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Cameron Maitland — Cameron is a writer, filmmaker and movie fan. He believes every movie artistically captures a unique moment in history and has an interesting story to tell. He is young enough to have missed the golden age of cinema but old enough to still own a VCR.

8 LGBTQ Films to Catch this Pride Month on Hollywood Suite

Why not celebrate Pride Month with some great LGBTQ films available this July on Hollywood Suite On Demand and Hollywood Suite GO.  Into the Forest (2015). Director Patricia Rozema has been bring… Read More

Squeaky-clean Disney Teen to Action Star: How John Carpenter Remade Kurt Russell

If you look at what Kurt Russell is “known for” in IMDB it’s pretty consistent with the image most people under the age of 40 have of him. Action star, sex symbol, ironically cocky lead of films… Read More

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Hit the Road with 1976’s The Gumball Rally

Racing is nothing new in movies, with the thrill of a good race pairing well with the visual spectacle of film. As car culture changed, so did the themes of the movies, and decade by decade you can track the trends. Read More

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Come visit sunny California in this 360° video of LA's Griffith Observatory, on of tinseltown's most storied filming locations. Dozens of films have shot scenes at the Griffith Observatory, includ… Read More

Prime Suspect: The groundbreaking crime series that was Helen Mirren’s big break

It seems, more than ever, people are drawn to crime stories. It seems every other series is finding a different way to look at detective work. Yet, even in this noisy genre, Prime Suspect still stands as one of the most important crime series ever to air. Read More

Ten 2019 Spirit Awards Nominees to Watch Out For

Unlike many awards shows that expect you to have seen every nominee, the Film Independent Spirit Awards often promotes films that have yet to be released or may have snuck by you without notice. We th… Read More

Ten 2019 BAFTA Nominees to Watch Out For

With awards season is in high gear, it can be hard to keep track of all the nominees. To help you get ready for the EE British Academy Film Awards coming up on February 10 only on Hollywood Suite, her… Read More

The Best of BAFTA: Past Nominees and Winners to Watch

With the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards airing February 10th on Hollywood Suite, we’ve got the cure for your BAFTA fever with 10 past winners and nominees you can watch in February! Tinke… Read More

Guest Role: Christopher Guest’s Mockumentary Ensemble

As a comedic director, Christopher Guest is known for surrounding himself with a group of offbeat improvisers that give his films a realistic but hilarious edge. This troupe of actors come back, movie after movie, to lend their special touch. Read More

As the Halloween approaches and Shocktober takes up our airwaves, we thought we’d talk to a professional makeup artist about their favourite scary movies, some of the best makeup FX films out there and what makes great movie makeup. Read More

Shocktober is here! 20 Scary Movies to Catch Before Halloween

It's the most wonderful time of the year (for horror film fans)! Shocktober has returned, and we’re bringing you TONS of titles (seriously,  50 of them – check out the full list here) so we thoug… Read More

Alma Reville: Recognizing The Contribution of Alfred Hitchcock’s Wife and Collaborator in the #MeToo Era

There’s no getting around the fact that Alfred Hitchcock was, to put it very mildly, unkind to his actresses. In the era of Time’s Up and #MeToo it’s hard to ignore performers who recalled the bullying and abuse Hitchcock used to achieve his vision. Read More

New in September on Hollywood Suite!

Check out these 25 great movies that are new in September on Hollywood Suite! Read More

What <i>White Men Can’t Jump</i> Got Right and Why You Should Watch It

Though White Men Can’t Jump is a movie well remembered by those of us who were around in the 90s, it seems to have fallen out of the cultural conversation. The tale of two Los Angeles basketball hustlers played by Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson had a m Read More

Stepping Up: How Salma Hayek Claimed her Place in Hollywood

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! This year when I attended the Film Independent Spirit Awards I got an… Read More

<i>Pete ‘N’ Tillie</i> – Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett Shine in a Forgotten Classic

One frustrating reality of being a movie fan is realizing how often well-reviewed movies with notable performances just get lost with time. Whether it’s rights issues, changing audience favour or ju… Read More

<i>Hotel Transylvania</i> – Animated fun for the whole family (grown-ups too!)

