Remembering The Classics

Guest Post by Jeanine Lebsack Lately I have been doing a lot of reminiscing about all the things I did as a child. My mother suffered from insomnia after years of my father’s night shifts, and as a baby I didn’t sleep very often. It took its toll, and on those late nights when she would just stay awake I would keep her company while everyone else was sleeping. I

No Clue: A 'Divine' Chat With Dan Payne

By Stacey Gillard With over 60 acting credits to his name, Dan Payne has graced our screens, big and small, for more than a decade. Following his recent appearance in the Brent Butt movie No Clue, DNM had a chance to ask Dan about his career as well as his plans for the future. DNM Magazine: Congratulations on the role in No Clue! Can you tell us a little bit about your

No Clue: A Modern Film Noir

By Stacey Gillard Who doesn’t love a film noir? The appearance of a beautiful, troubled femme fatale, the reluctant hero, the plot that twists and turns so many times it makes your head spin. With No Clue, writer Brent Butt and director Carl Bessai bring us a modern, comedic take on the cinematic classic and whisk us away for an hour and a half of suspense and hilarity. Butt also

Oscars 2014 – That’s a Wrap

By Mieke Trudeau As I have done over the last three years, I recently attended the AMC Theaters Best Picture Showcase. This annual marathon of the movies nominated for a Best Picture Oscar is held in select AMC movie theaters. Even though a few locations show all nine movies in one sitting, I prefer the screening that divides the list over two consecutive Saturdays. Twelve hours of movie watching is

Drinking Buddies - A New Breed Of Rom-Com?

By Stacey Gillard Every so often a movie comes along that is so predictable and clichéd it hurts. Drinking Buddies is NOT one of them. I’ll be honest and say that I had no idea what the premise was when I ordered it on demand in a post-Christmas, slightly alcohol-induced haze. I’d seen the previews and thought it looked good for a laugh and that was about all I needed. Expecting

Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It in theatres everywhere for 4/20 weekend

via TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ – Entertainment One (eOne) today confirmed that in time for the infamous 4/20 weekend, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles will return to theatres across Canada on April 18(th) in Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It. Out of jail and broke, Julian concocts an outrageously greasy scheme to get rich and, to make it even greasier, he will have to deliver his product to

"The Right Kind Of Wrong" is All Kinds Of Right

By Stacey Gillard I saw two movies this weekend: one, an international blockbuster garnering all sorts of Oscar buzz; the other, a Canadian romantic comedy. While I knew I would enjoy both, the last thing I expected was to come away feeling slightly disappointed in Gravity and not being able to stop talking about The Right Kind Of Wrong. Don’t get me wrong, Gravity wasn’t awful. Sandra Bullock and George

Fandom: A Con-Goer's Perspective

By Stacey Gillard Four years ago, fuelled by an illness and a desire to have something to look forward to, I made a decision that took me on a new and surprisingly life-altering path: I booked tickets to go to one day of the Supernatural fan convention in my home town of Vancouver. The idea of attending such an event had never appealed to me. Because of a possibly unfair

That Guy...Who Was In That Thing

by Stacey Gillard We’ve all done it. We’re watching a movie or a TV show and someone appears who seems familiar. We point at the screen, turn to our friends and say “oh, it’s him…it’s…that guy, who was in that thing.” It’s easy to take for granted the performances we see on the screen, big or small. For a couple of hours we experience the escapism that fiction affords us