The Brady Bunch in the White House
The Brady Bunch in the White House is a 2002 American made-for-television comedy film and the second sequel to The Brady Bunch Movie, following A Very Brady Sequel. It was directed by Neal Israel and written by Lloyd J. Schwartz and Hope Juber, based upon characters developed by Sherwood Schwartz for the 1970s television series The Brady Bunch. Although Shelley Long and Gary Cole reprise their roles from the previous films, the children and Alice were all recast in this film, it was produced by Paramount Television for the Fox television network and first aired on November 29, 2002 on Fox. The film received negative reviews. Bobby finds a winning lottery ticket but Mike insists that it be returned to the rightful owner. Mike invites people to the house to prove they are the owner but none are able to answer what the original wrote on the back of the ticket. A local newscaster hears the story and Mike agrees to an interview in hopes of finding the original owner; as a montage of multiple stations discussing the Brady story, the original owner is being sentenced to execution on death row and is unable to claim his winnings.
Since he is not able to find the original owner, Mike decides to donate the money to charity, which attracts the attention of the President of the United States, President Randolph. President Randolph invites him to a press conference where the president is asked about his dealings with an oil drilling company, abusing the environment. President Randolph insists that he has never had any dealing with the company and swears to resign if he is disproven; the press asks who will be his running mate and Carol suggests Mike. President Randolph agrees to pick Mike as his running mate and they are shown to win the election. However, just before the President and Mike are to be sworn in, evidence reveals that President Randolph has made dealings with the oil company and is thus forced to resign which makes Mike the new president. Mike needs to select a new Vice President, he picks Carol, he asks Congress for permission to appoint her and the Speaker of the House, Sal Astor, is skeptical of Carol's abilities but she wins Congress over with a song and dance number.
Mike settles in nicely as president and pushes to make the country greater without playing into petty politics. Meanwhile, Veronica Dotwebb grumbles to Astor that he should be president and the two plot to overthrow Mike and Carol by ruining their image. Greg develops a crush on Veronica and she exploits him to divulge any useful information on his family; the Bradys are good and innocent but Veronica manages to spin their most innocent moments into huge scandals. She claims. Although this plan garners significant news coverage, it is not enough to impeach the Bradys. Veronica and Sal devise a second plan to trick Mike Brady into informing the public that a world-ending asteroid is about to hit Earth, they succeed by switching a report from NASA regarding data from a space probe with Peter's science project. Mike address the public telling them he received a report from NASA that confirms a massive meteor is on a course and will cause global devastation; the Bradys are transported to a secret bunker underneath the White House that will protect them from the ensuing danger.
Sal Astor seizes the opportunity to take power by calling an official press conference as acting president and mocks Mike Brady for falling for the hoax. Embarrassed, the public demands Mike's impeachment but Cindy overhears Sal and Veronica plotting and she informs the family so they can stop them; the Bradys interrupt the press conference to tell the truth. Mike address the public saying they deserve to know the truth, goes on to start telling the story of the lottery ticket and how he got to be president. Gary Cole as Mike Brady Shelley Long as Carol Brady Tannis Burnett as Alice Nelson Chad Doreck as Greg Brady Autumn Reeser as Marcia Brady Blake Foster as Peter Brady Ashley Drane as Jan Brady Max Morrow as Bobby Brady Sofia Vassilieva as Cindy Brady Saul Rubinek as Sal Astor Dave Nichols as President Lawrence Randolph Peter breaks a vase while playing ball in the house - "Confessions, Confessions" Marcia throws a slumber party, but the parents punish her - "The Slumber Caper" The boys putting itching powder in the girls' sleeping bags and scaring the living daylights out of them - "The Slumber Caper" Mike installs payphones to teach cooperation.- "Sorry, Right Number" The film was negatively received.
Judge Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "a pale imitation of the two previous films" and said that the television movie lacked the creative wit and humor of the two feature films. The Brady Bunch in the White House on IMDb
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area, of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area, held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance and culture, is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, situated on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. After the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area to the British Crown, the British established the town of York in 1793 and designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by United States troops.
York was incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. It was designated as the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867 during Canadian Confederation; the city proper has since expanded past its original borders through both annexation and amalgamation to its current area of 630.2 km2. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. Toronto is a prominent centre for music, motion picture production, television production, is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets, its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations, its economy is diversified with strengths in technology, financial services, life sciences, arts, business services, environmental innovation, food services, tourism. When Europeans first arrived at the site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Iroquois, who had displaced the Wyandot people, occupants of the region for centuries before c. 1500. The name Toronto is derived from the Iroquoian word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water"; this refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" appears in a 1632 French lexicon of the Huron language, an Iroquoian language.
