January 21, 2018

“Hobbit” Scores $85M Opening Weekend

Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth proved quite profitable with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" raking in an estimated $ 84.7 million opening weekend. That is the biggest December Friday and biggest December weekend of all time for the U.S. domestic box office. The film opened big with $ 37.5 million on Friday, but slipped down to $ … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial Hospital ER opening again soon

Surrey Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room will be back to business as usual Monday, December 3rd. Construction-related flooding on November 19th shut down the ER and most medical imaging areas.  Since then, patients have been cared for at the Jim Pattison Centre where a temporary emergency department was set up. Dozens of surgeries have also … [Read more...]

Traffic woes could continue after Port Mann opening

Days ahead of its full opening, the new Port Mann Bridge saw commuters gridlocked in both directions during last night’s rush hour. Project spokesman Max Logan says the congestion will ease once the bridge opens its full eight lanes by midday Dec. 1. Along with an accident in one direction last night, Logan adds construction caused some of … [Read more...]

Port Mann Bridge opening Dec 1st

The Provincial Government has announced the new Port Mann bridge will open to eight lanes of traffic on Saturday, December 1st and tolling will commence after one free week, on Saturday, December 8th. The Ministry of Transportation says the transition to the 8-lane bridge opening will happen gradually with Highway 1 westbound traffic shifted onto … [Read more...]

Earlier date for Port Mann opening?

The official opening of the new Port Mann Bridge may be happening sooner than expected. Coast Mountain bus drivers who'll be operating the new rapid buses over the bridge have been told service will begin Wednesday December 5th. Transportation Minister Mary Polak isn't confirming anything. She says "we're really hopeful we'll be able to make our … [Read more...]

Opening the Book(Book) on Twelve South: between the covers of a Mac-exclusive accessory maker

The year is 2009. In history books, it'll widely be recognized as the year that most of America -- heck, the world -- would prefer to forget. Job after job was lost, bank after bank fell, and humanity as we knew it plunged into "the worst recession since the Great Depression." It's also the year that Palm attempted a comeback with webOS, and as it … [Read more...]

“Avengers” Is Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

Sunday 3AM: It broke many opening weekend records in its international release, now "Marvel's The Avengers" is about to do the same in the United States. Deadline reports that the film scored a whopping $ 80.5 million on Friday (including $ 18.7M in midnight previews), while it's looking like it'll nab an incredible $ 68+ million haul this … [Read more...]

VIFF: Capsule reviews from the opening weekend

The Skin I Live In 4/5 Globes By Matt Kieltyka Metro On the surface, The Skin I Live In is a bit of an odd choice to open the Vancouver International Film Festival. While Spanish director Pedro Almodovar may well be the biggest name attached to this year’s festival, his latest film – a meticulous thriller staring Antonio Benderas as troubled … [Read more...]

Craig Talks, Opening Revealed For “Bond 23”?

He spent much of "From Russia with Love" and part of "The World is Not Enough" there, now James Bond is returning to Istanbul for a quick visit in the upcoming "Bond 23". MI6-HQ.com reports that the opening scenes for the next 007 instalment will be shot in the Turkish metropolis in November. Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Günay says "The … [Read more...]