Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The 2012 Juno Awards (2012)

Synopsis: On April 1 Canada celebrated the best of Canadian music with the annual Juno Awards from the Scotiabank PlaceScotiabank Place in Ottawa. Canadian born actor and the original Captain Kirk himself – William ShatnerWilliam Shatner – hosted the celebration. Along with the award presentations Canadian Music Hall of Fame artists Blue RodeoBlue Rodeo performed; along with City and Colour, Deadmau5, Lights, MC Flipside, Feist, Hedley, He Rosetta!, NickelbackNickelback, Simple PlanSimple Plan, and K’NAAN.

Complete winner list:
  • Juno Fan Choice Award: Justin Bieber
  • Single of the Year: “I Don’t Know” by The Sheepdogs
  • International Album of the Year: “21” by Adele
  • Album of the Year: “Christmas” by Michael Buble
  • Artist of the Year: Feist
  • Group of the Year: Arkells
  • New Artist of the Year: Dan Mangan
  • New Group of the Year: The Sheepdogs
  • Songwriter of the Year: Dallas Green
  • Country Album of the Year: “Roots and Wings” by Terri Clark
  • Adult Alternative Album of the Year: “Metals” by Feist
  • Alternative Album of the Year: “Oh Fortune” by Dan Mangan
  • Pop Album of the Year: “Storms” by Hedley
  • Rock Album of the Year: “Learn & Burn” by The Sheepdogs
  • Vocal Jazz Album of the Year: “Le Carre de nos Amours” by Sonia Johnson
  • Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year: “Changing Seasons” by the Phil Dwyer Orchestra with Mark Fewer
  • Traditional Jazz Album of the Year: “Verge” by David Braid
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: “Stretch Orchestra” by the Stretch Orchestra
  • Francophone Album of the Year: “La Caverne” by Malajube
  • Children’s Album of the Year: “Songs, Stories, and Friends: Let’s Go Play” by Charlie Hope
  • Solo or Chamber Ensemble Classical Album of the Year: “Liszt Piano Sonata” by Marc-Andre Hamelin
  • Large Ensembe or Solo with Large Ensembe Accompaniment Classical Album of the Year: “Daugherty: Fire and Blood” by Alexandre Da Costa and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
  • Vocal or Chorale Performance Classical Album of the Year: “Haydan Arias” by Jane Archibald and the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne
  • Classical Composition of the Year: ”Sepia Fragments” by Derek Charke
  • Rap Recording of the Year: “Take Care” by Drake
  • Dance Recording of the Year: “Hello” by Martin Solveig and Dragonette
  • R&B or Soul Recording of the Year: “Gone and Never Coming Back” by Melanie Fiona
  • Reggae Recording of the Year: “Bleaching Shop” by Exco Levi
  • Aboriginal Album of the Year: “Songs Lived and Life Played” by Murray Porter
  • Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year: “Small Source of Comfort” by Bruce Cockburn
  • Roots and Traditional Group Album of the Year: “Bright Morning Stars” by The Wailin’ Jennys
  • Blues Album of the Year: “To Behold” by Monkey Junk
  • Contemporary Christian or Gospel Album of the Year: “On the Alter of Love” by Downhere
  • World Music Album of the Year: “Aam Zameen: Common Ground” by Kiran Ahluwailia
  • Producer of the Year: Brian Howes
  • Recording Engineer of the Year: George Seara
  • Recording Package of the Year: Jeff Harrison and Kim Ridgewell for ”Rest of the Story” by Chris Tarry
  • Video of the Year: Mike Roberts for “Rumbleseat” by The Sadies
  • Music DVD of the Year: Anthony Seck, Jannie McInnes, and Chip Sutherland for “Look at What the Light Did Now” by Feist
  • Electronic Album of the Year: “Ravedeath” by Tim Hecker
  • Metal and Hard Rock Album of the Year: “Venerable” by KEN Mode

DragonHeart (1996)


Synopsis: Set in the 10th Century, a man (Bowen) teams up with the last dragon to remind the people of a long lost code of honor, and inspire them to fight for their freedom from a tyrannical king.

Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)


Synopsis: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country.

The Living and the Dead (2006)


Synopsis: In a decaying mansion in England, the former Lord Donald Brocklebank lives with his wife Nancy, who is very ill, and their schizophrenic teenage son James, who needs to use several pills to stay calm. Donald is completely broke, apparently for paying for Nancy's medical treatment, and has been pressed to sell his manor. One day, Donald needs to travel early in the morning to London for business and he summons Nurse Mary. However, James decides to prove to his father that he is capable of taking care of his mother and he closes all the accesses to the house and locks himself with his mother inside the house. He gives an overdose of pills to his mother expecting to heal her and Nancy dies. At the funeral, there is another problem with James driving Donald insane.

The Corridor (2010)


Synopsis: Tyler Crawley and his friends, who have been the best of buddies for more than a decade, but now they're changing - getting married, getting promoted, going bald, going insane. During a male-bonding weekend, they will discover a spectral corridor through the woods - an impossible hallway where none should be. It will lead these five men into fear, into betrayal, and into the biggest change of them all: by weekend's finish... they'll be dead.

Faust (2011)


Synopsis: A version of the German legend in which a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge.

Case 39 (2009)


Synopsis: "Case 39" centers on an idealistic social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her parents only to discover that the girl is not as innocent as she thinks.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)


Synopsis: A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac falls in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one fault in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn’t know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian.