It appears on French maps referring to various locations, including Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, several rivers. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, led to widespread use of the name. In the 1660s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagon on the banks of the Humber River. By 1701, the Mississauga had displaced the Iroquois, who abandoned the Toronto area at the end of the Beaver Wars, with most returning to their base in present-day New York. French traders abandoned it in 1759 during the Seven Years' War; the British defeated the French and their indigenous allies in the war, the area became part of the British colony of Quebec in 1763. During the American Revolutionary War, an influx of British settlers came here as United Empire Loyalists fled for the British-controlled lands north of Lake Ontario; the Crown granted them land to compensate for their losses in the Thirteen Colonies.
The new province of Upper Canada was being needed a capital. In 1787, the British Lord Dorchester arranged for the Toronto Purchase with the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, thereby securing more than a quarter of a million acres of land in the Toronto area. Dorchester intended the location to be named Toronto. In 1793, Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the Toronto Purchase lands, naming it after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Simcoe decided to move the Upper Canada capital from Newark to York, believing that the new site would be less vulnerable to attack by the United States; the York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the town's natural harbour, sheltered by a long sand-bar peninsula. The town's settlement formed at the eastern end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street. In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the town's capture and plunder by United States forces.
The surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan. American soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation; because of the sacking of York, British troops retaliated in the war with the Burning of Wa
The Little Bear Movie
The Little Bear Movie is an animated film based on the television series Little Bear, which in turn is based on the book series of the same name, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, produced by Nelvana Limited for Paramount Pictures. The film was released on direct-to-video on August 2001 by Paramount Home Video, it stars Kristin Fairlie as the voice of Little Bear. The film begins when Little Bear and Father Bear go out camping and they meet another young bear named Cub and his friend Little Moose. Little Bear is met with Trouble, a villainous mountain lion, but luckily Cub saves him from getting eaten. Cub tries to get acquainted with Little Bear at his house plays with Little Bear and his friends, Owl and Hen; when they learn that Cub's parents got lost during a bad storm, they decide to go on a journey to search for them. A while Little Bear and Duck get separated from Moose and the others, they soon encounter Pete two silly red foxes. When they get to the canyon, Trouble spies on them and tries to eat Duck, but Poppy and Pete save Duck's life.
Little Bear manages to reunite Cub with his parents. Little Bear - A feisty and imaginative Grizzly Bear cub, the protagonist of the film. Cub - A wild dark brown bear who lives in the Canadian wilderness with his parents. Unlike Little Bear, he walks on all fours rather than upright, though he walks on two paws, he can sometimes be a bit mean. Owl Duck Cat Hen Trouble - A mean, hungry mountain lion and the main antagonist of the film who aims to eat Little Bear and all of their friends. Moose Mother Bear Father Bear Little Moose - A shy friend of Cub's. Mother Moose - Little Moose's mother. Poppy and Pete - Two playful red foxes that keep Cub company in the absence of his parents. Cub's Father - A large male Brown bear Cub's Mother - A female large Brown bear The Little Bear Movie never had its launched soundtrack; the film contains the instrumental soundtrack of the series. Great Big World and Everybody Wants To Paint My Picture: Composed by: Marc Jordan and Antony Vanderberg Performed by: Shawn Colvin The Little Bear Instrumental The film was released on VHS and DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment.
Shawn Colvin and Marc Jordan/Antony Vanderburgh were nominated for Best Original Song at the 2001 Video Premiere Awards for the song "Great Big World." The Little Bear Movie on IMDb The Little Bear Movie at Rotten Tomatoes
Warehouse 13 is an American science fiction television series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from Universal Media Studios is said to have borrowed much from the American-Canadian horror television series Friday the 13th: The Series, has been described as "part The X-Files, part Raiders of the Lost Ark and part Moonlighting." The series premiere was Syfy's third largest debut to date, garnering 3.5 million viewers. The first six episodes were all among the top ten highest rated series episodes on Syfy. Episode 6, "Burnout", drew 4.4 million viewers. Season 2 began July 6, 2010, it was renewed October 5, 2010, for a third season of 13 episodes, which began July 11, 2011. It was renewed for a fourth season August 11, 2011, which began July 23, 2012. On May 16, 2013, Syfy renewed the series for a six-episode fifth and final season, which aired its series finale on May 19, 2014. Characters from Eureka have crossed over to Warehouse 13 and vice versa, a character from Warehouse 13 appeared on Alphas.
