Press +1 Announces Move to THE CANADIAN FILM REVIEW
Toronto, September 1st, 2013 -
In a move that exemplifies commitment to Canadian film, Press +1 Magazine announced that they will be dedicating their online presence to Canadian screen-based productions.
Moving forward in a show of solidarity with The Canadian Screen Awards, The Canadian Film Review will be continuing the online presence established by Press +1 magazine by focusing solely on Canadian Film, Television and Web Series.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Kindah Mardam Bey, says “As much as I have loved showcasing the enormous talent across Canada and across multiple platforms of arts and entertainment, it has become clear to me that unlike any other aspect of Canadian entertainment, our films need dedicated advocates to stand up and commit themselves solely to the Canadian screen based industry, which is exactly what I am doing with the Canadian Film Review.”
What began as a web series showcasing new Canadian Film in 2011, THE CANADIAN FILM REVIEW shone the spotlight on a variety of Canadian film productions such as GOON, TAKE THIS WALTZ and EDWIN BOYD: CITIZEN GANGSTER. To build upon the success of the first season, the “little-show-that-could” made the move to Television audiences in Toronto and area on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough on November 6, 2012. The Canadian Film Review television show continued to advocate for Canadian film with industry spotlights featuring media moguls such as ROBERT LANTOS (Serendipity Point Films), interviews with Canadian screen celebrities like JAY BARUCHEL (Goon), JOSHUA JACKSON (One Week, Inescapable) and KRISTIN KREUK (Irvine Welsh’s ECSTASY) and showcase news on emerging talents like TATIANA MASLANY (Picture Day, Cas & Dylan), SARAH GADON (Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method) and JASON BUXTON (Blackbird). The second season was a resounding success drawing viewers both online and to watch the TV show.
Kindah Mardam Bey sees new challenges for Canadian films, “The old mindset that Canadian films are lacking in some way when compared to other films in other industries is a myth at this point. Being one of the rare people who watch almost every Canadian theatrical release in a year, my informed opinion can easily state that Canadian films are vibrant, challenging, courageous, funny, scary and often poetic that audiences embrace when they see them. As a publisher, web-show Producer and TV show Producer of the Canadian Film Review, I can also say that Canadian audiences are eager to be informed and engaged about their homegrown films.”
Press+1 Magazine has also shown their enthusiasm towards the small screen this year through recaps and articles on ten different Canadian television series with such varied audience appeal as Arctic Air, Mr. D, Orphan Black and Lost Girl.
Press+1 broke new ground with coverage of Web Series, a format fast becoming the future of entertainment and garnering attention through quality writing along with original concepts and content. Working closely with the Bell Media Fund and the Independent Production Fund to showcase series such as Guidestones and the stand-alone hit tween series Ruby Skye, P.I. now headed to CBC this fall, Kindah Mardam Bey’s publications are the frontrunner for covering Canadian Web Series.
The Canadian Film Review will have a brand new online address
Launched in 2007, PRESS+1 now has over 50 journalists from coast to coast submitting daily coverage. It is Canada’s largest independent online entertainment magazine. Publications such as The Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, Calgary Herald and British newspaper The Guardian have recently used PRESS+1 in coverage and as an expert reference based on its original content. www.pressplus1.com
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|BEING HUMAN – One is Silver and the Other Pagan (S3/E7)|
|ARTICLES - BEING HUMAN|
|Written by Olivia Lam|
|Wednesday, 27 February 2013 01:48|
Sally mends the past, and Josh gets caught between Nora and Aidan.
Written By: Olivia Lam
Picking up right after episode 6, we find Aidan on the floor (and bleeding profusely from his eyes, nose and mouth) and Erin standing above him with a wooden stake in hand. Thankfully due to his vampire prowess, Aidan manages to kick Erin into a bookshelf, but unfortunately knocks her unconscious and also bleeding from her ears. Josh walks in on the catastrophe, rushing to Erin’s side.
When Erin is transported to hospital, Josh tells Aidan that she is in stable condition but that the swelling in her brain is questionable. Aidan explains Erin’s murderous intentions to Josh , but before Josh can make sense of it all, Nora storms through the hall with nothing but hatred for Aidan, ignoring his plentiful excuses.
When Nora and Josh are alone in Erin’s hospital room, they debate over who’s at fault for the mess. Nora sways the blame to Aidan, but Josh proposes Liam, being the one who mysteriously returned Erin. Nora still wonders where Josh’s true loyalties would lie if he had to choose: with her, or Aidan?
