Rock to Rock to Rideau: Today’s Stories

Brad Peyton is going, as the CBC puts it, “from the Rock to the Rock.” The filmmaker from Gander, Newfoundland, directed the disaster film San Andreas (guess what kind of disaster it’s about) starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — whose dad came from Nova Scotia, who knew? San Andreas comes out the day after tomorrow (Friday).

BlogTO tells us that today, “events take over the city.” Read about them all in Alice Prendergast’s Radar column.

A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court “resulted in a retroactive change to the Ontario production services tax credit (OPSTC)” lawyer Sunita Doobay writes at Mondaq. It all hinged on the meaning of “from.”

This came in French (via WireService.ca), but it’s about a screening of an English-language film: Amy, Asif Kapadia’s documentary on the life of the late Amy Winehouse, on July 4th, 7:00 pm, at Cinéma Impérial (Centre Sandra et Leo Kolber). With French subtitles, of course! This is presented by Métropole Films and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

(Via CNW) Governor General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, will present the 2015 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA)  at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 29, 2015. Lifetime Artistic Achievement Laureates — who were nominated by the general public, BTW, not by some jury of elites — are Walter Boudreau, Atom Egoyan, Diana Leblanc, Sarah McLachlan, and R. H. Thomson.

Later today here at HNMag: Soon,  anyone will be able to get shomi — the exclusive offering to Big Cable subscribers was “a successful beta launch.” The company says, ” Like an awesome roommate, shomi‘s got the first month covered for new subscribers – and shomi doesn’t leave dishes in the sink!”

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