The Trailer Park Boys return to Canadian big screens

In Theatres: Trailer Park Boys return with ‘Swearnet’; Trailer review for Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’

The Canadian trio have gone from their characters to their own alter-egos for their first film post-TV.



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Swearnet

The Trailer Park Boys have ditched their alter-egos for, well, new alter-egos.

The trio of actors (Robb Wells, Mike Smith, and John Paul Tremblay) return to Canadian silver screens this week with Swearnet, their new film that shows the gang struggling to deal with their lives and careers, post-TV. So they form a new online network called, yes, Swearnet.

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The Congress

Robin Wright stars in The Congress, a half-live action and half-animated film about an aging actress who sells the digital rights of her image to the fictional Miramount Studios. Of course, she discovers, there are consequences for her decision.

It’s a little like Simone, I suppose, but it will surely perform better at the box office – at least when you consider it has to best a budget of only $318,000.

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The Calling

Topher Grace and Susan Sarandon star in the Ontario-shot film The Calling, about a Canadian female police detective trying to solve a serial killers’ murders with the help of Grace’s Toronto-area, younger officer.

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Trailer Review: Rosewater

The movie making all the rounds on your laptop right now isn’t any of the to-be-released films above, but rather Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, the political thriller Rosewater starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

In the Daily Show anchor’s film, which Stewart wrote and directed, Bernal plays journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained, jailed, and tortured in Iran for 118 days after the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Bahari – an Iranian-Canadian film maker and, at the time, reporter for Newsweek – was filming the riots that occurred post-election and was mistaken for a spy, leading to his capture and imprisonment.

Stewart left the Daily Show last summer to direct the film, which will be released this November and has already garnered considerable acclaim in its pre-release run.

Variety called the film “an alternately somber and darkly funny drama that may occupy the same geographic terrain as Argo (to which it will inevitably be compared), but in most other respects could hardly be more different.”

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