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Movies on the Cheap

In Business, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on March 19, 2015 at 3:00 AM

With the rise of Paramount theatres and movie ticket prices, finding cheap places and ways to see films is important.

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TIFF 2013 at the Bloor, New Series, and More!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 28, 2013 at 3:00 AM

TIFF 2013 AT THE BLOOR

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival launches this week! Click here for a full listing of the TIFF films playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema from September 6-15.

For more information, visit TIFF.NET

COMING IN OCTOBER! SUNDAY SALONS

In the tradition of Parisian salons, enjoy a thought-provoking documentary, a glass of wine and an engaging post-screening discussion moderated by one of Toronto’s leading film critics.

3-Packs and individual tickets on sale at the end of September.

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Co-presented by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

SUN, OCT 6, 13, 20, 27

COMING IN OCTOBER! MUSIC ON FILM: A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC IN FOUR ACTS

From classical to contemporary, this new film and speaker series explores a variety of music genres and features engaging post-screening discussions with eminent scholars and musicians provided by the RCM.

Series passes and individual tickets on sale at the end of September.

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Co-presented by The Royal Conservatory

MON, OCT 21 & 28, NOV 4 & 11

DOC SOUP RETURNS IN OCTOBER

Doc Soup, Hot Docs’ monthly screening series, will open with Google and the World Brain, about Google’s controversial attempt to create an online world library.

Doc Soup subscriptions, Student 6-Packs, and advance tickets are still available.

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WED, OCT 2 & 3, select times

BECOME A BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA MEMBER

Members get more! Become a Friend of the Cinema Member and enjoy premium benefits including discounted tickets, free popcorn, exclusive member-only screenings and special offers.

$39 regular/$28 students and seniors

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LIONSGATE ACHIEVES RECORD SALES AT 2013 CANNES MARKET WITH SLATE OF NINE FILMS LED BY MOCKINGJAY 1 & 2, STEP UP 5 AND THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 22, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Studio Generates More Than $250 Million In Sales For Its Cannes Slate, Topping Last Year’s Company Record By More Than 50%

CANNES, France, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) continued to dazzle its International distribution partners with its lineup of films for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, achieving a Company record of more than $250 million in sales for nine titles that included MOCKINGJAY 1 and 2, the third and fourth installments of the global blockbuster HUNGER GAMES franchise, STEP UP 5 and upcoming Lionsgate and Summit titles such as DRAFT DAY, THE LAST WITCH HUNTER and Lionsgate UK’s A LITTLE CHAOS.

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The record total surpassed last year’s mark by more than 50% and doesn’t include the expected revenue from territories where Lionsgate distributes directly, such as the UK, or through distribution partnerships such as its 50/50 joint venture with IDC in Latin America and its partnership with Universal Pictures in India.

“Our strong performance at Cannes this year is attributable in part to the international framework we’ve set in place combining output deals around the world with self-distribution in key territories such as the UK and Latin America,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Patrick Wachsberger. “This infrastructure gives us enormous flexibility and is already delivering remarkable results.”

Wachsberger also noted that Lionsgate fielded one of its strongest slates ever at Cannes, and the Company built anticipation among its distributors by showing them elements of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE campaign and a sneak preview of footage from one of its upcoming young adult franchises, Summit Entertainment’s DIVERGENT. Distributor enthusiasm was fueled by the presence in Cannes of CATCHING FIRE stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth and director Francis Lawrence, who met international press and attended a gala party for the film’s distributors.

The titles on this year’s slate included the third and fourth installments of THE HUNGER GAMES franchise, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2, Summit Entertainment’s DRAFT DAY; Roman Polanski’s VENUS IN FUR (R.P. Productions, Monolith Films) which is in competition for this year’s Palme d’Or ; JOHN WICK (Thunder Road); THE LAST WITCH HUNTER (Mark Canton Production, One Race Entertainment, Emmett/Furla); A LITTLE CHAOS (Potboiler Productions, The Bureau); REAWAKENING (Blumhouse Productions, Mosaic); and the latest installment in Summit’s global dance franchise, STEP UP 5.

Wachsberger led a team that included Wendy Reeds, Executive Vice President of Content Sales and Distribution atCelestial Tiger Entertainment, and Crystal Bourbeau, Senior Vice President of International Sales at Lionsgate as well as recently named Lionsgate International Chief Operating Officer Andrew Kramer.

Details include:

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 (ColorForce, Lionsgate)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writer: Danny Strong
Producers: Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik
Logline: In MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2, we follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.

Notable non-output partner sales include:

  • Volga – CIS/Baltics
  • Impuls – Switzerland
  • Forum – Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Ex-Yugo, Bulgaria, Israel
  • Eagle – Middle East
  • Fida – Turkey
  • Long Shong – Taiwan
  • Lark – Hong Kong
  • Universal – India, Italy

 

 

DRAFT DAY (Montecito Picture Company, OddLot Entertainment, Summit)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Chi McBride, Frank Langella, and Chadwick Boseman
Director: Ivan Reitman
Producers: Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, and Gigi Pritzker
Logline: On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football inCleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Territory sales include:

  • Metropolitan – France
  • Belga – Benelux
  • Impuls – Switzerland
  • Acme – Baltics
  • Monolith – Poland
  • Eagle – Middle East
  • IDC – Latin America
  • Golden Harvest – Taiwan, Hong Kong

 

 

VENUS IN FUR (R.P. Productions, Monolith Films)
Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel
Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Roman Polanski and David Ives
Producer: Basil Iwanyk
Logline: A director becomes enslaved by desire after reluctantly agreeing to audition one last actress for the lead role of his play. The film is an adaptation of David Ives’s play Venus in Fur, a Broadway and off-Broadway success, that received a Tony® nomination for Best Play and garnered a Tony for Nina Arianda as Best Actress.

Territory sales include:

  • Ascot Elite – Switzerland
  • Rai – Italy
  • e1 – Benelux
  • Pris – Portugal
  • West – CIS
  • Acme – Baltics
  • Eagle- Middle East
  • Gussi – Latin America
  • Showgate – Japan
  • Long Shong – Taiwan
  • Delta Mac – Hong Kong

 

 

JOHN WICK (Thunder Road)
Cast: Keanu Reeves
Directors: David Leitch and Chad Stahelski
Writer: Derek Kolstad
Producer: Basil Iwanyk
Logline: From the producer of CLASH OF THE TITANS and THE TOWN comes a tale of adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption. When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug, he hunts down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.

Territory sales include:

  • Studio Canal – Germany
  • Metropolitan – France
  • MK2 – Italy
  • A-Film – Benelux
  • West – CIS
  • Acme – Baltics
  • Monolith – Poland
  • Media Pro – Czech, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria
  • Imagem – Latin America
  • Golden Harvest – Taiwan, Hong Kong

THE LAST WITCH HUNTER (Mark Canton Production, One Race Entertainment, Emmett/Furla)
Cast: Vin Diesel
Director: Breck Eisner
Writer: Cory Goodman
Producers: Mark Canton, Bernie Goldman, and Vin Diesel
Logline: In THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity.

Territory sales include:

  • e1 – Canada, UK, Australia
  • Studio Canal – Germany
  • Ascot Elite – Switzerland
  • SND – France
  • Aurum (e1) – Spain
  • Nordisk – Scandinavia
  • Belga – Benelux
  • Central Partnership – CIS
  • Monolith – Poland
  • Jaguar – Middle East
  • IDC – Latin America

A LITTLE CHAOS (Potboiler Productions, The Bureau)
Cast: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Alan Rickman
Director: Alan Rickman
Writers: Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman, and Jeremy Brock
Producers: Gail Egan, Andreaa Calderwood, and Bertrand Faivre
Logline: A passionate love affair challenges a beautiful landscape gardener both personally and professionally as she navigates the sexual and political intrigues of the Versailles court.

Territory sales include:

  • Tobis – Germany/Switzerland
  • Metropolitan – France
  • Eagle Pictures – Italy
  • Volga – CIS
  • Monolith – Poland
  • Jaguar – Middle East
  • Kadokawa – Japan

 

 

REAWAKENING (Blumhouse Productions, Mosaic)
Cast: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass
Director: David Gelb
Writer: Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater
Producers: Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Mosaic Media Group
Logline: In REAWAKENING, a team of research students discovers the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead however their actions result in a series of sinister consequences.

Territory sales include:

  • Lionsgate UK – UK
  • Wild Bunch – Germany
  • Impuls – Switzerland
  • Metropolitan – France
  • Belga – Benelux
  • West – CIS
  • Monolith – Poland
  • Eagle – Middle East
  • Fida – Turkey
  • IDC – Latin America
  • Golden Harvest – Taiwan, Hong Kong

STEP UP 5
Director: Trish Sie
Writer: John Swetnam
Logline: Fifth installment of Summit Entertainment’s successful STEP UP franchise.

Territory sales include:

  • Constantin – Germany
  • MK2 – Italy
  • Nordisk – Scandinavia
  • Belga – Benelux
  • Central Partnership – CIS
  • Monolith – Poland
  • Jaguar – Middle East
  • Niners Entertainment – Korea
  • Universal – UK, Australia, Switzerland, France, Latin America

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 28 television shows on 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the new comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original series for Netflix.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods and Arbitrage. Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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Hans-Dieter Kopal
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323-658-1555

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ONYX CINEMA NIGHT! INVI‏TATION

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Onyx Cinema Series is a chance for the public, most specifically young people to come and watch films that are focused on artist(s) and artisan(s) of the African diaspora and their work. These series of nights will also be complimented with a discussion or activity with renown Artists that will shed light on their own stories and their correlation to the theme of the night as well as the featured film and the nights will be seasoned with some engaging live performances. Read the rest of this entry »

Office Space

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on July 30, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Jennifer Winters Writes About the Movie Office Space – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

Image result for Movie Office Space (1999)

Written by: Jennifer Winters

When I think of the words office space, I can’t help to think of the movie titled “Office Space” (1999).

Where people living in the 90’s working for a software company and not fulfilling their true desires out of life. We all have days where we are at work and nothing is going right. No matter how hard we are working, the universe is trying to tell us, “Today is not going to be the day.” We have all had our Unnerving bosses that demand ay too much of us, or they know it all employee who you would like to express a few words which are not “happy birthday.” There is this one specific scene of this movie that I hold very dear to my heart. While just getting fired from the software company the three gentlemen are driving and one of the guys took a “going away” present for them to enjoy. You just watch this movie to get the full appreciation, but they had stolen a printer and smashed it into little bits with a baseball bat in an open field. I had recently gotten the chance to do the same, at work not too long ago; we were closing down the store for good and had an old printer that could not be saved. For almost 6 months we were all saying, “we can’t wait for office space the printer.” Taking aggravation and frustration on work equipment seems to have some sort of release and coping mechanisms while not hurting anyone. Its moments like this that I do like, that those who take on jobs that are not necessarily their passion but having a steady income takes determination to be able to stick it out. Hopefully, soon there will be enough jobs that everyone can get the chance to do what have really wanted and not have to settle.

Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Alex Young Shares The Research Behind His Series – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Alex Young - July 7, 2010

This is the seventh installment of the bibliographic material for Alex Young’s eight-part series done at the University of Guelph-Humber

By Alex Young

Bibliography
Browne, David, By the Numbers: The Top-Earning Estates”, Rolling Stone Magazine, issue 1074, March 19th, 2009

DiCillo, Tom, dir., When You’re Strange, perf. Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, John Densmore, Johnny Depp, narrator, 2009, Strange Pictures

Goldman, Jerry, Stein, Giel, The Cuban Missile Crisis: October 18th-29th, 1962, 1997, History Out Loud Homepage, August 21st, 1997 – http://www.hpol.org/jfk/cuban/

Heath, Joseph, Potter, Andrew, The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can’t Be Jammed, 2005, Harper Collins Publishers Limited

Hopkins Jerry, Sugerman, Danny, No One Here Gets Out Alive, 1980, Warner Books

Hoyt, Austin, North Vietnamese Launch Tet Offense, PBS: American Experience – Vietnam Online, March 29th, 2005 – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/timeline/tl3.html#a

Leary, Timothy, Ph.D., Chaos and Cyberculture, 1994, Ronin Publishing

Levitin, Daniel J., This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, Chapter 3: Behind the Curtain – Music and the Mind Machine, page 87, 2006, Penguin Group Publishing

Lewis, Jerry, Hensley, Thomas R., The May 4 Shootings at Kent State University: The Search for Historical Accuracy, The Ohio Council for the Social Studies Review, Vol. 34, Number 1, 1998 – http://dept.kent.edu/sociology/lewis/lewihen.htm

Morrison, Jim, lyrics on “The Unknown Soldier”, Waiting for the Sun, 1968, Elektra Records

Morrison, Jim, lyrics on “The Soft Parade”, the Soft Parade, 1969, Elektra Records
Official Timothy Leary Bio Team, Timothy Leary: Bio, 2007 – http://www.timothyleary.us/

Stone, Oliver, dir., The Doors, perf. Kilmer, Val, Ryan, Meg, Madsen, Michael, Dillon, Kevin, 1991, Maple Pictures

St. Thomas Aquinas, On the Governance of Rulers, trans. Gerald B. Phelan, pg. 39, 1935, St. Michael’s College

Stone, Skip, Hippies from A to Z: Hippy Activism,1999, the official Hip Planet web page, 1999 – http://www.hipplanet.com/books/atoz/activism.htm

Wenner, Jann, The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nov. 1st, 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine Online – http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6598273/42_the_doors

Movie Pirater Sentencing

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Alina Smirnova Writes about Movie Pirating – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Alina Smirnova - March 21, 2010

By Alina Smirnova

Canada may see its first jail sentence for breaching cinematic copyright laws.

On March 16, a Montreal man known as the country’s biggest movie pirate will be sentenced for distributing illegal copies of Hollywood films, CBC reports.

The 27-year-old Geremi Adam pleaded guilty to two counts of disseminating copyrighted materials online.

The exact number of movies Adam recorded in theatres and sold over the Internet is not known, according to CBC, but he had a reputation for cheap but high-quality movie copies under the name “Maven.”

According to authorities, he copied and sold two films in August and September 2006 – Invincible and How to Eat Fried Worms, CBC reports.

Recording movies in theatres became a criminal offence only in 2007, punishable by a fine up to $25,000 and a six-month jail sentence.

The defense lawyer asked for community service on the grounds that Adam is struggling with depression and a troubled childhood, CBC reports. The Crown prosecutor, however, suggested a four-month jail sentence.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/03/16/film-pirating-sentencing.html

UTSC-Centennial College Online Stories

In Beauty, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 25, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Tracy McGrady is the Highest Paid Player in the NBA – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Online Stories - Third Three - January 24, 2010

Ryan Jhagroo

Slug: Tracy McGrady, Rockets, 76ers, Andre Iguodala

The highest-paid NBA player, Tracy McGrady, continues to be a hot topic amongst trade spectators around the league. But who wants his expiring contract? Read the rest of this entry »

A Hairpiece – My Hair Story

In Beauty, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Writing (all kinds) on October 15, 2009 at 3:51 AM
Donna Kakonge Writes About Her Hair Journey - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Donna Kakonge Writes About Her Hair Journey – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Hair - October 15, 2009

My first hobby was playing hairdresser to my Barbie dolls. I had my childhood in the 70s and 80s but I was not much different from Black children in the 40s who chose White dolls over Black dolls in a landmark study that lead to the desegregation of American schools. It was not that I liked chocolate skin over the cream of white colour; it really came down to the hair. I wanted straight, long, blonde, brunette or red hair, hair that blew in the wind and that I could toss over my shoulder. And when I could not wish it on my head, I used a towel instead.

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Fall movie season perfect for seeing the fall of humankind

In Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on October 1, 2009 at 4:10 AM
Rachel Muenz Writes About End of the World Movies - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About End of the World Movies – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - Apocalypse - October 1, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

If you’ve thought there have been a lot of movies about the end of the world coming out lately, you’d be right. Based on data from About.com, September has the highest number of films dealing with apocalyptic themes out of all 2009.

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