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Dan Aykroyd to Guest on TV Comedy 'Workin' Moms'

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is making a rare TV appearance in his native Canada.

Aykroyd will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the Canadian sitcom Workin' Moms.' He plays the father of Kate, the lead character (Catherine Reitman).

The appearance comes during the first season of the Canadian CBC comedy about four young women in a judgmental mommies group who form an unlikely friendship.

Reitman — who is writing, directing and starring in the series — earlier added Philip Sternberg, Wynonna Earp star Ryan Belleville, Dennis Andres, Olunike Adeliyi and Kevin Vida to the cast.

The comedy, executive produced by Reitman and...
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DVD Review – A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

A Christmas Horror Story, 2015.

Directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban and Brett Sullivan.

Starring William Shatner, Rob Archer, Michelle Nolden, George Buza, Jeff Clarke, Shannon Kook, Adrian Holmes, Percy Hynes White, Orion John, Zoé De Grand Maison, Amy Forsyth, Alex Ozerov and Olunike Adeliyi.

Synopsis:

A radio show host narrates four interwoven horror stories, all set on Christmas Eve.

Attempting to do for Christmas what Trick ‘r Treat did for Halloween, A Christmas Horror Story is an anthology movie that follows the lead set by the aforementioned Trick ‘r Treat and intertwines its stories, breaking off from one particular group of people’s circumstances and switching to another, and then to another, and then back again. There are four stories altogether, all set in the town of Bailey Downs (a reference to the town in Ginger Snaps and Orphan Black) on Christmas Eve and held together by local radio DJ
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Telefilm Canada Supports New Feature Films

Telefilm Canada has confirmed its financial support of nearly $13 million of Canadian tax payers' money towards the production of nine English-language feature films through the 'Canada Feature Film Fund', although there doesn't seem to be anything culturally 'Canadian' about most of their selections, other than the crews that will be working on them.

Among the films receiving money include a psycho horror with a demonic 'Santa Claus', a bio pic about a former Queen of Sweden, the 'relationship' between 'James Dean' and a photographer, a thriller involving a Satanic child abuse sex ring, and an inflatable Sex Doll drug smuggling story:

The films are "After the Ball" (Sean Garrity), "A Christmas Horror Story" (Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey, Brett Sullivan), "Aloft" (Claudia Llosa), "A Worthy Companion" (Jason Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez), "Life" (Anton Corbijn), "Regression" (Alejandro Amenabar), "Rest Home" (Michael Rowe), "The Girl King" (Mika Kaurismäki) and "Zoom" (Pedro Morelli
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TV Review: “Being Human” Season 2, Episode 7 “The Ties That Blind”

TV Review: “Being Human” Season 2, Episode 7 “The Ties That Blind”
Worst. Manicurist. Ever.

Being Human Air Date: 2/27/2012 “The Ties That Blind”

Aidan’s running through the woods and bumps into fellow vampire Atlee: four wolves are after him. They run away faster. Cut to the morning with Nora and Josh waking up in the same woods, naked and caked in blood and dirt, making a convincing case for cameos in The Hangover 3. And bam, that’s how you start an episode.

A long time coming, but the rest of the vampire community is finally sniffing around Hegeman’s (Mother’s second in command) disappearance and murder. Viewers know Nora killed Hegeman during her first turn in the season premiere, and Mother’s lackey Atlee (Kyle Gatehouse) comes to Aidan at the hospital to imply that not only was Aidan involved but promises consequences should no progress be made in their pursuit of vengeance.

Last week, disregarding Aidan’s advice, Josh
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TV Review: “Being Human” Season 2, Episode 6 “Mama Said There’d Be Decades Like These”

TV Review: “Being Human” Season 2, Episode 6 “Mama Said There’d Be Decades Like These”
Being HumanMama Said There’d Be Decades Like These” Air Date: 2/20/2012

We need new shirt slogans.

Decades from now we will look back at this episode as the day when Marikym Hervieux made her sterling debut as Female Blood Whore #1. Or maybe not. A week after Nora joined Brynn and Connor’s wolfpack, she has since left Josh in lurch, ditching him entirely. Sally, taking a break from her addiction to possession, finds her Dad (Joseph Antaki) in the hospital mourning the impending loss of her mother Rena (Rahnuma Panthaky). Aidan is haunted by the vision of his maker and mentor Bishop (TV’s ubiquitous Mark Pellegrino) while reuniting with his own son and creation Henry after 80 years of radio silence.

When Josh alerts Sally about Rena, she watches and wistfully remembers idealized family time as her Mom slowly dies and her Dad sits resolutely by his wife’s side.
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'French Immersion' In Theatres July 1

The teaser of the upcoming Canadian comedy French Immersion, which will be directed by Kevin Tierney, is now online. The film will be released on Canada Day, which means on July 1rst.

The film was shot in St-Césaire, Québec.

The story takes place in the fictitious small town of Saint-Isidore-du-Coeur-de-Jésus. The inhabitants of the town will welcome for two weeks a group made of four English Canadians and an American from New York in order to give them a "French immersion". While they live with their adoptive family, the five WASPs must follow one rule: not to speak English during their stay.

