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On Thursday, Netflix announced it would cut back on smoking scenes in its original series. This was in response to an anti-smoking organization, “Truth Initiative,” who called out the streaming service for all the tobacco use in a show most popular with younger auidences: Stranger Things (back this week with a third season). The series

This Friday, production wraps on Season Three of The Great Canadian Baking Show. The competition series will now simmer in post production until it returns as part of CBC’s fall lineup. Earlier this week, I visited the big Baking tent on the lush grounds of The Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and spoke with new

As someone old enough to have watched Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In back in the late ’60s, early ’70s, I was horrified by the shoddy salute Netflix dumped into its streaming service Tuesday. It was offensive and abysmal, and, as Edith Anne used to say, “That’s the truth. PFFFFT.” The original Laugh-In (1968 – 73) was

Up for a little scare? On Monday, CBS All Access renewed the new version of The Twilight Zone for a second season. Never far from a trend, Netflix has recently premiered a whole tomb full of scary shows including one launched just last Friday: Chambers. It stars Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn and it is

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Let it be said that this story was filed on a IPad, written at the Apple Visitor Centre and all while drinking — yes — apple juice. Not the Apple Kool aid, however. I’ve always been a bit stodgy when it comes to the whole personal device revolution, clinging to my daughter’s

Earlier this week I spoke with CHML’s afternoon host Scott Thompson about Disney’s US$71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, an entertainment industry power move that took two years to finalize. Besides the movie division and access to films such as “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Deadpool,” Fox’s TV holdings are vast and international. They include Twentieth

You may only know Ricky Gervais as the pissy host of the Golden Globes, or the jerky boss from the original Office.  Now, in his incredibly dark, smart new comedy After Life, Gervais challenges audiences with a next-level, complicated jerk – more mature, a bit more sensitive, and totally irresistible. After Life is the story of a