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Hanna, Your Highness, Awareness Film Night fundraiser, Oscar week at Cinecenta and more.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s out-of-body experience
A homicidal hobo takes out the trash
Source Code, Insidious, Hop and more
Hobo with a Shotgun, the Wizard of Oz, cancer survivor doc, Lord of the Dance in 3D and more.
Comedic genius Jacques Tati reborn
Paul, Limitless, food security film night, Banksy at Movie Monday and more.
Sci-fi warfare & insuring a few good laughs
Red Riding Hood, Mars Needs Moms, Tron at the IMAX, LA Phil on the big screen, bike doc launch and more.
Feminism doc screens on CBC, Leave Them Laughing returns
CineVic’s legacy was born out of a desire to create movies
Johnny Depp slithers into Rango, Don Quixote gets the ballet treatment and Waste Land visits Cinecenta.
One bleakly beautiful, the other brazenly bad
A year with Mike Leigh, a week with Liam Neeson
Nick Cage leaves hell, Felini's Casanova, Scene + Heard, Spike and Mike's, Winter's Bone and more.
The first minutes of Sanctum have breathtaking visuals reminiscent of an IMAX film. A helicopter nimbly swoops over remote wooded terrain in Papua New Guinea before circling what looks like a massive cenote that plunges down for hundreds and hundreds of feet to the surface of a circular lake. This proves to be the entrance to a labyrinthine and mostly unexplored cave system that is being probed by scuba divers aided by an aqua-robot used for video reconnaissance and a topside support team with elaborate communications gear.
justin bieber: never say never -(Odeon/SilverCity/Caprice) Canada's pop music phenom hits the big screen with a 3-D concert film that will have the tweens swooning. Starts Fri.
W e know that Vancouver Island is special; that’s probably part of the reason most of us choose to live here. But it isn’t just the amazing natural beauty and the temperate climate that set it apart from other places; it’s the people that make our communities so special.
■ Into Eternity ★★★★ — It begins with the camera gliding into a long, dark tunnel, which leads to the world’s first permanent repository for radioactive nuclear waste, currently being blasted out of solid rock 500 meters below Finland.
■ The Market ★★★ ½ — The Market is about the illegal organ trade in India. It follows the lives of two women and their families, one from India who wants to sell her kidney to pay off debts, and the other is from Nanaimo and has been waiting five years for a new kidney. In an attempt to save her life, her family wants her to explore the option of buying an organ from India.