Antardwand (2010)


Synopsis: A young man aspiring to be in the Civil Services impregnates his girlfriend. When he heads home to finalize the details with his family, he finds that his father is in the process of making a deal with another young woman's father for an arranged marriage. Not wanting to undersell his son or his family, the young man's father flatly refuses. The son tells his father about his predicament. His father is not happy, but he doesn't have too much time to get angry. Shortly after, the negotiating father just off his rejection kidnaps the young man. Watch our hero try to get out of his predicament and marry the girl he loves?

Three Colors: Blue (1993)


Synopsis: Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski’s trilogy on France’s national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film’s theme of liberty is manifested in Julie’s attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings grief and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and live completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistably draws her back to the land of the living.

Three Colors: Red (1994)


Synopsis: Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours’ phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion…

Three Colors: White (1994)


Synopsis: Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot…

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)


Synopsis: Car theft in Long Beach went down 47% when Randall "Memphis" Raines walked away from the life. He gets dragged back into it by assuming the job his brother Kip screwed up for stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri: steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning, and he got this news on a Monday. With Calitri threatening to kill him and Kip, and the police GRAB unit breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible.

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)


Synopsis: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the lam after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ‘from dusk till dawn’ at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

The Sting (1973)


Synopsis: When a mutual friend is killed by a mob boss, two con men, one experienced and one young try to get even by pulling off the big con on the mob boss. The story unfolds with several twists and last minute alterations.

Rio Bravo (1959)


Synopsis: A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Bomb Squad (2011)


Synopsis: A group of siblings discover they have inherited Super-Powers from their imprisoned father. Questioning their fathers allegiance, they fight all odds to stay away from an evil Military General, who is bent on capturing them.

Princess and the Pony (2011)


Synopsis: In order to protect her identity, young Princess Evelyn (Fiona Perry) is sent to live with distant relatives in America. She initially has difficulty adjusting to life in the town until she befriends a pony held captive by a shady carnival owner.

Tangled (2010)


Synopsis: After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.

Tangled Ever After (2012)


Synopsis: The kingdom is abuzz over the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

Freeway Killer (2010)


Synopsis: The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)


Synopsis: Struggling with her debilitating obsession with shopping and the sudden collapse of her income source, Rebecca Bloomwood unintentionally lands a job writing for a financial magazine after a drunken letter-mailing mix-up. Ironically writing about the very consumer caution of which she herself has not abided, Rebecca's innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grants her critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss Luke. But as she draws closer to her ultimate goal of writing for renowned fashion magazine Alette, she questions her true ambitions and must determine if overcoming her "shopaholic" condition will bring her real happiness.

Super (2010)


Synopsis: Frank Darbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jock, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jock's car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jock's gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comics store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have?

Halloween (1978)


Synopsis: The year is 1963, the night; Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that a 17 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out just days before Halloween. No one knows, nor would wish to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be to late for many people.

Futurama: Bender’s Game (2008)


Synopsis: The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world.

Quest for Love (1971)


Synopsis: After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternate reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has some striking differences. In this other reality the Second World War had never occurred, mankind had not yet traveled into Space and Mt. Everest had not yet been conquered, just to name a few things. Also in this other reality he is no longer a scientist but rather a well known author. He also finds that he is married to a beautiful woman who he instantly falls in love with but who his alternate self never cared for. He has some difficulty convincing anyone that he is not actually who they think he is. With the help of a physics professor who believes his story, he finally manages to convince his ‘wife’ that he is not the man she knew before. After a personal tragedy in this alternate world, he…

A Celtic Fort in the Iron Age (2009)

Synopsis: The romance of Celtic culture has long cast its spell, lost in enchanted mists and legends.Now, with our presenter Phil Bennett, Head of Archaeological Heritage of the stunningly beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we seek to discover the reality of these fascinating people. Castell Henllys, set amongst the wild hills and forests of Wales, was one of their homesteads, between 600 BC and the first century AD.From settlement to abandonment, all aspects of Celtic life is examined, at war and in peace. Castell Henllys recreates our rich ancient past, providing a unique insight into a Celtic tribe living in a fort of the iron age, and offering an explanation as to what became of the people who once inhabited it.

Ladies of Church (2012)

INFO: [MSN Movies]

Synopsis: A man of the cloth finds his congregation divided when his high school sweetheart joins the church, the rumor mill begins to churn, and his outspoken wife grows intensely jealous. Pastor Jones is no stranger to drama. With a congregation comprised largely of outspoken black women, he never has to guess when his flock is upset. But even Pastor Jones is thrown for a loop when his high school girlfriend (Vivica A. Fox) turns up in the pews, and makes her presence known. Meanwhile, as the pastor's mother-in-law (Sheryl Lee Ralph) begins spreading vicious rumors, the future of his marriage rests in his ability to convince his wife that he would never stray.

National Geographic: Drain the Ocean (2009)


Synopsis: In this National Geographic special, we look at what most call “The Final Frontier”. Using the newest data gathered from scientists all over the world and the latest advancements in computer generated imaging, we are able to explore some of the most dramatic landscapes the Earth has to offer. From the tallest mountain to fissures that would engulf entire countries, the ocean floor is truly a sight to behold.

Little Murder (2011)


Synopsis: In post-Katrina New Orleans, a disgraced detective encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.