Cinevent 50 star Leonard Maltin tells how he got Hooked on Movies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of the film collector friends I used to run into at Cinefest in Syracuse every year was Leonard Maltin. This week, the author, film historian and frequent TCM contributor is a very active participant in Cinevent 50. Maltin told me Friday that he hadn’t attended this classic film fan gathering since… Read on



Rare TV part of the discovery at Cinevent 50

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For 50 years, classic movie fans have been coming to the Ohio state capital to enjoy films and stakeout the dealer room. Here they find an enormous ballroom filled with vintage posters, books and lobby cards as well as 16mm film that just reeks of vinegar. Collectors are drawn to the smell… Read on


What to remake of the new network schedules

The 2018 US network upfronts in New York last week were about as stale as a decades old dough-nut. Viewers are being asked to choke down more revivals in the wake of the tremendous success of ABC’s Roseanne. Reboots of Murphy Brown, Magnum (both CBS) and Charmed (The CW) all made the network’s fall schedules. Canada,… Read on


VIDEO: Jerry O’Connell on Rebecca Romjin’s Carter cameo

My next blog is going to be called “Too Busy to Blog.” If you’re here, have two minutes and are reading this on a Tuesday, enjoy the above video of our pal Jerry O’Connell talking about his new, shot-in-North-Bay series Carter. Then go check out an episode of the series, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m.… Read on



Jerry O’Connell loves loves loves North Bay, Ontario

Jerry O’Connell is one caffeine-fueled perpetual promotion machine — especially when it comes to the city where his new series Carter is shot — North Bay, Ontario. He’s part Speedy Gonzales, part Energizer Bunny, zipping around Europe for a day of international sales promotion, touching down in Toronto for some radio and TV appearances, then… Read on


Margot Kidder 1948 – 2018

This is not a super story about Margot Kidder. Born in the Northwest Territories, the actress best known for playing comic book heroine Lois Lane in a series of Superman movies passed away this week at 69. Kidder was winning on screen and at one point even enchanted the Prime Minister of the day, dating… Read on


Kimmel calls SCTV the “greatest sketch show ever”

Last December, Jimmy Kimmel checked a biggie off his bucket list when he was invited over to Martin Short’s house. The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Oscars, could not have been more excited. An invitation to Short’s annual Christmas party has for years been one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood. “I will… Read on


Buzz builds as SCTV reunion draws near

On Sunday, I will “take off” for the SCTV reunion at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. CHML’s Scott Thompson had plenty of questions about Martin Scorsese’s upcoming SCTV documentary, which has just been picked up in Canada by CTV. Smart move, Bell. Not a lot of details are known at this point about the project,… Read on