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Washington Kicks Some Russian Butt In This Well Acted Action Thriller

Washington Kicks Some Russian Butt In This Well Acted Action Thriller

Never look back on your past. Lessons learned come in handy for a former military pro in The Equalizer. Inspired (?) from the hit mid 1980s television series this hip update is slick. What else would you expect from master director  Antoine Fuqua who unleashes the tough love in this terrific blend of action and [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

VIFF Opens With Wild And Then Tame Reception At Vancouver Club

VIFF Opens With Wild And Then Tame Reception At Vancouver Club

By R. Paul Dhillon
VANCOUVER – The 2014 edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with the gala screening of Oscars hopeful “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Canada’s top export to Hollywood Jean-Marc Vallée.
The LINK could not get into the screening due to heavy demand for tickets as Wild [...]

October 1st, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Entertainment, International, Movie Reviews, Top News | Read More »

The Rising Sun of Vancouver Tells An Inspirational Japanese-Canadian Story

The Rising Sun of Vancouver Tells An Inspirational Japanese-Canadian Story

Vancouver Asahi World Premiere At VIFF Monday Night.
By Andrew Tran
Special for The LINK
The feature film Vancouver Asahi, which means Rising Sun of Vancouver, had a red carpet World Premiere At VIFF Monday Night.  The film releases in Japan on December 20.
Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki as Reggie, the Captain of team Asahi and Kamenashi Kazuya as [...]

October 1st, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, News, Top News | Read More »

Life After Beth (PG) ****

Life After Beth (PG) ****

Dark Comedy About Zombies Could Become Cult Favorite!
By Alan Samuel
Bad things happen to good people. Maybe.  Delicious dark comedy is on tap in Life After Beth. Bound to be a cult classic, this dark gem comes your way at The Rio theatre I’m Vancouver, one of British Columbia’s  few remaining stand alone independently owned theatres. [...]

September 7th, 2014 | Posted in Bollywood, Movie Reviews | Read More »

‘The Great Man’ (‘Le Grand homme’)

‘The Great Man’ (‘Le Grand homme’)

An intimate metaphysical drama depicting the traumas of war and emigration, and how they ricochet within France’s own borders, Sarah Leonor’s The Great Man (Le Grand homme) marks an assured sophomore effort following the director’s well-received debut, A Real Life (which starred the late Guillaume Depardieu). Reminiscent of Claire Denis’s Beau Travail with its stylistic [...]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »

Land Ho! (PG) ****

Land Ho! (PG) ****

Odd-Couple Buddies Shtick Familiar But Enjoyable!
By Alan Samuel
Trips can be memorable.  Let’s hope the people if Iceland are able to recover from the jovial jabs lobbed their  way in Land Ho!   Funny and poignant this Sony Pictures Classics will warm your hearts at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Experienced travellers know it helps to take a trip [...]

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

A Tale From The Canadian North Provides Food For Thought!

A Tale From The Canadian North Provides Food For Thought!

By Alan Samuel
A mother’s determination to teach her son about the past provides plenty of food for thought in Uvanga. Set in the desolate Canadian north this handsome production arrives on our urban shores courtesy of Mongrel Media. Enjoy this fantastic journey into the great outdoors now at the doorsteps of Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre.
Old memories [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

It’s Mind Over Matter In This Action Flick featuring Sultry Johansson

It’s Mind Over Matter In This Action Flick featuring Sultry Johansson

By Alan Samuel
Brace yourself  for action when Luc Besson takes control of a film. Team him up with one of the sexiest actresses on the planet and something big may result. Sparks ignite and the action never lets up in Lucy, the latest forceful thriller from Universal Pictures now dazzling audiences at Cineplex odeon arenas [...]

August 9th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

I Origins (PG) *** Mad Scientist Gets The Indie Treatment In Low Budget Scifi

I Origins (PG) *** Mad Scientist Gets The Indie Treatment In Low Budget Scifi

By Alan Samuel
Unique and original comes the efforts of Fox  Searchlight with their release of I Origins  And an eye-opener it is! Journey down to select Cineplex Odeon theatres in B.C. to get in on the action.
Mad scientists are nothing new for Hollywood. But what a lab rat with a sincere desire to good.  Think [...]

August 4th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Hollywood Heavyweights Spielberg, Oprah Team Up For Cross Cultural Comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hollywood Heavyweights Spielberg, Oprah Team Up For Cross Cultural Comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey

TORONTO – Two Hollywood heavyweights filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Media mogul Oprah Winfrey are teaming up for Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures’ The Hundred-Foot Journey, which follows the fateful lives of the Kaddam family as they are displaced from their native India. The family seeks refuge in the south of France and soon settles in the small [...]

August 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Bollywood, Movie Reviews, Top News | Read More »