Monthly Archives: October 2012

The 33 Hottest Canadian Babes circa 2012 (Part 3)

And now, the final of three posts looking at some of the most beautiful Canadian actresses around — or what I think of as the “bring your own shovel” list (that’s a joke that makes more sense if you’ve read … Continue reading

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The 33 Hottest Canadian Babes circa 2012! (Part 2)

Continuing from last time my list (not so much a countdown) of the 33 most beautiful Canadian actresses, famous and not so much (yet)… Sarah Allen – I first noticed her in the medical drama Jozi-H and she’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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The 33 Hottest Canadian Babes circa 2012! (part 1)

Yes! It had to happen! That crass, shameless, politically incorrect — but culturally imperative — list: The Sexiest / Most Beautiful / Hottest Canadian Babes / Women / Actresses Arrived at using the most rigorous of criterea and unimpeachable of … Continue reading

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Stars Aren’t Always Born…Sometimes They’re Made

(In today’s post: I muse about the subjective nature of charisma, the sometimes artificial roots of stardom, George Clooney, Peter Mooney, the Camelot TV series, a wholly imaginary man named Bernard Fumplestick…and the Catch 22 it all poses for Canadian actors) … Continue reading

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Fame, Obscurity…and the Actor’s Dilemma

(In today’s post: I write about fame, annonymity, Canadian actors, the Canadian and British press, wax poetic about the “imaginary cinema in my mind”, and draw lessons from Steven Spielberg, Shelley Conn, Amy Price-Francis, Terra Nova, Californication, and more…) In … Continue reading

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Flashpoint (part 2) — cultural reflections…and the acting vacuum

(Continuing from last time…) Flashpoint‘s cultural legacy will be interesting to ponder. Some viewers (including American ones) suggested there was a tone to Flashpoint that differentiated it from similar American TV series — and they meant this as a compliment. … Continue reading

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Flashpoint (part 1) — the legacy

The Canadian crime-action TV series Flashpoint is in its final season, so I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect upon it. Flashpoint is a cops n’ robbers series about an elite Strategic Response Unit in Toronto — essentially … Continue reading

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Beauty and The Beast: not so beastly after all? — the old, the new, reviewer biases, Revolution and The Vampire Diaries, too!

I usually try to write posts about broader pop cultural themes, but sometimes I like to focus on specific productions — and this time it’s the new Beauty and The Beast TV series. However it’s still a bit wide ranging, … Continue reading

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Titanic: Blood & Steel

Just as an aside: for those keeping track, I’ve added a post-script to my piece A Matter of National (In)Security. Now on with today’s post… I tend to write involved (read: long winded) posts about broad-themed topics, usually pertaining to … Continue reading

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Casting in Canadian Productions — Not Just for Gerbils Anymore?

There may — or may not — have been an interesting shift in the last few years. I’ve commented before (repeatedly, incessantly, ad nauseam) about the idea how often the leading roles in Canadian movies and TV shows go to … Continue reading

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