The series follows U. S. Secret Service Agents Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer when they are assigned to the secretive Warehouse 13 for supernatural artifacts, it is located in a barren landscape in South Dakota, they regard the assignment as punishment. As they go about their assignments to retrieve missing artifacts and investigate reports of new ones, they come to understand the importance of what they are doing. In Season 1, Episode 4, they meet Claudia Donovan, searching for her missing brother. In Season 3, Episode 1, Steve Jinks, an Agent from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives comes aboard; the series posits that there have been a dozen incarnations of the Warehouse before the present-day 13th in South Dakota. Warehouse 1 was built between 336–323 BC under Alexander the Great as a place to keep artifacts obtained by war. After Alexander died, the Warehouse was moved to Egypt, establishing the practice of locating the Warehouse in the most powerful empire of the day, under the reasoning that it will be best defended there.
Egypt's Ptolemaic rulers appointed a group of people, known as the Regents, to oversee the Warehouse and act as its first "agents" and collectors of artifacts. Warehouse 2 lasted until the Roman conquest of Egypt. Other warehouses throughout history include: Warehouse 3 in Western Roman Empire, Warehouse 4 in Hunnic Empire until the death of Attila the Hun, Warehouse 5 in Byzantine Empire, Warehouse 6 in Cambodia under the Khmer Empire, Warehouse 7 in the Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan, Warehouse 8 in Germany during the Holy Roman Empire, Warehouse 9 in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople until the death of Suleiman the Magnificent, Warehouse 10 in Mughal Empire, Warehouse 11 in the Russian Empire under the Romanov Dynasty, Warehouse 12 in the United Kingdom from 1830 until 1914, it was during the time of Warehouse 11 that the Regents began to employ agents to gather and protect artifacts. This practice continued under Warehouse 12, with British agents traveling further and further searching for artifacts to add to the collection.
The next move brought the Warehouse to South Dakota in the United States. Unlike previous warehouses, which were placed in the centers of their empires, Warehouse 13 was located in a remote area of South Dakota to hide it; the first Warehouse 13 was built in 1898, but the structure burned down because of an insufficient understanding of how to safely store artifacts. The move to the rebuilt and current Warehouse 13 occurred in 1914 at the onset of World War I; the Warehouse was designed by Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, M. C. Escher, while the Warehouse Expansion Joints were created by Albert Einstein. Artifacts are items connected to some historical or mythological figure or event; each artifact has been imbued with something from user, or a major event in history. Some are well known: Studio 54's Disco ball, Lewis Carroll's looking glass, which contains an evil entity called "Alice" that can possess other people's bodies, leaving their minds trapped in the mirror; some are not: Lizzie Borden had a mirrored compact that today compels users to kill their loved ones with an axe.
Fields' juggling balls that induce drunkenness and blackouts. Others are just plain bizarre such as Ivan Pavlov's Bell, which will call any dog to you but causes excessive drooling for 24 hours, or a magic kettle that grants wishes but will produce a ferret if the wish is impossible; the artifacts react with electricity and can be neutralized by immersion in a mysterious purple goo or placed inside a neutralizing reflective bag both produced by Global Dynamics, a research laboratory from Warehouse 13's sister show, Eureka. Artie has mentioned that ingesting neutralizer will make you "see things". A new concept is introduced in Episode 43. Mrs. Frederic shows Claudia an artifact being created—a silver bracelet worn by an ordinary person who exhibits extraordinary courage—opening up new possibilities for future stories. Warehouse agents are provided by the host country of the warehouse, in this case from various government agencies. Agents of Wareho
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999 film)
Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang is a 1999 television film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler. This humorous children's story recounts the adventure of a young boy; as The Globe and Mail writer James Bradshaw writes, Jacob Two-Two is "two plus two plus two years old, has two brothers and two sisters, has to say everything twice just to be heard. One day, he decides to buy the groceries for his parents, where he says for Two-Two: "I want two pounds of firm, ripe tomatoes. I want two pounds of firm, ripe tomatoes." Misunderstanding Jacob, the clerk threatens to have him arrested for "insulting a grown-up". He is sentenced to two years, two months, two weeks and two minutes in the Children's Prison hundreds of miles away from civilization, his place of punishment is a dark, dirty dungeon-like place where the children work and are kept in cells. There are the three head characters, Master Fish, a fish/human, Mistress Fowl, a bird-like woman and the Hooded Fang himself.
