News this week that there would be a revival of Sex and the City without Kim Cattrall struck me as such a greedy reach. Would Groucho and Chico have made a movie without Harpo? We live, however, in an age when there is just so much money on the table for reviving any brand that
I took a chance and emailed Mike Cosentino late Tuesday night after hearing he was out as president, content and programming, at Bell Media. The following reply bounced back immediately: “Hello and thank you for your email. Please be advised that Michael Cosentino is no longer with the company. Please re-direct any inquiries to Justin
While it was a bad year for most everything else, 2020 was a great year for documentaries premiering on television, especially profiles of rock ‘n’ roll bands from the ’60s and ’70s. Here, in no particular order, are my nine favourites, in some cases with links to my earlier reviews: Laurel Canyon: A Place in
Two days before Christmas, I enjoyed a great zoom chat with Hélène Joy. The Australian-Canadian actress stars opposite Yannick Bisson as Dr. Julia Ogden on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries. Normally she’d be on a beach halfway ’round the world this time of year, enjoying the summer sun on the west coast of Australia. Instead, like a
Television has long been a borderless business. This is true when it comes to producing big budget dramas. Recent efforts such as the recent War of the Worlds miniseries, Vikings and, going further back, The Borgias and even The Indian Detective, required financial contributions from two or more countries in order to realize storytelling on
In 1975 I had a summer job as a linepiler at a Kimberly-Clark warehouse in Etobicoke. It is burned in my memory that the Bee Gees had an enormous hit with “Jive Talkin’” that summer. As those large, heavy boxes filled with rolls of 2- and even 3-ply toliet paper came chugging down the line,
If you like your thrillers stylish with a hint of humour get your boarding pass now for The Flight Attendant. The eight-episode miniseries premiered last last month on HBO Max and Crave. They’ve staggered the release, with five episodes already available for streaming. Two more will begin Thursday with the finale premiering Dec. 17. For
CBC has holiday fare all month long including these Canadian movie premieres:“A Christmas Winter Song” Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Rock N’ Roll Christmas” Wed., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sat., Dec. 12“A Christmas Movie Christmas” Wed., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Christmas on the River” Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.