On May 21, 1980, American movie goers were introduced to Boba Fett in the second movie in the Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. The strong, but silent, Mandalorian bounty hunter, impressive in his beautifully designed armor, only appears four times in the film and speaks one line of dialogue. In the final film of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, he appears three times, without any dialogue and is unceremoniously killed off in the most ridiculous, cartoonish way possible.
Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies in the 1750s. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish trader. His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavine, the daughter of a French Huguenot physician, and wife of John Michael Lavine, a merchant who had settled on the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies.
Hillbilly Elegy became insanely popular, as the public grasped for some understanding of what was happening to their democracy, rising to the top of the New York Times’ best seller list, and cementing J.D. Vance’s reputation as an “expert” on white poverty.
The Crown is an historical television series that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Given that the monarchy is such an important part of the British identity, and that Elizabeth II has been on the throne since the early 1950s, it makes sense that films would be made about her.
Celebrating the creativity diversity and independence of the Canadian Film Industry with feature films, shorts and more.
The Reel Canadian Film Festival features an eclectic and engaging mix of the year’s best features including Indigenous productions, French-language features, comedy, drama and documentary features plus shorts from across the country. Now in it’s 13th year, Reel looks forward to celebrating with you, although this year will look a little different.
Al Capone is a legend to the extent that his name is often the first one that comes to mind when people hear the word “gangster.” He was an American mobster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era in Chicago. And yet his reign as a crime boss lasted only seven years and ended when he went to prison at the age of 33.
Fuel your winter stoke and get inspired by these must watch movie picks. Check it out here!
Fernie Brewing Company has asked their athlete team to share what they’ve been watching recently to fuel their winter stoke through the shoulder season. From skiing and snowboarding picks, to running documentaries and binge worthy YouTube series, there’s something for everyone on this list.
The film features Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead in the major roles. Thompson plays Fiona Maye, a judge who visits the boy in hospital to determine whether or not his wishes are being influenced unduly by his family.