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This Life: CBC Drama Cancelled; No Season Three

It looks like This Life is ending. Recently, it was announced the CBC has cancelled the TV show after two seasons.The Canadian drama centers on Natalie Lawson (Torri Higginson), "a lifestyle columnist and single mother in her early forties whose terminal cancer diagnosis sends her on a quest to help her three teenage children get ready for the future, while trying her best to live in the now." The cast also includes Lauren Lee Smith, Rick Roberts, Kristopher Turner, James Wotherspoon, and Stephanie Janusauskas. Season two of the series finished airing this past December.Read More…
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Cracked Earns 4 Canadian Screen Award Nominations

ReelzChannel's crime drama Cracked, which just debuted its second season earlier this month, has received 3 nominations from the Canadian Screen Awards. Besides nominations for Best Original Musical Score and Best Direction for Bruce McDonald (Pontypool), actor Rick Roberts also received a nomination for his guest role as a grieving father in the episode "How the Light Gets In."

Roberts wasn't the only actor to get a nod, however, as Cracked star David Sutcliffe earned a nod for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Detective Aidan Black, a seasoned Swat officer who transfers to the Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit after showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Teamed with psychiatrist psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley (Stefanie von Pfetten) — or with Dr. Clara Malone (Brooke Nevin) as he is in Season 2 — Black investigates strange and bizarre crimes that often come with emotionally disturbed criminals.

The Canadian Screen Awards take place in March,
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Tiff 2013: ‘Relax, I’m From the Future’ does a lot with little in a funny yet heartfelt short film

Relax, I’m From the Future

Written and Directed by Luke Higginson

Canada, 2013

Time travel is a concept that has been explored in numerous movies throughout history, with varying results both commercially and critically. While the real-life technology for the endeavour remains a pipe dream, the exploration of its ramifications and effects has yet to slow down. Relax, I’m from the Future is the latest film to tackle the idea, using an innovative approach to produce a compelling short that examines the human effects of time travel.

The idea of exploring the loneliness that comes with time travel, and how it affects a person, is a fascinating one. There is no doubt that travelling through time would be a fundamental defining point in a person’s life, but to be unable to share that knowledge with anyone would doubtlessly take its toll, and Higginson’s script smartly tackles this
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Still Mine Movie Review

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Still Mine Movie Review
Title: Still Mine Samuel Goldwyn Films Director: Michael McGowan Screenwriter: Michael McGowan Cast: James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Campbell Scott, George R. Robertson Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 6/11/13 Opens: July 19, 2013 If you want to look at this picture from a political point of view, you might think it was written by a conservative Republican supported by the editors of the Wall Street Journal and by ex-President George W. Bush. Let’s add The Reform Alliance, the most conservative political party of our neighbors to the north, since this is a Canadian movie filmed mostly in rural New Brunswick with some scenes in Ontario. Writer-director McGowan [ Read More ]

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Still Mine trailer, images and poster starring James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold

Check out the trailer, photos and poster for Michael McGowan's Still Mine, starring James Cromwell, Genevieve Bujold, Campbell Scott, Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Jonathan Potts, George R. Robertson, Barbara Gordon and Zachary Bennett. The Samuel Goldwyn Films romantic drama opens in theaters from July 12th, 2013 and is both scripted and helmed by McGowan. In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in Still Mine, an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humor, Still Mine tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed
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Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS

Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.

General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

Good Morning America and Today will bring their ratings rivalry to the Emmys, where they’ll be joined by CBS Sunday Morning in the Outstanding Morning Program category.
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Daytime Emmy Nominations 2013: Ellen DeGeneres, The View & More

The nominations are in! Ellen DeGeneres, The View and General Hospital lead the pack in the 2013 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.

Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer

Rhonda Friedman, Edward J. Scott, SupervisingProducers

Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer

Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer

Cynthia J. Popp, Colleen Bell, Casey Kasprzyk, Producers

Days of Our Lives, NBC

Ken Corday, Executive Producer

Lisa de Cazotte, Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producers

Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers

Albert Alarr, Producer

General Hospital , ABC

Frank Valentini, Executive Producer

Mary-Kelly Weir,
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Toronto 2012: James Cromwell Drama 'Still' Grabbed by Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all U.S. rights to writer-director Michael McGowan’s “Still,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday. The specialty distributor plans a 2013 release. James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Campbell Scott and Jonathan Potts star in the real-life-based story of an aging man trying to build a convenient house for his ailing wife only to have to overcome a stubborn swarm of local bureaucracy. McGowan also produced, along with Jody Colero, Tamara Deverell and Avi Federgreen; Richard Hanet is an executive producer. “Michael has created an incredibly touching and triumphant film, and James Cromwell, afforded the role of a lifetime, delivers a truly remarkable performance,” said Samuel Goldwyn Films exec Peter Goldwyn. Goldwyn exec Ian Puente negotiated the deal with Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers. Samuel Goldwyn Films has recently...
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Toronto: Samuel Goldwyn Acquires ‘Still’

