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John Candy movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles,’ ‘Home Alone,’ ‘Splash’

John Candy movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles,’ ‘Home Alone,’ ‘Splash’
I remember the day — March 4, 1994 — when I learned that John Candy, big of heart and large of funny bone, had died from an apparent heart attack at age 43. I was a movie critic and a film writer in the Life section of USA Today, distracted by the Winter Olympics TV coverage of Nancy Kerrigan’s silver medal comeback. But the minute I heard that one of the warmest and funniest actors around had passed away, I poured myself immediately into writing his appreciation.

As someone who grew up in Buffalo, I was lucky to have early access to “Sctv,” the Canadian sketch-comedy counterpart to “Saturday Night Live,” long before the series was picked up by NBC. I was cued into the genius of Candy and his clowning cohorts Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as they inhabited sundry out-sized characters who worked at a fictitious television station.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deadly Eyes (1982)

Until you start watching killer rat movies, you don’t realize how few killer rat movies there are. It’s not a sub-genre that sparked off franchises (does Willard and its sequel Ben count? Let me know) or inspired Funko toys, but rather has films strewn here and there throughout horror history. Today we’re scurrying back to my particular turf for Deadly Eyes (1982), Golden Harvest’s Canadian-lensed attempt to move over from Kung Fu to Rodent Fu. (Sorry Joe Bob Briggs, I couldn’t resist.)

Released in October by Golden Harvest (the Honk Kong based studio with nearly 300 production credits) in Canada and stateside by Warner Brothers the following April, Deadly Eyes (aka Night Eyes) laid droppings all over the place according to critics and audiences alike, and was quickly relegated to clamshell heaven. Was it a film ahead of its time? God no. But Deadly Eyes is way more fun than I remembered,
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Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actors

Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsRyan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsZachary Dent7/20/2017 9:29:00 Am

With Ryan Reynolds starring in The Hitman's Bodyguard, we have the perfect excuse to countdown our favourite Canadian actors. Reynolds stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson as the world's top bodyguard who must protect an assassin who must testify at the International Court of Justice. We're excited for this interesting pairing of two actors we love.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is another great Canadian actor who has become a household name around the world. Most would know him fromthe recent hit Deadpool. His role as the fast-talking antihero was well-received by critics and audiences alike. He can also be found starring in romantic comedies such as Definitely, Maybe and Just Friends. This B.
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Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!

Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Zachary Dent6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

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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Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!

Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!Zachary Dent6/29/2017 2:29:00 Pm

This Canada Day our fine country turns 150 years old! A lot has happened in 150 years, including the rise to stardom of scores of talented Canadian actors and actresses.

In fact, some might say that movie-making is in our DNA. Mary Pickford, an ambitious young woman from Toronto, is largely considered to be the first-ever global movie star. She may have earned a name for herself while in Hollywood, but she got her start right here at home. Countless Canadian actors have followed in her footsteps, representing Canadian talent on the world’s biggest stage. Comedy, drama, romance, you name it – Canadian actors have done it all.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Gosling



Ryan Gosling really does it all: romance (The Notebook, Blue Valentine), comedy (Crazy Stupid Love,
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'Twin Peaks': The Tao of Agent Cooper

'Twin Peaks': The Tao of Agent Cooper
From wisdom on life and death to damn fine coffee – the 'Twin Peaks' Tao of Agent Dale Cooper, philosopher, FBI Agent and caffeine connoisseur. Photofest

Black hair, pure heart, heavily caffeinated bloodstream, can't lose – Dale Cooper, the Twin Peaks FBI agent leading the investigation into who killed Laura Palmer, was a fountain of wit and wisdom. He's a Sherlock Holmes–level investigator, a spiritual seeker, an amateur philosopher, a loyal friend, and a lover of coffee, pie and the smell of fresh pines. He's got an innate decency
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Timber Creek Lodge review: Bravo dishes up sex, snow and VIPs

Timber Creek Lodge bottom line: Big Brother meets Below Deck with a side of Canadian bacon. Delicious! Bravo’s new upstairs-downstairs is a well cast stew of sexy staff placed in tight quarters. This new reality pot-boiler is pure eye candy for those who love nature and skiing, and who dine on the interpersonal drama that the network has honed to perfection. We get a weekly parade of clients who expect first-class service as they tread the fine line of getting in the hair of a staff used to dealing with high maintenance clients and perhaps sleeping with them in alcohol-fueled...read more
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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to Starz in December

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Starz has released its latest list of availability for the Starz App streaming service. December’s offerings are a pretty mixed bag, but it’s not like there’s ever a bad month for Wayne’s World or new episodes of Blunt Talk or Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Starz also has a list of the holiday movies already in its library, in case a viewing of Miracle On 34th Street (1994) or The Santa Clause 3 will help you make your way through the holiday blues.

