Pop Goes The News — A movie written by Canadian actors Christian Lloyd and Kristin Wallace was named winner of the Audience Award on Tuesday by the 2015 San Diego Film Festival.

Moments of Clarity, directed by Stev Elam, was chosen as the Best Feature at this year’s festival, which wrapped up Oct. 4.

Pop Goes The News — Three movies made in Montreal have had disappointing debuts this season.

Stonewall, Pawn Sacrifice and The Walk have all flopped or fizzled at the box office.

Pop Goes The News — A big screen reboot of Power Rangers will be shot early next year in British Columbia.

Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) will direct the film from Jan. 18 to early April. Production will be based at Bridge Studios in Burnaby.

Pop Goes The News — Actor Tom Hardy was in no mood to talk about his sexuality Saturday at a press conference to promote his new movie Legend.

Hardy was confronted with the subject during a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Pop Goes The News — Actor Gerard Butler will be in Toronto this fall to shoot The Headhunter’s Calling.

The 45-year-old star of Law Abiding Citizen and Olympus Has Fallen will play a career-driven man who puts his life on hold when his 10-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer.

Pop Goes The News — Lawyers representing Aretha Franklin said Friday they will ask an Ontario judge to block the Toronto International Film Festival from screening a documentary about the making of her 1972 live gospel album.

UPDATE (09/08) – TIFF announced producers of Amazing Grace have withdrawn the film from the festival.

The 73-year-old Queen of Soul wants TIFF to pull the plug on showings of Amazing Grace scheduled for Sept. 10, 12 and 20.