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Toronto: Samuel Goldwyn Acquires ‘Still’
Toronto, Canada (September 14, 2012) – Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival that the company is acquiring all U.S. rights to writer/director Michael McGowan’s Still starring Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell and Academy Award® nominee Geneviève Bujold. Both Cromwell and Bujold deliver inspired and tender performances. After decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a magnificent turn in his first lead role. Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Campbell Scott and Jonathan Potts round out the top-notch cast. Still is an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humour, Still tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder,
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Cannes 2012: Evan Ross Film Project Being Shopped At Cannes

A new independent film drama titled Overture, to be toplined by Evan Ross, is currently being shopped to potential investors and distributors at the Cannes Film Festival by the filmakers of the project. Called it a "coming of age" film, the projectm produced by Aleta Chappelle and Rick Roberts, will be written and directed by Chicago native Michael Chatien, who intends to shoot the film entirely in Chicago sometime later this year.
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James Cromwell Headlining Canadian Indie Still For Director Michael McGowan

Oscar nominee James Cromwell has joined the cast of Still, Michael McGowan.s Canadian independent film shooting currently in northern Ontario and Brunswick. Cromwell joins fellow Oscar nominee and Canadian native Geneviève Bujold (Anne of the Thousand Days, The House of Yes) to tell the story of an elderly couple forced to battle local authorities as they try and construct a home. McGowan, who opened the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival with his Score: A Hockey Musical, has assembled a cast with deep Canadian roots. In addition to Bujold, Still features Canuck actors Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart and Jonathan Potts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Representing America in the Great White Northern cast will be Campbell Scott. Anytime an indie can lure a marketable, awards-caliber star like Cromwell, it.s an instant boost to the production. This is McGowan.s fifth feature, and while he is a name in his ...
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Casting News: Suspect, Still, Resident

The Suspect

Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire") and Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy") are teaming to star in and produce the indie-thriller "The Suspect". Award-winning writer Stuart Connelly penned the script while Life Garland will direct with shooting to kick off next month.

The story follows two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn. [Source: Shadow & Act]


James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are teaming for writer/director Michael McGowan's fifth theatrical feature "Still" currently shooting in northern Ontario and New Brunswick.

The pair play an elderly couple fighting against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Jonathan Potts and Campbell Scott also star. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Resident Evil: Retribution

Johann Urb, Oded Fehr and Kevin Durand have joined the cast of next year's 3D sequel "Resident Evil: Retribution" at Screen Gems.
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Pontypool The Zombie Film You Likely Have Never Heard Of!

Pontypool is a perfect example of a film that has fallen through the cracks.  Even though this film looks awesome, it did not get the attention it deserved in the Us.

The film is from director Bruce McDonald adapted by Tony Burgess from his novel Pontypool Changes Everything. The film stars Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak and Rick Roberts.

Here is the desciption from Amazon where it is available for purchase for $12.99!

Shut up or die Shock jock Grant Mazzy (McHattie) has been kicked-off the airwaves and now works at a small-town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports pile in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking brutal acts of violence. Before long, Mazzy discovers that the behavior is actually a deadly virus being spread through language. Does he stay on the air in hopes of being rescued or,
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Jennifer Beals To Star In Hallmark's "The Night Before The Night Before Christmas"

The Hallmark Channel has already started gearing up for Christmas with their holiday movie lineup and the network is adding a new film to the list. Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals is starring in Hallmark's "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" on November 20.

Christmas is headed for an early demise after the lead Elf in the North Pole accidentally unleashes Christmas a day too soon and Santa's onboard navigation crashes St. Nick at the house of the Fox family in the middle of Suburbia.

Santa is left with a bad case of amnesia, and it's up to the family to help Santa save Christmas, while also remembering what the holidays are all about if Christmas is to get back on track across the world. Beals stars alongside Rick Roberts, Gage Munroe and Rebecca Williams.

