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'Undercover Grandpa': Film Review

'Undercover Grandpa': Film Review
There surely has to be a better retirement funding plan for aging actors than the likes of Erik Canuel’s Undercover Grandpa, an action-comedy that, like Bad Grandpa, gives grandparents a bad name. Starring James Caan — you might remember him from movies like The Godfather, Rollerball and Misery — and such estimable supporting players as Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr., Paul Sorvino and Jessica Walter, the film is the sort of cinematic dreck that seems to think it deserves to be graded on a curve because it’s geared toward families.

Although the veteran Caan is top-billed, the film’s real star is Dylan Everett,...
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Toronto Film:"American Gods", "Flatliners", "Taken"

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Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for September 2016, including "American Gods", "Flatliners", "Taken" and a whole lot more:

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Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle / Starz Network

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Dir.: David Slade & Various

Anon

Feature

Anon Film Prods. Canada Inc.

Prod.: Dan Bekerman

Dir.: Andrew Niccol

Jul 11 - Aug 26/16

Baroness Von Sketch Show

Season 2

TV Series

Bvss 2 Productions Ontario Inc. / Frantic Films

Prod.: Graham Ludlow, Jeff Peeler

Exec.Prod.: Jamie Brown, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen

Dir.: Yael Staav

Sep 12 - Oct 28/16

Bruno & Boots II And III

TV Movie (2)

Aircraft Pictures

Prod.: Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen

Dir.: Vivieno Caldinelli

Jul 22 -
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Toronto Film: "Taken", "Flatliners", "People Of Earth"

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for August 2016, including "Taken", "Flatliners", "People Of Earth" and a whole lot more:

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Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle / Starz Network

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Dir.: David Slade & Various

Mar. 14 – Sep 30/16

Anon

Feature

Anon Film Prods. Canada Inc.

Prod.: Dan Bekerman

Dir.: Andrew Niccol

Backstage

Season 2

TV Series

Fresh TV

Prod.: Brian Campbell

Exec. Prod.: Brian Irving,

Lara Azzopardi

Dir.: Mario Azzopardi,

Wendy Morgan, Director X, Rt!,

Warren P. Sonoda, Lara Azzopardi

Jul 5 - Aug 19/16

Bruno & Boots II And III

TV Movie (2)

Aircraft Pictures

Prod.: Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen

Dir.: Vivieno Caldinelli

Jul 22 - Sep 2

Buckout Road

Feature

Buckout Productions Ltd

Prod.
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Toronto Film: "Alias Grace", "American Gods", "Downsizing"

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for July 2016, including "Alias Grace", "American Gods", "Downsizing" and a whole lot more:

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Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

Toronto, On

American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle/Starz Network

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Dir.: David Slade & Various

Mar. 14 – Sep 30/16

Toronto, On

Anon

Feature

Anon Film Prods. Canada Inc.

Prod.: Dan Bekerman

Dir.: Andrew Niccol

Jul 11 - Aug 26/16

Toronto, On

Degrassi: Next Class

TV Series

Dhx-Degrassi Productions XVI inc.

Prods.: Michael Bawcutt

Exec. Prod.: Stephen Stohn,

Linda Schulyer, Sarah Gilinski,

Matt Huether

Dir: various

May 16 - Aug 11/16

Toronto, On

Designated Survivor

Season 1

TV Series

Designated 1 Ltd.

Prod.: David Guggenheim

Exec. Prod.: David Guggenheim

Dir.: various

July 25 - Nov 30/16

Toronto,
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Toronto Film: "Downsizing", "Flatliners", "It"

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for June 2016, including "Downsizing", "Flatliners:, "It" and a whole lot more:

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American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle / Starz Network

Executive Producers: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Mar. 14 – Sep 30 /16

American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle / Starz Network

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Mar. 14 – Sep 30 /16

American Gothic

TV Series

Amblin /CBS Studios

Feb 29 - Jul 1/16

Anon

Feature

Anon Film Prods. Canada Inc.

Prod.: Dan Bekerman

Jul 11 - Aug 26 / 16

Blood And Water

TV Series

Wu Project Productions Inc.

Prod: Paula Smith, Audrey Velichka

May 9 – Jun 2 / 16

Degrassi: Next Class

TV Series

Dhx-Degrassi Productions XVI inc.