Away from the hospital’s gloom and in the sunshine, Sally locates her old friend Bridget (and Danny’s tormented last girlfriend) who works at an outdoor bistro. Bridget believes she has made contact with the spiritual realm when she sees Sally, but Sally confirms her human state and just wants to grab lunch with Bridget, making note that she is always starving. When they talk, Sally wants Bridget to forgive herself for thinking she failed when she was a ghost. Bridget tells her that because of that experience, she joined a Wicca group. She wants Sally to come with her, all to Sally’s sarcastic excitement.
Still at the hospital, Aidan goes to visit Kenny where he finds unlikely company. Blake, a middle-aged but 11 year old vampire admits to taking blood from Kenny in exchange for becoming Kenny’s vampire maker. Aidan can see that Blake means trouble, being a young vampire with beliefs of vampire-domination and no real grasp of the impact of her decisions. Blake reveals she knows a lot about Aidan as well: that he is Bishop’s son and that he has killed a pure-bred werewolf (RIP Connor). She walks away determined.
Aidan returns home and dumps his tainted blood supply in the sink. When Kat stops by hoping to talk to Nora about a plumbing problem, Aidan offers to help since Nora and Josh are at the hospital. At Kat’s place, she manages to fix the problem with a little help from Aidan. When he leaves, he notices Kat’s books and finds out she’s a PhD candidate/history student, with a focus particularly in the American Civil War. They sweetly converse like two history nerds (except Aidan has real-life experience) before Aidan goes.
Liam comes to visit Erin at the hospital but is intercepted by Josh. Josh confronts Liam about using Erin to kill Aidan, but with no evidence or proof, Josh simply and sternly warns Liam to stay away from his family. When he returns inside, Josh meets up with his sister Emily, who came to visit and spend the day with Nora at Josh’s request. She knows Josh plans to propose to Nora and gives him their grandmother’s engagement ring.
Aidan returns to visit Kenny but finds him tired and weak after Blake’s visitation. Aidan tracks the young vampire down and scolds her for taking too many viles of blood. He tries to reason with her, realizing her ignorance and immaturity. When Aidan leaves her to go visit Erin, he runs into Kat on the way over, who has brought home cooked food for Nora and Josh. After a slightly awkward run in with the four of them, Nora threatens Aidan to stay away from Kat and Erin. Josh tries to defend Aidan, but he leaves without a fight.
Roaming the hospital halls, Blake is stopped by a nurse and security and is harshly questioned for claiming visitation rights with Kenny. They take her away. Meanwhile, Aidan warns Kenny about the horrors that come with becoming a vampire and the complex relationship that fosters between a vampire and his maker. When Aidan leaves, he runs into Blake, who compelled her way out of security and is now hungry. Aidan tells her he agreed to make Kenny his own son for the sake of saving him for Blake, and she walks off with vengeful words against the human-lover. Aidan leaves to stop by Kat’s house, asking her out on a date. She agrees to go out with him.
Sally, on the other hand, goes with Bridget to her Wiccan group. She witnesses them call forth spirits, but not the spirits that were desired. Sally realizes that the ghosts have been possessing Bridget during the gatherings, hence why she feels empty and spiritually connected to something otherworldly – but really just making her lose her mind. Sally manages to confront the ghosts, dispersing one of them and frightening the other one away. When she takes Bridget back home, she explains to her what’s been happening at the Wiccan gatherings. She apologizes for involving Bridget into the spiritual world, and tells her she needs to forget it all, and to forget Sally. Sally gives Bridget Zoe’s charmed necklace, to keep the ghosts away, and before letting her go, Sally tells Bridget she saved her and not failed her.
Back at the hospital Josh lets Nora know that despite it all, even if he thinks of Aidan as a brother, he will always choose Nora. But just to ruin their bliss while they sit in the waiting room, Liam visits Erin and smothers her with a pillow. When Josh and Nora return to visit Erin, they find her body gone. Nora runs into Josh’s arms while Josh stares back at Aidan who has just arrived.
In the concluding scenes, Blake walks in the alleys at night but is stopped by Liam. He has her in his grasps but she hopes that the pure-bred killer who lives in the neighbourhood (Aidan) runs into him one day and delivers him the same fate. Liam lets Blake go with a look of slight confusion and shock on his face, and we can assume he knows who Blake is referring to.
And finally, back at the house, as Sally prepares to call it a night she begins to brush her hair. She feels strands of her hair being pulled out with one comb and reaches for her head to inspect. A larger chunk gets caught between her fingers, revealing a piece of her skin attached to the root, and revealing an open scab. She screams at the horror.
Supe’rnatural of the Day: X-Large Serving of Hearty Kenny Soup with Scab Flakes
Blake: “When this is over we can rebuild the race. Do it better this time. We can run Boston – maybe even more than Boston!”
Aidan: “I’ve already run Boston. Wasn’t always what it was cracked up to be.”