Viewers can catch the world premiere of Hallmark Network's "The Night Before the Night Before
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93Q Summer Jam on the Island

"Summer Jam draws crowd in Central New York"

By Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net

Amid the echoes of screaming fans, performers readied themselves to take the stage at an event that helps kick off the summer season in Central New York.

The 2nd annual 93Q Summer Jam on the Island, recently took place on Paper Mill Island, Baldwinsville, drawing an audience from across Central New York.

Emceed by morning radio show hosts Ted Long and Amy Robbins, along with appearances by local radio personalities Rick Roberts, Mike Cauchon and Brandon C, the free Central New York concert series featured national recording acts singing some of their popular singles, including Taio Cruz ("Break Your Heart"), We the Kings ("We'll Be a Dream"), Charice with surprise special guest Iyaz ("Replay"), Aaron Fresh ("Spending All My Time"), Spose ("I'm Awesome") and Mayday Parade.

Like last year's event, which brought Jessie James, 3-oh!
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[DVD Review] Pontypool

Pontypool is not a zombie movie — this is the first thing director Bruce McDonald wants you to know, and something you should know before watching (zombie fanatics, you have been warned). Though they go after other humans like zombies, and (debatably) move like zombies, the infected are what McDonald describes as “Conversationalists.”

Based on the short story “Pontypool Changes Everything” by Tony Burgess (who also penned the screenplay adaptation), Pontypool follows radio host Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) and his morning crew (Lisa Houle and Georgina Reilly) during what begins as a normal, low-key Valentine’s Day morning. In a matter of hours, the day turns into a nightmare.

Traffic reporter Ken Loney (Rick Roberts) starts sending in disturbing accounts of vicious attacks around town. At first it seems like an elaborate hoax, but then it’s on the actual legitimate news, and it’s not long before hoards of the
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Holiday Movies: What's on Tonight? (12/14/09)

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Comfort & Joy)

Disney, 1:30 Pm Et

Santa Claus joins Mickey, Minnie, and their pals in this computer-animated update to Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas.

A Town Without Christmas (Mistletoe & Mayhem)

Lifetime Movie Network, 8 Pm Et

A TV reporter (Patricia Heaton) and aspiring writer (Rick Roberts) join the search for a missing boy who wrote a disturbing letter to Santa Claus.

Gotta Catch Santa Claus (Wacky Wonderland)

ABC Family, 8:30 Pm Et

A boy and his friends embark on a quest to prove that jolly old Saint Nick (William Shatner) is real. "It's jolly. It's jammin'."

What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.

And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store.

Next Showing:

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Rick Roberts | Patricia Heaton | Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
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Incredible Film4 Frightfest lineup announced!

Not only will our very own London correspondent Ben Austwick be there to cover the fest but it's one of the best lineups ever!

How about the world premier for Pa giant insect comedy Infestation? Check.

Sneak preview of La Horde? Check.

UK premier of Cannes premier Hierro? Check.

The surprisingly good Giallo, the latest from Dario Argento? Check.

The world premier of The Descent part 2? Check!

Full schedule after the break. (Yes we copied Dread Central's post. Thanks UncleCreepy!)

Main Programme - Empire 1

# Thursday 27 August

18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)

The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale,
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Film 4 FrightFest Releases Schedule

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film 4 FrightFest has released what could very well be one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place August 27th - August 31st, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

If you need any more reasons to fly across the pond check out the schedule below!

Main Programme - Empire 1

Thursday 27 August 18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)

The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale, Triangle is Smith’s best, polished and most mature work.

95 minutes Director: Christopher Smith UK/Australia 2009

Melissa George
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Pontypool Review

Is there really no escape from the living dead? Zombies have found their way to school curriculum (Max Brooks’ masterful novel World War Z can be found in the required reading section of your book store) and they have always been a part of mainstream cinema from The Night of the Living Dead right up to 28 Weeks Later. Pontypool is one of the more inspired takes on the zombie genre. The film is low budget and high concept. The zombie film, some will say, has become a tired piece of art. George Romero’s recent entries into the zombie canon (Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead) have been a far cry from his groundbreaking original visions in the late 1960’s through late 1970’s. The first 40 minutes of Pontypool marks a return to the roots of not only the zombie picture, but to horror in general. The things not seen are truly horrifying.
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