Prods.: Michael Bawcutt

Exec. Prod.: Stephen Stohn,

Linda Schulyer, Sarah Gilinski,

Matt Huether

May 16 - Aug 11 / 16

Designated Survivor

TV Pilot

Designated 1 Ltd.

Prod.: Amy Harris,

David Guggenheim

Exec. Prod.: Amy Harris,

David Guggenheim

Mar.
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Us Briefs: Zag, 1492 line up '12/24'

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Plus: Telefilm Canada announces 12 Cfff productions; and Arielle Boisvert on the rise at Brightlight Entertainment

Zag has joined forces with Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment on the live-action-animation hybrid 12/24.

Matt Lieberman wrote the screenplay from an original idea by David Guggenheim, who will produce with Madhouse Entertainment. Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe will produce for 1492 Pictures.

12/24 (pictured) follows two brothers who try to prove the existence of Father Christmas and set an elaborate trap on Christmas Eve.

Telefilm Canada has raised more than C$8m (Usd 5.9m) to produce 12 english-language films through its Canada Feature Film Fund (Cfff), writes Angela Lee. The films are: Martine Blue’s Hunting Pignut; Aising Walsh’s Maudie; Bruce McDonald’s nineteenseventysomething; Jay Baruchel’s Goon: Last Of The Enforcers; Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams; Barnet Bain’s Milton’s Secret; Erik Canuel’s Operation Insanity; Joey Klein’s The Other Half; Jeremy Torrie’s Juliana And The Medicine Fish; [link
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’19-2: Complete Series One’ DVD Review

Stars: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Dan Petronijevic, Benz Antoine, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Conrad Pla, Maxim Roy, Bruce Ramsay, Laurence Leboeuf | Directed by Louis Choquette, Erik Canuel, Daniel Grou

19-2? Precinct 19, Car 2. It’s simple as that. A series title that upholds a long-standing tradition of cop shows throughout the years that use designators in their titles, from the likes of Car 54 Where Are You? to the more recent 10-8: Officers on Duty. 19-2 also continues the more modern tradition of the gritty cop drama, heavily influenced by the likes of cable TV dramas The Shield and The Wire – with the same hardened sensibilities, only this time with a Canadian twist…

Interestingly, 19-2 – as seen on this DVD – is not the original version of the show. This particular iteration of the cop drama is actually an Englich-language remake of the series, which was originally set in Montreal and filmed entirely in French.
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Paul Sorvino, James Caan, Jessica Walter to Star in Indie ‘From Here to Infirmity’ (Exclusive)

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Paul Sorvino, James Caan, Jessica Walter to Star in Indie ‘From Here to Infirmity’ (Exclusive)
Paul Sorvino, James Caan and Jessica Walter are set to star in indie thriller “From Here to Infirmity,” TheWrap has learned. The film follows Jake, a teenager who teams up with his badass grandfather Lou and his old war buddy, Smitty, to rescue the girl he loves from a bad guy. Sorvino will play Smitty while Caan will play Jake’s grandfather. Also Read: 58 Eye-Popping Portraits From TheWrap's Toronto Film Festival Studio (Exclusive Photos) The film will be directed by Erik Canuel. Produced by Arnie Zipursky, Bob Clark, and Jeff Sackman, the script was written by Jeffrey Alan Schechter. Sorvino
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Frontières 2015: The Brussels Market Lineup And Montreal Submissions Now Open

The Frontières International Co-Production Market makes the first of two stops this year at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The European edition of the market takes place during the festival from April 9th through the 11th. Frontières previously announced the first title to make the cut and participate in the market, Érik Canuel's On The Threshold, from Quebec, Canada. We can share with you the other titles looking for possible production partnerships. Along with the announcement of the Brussels lineup Frontières is now taking submissions for the fourth North American edition. It runs during the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal from July 23rd through 26th and I will be in attendance with bells on. Accreditation is now open for the Brussels market. You can go here...

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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

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Second European edition of genre co-production market to feature two extra spotlights in addition to its 17-strong line-up.

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its second European edition, taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival from April 9-11.