With plenty of big animation features coming out every year, it’s easy to miss what’s popular and well conceived. You might be surprised to learn this year sees the release of a THIRD in the Hotel Transylvania franchise. Read More

Five <i>Planet of the Apes</i> Reboots that Never Made It Off The Ground

Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of The Apes reboot won at the box office, but he stepped away from sequels citing its troubled production being one of the worst he’d ever tangled with. Still, Burton’s ability to make another Apes movie at all is a victory consid Read More

Five Father’s Day Films to Watch This Weekend

Father’s Day is a time to send appreciation to the fella who made ya, but it’s also a great time to sit back, relax and hang out with the best dads Hollywood has to offer. Fun dads, sexy dads, killer dads and emotional dads. Read More

Mr. July – How Will Smith went from Fresh Prince to King of the Box Office

Starstruck – A constellation of the biggest stars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s is lighting up Hollywood Suite this summer! At the height of Will Smith’s celebrity he was nicknamed “Mr. July… Read More

New in June on Hollywood Suite!

Check out these great movies that are new in June on Hollywood Suite, including our first ever original film – the documentary Ferris's Room! Read More

Spotlight: Ferris’s Room VR

Like most teenagers, Ferris Bueller’s bedroom is much more than just a place to sleep. A sanctuary, laboratory, recording studio, office, and shrine to the bands he loves, Ferris’s bedroom is an extension of his larger-than-life personality, a place to ex Read More

Spotlight: The Coen Brothers

Hollywood Suite Connect blogger Cam Maitland takes a look at the Coen Brothers' collaboration, and highlights some of their best films, including No Country for Old Men, Miller's Crossing, Inside Llewyn Davis and A Serious Man. Read More

Spotlight: Robert Altman

Hollywood Suite Connect blogger Cam Maitland tells us about some of his favourite Robert Altman films, including Nashville and The Player. Read More

<i>The Young Victoria:</i> Jean-Marc Vallée’s Hollywood Crossover

The 2010s have been a tremendous time for Québec filmmakers in Hollywood. Among the many success stories is Jean-Marc Vallée, a director who has been working in Hollywood and Québec for decades and had his big crossover with 2009’s The Young Victoria. Read More

Nostalgia Trip: The Story Behind the Documentary <i>Ferris’s Room</i>

We were very excited when we learned about Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside's recreation of Ferris Bueller's bedroom. So excited, in fact, that Hollywood Suite director Ryan Mains reached out to Sarah. That’s how our new documentary Ferris’s Room was born. Read More

Mother’s Day Movies for Every Mom

As people gear up to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, there’s something we all have to face: Moms can be hard to please! They’ve put up with your nonsense all these years, and while we always rec… Read More

New in May on Hollywood Suite!

Check out these 19 great movies that are new in May on Hollywood Suite! Read More

5 Women Filmmakers to Watch on National Canadian Film Day

As always, for National Canadian Film Day we here at Hollywood Suite are proud to present a full day of exciting Canadian movies. Here are five pioneering women whose work you can watch on National Canadian Film Day on Hollywood Suite. Read More

The Enduring Legacy (and Charm) of <i>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off</i>

As a filmmaker, John Hughes was inspired by a wide range of influences and was highly versatile. One of his films in particular has remained especially popular and relevant thanks to the incredible breadth of Hughes's inspiration and skill: 1986’s Ferris Read More

<i>How the West Was Won:</i> A Bold Cinematic Experiment on an Epic Scale

Many films of the early 60s show the signs of an industry in crisis. Hollywood had to find a way to show they were bigger and better than the small screen. The result: 1962’s How The West Was Won, a film so bold and epic it required three directors. Read More

New in April on Hollywood Suite!

Hollywood Suite has 24 premieres lined up for April, including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Bucket List, All of Me, An Inconvenient Truth, Johnny Dangerously and Breaking the Waves. Read More

Why Jean-Pierre Melville should be your new cinematic obsession

Jean-Pierre Melville may not be a household name in North America, but his influence as a film director was felt in the French New Wave and beyond. With his final film Un Flic (1972) coming to Hollywood suite, we thought we’d give you a few reason you mig Read More

Vivien Leigh in <i>That Hamilton Woman:</i> Life Imitating Art Imitating Life

Vivien Leigh and Lawrence Olivier, cast as a star-crossed lovers in That Hamilton Woman (1941), were no strangers to scandal. Their real-life affair grabbed tabloid headlines, and unfairly cast a long shadow over Leigh's career. Read More

New this month: <i>Chicago, Entrapment, Gangs of New York</i> and more!

