Rupert, Russell and Malcolm, they’ve all had the advantage of playing back-to-back seasons. I say advantage, because there is only a two week break between seasons, so returning players often end up playing with a tribe that has no idea …
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The Canadian made Vikings is not as good as Game of Thrones, but since Thrones is only once a week (at the best of times), the History Channel’s Nordic fantasy helps with the withdrawals. It has the same sort of medieval … Continue reading →
Can anything fix broadcast’s decline?
A first look at the locals on the newest season of the show.
About to enter its third season, Top Chef Canada has grown from a U.S. import to a reality show with authentic Canadian flavour. Last year’s winner was Toronto-based Carl Heinrich, then a chef at Marben (he has since opened his own restaurant, Richmond Station). Will this year’s winner once again represent our city? As Top [...]
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A new film about the life of Jack Layton will air this Sunday on CBC. rabble.ca attended the premiere in Toronto to bring you this …
The wonderful Umbilical Brothers, whose award winning Upside Down Show remains one of the best children shows I’ve ever seen, have upgraded their website. Included is a wonderful playlist of some of their material. If you have a few minutes, it’s time…
It feels as if crime news — think Oscar Pistorius — is more prominent than it’s ever been. Not just where it always rules, in tabloids or all-news radio, but on “serious” outlets like CNN, the New York Times or the CBC — fast becoming the Crime Broadcasting Corporation. There have always been places where journalism retreats in order to escape dull, headscratchy things like politics and economics. These refuges include weather, natural disasters, traffic accidents, celebrities, awards shows — I’d like to see a survey on whether crime tops that list right now.
This weekend, Canadian film and television will be celebrated like never before! For the first time ever, the Geminis and Genies have been combined for the Canadian Screen Awards. A decision, which I still think is brilliant. Combining both small-ish …
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Lost’s Carlton Cruse is back at it, ready to draw us in and keep us on the edge of our seats with his new series from A&E called Bates Motel. This made for television drama is not the recreation of Psycho, It’s the re-imagining of it. With an all start cast including Freddy Highmore (whom I love) as [...]
Later this month, my family and I will be heading down to hang out with our favourite friends and characters in Disneyland and we are all a little excited!! However, even if you don’t have a Disney trip planned, you and your little ones can still get in the Disney spirit with your favourite shows. [...]
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Jamie Weinman on watching a whole season at once
I have only a passing interest in fast cars. You know me and public transit. A nicely designed classic car does turn my head, and I’ve gained a healthy respect for Lamborghini and Aston Martin through my two books in Crabtree’s Superstar Cars series, but Formula 1 racing leaves me cold.
So, when this website embedded an hour-long YouTube video on Sir Patrick Stewart presenting a documentary on British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, I clicked through and watched the first few minutes thinking, “hey, Captain Picard is talking about racecars! Neat!”
But very quickly I discovered that this documentary was more than that. Much more. Sir Patrick Stewart loves racecars. And he is inspired by the life story of Sir Stirling Moss. And he puts his passion into this documentary and he connects so personally with Sir Stirling Moss that the result is absolutely captivating.
I challenge you to watch this and not grin along with Sir Patrick Stewart. He manages to be the star of the video while honouring the life of the British legend. The overwhelming feeling that one gets from this video is that this is a childhood ambition fulfilled, and one of the greatest moments in Patrick Stewart’s own life. And it’s a privilege to be taken along for the ride.
Something very exciting is happening this month on Disney Junior. My daughter, in particular, has been waiting for this big event ever since November when we were first introduced to the darling new Disney Princess, Sofia the First, in her television debut Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess. This month marks the premiere of [...]
What students are talking about today (January 7th)
I’ve been watching tweets go around this week for a new show that says it’s for "bloggers, tweebs and political junkies." Apparently, starting viewers do an vote online to decide which politicians get interviewed on the show, and they interview the politician later using questions viewers send in. Not sure if they will be interviewing Senators or just MPs, but you know who we’d vote for at Crazy