Category Archives: showbusiness

All the Hallmarks of Christmas

Hallmark Christmas Movies It’s only November, the day before Remembrance Day, and I’ve seen my first Christmas movie already. A Joyous Christmas was on the W Network last night. It did not star Candace Cameron Bure (pictured above), but it … Continue reading

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Question: What’s the MacGuffin?

Answer: The Maltese Falcon Alfred Hitchcock is the master of the MacGuffin. It’s a plot device that carries the story along, but really is of no interest to the viewer. From Wikipedia: “It might be a Scottish name, taken from … Continue reading

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Coincidence or Something Else?

God (be)friended me I’ve been wanting to correct that title ever since this TV show started in the fall. I know that having a Facebook relationship is a friendship, and the act of linking up is called clicking¬† the “friend” … Continue reading

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Song as Autobiography II

Piece by Piece (2016) Kelly Clarkson has been a prolific songwriter since her American Idol win in 2001. As we saw before, Because of You was written about her mother. But she also had a real issue with her father: … Continue reading

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Song as Autobiography

Because of You Kelly Clarkson wrote and recorded this song in 2005. It’s been on the airwaves ever since. I always presumed it was about a romance that had gone wrong. Wrong. It was about a relationship that had gone … Continue reading

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We’re All Bozos on This Bus

The Firesign Theatre (1971) This was one of Rob Rudd‘s favourite albums. And the reason I’m highlighting its catch phrase today is the dream I had last night. In the dream, I experienced a sensation similar to what I can … Continue reading

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What the Blazing Heck!?

Mel Brooks’¬†Blazing Saddles Do you remember this one? If you want to understand what’s going on in the new Wild West of America, take a look back at Mel Brooks’ masterpiece. In 2008, the American people hired a new sheriff: … Continue reading

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