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Shortest Day offers free film fest Sunday

December
17
,
2015
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Paramount Theatre is the place to be on Sunday, Dec. 20, when Kamloops Film Society and the TNRD film commission co-host The Shortest Day Short Film Celebration. The celebration offers free short films, Canadian productions, open to all ages,...

Review: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is fun fan service that kick-starts a new generation

December
16
,
2015
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J.J. Abrams may not elevate the language of "Star Wars," but he sure is fluent in it. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place. In fact, it's basically the...

'The Force Awakens' premiere crowd excitedly greets familiar 'Star Wars' faces; new ones, too

December
15
,
2015
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LOS ANGELES — The VIP audience at "The Force Awakens" world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie's first words appeared on screen, with special enthusiasm for the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca after a 32-year...

Regionally shot film now available on DVD

December
11
,
2015
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Shana: The Wolf’s Music, a film featuring lead cast members from area First Nations, is now available on DVD, says the TNRD film commission. This Swiss-Canadian production, directed by Nino Jacusso from Switzerland, was filmed with leading...

Michael Gross, who created 'Ghostbusters' logo and National Lampoon dog cover, dead at 70

November
18
,
2015
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LOS ANGELES — Michael C. Gross, an artist, illustrator, film producer and personal designer who created two of the most iconic pop culture images of the 20th century — the enduring "Ghostbusters" logo and a dog with a gun to...

'Free!' Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist dramatized in hit Mafia movie 'Goodfellas'

November
13
,
2015
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NEW YORK — An aging mobster threw his hands into the air and shouted "Free," grinning as he walked out of a courthouse following his surprising acquittal on charges he helped plan the legendary 1978 Lufthansa heist retold in the hit...

'Spectre' shoots to $73 million, misses 'Skyfall's' mark, 'Peanuts' takes strong second

November
8
,
2015
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LOS ANGELES — It took the combination of James Bond and Charlie Brown to save the box office with the openings of both "Spectre" and "The Peanuts Movie" after a disastrous few weekends of flops. "Spectre" took...

Fire in the Frame wheels into town

October
31
,
2015
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The name Giuseppe Marinoni isn’t a household name in Canada unless that household happens to have a few cycling enthusiasts. Marinoni is a leading figure in Canadian cycling with a track record going back 40 years. A champion racer in Italy...

Chasing Ice next in Films for Change series

October
22
,
2015
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The award-winning climate change film Chasing Ice will have a public screening at TRU Oct. 28 as part of the TRU Films for Change series. The 2012 documentary follows an Arctic expedition led by nature photographer James Balog — initially a...

10 weeks of movies in new film season

September
15
,
2015
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The curtain opens on a new season for the Kamloops Film Society on Thursday with the first of 10 weekly films. The films run through till Nov. 26 at the Paramount Theatre, with a start time of 7 p.m. Memberships are $2, available at Movie Mart at...