Free outdoor movies are big right now, of course, and here’s one more place you can catch them: The Governor General’s. Rideau Hall Movie Nights are back for their second year, according to a media release via CNW. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston says “I am pleased to invite you to join me at Rideau Hall to enjoy our Canadian talent, and an evening among family and friends.” There’s free popcorn. It takes place August 21st and 22nd — read more here.
NorthernStars looks at FanTasia 2015 “by the numbers”, but it gets into much more. The Canadian offerings look extra good.
Postmedia News’ Melissa Hank, by way of The Star-Phoenix, writes about Canadian TV series that pass up “sex scenes for sweetness, and violence for valour” — and feature strong female lead characters. For viewers who think Game of Thrones has gone too far, she figures, that may not be so bad.
“Baahubali, India’s most expensive film to date” was not made in Bollywood, but in Southern India. The CBC’s Sian Jones looks at the new medieval epic and the parallels with the French/English film industries right here in Canada.