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53 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
Aug 7, 2022
The Bear: Created by Christopher Storer for Hulu starring Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Ebebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colon-Zayas. Based on the Chicago deli Mr Beef. Thor: Love and Thunder: from Marvel. Written and Directed by Taiki Waititi. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Taiki Waititi, with appearances from Russell Crow, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista. Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Stanford Festival in Stanford, Ontario. Directed by Peter Pasyk. Starring Amaka Umeh, Graham Abbey, Maev Beaty, Austin Eckert, Jakob Ehman, Ijeoma Emesowum and Andrea Rankin. War of the Worlds (1953) Adapted from H.G. Wells book for Paramount Pictures. Directed by Byron Haskin. Starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Gigio and Lewis Martin.
55 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
June 5, 2022: Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Bob’s Burger’s Movie, My Heart is a Chainsaw, Stranger Things
Ewan McGregor returns as the title character in Obi-Wan Kenobi. This new chapter in the Star Wars Sega is directed by Deborah Chow and starts Vivien Lyra Blair and Moses Ingram and has Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader. H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Eugene Mirman all return as the Belchers for the The Bob's Burger Movie, adapted from the TV series of the same name. Also returning are the Fischoeders, Kevin Kline and Zac Galifianakis with the addition of David Wain. From Simon and Schuster and author Stephen Graham Jones is the novel My Heart is A Chainsaw. Book one of The Indian Lake Trilogy. Season 4 of Stranger Things sees the return of the Duffer Brothers story telling with Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser and Maya Hawke all returning from season 3.
57 minutes | May 23, 2022
May 22, 2022
This week we talk about: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness from Marvel Studio directed by Sam Raimi, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizebeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez and Rachel McAdams. Shining Girls on AppleTV, created by Silka Luisa starring Elizebeth Moss and Wagner Moura. Our Flag Means Death on HBOMax, created by David Jenkins starring Rhys Darby, Taiki Waititi, Joel Fry, Samson Kayo, Nathan Foad, Matthew Maher and Kristian Nairn. Bullshit The Game Show on Netflix, created by Jonty Nash and Christopher Potts and hosted by Howie Mandel.
54 minutes | May 16, 2022
May 15, 2022.The Batman, Star Trek: Picard, Lower Decks and Discovery, Gutter Child
After a long hiatus we are back and we start off with the newest rendition of the DC Comics great detective. From writer/director Matt Reeves is The Batman starring Robert Pattinson it the title roll. Also with Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrel and Paul Dano. Then we take a trip down Star Trek lane exploring Picard, Lower Decks and Discovery and get into a general Star Trek timeline conversation. And last we discuss the debut novel from Jael Richardson, Gutter Child from Harper Collins Publishing.
44 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
March 30 2022: Is It Cake?, Our Flag Means Death, For All Mankind, The Great North
The Netflix original baking show, Is It Cake? with host Mikey Day. The HBOMax series, Our Flag Means Death from creator David Jerkins and staring Rhys Darby, Joel Fry, Samson Kayo and Taika Waitti. From AppleTV is For All Mankind from creators Ronald R. Moore, Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten and many more. Lastly from FOX TV is The Great North with voices of Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan and many others.
55 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
March 9 2022 CBC Canada Reads Life in The City of Dirty Water, Severance, Last one Laughing Canada, After Party
This week for CBC Canada Reads we talk about Life in The City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller from Penguin Random House Canada. From creator Dan Erickson and director Ben Stiller the AppleTV+ series, Severance. Starring Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman with Patricia Arquette and Christopher Walken. From Amazon Prime is the comedy competition show, Last One Laughing Canada. Hosted by Jay Barchel and with Caroline Rhea, Debra DiGiovanni, Jonathan Lajoie, Brandon Ash Mohammed, Andrew Phung, Dave Foley, Colin Mochrie, K. Trevor Wilson, Mae Martin and Tom Green. Also from AppleTV+ is the series The Afterparty. Created by Christopher Miller and Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer.
45 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Feb 20 2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Righteous Gemstones, Nobody
The reboot/sequel to the classic slasher flick, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Directed by David Blue Garcia, this version picks up 50 years after the original and finds Leatherface (Mark Burnham) coming out of hiding. Also starring Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford and Olwen Fouéré as Sally Hardesty. Created by and starring Danny McBride is The Righteous Gemstones, a satiric take on the world of televangelism. With John Goodman, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman and Walton Goggins. And finally from director Ilya Naishuller and writer Derek Kolstad is the John Wick style action movie, Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, and Michael Ironside.
51 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Feb 14 2022; Belfast, What Strange Paradise, Nightmare Alley
Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar is Belfast from TKBC. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Doran, Ciarán Hinds and Judi Dench. Nominated for Best Picture,Director, Screenplay (Branagh), Supporting Actor (Hinds), Sound, Original Song (Down to Joy), Supporting Actress (Dench) For CBC Canada Reads we discus What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad from Penguin Random House Publishing. Also an Oscar Nominated Movie is Nightmare Alley from Fox Searchlight Pictures. Directed by Guillermo del Toro and with an star studded cast like Bradly Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, William Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen and many more. Nominated for Best Picture, Production Design, Costume Design and Cinematography.
47 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Feb 7, 2022: CBC Canada Reads Five Little Indians and Scarborough, The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the WIndow, Murderville
For our CBC Canada Read Segment this week we covered Five Little Indians and Scarborough. Five Little Indians is by Cree Canadian writer Michelle Good, from HarperCollins. Scarborough is the debut novel from playwright Catherine Hernandez, from Arsenal Pulp Publishing. From Netflix is The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, starring Kristen Bell, Tom Riley, Shelley Hennig and Samsara Leela Yett. Also from Netflix Murderville. Developed for American television by Krister Johnson, adapted from the BBC series Murder in Successville. Starring Will Arnett, Haneefah Wood and Lilan Bowden with Guest Stars like Conan O'Brien, Kumail Nanijiani, Annie Murphy and Ken Jeong.
48 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
Jan 30, 2022: The Art of Racing in the Rain, 12 Monkeys, Yellowjackets, The House
We discuss the movie adaptation of the Garth Stein book of the same name, The Art of Racing in the Rain. From 20th Century Fox and directed by Simon Curtis, the film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan, Gary Cole and Kevin Costner voices the dog. Next we do a comparison of the 12 Monkeys 2015-18 TV series from SyFy/ NBC and the Terry Gilliam directed 1995 movie from Universal Pictures of the same name. The movie stars Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt and Christopher Plummer. The series stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire and Barbara Sukowa. We revisit Yellowjackets from Showtime, starring Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmine Savoy Brown and Sophie Thatcher. And from Netflix is The House. Three stop-motion animated stories based around the same house in different worlds. Characters voiced by Matthew Goode, Paul Kye, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Goth and many more. We also introduce the beginning of our CBC Canada Reads segment and read off the short list of books. Reviews will start next week.
54 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
January 23, 2022; Yellowjackets, Peacemaker, Black Summer
From creators Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson and Showtime is season 1 of Yellowjackets. Starring Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Sophie Nélisse, Jasime Savoy Brown, Sophie Thacher, Samantha Hanratty and many more. From DC Entertainment, created by James Gunn is the Peacemaker season 1. Starring John Cena, Danielle Brooks and Freddie Stroma. From Netflix and creators John Hyams and Karl Schaefer of Z Nation is the 2nd season of the Zombie series Black Summer with Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee and many more.
54 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
January 16 2022: Washington Black, After Life, The Last Duel, The House of Thunder
CBC Canada Reads is coming soon and Shaun and Jeff will again challenge themselves to read all 5 books. As a preview, from the Long List Shaun is reading Washington Black by Esi Edugyan from HarperCollins Publishers. Season three of After Life was recently released on Netflix. Created, Written and Directed by Ricky Gervais. Also starring Tom Basden, Diane Morgan, Kerry Godliman, Ashley Jensen and Penelope Wilton. From director Tony Scott is The Last Duel. Written and starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as well as Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. Published in 1982 by Pocket Books under the pen name of Leigh Nichols is Dean Koontz's The House of Thunder.
56 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
January 9 2022: Mother/Android, Ron Gone Wrong, Invasion, The Poppy Wars
Starting a loose theme of robots gone wrong is Mother/Android on Netflix. Written and Directed by Mattson Tomlin and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith and Raúl Castillo. Then on the lighter side from 20th Century Animation is Ron Gone Wrong voice by Jack Dylan Grazer, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helm and Olivia Colman. From AppleTV+ is a Sci-Fi series from creators Simon Kinberg and David Weil calling Invasion. Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Shamier Anderson, Shioli Kutsuna, Billy Barratt, and Sam Neil. From Harper Voyager is the first book in the Poppy War Series from author R. F. Kuang, The Popper War.
54 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Jan 3 2022, Don’t Look Up, No Time To Die, Encanto, Being the Ricardos
First up is the instant hit from Netflix called Don't Look Up. A political/environmental dark comedy written and directed by Adam McKay and starring Leonardo DiCapio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchet, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande and many more. The long awaited latest and Daniel Craig's last James Bond Film from MGM Universal, No Time To Die. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and also staring Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris. The new Disney hit Encanto voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo and Mauro Castillo. From Amazon Prime is Being the Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz. Written and director of Aaron Sorkin and with J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy and Clark Gregg.
43 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
December 19 2021, Elves (Nisser), Happiest Season, Archer, Muppet Christmas Carol
This week we managed to get 3 Christmas movies in. First is the Netflix Limited Series from Denmark Nisser or Elves in English. Directed by Roni Ezra and starring Vivelill Søgaard, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Sonja Steen, Peder Thomas Pedersen and Milo Campanale. From writer/director Clea DuVall is the Happiest Season from Hulu. Starring Kristen Stewart Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza. Breaking from theme for a moment we have the 12th season of Archer from FX. Created by Adam Reed and voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tayler, Amber Nash, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Lucky Yates and sadly the final project for the late, great Jessica Walter. Returning to Christmas themes is the Classic take on a even more classic tale, The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Directed by Brian Henson the year after his father and Muppets Creator Jim Henson passed. This rendition of the Charles Dickens Michael Caine joins the regular Muppet's cast of Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmore, Jerry Nelson and David Rudman.
53 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
December 12 2021: The Grinch, Titans, Dexter: New Blood, Batman (1989)
This weeks Christmas Special episode hightlights The Grinch (2018) from Illumination and Universal Pictures. This remake of the 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Kenan Thompson and Angela Lansbury. From HBOMax is the DC Comics series, Titans. A dark look at the "junior" Justice League. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Joshua Orpin, Vincent Kartheiser, Curran Walters and many others. From Showtime, Michael C. Hall returns to the tittle character in Dexter: New Blood. And a blast from the past, from 1989 Tim Burton's Batman. Starring Michael Keaton as the winged crusader and Jack Nicholson as Joker. Also starring Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Billy Dee Williams and Jack Palance.
47 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Dec 5 2021 London Mitchell‘s Christmas, Ghostbuster: Afterlife, The Assistant, False Memories
December is Christmas, or holiday, themed movie month. So we start with London Mitchell's Christmas from writer director Christopher Nolen. No not that Christopher Nolan. The long awaited third movie in the Ghostbusters Saga, Ghostbuster: Afterlife. Written and Director Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. Starring Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace. Also we talk about The Assistant from Writer Director Kitty Grace and starring Julia Garner. Lastly from Cemetery Dance Publication and Bantam Books is False Memory by Dean Koontz.
47 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Nov 28, 2021: Hawkeye, The Shrink Next Door, Fight Night, I Know What You Did Last Summer
Marvel presents the Hawkeye series on Disney+. Jeremy Renner returns in the title roll with Hailee Steinfeld in the continuation of Hawkeye's story after the defeat of Thanos in Avengers Endgame. From creator Georgia Pritchett is The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn. Based on the Podcast that covered the true story of a relationship between a psychiatrist and patient that went too far. From Bloomsbury Publishing is the latest novel from Miriam Toews, Fight Night. A novel about a nine year old girl living in Toronto with her pregnant mom and aging Grandmother. From Amazon Prime is a series that retells the story from the 1990's slasher flick of the same name, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Starring Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Bill Heck, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Fiona Rene and many more.
52 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Nov 21 2021 Wheel Of Time, Dexter, Dexter New Blood, Foundation
Today marks are 2 year birthday, our first episode was Nov 22, 2019. The Wheel of Time series form Amazon Prime based on the book series by Robert Jordan. Staring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Madeline Madden, Zoë Robins, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford and Barney Harris. Shaun re-watched Dexter in anticipation for the new Dexter New Blood both from Showtime. Staring Michael C. Hall. Another epic novel series adaptation, Foundation from AppleTV based on the Isaac Asimov series starring Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Lee Pace, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn and Terrence Mann.
52 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Nov 14, 2021
From Marvel we have Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, Awkafina and Ben Kingsley, written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Currently #1 in Canada on Netflix is Red Notice starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Ritu Arya, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. 8th in the series is Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin from Blumhouse Productions. Starring Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert and Henry Ayres-Brown, directed by William Eubank and written by Christopher Landon. From creator Alex Hirsch is the Netflix original animated series Inside Job, voiced by Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater, Clark Duke, Tisha Campbell, Andrew Daly to name a few.
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