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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 17, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 17, 2016)
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 17. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


Central Intelligence

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Ryan Hansen, Bobby Brown, Megan Park, Timothy John Smith

Synopsis: “After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Poster Teases A Bright And Breezy Matrimonial Romp

It seems as though every cult comedy of yesteryear is making a comeback in some form, whether it’s a TV offshoot or full feature-length movie in the vein of Zoolander 2. One of those forgotten gems is Joel Zwick’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

First released in 2002, the comedy flick introduced us to the Portokalos family in all of their weird and wacky glory, and now Universal is getting the gang back together for a bona fide reunion. If last month’s debutant trailer showcased a bigger, fatter and even more outrageous ceremony, then today’s poster for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 teases the return of a cultural phenomenon.

Kirk Jones of Nanny McPhee fame is behind the lens for this one, which will largely orbit around the character of Toula (Nia Vardalos) coming to terms with her prized daughter making a life for herself in Paris.
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Gets The Family Back Together With Jolly First Trailer

Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2, Monsters: University and – whisper it – Dumb and Dumber To, are just some examples of comedy sequels that arrived long after the release of their respective original. It’s a feat that’s proven to be a difficult butterfly to pin, with each of the aforementioned trio arriving to varying degrees of financial and critical success. Even still, that has in no way quelled the enthusiasm for the practice, and Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2 won’t be the only follow-up arriving in 2016 after a long time spent flirting with development.

After a full 13 years, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is ready to dance its way onto the silver screen, and today brings forth our very first look at the long-in-development sequel. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) is behind the lens for this one, aiming to create an experience that is appropriately “bigger and fatter” than the cult original.
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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Trailer Reunites Nia Vardalos and John Corbett

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Trailer Reunites Nia Vardalos and John Corbett
Last May, it was announced that My Big Fat Greek Wedding stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett will reprise their roles as Toula an Ian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. We haven't heard anything about the sequel since then, but today, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and photos, while announcing the sequel will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. That release date puts My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 up against the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although it's unlikely there is much crossover between both of these wildly different groups of fans.

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring
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Watch: The Family Is Back In First Trailer For 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'

Thirteen years ago, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was all anybody could talk about. The tiny film made for $5 million was a ridiculously huge smash hit, earning $241 million domestic, on its way to a $386 million worldwide. Those are the kind of numbers you expect from something with branding and toys built in, not from a comedy with zero A-list stars. Well, everyone is hoping magic can happen again as the gang is back for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" and the first trailer has arrived. Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark Margolis, Andrea Martin, and Michael Constantine are some of the new and old faces that return in the film that catches up with the family some years later where, you guessed it, another wedding will have be mounted.
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The Portokalos Family Reunites in First Trailer For ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2′

Finding Nemo isn’t the only early 2000’s film getting a long-awaited sequel in 2016. In a just a few months, Universal will release My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Nia Vardalos‘ follow-up to her insanely successful first feature, with virtually all the cast returning, as well as some new faces. The first trailer has now landed for the film directed by Kirk Jones (What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Waking Ned Devine).

As the official synopsis reads, “the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.” Featuring the cast of John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark Margolis, Andrea Martin, and Michael Constantine, check it out below.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opens on March 25th, 2016.
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"Cfc Annual BBQ Fundraiser"

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Sunday, September 13, 2015, the Canadian Film Centre (Cfc), founded by award-winning producer/director Norman Jewison as a charitable organization committed to promoting and investing in Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries, hosted along with Cfc Chief Executive Officer Slawko Klymkiw, the 28th Cfc Annual BBQ fundraiser @ Windfields Estate on Bayview Avenue in Toronto:

"...the Cfc Annual BBQ Fundraiser is one of Cfc's biggest fundraising events that supports the development of Canada's creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based entertainment industries. Through donations and generous sponsors all monies raised support Cfc's highly-respected programs in film, television, screen acting, music and digital media..."