For anybody hoping to take the edge off the recent election results with some populist sentiment, meanwhile, a number of Michael Moore’s documentaries are making their way to the service (plus Canadian Bacon). Or if you just want a heart-warming story about a bad-haired homunculus who’s repeatedly thwarted in his efforts to kill off all life ...
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Ashley Iaconetti Returns to Bachelor in Paradise - And She's Still Crying Over Jared Haibon a Year Later

Ashley Iaconetti Returns to Bachelor in Paradise - And She's Still Crying Over Jared Haibon a Year Later
Are we stuck in some sort of sick, twisted time warp? Do the gods have no mercy? Will we be resigned to write about Ashley I. crying over Jared on Bachelor in Paradise every summer for the rest of our lives? Because somehow it's August 2016 and we have found ourselves in the exact same place almost a year to the very day that Ashley first graced our screens with her tear-soaked presence to pine over Jared for reasons we cannot comprehend. Long story short: Ashley's back. She still wants Jared, and - spoiler alert, hold onto your seats here,
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Ashley Iaconetti Returns to Bachelor in Paradise - And She's Still Crying Over Jared Haibon a Year Later

Ashley Iaconetti Returns to Bachelor in Paradise - And She's Still Crying Over Jared Haibon a Year Later
Are we stuck in some sort of sick, twisted time warp? Do the gods have no mercy? Will we be resigned to write about Ashley I. crying over Jared on Bachelor in Paradise every summer for the rest of our lives? Because somehow it's August 2016 and we have found ourselves in the exact same place almost a year to the very day that Ashley first graced our screens with her tear-soaked presence to pine over Jared for reasons we cannot comprehend. Long story short: Ashley's back. She still wants Jared, and - spoiler alert, hold onto your seats here,
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Michael Moore films ranked from worst to best

Matthew Lee ranks Michael Moore’s films from worst to best…

Where to Invade Next? opens up in UK theatres today [read our review here]. Here at Flickering Myth I thought it’d be worthwhile to look back on the controversial filmmakers work to see if Michael Moore’s sentiment still holds up. Did some of his warnings come to fruition, or was it all sensationalism? Does Moore warrant such backlashes? And how sentimental is he truly? In short, below is the man’s list.

8 – Slacker Uprising

This will be brief entry for his most forgettable to-date film (I also bet some of you have never heard of this film), as I shall highlight why this is also Michael Moore’s worst.

Plot: Michael Moore travels across the country to various college and university campuses to get the slacking youth off of their sofas, and into the voting booths to get George W. Bush out of office.
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The Blacklist Review: “Karakurt” (Season 2, Episode 21)

It’s not too often that The Blacklist surprises, but tonight’s adventure, titled “Karakurt” after its primary antagonist, managed to do just that. Although it didn’t necessarily take a break from the now well-worn formula where Red hands out a mission, makes a few snarky comments, watches as the FBI fumbles the lead and comes in at the end to save the day, it did deliver a pretty good last minute twist. The endgame of the Cabal comes a little more into focus, but admittedly, it seems rather lame. Meanwhile, Red remains coy about Agent’s Keen background if for no other purpose then next week is the season finale, so the stakes for that have to be huge.

Okay, so maybe not that much has changed.

Karkurt, which is Russian for spider, apparently, is an old school black ops Russian assassin but with new school tactics. His target is unknown,
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Michael Ironside: Canadian Badass

Amongst Americans such as myself, there is a certain stereotype about our neighbors to the north. There’s a belief that Canadians are, for lack of a better word, nice. That during a visit to Canada, an American would be more likely to ride a moose around like a horse than hear the F-word. That hockey players are the only remotely dangerous people you could possibly meet in Canada, and even then, that they would only pummel you under the watchful eye of a referee whom they will later respectfully follow to the penalty box. This stereotype is perhaps best summed up by this scene in Michael Moore’s lone fiction film, Canadian Bacon, where Dan Aykroyd politely upbraids an invading group of American revolutionaries for not printing their anti-Canada graffiti in both English and French.

As stereotypes go, it’s a fairly positive one. But making stereotypes, even positive ones,
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The Definitive Movies of 1995

40. Empire Records

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Ah, the coming-of-age story. There was no sub-genre more hijacked for a quick buck in the 1990′s. In between the good ones (“Dazed and Confused,” “Boyz in the Hood”), the cheesy ones (“She’s All That,” “She Drives Me Crazy”), and the under-appreciated ones (“The Man in the Moon,” “Angus”), there were the middling ones that, if anything, boasted a cast that would go on to bigger, better things. Enter “Empire Records,” which is not only a coming-of-age story, but one that takes place at a record store, no less. Talk about the double dip. The entire film takes place over the course of one day, focusing on the employees, played by Anthony Lapaglia, Ethan Embry, Renee Zellweger, Rory Cochrane, and Liv Tyler. The independent record store is in Delaware – the hot spot of American music – and sees Joe (Lapaglia) allowing night manager Lucas
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Roger & Me (Blu-ray)

Roger & Me

Directed by: Roger Moore

Running Time: 1 hr 31 mins

Rating: R

Due Out: October 7, 2014

Who’S It For? Well, let me tell you a story. I was home sick in middle school. My dad recorded some movies after a free HBO weekend. “Roger & Me” was rated R, and I thought I was about to get away with something. I was wrong. What I’m saying is, it’s not for middle schoolers. It’s for everyone who has ever considered liking documentary films. It’s that simple.

