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New "Home Alone" Will Film In Montreal, B.C. Implements UNDRIP Bill,Task Force On Missing And Murdered Native Americans And Alaska Natives

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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A reboot of the "Home Alone" film franchise will be filmed in Montreal this winter, between February and April, according to the website Pop Goes The News.

The production on the “reimagining” of "Home Alone," which was announced by Disney this past summer, will follow a husband and wife duo that is up against a young boy who has stolen something from them, Collider reports.


An Interview with "This is Not a Movie" Director Yung Chang (Audio)

For At The Movies Reviews on Location Remi interviews Yung Chang, the director of This is Not A Movie playing at this year's Rencontres Internationales du Documentaries de Montréal (RIDM) festival. The documentary follows The Independent journalist Robert Fisk as he covers conflicts in the Middle East.

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New Sorting Facility Opens In Montreal, Don Cherry's Controversial Remarks, Protestors Defend DACA

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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A new city-owned sorting center opened in Lachine for business. The $47-million facility will handle 900,000 tonnes of recyclable material a year. It will collect all materials from the western portion of the island, home to 1.1 million people. 


Montreal’s RIDM Festival: Uniting Cinephiles Through the Medium of Documentary

Documentary films have the power to entertain as well as educate the cinephile, and for that reason I have a deep appreciation for the genre. The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is making a return in 2019 for its 22nd edition. Hosted from November 14th-24th, the festival showcases some of the best short and feature length documentaries from across the globe.


Quebec's "Historic Anglophones", Canadians Warned Of New Scam, 9 People Killed Along US-Mexico Border

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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When asked how the CAQ government plans to figure out who qualifies for English services in the province, Quebec premier Francois Legault said that Quebec's "historic anglophones" will be dictated by Bill 101.

Anyone who went to English school in the province or is a member of an Indigenous group will be entitled to receive government services in English; everyone else will receive them in French only.


The Blair Witch Project: An Anniversary Viewing from One of the Best Years of Film

It is noted by many film critics that 1999 was one of the best years in film. Indeed, this statement is true having previously looked back on the year highlights on At The Movies with anniversary reviews of The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, American Beautyand soon a November review of Eyes Wide Shut.


Make it Stop - Terminator: Dark Fate Movie Review

On my way out of the advance screening for Terminator: Dark Fate, a man connected to the film's distribution was stopping people and asking for comments. He held a loose-leaf notebook and was jotting down notes as the audience exited the theater.
"How was it?" he asked me. "How did you like the movie?" 
"Make it stop," I said.
"Sorry?"
"That's my comment. Make it stop."
"Are you… being serious?"
"Absolutely," I said. "Make it stop. That's my honest and concise review of the movie and of the Terminator franchise continuing in any capacity. You can write that down."

Montreal Vision Zero, Quebec Adopts Bill 2, Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Halloween

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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The city of Montreal will be working in collaboration with the SPVM to help promote pedestrian awareness. According to the city's statistics, 14 pedestrians die each year. Of these fatalities, 60% involve people over 65 years old. 


Animation Filmmaker Chris Dainty Discusses His New Film "Shannon Amen" with At The Movies Host Remi Caron (Audio)

For At The Movies Reviews on location Remi was able to chat with Chris Dainty about his short animated feature Shannon Amen being showcased at this year's
Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma. Using Animation (2D, Stop motion, and Icemation) along with archival footage, Dainty brings his friend
Shannon Jamison’s story along with her art to life. Remi chatted about the animation techniques used to tell the story, as well as Dainty's process of emotions while making the film.

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Two Children And Father Found Dead In Hochelaga Home, #Wexit, Protests In Lebanon

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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Montreal police are investigating after a father and his two children were found dead in a home in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

The children, a seven-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, were discovered by their mother as she returned home from work on Tuesday October 22. 


NDP seeks special voting ballots for Manitoba's displaced First Nations

October 21, 2019

The NDP are placing a request for special ballots this week to allow nearly 6 thousand displaced first nations people to vote after a devastating Manitoba snowstorm. The storm disabled several utility poles and cause power outages across the southern Winnipeg area forcing the relocation of many first nations people affected to hotels and emergency shelters.

 


Ateteken Street, First Nations Emergency Vote, Dallas Tornado

Voice Harley Martin

Stories Evan Linsday & Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Sustainable MTL, Hunger Strike, MLK Facebook

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Montreal is expected to open public consultations on a new waste reduction plan next month. 

