The Five Must See Movies of Oct 17 – 23, 2014

100YearOldIt seems that even when you manage to find ten movies of the month that you can’t wait to see, why is it that the one Canadian film I love has no photos, no trailers and no official website? Maybe it’s because I answered my own question: it is Canadian — meaning no US distributor has taken notice.

I speak of Minor League of Justice, a comedy about a group of minor superheroes trying to break into the big leagues. They just keep stumbling over their own incompetence. The film is probably inspired by last year’s comedy musical, Man of Steel Song — written by Melissa D’Agostino (who is also the writer and cast member of Minor League).

The 90-minute film stars Nicole Stamp (Dan for Mayor, The Next Step), Julian DeZotti (Suits, Orphan Black), Ian Fisher (Covert Affairs, Reign), and Marco Timpano (Nikita, Flashpoint).

According to Internet Movie database, it’s getting the big screen treatment November 15th. Hopefully I’ll see a trailer soon.

Please check media for local showtimes, ratings and admission rates.

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The Five Must See Movies of Oct 10th – 16th, 2014

TheJudgeOver this past week I have discovered that the places to see films in a local independent setting wasn’t just exclusive to the theatres whose films we list weekly.

Places like Blue Bridge Repertory in Victoria may show live theatre in their home at the old Roxy but they have been known to show films as well. At this time though, showing movies at the theatre has been suspended until Blue Bridge comes up with a more specialized movie schedule.

For now, opportunities to catch a film are plentiful. The Cowichan Theatre in the Cowichan Valley shows both films and live theatre in high-definition, the Community Hall on Pender Island hosts films from time to time, and the Oak Bay Beach Hotel shows films every Tuesday.

I’ve heard Mayne Island hosted movie nights at their community hall every week but as of this time it appears to have discontinued. If anyone knows if Mayne’s movie nights are ongoing, drop me a line and I will be glad to add them to our weekly listings.

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