Speakers @ the crowded event included Christina Jennings, Chair, Cfc Board of Directors, Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One Television, who revealed the Cfc is partnering with Entertainment One on the 'Cfc/Entertainment One TV Adaptation Lab'.
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‘Goin’ Down the Road’ a watershed moment in Canadian national cinema

Goin’ Down the Road

Written by William Fruet and Donald Shebib

Directed by Donald Shebib

Canada, 1970

Donald Shebib’s landmark 1970 drama Goin’ Down the Road was a watershed moment in Canadian national cinema, in part because it proved that there could be one. The very notion of a Canadian national cinema was relatively new when the film was released. Though the National Film Board (Nfb) was establish in the late 1930s, it was only in the 1950s that its focus shifted from war-effort propaganda to a very specific form of national soul-searching, wondering aloud who we were and what our place in the world was. The collective attempt at pinpointing Canada’s national identity would reach a fever pitch with the Centennial just around the corner, but ended up yielding precious few concrete answers (though it wasn’t for lack of trying, as Nfb-produced works like Helicopter Canada, commissioned specifically for Canada’s 100th birthday,
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Interview: Beethoven's Treasure Tail is a Rib-Tickler...and for star Jonathan Silverman, a Rib Cracker!

If you're looking for a movie that you and the rest of your family can enjoy on a chill night at home, where better to look than the tried and true adventures of Beethoven, the giant St. Bernard?

Beethoven's Treasure Tail is the latest movie in the series to head to home video. We got to ask star Jonathan Silverman a few questions, and see what's happened since we last saw Beethoven.

Fanlala: What has changed for Eddie since Beethoven's Big Break?

Jonathan Silverman: A lot has changed for Eddie since we last saw him in Beethoven's Big Break. His son is now off to college, so as a single dad it's just him and his beloved and trusted dog Beethoven. Nonetheless, his status as a dog trainer has increased and Eddie and Beethoven are making lots of successful movies together.

However, something isn't quite right with Beethoven on
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TV Recap: ‘Haven’ Says Goodbye Audrey, Hello Mara

Audrey (or should I say Mara) and the gang are back in the “Haven” season 5 premiere and things have gone from bad to significantly worse. The episode opens up with Gloria (Jayne Eastwood) and Vickie (Molly Dunsworth) taking care of Gloria’s grandson — the same baby whose deadly cries forced Audrey (Emily Rose) to give Duke (Eric Balfour) back his trouble last season. Unable to stop the baby from crying, Vickie, who you might remember as the girl back in season one whose drawings affect reality, uses her trouble to calm the baby down. It’s a sweet scene that [...]

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10 Cartoon Voices That Are Actually Impressions of Other Actors

In music there are only 12 notes, so it's no wonder so many songs sound the same. But what about someone's voice? The way someone speaks is not bound by any kind of scale or music theory, rather it's the sum a person’s upbringing, their physicality, and their personality. So why do so many cartoon characters sound so eerily familiar? In this list we highlight 10 cartoon characters whose voices (and often their likenesses) are based on other actors. We also mention 5 other cartoon voices that are impressions in the bonus sections of related entries. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, these actors have been thoroughly praised by some of the best.

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) - Walter Matthau

Over the past 3 decades The Simpsons has been on the air, America’s favorite family has gone through many changes. Aside from the quality of the animation, the most noticeable
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"Moon Point" : Every Loser Deserves A Little Love - August 7, 2012

Anchor Bay is releasing director Sean Cisterna's 2011 Canadian indie comedy "Moon Point", August 7, 2012 on DVD and Digital Download, starring Nick McKinlay, Paula Brancati, Kyle Mac and Kristen Gutoskie, with Jayne Eastwood, Jessica Holmes, Linda Kash and David Sparrow :

"...'Darryl Strozka' is a socially awkward and ambitionless 23-year old who seems destined to live forever with his mother. As his cousin Lars’ wedding approaches, Darryl decides the best way to prove to his family that he is not quite as worthless as they think he is, is to track down his elementary school crush, now an obscure B-movie actress shooting a horror film in 'Moon Point', and bring her to the wedding. Darryl enlists his best friend 'Femur' and travels hundreds of miles in a wagon hooked onto the back of Femur’s electric wheelchair. Along the way, Darryl and his friends get shot at, track a banana to an AA meeting,
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John Carl Buechler to Take the Reins of Upcoming Film Dark Star Hollow

Who better to lead a veteran cast that includes The Highlander, 30 Days of Night hero Eben Oleson and a Canadian scream queen than John Carl Buechler, the man who helmed Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood, Troll and Cellar Dweller?

