Movies & TV

A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy dispute in B.C.’s film and TV industry ends with new contract

Annual wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as statutory holiday among details

 

Dilber Mann gets a closer look at some of the fictional-character statues he brought to the Museum of Surrey for an exhibit called “Inspiration X.” (Submitted photo)

Dilber Mann’s exhibit of movie, games statues explores Surrey’s cultural shift in ’80s, ’90s

‘Inspiration X’ is the latest Community Treasures showcase at Museum of Surrey

 

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Animal-focused ‘Pets & Pickers’ TV series features Surrey woman who runs RAPS thrift stores

The animal hospital’s low-cost veterinary care is funded by the sale of donated items

 

Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)

B.C. singer passes audition, gets ‘American Idol’ golden ticket

Cameron Whitcomb, 19, impresses celebrity judges with Waylon Jennings song

Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)
Ken Schley, left, and John Briolo, co-owners of the SS Minnow, with actor Dawn Wells. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale – of the iconic SS Minnow

Today in B.C.: A chat with B.C.’s Ken Schley, co-owner of the legendary ‘Gilligan’s Island’ boat

Ken Schley, left, and John Briolo, co-owners of the SS Minnow, with actor Dawn Wells. (Submitted photo)
MC/rapper Glymir of The Hipster Cartel in the new documentary movie “Vancity Raps.”

TRAILER: ‘Vancity Raps’ doc movie sheds light on hip-hop scene in Vancouver, Surrey

‘We officially finished the film last month,’ director Pale Christian Thomas says

MC/rapper Glymir of The Hipster Cartel in the new documentary movie “Vancity Raps.”
Haleena Gill in video posted to "Big Brother Canada" website.

Surrey’s ‘Big Brother Canada’ contestant proud to be second-generation Punjabi girl

‘I felt like, growing up I really wanted to be white, but now I’ve finally got balance,’ Haleena Gill says

Haleena Gill in video posted to "Big Brother Canada" website.
Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

How 3 B.C. brothers convinced wrestling legend ‘The Hitman’ to star in their movie

Crowd-funded project to be third commercial release for Sewell brothers of Aldergrove

Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Surrey-based actor Brett Kelly in a scene from “Family Law,” a Vancouver-filmed television series shown on Global. (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s ‘Bad Santa’ kid, now 28, finds ‘gold’ playing paralegal on TV series ‘Family Law’

Two decades after starring in Christmas comedy, actor Brett Kelly is still recognized as Thurman Merman

Surrey-based actor Brett Kelly in a scene from “Family Law,” a Vancouver-filmed television series shown on Global. (Submitted photo)
Bob Saget. (Wikimedia Commons)

Full House star Bob Saget found dead at 65: Orange Country Sheriff’s Office

Saget was found dead in a hotel room, authorities confirmed

Bob Saget. (Wikimedia Commons)
Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside the Green Timbers-area house where he grew up. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Record low note, tour of rapper Merkules’ old Surrey house among entertaining stories

It was also fun to dig into the Cloverdale-area history of ‘Hot Rod,’ the lovably goofy 2007 comedy starring Andy Samberg

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside the Green Timbers-area house where he grew up. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, hurdles with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club at North Surrey Secondary in April. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

YEAR IN REVIEW: The most compelling Surrey sports stories of 2021, another pandemic year

Profiled were Surrey track masters, a Stanley Cup winner, one crash victim and one survivor who skated again

Surrey’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, hurdles with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club at North Surrey Secondary in April. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Moviegoers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Canadians hoping to continue their long tradition of heading to the movies on Christmas Day will have to mask up and check their local restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Tis the season for Christmas at the movies, but check local COVID-19 restrictions

Most provinces have introduced tighter measures for large gathering spaces due to Omicron

Moviegoers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Canadians hoping to continue their long tradition of heading to the movies on Christmas Day will have to mask up and check their local restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Student Okanagan Film Fest returns April 29. Photo: Pixabay

Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes crews vote to authorize strike

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees authorize first strike in its history

Student Okanagan Film Fest returns April 29. Photo: Pixabay
Lashana Lynch, from left, Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Cary Joji Fukunaga pose for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise ‘No Time To Die’, in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Reaching pre-pandemic levels, ‘Venom’ debuts with $90.1M

The result constituted the best news for movie theaters in more than 18 months

Lashana Lynch, from left, Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Cary Joji Fukunaga pose for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise ‘No Time To Die’, in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Adriana Barraza stars the horror movie “Bingo Hell,” on Prime Video. (photo: imdb.com)

VIDEO: Surrey duo’s ‘Bingo Hell’ horror movie now streaming on Amazon Prime

Filmmakers Gigi Saul Guerrero and Raynor Shima showcased the feature at Texas festival

Adriana Barraza stars the horror movie “Bingo Hell,” on Prime Video. (photo: imdb.com)
Surrey-based actors Princess Davis and Aiden Howard are featured in the new “Imperfect High” movie debuting on the Lifetime channel on Sept. 18. (submitted photos)
Surrey-based actors Princess Davis and Aiden Howard are featured in the new “Imperfect High” movie debuting on the Lifetime channel on Sept. 18. (submitted photos)
Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), left to right, Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) are seen in a handout still image for the film "Paw Patrol: The Movie" from Paramount Pictures. Many parents will be having a tough talk with their kids to explain why "Paw Patrol: The Movie" isn't available to watch at home in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spin Master, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Parents confused as ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ skips streaming option in Canada

The problem arises from complications around the film’s ownership, which varies by territory

Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), left to right, Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) are seen in a handout still image for the film "Paw Patrol: The Movie" from Paramount Pictures. Many parents will be having a tough talk with their kids to explain why "Paw Patrol: The Movie" isn't available to watch at home in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spin Master, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Guardians of the Galaxy director offers up a mash-up of genres that pays homage to 1960s war capers

This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)