For any kid who grew-up in the ’90s, the popularity of THE MIGHTY DUCKS was unavoidable. The Franchise consisting of three films centered on an Attorney named Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) whom after being pulled-over for drunk driving, finds himself again in coaching hockey as community service, to a team of perennial losers.
The legacy continues with a Vancouver-shot revival TV Series coming next week to Disney+. And guess what? Estevez will reprise his role once again as we meet a new generation of players. Add to that fan favourite Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) who joins as Alex, a single mom who encourages her son to form a new team comprised of underdogs.
Among the stars of this ten-episode Series is young Vancouver-based Actor Kiefer O’Reilly who plays Logan and the character also happens to be Canadian. Filming took place during the Pandemic in Vancouver and now is ready to be seen. Our David Baldwin had the opportunity to chat with O’Reilly about his role and what The Mighty Ducks means to him. And also, he’s asked what it’s like to work with legendary Emilio Estevez.
The 14-year-old Actor tells us he actually has a Hockey background and that he had to unlearn how to skate for the role of Logan.
O’Reilly: “I played hockey when I was younger, so I grew up with this. All the inside jokes we had and everything came together and it was super super-fun.”.
“I actually had ‘negative preparation’. I hard to learn not to skate because my character can’t skate at all. So they actually taught me different techniques new players begin with – how they balance and that sort of stuff.”.
David asks him O’Reilly about working with veterans like Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham.
O’Reilly: “Emilio is a really great guy. He’s super sweet, down-to-earth and amazing. Lauren‘s also super-super talented, like a second mom she takes care of everyone on-set. It’s so awesome.”.
The young Actor is asked about his favourite memory of THE MIGHTY DUCKS.
O’Reilly: “My favourite moment is the Triple Deke (a legendary move when you have to score in a shootout) at end of the Movie. That was insane! Three- year-old me was losing my mind!”.
We ask O’Reilly what he thinks the audience will take away from THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS“.
O’Reilly: “I hope the audience sees nostalgia and a new generation that all these kids can hold onto.”.
O’Reilly also reveals a fun idea Estevez had for the Show, which didn’t make the cut. See our Chat below:
O’Reilly also is on Twitter: @Kiefer_OReilly.
THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS arrives Friday, March 26, 2021 on Disney+.
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At long last, a new Trailer for upcoming Mighty Ducks Reboot, THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS, coming soon to Disney+!
In the 10-episode season set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
See the Trailer:
THE MIGHT DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS arrives on Disney+ Friday, March 26, 2021.
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They’re back! THE MIGHTY DUCKS sees a reboot in this new upcoming Disney+ Series. And best of all Emilio Estevez will reprise his role as Gordon Bombay! Check-out this brand-new Teaser!
n the 10-episode season set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors including Brady Noon , Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts.
See the Teaser:
THE MIGHTY DUCKS arrives on Disney+ Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Some recognizable faces are in Toronto today at Scotiabank Arena for WE DAY. The We Movement is a coalition of organizations which band together to enable change and progression with a focus on youth. Various speakers and performers have been engaged to appear at the Toronto edition of the day, which tours other cities including New York, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Appearing this year in Toronto are the likes of James Arthur, Emilio Estevez, David Suzuki, Johnny Orlando, Jenna Ortega, Connor Franta, Penny Oleksiak and more.
See some snaps:
More on We Day Toronto here: https://www.we.org/en-CA/our-work/we-day/we-day-events/we-day-toronto.
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Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
After premiering earlier this year in Santa Barbara, Writer/Producer/Director/Star Emilio Estevez has brought The Public to TIFF. Stuart (Estevez) is a supervisor at the Cincinnati Public Library. One cold evening, homeless Jackson (Michael K. Williams) stages a sit-in with a large number of other homeless patrons. They refuse to leave, and after the doors are barricaded shut, news of the situation quickly reaches the police and local television media – and only becomes bigger from there.
Estevez admirably tackles a number of topics and ideas within The Public. But from the very beginning, the Film has trouble honing in on where to properly focus. The sit-in that forms the crux of the Plot does not take place until nearly 45-minutes into two-hour Film, and everything that comes afterwards feels very long and drawn-out. The sprawling Ensemble Cast do the best with what they are given (especially Williams and Christian Slater as a slimy mayoral candidate), but many are cast aside after they serve their characters’ purpose. With some choice edits, The Public could easily become a much stronger Film.
The Public screens on Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 PM at Roy Thomson Hall, Monday, September 10 at 10:30AM at Winter Garden Theatre, and Friday, September 14 at 4:15PM at Elgin Theatre.
Before Mean Girls, before Easy A, before The DUFF came THE BREAKFAST CLUB. If you didn’t grow-up in the ’80s or if you simply want to re-live the magic of one of the greatest Teen Films of all time, now is your chance! In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the Shermer High School-set Dramedy which defined a Generation, will be showing for two days only – Saturday, March 21, 2015 and Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in theatres across Canada. This opportunity is brought to us by Cineplex Front Row Centre Events.
We want to you to see THE BREAKFAST CLUB on the Big Screen once again! To enter to win a pair of Tickets, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will on Facebook!
See the Trailer:
The 30th Anniversary Edition of THE BREAKFAST CLUB is now available on DVD/Blu-ray. More here.
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Join the conversation using the Hashtag #BREAKFASTCLUB30!
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