10 items from 2015
By Doug Oswald
Released by Universal in 1967, “Tobruk” opens with the feel of a 1960s spy thriller. Rock Hudson is Major Donald Craig, a Canadian prisoner of war on board a German transport ship anchored somewhere off the North Africa coast in late 1942. A group of frogmen surface near the ship and sneak on board with silencers fixed to their guns in order to capture Craig. The frogmen are led by Captain Bergman (George Peppard) who reveal themselves to be part of a team of German commandos.
The commandos take Craig to a German airfield and fly him to a desert landing strip. They’re unexpectedly greeted by a group of British soldiers led by Colonel Harker (Nigel Green). It’s revealed that Bergman is the leader of a German-Jewish commando unit attached to a group of British commandos operating in North Africa. They secured the rescue of Craig due »
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“Terrence was a consummate actor who was passionate about his art and about giving to others. He projected his strength and humanity into his character portrayals,” said his longtime manager Phil Brock of Studio Talent Group, who reported his death.
The tall, lanky actor had roles in both “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” playing the mute farmhand Baltrim. Also on “Voyager,” he later played Proka Migdal, the adoptive father of a Cardassian boy, as well as playing Ambassador Treen. In “Terminator 2,” he played the tanker driver killed by the T-1000.
The actor appeared in numerous TV series, including “Hart to Hart, »
- Pat Saperstein
Who you gonna call? First pictures of new Ghostbusters revealed
Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters
But what happened to the stars of the original movie after it hit big in the '80s? Digital Spy goes then and now with the stars of Ghostbusters to find out their career moves after giving up ghoul-catching.
A familiar face on Us TV screens thanks to Saturday Night Live, Murray transitioned to movie stardom effortlessly in Meatballs, Caddyshack and Stripes before hitting it huge as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.
Roles in Groundhog Day and Kingpin followed before he was embraced by indie darlings Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson. More recently Murray has kept us entertained with a handful of eccentric public and chatshow appearances, »
You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation.
Yet your hunger for Canadian genre film productions and co-productions cannot be satiated.
To aid you in your deeper exploration of the field, following is a chronological look at a number of Canadian genre films that simply don’t get enough attention.
- Terek Puckett
Mr. T, instantly recognizable to fans for his Mohawk, gold chains and his iconic role as Sergeant Bosco "B. A." Baracus in the television series "The A-Team," will smash outdated spaces to give families beautifully remodeled rooms in the new Diy Network offering, "I Pity the Tool." The show joins a roster of celebrity-focused, renovation-themed series on the network, including "The Vanilla Ice Project" (Vanilla Ice), "Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" (Daryl Hall), "The Shatner Project" (William Shatner) and "Rev Run's Renovation" (Rev Run from Run Dmc). "Before I worked in show business, I worked in the »
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"I Pity the Tool" is a new renovation show marks the latest in a growing series of programs on the Scripps Networks which blends home improvements with celebrities. Daryl Hall, Vanilla Ice and William Shatner have all previously been a part of the Diy brand.
T tells Variety: "You can't just knock down everything. There might be electrical wiring. There might be a gap open. You have to take your time. You have to scout things out. If you do the wrong thing, it's going to be a disaster."
The first episode of Mr. T's show aims to debut towards year's end, followed by further episodes in 2016 which sees him lending a hand to people who need »
- Garth Franklin
Shakespearean actor Barrie Ingham has died at the age of 82.
The British star - who was a leading performer in many West End and Broadway productions - passed away on Friday (January 23) at his home in Palm Beach Gardens.
He was known for providing the voice for main character Basil in Disney's 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective, and appeared in several other films and TV shows.
Ingham co-starred in 16 plays with close friend Dame Judi Dench, while he also performed in 11 roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and had five leading roles on Broadway.
Barrie Ingham is survived by his wife Tarne, »
Michael Ironside is one of the most recognized faces among genre fans. He’s become known as the fearsome baddie who gives everyone’s hero a run for their money. Among his 229 film credits, many of those include appearances in sci-fi and horror productions like Scanners, Total Recall, Highlander II: The Quickening, Terminator Salvation, and many more.
The Canada-born actor has also racked up a number of roles in mainstream Hollywood fare. He starred in Top Gun, The Next Karate Kid, Free Willy, and others. His many appearances on television include, ER, The A-Team, V, SeaQuest 2032, Vegas, Community, and many more.
One of Ironside’s latest projects was an apocalyptic sci-fi gore fest entitled Turbo Kid. He plays the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland named Zeus. The movie revolves around the Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books that must face his fears and become »
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10 items from 2015
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