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Anthony Pereira — Hollywood Suite's social media guy. Enjoys comedies, watching bad movies ironically and finding the perfect gif.

The Oscar-Winning Actress Who Inspired Al Pacino’s Performance in Scarface

Did you know Al Pacino, hesitant to take on the role of a Cuban immigrant in Scarface (1983), decided to take it on after seeing Meryl Streep's Oscar-winning performance in Sophie's Choice (1982)? … Read More

The Nicest “Dude” in Hollywood: The Surprising Actor Who Was Originally Cast in Taken

Did you know that Jeff Bridges was originally cast as the lead in 2008's Taken before Liam Neeson took on the role that would change the trajectory of his career? See what Bridges thought of Neeson's … Read More

How Billy Crystal Got the Idea for City Slickers

City Slickers was one of the top films of 1991, raking in nearly $180 million at the worldwide box office. Jack Palance took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and wowed the audience … Read More

"Go Ahead, Make My Day." Sudden Impact (1983) is the fourth Dirty Harry movie, and the first and only film in the series directed by its star, Clint Eastwood. Film critic and author Geoff Pevere s… Read More

"Don't expect it to make any sense." Film critic Geoff Pevere offers a little advice for viewers of Brian De Palma’s unusual sci-fi epic The Fury (1978) in our new On Film video: Read More

Join us in London in this 360° video of Westminster Bridge. Hollywood Suite's Cam Maitland visits Westminster Bridge to discuss its history as a filming location in this 360 video. Read More

Exploring David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises

2007's Eastern Promises stands out in the career of Canadian director David Cronenberg. With this tale of Russian gangsters starring Viggo Mortensen, Cronenberg really proved his skill as a director o… Read More

Watership Down: The Animated Film that Traumatized a Generation

Rated U in the United Kingdom (the equivalent of a G rating in Canada today), 1978's Watership Down inadvertently traumatized its young British viewers. Read More

How Harry and Tonto Made Art Carney A Cat Person

Paul Mazursky's 1974 film Harry and Tonto stars Art Carney as Harry Coombes as retired teacher who hits the road with his pet cat Tonto when he is forced out of his apartment. Read More

How Quest for Fire Developed a Language and Became a Hit

Quest for Fire, Jean-Jacques Annaud's 1981 science fantasy film, explores the interactions between three tribes of prehistoric humans vying for control of a new, invaluable tool: fire. Read More

Film Facts: The French Connection

William Friedkin's 1971 thriller The French Connection was the first R-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture after the 1968 introduction of the MPAA rating system. In addition to Best… Read More

Film Facts: Midnight Express

Midnight Express was one of Hollywood's biggest films of 1978. It's a (mostly) true tale of a young American who gets himself locked up in a Turkish prison for trying to get on a plane with a couple k… Read More

Starstruck: Will Ferrell

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Zoolander (2001) Propelled to the top of the fashion world by a photog… Read More

Starstruck: Julia Roberts

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Satisfaction (1988) After graduating from high school, Jennie Lee (Jus… Read More

Starstruck: Alec Baldwin

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! The Edge (1997) The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse (Anthony Hopk… Read More

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Starstruck: Whoopi Goldberg

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! The Player (1992) Certain that the anonymous threats he's been receivi… Read More

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Starstruck: Nicole Kidman

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Moulin Rouge! (2001) A young Englishman in the Paris of 1899, becomes … Read More

Starstruck: Denzel Washington

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Man on Fire (2004) In a Mexico City wracked by a recent wave of kidnap… Read More

Starstruck: Salma Hayek

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Desperado (1995) Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) plunges headfirst into th… Read More

Starstruck: Meryl Streep

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Mamma Mia! (2008) Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the… Read More

Starstruck: Tom Cruise

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Born on the Fourth of July (1989) In the mid 1960s, suburban New York … Read More

Starstruck: Helen Mirren

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! The Debt (2010) In 1965, young Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chas… Read More

Starstruck: John Travolta

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Pulp Fiction (1994) Vincent Vega (Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel… Read More

Starstruck: Tom Hanks

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Nothing In Common (1986) A successful advertising executive, David Basn… Read More

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Starstruck: Will Smith

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Bad Boys II (2003) The drug ecstasy is flowing into Miami, and the poli… Read More

Starstruck: Eddie Murphy

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! Beverly Hills Cop (1984) After his childhood buddy is murdered while vi… Read More

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Fan Art Spotlight: Claudia Varosio

We met fan artist Claudia Varosio when we were in London for the BAFTA Film Awards. Take a look at her awesome poster illustrations! Read More

