Category Entertainment

A Sense of Normalcy

Admittedly there were only a thousand fans, which isn’t many in a 24,000 seat stadium. But, I hadn’t been to a sporting event since January of last year. Which made Saturday’s event special. It wasn’t even a game, just a practice – but a lot more fun than watching the Olympics on television. After not […]

Let Them All Talk

Having just fallen asleep watching The Lovebirds, you would think I would not have jumped into another film immediately. But there’s only so much time on a flight, and it isn’t as if I have had much opportunity to see new movies in theatres recently. With only enough time to see one more film, it […]

Smile, It Is Monday!

Sitting at home in quarantine, all days seem pretty much the same to me, though I know for many people today is the start of a work week. So I thought I’d offer a few reasons to smile. The biggest joke of course is Canada’s government, which the Prime Minister insists believes in science in […]

Watching The Lovebirds

I fell asleep just before the climax. Admittedly, I was working on six hours sleep in the previous two days – but it was only 5 p.m. does that suggest the movie was less than compelling? Ever taken part in a murder mystery? A group of people gets together, usually for a meal, people have […]

Coming Unhinged

Is it my imagination, or are we all a little more on the edge these days? More prone to take offence at slights, to feel anger, when in times past we would have ignored the incident? Is it the pandemic? Or was society drifting that way anyway, and now it is more noticeable? I was […]

Mank

Maybe I need to watch it again. After all, it has ten Oscar nominations. When Mahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manknk first came out on Netflix just before Christmas I watched it with my wife. I didn’t think the movie was worthy of a review here. However, given the accolades it is now receiving, I thought perhaps I should give […]

Wanna Buy A Car?

Those who aren’t sports fans watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. It is the most watched television event of the year, with advertisers paying millions of dollars for a short spot and putting their most creative advertising minds to work on the product. As a Canadian, I rarely watch the game – and if […]

Reflections From Tenet

One of my friends asked me if I had seen Tenet yet. I hadn’t. He suggested we go together. He had already seen the film twice, but was confused. I figured that might be because English is his third language. We didn’t make it, because theatres closed again shortly after he suggested the excursion. But […]

2020 In Review – An Untimely Passing

This 2017 post was a repeat of a 2016 post and the fourth most viewed post here last year. Maybe the release of a new Gord Downie record brought it to the attention of various search engines. I listened to an advance copy of the album before its release date, but for reasons I no […]

2020 In Review – Remembering Johnny

Another four-year-old post was your ninth most-viewed piece here in 2020. Johnny Hart was someone who managed to integrate this faith and his work life. Even when he was preaching, he was entertaining. Which explains why, 13 years after his death, his comic strip continues with two of his grandsons and a daughter in charge.  […]