Category Entertainment

Signs For Troubled Times

We continue to recap the most-read posts here during 2019. Strangely enough, none of the were from the year but from previous ones. This one, which came in at number three for the year. The best seller at the U2 concert last Friday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto was one of The Joshua Tree tour t-shirts that […]

Language Lessons

The sixth most viewed post here in 2019 was my farewell to two characters from my language class that I published in 2018.  We’ve spent every day together for the past few months, but now Tim and Lara are leaving my life. We didn’t really have a proper goodbye. Lara is a young girl from […]

Skywalker Rising

I liked the ending. Somehow it seemed fitting. I could have done with a little less action though – it seemed like one light-sabre battle after another, to the point they all seemed the same. And, spoiler alert, you know the good guys are going to win. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings to […]

First Hand Experience

Four years ago I wrote a post I called “Climate Change For Dummies,” my thoughts on environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio’s hysterical reaction to living through a Chinook, a climate phenomenon I only knew from books. This week though I was in Calgary, Alberta, and more or less experienced a Chinook.  I say more or less […]

Stopping The Puck

Maybe it was the subject matter. Maybe they wanted too much money. Maybe they don’t want to celebrate the past. For whatever reason, it was absence that struck me most about Goalie, the Terry Sawchuk biopic I watched on a flight this week. Absent from the film were any mention of National Hockey League team […]

The Irishman

When there is a lot of fuss surrounding a film, I sometimes feel it is imperative to watch, rather than fall completely out of touch with the culture. Which is why I sat through Martin Scorsese’s latest, The Irishman, which hit theatres briefly last month. While reviewers suggested this is a film better seen on […]

Not Just Nostalgia

Led Zeppelin is dead. Robert Plant rocks on. Sunday night at Cityfolk the former Zepp vocalist performed a delicate balancing act, giving the fans the old songs from the seventies that they craved while showcasing his newer material. Songs like “The May Queen” and the title track to his latest work, “Carry Fire,” were blended […]