January 21, 2018

“Royal” Helmer Takes On “Rebecca” Remake

A year after it was announced, word has come that "A Royal Affair" helmer Nikolaj Arcel has hopped onboard to direct the latest screen adaptation of Daphne Du DuMaurier's classic psychological noir thriller "Rebecca" at DreamWorks and Working Title Films. The book was previously adapted in 1940 as the first American film by then rising young … [Read more...]

“Warrior” Helmer Takes Over “Jane”

"Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor has stepped in to replace the absent Lynne Ramsay on the set of the western "Jane Got A Gun". Ramsey ("We Need To Talk About Kevin") failed to show on the first day of shooting in Sante Fe, and so the producers have scrambled to quickly find a new helmer to keep the picture from falling apart. They scored it with … [Read more...]

C-T-F takes issue with Transit Police report

The Canadian Taxpayer's Federation takes issue with the latest, generally positive report on Transit Police. The "Five Year Trend" report goes back to 2008. That report says 74 percent of the time users feel safe riding the system, an improvement from 2009. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says while the combined violent and property crime rate on … [Read more...]

Response to boat aground in English Bay takes Sea Island Coast Guard over half an hour

It took the Sea-Island coast guard thirty-one minutes to respond to a boat that had run aground in English Bay Saturday afternoon.  Crews left the base at 4:39pm, arriving on scene at 5:10. Coast Guard officials say if crews had been at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, the response time would have been mere minutes. But officials say … [Read more...]

Pink Shirt Day takes a stand against bullying

Organizers say it's going to be the biggest Pink Shirt Day ever this year. The event, now in its sixth year, aims to take a stand against bulling throughout Vancouver and around the world.           Dave Teixeira says students at hundreds of schools will wear their pink shirts and buttons today, joined … [Read more...]

Liam Neeson Takes An “All-Nighter”

Liam Neeson is circling the lead role in the violent action-thriller "The All-Nighter" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment. Written by Brad Ingelsby ("The Low Dweller"), the story follows an over the hill contract killer who is forced to go after his old boss in order to protect his wife and estranged son. He soon winds up on the … [Read more...]

Android 4.2’s Photo Sphere camera takes on iPhone’s panorama mode

Android 4.2 is teeming with new features and system improvements, but you can bet that Photo Sphere will be the one that's talked about most amongst consumers. While Android phones on the whole have had panoramic modes for years, Apple's iOS 6 update added even more fuel to that fire. Now, Google's taking things to an entirely new level. With … [Read more...]

Province takes a wait and see approach with Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

BC's Environment minister says the province is taking a wait and see approach to the Kinder Morgan trans-mountain pipeline expansion.  Terry Lake says at the moment all they can do is wait because there really aren't many concrete details.  "Well the Kinder Morgan proposal is at this stage not really a proposal in that it hasn't gone in … [Read more...]

Translink unveils 3 year plan, takes an axe to spending

Translink's blaming lower than expected revenues from tolls, fares and fuel taxes for making major cuts to service improvements promised last year.  "We're going to deliver as much as we can to the region and we're going to be fiscally responsible."  Board chair Nancy Olewiler has released the 2013 base plan saying most expansion has … [Read more...]

Michael Keaton Takes Helm Of “Buttercup”

Actor Michael Keaton has become attached to direct the indie dramedy "Buttercup" for Groundswell Productions says Variety. Alice O'Neil's script follows an adult woman who is forced to assume responsibility for her elderly father after he is arrested for drunk driving again. In doing so, she learns to not only accept his faults, but finally … [Read more...]