Here’s your first sneak peek at S4 of STRANGER THINGS, which currently still is in production.
A love letter to the ‘80s classic genre films that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is a thrilling drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy vanishes into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are pulled into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world to a powerful yet sinister realm. Friendships will be tested and lives will be altered as what they discover will change Hawkins and possibly the world — forever.
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!
Based on the Series from Dark Horse Comics, Hellboy gets its third big screen adaptation in Neil Marshall’s upcoming reimagination. The bloodfest of a film sees Hellboy (David Harbour) and his allies up against scorned Sorceress, Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich), who could destroy the world as Hellboy finds himself amidst a battle between humans and the supernatural.
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The stars of Hellboy delivered a helluva thrill for Toronto tonight at its Canadian Premiere with David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Milla Jovovich, the latter returning to the City where several of the star-making Resident Evil films were made. The event was one of hottest tickets in town this year in Toronto with fans filling the fan pit and media lined at capacity on the Red Carpet. Fans are excited for this retelling and are ready to be wowed by what critics already are praising as phenomenal performances from both Harbour and Jovovich.
Our Team had the pleasure of chatting with Harbour and Jovovich on the Red Carpet at Scotiabank Theatre, which happened to align with the former’s birthday. Fans greeted him with Happy Birthday after arriving fashionably-late to the venue and once again he was serenaded in the theatre with a rendition led by Jovovich. An adorableMaltese named Cheeky in Jovovich‘s entourage too was there to support her under the care of a handler. The evening was followed by a Q&A with Cineplex‘s Tanner Zipchen and there even was a Hellboy cake!
Our Amanda Gilmore asks Jovovich whether she approached her role of Blood Queen as a hero or a villain.
Jovovich: “For me, she was just an amazing woman. So yes in my head she is a hero. She has very big, modern ideas about bringing the monster and human worlds together and powerful men around her just put her down in a very gruesome way. I felt that was very relevant to what’s going-on in the world today. We have more and more women in power and we have more and more men trying to bring them down. I think a lot of girls are not going to look at her as a villain, but they are going to look at the Blood Queen as someone they can relate to and someone they can look-up to in a way.
We are seeing a shift in more female action heroes and you are responsible for paving the way in your work on Resident Evil films which were made in our hometown. How does that make you feel?
Jovovich: “So many of the Resident Evil movies were made in Toronto. I feel like literally Raccoon City is Toronto!”.
“When I grew-up there literally was Sigourney Weaver and that was pretty much it. I always wondered growing-up whether there were other women that represent me. I felt that I was a strong woman and I was raised by a father who wanted a boy. I felt it bizarre that there weren’t more women doing this so I’m ecstatic that there’s so many women in Action movies today, because they’re taking leaps forward for us within the Media and the Media has a trickle effect on society.” .
Our David Baldwin asked Harbour what it was like becoming Hellboy.
Harbour: “It was extremely challenging and extremely satisfying. I’ve loved those Comics for years and years and I wanted to play a brutal, tortured Hellboy. It was extremely challenging and that’s what we did.” .
How challenging was it to wear all the prosthetics, the makeup and all the green-screening?
Harbour: “Acting – it’s kinda hard. You want to work hard and just do it. And then you put someone’s face in latex and that becomes exponentially harder with the weight of the makeup on and the movement in a different body. It was just extremely-challenging, requiring a different skill-set and I understand the whole thing in a deeper way now.”.
What can we expect from Stranger Things 3?
Harbour: “You’re gonna love it. It’s like the Summer of Love season!” .
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VVS Films release HELLBOY Friday, April 12, 2019.
(Photo/video credit: VVS Films/Mr. Will Wong/Amanda Gilmore/David Baldwin)
We’re just days away from the release of STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2. To get us into that spooky Halloween spirit, here is a First Look at some stills from the Series!
Synopsis: Stranger Things: A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Stranger Things 2: It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
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The final Trailer:
Netflix Canada stream STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2Friday, October 27, 2017.
Now in its 23rd year, FAN EXPO returned once again to Toronto this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre celebrating fandom and bringing fans close to their idols of past and future. The extravaganza continues to pull-in upwards of 129,000 people from around the world with panels, exhibits, signings and photo ops galore. There’s even Speed-Dating for the geek-minded.
Cosplayers were out in full festive force with several paying tribute to the likes of The Joker, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman and Doctor Who.
A major highlight this year was the reunion of the original ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Cast including a seldom-seen Tim Curry, who was available for photo ops and also pre-signed memorabilia. His Castmates Meat Loaf, Nell Campbell, Barry Bostwick and Patricia Quinn also made their way to Fan Expo.
A hot ticket item this weekend, selling-out, was photo ops for the Cast of STRANGER THINGS including Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo. The former also appeared with his fellow Castmates from another production in which he stars, hotly-anticipated Stephen King Remake IT, out next week.
This year, Fan Expo‘s Guest List was heavy on talent filming in the City including Cast members from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which sees a premiere on CBS this September including Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones.
Meanwhile, returning favourites Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), John Barrowman (Arrow), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Stephen Amell (Arrow), Anthony Daniels (Star Wars) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) also proved popular.
THOR: RAGNAROK EXHIBIT
Among the several dazzling displays and exhibits at Fan Expo Canada this year was an exhibit for eagerly-awaited THOR: RAGNAROK from Marvel, giving fans get an exclusive first look at the costumes and pieces seen in the Movie.
In this third Thor Movie, our hero faces his toughest villain yet, Hela played by Cate Blanchett, and her costume makes the villain even more daunting. A black and green costume with a 3D printed headpiece that resembles something similar to a creature from nightmares it truly is a sight to behold. As well the headpiece was never actually worn in the film but rather carried afterwards in very careful placement to fit the Film.
