Some quick, overnight thoughts on the 92nd Annual Oscars: Haven’t seen the movie yet but it was easy to cheer for “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho. The shot of him having a moment with Oscar on stage while a colleague addressed the crowd said everything about somebody from a far off land living their Oscar
I couldn’t help but wonder if Eddie Murphy had stayed away too long before his long-awaited return to Saturday Night Live over the weekend. After all, it had been since 1984 — 35 years — since the youngest-ever cast member had electrified audiences at 30 Rock. In hockey terms, would Murphy bathe in Rocket Richard-style
Last Saturday, Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd and James Corden played Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, French president Emanuel Macron and British PM Boris Johnson on the opening sketch on Saturday Night Live. They were joined by Alex Baldwin as U.S. president Donald Trump. The week before, when Will Farrell hosted, he was joined by former
Chris Rock has been cast on the fourth season of Fargo — but will the series still shoot in Calgary? That’s the question as news broke Friday about Rock’s casting at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills. During his always enlighterning executive session, FX Networks CEO and president John Landgraf tried to provide a
Had to fly to St. John’s, Nfld., dark and early with the Oscars still in my head. On location today, so here is my quick two cents on the annual Hollywood statue fest: I loved Chris Rock’s opener. No song, no dance, no opening clip montage, just straight ahead Rock in concert, finding the nerve
This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to talk about the election. “Does this mean CBC is out of danger?” asks Scott. There have been hints from the Liberals that they will find more money for arts and culture in general. Whether this translates into automatically replacing the $150 million the Harper government cut over three
It really isn’t fair to review a late night talk show after one episode. It took Conan O’Brien six months to a year to find his rhythm. Larry Wilmore new Comedy Central series continues to evolve. Still, if Corden’s mission was to establish himself as a clear alternative Monday it was pretty much mission accomplished.
This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wants to talk late night. Specifically, he brings up Chris Rock, a guest recently on The Late Show with David Letterman. Scott says Dave was sitting on eggshells throughout the segment, probably hoping Rock would not bring up Bill Cosby. Scott points out Bill Maher is the only late night comedian