CBC News is reporting every Montrealer will need to cut their waste by 10 kilograms per year to reach a zero-waste goal by 2030.


Joker 2019: An R-Rated Dark Comedy Film That Incites Laughter While Also Tackling Mental Illness

What if we took a comedy director seriously? I feel like this is the question that notable R-rated comedy director Todd Phillips proposes to the audience with his newest film, Joker. For an example of a past attempt, he directed 2016’s War Dogs which took an interesting spin on a serious war story like that of Americans fighting in the Middle East.


“Sorry We Missed You” Movie Review

Photo Credit: Joss Barratt
 
Master director Ken Loach triumphs in British realism 57 years into his career.
 
Rushing into the Imperial Theatre, hundreds of moviegoers are bustling to find their seats. Everyone coming from somewhere, fitting their schedule to make things work, until they sit down to watch this movie, which they slowly realize is becoming more of a reflection into their own lives rather than an escape. 
 

Airbnb Class Action, Federal Election Campaign In Quebec, Arrests Following Take-Down Of Child Porn Website

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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A class action was launched against Airbnb when a plaintiff alleged that Airbnb violated Quebec law by showing consumers one price, then added 13% to 17% in the form of "service fees”.


Festival Du Nouveau Cinema Programming Director Zoé Protat Discusses the Ins-And-Outs of Cinema Event Hosting (Audio)

For At The Movies Remi was able to chat with Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) Programming Director Zoé Protat. Many topics were discussed, including how films get selected for the festival, major thematics of this year's films, rewarding aspects about the job, and how exclusive movies from streaming-only services make their way to the festival. We would like to thank Zoé for taking the time to answer these questions and wish her and her team a successful start to this year's FNC Festival running from October 9th to October 20th.

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Extinction Rebellion Protests, Toronto Restaurant Closes After Owners Receive Death Threats, Turkey's Military Offensive In Syria

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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More than 100 protestors joined a climate change demonstration in downtown Montreal outside Place du Canada. Blocking traffic during the height of the afternoon rush hour, protestors refused to move to the sidewalk when told by police.This prompted the arrest of about 40 people.


FNC 2019: Highlighting this Year’s Gems in Film

The Festival Du Nouveau Cinema is always a highlight of the year for me as I get to see films presented that end up becoming yearly favourites. During the festival’s most recent edition, I was able to catch Roma from director Alfonso Cuarón on the towering screen right in the first row. Simply put, there are always some undiscovered gems that are destined to be well received from the audience.

Kuessipan Montreal Film Premiere

The cast and crew of Kuessipan made an appearance at the Montreal premiere screening on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Hundreds attended the premiere, presented by Cinéma du Musée at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  


8th Case Of Measles In Montreal, Legault's Public Apology, Hurricane Lorenzo

 

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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Public health authorities in Quebec have declared another case of measles in Montreal. Warnings have been issued alerting the population about possible exposure to the highly contagious virus during the period between September 20 and 25.


Montreal International Black Film Festival

Celebrate Black filmmakers at Montreal’s International Black Film Festival! The festival will be taking place from September 24 to September 29. For the full schedule, check out the MIBFF site and take a look at their special events.

Look out for content on MIBFF on the CJLO site. 


Montreal Sued Over Park Project, Status Of Syria's Honorary Consul In Montreal Revoked, Protests Over New Criminal Code In Indonesia

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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Three developers are suing the city of Montreal, the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough, and Mayor Valerie Plante over the proposed Great Western Park, a 3,000-hectare urban park in the West Island.


Talking the United Nations Associated Films Festival with Host Grace Byrne

This Saturday, September, 21st, Yellow Pad Sessions will be hosting the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), titled Images & Nations at The Mccord Museum. This festival aims to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The festival was conceived in 1998 by Film Critic and Educator Jasmine Bojic. The documentary films screened are from international film makers covering such issues as human rights, environmental themes, women’s Issues, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, universal education, war and peace.
 

Montreal Educational Institutions Support Climate Change Rally, Legault's List Of Demands, Lord Of The Rings Returns

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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The CSDM will hold a ped day for all of its institutions on Friday September 27th so staff and students can take part in the major climate change rally scheduled to take place in Montreal next week. 

The CSDM said that this exceptional move on its part reflects a desire to support the cause of the climate emergency. One of the organizers of the climate march said he hopes other school boards will follow the CSDM’s lead.


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