This is the chance to see Moore before he became the Moore you have a definitive love Or hate relationship with.

Before we get to the film, if you subscribe to Moore’s e-newsletter, this is old hate, if not, here’s a message from Michael Moore about his film.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is a big day for me. Warner Bros. is releasing to you,
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Michael Moore’s Roger & Me — 25th Anniversary Blu-ray on October 7

Michael Moore has created some of the most talked about documentaries of all time. It’s been 25 years since his ground-breaking film Roger & Me, so it’s time for it to get the Blu-ray treatment. Here is a portion of the news release…

Roger & Me, the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking hit film that launched Michael Moore’s career as a documentary filmmaker and a leading nationwide activist, debuts in a new 25th Anniversary Blu-ray™ edition, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Roger & Me is a highly original, personal and satire account of one of America’s greatest urban disasters told against the background of the tough times in Flint, Michigan, Moore’s hometown. The birthplace of General Motors, Flint had been economically decimated by, among other things, plant closings and the elimination of 30,000 Gm jobs. In Roger & Me, Moore gives cinematic voice to his razor-sharp,
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Ron Burgundy on wild eagles, hair myths and jazz flute

In these exclusive extracts from his classy memoir, the Anchorman opens his head and shares his biggest memories

Ron on myths about his hair

1. My hair is called Andros Papanakas. It is not. I have no name for my hair.

2. My hair was bestowed upon me by the gods. This one is hard to dispel. It would have been just like Zeus to make such a gift, or Hermes, but even though I have called on these two gods many times I have never been told specifically by either one that I was given my hair, so I have to say no to the gift-from-the-gods theory.

3. My hair is insured by Lloyd's of London for $1,000. Nope! It's fifteen hundred, thank you.

4. My hair won't talk to my moustache. This is basically true but I would hardly call that a myth.

5. My hair starred in the movie Logan's Run. It was
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Blu-ray Release: JFK 50th Commemorative Uce

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $59.99

Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Nov. 22, 2013, marks 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Warner honors the anniversary with the release of a new version of Oliver Stone’s (Savages) Oscar-winning movie: JFK 50th Commemorative Ultimate Collector’s Edition.

The 1991, R-rated film looks at the aftermath of the killing, with New Orleans Da Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves) suspicious of the FBI’s official story and launching his own investigation. Like in many of Stone’s movies, Garrison discovers that there’s more to the story than what the public is being told.

JFK won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing, and was nominated for another six, including Stone for Best Director, Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) for Best Supporting Actor, John Williams’ original score, the adapted screenplay and the biggie, Best Picture.

The cast
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McDonald's to launch yolk-free Egg McMuffin

McDonald's to launch yolk-free Egg McMuffin
Washington, Mar 14: McDonald's has a new addition to their menu that will provide a healthier option for people.

The fast food giant is rolling out a yolk-free version of its Egg McMuffin this spring, CBS News reported.

The world's biggest hamburger chain had previously said that the "Egg White Delight" would be made with a whole grain muffin, Canadian bacon and white cheddar cheese, clocking in at 260 calories. A regular Egg McMuffin has 300.

According to the McDonald's webpage, the egg whites will be grilled and will be sandwiched by 8 grams of whole grains. The Canadian bacon is extra lean as well.

The chain.
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The Greatest Presidential Speech Never Given

The Greatest Presidential Speech Never Given
As Barack Obama is sworn in to his second term as President of the United States of America we decided to take the opportunity too look back on some of the country's previous presidents. Great men who are often overlooked simply because of the small technicality that they never actually existed. We are talking about the presidents of the silver screen.

Above we have complied some of the speeches of our favorite movie presidents into one epic, rousing stem-winder. Check it out and let us know which of cinema’s fictional presidents you would most trust to sit in the real White House in the comments below…

Full List of Movies:

Deep Impact

Head of State

Scary Movie 4

Mars Attacks

Seven Days In May

Gabriel Over The White House

American Dreamz

Deterrence

Escape From La

Armageddon

Dave

The American President

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

Canadian Bacon

Idiocracy

Independence Day
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