They have green henchmen who spray "slime resistors" at the children to prevent them escaping. Two child agents try to help him out, as the children devise a plan for escape. Writing for Variety, Brendan Kelly suggests that while the opening of the film is funny, at least some of the material may not hold children's attention: "This dark, edgy kids’ fantasy may not have enough light action to keep the grade-schoolers amused. Sophisticated and intriguing, modern-day fairy tale centers on a six-year-old boy’s nightmare of life in a prison for kids. Helmer George Bloomfield and scripter Tim Burns have crafted a haunting, funny take on kids’ anxieties, but the acting is uneven, the pacing not fast enough for young attention spans, the material may be too downbeat to click with the under-ten set."Rotten Tomatoes reviewer Lafe Fredbjornson panned the 1999 film version as being a "not good" adaptation of the book: "Because of how perfect the 1977 film was, this one's flaws stuck out. The kid playing Jacob Two-Two lacked character.
The Ice-T rap-session in the courtroom didn't seem to fit. Gary Busey as the Hooded Fang was scary for all the wrong reasons. Mark McKinney and Miranda Richardson seemed like standup comics in animal costumes; the prison set didn't feel like the one described in the book. The songs were dreadful." Gary Busey... The Hooded Fang Mark McKinney... Mr. Fish Miranda Richardson... Miss Fowl Max Morrow... Jacob Two Two Ice-T... Justice Rough, The Judge Maury Chaykin... Mr. Cooper/Louie Loser Joe Dinicol... O'Toole/Noah Alison Pill... Shapiro/Emma Emma Bambrick... Shelly Jake Goldsbie... Oscar Shawn Roberts... Daniel Lauren Harlow... extra Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang on IMDb
Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian television drama series aired on both Citytv and CBC Television featuring Yannick Bisson as the fictional William Murdoch, a police detective working in Toronto, around the turn of the twentieth century. The television series is based on characters from the Detective Murdoch novels by Maureen Jennings; the series takes place in Toronto starting in 1895 and follows Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto Constabulary, who solves many of his cases using methods of detection that were unusual at the time. These methods include fingerprinting, blood testing and trace evidence; some episodes feature anachronistic technology whereby Murdoch sometimes uses the existing technology of his time to improvise a crude prototype of a technology that would be more recognizable to the show's 21st-century audience. In one episode, for instance, he creates a primitive version of sonar to locate a sunken ship in Lake Ontario. In still another, a foreign police officer has a photograph that Murdoch needs as evidence, so Murdoch asks the other officer to overlay the photograph with a grid numerically coded for the colour in each square, to transmit the numerical data to Murdoch via telegraph—with the end result that the foreign officer has sent Murdoch a bitmap image they call a "facsimile"—a telefax.
Detective Murdoch is assisted by the three other main characters: Inspector Brackenreid, Doctor Julia Ogden, the inexperienced but eager Constable George Crabtree, who aspires to be a mystery novel writer. Brackenreid, Murdoch's immediate superior, is a blunt and sceptical Yorkshireman with a fondness for whisky who prefers conventional methods of detection over Murdoch's eccentric methods, though he is pleased and proud when Murdoch is successful despite the odds. Crabtree is unable to grasp the more advanced methods, but his enthusiasm and loyalty make him a good assistant. Like Crabtree, Dr. Ogden is a great supporter of Murdoch's methods, her skill in pathology helps by revealing a great deal of useful evidence to aid Murdoch in solving cases. Throughout the series, Murdoch's growing infatuation with her, his inability to express his feelings, provide a light subplot. In the fifth season, after Dr. Ogden is married to Dr. Darcy Garland, a new doctor is introduced, Doctor Emily Grace, she and George Crabtree show some romantic interest in each other.
