoming Disc, This Is What the Truth Feels Like.
Other parties taking place in the City tonight included Kevin Hart‘s bash at Roy Thomson Hall, Shaquille O’Neal and Snoop Dogg are expected at Muzik Nighclub and also Amber Rose and Blac Chyna at Stadium Nightclub.
See our Snaps with NBA Megastar Chris Paul and man of the hour Kevin Hart!