This year sees an expanded Frontières line-up which will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. In addition, it will include a Market Spotlight, featuring projects co-presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur and the European Genre Forum at Tallinn Black Nights, and a Seeking Director spotlight which will involved three projects in development.

The 17-strong Frontières line-up features the already-announced Érik Canuel’s On the Threshold (an English-language remake of Sur Le Seuil) alongside new projects from directors Alexandre O. Philippe, Casey Walker and John Harrison, and producers Carole Scotta and Andrew D. Corkin.

It also features Eugene Garcia’s Jessie’s Demons, the new project
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Lunchbox, '71 producers selected for Omdc's Iff

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Forty Canadian and international producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.Scroll down for full list of projects

The ninth-annual International Financing Forum (Iff), a feature co-financing market for English-language projects, will run Sept 7-8 during Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).

The two-day event includes one-on-one meetings, an industry panel discussion, roundtable meetings, a networking luncheon, and a producers’ opening night networking reception.

Iff partners include Telefilm Canada, UK Trade and Investment (Ukti), and Toronto Film Commission & Entertainment Industries.

Among this year’s international projects are:

The Lunchbox producer Guneet Monga with sci-fi drama Punha, starring Kanal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory;

Land Ho! producers Mynette Louie and Sara Murphy reteaming with director Aaron Katz on Settlers;

former Screen International Future Leader Sol Bondy of Germany’s One Two Films with Us-based Jennifer Fox with her thriller The Tale to star Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn and [link
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‘Bad Hair Day’: Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker to Star in Disney Channel Original Movie

Disney Channel stars Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”) and Leigh-Allyn Baker (“Good Luck Charlie”) will co-star in the network’s new original movie, “Bad Hair Day,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Set to premiere in 2015, the comedic buddy adventure will star Marano as a high school tech whiz who’s bound and determined to be crowned prom queen. But, on the big day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, starting with her sudden and epically uncontrollable hair and her once lovely but now destroyed prom dress. She soon comes to rely on a down on her luck cop (Baker) who’s in pursuit of a missing necklace that the teen unwittingly has in her possession. Prom day goes from bad to mad as the pair is pursued by a dogged jewel thief (Christian Campbell) on a wild ride across the city.

Baker is also executive producing the movie, which will
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Christopher Plummer is a mischievous delight as the great John Barrymore

Hot on the heels of Plummer’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar™ for Beginners last year, the octogenarian star of stage and screen delivers his most affecting performance yet. Barrymore was released theatrically by By Experience and Image Entertainment in New York and Los Angeles in November of 2012. The Los Angeles Times then enthused, “Christopher Plummer is a mischievous delight as the great John Barrymore, intent on a stage comeback.” Barrymore was also recently nominated for two Prism Awards including Performance in a Feature Film. The screen version of the William Luce play by the same name, Barrymore had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. It was adapted by writer-director Érik Canuel from the 1996 Broadway production for which Plummer won a Tony™ Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in 1997. Plummer, 82, has long had a fascination with the title character, and it shows. The Village Voice exclaimed,
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Academy Award-nominated, African-set Child Warrior Drama Tops Genie Awards 'Replacement'

Canadian Screen Awards 2013 nominations: War Witch rules The Genie Awards are dead, long live the Canadian Screen Awards! Well, in truth, the Genie Awards aren’t exactly dead; they’ve just been transmogrified, along with Canadian television’s Gemini Awards, into the aforementioned Canadian Screen Awards, organized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. But Genie or Canadian Screen, once again a Québécois production dominates the nominations roster. (Photo: Rachel Mwanza in Kim Nguyen’s War Witch.) Kim Nguyen’s Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee Rebelle / War Witch, the story of a (very) young African rebel fighter, received a total of 12 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Berlin Film Festival’s Best Actress Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), and Best Original Screenplay (Nguyen). War Witch follows in the heels of recent Quebec-made Genie Award powerhouses and eventual Best Picture winners such
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Blu-ray Review: Being Human: The Complete Second Season

Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama

Creators: Anna Fricke and Jeremy Carver, based on the original UK version by Toby Whithouse

Directors: Adam Kane, Charles Binamé, Erik Canuel, Jeremiah S. Chechik, Jerry Ciccoritti

Cast: Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath, Mark Pellegrino

Summary:

Being human: nobody ever said it was easy. But when you’re a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, like the three twenty-something roommates of Being Human, it may be completely impossible. The second season of Being Human picks up as Aidan (Sam Witwer), Sally (Meaghan Rath) and Josh (Sam Huntington) continue to struggle with their supernatural double lives. By turns frightening, witty, and romantic, Being Human continues to explore what it means to be human through the eyes of these outsiders.