Real history is an important element in most episodes, the plots, though fictitious, sometimes involve real people, such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, H G Wells, Nikola Tesla, Wilfrid Laurier, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Victoria, Theodore Roosevelt, Oliver Mowat and Wilbur Wright, Henry Ford, Sir Winston Churchill, Bat Masterson, Alexander Graham Bell, Emma Goldman, H. P. Lovecraft, Harry Houdini, Thomas Edison and Helen Keller. Future events are foreshadowed. For example, it is implied that secret British-American government co-operation has produced a advanced aircraft similar to an airship, Crabtree and Murdoch allude to the building of a secret government facility in Nevada and New Mexico "at Concession 51". Characters refer to actual inventions of the 19th century and extrapolate from them to future inventions such as microwave ovens, night-vision goggles, the games "Cluedo" and "Hangman", the toy Silly Putty, a silencer for small arms. Another underlying theme of the series involves the fact that Murdoch is a Roman Catholic in what was at the time a predominantly Protestant city and the prejudices that he encounters as a result.
Other subplots that overarch multiple episodes include women's suffrage in Canada, a movement, taking place during the time the series is set in, the discrimination towards racial minorities in Toronto at that time. Murdoch Mysteries came to Canadian television in 2004 as a two-episode made-for-TV movie, starring Peter Outerbridge in the lead role. One episode was broadcast in 2004, the other in 2005, its original title at that time was Murder 19C: The Detective Murdoch Mysteries. In 2006, the TV movie was picked up for a thirteen-episode series, which would again star Outerbridge, but there were questions about Outerbridge's continuing availability, since he was starring in another series, ReGenesis. By 2007, it was announced that Yannick Bisson would become the lead in what was now called Murdoch Mysteries; the new version of Murdoch Mysteries debuted on Citytv in late January 2008. The program was well received, both by the audience and by the critics: in the summer of 2008, it was nominated for 14 Gemini Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Critics were surprised, that Bisson was not among the nominees. The critics were surprised in November when Murdoch Mysteries won only two Geminis. Meanwhile, Murdoch Mysteries was renewed for 2009, again in 2010. In 2010 the program, filmed only in Canada, went to Bristol, England, to film an episode. In August 2010, it was announced. One big fan of the show was Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who agreed to play a small role in one of that season's episodes; the episode in which he appeared, playing a "clueless cop who fails to recognize prime minister Wilfrid Laurier," aired in late July 2011. On September 27, 2011, Rogers Media announced that it would not be continuing the series beyond its fifth season. On November 15, 2011, it was reported that CBC had picked up the sh
Sister Mary Explains It All
Sister Mary Explains It All is a 2001 satirical dark comedy film written by Christopher Durang and directed by Marshall Brickman. The film, based upon Durang's 1979 play Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, starring Diane Keaton in the title role, premiered on the Showtime network; the project was filmed in Toronto in association with Columbia TriStar Television. The theme was covered in Christopher Durang's controversial 1979 stage play. In updating the character of Sister Mary, Durang read through 15 earlier drafts of the screenplay and discussed changes with Brickman and the producers; the original film title was Sister Mary, but Durang felt the proffered title was too generic, preferring the original theatrical title. For the film, Keaton was Brickman's choice for the role, cast against type, she accepted the part because she thought she couldn't do it; the Catholic League objected to the depiction of Catholicism in the film and took out a full-page advertisement in Variety to protest its broadcast.
William A. Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, called for a boycott of Viacom, Showtime's parent company. Sister Mary is an authoritarian Catholic nun, her teaching is influenced by her fanatical beliefs. Four of her former pupils, Aloysius and Philomena, return to the school to show her how her strict views on faith and sin have affected their lives. Diane Keaton as Sister Mary Ignatius Brian Benben as Gary Sullivan Wallace Langham as Aloysius Benheim Laura San Giacomo as Angela DiMarco Jennifer Tilly as Philomena Rostovich Max Morrow as Thomas Martin Mull as Skeptical Husband Linda Kash as Skeptical Husband's Wife Victoria Tennant as Bitter Divorcee Michael Cameron as Young Gary Sullivan Gary Pearson as Man in Audience Steven Oxman of Variety wrote "Satire tends to date but Christopher Durang's 1980 black comedy criticizing Catholic rigidity, "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You," still has some bite to it, which says a lot about the writer's incisive wit", he noted that the film did not have the same theatricality of Durang's initial work, that with the original stageplay constructed for the audience's participation, the film included actors as representing broad characterizations of the play's audiences.
Oxman concluded that the film might have remained truer to the original play had Sister Mary delivered her lecture directly to her unseen television audience. Max Morrow received a 2002 Young Artist Award nomination for'Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special — Supporting Young Actor' for his role of Thomas. Sister Mary Explains It All at the Internet Movie Database