My Favorite Canadian Actress

Rachel in the NotebookAs a Canadian I have to admit that I’m a bit biased when it comes to my favorite actresses.  I like me the Canadian ones!  Really the only Canadian “star” I’m Not so fond of is the J. Beiber and he’s not acting….yet.  Hopefully it stays that way

So lets go over the short list of the hottest Canadian actresses.

First and foremost we have to talk about Rachel Anne McAdams.  I first fell in love with Rachel in the Movie the Notebook.  I know this is a soppy romantic movie but it was still pretty good and I was like “who’s this chick?”

Then she played a role in the hilarious movie “Wedding Crashers”.  Which was a great movie, IMO.

Rachel was born in London, Ontario and grew up in nearby St. Thomas. She is the oldest of 3 children and got into the performing arts when she was seven years old.

Another hot Canadian Actress is the Ellen Page.

Ellen first came on the scene with the quirky comedy Juno.  At the time she wasn’t hot since she wasn’t old enough to be in the category but she has come into her own since then.

However, she kicked ass in Inception.

Ellen grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She gratuated from High School in 2005 and played Juno in 2006 (released in 2007).

What about Evangeline Lilly?

She has more recently entered the movie powerhouse scene in the Hobbit movies.

Remember the movie “Old School”, well this movie featured a hot Canadian actress from Calgary.  Here name is Elisha Cuthbert.  She hasn’t yet broken out into a Major blockbuster but you never know when that might just happen.

Well that’s the short list of Canadian actresses that I currently enjoy the most.  Rachel McAdams is by far my favorite and I hope that she finds a few key roles to get back into the lime light soon.

To watch any of the movies mentioned in this post or any movie for that matter, I suggest you get a Netflix account.  Is there any of us out there that still don’t have an account?

Since we are talking about Canadian Actresses I think it’s only fitting to talk quickly talk about the Canadian Netflix.  The Canadian streaming options suck.  Just take a look at what we are missing out on….

But that’s OK.  When there’s a will, there’s a way.

Just follow this step by step guide and you’ll be all set to watch some much bigger and much better American Netflix In Canada.

You can thank me later.

Well I have to admit I only picked a few of my favorite actresses but there are quite a few more gorgious ladies that you may like even more.  For a list of 30 go to http://www.koat.com/entertainment/oh-canada-30-gorgeous-canadian-actresses/87236

Actually check out #17.  Again you can thank me later.

And #5 is for all those Battlestar Galactica fans out there.

 

Catching Fire – What A Hot Movie

FireThe Hunger Games have proven to be a highly popular series, particularly among young adults. The movies have been box office hits as well, with each release generating a lot of buzz in the media as well. It is no surprise that ‘Catching Fire’ has been one of the most hotly debated releases. Fans will be watching to see how this next installment is received. Catching Fire is also going to continue the series in some important ways. Fans will want to stay on top of these developments. The producers and developers of Catching Fire are expecting that this new release will see an extended screening throughout the country.

Catching Fire was developed by Lionsgate, who had been busy promoting their latest production. They had been slowly releasing more information about Catching Fire and what fans can expect. Jennifer Lawrence will be starring in this film, which proved to be one of the hottest releases of 2013. It was officially released in November of 2013 and generated a lot of positive reviews in the process. It was widely regarded as both a commercial and a critical success. Of course, the movie itself is based on the 2009 book by the same name. Many elements from Suzanne Collins’ original book have been preserved in the movie release of Catching Fire.

The plot line of Catching Fire will largely pick up where the last Hunger Games installment left off. Katniss and Peeta will be returning home to District 12, where they will be welcomed by local residents. They recently won the 74th anniversary of the Hunger Games, which proved to be popular among people everywhere. Catching Fire will introduce some new political elements to the universe, which has influenced people within the story line. There are some rebellions breaking out in different types of districts located in the area. Fans of the series will want to see how these political developments impact the Hunger Games universe as well.

Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy penned by Suzanne Collins. The dystopian series has captured the imagination of fans who are drawn in by the alternative universe that has been created. Catching Fire will be introducing some rapid changes to the Hunger Games world, which will be a valuable look at how the series itself has developed. Since Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutchinson have reprised their starring roles in the series, this has managed to draw in plenty of support from fans.

After the London premier of Catching Fire, the series proved to be a popular success. It took a budget of around $140 million to formally produce this latest entry to the series. But the distribution of the film produced earnings in excess of $864 million. This was accompanied by plenty of media fanfare for the film and praise from many fans. Catching Fire also produced quite a few positive reviews from critics. These critics were drawn in by the sheer action of the film, as well as the way it continues the plot line developed in the original release.