Being Human – Season 2 Trailer – “Monster”

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If you’re new to this series, or maybe even if you aren’t,
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Bullet in the Face (2012)

Directed by Erik Canuel

Written and produced by Alan Spencer

Featuring Max Williams, Neil Napier, Kate Kelton, Jessica Steen, Eddie Izzard, Eric Roberts

This new IFC original series from Alan Spencer is far darker, more violent, and mind-bending than his classic comedic 80s series Sledge Hammer!.

Set in a city called Bruteville, which is neither American nor European but vaguely both, Bullet in the Face is a grim and violent study of modern film noir in explicit graphic novel style. Far darker and more brutal than most comedies, Bullet in the Face utilizes a sleazy cast of characters covering the tropes of crime stories: the tough-as-nails, brassy female police commissioner; the true-blue cop mourning the death of his partner; the eccentric and fabulously wealthy crime lord; the mysterious, deceitful femme fatale.

And yet it is a comedy. Career criminal Gunter Vogler is shot in the face by his girlfriend, hitman (hitwoman?
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Bullet In The Face TV Show Teaser Trailer: Max Williams, Neil Napier

Bullet in the Face Trailer. Erik Canuel‘s Bullet in the Face TV show teaser trailer stars Max Williams, Neil Napier, Kate Kelton, Jessica Steen, and Eddie Izzard. Bullet in the Face‘s plot synopsis: “Following a botched jewel heist, sociopath criminal Gunter Vogler awakens in a hospital, surrounded by cops, his head wrapped in bandages. When the [...]

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Director Érik Canuel on Christopher Plummer and Barrymore

John Barrymore is not just Drew Barrymore’s grandfather. He was a popular actor who appeared in a dozen of films and theatre plays before he died in 1942. In William Luce’s Barrymore stage play, Christopher Plummer plays John Barrymore as an actor struggling to make a comeback and regain his lost fame. Director Érik Canuel combined theatre and cinema in his adaptation, which was presented last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) and premieres at select theatres May 23rd.

Cineplex spoke with Érik Canuel, the director behind La loi du cochon, Le dernier tunnel and the highly successful English and French-language cross-over Bon Cop, Bad Cop.

Discover what it takes to bring Barrymore to the big screen. Hit the jump to read the interview!
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Director Érik Canuel on Christopher Plummer and Barrymore

John Barrymore is not just Drew Barrymore’s grandfather. He was a popular actor who appeared in a dozen of films and theatre plays before he died in 1942. In William Luce’s Barrymore stage play, Christopher Plummer plays John Barrymore as an actor struggling to make a comeback and regain his lost fame. Director Érik Canuel combined theatre and cinema in his adaptation, which was presented last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) and premieres at select theatres May 23rd.

Cineplex spoke with Érik Canuel, the director behind La loi du cochon, Le dernier tunnel and the highly successful English and French-language cross-over Bon Cop, Bad Cop.

Discover what it takes to bring Barrymore to the big screen. Hit the jump to read the interview!
See full article at Cineplex »

Director Érik Canuel on Christopher Plummer and Barrymore

John Barrymore is not just Drew Barrymore’s grandfather. He was a popular actor who appeared in a dozen of films and theatre plays before he died in 1942. In William Luce’s Barrymore stage play, Christopher Plummer plays John Barrymore as an actor struggling to make a comeback and regain his lost fame. Director Érik Canuel combined theatre and cinema in his adaptation, which was presented last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) and premieres at select theatres May 23rd.

Cineplex spoke with Érik Canuel, the director behind La loi du cochon, Le dernier tunnel and the highly successful English and French-language cross-over Bon Cop, Bad Cop.

Discover what it takes to bring Barrymore to the big screen. Hit the jump to read the interview!
See full article at Cineplex »
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