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Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

 

Image from the poster for “Macaroni Soup,” an animated short by Surrey-based filmmaker Alayna Y.

Surrey-based animator’s ‘Macaroni Soup’ stirs interest at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Six-minute story follows a young woman who falls in love with a waitress in a Hong Kong-style café

 

An example of new Premiere Seating installed at Surrey’s Landmark movie theatre, located in the Guildford area. (Photo: landmarkcinemas.com)
An example of new Premiere Seating installed at Surrey’s Landmark movie theatre, located in the Guildford area. (Photo: landmarkcinemas.com)
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
A scene featuring Camil Dubuc (left) in "HRT Abduction," a 25-minute "concept" movie executive-produced by Dubuc, the founder and operator of Surrey-based Genesis Security.

With ‘HRT Abduction,’ Surrey security company boss ventures into action-movie world

Headquartered in Newton, Genesis Security celebrates 25th year of business founded by Camil Dubuc

A scene featuring Camil Dubuc (left) in "HRT Abduction," a 25-minute "concept" movie executive-produced by Dubuc, the founder and operator of Surrey-based Genesis Security.
A promo photo of Doug & The Slugs, a Vancouver-based band that had a string of rock hits in the early 1980s. Film director Teresa Alfeld’s new documentary, “Doug and The Slugs and Me,” debuts at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival on May 14-15. Pictured from left are band members Doug Bennett, Simon Kendall, John Burton, Wally Watson, Richard Baker and Steve Bosley. (Submitted photo)

Singer’s journals are key in the poignant Vancouver music story ‘Doug and the Slugs and Me’

Director Teresa Alfeld’s documentary debuts at DOXA festival May 14-15

A promo photo of Doug & The Slugs, a Vancouver-based band that had a string of rock hits in the early 1980s. Film director Teresa Alfeld’s new documentary, “Doug and The Slugs and Me,” debuts at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival on May 14-15. Pictured from left are band members Doug Bennett, Simon Kendall, John Burton, Wally Watson, Richard Baker and Steve Bosley. (Submitted photo)
Cast member Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” on Monday, May 2, 2022 at El Capitan Theatre. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images)

‘Doctor Strange 2’ conjures up biggest opening of 2022

Superhero extravaganza grossed an estimated $185 million in ticket sales in its first weekend

Cast member Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” on Monday, May 2, 2022 at El Capitan Theatre. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images)
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is among performers in the VSO’s “Surrey Nights” concerts next season. (Photo: Chris Lee/leilajosefowicz.com)
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is among performers in the VSO’s “Surrey Nights” concerts next season. (Photo: Chris Lee/leilajosefowicz.com)
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Movie about musical brothers separated by Cuba/U.S. politics shown at Surrey city hall

April 29 screening date for the documentary ‘Los Hermanos/The Brothers’

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Surrey resident John Cody with part of his massive collection of vinyl records, DVDs and books. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Big move for Surrey musician’s 200K-item record collection from one house to another

Drummer John Cody counts close to 200,000 vinyl records, CDs among his cherished collectibles

Surrey resident John Cody with part of his massive collection of vinyl records, DVDs and books. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)

‘Sonic 2’ steals weekend box office, but ‘Ambulance’ stalls

Movie speeds to top of charts, earns $71M in its opening weekend

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)
Agam Darshi, right, and other actors in her new comedy-drama movie, "Donkeyhead."

Surrey roots for Agam Darshi’s ‘Donkeyhead’ movie about Punjabi family strife

‘To have it come to Canada now feels very personal, and it’s really a thrill,’ actor/director says

Agam Darshi, right, and other actors in her new comedy-drama movie, "Donkeyhead."
A scene from “Unsilenced,” filmed by Surrey-based director Leon Lee. (Submitted photo)

Surrey filmmaker’s poli-thriller ‘Unsilenced’ sheds light on Falun Gong crackdown in China

Leon Lee’s ‘narrative feature’ opens Feb. 25 in Canadian theatres, including Landmark in Guildford

A scene from “Unsilenced,” filmed by Surrey-based director Leon Lee. (Submitted photo)
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10 unique and romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

This list goes out to all of you who are homebound on Valentine’s Day

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A scene from “Ascension,” a documentary focused on China’s industrial supply chain. The film and others will be screened during another online edition of KDocsFF, a social-justice documentary film festival, Feb. 18-27. (Photo: viff.org)

20+ films ‘seeking truth’ showcased in 10th KDocsFF festival in February

Surrey-based event is billed as Metro Vancouver’s premier social justice documentary film festival

A scene from “Ascension,” a documentary focused on China’s industrial supply chain. The film and others will be screened during another online edition of KDocsFF, a social-justice documentary film festival, Feb. 18-27. (Photo: viff.org)
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Shino Liu, a South Surrey resident, dances in Goh Ballet’s “The Reality of a Dream: A Nutcracker Documentary,”

Surrey dancer, 15, in ‘The Reality of a Dream: A Nutcracker Documentary,’ streaming online

‘Goh Ballet wants to give us opportunities and experience to improve on stage. It’s really exciting,’ Shino Liu says

Shino Liu, a South Surrey resident, dances in Goh Ballet’s “The Reality of a Dream: A Nutcracker Documentary,”
Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)

Surrey director’s ‘Emergence’ doc film aims to educate about South Asians who grow up gay

The award-winning movie will play during Surrey’s Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)
This image released by Focus Features shows Thomasin McKenzie in Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Focus Features via AP)

In 2nd weekend, ‘Dune’ bests ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Antlers’

‘Dune’ has now grossed $69.4 million in North America and $292.1 million globally

This image released by Focus Features shows Thomasin McKenzie in Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Focus Features via AP)