“Ferris’s Room” is a Suite treat for Bueller fans

Did you know that June 5 was the day Ferris Beuller took off in the 1986 John Hughes film “Ferris Beuller’s Day off”? It makes sense, then, that this Tuesday, June 5, Hollywood Suite premieres their new documentary “Ferris’s Room.” The film, by director Ryan Mains, features Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside as she recreates the… Read on


Dog Tales Rescue helps Fido find a forever home

How often have you been checking your Facebook feed when you get derailed by videos of obedient dogs with snacks on their snout or sleepy dogs cuddling with cats or bad dogs getting caught doing a no-no? You stop to look for a minute and before you know it, a dog year has gone by.… Read on


Roseanne: not even Trump can save her now

Count me among those feeling let down and disgusted today by Roseanne Barr. Here was a good news story destroyed by a stupid, selfish act. Kudos to ABC/Disney for spiking the show within three hours of her racist and offensive Twitter implosion. The network knew who they were hiring when they got back into business… Read on



Great Scotts! Drew & Jonathan back for more Bro vs. Bro

Given how housing markets have shifted the past couple of years, it’s a bit daring for the Scott twins — Drew and Jonathan — to choose pricey San Francisco as their turf for Season 6 of Brother vs. Brother. The first new episode premieres Monday, May 28 on HGTV Canada. Then again, Drew is just… Read on


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