Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #95. The 20th Century – Matthew Rankin

The 20th Century

With over a decade worth of short films to his name, Canadian filmmaker Matthew Rankin heads into feature territory with his debut The 20th Century. Produced by Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette and Ménaïc Raoul (All You Can Eat Buddha), the project stars Dan Beirne, Mikhail Ahooja, Sarianne Cormier, Catherine St-Laurent (Stéphane Lafleur’s Tu Dors Nicole) and Brent Skagford and lensed by Vincent Biron. Three short films of Rankin’s were selected at Sundance but his last project The Tesla World Light preemed on the Croisette in 2017

Gist: Toronto, 1899.…
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Movie Review – The Dark (2018)

The Dark, 2018.

Directed by Justin P. Lange.

Starring Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Karl Markovics, Dan Beirne, and Margarete Tiesel.

Synopsis:

An undead teenage girl befriends a blind boy that she meets in a forest she haunts and hunts in. Both have been victims of unimaginable abuse, and each finds solace in the other. There may be a chance of light at the end of their tunnel, but it will come with a body count.

Justin P. Lange’s The Dark distills trauma into an undead creature-feature brew lacking bitter flavors. Those who’ve been wronged must face what scarred them in the first place. In horror, such storytelling is commonplace. Flashback to uncomfortable sexual advances or parental neglect, then snap to reality where characters must confront their darkest fears. Lange falls back onto customary thematic connectors, but his delivery is more scattershot than collected. A merciless fable with
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The Guest Book: Season Two Ratings

During its first season on TBS The Guest Book TV show was a top-three Nielsen ratings performers. Was that just beginners luck, or did it attract a loyal audience of fellow travelers? Will The Guest Book be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.

A TBS anthology-style sitcom, second season of The Guest Book unfolds in a new town, at the Bare Feet Retreat in Mabel Beach, and features new series regulars Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn, and Dan Beirne, alongside returnees Carly Jibson and Eddie Steeples. The comedy centers on the guests who record their confessions, alibis, and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. This time around, they are hosted by town locals Bodhi (Tatro), Nikki (Glenn) and Tommy (Beirne).

New guest stars in The Guest Book season two include: Pete Davidson, Will Arnett, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh,
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The Guest Book on TBS: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Would you return to the Bare Feet Retreat? Has The Guest Book TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Guest Book season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A TBS anthology comedy, season two of The Guest Book unfolds in a new town, at the Bare Feet Retreat in Mabel Beach, and features new series regulars Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn, and Dan Beirne, alongside returnees Carly Jibson and Eddie Steeples. The comedy centers on the guests who record their confessions, alibis, and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. This time around, they are
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The Guest Book: Season Two Viewer Votes

Are you enjoying your stay at the Bare Feet Retreat during the second season of The Guest Book TV show on TBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Guest Book is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of The Guest Book season two episodes below.

A TBS anthology sitcom, The Guest Book stars unfolds in a new town, at the Bare Feet Retreat in Mabel Beach, and features new series regulars Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn, and Dan Beirne, alongside returnees Carly Jibson and Eddie Steeples. The comedy centers on the guests who record
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‘The Guest Book’ Is Pumping Up Season 2 Premiere With Cash Prizes

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‘The Guest Book’ Is Pumping Up Season 2 Premiere With Cash Prizes
Greg Garcia, the creator of My Name Is Earl and TBS show The Guest Book, is giving new meaning to the term pay TV.

Garcia will select one of his Twitter followers to receive $10,000 to present to their favorite charity, as well as a collectible copy of Earl’s list from My Name is Earl. He also plans on giving up to $50,000 to the Red Cross for Hurricane Michael relief.

How can you get aboard this gravy train? Details below:

Win $10,000 for your favorite charity & Earl’s List! (One of the few used on the show) Retweet Now & from Oct 23-26 reply with a picture of you watching The Guest Book premiere on TBS. Winner picked Oct 27. You get the list & your charity gets the $$$. #theguestbook #karmacontest pic.twitter.com/W8yf7fKP3Z

— Greg Garcia (@whoisgreggarcia) October 21, 2018

Everyday from now until the premiere of The Guest Book on TBS
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TV News Roundup: Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Drops First Trailer (Watch)

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In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released a new trailer for its upcoming horror film “The Haunting of Hill House” and ABC has cast Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a guest star in the Season 5 premiere of “Fresh off the Boat.”

Dates

TBS‘ “The Guest Book” is returning on Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt with back-to-back new episodes. The second season will feature a new town, new series regulars, and new guest stars in the small ocean-side community of Mabel Beach, starring series regulars Jimmy Tatro (“American Vandal”), Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Dan Beirne (“Fargo”). In future episodes, several guest stars will also make an appearance, including Pete Davidson (“SNL”), Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”) and Matt Walsh (“Veep”) among others. Following the premiere, episodes will air on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt on TBS.

