This Week’s Podcast is in 3-D

This week, Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s CHML seems mighty darn skeptical about this whole 3-D TV deal. Canadian retailers started carrying them last Friday. You can pick up a 46-inch, hi-def, Samsung 3-D screen for $2,899.00 at Future Shop–and that comes with two pairs of 3-D glasses. Panasonic and Sony have their own 3-D home… Read on

Peabody’s for Ferguson, Glee, Modern Family

The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Modern Family and Glee were among the winners announced today for the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards. The best in electronic media for 2009 were chosen—as always–by a board associated with the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. These aren’t “people’s choice” awards… Read on

They’re back: V Returns Tonight on ABC, A

Feeling alienated from your favourite TV aliens? V returns tonight, one of several shows back for a “spring premiere.” Fringe, FlashForward (both Thursday) and Glee (April 13) are also back this month after, in some cases, a four month hiatus.The shot-in-Vancouver V opened big in Canada last November, launching to just under 2 million viewers… Read on

Grapes Keeps Head Up in Sunday Shootout

Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story scored 1,380,000 viewers Sunday according to BBM Canada overnight estimates. Part One of the two-part CBC bio-pic (starring Jared Keeso, right) was in tough at 8 p.m. against CBS/CTV powerhouse The Amazing Race (2,470,000) and at 9 strong newcomer Undercover Boss (1,658,000). On Global, Grapes faced… Read on

Review: Dan For Mayor

Tonight’s fifth episode of Dan For Mayor has a little plot point that should shake up the rest of the season. Our hero Dan (Fred Ewanuick) and his campaign manager Jeff (Paul Bates) are trying to land an influential “subdivision guy” as a corporate backer. Meanwhile, Dan’s ex-girlfriend Clair (Mary Ashton) and her finance Mike… Read on

Review: Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story

That’s me and Grapes giving two thumbs up to “Keep Your Head Up Kid; The Don Cherry Story.” The four hour, two-part TV-movie premieres Sunday night at 8 p.m. and concludes Monday at 8.CBC threw a little press bash for the film Wednesday in Toronto in a 10th floor studio at the broadcast centre. Ace… Read on

Cinefest 30: The Colleen Moore The Merrier

LIVERPOOL, N.Y.–My name is Bill Brioux and I am a 16mm filmaholic.I’m here at Cinefest 30, the world’s least glamorous film festival, just off the I-90 in Liverpool, N.Y. This annual gathering features 50 to 60 films each year that were produced 60, 70, even 80 to 85 years ago. Forget digital 3-D, Blue Ray… Read on

Survivor 20 Week Five: Did I Miss Anything?

Last night, I had to drive to Syracuse , N.Y. (I’m attending Cinefest with a bunch of other 16mm film hoarders still bitter about the introduction of “talkies”), so I didn’t see Survivor. But as I drove along the I-90, here is what I imagined was happening.There were plenty of shots of Russell and Rob… Read on