Daniel Bettridge

Daniel Bettridge

Freelance writer for hire.

I write in print and online for some of the world's most prestigious media outlets; scribbling words about everything and anything from pop culture to lifestyle via fashion, food and technology.

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Cineplex News - Hollywood North: 11 major flicks filmed in Canada by Daniel Bettridge on June 25, 2014

Everyoneknows that Hollywood is the centre of the movie universe. But did youknow that the likes of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have made somepretty important contributions to the multiplex too? Because they have.In fact the great white north has played an important role in the filmindustry down the years....

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Cineplex News - Cinema's Most Troubled Productions by Daniel Bettridge on June 24, 2014

Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer should have smashed its way into theatres this week, but fell victim to a last minute schedule change (it will now open in limited release on July 18). Boasting an impressive cast that includes Chris Evans,Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and John Hurt, the film follows...

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Cineplex News - Say Anything and the 10 most romantic gestures on film by Daniel Bettridge on April 11, 2014

On the 14th of April in 1989 a trenchcoat-clad John Cusack hoisted a boombox over his head, put on some Peter Gabriel and changed pop culture forever. I’m talking of course about Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything,a cult hit which celebrates its 25th anniversary this coming week. Thefilm is perhaps best...

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Cineplex News - 10 memorable movie moments you didn't know were improvised by Daniel Bettridge on July 14, 2014

“I’llhave what she’s having…” it’s a line that’s gone down as one of themost memorable moments in movie history, but did you know the famousline from that diner scene in When Harry Met Sally wasn’t actually in the original script? Instead it was improvised on set with Billy Crystal scribbling...

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Cineplex News - 10 things you didn't know about Forrest Gump by Daniel Bettridge on July 6, 2014

“My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.” It’s with those words that Tom Hanks introduced audiences to one of his most famous roles, a southern savant whose life story has become one of the most iconic movies to grace the silver screen. The 1994 Robert Zemeckis classic, released...

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Cineplex News - The Caped Crusader Conundrum: Who's the best Batman? by Daniel Bettridge on June 22, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the best Batman of them all?That’s the question we’re asking ourselves at Cineplex this week as wecelebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Tim Burton’s Batman, the 1989 blockbuster that helped to blaze the trail that all other silver screen superheroes have...

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Cineplex News - The 10 most successful animated movies of all time by Daniel Bettridge on June 15, 2014

Today marks 20 years since The Lion King first Hakuna-Matata’dits way into the multiplex. The film wowed audiences and critics alikewhen it first hit theatres in June 1994, landing two Oscars, a GoldenGlobe and the lion’s share (get it?) of a billion dollars on its way tobecoming the most successful...

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Cineplex News - 11 summer movie anniversaries that will make you feel old by Daniel Bettridge on June 7, 2014

Ready to feel old? Stand-out action classic Speed celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.Yes, hard as it is to believe. the movie which starred Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and an out of control bus first busted blocks at the box office starting all the way back on the 10th of...