Movies & TV

“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)

LEGO-loving B.C. siblings build up to American reality-TV show’s final rounds, eye $100K prize

Guedes brother-sister duo among 3 Canadian teams in final four of ‘LEGO Masters,’ on FOX and CTV

 

Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO’s “Girls” on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and the hit film “Look Who’s Talking,” has died. She was 71. Her death was announced Monday by her children on social media and confirmed by her manager. The post said their mother died of cancer that was recently diagnosed. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at age 71

She starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe on iconic sitcom

 

Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Sesame Street’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. McGrath, an actor, musician and children’s author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ has died at the age of 90. McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Bob McGrath, beloved ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at age 90

Performer a founding cast member of show that premiered in 1969

 

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Matthew Perry reveals how Jennifer Aniston confronted him

In his new book, ‘Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,’ Perry…

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Record breaking ‘Midnights’ album for Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift album ‘Midnights’ where she collaborates with about celebrities like Zoë…

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10 more ‘Hidden Gem’ horror movies to watch this Halloween

Many great and entertaining horror films often end up flying under the radar, which is a real shame

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LEGO Masters contestants Dave and Emily in season three. (Tom Griscom, FOX/Special to The News)

B.C. siblings compete in LEGO Masters TV contest

Now watching themselves in series on CTV

LEGO Masters contestants Dave and Emily in season three. (Tom Griscom, FOX/Special to The News)
Canadian actor Will Arnett is narrating Island of the Sea Wolves, a docuseries that explores natural life on Vancouver Island, set for release on Netflix in October. Screenshot/Island of the Sea Wolves.

Life on the edge: Will Arnett narrates new Netflix docuseries on Vancouver Island

Island of the Sea Wolves is set for release on Oct. 11

Canadian actor Will Arnett is narrating Island of the Sea Wolves, a docuseries that explores natural life on Vancouver Island, set for release on Netflix in October. Screenshot/Island of the Sea Wolves.
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)

Kelowna turned ‘upside down’ by Stranger Things stars

The Stranger Things star is from Vancouver

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy dispute in B.C.’s film and TV industry ends with new contract

Annual wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as statutory holiday among details

A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)

Nanaimo singer passes audition, gets ‘American Idol’ golden ticket

Cameron Whitcomb, 19, impresses judges with Waylon Jennings song

Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)
Ken Schley, left, and John Briolo, co-owners of the SS Minnow, with actor Dawn Wells. (Submitted photo)

Today in B.C.: Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale – of the iconic SS Minnow

Podcast: A chat with B.C.’s Ken Schley, co-owner of the legendary ‘Gilligan’s Island’ boat

Ken Schley, left, and John Briolo, co-owners of the SS Minnow, with actor Dawn Wells. (Submitted photo)
Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

How 3 B.C. brothers convinced wrestling legend ‘The Hitman’ to star in their movie

Crowd-funded project to be third commercial release for Sewell brothers of Aldergrove

Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
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Full House star Bob Saget found dead at 65: Orange Country Sheriff’s Office

Saget was found dead in a hotel room, authorities confirmed

Bob Saget. (Wikimedia Commons)
Moviegoers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Canadians hoping to continue their long tradition of heading to the movies on Christmas Day will have to mask up and check their local restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Tis the season for Christmas at the movies, but check local COVID-19 restrictions

Most provinces have introduced tighter measures for large gathering spaces due to Omicron

Moviegoers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Canadians hoping to continue their long tradition of heading to the movies on Christmas Day will have to mask up and check their local restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Student Okanagan Film Fest returns April 29. Photo: Pixabay

Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes crews vote to authorize strike

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees authorize first strike in its history

Student Okanagan Film Fest returns April 29. Photo: Pixabay
Lashana Lynch, from left, Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Cary Joji Fukunaga pose for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise ‘No Time To Die’, in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Reaching pre-pandemic levels, ‘Venom’ debuts with $90.1M

The result constituted the best news for movie theaters in more than 18 months

Lashana Lynch, from left, Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Cary Joji Fukunaga pose for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise ‘No Time To Die’, in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), left to right, Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) are seen in a handout still image for the film "Paw Patrol: The Movie" from Paramount Pictures. Many parents will be having a tough talk with their kids to explain why "Paw Patrol: The Movie" isn't available to watch at home in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spin Master, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Parents confused as ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ skips streaming option in Canada

The problem arises from complications around the film’s ownership, which varies by territory

Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), left to right, Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) are seen in a handout still image for the film "Paw Patrol: The Movie" from Paramount Pictures. Many parents will be having a tough talk with their kids to explain why "Paw Patrol: The Movie" isn't available to watch at home in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spin Master, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Guardians of the Galaxy director offers up a mash-up of genres that pays homage to 1960s war capers

This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)