Take a look a the 21 new additions to the Hollywood Suite lineup this March, including Chicago, Entrapment, That Thing You Do!, Gangs of New York, My Left Foot, Hunger, That Hamilton Woman and Anna Karenina. Read More

Spotlight: Film Independent Spirit Awards

Hollywood Suite Connect blogger Cam Maitland shares some insights on what makes the Film Independent Spirit Awards, or the Indie Spirits as they are also known, so important. Read More

Spirit Award nominated films you might have missed

Best Feature nominees Call Me By Your Name, Get Out and Lady Bird all made a big splash this year, but they aren't the only indies to catch the attention of the Spirit Awards. Here are 20 awesome films to watch for at the 2018 Spirit Awards. Read More

Spotlight: BAFTA Film Awards

Hollywood Suite Film Expert Cameron Maitland tells us about the importance and uniqueness of the BAFTA Film Awards, including how they've come to be seen as an Oscars predictor and how the British Academy has made diversity a priority. Read More

10 past BAFTA winners to watch

As we prepare to bring you the 2018 British Academy Film Awards on February 18, we’re proud to show some of the best BAFTA-winning films of the past, including controversial favourites and films that could offer clues about this year’s winners. Read More

Five things about John Huston’s real life that are more interesting than fiction

John Huston, a legendary actor, director and screenwriter, was known in Hollywood for bucking the system. Here are five things about his real life that are more interesting than fiction. Read More

Defining Danny Boyle

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Defining Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle can be a hard filmmaker to pin down. He’s undeniably given us era and genre-defining movies ranging from Trainspotting to 28 Days Later to Slumdog Millionaire, but it can be tough to define what makes a Danny Boyle movie. Read More

<i>Heavenly Bodies</i>: Canada’s contribution to the 80s dance movie craze

If you’re unfamiliar with this cable classic, Heavenly Bodies follows your usual dance plot structure: dancing dreamer Samantha (Cynthia Dale) opens a dancercise studio with friends and must eventually out-dance a corporate team to save her building. Read More

<i>Biutiful</i>: Iñárritu’s turning point

Alejandro González Iñárritu is one of those directors absolutely beloved by the Oscars, but who might not always reach the average viewer. His work is often long, poetic and frequently dips into grim and political subject matter you don’t see much outside Read More

How market research made an unlikely hit out of <i>Mannequin</i>

Movies have always had a unique place among other art forms because, as an art that’s also a business, they rely so heavily on audiences and box office takes. Because of this, test screenings and audience opinions have weighed heavily on the minds of stud Read More

<i>Jumanji</i>: Lions and spiders and scares, oh my!

There’s plenty of buzz around the big Christmas release of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, but with the original over 20 years old, some of you may need a walk down memory lane to recall what captured family audiences in the first place. Read More

Have you seen the 90s gay rom-com starring… Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston?

Every decade seems obsessed with defining itself from its predecessor, but the phrase “It’s the 90s!” has really lived beyond the decade it came from. Free from the conservatism of the Reagan era, the 90s flaunted change and tried to define itself based o Read More

<i>Roller Town</i>: A hidden Canadian comedy gem

The unfortunate truth is the days of Bob Clark and Ivan Reitman making big budget comedies north of the border are long gone. Since the 80s, Canadian comedy talent heads south to sell their wares and has left the Canadian feature comedy a leaner, even mor Read More

<i>In Bruges</i>: A Christmas classic for Christmas cynics

That crisp winter feeling in the air means one thing for many movie fans: awards season! This year you’re likely to hear a lot about Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh. He’s a frontrunner after the success of his TIFF Audience Choice Award-winning film Read More

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What to watch in December on Hollywood Suite

The holidays are here and Hollywood Suite is on Free Preview just in time for all sorts of get togethers with friends and family. We’ve come up with movie recommendations to fit any occasion. Read More

Why <i>The Bodyguard</i> still matters 25 years later

This month of the 1992 romantic thriller The Bodyguard celebrates its 25th anniversary. Read More

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