Canada Day only comes once a year and what better way to appreciate this northern paradise than with a movie that takes place within our borders. After all the eating, drinking, barbecuing, and partying, it's nice to kick back, relax, and take in a Canadian classic. We've got a list of some pretty great ones! So take a gander below and check out a few movies that take place close to home.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Based on Canadian Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular graphic novel series, director Edgar Wright condensed a seven-part saga into one epic, Toronto-set film. From notable places like Casa Loma, concert venues like Lee's Palace, and famous intersections like Bloor and
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Two days ago, the legal marijuana company OrganiGram, a New Brunswick-based licensed producer, partnered with TBS Productions, the company run by Smith, Tremblay and Wells. Though OrganiGram is currently focused on medical marijuana, they’re preparing for the anticipated recreational legalization in Canada. The two companies plan to brand and package marijuana with OrganiGram handling distribution.
(As shocking as and less funny than a novelty hand buzzer, Swearnet also tallies 76 "shits" and 79 "cocks," according to its marketing material.) Unlike the perpetually wasted Nova Scotia dirtbags they play in the mockumentary franchise Trailer Park Boys, bafflingly successful stars and co-writers Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, and Mike Smith here portray ego-fueled fantasy caricatures of their real selves.
They're tired of signing so many autographs, the women in their lives are either sub...
Here are this September's can't miss releases:
1The Longest Week
Tagline: She had him at 'I'm your best friend's girlfriend.'
An audition gone horribly wrong leaves actor Julius Warner blacklisted by the cities most powerful casting agent. Pushed to the edge after blowing his career, and finding his girlfriend in bed with another man, he turns to his protein addicted wanna-be-rapper older brother Jackhammer, and is thrust
TV takes spotlight this month, with the latest full seasons of "The Walking Dead," "New Girl," "The League," "The Blacklist," "Arrow," "Bones," and "Parks and Recreation" primed and ready for streaming before their fall premieres. And fans still mourning the loss of "How I Met Your Mother" (in more ways than one) can rewatch the ninth and final season to their heart's content. Ah, memories. Showtime's recently departed "Californication" can be seen in its entirety (Seasons 1 -7) as well, starting September 1. That's a lot of TV.
Movie fans have plenty to look forward to from Netflix in September, too. Sam Raimi's undersung 1998 thriller "A Simple Plan" hits the streaming service September
The Boys are back -- but not in the roles you're used to.
In "Swearnet," John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith play themselves -- three guys burnt out on the idea of being known solely as the Trailer Park Boys, who want to try something new.
That something new is Swearnet, a website/streaming video network showcasing the mischief and debauchery that only the Boys could get up to. Yes, it exists in real life, and "Swearnet" the movie is a fictional rundown of how the idea began.
For those of you unfamiliar with Tremblay, Wells and Smith, please be advised the video is not for the weak -- there is so much swearing it's pretty much every second word. Sometimes every word. Plus, we meet "Swearnet" mascot Swearman, who's ... oh, you have to see for yourself.
Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller
Directed by David Slade
Aired May 23rd, 2014
“I let you know me… see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn’t want it.” – Hannibal Lecter
If there’s such thing as arthouse television, Hannibal‘s second season is it, a thirteen-hour fever dream of blood, orchestral music, and psychological mind games. Above all, it was a cinematic tragedy, a symbolically-rich tale of a man courting the devil and (most likely) living to tell about it, set against the backdrop of television’s most arresting visual palette.
“Mizumono” is the sweet, sweet cherry on the top of Hannibal‘s breathtaking sophomore effort, a dramatic crescendo catalyzed by one small mistake made on Will’s part: leaving the scent of Freddie Lounds on himself before visiting Hannibal. When Lecter realizes what Will has done, his heart breaks and Hannibal dares
Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights to Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It.
The third instalment of the film series, based on the popular TV show of the same name, will see all of the characters return for another ride through Canada after Julian (John Paul Tremblay) comes up with a plan to get rich.
Having distributed the first two films, Screen Media plans a Sept 5, 2014 nationwide theatrical release accompanied by a day-and-date VoD platform release.
Suzanne Blech, president at Screen Media, commented: “We’re very excited to bring Julian, Ricky and Bubbles back to the big screen in the Us. We know their fan base has been eager to see what kind of trouble they get into next.”
The deal was negotiated by Blech and Seth Needle, director of acquisitions
Swearnet: The Movie comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith, Patrick Roach, Tom Green, Scott Thompson, Mishael Morgan, Jessica Rimmer. The film is directed by Warren P. Sonoda.
After taking a brief hiatus from the world of cinema, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles have returned to tell the story of how they all found their way back to each other. At the start of the movie, things aren't looking good: Bubbles is living under J-Rock's porch, Julian is selling "clean" pee for drug tests, and Ricky is relatively successful with his marijuana grow-op business -- until the Canadian government says they're contemplating legalizing the drug, thus rendering his livelihood obsolete.
Moviefone Canada caught up with the boys at their Toronto hotel to talk about "Don't Legalize It," Toronto Mayor Rob Ford running for re-election, and their thoughts on Justin Bieber's legal troubles.
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"...out of jail and broke, 'Julian' concocts an outrageously greasy scheme to get rich and, to make it even greasier, he will have to deliver his product to his arch-enemy, 'Cyrus', who's waiting in Montreal to close the dirty deal. Meanwhile, the dope growing business run by 'Ricky' is under a major threat when the government announces a plan to legalize marijuana, so he heads to Ottawa to make an impassioned plea - in the way only Ricky can - 'Say No to Decriminalization'.
"'Bubbles' reluctantly joins them on his own quest to
Meryl Streep will star in Ricky And The Flash, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme. “Story follows an old fading rockstar, played by Streep, who after years of being estranged from her children, finally tries to reconnect as one of them goes through an ugly divorce.”
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“Jared Padalecki Pretends To Pee On Jensen Ackles While Shooting Supernatural.” Like Jesus on a piece of toast, we see what we want to see.
Many fall for fake ‘Jeff Gordon is gay’ article on satirical website.
E! has released its upcoming slate of original programming, and most of it will have you weeping for humanity. But we will have a reality special about Lance Bass: “This wedding special follows
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