The director and special effects wizard returns to the captain's chair after a five-year hiatus from directing to oversee the upcoming Dark Star Hollow, a film about a man who makes a deal with the devil to save the life of his wife.

From the Press Release

While best known for directing part 7 in the Friday the 13th series, Buechler's special make-up effects and other works are well known in films like Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Halloween 4 and Trancers. He is also working on a remake of his classic film, Troll, from 1986.

The cast of Dark Star Hollow includes many familiar faces, forgotten favorites and new blood:

Josh Hartnett plays Dan Reece,
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Production Over On 'Moon Point'

The trailer of the Canadian film Moon Point is now online. However, no specific date has been announced for the film.

According to the film's Facebook page, the story is about a boy named Darryl Strozka (Nick McKinlay), an ambitionless 24-year old who travels hundreds of miles in a wagon hooked onto the back of his friend’s (Kyle Mac) electric wheelchair.

He embarks on this quest in hopes of tracking down Sarah Cherry (Kristen Gutoskie), his elementary school crush, now an obscure B-movie actress shooting a horror film in Moon Point. Darryl believes that taking Sarah to his cocky cousin’s upcoming wedding will finally prove to his family that he isn’t as worthless as they make him out to be.

The film also stars Paula Brancati, Art Hindle, Jayne Eastwood, Kristin Fairlie, Tony Nappo and Jessica Holmes.
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Take Three: Amanda Plummer

Craig back with a new Take Three.

Today: Amanda Plummer

 Amanda Plummer photograph from Jeannick Gravelines Photographe

Take One: No film without her

There are certain characters who, when they appear on screen and begin adding their particular slant, I know I'll want to see more of. Sometimes the filmmakers oblige with this. Sometimes they don't. Personally, I'm thinking Radha Mitchell in Finding Neverland (who I looked at here), Anna Faris in Lost in Translation, Jayne Eastwood in Dawn of the Dead (2004) and the like. We all have certain types we want more from.

More often than not, they're played by great supporting/character actors, doing what they do best: stealing the film... if actually given the chance. That's how I felt about Plummer as boiler-suited cleaner Laurie in Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me (2003). This isn't to dismiss Sarah Polley's fine central performance as Ann, but something
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Shebib Going "Down The Road Again"

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As Sneak Peek first reported December 2008, Union Pictures will now start production September 27 on "Down The Road Again", a feature sequel to Toronto director Don Shebib's 1970 Canadian classic "Goin' Down The Road".

The new film, written/directed by Shebib, will see the return of original cast members Doug McGrath, Jayne Eastwood and Cayle Chernin. Also starring are Kathleen Robertson, Anthony Lemke and Tedde Moore.

"...Set forty years after the original, 'Down The Road Again' begins as 'Pete McGraw' retires from his days as a Vancouver postal employee. With the news of the demise of his life-long buddy 'Joey', Pete finds himself the custodian of a series of letters, an envelope full of money and a plea from his late pal to head back east with his ashes with details of a special delivery along the way..."

"Down The Road Again" is produced by Robin Cass for executive producers Sandra Cunningham and Anna Stratton,
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Yam Laranas’ The Echo Remake Gets a Korean Trailer

Yam Laranas shot his original horror movie “The Echo” in 2004 and finished up an American remake of the same movie in 2008. The film stars Jesse Bradford as an ex-con who moves into a haunted apartment building and begins to hear sounds. A longer, more plot-heavy (i.e. voiceover narration) version of the trailer was posted last year (see that here). This one is a Korean version of the trailer, and is a slicker, less obvious but definitely more atmospheric cut. The bathroom stall scene creeps me the hell out, man. An ex-con moves into an old apartment building, where he encounters a domestic problem involving a police officer, his wife, and their daughter. When he tries to intervene, however, a mysterious curse entraps him. Starring Jamie Bloch, Jesse Bradford, Iza Calzado, Kevin Durand, Jayne Eastwood, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Carlos Leon, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Amelia Warner, and Louise Linton. Yam Laranas directs.
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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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