Category Archives: Film

Criterion Abandons Canadian Streaming


The Criterion Collection, a home video label known for releasing some of the finest cinematic works as well as several Michael Bay movies, will no longer be allowing Canadians to access their online streams by the end of the year. While many of their titles had been offered on Netflix, the company has announced this week that they are jumping ship to a different service. Care to guess which one?

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Anti-UBB Rally Planned For Toronto This Friday, Parliament Hill Saturday

Word is finally spreading that the usage-based billing being implemented by Canadian internet providers this month is a really, really, really bad thing. In response, a Toronto rally is being organized for Friday 4 February 2011 followed by a Saturday rally outside Parliament Hill to communicate the dissatisfaction of pretty much all Canadian society. (Information is available after the jump for those who don’t use Facebook.) While it is likely to be an impressive demonstration, we must remember that all of this public demand may yield nothing more than a slightly less outrageous, but all-too-similar, compromise.

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‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ Finally Reaches Japan

After an extended delay, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will finally be getting a theatrical release in Japan this year, according to Yahoo! Japan. Whether or not this will undo the damage to Japan’s interpretation of Canadian life done by the Great Teacher Onizuka film in 1999 remains to be seen.

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Tiffany Grant To Reprise Role As Asuka in Evangelion 2.0 Dub


FUNimation confirmed long awaited casting information for the upcoming release of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance yesterday during its “FUNiCon 5.0” online event. While Trina Nishimura (Lan Fan from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) has been confirmed as the voice of new character Mari Makinami Illustrious, much more attention has been given to the fact that Tiffany Grant will be reprising the role of Asuka. This should come as little surprise to long time fans of the series, given Grant’s baffling obsession with the character, thoroughly documented in this video.

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Netflix May Offer A Novel New Approach To CanCon: Willing Exhibition

NetFlixCrossposted from OpenMedia.ca:

While there has been considerable apprehension over Shaw’s demand for online streaming services to be regulated by the CRTC, Netflix is already two steps ahead in maintaining their competitive edge. The service has been accused of having an unfair advantage over conventional broadcasters thanks to the CRTC’s long-standing policy of not regulating Internet content. Rather than fight these accusations, Netflix has simply opted to do something that our conventional broadcasters would likely never do in an unregulated environment: willingly add a significant amount of Canadian content to their line-up.

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Tommy Wiseau Inspires New Nightmares In “The House That Drips Blood On Alex”

Ghoulish film visionary Tommy Wiseau has once again found himself on the public radar with his performance in the recently released short film, The House That Drips Blood On Alex. It can be watched in its entirety here. This, along with some surprising announcements in an interview conducted by Little White Lies, shows that Wiseau is far from a cinematic has-been despite a considerable length of inactivity.

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Netflix Launches in Canada

NetFlixNetflix, an online streaming service for movies and television shows which is often touted as being more convenient than piracy, has finally launched in Canada. It can be accessed by anyone with the exception of those who made the unfortunate choice of purchasing an Xbox360.

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Keanu Reeves: Live Action Cowboy Bebop Will Cost “like, half a billion dollars”

Keanu as SpikeKeanu Reeves, frequent beneficiary of generous sympathy from Reddit, has revealed new details about the hotly anticipated live action Cowboy Bebop film for which he is attached to star.

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Be Careful What You Wish For – “The Room” Video Game Becomes a Reality

Let's go eat, haugh

The idea of a video game based off of The Room was so fantastic that it apparently materialized into existence just this weekThe Room Tribute was designed by none other that Tom Fulp, the lead programmer for Castle Crashers and founder of Newgrounds. It indeed surpasses all expectations and proves a triumph of fair use. You can do anything you want, like play football.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The Abysmal Box Office Failure

Kim Pine

After a month of abuse and gross neglect in North American theatres, it has become clear beyond any doubt that the otherwise excellent Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has been a financial disappointment of considerable proportions. This jeopardizes not only the chances of ever seeing a Scott Pilgrim animated series, but also the future of mainstream films with incidental Canadian settings.

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