Catching Fire was directed by Francis Lawrence, who replaced Gary Ross as director of the film. The film is based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The screen play for this film was written by Simon Beaufoy and Michael deBruyn. It also features music by James Newton Howard, which is premiered throughout the course of the movie.

A Trick For Us Canadians

Canadian FlagI’m a Canadian.

I love Canada for lots and lots of reasons.  However, access to content is NOT one of them.  I love movies and TV shows (hence this blog) but it seems like we are getting the short end of the content stick every time we turn around.

Take Pandora Internet Radio as an example.  If you live in America all this music is free, but if you live in Canada it gets blocked :(

Since I’m such a movie nut, I really hate the fact that my Canadian Netflix account is so inferior my friends US based Netflix accounts.

I have a couple of college buddies who love movies as much as I do.  One day we were chatting about some decent movies available on Netflix to watch and they asked if I’d watched Good Will Hunting on Netflix, etc, etc. and I went to find these great movies but nope….I couldn’t watch them.

That’s when I found out that Netflix has different content options depending upon which country you are accessing it from.  Of course, doing a bit of research proved what I had expected…the Canadian library inferior.

I was doing a bit of research after that and came across a site that showed me a solution to this problem.  The site shows you a simple way to get American Netflix in Canada.  It sounded too good to be true but thought I might as well give it a shot and worst case I’d be out 10 bucks.

To my surprise this trick actually worked.

So if you are also a Canadian or anyone who has a Netflix account but live outside of the USA then take my advice and get follow the blog www.in3tagen.com and follow their solution.  It really does work and is worth every penny.

It’s nice to finally be able to level the American and Canadian playing field when it comes to content and technology which is in my experience a very rare feeling.

Star Wars 7?

So there’s some recent rumors out there about a Star Wars Episode 7.  There is very limited amount of information being shared at this point but they do have a release date currently of December 18, 2015 and shooting is to begin in the spring of this year 2014.

Sounds like it will be a continuation to the original trilogy saga.  The current rumor is to have Mark Hammel (Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) to return for number 7.

So stay tuned since this could be a huge hit.  I know very few people who don’t love the Star Wars saga.

 

The Legend of Hercules

This is and up and coming 2014 movie that caught my attention recently, but I’m a big sucker for an ancient super hero movie.  I’m hoping it can match other hero films from this era such as the amazing movie 300.

warrior masksAfter watching the trailer I’m a little bit concerned that the fight scenes will be too much over the top.  A good fight scene needs to be entrenched in reality and not suspend believe.  Hay maker type punches or swipes are great in theory but I cant get past the fact that the majority of real world fights end up as a wrestling match.

I can give a little bit of give on this point since we are talking about a fictional God/Man super hero.  He should be able to do a few things beyond our normal fighting comprehension.

Another thing that has me worried is the acting and plot.  I’m have yet to identify what this place will be about entirely but for the most part it looks to be somewhat weak.  This seems to be the ongoing Hollywood trend now adays.  Pick an interesting (super hero) concept, throw together a half hearted plot, hire a few cheap actors (Keanu?) and then use a heavy dose of special effects.  Cheap, mindless movies make good money.  They don’t make blockbuster profits but they have a good return and have been reliable.

So what do you think about this upcoming movie?  You think it has potential to impress or is it destined for failure right out of the gates?

 

Dumb and Dumber To

Yes folks, they are finally making a respectable sequel to the cult classic Dumb and Dumber.  That in itself is not that big of a deal but when you hear that they were able to get Jim Carey on board Jeff Daniels.  Bringing back the original cast is a huge deal.

Anyone remember the first attempt at a Dumb and Dumber sequel?  Yes it wall called Dumb and Dumberer and it was terrible.  That because no one can follow up a Jim / Jeff comedy acting masterpiece.  So at the end of the day the first attempt at a sequel was a stink bomb.

However, with Jim/Jeff on board, there is a ton of buzz around this new movie.  It is currently projected to be ready for theater release sometime in 2014.  Over the past year or 2 the movie has been shot in the Atlanta area.

I just can’t imagine Jim and Jeff coming back together to make this movie unless it had all the right pieces in place to be just as good (and hopefully better) than the original.  The rumor is that the movie will be set some years after the original Dumb and Dumber.

Just make certain to keep an ear out for this movie.  Its one of the 2014 movies on my hot watch list for sure.