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Win I Declare War on DVD

I Declare War will be available for digital download and on DVD from 30 June 2014 and to celebrate, we have 3 DVDs to give away!

Directed by Jason Laypeyre and Robert Wilson, the film features rising stars Gage Munroe (Immortals), Simon Yu (A Beginner’s Guide to Endings) and Mackenzie Munro (The Stone Angel).

I Declare War focuses on a group of 12-year-old friends whilst they play an innocent game of ‘Capture the Flag’ in the neighbourhood woods, arming themselves with nothing more than sticks, their imagination and a simple set of rules.

One afternoon the game takes on a more serious tone and the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship, giving the would-be warriors a glimpse of the darker side of human nature. Will child’s play turn to something more real or will these boys battle it out and win the war?

The film was recently screened at
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[Video] Making-Of 'Leslie, My Name Is Evil'

Today is the release of the Canadian film Leslie, My Name Is Evil in Canada. For this occasion, The Cultural Post would like to give you a look at the film's making-of.

Perry (Gregory Smith), a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie (Kristen Hager), a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his virgin Christian girlfriend, Dorothy (Kristin Adams).

Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedy’s assassination, her abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home. When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is forced
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'Leslie, My Name Is Evil' In Canadian Theatres On May 21

After a presence at the latest Toronto International Film Festival and Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma, Reginald Harkema's Leslie, My Name Is Evil will finally be released in Canada on May 21, 2010. This Canadian film is obviously a mix of drama, comedy and horror.

Synopsis:

Perry (Gregory Smith), a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie (Kristen Hager), a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his virgin Christian girlfriend, Dorothy (Kristin Adams).

Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedy’s assassination, her abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home.
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TV Series 'She's the Mayor' Has Begun Production

Today, The Cultural Post just learned that VisionTV, a Canadian cable network, announced on April 7 the beginning of the production for its new original comedy series She's the Mayor.

The show's leading actors will be Janet-Laine Green (The Stone Angel), humorist Colin Mochrie (The Ron James Show) and Tonya Lee Williams (The Young and the Restless).

In She's the Mayor, Green plays Iris Peters, a former elementary school teacher in her sixties. Iris becomes the mayor of a mid-sized city that has seen better days. Moreover, Iris tries to put some order in City Hall while she tries to fight her feelings for a roguish deputy mayor, Bill Clarke (Scott Wentworth).

Colin Mochrie plays tightly wound, germophobic city manager Scott Hawkins, and Tonya Lee Williams plays Iris's glamorous, self-involved communications director, Maxine Williams. The cast also includes Joseph Motiki, Denis Akiyama, Paul Constable and Derek McGrath. Moreover, the show was created by Jennifer Holness,
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Trailer of 'Call Me Fitz'

The trailer of the upcoming Canadian TV series Call Me Fitz has made its way online. This dark half-hour comedy created by Sheri Elwood (Defying Gravity) will air at some point in 2010 on The Movie Network and Movie Central, which are respectively two premium cable networks from Eastern and Western Canada.

In this show, we follow Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (Jason Priestley), a used car dealers who has a knack for having a morally unacceptable behaviour at times. After Fitz botches a test drive and puts his latest customer in a coma, he finds himself face to face with a new salesman on the lot: Larry (Ernie Grunwald), a man with a heart of gold. Besides, Larry believes he's Fitz's conscience and that Fitz can change.

The show was shot in the city Halifax and the Annapolis Valley, which are both located in the province of Nova Scotia.

Finally, Call Me Fitz
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'Fifty Dead Men Walking' - Red Band Trailer and images.

Check out the trailer for Phase 4 Films' Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers, Rose McGowan, Nathalie Press, Tom Collins and Kris Edlund. Kari Skogland ("The Stone Angel") helms the film as adapting the screenplay from the book written by Nicholas Davies and Martin McGartland. Inspired by an incredible true story, "Fifty Dead Men Walking" is a sweeping and gritty thriller featuring Jim Sturgess (21, Across the Universe) in a star-making performance opposite Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley (The Wackness, Elegy). Set in Belfast in 1980 where the Irish Republican Army is waging an all-out insurgent war against the British occupation, Martin McGartland
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Director Jon Knautz Talks The Shrine!

Canadian director Jon Knautz burst into international view with Jack Brooks Monster Slayer and with that film’s release still fresh the entire team behind Jack Brooks is already hard at work on their sophomore feature, the much more serious-minded The Shrine. I had the chance to visit the set earlier this week and though it was just Day Two of the shoot they were already hard at it, shooting in a large scale underground temple set. Nothing like getting the blood out of the way early ...

After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, three journalists link his disappearance to a remote Polish village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth, they travel to the small village, but quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious group set on killing them.
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'The Shrine' Teaser Poster, Teaser Trailer!