However, any of the Wasp who manages to escape to their French school's iron fist go in the town's new Indian (as in India) restaurant. In fact, they feel free to speak English. However, the five WASPs learn that every inhabitants of the town are, in actuality, spies
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Preview of 'Flashpoint' Interactive Game

Yesterday, CTV, a Canadian TV network, released online a video that gives you the preview of the interactive game that is available on Flashpoint's official web site. The goal of this game is to give you a look of how it feels to be in a member of an elite tactical unit.

For those who don't know, Flashpoint is a Canadian drama about a team of the tactical unit of Toronto's police department. It stars Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Enrico Colantoni, Sergio Di Zio, Michael Cram and Olunike Adeliyi.

Finally, the show's third season will premiere in Canada on August 6 at 10 Pm on CTV. Moreover, a fourth season has been ordered by CTV and no American premiere date has been confirmed for Flashpoint's third season on CBS.
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Season 3 of 'Flashpoint' Premieres Aug. 6 on CTV

At last, CTV, a Canadian TV network, has announced that Flashpoint's third season will premiere on Friday, August 6 at 10 Pm. Moreover, the network has also revealed juicy details about the first two episodes of Flashpoint.

This Canadian show follows a tactical unit of the Toronto's police department (Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Enrico Colantoni, Sergio Di Zio, Michael Cram and Olunike Adeliyi).

In the first episode entitled "Severed Ties", Maggie Perrello (Kelly Rowan) was the perfect mother until an addiction to prescription meds spiraled out of control. It cost Maggie a stint in jail, and the loss of her beloved daughters Becky and Riley into foster care. Now she’s out of jail, clean and sober, and yearns to bring her children home but when Maggie discovers that she can’t have her kids back, she turns desperate and kidnaps Becky and Riley.

In the second episode
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Pictures On the Set of 'French Immersion'

Yesterday, the first images of the upcoming Canadian comedy French Immersion made their appearance on the web site Lecinema.ca. Note that these pictures were taken on the set of the film in St-Césaire, Quebec.

The story takes place in the fictitious small town of Saint-Isidore-du-Coeur-de-Jésus. The inhabitants of the town will welcome for two weeks a group made of four English Canadians and an American from New York in order to give them a "French immersion". While they live with their adoptive family, the five WASPs must follow one rule: not to speak English during their stay.

However, any of the Wasp who manages to escape to their French school's iron fist go in the town's new Indian (as in India) restaurant. In fact, they feel free to speak English. However, the five WASPs learn that every inhabitants of the town are, in actuality, spies who constantly keep an eye on them.
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CTV Orders a 4th Season of 'Flashpoint' Before the Broadcast of the 3rd Season

A few months ago, Starz, an American premium cable network, surprisingly announced the renewal of Spartacus: Blood and Sand for a second season before the broadcast of the first season. Now, CTV, a Canadian private TV network, announced that it has renewed its hit action TV series Flashpoint for a fourth season. Besides, the show's third season hasn't premiered in Canada yet.

This Canadian TV series follows a team of the fictitious Strategic Response Unit (Sru),* a paramilitary unit of the Toronto Police Department. For each of its mission, the Sru aims to only use force as the last resort. The team is led by Sgt. Greg Parker (Enrico Colantoni), the head negotiator. Other members of the team include Ed Lane (Hugh Dillon), a sniper; Jules Callaghan (Amy Jo Johnson), another sniper; Sam Braddock (David Paetkau), a former soldier of the Joint Task Force 2; Mike Scarlatti (Sergio Di Zio), a
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[News] Cast Confirmed for Bilingual Comedy 'French Immersion'

Yesterday, the Winnipeg Free Press published an article about the casting of Canadian director Kevin Tierney's upoming comedy, French Immersion.

This will be the directorial debut of Kevin Tierney who has always worked as a producer. The film will talk about the old topic about the division between French and English speakers in Canada.

The story follows five English-speakers: one each from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Ontario and New York. The five of them decide to go in a small town of Quebec to learn French in a school. Besides, the school is run with an iron fist: everything must be done in French. Besides, the five participants are under constant surveillance, because they have to live in an adoptive family of the village during their two-weeks stay. However, those who escaped from the school's grip in order to speak English at the village's Indian restaurant will realize that everybody
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'Flashpoint' Will Have a Third Season

CTV, a Canadian TV network, still hasn't officially announced the renewal of Flashpoint for a third season. However, according to the Ontario Media Development Corporation (Omdc), the third season of this procedural drama created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern has been in production since January 13, 2010.

Indeed, after a visit on the Omdc's web site, The Cultural Post found a document that lists all the films and TV series that are "filming in Ontario [...] as of April 9, 2010". Besides, to top it all, the Omdc indicates two things about the show. First of all, Flashpoint's production crew can be contacted through this e-mail adress (flashpointproductions@gmail.com). Secondly, the TV show's production team is considered as being "Fully Crewed - No Calls Please".

Finally, Flashpoint's production will wrap up on May 28. Moreover, CTV has yet to announce the premiere date of this Canadian show. As for the American premiere on the TV network CBS,
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