January 20, 2018

Emma Watson In Early Talks For “Cinderella”

Emma Watson is in very early talks to play the title character in Kenneth Branagh's live-action adaptation of "Cinderella" for Disney Pictures. Cate Blanchett is already onboard to play the wicked stepmother in the film, which is said to be in the vein of its big-budget fantasy films of late like "Alice in Wonderland" and "Oz: The Great and … [Read more...]

“Man of Steel” Early Screening Talk

We're just under four months out, but a report from JoBlo today indicates their upcoming Superman reboot "Man of Steel" is essentially done. According to their trusted scooper, the film is complete bar the current 3D post-conversion work currently taking place. He also gave a bullet point list: - Imagine a Nolan story with Snyder … [Read more...]

Early Talk Of A “Mama” Sequel

The Guillermo del Toro-produced "Mama" has grossed $ 69 million in the United States, and another $ 20 million so far in just a few international markets. Reviews have also been decent, so the possibility of a sequel to the Andrés Muschietti-directed supernatural thriller do look good. Universal Pictures’ President of International Productions … [Read more...]

The Education Community is mourning the death of a prominent Vancouver Early Learning expert

A UBC researcher and expert in early learning has passed away. Vancouver School Board Chair Patti Bacchus says Dr. Clyde Hertzman was a leader in research and education regarding the impacts of poverty on early learning -- and on early childhood education in general. She says Hertzman was well-known to everyone in the educational community. "And I … [Read more...]

Report on future of Vancouver viaducts will go before council early this year

City of Vancouver staff will present a report to council within the next two months which will make recommendations for what do with the viaducts. Councilor Geoff Meggs says while the idea of removing the old structures initially shocked some, attitudes are changing. "Right now the viaducts are only east-west connections. The new proposal would … [Read more...]

Early morning fire displaces 18 people

18 people are out of their homes after an early morning fire. Crews responded around 6:30 this morning to the blaze on the ground floor of the London Hotel in the 700 block of Main Street. One man suffered smoke inhalation. Vancouver Police say the damage was isolated to part of the ground floor. Police and Fire are working with emergency social … [Read more...]

It’s an early Christmas present for Langley Township Council

They've voted themselves a big pay raise. The Mayor's salary will go from 105 thousand to 121-thousand dollars in 2016. Councillor's salaries go from 42-thousand to 48. Councillor Kim Richter voted against it and she wants taxpayers to speak up in opposition, "I think they need to get very involved in the budget process and if they're not happy … [Read more...]

Early morning fire in Richmond under investigation

An investigation is underway in Richmond following an early morning fire at a two-storey home near No. 5 Road and Cambie. Battalion Chief Richard Barnes says the fire took hours to extinguish. "The call came in at four in the morning. We wrapped up -- I mean, it's a lengthy process with spot fires -- but we wrapped up at about 10 o'clock." Four … [Read more...]

“Skyfall” Scores Early Rave Reviews

The highly anticipated 23rd James Bond film "Skyfall", the third outing of Daniel Craig as James Bond, screened on Friday night to select press in both the United Kingdom and United States. The reviews that have begun pouring out are nothing short of spectacular, calling it as good (and in some cases better) than "Casino Royale", a massive … [Read more...]

Drivers thanked for early finish on Port Mann construction phase

A major phase construction wrapped up early on the new Port Mann Bridge last weekend, thanks to drivers. Greg Johnson, spokesman for the Port Mann Highway 1 project, says drivers heeded directions to avoid the area so crews could connect the new bridge to the Cape Horn Interchange. "We owe a lot to the drivers who managed to stay away from the Cape … [Read more...]