[sz-youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE2u_N8g6cs#t=44″ /] Toronto-based visual effects company Intelligent Creatures shared a making-of video of the clonetastic four-clone dance in the Orphan Black season two finale. In Felix’s loft, dying seestra… Read More »VFX: ORPHAN BLACK’s Four-Clone Dance in Season 2 Finale
Canada’s most popular murder mystery returned Monday night with more season seven cases, but it will be hard to top the period drama’s crossover episode last… Read More »WINTER PREMIERE: MURDOCH MYSTERIES with Yannick Bisson on CBC
When Crime is out of Control. The Only Solution isn’t Human. Who is in Control? Man or Machine? [sz-youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INmtQXUXez8″ /] Joel Kinnaman is the… Read More »TRAILER: Joel Kinnaman in ROBOCOP Remake
The 3D RoboCop reboot starring Joel Kinnaman joins The Amazing Spiderman 2 and others for a Sony/Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con in the biggest… Read More »COMIC-CON SKED: ROBOCOP Panel With Joel Kinnaman
Crimes of Mike Recket is about failed real estate agent Mike Recket (Nicholas Lea) whose beautiful, pampered wife Jasleen (Agam Darshi) has dumped him and barred access to their daughter. In a bid to solve his money woes, he tries to scam widow Leslie Kemper (Gabrielle Rose) so that when she goes missing, Recket becomes the lead detective (Paul Skrudland)’s prime suspect in her disappearance.
Agam Darshi, (below) won a Leo for her supporting performance in the film. Her next project: a co-starring role as tech expert Khali Bhatt in upcoming Toronto crime drama Played. Darshi was on stage at the CTV Upfront last week in Toronto, where the thirteen-episode series is filming from early May through September.
When Crime is out of Control. The Only Solution isn’t Human. Joel Kinnaman is the critically-wounded cop Alex Murphy who returns to the Detroit police force… Read More »SHOOT: Joel Kinnaman as ROBOCOP in Big Night Shoot at Vancouver Convention Centre – Updated
Published April 25, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome
How do you survive in a frozen world? The next ice age forces humans underground in Canadian sci-fi thriller The Colony, which opens nationwide tomorrow. Directed by Vancouver’s own Jeff Renfroe, The Colony explores what happens when hunger and desperation below an icy surface lead to the kind of savage, animalistic behaviour we’ve seen shades of in real-word disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
Reluctant hero Sam (Kevin Segers) accompanies Colony 7’s leader Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) on an expedition to the only other known outpost Colony 5 after receiving a distress call. Briggs leaves his below-ground colony at the mercy of hardass Mason (Bill Paxton) who’s itching to impose his own harsh regime where the sick are executed at the first sign of illness. “You’re a dick,” yelled a woman beside me at an advance screening. Deservedly so. But what the expedition find at Colony 5 is so much worse than Mason: wild, feral survivors who’ve lost their humanity completely.
How do you film a frozen world? Jeff Renfroe shot his $16 million feature in twenty-eight days in North Bay and Toronto, Ontario. On the first day of filming outside in North Bay, crew battled -30 temperatures which froze the camera lenses. Watching them fight the cold and pull it off, Bill Paxton dubbed the Colony crew “film animals”. Laurence Fishburne called another North Bay shoot the toughest location he’d ever seen. Weren’t you in Apocalypse Now?, Renfroe reminded the actor. Yes, Fishburne replied, but North Bay still ranked as his toughest. The frozen surface is almost all VFX. Colony crew shovelled snow into an airplane hangar, surrounded the set with green screens and shot through an open doorway.
- Kevin Zegers and Laurence Fishburne in The Colony. Courtesy of EOne Films.
- Laurence Fishburne, Director Jeff Renfroe and Kevin Zegers. Courtesy of EOne Films.
Published January 11th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome Beware tele-marketers. Consumer advocacy show Marketplace has its winter launch tonight at 8 p.m. on the CBC… Read More »PREMIERE: MARKETPLACE Has Your Back Tonight on CBC
Published January 8th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome
Published January 7, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome