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New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or incoherent posturing
Also hope for the future with some teenage scientists in a world-class competition
Jan 17th, 2019
Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival
And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn
Mar 2nd, 2018
RED 2 and Turbo disappoint, The Hunt and The Conjuring get scary and The Act of Killing amazes
They try hard but Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren deliver less in the sequel RED 2.
Jul 19th, 2013
G.I. Joe for the boys; The Host for the girls, and Spring Breakers for party animals of all kinds, 18 years and older
Saoirse Ronan plays both a human girl and the alien intruder inside her in The Host
Mar 28th, 2013
Safe Haven, Beautiful Creatures, Die Hard and the made-in-Vancouver Escape from Planet Earth
Romance in the sun and occasionally rain, in Safe Haven, the latest film from a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Feb 14th, 2013
The Master, Looper, Pitch Perfect, Hotel Transylvania, Vulgaria, Won’t Back Down
The Master, with Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman may be the movie of the year.
Sep 28th, 2012
Samsara is stunning, The Words is thoughtful, Farewell My Queen is deluxe, Iron Sky and For a Good Time, Call...dumb
Exotic images from around the world combine for a universal message in Samsara.
Sep 6th, 2012
Expendables 2 is a blast, ParaNorman is beautifully animated, Whitney Houston sings her last and Sugar Man is a real find
Sometime Vancouver resident Jean-Claude Van Damme joins Arnie, Sly, Chuck and others in The Expendables 2.
Aug 16th, 2012
Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg and Bruce Willis rock Rogers Arena
Gorillaz, the brainchild of British musician Damon Albarn, hit Vancouver’s Rogers Arena Wednesday night to roars of applause and excitement. The collaborative, virtual band finished the North...
Nov 5th, 2010
Red, Force of Nature The Suzuki Movie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Waiting for Superman
Who’s that with the gun? It looks like Helen Mirren. What is going on? (read more)
Oct 15th, 2010