Brookstreet Pictures Corp is pleased to announce that principal photography will official begin on The Shrine, about a group of young journalists who investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cults next victims. The Shrine is the second feature film by Brookstreet Pictures Corp - the same people who created the cult hit Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. Check out a look at the teaser poster below, along with new info on the feature. The Shrine stars Aaron Ashmore (The Thaw, Smallville, Veronica Mars, The Stone Angel,) Trevor Matthews (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Moment of Truth, Still Life, Teen Massacre,) Megan Heffern (Chloe, American Pie Presents Beta House, Whister,) and Cindy Sampson (The Factory, High Plains Invaders, Durham County.).
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The Makers of Jack Brooks Monster Slayer Visit The Shrine

This is why I’m not a betting man. Speculation in the aftermath of Canuck creature feature Jack Brooks Monster Slayer was that the creative forces behind that film would return quickly to the same well to create a sequel, speculation reinforced by Brooks’ sequel friendly ending and by comments made by the stars and director when the film was on the fest circuit. Well, all that speculation was wrong. The core creative team behind Jack Brooks starts production on their next feature next week and Jack Brooks 2 it aint, instead what we’re getting is what appears to be a far more serious horror picture titled The Shrine.

After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, three journalists link his disappearance to a remote Polish village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth,
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Ask AfterEllen.com (July 1, 2009)

Want to know the status of a particular movie, TV show, or band? Wondering what a certain actress is up to these days? Send your entertainment-related questions to askafterellen@gmail.com — with your first name, city and country — and we'll try to answer as many as we can.

Question: Loving Annabelle's official MySpace page posted a blog a few months ago promising a "surprise" and a re-release of the film in April 2009. It's already June, and I can't find any re-released version. Is the release not going to happen, or has it been delayed?

― Kathryn Clark, Toronto, Canada

Question: Is there a release date for Katherine Brooks's new movie Waking Madison? Will it be released in theaters or straight to DVD?

―Vicki, Boston, Massachusetts

Writer/director Katherine Brooks and friend

Answer: The films ― past, present, and future ― of Katherine Brooks are so often in the subject line of the AskAfterEllen.
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Full Winners List of 2009 Genie Awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television had announced the winners of the 2009 Genie Awards on Saturday night, April 4, and "Passchendaele" came up victorious. On the awards ceremony held at Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa, the World War I drama was announced this year's Best Motion Picture in addition to receiving five other nods.

Being the one which collected the most prizes on the special night, this Paul Gross-directed war movie also won kudos for Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Costume Design, Achievement in Overall Sound and Achievement in Sound Editing. It brought home the Golden Reel Award as well for being the biggest box office gross of the year.

"The Necessities of Life" was another big winner as the movie about an Inuit hunter stranded in a Quebec hospital grabbed four kudos at the awards. It collected Best Director title for Benoit Pilon and Best Leading Actor for Natar Ungalaaq.
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'Passchendaele' tops Canada's Genies

'Passchendaele' tops Canada's Genies
Toronto -- Canadian actress Kristin Booth on Saturday night managed to bypass efforts by the Genies, Canada's film awards, to bleep out the infamous homegrown film title "Young People Fucking" from the nationwide telecast.

 

"I'm so fucking excited," Booth blurted out as she accepted the Genie trophy for best supporting actress for her role in the indie comedy after Global Television edited the swear word when listing the nominees, and presenter Jayne Eastwood only said "Young People ..." when announcing Booth as the winner.

Martin Gero's "Young People Fucking" last year led Canada's Conservative government to introduce a film censorship bill that it later withdrew after a public backlash.

Also on Saturday night, Paul Gross' war epic "Passchendaele" picked up six Genies, including best film and a slew of craft awards.

"Passchendaele" also earned the Golden Reel Award as Canadian film's top boxoffice earner in 2008.

And Quebec director Benoit
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Preity Zinta nominated for Canada's Genie Awards

Toronto, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been nominated for the 24th Genie Awards for her performance in "Heaven on Earth", directed by Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta. The actress has been nominated in the Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category. The nomination was announced by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (Acct). Preity will be vying with Hollywood actresses like Susan Sarandon and Ellen Burstyn who have been nominated for "Emotional Arithmetic" and "The Stone Angel" respectively. "Heaven on Earth" is about a battered Punjabi housewife in Canada an has also been nominated for Best Original Screenplay. The awards will be announced April 4 at Ottawa.
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Nominees for the 29th Annual Genie Awards Unveiled

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (Acct) have announced the nominees for the 29th Annual Genie Awards. Leading the pack for the awards honoring the best in Canadian film was "The Necessities of Life". The movie about an Inuit hunter stranded in a Quebec hospital collected eight gongs, including best picture, best director for Benoit Pilon and best original screenplay for Bernard Emond.

In the category of best pictures, Pilon's film will be up against "Amal", "Normal", "Passchendaele" and "Everything Is Fine". Meanwhile, for the best original screenplay title, it placed Bernard Emond in competition with Deepa Mehta of "Heaven on Earth", Travis McDonald of "Normal", Randall Cole of "Real Time" and Guillaume Vigneault of "Everything Is Fine".

