Miss fighting in hockey? See Goon: Last of the Enforcers

“I’m just so bloody excited to show the world this movie.” That’s Jay Baruchel on his pet project, “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” opening in cinemas across Canada Friday. This is the long-awaited sequel to the 2011 hockey comedy “Goon.”  Baruchel not only acts in and co-wrote the sequel (with Jesse Chabot), he also makes… Read on

Part One: Saying goodbye to Dave

David Letterman’s departure from CBS’s The Late Show seems more meaningful the closer it draws near. As I write this, he has one more show left to tape. These past few weeks have been sweet and emotional for those of us who grew up with Dave as our guy. Norm Macdonald getting all choked–who saw that… Read on

Several reasons to watch One Big Happy

There was a lot of talk about how groundbreaking One Big Happy was at the January TCA press tour. The NBC sitcom, which premieres Tuesday night, stars Calgary-born Elisha Cuthbert as an uptight lesbian who decides to have a child fathered by her lifelong friend, Luke (Nick Zano). Then Nick goes and meets a curvy… Read on

Shame on TSN for crossing the line with Cuthbert

I once wrote a book called “Truth and Rumors” (American publisher; American spelling). It dealt with myths and urban legends and television. Amazon still lists it here, but don’t blame me for what they’re charging. Guess it’s a collector’s item now. I bring this up as it relates to a report Tuesday that TSN may… Read on

Upfront 2013: Sutherland, Fox, Helfer and other Canucks make U.S. network cut

Kiefer Sutherland in, Kiefer Sutherland out. Canadian talent headlining American shows are breaking about even as the 2013-14 schedules are announced this week in New York.Sutherland’s Touch didn’t touch enough viewers to stick around for a third season on Fox, but the network did announce that Sutherland is inked to reprise his role as Jack… Read on