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Film expert Alicia Fletcher takes a look at some films about filmmaking, including Robert Altman's The Player, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, The Coen Brothers' Barton Fink, and Michel Hazanavicius's The A… Read More

Film critic and author Geoff Pevere explores the career of one of his favourite actors, Oscar winner George C. Scott, including his roles in Patton, Dr. Strangelove, and The Exorcist III. Explore t… Read More

Film critic and author Geoff Pevere explores the history of bands and musicians on film, including The Monkees, The Who, and Art Garfunkel. Explore the movies that made cinematic history – watch … Read More

1978's Thank God It's Friday features disco queen Donna Summer, and even earned her an Oscar for her anthem "Last Dance," but did you know another actor on the film would go on to be a notable rocker … Read More

Actor James Woods had to deal with a lot of strange things on the set of David Cronenberg's Videodrome, but one thing was too much for him. Can you guess who stood in Woods to film the light up helmet… Read More

Did you know There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson was inspired by the real life oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny, even going so far as to shoot in Doheny's Beverly Hills mansion? Explore th… Read More

Did you know special effects super power Industrial Light and Magic helped breathe life into the 1992 comedy Death Becomes Her from director Robert Zemeckis, starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Br… Read More

Terrence Malick's 1978 drama Days of Heaven was primarily shot outdoors in natural light. Do you know how the film's cinematographers achieved the soft glow that helped win them the Oscar? Explore th… Read More

The director of Boomerang wanted a special shot of the Empire State Building, but had to rethink things when he found out it would cost $60,000. Here's how a little creative problem solving got him th… Read More

George A. Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead, the sequel to his 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead, remains one of the defining films of entire horror genre. Hollywood Suite's cast of film experts disc… Read More

Explore the career of one of Canada's most celebrated filmmakers, David Cronenberg, with Alicia Fletcher from Hollywood Suite. Explore the movies that made cinematic history – watch A Year in Fil… Read More

Director Francis Ford Coppola was obsessed with authenticity while filming Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), insisting on using vintage practical visual effects to achieve the film's otherworldly look. Bu… Read More

How Much Improv Was There on the Set of Step Brothers?

Filmed during the 2007 writer's strike, the success of Adam McKay's Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, is thanks in large part to the improvisation of its. But just how much impr… Read More

Did you know that Jennifer Aniston recommended Zodiac director David Fincher cast Jake Gyllennhaal and Mark Ruffalo? Explore the movies that made cinematic history – watch A Year in Film, only on… Read More

The makers of Night of the Living Dead VR discuss how they brought the zombie classic to life in virtual reality. Night of the Living Dead VR is an exploratory experience that captures the original… Read More

John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic Halloween helped propel the popularity of the slasher genre, and is still terrifying today, even though it is relatively bloodless. Did you know the film was co-wr… Read More

Did you know there was a short-lived 3D movie craze in the 1980s? The big studios gambled on a host of films to make use of newly upgraded 3D projection technology. In the end most of the films floppe… Read More

Paul Verhoeven's 1992 thriller Basic Instinct, starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, was one of the top films of the year, coming in fourth in the worldwide box office. But what had people talkin… Read More

In late 2007 the Writers Guild of America went on strike, throwing film production into chaos. While some films were delayed or cancelled, other projects that were already in production were forced to… Read More

You may know that Knocked Up star Leslie Mann is married to the film's writer and director Judd Apatow, but did you know that their daughters Maude and Iris appear in the film as well? Find the nex… Read More

The filmmakers behind 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House had trouble finding a shooting location – a dozen colleges turned the film down after taking one look at the wild script. The President … Read More

How Wayne’s World Sent Bohemian Rhapsody Back to the Top of the Charts

Director Penelope Spheeris and Producer Lorne Michaels wanted a Guns N' Roses track for the iconic headbanging scene in Wayne's World, but Mike Myers insisted on Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." The film'… Read More

How Christopher Walken Got Cast in Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone

Did you know Christopher Walken wasn't director David Cronenberg's first choice for the lead role in his adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone (1983)? Explore the movies that made cinematic hi… Read More

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

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