While "The Necessities of Life" took the most nominations, "Fugitive Pieces", the Samuel Goldwyn Films drama based on best-selling novel by Canadian poet Anne Michaels grabbed six nods. Some of the
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New 'Bonnie and Clyde' has duo circling

New 'Bonnie and Clyde' has duo circling
The story of Bonnie and Clyde is getting a retelling, with Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers in negotiations to play the infamous 1930s bank robbers.

Tonya S. Holly is directing "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" and producing the indie drama with Tom Rogers via her Cypress Moon Studios.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were Depression-era lovers and outlaws whose exploits captured the public's imagination. Their story has hit the big screen several times, with 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde," starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, considered a classic.

The makers are stressing that the new film is not a remake and are promising to showcase times in the couple's lives not seen onscreen before. Holly first became interested in the story of the fugitive lovers after finding old newspaper articles about their exploits in an abandoned house on her family's property.

Holly most recently wrote, produced and directed the family
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tMF Controversial: Fifty Dead Men Walking: Lawsuit for the film, acclaim for Jim Sturgess!

Updates! Screen Daily (http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=40720) reports that Martin McGartland has settled his case and will not pursue any legal actions anymore: I have today been given a copy of the film, which I have also viewed. As a result, I can now confirm that I am happy with the film. Furthermore I have today entered into a confidential agreement, with filmmakers (and other third parties), and I have also waived my moral rights.” “The matter is now concluded and no further statements will be made by me on the matter, nor will any of the parties disclosed any further details concerning the agreement. - - - Last time, we reported that Jim Sturgess is one of Hollywood's most sought-after young actors. This time, his latest movie - Fifty Dead Men Walking and reportedly, his finest performance yet - may encounter a hitch as a lawsuit
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Tiff Watch: Sturgess / Kingsley Spy Flick Controversy

Filed under: Drama, Independent, Thrillers, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinematical Indie

Do you really want to get an Ira mole mad? British spy drama Fifty Dead Men Walking has stirred the ire of Martin McGartland, its real-life inspiration, according to The Hollywood Reporter. McGartland "threatened legal action against the Canadian-British co-production ... on grounds that the feature infringes his moral rights." On the same day that McGartland made his threat, a scheduled press screening was canceled by Canadian distributor Tva Films, which claimed "a print problem."

The film is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) on September 10 -- a splashy, red carpet Gala Presentation. But McGartland says that the film "is an entirely false and distorted account of what took place." He is also "reserving all [his] legal rights and remedies in this matter." But one has to wonder -- didn't he already sign off by selling the film rights?
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Opening This Week: Dot-com days, period magicians, Eddie (sigh) Murphy

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By Neil Pedley

This week finds the U.S. Army bringing war games to a whole other level, a '60s sex icon getting an exposé, Ron Perlman returning as the defender of small fluffy kittens everywhere and Eddie Murphy taking cinema egotism to new heights.

"August"

After the warm reception his first feature "Xx/Xy" received at Sundance in 2002, director Austin Chick returned to the snowy slopes of Park City to debut his sophomore effort, which seemed to impress our own Matt Singer when he saw it in January. Assembling an noteworthy ensemble that includes the likes of Robin Tunney, Naomie Harris, Rip Torn and David Bowie, Chick follows Tom and Josh Sterling (Josh Hartnett and Adam Scott, respectively), two brothers desperately trying to right the sinking ship of their failing dot-com company in the weeks leading up to the devastating September 11th attacks.

Opens in New York.

"Days
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Marathon Manitoba

Despite a terrific lead performance by Ellen Burstyn, Kari Skogland's epic "The Stone Angel" is a lesson in the perils of trying to cram a hefty Canadian novel that spans decades into a movie running just under two hours.

Burstyn plays a 90-year-old Manitoba widow who flees to her former farm when her long-suffering son (an excellent Dylan Baker) is forced to put her in a nursing home. A long series of flashbacks details her unhappy marriage to his father, a drunken
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Top 10: Indie Queens of 2007

  • Yesterday’s Top Ten (Foreign Femme Fatales of 2007) saw a fine selection of international thesps that dominated the silver screen in some form or another, today's 10 focuses on those who had their talents featured in mostly American independent films. Enjoy! 10: Emma StoneEmma Stone
[/link] and Martha MacIsaac (girls of Super Bad) The real girls of the Greg Mottola comedy are just one of the many charms of Super Bad. MacIsaac is a television actress who made her big screen break with this vechicle, while Emma Stone also comes from the TV background and has Peter Wolf’s I Know What Boys Like and Peter Cattaneo’s The Rocker coming out in 2008. 9. Sienna Miller2007: Like a fine whisky, she keeps getting better with age and is getting tons of work sent her way. She definitely caught our attention with Interview and had a studio part in Stardust. 2008: We should
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