February 21, 2018

Judicial Review gets underway in BC Supreme Court over Vancouver Island park use permit

A Judicial Review beginning Monday in BC’s Supreme Court in Vancouver has champions for the environment crossing their fingers. The case, started by The Friends of Strathcona Park, challenges the Provincial Government's authority on how they protect parkland. At the centre of the case is a park use permit for a private resort on Vancouver … [Read more...]

“The Muppets 2” Gets A Title & Plot

New details have emerged on "The Muppets" sequel which will go by the title "The Muppets...Again!". The story takes the Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in Berlin, Madrid and London. They soon find themselves unwittingly thrust into an international crime caper headed by the world's top criminal Constantine — who is also a … [Read more...]

“Entourage” Movie Gets The Green Light

Warner Bros. Pictures has green lit a film version of the cancelled HBO series "Entourage". Like the show, the film will follow the Hollywood exploits of actor Vincent Chase, his manager and agent, his under-appreciated TV actor brother and the childhood pal/driver who form his inner circle. Deals are starting to be made with Adrian Grenier, … [Read more...]

“Crouching Tiger” Gets A Sequel

The Weinstein Company have announced a May start-of-production date for a sequel to 2000's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the Oscar-winning international hit from director Ang Lee. John Fusco ("Hidalgo," "The Forbidden Kingdom") penned the script while veteran Chinese director Ronny Yu is in talks to direct. Harvey Weinstein is producing the $ … [Read more...]

Richmond RCMP officer gets suspended sentence

A Richmond RCMP officer --charged with assault causing bodily harm last summer-- won't face any jail time after being found guilty of a lesser charge. Inderpal Bal's conduct was questioned by other officers at the scene of an arrest made in January of last year after which the victim needed hospital care.  A formal charge was laid in July … [Read more...]

Auditor General gets to stay on

It looks like BC'S Auditor-General may get to keep his job for another two years. That is, if he wants it.  After much debate and controversy, an all-party committee of the legislature has changed its mind and voted unanimously to offer John Doyle another two years on the job once his current six year term expires in the spring. No reasons are … [Read more...]

WikiLeaks Movie Gets Title, Release Date

After previously being referred to as either the "Untitled WikiLeaks Project" or "The Man Who Sold The World," the Bill Condon-directed WikiLeaks movie at Dreamworks Pictures and Participant Media has finally scored an official title - "The Fifth Estate." DreamWorks and Disney have also announced an official November 15th release date in the … [Read more...]

Liefeld’s “Godyssey” Gets Adapted

Broken Road and Energy Entertainment are set to produce a film adaptation of Rob Liefeld's comic "The Godyssey." The story centers on the gods of the grand pantheon, including Zeus, Buddha, Ra and Pangu, who come together to fight a legion of fallen gods. An epic battle over the fate of mankind gets underway. Todd Garner ("Black Sky") and … [Read more...]

“Chainsaw 3D” Tops Box-Office, Gets Sequel?

Despite bad reviews, "Texas Chainsaw 3D" over performed in the first U.S. weekend box-office results of 2013. The only new wide release this past Friday, the film took the top spot with $ 23 million in three days. Considering the film was made on a budget of under $ 20 million, it comes as no shock that there's already sequel talk. In fact, … [Read more...]

“Doctor Who” Gets 50th Anniversary E-Shorts

The BBC have announced eleven "Doctor Who" 'eshorts' in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the science fiction series. Each short story will focus on one of the eleven incarnations of the Doctor thus far, starting with William Hartnell and ending with current Doctor Matt Smith. The original story series is being done in collaboration with … [Read more...]