James Cameron on spinning sci-fi cheese into gold

Here’s a surprise — James Cameron hosts the new AMC documentary series Visionairies: James Cameron’s story of Science Fiction. They could have asked my Grade 12 Science teacher to host it, or Larry King, but no, they got Cameron. Smart movie, AMC. The six-part series premieres Monday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. The… Read on



PODCAST: Celebrating Bochco with Bill Kelly

On Tuesday, CHML’s AM900 morning host Bill Kelly suggested to me that Steven Bochco was to television what Steven Spielberg was to movies. Both moved their medium forward. Bochco certainly was an innovator as a writer and story editor, combining serial elements into police procedurals. Bochco also encouraged Hill Street Blues pilot director Robert Butler to literally… Read on


WHCD: Everybody wants to get in on the act

The above video, if you haven’t already seen it, is from Saturday’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. It is funny, and at the same time a bit surprising and disorienting in that it basically wrangles the President of the United States into a sketch, not unlike how Saturday Night Live might drop Alec Baldwin or Justin… Read on