Monthly Archives: June 2012

So…What’s the Big Deal? And to Who?

Last time I was prattling on (as I’m wont to do) about my recurring theme of Canadian identity in Canadian movies and TV (and, honestly, if I took a little more time with these posts, I’d probably come up with … Continue reading

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Saving Hope, Continuum, The Listener and…Kimonos: what’s in a (mis)pronunciation among friends, eh?

As I’m sure regular readers of this blog know — I like to set myself up as a bit of a (mild) agitator. And yes — even I pause at that phrase “regular readers”. But people do apparently read this … Continue reading

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The “King” is dead…and the right way to end a cancelled TV series

I’ve written more than once about the Canadian TV mystery-drama, King — citing it as, in my opinion, one of the best shows currently on TV. Not, mind you, simply, one of the best Canadian shows, but one of the … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 — the war everybody “won”!

Recently there has been a lot of notice commemorating the North American War of 1812. And though a historical conflict might seem an odd topic for a blog whose self-proclaimed idiom is pop culture, it’s an interesting thing to reflect … Continue reading

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Familiar – short form suburban horror

  A little while back I received an e-mail from a producer, Zach Green, who’d made a short Canadian horror film with writer/director Richard Powell called Familiar — and he sent me a link to where it could be viewed … Continue reading

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Recommending Ray Bradbury — sort of

It’s a funny ol’ world. I was listening to the radio the other day, when the DJ/host took a moment to comment on the passing of legendary American science fiction and fantasy/horror writer, Ray Bradbury. She mentioned that Bradbury was … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Queen (or the Gifflesnorff!)

This blog is primarily about pop culture — often about Canadian movies & TV, though with the intent (only occasionally acted upon so far) of broadening out to cover other things, like radio dramas, and non-Canadian movies & TV. So … Continue reading

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