Sunday, November 1

Summer Movies

Jay Baruchel on being a horror nerd, loving the Habs and ‘Justice League: Mortal’
Canadian culture, horror movies, Movies, Summer Movies

Jay Baruchel on being a horror nerd, loving the Habs and ‘Justice League: Mortal’

Article content continued“Jesse and I are just real horror fans. Part of what we bonded over when we went to high school together was horror movies and reading Fangoria a s—load. We’d make horror movies on the weekend in grade 11 and we never stopped being interested in that stuff,” the Montreal-raised Baruchel says.He debuted the movie at a GTA drive-in this week with the film now playing in select theatres and available on demand.Baruchel, who recently announced he’ll return for a second season of Fox’s The Moodys with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, spoke about making a movie that isn’t for the squeamish, his unabashed Canadian pride, rooting for the Habs and the scrapped 2007 Justice League movie he thinks could have changed the superhero genre.You’d been attached to Random Acts ...
Box Office, Coronavirus, Ethan Hawke, Movies, Summer Movies

Summer movie season pins hopes on August, but will people come back?

For the first time in the modern era, the month of July will go by without a single blockbuster opening in movie theatres.With kids out of school, as the calendar flips to the back half of the year, this is usually the point in the movie-release cycle when studios unspool some of their biggest titles.After Tenet shifted its release from July to Aug. 12 last week, Disney followed suit, postponing its live-action remake of Mulan to Aug. 21.The Mouse House is hoping that the film will open in time to welcome families back to theatregoing after an unsettling summer shutdown that has seen many long-standing traditions upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.After three months, theatres across Canada — which were abruptly forced to shut in March as the coronavirus swept the globe — are cautio...
Celebrity, Movies, Streaming, Summer Movies, Thriller Movies

Joel McHale on ‘Becky’, ‘Tiger King’ backlash and ‘Community’ movie

Funnyman Joel McHale wants to make one thing clear: He isn’t abandoning comedy. Instead, a dramatic turn in the pulse-pounding action-thriller Becky, as well as a recent hosting stint on a Tiger King after-show, is giving him an opportunity to try something different.“I enjoy everything, so I want to do it all,” McHale, best known for starring on NBC’s Community, says in an interview with the Sun. “People are so used to seeing certain things from some actors, so when it goes against type it shocks people. Hopefully, I get to do more of that in the future.”In Becky, which is available now on VOD, McHale, 48, plays Jeff, whose family lake house is set upon by a nasty group of escaped prisoners, led by a Neo-Nazi (an unrecognizable Kevin James). With Jeff helpless to take on the thu...