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Film

Iconic X-Men props up for grabs at Toronto auction

Posted by Guest Contributor / March 23, 2015

xmen auctionIf you've ever wanted to own Wolverine's claws or Nightcrawler's tail, now's your chance. A treasure trove of X-Men props, costumes and make-up effects are for sale along with screen-used memorabilia from Jacob's Ladder, Johnny Mnemonic, JFK, Platoon and Legends of the Fall (among others) as part of Hollywood North: The FXSMITH Studio Collection Auction.

Bidders will also find a silicone bust of Wolverine's head, worn by Hugh Jackman's stunt double, Sabretooth's claws and Toad's tongue, along with early character concept sketches. Starting bids range from $30 to $2,500.

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Toronto's experimental media collective turns 25

Posted by PO Karim / March 15, 2015

Pleasure Dome TorontoBeyond the world of narrative threads, plot structures, and story beats lies filmmaking in its purest, most abstract form. On the far-side of Hollywood, you'll find filmmakers sculpting with the substance of image and the essence of audio, playing with perceptions of time.

In Toronto, the Pleasure Dome curatorial collective has been nurturing appreciation for time-based media arts since 1989. Even as they celebrate their 25th anniversary season, their focus remains fixed on the present and what lies beyond.

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Toronto's last Grindhouse rises again

Posted by Ed Conroy / March 13, 2015

The Rio TorontoThe mythical Yonge Street sin strip of the 1970s and 80s was an electric, dangerous place. Tucked away at number 373 amongst the glut of groovy head shops and skeezy massage parlours that stretched from King to Bloor was perhaps Toronto's most infamous grindhouse movie theatre - "The Rio" - a place to drink, swing, smoke, stay warm and expand your filmic horizons.

Think sticky aberrant floors, a hot-boxed, tobacco smoke hazed auditorium populated by a rum mix of skid row derelicts, sex-trade workers, Ryerson students, pervy businessmen, stoned teenagers and dyed-in-the-wool Cinephiles.

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The 10 weirdest Toronto movies of all time

Posted by Ed Conroy / March 7, 2015

weird toronto moviesThe definitive Toronto movie has yet to be made. While New York enjoys Taxi Driver, and Chicago The Blues Brothers, (hell, even Winnipeg has Death by Popcorn: The Tragedy of the Winnipeg Jets), Toronto's still burgeoning film scene is yet to produce an iconic, undisputed masterpiece which captures the pure un-distilled essence of the city.

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New timelapse celebrates the beauty of Toronto at night

Posted by Derek Flack / March 3, 2015

Toronto timelapseIf snow-covered Toronto is getting you down (but why would it?), perhaps it's time to recall just how majestic our city can look at night without the under layer of slush we've become accustom to over this brutal winter. This new timelapse from photographer Oscar Flores should help viewers do just that.

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The top 10 YTV PJs of all time

Posted by Ed Conroy / February 20, 2015

YTV PJsThey were there for you when it mattered most: after school, on Saturday mornings, and for a while even during lunch time. Canadian children of the '90s and '00s will probably never forget the magical, pre-internet times they shared with those irreverent yet inspirational televisual guides, the PJs.

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