Ferris’s Room – Trailer

Ferris’s Room tracks Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside as she travels to Chicago to recreate Ferris Bueller’s iconic bedroom as part of celebrations for the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’s classic comedy. Premiering June 5 – only on Hollywood Suite! Read More

With 30 exclamations of "Excellent!" and 70 variations on "Dude," the biggest impact of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) might have had was in popularizing its protagonists' unique Southern California dialect. Read More

Carl Zittrer, composer of the music in Black Christmas (1974), discusses his work on the classic Canadian horror film, as well as his musical inspiration for the film, his process, and how music contributes to storytelling. Read More

Known for its many celebrity cameos, Robert Altman's 1992 Hollywood satire The Player actually holds a very special record: The most Oscar winners to appear in a single film. Read More

John Hughes faced a very real transportation problem with his classic 80s comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles – real airlines, railroads and car rental agencies didn't want to appear in the film and be associated with the comedic chaos brought to life b Read More

Ferris’s Room – Teaser

Ferris’s Room tracks Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside as she travels to Chicago to recreate Ferris Bueller’s iconic bedroom as part of celebrations for the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’s class… Read More

David Lynch's historical drama The Elephant Man (1980) stirred up some drama of its own when the Academy failed to recognize Christopher Tucker's makeup design with an honourary Oscar. Read More

Al Pacino Turns 78! Four Must-See Movies to Celebrate With

After rocketing to fame on the heels of the massive success of The Godfather, Al Pacino went on to star in a string of box office and critical hits, making him one of the biggest stars and most widely respected actors of the last half-century. Join us Apr Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with These Seven Eco-Conscious Movies

More than ever before people around the world are taking action to protect the environment. Tune in to Hollywood Suite April 22nd for these seven Earth Day movies! Read More

Jack’s Big Day: 10 Movies to Watch on Jack Nicholson’s 81st Birthday

With 12 Oscar noms (the most of any male actor) in a career that has spanned over 60 years, it would be an understatement to call Jack Nicholson a Hollywood legend. With Jack's 81st birthday coming up on April 22nd, we've come up with 10 movies to celebra Read More

The climactic audition at the end of Flashdance (1983) is unforgettable (it's even been recreated in a Jennifer Lopez video!), but did you know that in addition to star Jennifer Beals, three other dan… Read More

Ten Fantastic 420-Friendly Flicks

We're still a few months away legalization in Canada, but you don't have to partake of the devil's lettuce to enjoy these 420-friendly flicks. However you choose to prepare, you've got plenty of great movies to choose from. Oh, and don't forget to have a Read More

Crispin Glover's silent character The Thin Man in 2000's Charlie's Angels is one of the film's more memorable characters. However, The Thin Man wasn't always intended to be silent. Here's why his lines were nixed. Read More

His Russian accent may have been fake, but Sean Connery and two of his The Hunt for Red October (1990) co-stars had real military experience. Read More

Director Sydney Pollack and the crew of the classic Robert Redford thriller Three Days of the Condor were stuck in a stick-y situation: they had to shoot a movie set in the winter while there were still leaves on the trees. You won't be-leaf how they hand Read More

Do you know why three-time Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman came to regret turning down the role of Zira in 1968's Planet of the Apes? Read More

Can you predict the Spirit Awards winners?

Think you know who's going to take home a Spirit Award? Print out our list of nominees and play along as you watch the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards March 3 at 5pm ET only on Hollywood Suite in Canada! Read More

Celebrate the 90th Academy Awards with Oscar nominees and winners this March on Hollywood Suite! Tune in and choose from a spectacular selection of 180 films that caught the attention of The Academy… Read More

Pick the BAFTA winners!

Think you can predict who will win at this year's British Academy Film Awards? Print out our list of nominees and play along as you watch the 2018 BAFTA Film Awards February 18 at 6pm ET on Hollywood Suite! Read More

Film Facts: Chicago

January 20, 2018 Anthony

When director Rob Marshall cast Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly in his 2002 adaptation of Chicago, he expected she'd keep her signature long locks. Marshall was surprised when she insisted her hair be cut into a bob. Read More

Ed Harris's Oscar nominated role as Christophe in 1998's The Truman Show almost didn't happen. The role had first gone to Dennis Hopper. But he left the set after a few days of filming over creative differences. Read More

Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs is such a movie classic, it's easy to forget it was shot on a shoestring budget. Read More

Daniel Day-Lewis is known for his strict method acting and intense training. So when it came to his role as Bill the Butcher in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, things were no different. Read More

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