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This Week in Film: June 1, 2007


Earlier this week, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger came to town to discuss climate change and stem cell research with some of the big guns running our country. Inevitably, at some point, the discussion veered into movies. Now I'm not sure whether or not Stephen Harper is much of a film buff, but the guy pretty much cut to the chase with that "camcording" issue. According to sources, Prime Minister Harper brought it up in his office during Arnie's visit on Wednesday, stating that he was looking into making an amendment to the Criminal Code, which would ban the act of videotaping inside movie theatres.

That's great news, I guess. It's one step forward towards "stopping those ugly, cheap cam-movies from getting made", which sort of echoes what one American official said regarding the proposal.

Well, in some related news, I found a copy of one of those one dollar Spider-Man 3 DVDs from China lying around in my house. The family member responsible for this appalling crime got a serious two day reprimand in the form of teasing and humiliation. The individual vowed to never do it again... yeah, right.

Opening this Week:

Knocked Up (listen to last week's MovieTO podcast for Andrea's review)
Severance
Mr. Brooks
Ten Canoes
Rise: Blood Hunter

(Photo: "Arnold visits LCBO 3" by blogTO Flickr pooler fermata.daily)


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