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It is fitting that Cinecon’s annual salute to TV’s “lost” past should be projected on the big screen in Hollywood’s fabled Egyptian Theatre. These kinescopes — generally the only record of a live, early TV broadcast — are about as rare as treasures found in pyramids past. A favourite gathering for classic film buffs, Cinecon

Third seasons are often make or break years for a TV series. That’s especially true in this age of bingeing and big gaps between 10-episodes runs. The Netflix comedy Love turned stone cold in Season Three. Amazon‘s Transparent started to drag long before the series became mired in controversy. Showrunners sometimes lose their way or

This week, Disney announced that their much anticipated new streaming service, Disney Plus, will launch in November in the United States. It’s priced to entice even the most ardent Netflix supporter, with the entire suite of Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN all bundled at US$12.99. Disney aims to be consumers’ top choice as viewers continue

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