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Film Shoot to Close Street in Downtown Winnipeg

Film Shoot to Close Street in Downtown Winnipeg

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Film production will close a stretch of York Avenue today in downtown Winnipeg.

From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Netflix production How It Ends will be shooting on York between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street.

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Molly Ringwald to Film Scenes for ‘Siberia’ in Winnipeg

Molly Ringwald to Film Scenes for ‘Siberia’ in Winnipeg

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Actress and singer Molly Ringwald performs with her band at the Jazz Cafe in central London on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (GRANT POLLARD/INVISION/AP)

WINNIPEG — Actress Molly Ringwald will soon be making her return to Winnipeg to join production on the upcoming romantic thriller “Siberia,” ChrisD.ca has learned.

The film, starring Keanu Reeves, has been shooting in the city and around the province, including in Marquette, Manitoba.

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PETA to Protest Winnipeg-Filmed ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Opening

PETA to Protest Winnipeg-Filmed ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Opening

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An investigation has been launched after the filming of this scene during “A Dog’s Purpose” in 2015 in Winnipeg, where a German shepherd was forced into a pool of turbulent water. (TMZ.COM)

PETA plans to protest the opening night of “A Dog’s Purpose” after a viral video from the Winnipeg-filmed movie set showed a German shepherd in distress.

“No amount of spin from Hollywood will change the fact that being forced to do a terrifying stunt is not a dog’s purpose,” said PETA senior vice-president Lisa Lange. “PETA is calling on kind people to boycott this film and send the message that animals should be treated humanely, not exploited and abused as movie props.

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Documentary Spotlights Bomber Great Ken Ploen

Documentary Spotlights Bomber Great Ken Ploen

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Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Ken Ploen and Winnipeg Jets captain Ab McDonald stand beside life-size cutouts of themselves at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A new documentary looking at the life of former Winnipeg Blue Bomber great Ken Ploen will have sports fans glued to the screen at the Park Theatre on Monday.

“Ken Ploen Way” was produced with MTS Stories from Home by documentary filmmaker Sam Vint.

The 30-minute film came about after Vint spotted Ploen at a fundraiser and realized such a documentary on his life hadn’t been produced.

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CONTEST: Win Advance Passes to ‘John Wick’

CONTEST: Win Advance Passes to ‘John Wick’

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John WickChrisD.ca and eOne Films want to send you to an advance screening of “John Wick.”

The film premieres Wednesday, October 22 at SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas at 7 p.m.

Synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre.”

We have twenty (20) double passes up for grabs.

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Robin Williams — Thanks for the Memories

By Roger Currie

Robin Williams is credited with saying, “If you can remember the 60’s, you probably weren’t even there.” It was a brilliant funny line from a man who could spit them out faster than almost anyone who ever lived.

It turns out his turbulent life was more aptly described by the song lyric, “laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.” Robin took his own life at the age of 63 — barely ‘mid-career’ for someone with his gifts. His death has generated renewed discussion about mental health, and about suicide. Here’s hoping it lasts more than a couple of news cycles.

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