Krasinski leaves his Office job behind as Jack Ryan

LONDON — Office work is over for John Krasinski. He’s now a kick-ass action star. The Boston native, who played it mild-mannered for eight seasons on The Office, is all muscle as a CIA hero in the new Amazon Prime Video thriller Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. The eight episode series is up now and available for… Read on



Director Kondracki set table for fun “Picnic” shoot

FX president John Landgraf was embarrassed to learn a few years ago that the shows on his network had very few female directors. He took steps to correct that, mandating his producers embrace a 50/50 gender policy. Others, including the CBC here in Canada, have followed suit. It’s about time. Canadian productions have long benefited… Read on


Yost mixes laughs and larceny on Sneaky Pete

Graham Yost claims he didn’t learn all that much at the University of Toronto. “I majored in football, pinball and trying to take a girl to the dance,” he claims. None of those activities prepared him much for a career as a major Hollywood film and TV screenwriter, executive producer and showrunner. Still, he found… Read on


American Gods rise up on Amazon Prime Video

American Gods premiered Sunday in Canada on Amazon Prime Video. The much anticipated series, seen on Starz in the States, was shot in Toronto and features an all-star cast, including Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Cloris Leachman, Dane Cook, Peter Stormare and Corbin Bernsen, along with English actor Rickey Whittle in the… Read on



Amazon Prime Video staggers into Canada

First the good news: Amazon Prime Video is finally available in Canada. The Netflix-like streaming service was only in the U.S. and the UK the past few years. Canadians got a window on a few Amazon shows such as Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle on shomi. Now it’s shomi the door, enter Amazon, and let… Read on


Ennis Esmer steals a second season of Red Oaks

Here’s a series where a Canadian is stealing every scene. Trouble is, Canadians can’t see it — yet. It’s called Red Oaks. Season two premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video — which is why most Canadians have never heard of it. The streaming video service, similar to Netflix, is only currently available in the US, UK,… Read on