Next is Karl Urban’s Skurge and without giving away too much information about the character he seems to be a forced to be reckoned with as well. A double-sided axe that is truly remarkable accompanies his costume. As well his costume is made of actual steel and fabric, making it one of the more impressive costumes.
Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) costume takes its final form in this third Film. There are little tidbits of goodies in the costume as well, if we remember the first Avengers Film, the necklace Loki wears has a small piece in his costume this time around as an ode to that other appearance.
Next we have hotly-anticipated Jeff Goldblum’s The Grandmaster whose fabric costume is so much more impressive in person that anyone could have ever imagined. The layers of fabric and costume it self really stands out and boasts the character.
Two really cool props from Ragnarok are from the Hulk Vs Thor scenes where we get a first up close look at Hulk’s sword and hammer that he uses in the fight. These props are massive and certainly a dream come true for fans to be able to see these props up close and personal.
One of the most impressive pieces at Fan Expo’s exhibit this year was Thor’s costume itself, as it is a mish-mash of different pieces. While he is away from Asgard and fighting, he acquires different pieces of his costume and writing on his costume that shows his journey. However the most interesting piece for fans would be Thor’s helmet, which many fans have dreamed of seeing since the first Movie came out.
Photos from the THOR: RAGNAROK Exhibit. Hover cursor left and right below to navigate.
Our Justin Waldman and Siobhán Rich had the pleasure of sitting-in on some of the hottest panels at Fan Expo and deliver us that scoop!
This gorgeous star of X-Men, Taken, The Wolverine, The Blacklist, How to Get Away with Murder, The Blacklist and Hemlock Grove, the latter filmed right in our City, returns to Toronto again once again. She tells her fans at her panel about her experience working with Hugh Jackman who would go on to be in the widely-acclaimed LOGAN. “It’s impossible to envision anyone else playing that role”, she says about her Co-Star. “I’m grateful to have worked with him.”.
On Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner playing a role she helped shape in upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, she says “I think she’s amazing. She reached out to me when she got cast as Jean Grey and asked what pointers I had for her and I told her she’s amazing and to just follow your gut and that’s what she did.”.
You know you’re iconic when your Films are remade and your roles are reprised. This iconic star of Rocky Horror Picture Show and the original Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT, which is projected to make a huge splash next weekend at the Box Office, made a rare appearance at this year’s Fan Expo treating fans to an intimate panel.
On which of his projects he considers his favourites, Curry says “Well, I guess one of them is Clue where my part was as big as the Bible. I also love Muppet Treasure Island.“.
On his phenomenal voicework in Animation, he says “I love it. I’ve never been a contortionist. The day is young and one day I hope to be.”.
While he is the idol of many who attended his panel, he cites Alec Guinness as being someone he looks up to.
This star of Doctor Who, Desperate Housewives, Torchwood, Legends of Tomorrow and of course Arrow is loved by many a fan. He reflects on the fun he has had on the latter. “A lot of things happened and part of what I like to do is making people crack-up by doing something from across of them. Stephen (Amell) is really easy to crack-up”.
In what will be the most talked-about moment of Fan Expo Canada 2017, Barrowman was asked by a fan at his panel whom his best on-screen kiss was with. A fan who went by the name Montana then rushed the stage to the shock of the crowd and Barrowman, and the two embraced in a kiss which had the fan going shirtless. The crowd went ecstatic. David Tennant, his Doctor Who Co-Star was his favourite kiss, by the way!
Those of us who grew-up in the ’80s have fond memories of Turner‘s work in classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Peggy Sue Got Married, Romancing the Stone and TheJewel of the Nile. Turner reflected on her beginnings as an actress with her fans. She claims “I didn’t see many films. I always felt like Film happened to me.”. “Most of my imagination was satisfied by reading. This is how I always thought I wanted to be an actor”, she says. “This is my 40th year in my profession and it is still absolutely thrilling to be doing it. I am now entering my fourth profession and I will be doing Cabaret. I can sing.”.
In addition to its presence being felt largely this year with several fans dressed as Dr. Who, Matt Smith returned to Fan Expo once again this year. On his eventual exit from the beloved Series, Smith says “Yeah, I always knew I was going to stay for another year. Maybe I would’ve stayed on for another year. But then I thought I couldn’t get too comfortable. It’s a difficult show to leave because it’s such a brilliant character but as an actor you have to continue to do things that frighten you and make you uncomfortable.”.
Smith currently can be seen in Netflix‘s acclaimed The Crown as Philip.
See some Snaps from Fan Expo Canada 2017. Navigate by hovering cursor over left and right of gallery.
Hot off its unveiling at San Diego Comic Con, comes this fresh new Trailer for season two of STRANGER THINGS! In case you haven’t heard, some of its stars will be appearing at Fan Expo in Toronto this September!
The first trailer for Stranger Things 2 is here. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
See the Trailer:
STRANGER THINGS Season Two streams on Netflix CanadaFriday, October 27, 2017.
It is amazing how quickly STRANGER THINGS has gone on to become a global phenomenon is such a quick time! Premiering last night during the BIG GAME, this new Teaser announces that the beloved Horror Series will stream this Halloween!
A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.
Halloween is just around the corner and while it is a joy seeing all the adorable little costumes, let’s be real for a second, it’s super annoying having to pause what we’re watching on TV every time that doorbell rings! Never fret, Netflix has the perfect solution for your Halloween night viewing so that you can plan around all the ghoulish unpredictability that ensues! Get those bloody thumbs ready!
Here’s your “Pause + Effect” schedule:
Planning on staying in? Love STRANGER THINGS? Why not try these Series-inspired creations which positively look horrific and taste terrific below: