Movies & TV

An outfit that is part of the Balmain x Barbie collection is seen on display at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. The store launched its exclusive Barbie collaboration with Balmain last year and sold out of many items in the first few days. Based on the success of last year’s collaboration and the current Barbiecore cultural phenomenon, it has reissued the collection on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Awash in pink, everyone wants a piece of the ‘Barbie’ movie marketing mania

Pink sauce on that Burger King burger? What about “Barbie-fying” your pet…

 

Justine Bateman, right, speaks outside Netflix during a Writers Guild rally as a strike by The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is announced on Thursday, July 13, 2023, in Los Angeles. This marks the first time since 1960 that actors and writers will picket film and television productions at the same time. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Striking actors will begin picketing alongside writers in fight over the future of Hollywood

Striking screen actors will begin picketing alongside writers in New York and…

 

Margot Robbie arrives at the premiere of "Barbie" on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo Chris Pizzello)

Robbie, Gosling premiere ‘Barbie’ in Los Angeles

Stars of upcoming film “Barbie” - including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America…

Margot Robbie arrives at the premiere of "Barbie" on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo Chris Pizzello)
Tyler and Kayleen (left) and Allie and Eddie start their journey in The Amazing Race Canada’s ninth season premiere. The two Comox Valley couples’ TV-show competition begins on July 4th. (Photo: CTV)

Two Vancouver Island teams chasing ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Scuba diver and Paralympian face-off against business coach and fitness trainer

Tyler and Kayleen (left) and Allie and Eddie start their journey in The Amazing Race Canada’s ninth season premiere. The two Comox Valley couples’ TV-show competition begins on July 4th. (Photo: CTV)
FILE - This image released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, right, and Jake in a scene from the 2009 movie "Avatar." The sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water” may have finally arrived in theaters in 2022, but that long parade of “Avatar” delays isn’t done, yet. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday pushed the release of “Avatar 3” a year, bumping it from December 2024 to December 2025. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File)

‘Avatar 3’ pushed to 2024 and Disney sets two ‘Star Wars’ films for 2026

“Avatar: The Way of Water” may have finally arrived in theaters in…

FILE - This image released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, right, and Jake in a scene from the 2009 movie "Avatar." The sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water” may have finally arrived in theaters in 2022, but that long parade of “Avatar” delays isn’t done, yet. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday pushed the release of “Avatar 3” a year, bumping it from December 2024 to December 2025. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File)
Amy Bachmann’s dater description says she grew up on a dairy farm, backpacked Southeast Asia, and is “outdoorsy” and loves hiking. However, she is content to leave the farm work to her siblings and father. (CTV/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland woman looking for love on TV

Amy Bachmann is a dater on the new CTV reality television show Farming For Love

Amy Bachmann’s dater description says she grew up on a dairy farm, backpacked Southeast Asia, and is “outdoorsy” and loves hiking. However, she is content to leave the farm work to her siblings and father. (CTV/Special to The News)
Fort St. John’s Bev Berg and Megan Knott have worked with TELUS STORYHIVE on a number of projects promoting mental health. STORYHIVE is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!

Celebrating B.C. content: Fort St. John mother-daughter create and share mental health tools

It’s TELUS STORYHIVE’s 10 Year Anniversary! Look back on a decade of inspiring local stories

  • Jun 5, 2023
Fort St. John’s Bev Berg and Megan Knott have worked with TELUS STORYHIVE on a number of projects promoting mental health. STORYHIVE is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!
This image released by Disney shows Halle Bailey as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." (Disney via AP)

Movie Review: Disenchantment under the sea in live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’

It’s not Rob Marshall’s fault that Disney’s latest live-action retread doesn’t really…

This image released by Disney shows Halle Bailey as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." (Disney via AP)
Lantzville singer Raymond Salgado during the May 9 semi-final performances of ‘Canada’s Got Talent.’ Salgado will return to the show as a finalist on Tuesday, May 16. (Photo credit: Jag Gundu/Canada’s Got Talent)

B.C. singer Raymond Salgado voted in as finalist for ‘Canada’s Got Talent’

24-year-old Vancouver Islander will appear Tuesday, May 16, with seven other finalists

Lantzville singer Raymond Salgado during the May 9 semi-final performances of ‘Canada’s Got Talent.’ Salgado will return to the show as a finalist on Tuesday, May 16. (Photo credit: Jag Gundu/Canada’s Got Talent)
Screenshot from Netflix trailer for the film “The Mother” with Jennifer Lopez. (Netflix)

Advance screening of Netflix movie filmed in Smithers planned for town

Smithers Tourism offers chance to win tickets to invitation-only event

Screenshot from Netflix trailer for the film “The Mother” with Jennifer Lopez. (Netflix)
Jaylene with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women advoacate Gladys Radek on the set of Journey 4 Justice. submitted

Content-novice finds career-changing content creating opportunity with STORYHIVE Voices

New and emerging content creators are encouraged to apply for STORYHIVE Voices, open now!

  • Apr 4, 2023
Jaylene with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women advoacate Gladys Radek on the set of Journey 4 Justice. submitted
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Ryan Seacrest leaving ‘Live,’ will be replaced by Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos

Ryan Seacrest plans to leave ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” this…

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is working on sequels for its “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and “Zootopia” franchises as the company concentrates more on brands that have continued to perform well. The Walt Disney Co. is working on a “strategic transformation,” announced by CEO Bob Iger on Wednesday, Feb. 8 2023. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and “Zootopia” movies on tap

Disney is working on sequels for “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and “Zootopia,” three…

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is working on sequels for its “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and “Zootopia” franchises as the company concentrates more on brands that have continued to perform well. The Walt Disney Co. is working on a “strategic transformation,” announced by CEO Bob Iger on Wednesday, Feb. 8 2023. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Kootenay filmmaker Colleen Gentemann has created three projects with TELUS STORYHIVE.  Applications are now open for the 2023 Anniversary Documentary Edition! Marty Schaffer Photo

From TELUS STORYHIVE to Hollywood rom-coms: One Kootenay filmmaker’s path to success

STORYHIVE marks its 10-year anniversary and is calling all new and emerging content creators

  • Jan 17, 2023
Kootenay filmmaker Colleen Gentemann has created three projects with TELUS STORYHIVE.  Applications are now open for the 2023 Anniversary Documentary Edition! Marty Schaffer Photo
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More eggnog: 10 terrible Christmas movies to torture your family with this holiday season

Be forewarned, these cinematic lumps of coal could potentially ruin the holiday season

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Host Gerry Dee meets the Roberts family on Family Feud Canada, Season 4. From left are Dee, Sheryl Thompson, Julie Bronson, Robyn Ross, Iris Rayburn and Marian Atkinson. Photo courtesy CBC

B.C. family represents their Indigenous heritage on Family Feud Canada

Best part of experience was ‘joking around with Gerry Dee’ — contestant

Host Gerry Dee meets the Roberts family on Family Feud Canada, Season 4. From left are Dee, Sheryl Thompson, Julie Bronson, Robyn Ross, Iris Rayburn and Marian Atkinson. Photo courtesy CBC
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More eggnog: 10 terrible Christmas movies to torture your family with this holiday season

Be forewarned, these cinematic lumps of coal could potentially ruin the holiday season

Pixabay photo/blende12
“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)

LEGO-loving B.C. siblings build up to American reality-TV show’s final rounds, eye $100K prize

Guedes brother-sister duo among 3 Canadian teams in final four of ‘LEGO Masters,’ on FOX and CTV

“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)
Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO’s “Girls” on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and the hit film “Look Who’s Talking,” has died. She was 71. Her death was announced Monday by her children on social media and confirmed by her manager. The post said their mother died of cancer that was recently diagnosed. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at age 71

She starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe on iconic sitcom

Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO’s “Girls” on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and the hit film “Look Who’s Talking,” has died. She was 71. Her death was announced Monday by her children on social media and confirmed by her manager. The post said their mother died of cancer that was recently diagnosed. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)