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Five iconic movie moments you can recreate

— by ED MITCHELL — When we watch movies, there are always little things which stand out and make us think just how much we would love to experience something like what we see. Riding a rocket over the far side of the solar system might not be an experience we can recreate, but there [&he[...]

Get excited for Game of Thrones Season 8

— by TOM HARRISON — The decision to wait until 2019 for the final six-episode season of “Game of Thrones” may seem counter-intuitive to keeping fan momentum going to finally find out who will end up on The Iron Throne of Westeros, but it is in fact a very effective one. By limiting t[...]

41st Portland International Film Festival

— by BEV QUESTAD — Each February, Portland, Oregon, sparkles up with PIFF, the Portland International Film Festival. This year’s opening night gala – abounding with Pinot Noir, grilled vegetables, quinoa and baklava – was a maximum capacity event. The movie of the night was “The [...]

Previewing the 90th Academy Awards

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is growing agonisingly close and the film industry is on tenterhooks to see who will seize glory. Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host Hollywood’s most celebrated event of the year at the Dolby Theatre in LA on March 4 and speculation is raging among fans over who wil[...]

Horror movies offer safe adrenalin rush

Horror movies are one of the fastest growing trends in the world. A very large proportion of the world population loves these movies. And some of the top horror-themed flicks are now earning just as much as the top blockbusters in all other genres. The World Gone Crazy The thrills offered by horror [...]

Looking Back: The Top Movies of 2017

— by CRAIG SMITH — Last year was not a bad one in terms of movies, but like every industry, there were highs and lows in 2017. There were a number of excellent mainstream offerings – including “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk” and “Thor: Ragnarok” – that managed to make an impress[...]

January is a prime time for ghost movies

— by CRAIG SMITH — “Insidious 5” was released on Jan. 5 to several thousand theatres across North America. Mainstream horror fans – made up of the audiences who flock to almost all of the horror movies that enjoy wide releases and then boo when they end – should be used to this. [...]

Excitement mounting for Black Panther

— by CRAIG SMITH — “Black Panther” is breaking records already, and looks sure to keep on. This film is also hopefully going to lead to an all-important shift in Hollywood. It looks like “Black Panther” may be Marvel’s biggest blockbuster yet. The studio’s eagerly-anticip[...]

A look at Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” debuted at No. 1 in the US, making $22 million in its first week. The movie was released on Oct. 20 and Tyler Perry’s fans couldn’t wait to watch yet another movie directed by the well-known director, actor and writer, who is as versatile as pokies online, and agai[...]

Persian Connection is must-watch for art lovers

— by SEAN HAMMOND — “The Persian Connection” premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival as “The Loner,” and such was the power and depth of the movie that it got picked up by art-house distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films to be released in North America this[...]

Would a Dota 2 movie be a success?

— by SIMON LEDGER — Competitive video gaming, otherwise known as eSports, is a massive industry and is only going to grow. The industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 15 years, and it is estimated that by 2020 it will be worth $1.48 billion, with almost 600 million users wor[...]

3 Life Lessons We Can Learn from The House

— by SEAN WILSON — Ten long years after the release of “Blades of Glory,” Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler reunited in “The House.” Starring as the incredibly boring Johansens, Ferrell and Poehler decide to add a little fun to their suburban life and rake in a little [...]

Ocean’s Eleven: From criminals to superheroes

— by CHRIS ANDERSON — Superhero movies are at their biggest these days with the Marvel universe blossoming from countless storylines to come together for the climactic Infinity Wars films as well as DC working its way up the Justice League movie. “Black Panther,” “Capta[...]

All we know about Game of Thrones season 7

After months of waiting, “Game of Thrones” is finally returning. Season 7 will premiere on Sunday, and with so much excitement surrounding the HBO show, we thought we’d take a look at everything we know about this upcoming season so far. Can We Trust the Rumours? Due to the popular[...]