First Look

Netflix has released
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‘The Guest Book’ Season 2: New Regulars, Trailer & Premiere Date For Greg Garcia’s TBS Comedy

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TBSThe Guest Book has booked three new regular residents for Season 2 along with a slew of guest stars. The Turner-owned cable net also has set an October 23 premiere date for the Greg Garcia comedy and released the first trailer; check it out above.

In the small oceanside community of Mabel Beach, vacationers who stay at the Bare Feet Retreat record their confessions, alibis and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. They are hosted by town locals Bodhi, Nikki and Tommy — played respectively by Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black), and Dan Beirne (Fargo). They are the new season’s series-regular actors; as planned with every new season of The Guest Book, Season 2 features a new town, new series regulars and new guest stars.

Carly Jibson and Eddie Steeples are returning for the sophomore season. She plays Vivian, the scheming bikini bar owner who
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Review: ‘Suck It Up’ Depicts a Heartfelt, Cathartic Adventure

Grief is a strange, personal, and often entirely unexpected reponse to tragedy. It will differ depending on who you are, the point in life you’re at, the cause, and myriad details spanning scenario, age, love, hate, or surprise. To cope with a grandparent’s death for example is something we all know is coming. We prepare ourselves for the inevitability and therefore find ourselves able to push through the pain with little to no trouble—depending on your relationship, of course. Conversely, the passing of someone still blessed with youth proves a gut-punch not easily shaken. Whether accident or disease or stupidity, the senselessness stemming from a shortened life scars. And when it’s impossible to wrap your head around the why, it’s generally just as difficult to move on.

We like to believe we can get through it by adopting a hardened façade or selective memory. Some
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Starz Spoofs ‘Power Rangers’ With ‘Space Riders’ Web Series

Starz Digital Media has added a new offering to its Union Pool YouTube channel. As first reported by StreamDaily, the digital division of the premium cable company has partnered with Canadian production company iThentic for Space Riders, a parody of Power Rangers. Space Riders begins with supervillainess Orson Ooze escaping from her interstellar prison. In true Rita Repulsa fashion, she then decides it's time to conquer Earth. In response, the Galactic Ministry searches for fighters who can defend the planet, but instead of recruiting a team of teenagers with attitude, it accidentally chooses a pair of pasty nerds, portrayed by series creators Mark Little and Dan Beirne. Little and Beirne spend the rest of the series fending off Ooze's collection of monsters. The first three episodes of the series debuted on September 30th: Space Riders is the latest original series to come to Union Pool, which launched last September. Starz's
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Tiff unveils Canadian line-up

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Tiff unveils Canadian line-up
Denis Villeneuve will have two films in the festival as it emerged that Canadian Features world premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his doppelganger [pictured] has joined the previously announced Prisoners, also starring Gyllenhaal.

The Canadian Features selection includes Michael Dowse’s Goon follow-up The F Word, Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm and Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers To Run as well as work from Jeff Barnaby, Bruce McDonald and Bruce Labruce. Also receiving its world premiere is All The Wrong Reasons featuring the final performance by the late Glee star Cory Monteith.

Festival organisers also unveiled Producers Lab Toronto participants and Telefilm Canada Pitch This! finallists, the shorts programme and participants in the tenth Tiff Talent Lab.

“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” said Tiff senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “From clever
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Canadian Films, Short Cuts Canada, Pitch This! finalists, Producer and Talent Labs, and Rising Stars all take place at Tiff 2013

Several world premieres for Canadian features will be occurring at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, from the likes of Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls), Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman (Asphalt Watches), Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires (Triptych), Bruce Sweeny (The Dick Knost Show), and Bruce McDonald (The Husband). Getting the special presentation treatment will be Denis Villenueve (Enemy) while North American premieres will be given to Xavier Dolan (Tom At The Farm), Bruce Labruce (Gerontophilia), and Richie Mehta (Siddharth).

“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” stated Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, Tiff. “From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.”

Handing out the City of Toronto and Canada Goose Award for Best
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Tiff unveils Canada line-up

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Tiff unveils Canada line-up
Denis Villeneuve will have two films in the festival as it emerged on Wednesday [7] that Canadian Features world premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his doppelganger [pictured] has joined the previously announced Prisoners, also starring Gyllenhaal.

The Canadian Features selection includes Michael Dowse’s Goon follow-up The F Word, Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm and Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers To Run as well as work from Jeff Barnaby, Bruce McDonald and Bruce Labruce.

“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” said Tiff senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.”

The City Of Toronto and Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film will be given to one of many outstanding
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Crazy Love

Crazy Love
Idiosyncratic Canadian writer-director Patrick Downing draws on various long-held interests in his first feature, I Heart Doomsday. A comic mix of sci-fi and romance, the film charts the efforts of a mad scientist, Maximillian Von Max (Dan Beirne), to win back his lost love (Christine Ghawi) with the aid of a specially constructed android (also played by Beirne).    "The scenario came about through a crossing of a couple of avenues," Downing explains.  "One was the idea of using an actor to play two parts to try and make the movie seem larger with less... which is not such a new notion, but still I felt that it could be used to explore interesting relationships.
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