Matt Johnson’s excellent film on the rollercoaster history of the BlackBerry, set in Waterloo, Ontario has it all. It’s a corporate thriller and a cautionary tale, with searing commentary on the psychological, cultural, and social impact of the bright tech star of the 90s – the first smartphone. Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton star as the founder of Research in… View Post
Plenty of Sturm und Drang and Few Laughs This Week in Watchables. And a Canadian Must-See
By Anne Brodie Matt Johnson’s taut, entertaining, and alarming film, BlackBerry looks at the origins of the once beloved thumb-powered device that hypnotised the 90s, created in Waterloo, Ontario. Research in Motion co-founder Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, (Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton ) the rage-filled early edgelord /entrepreneur put the device on the map. It changed North American culture… View Post
There’s a New Detective In Town and She’s a Nun. Sister Boniface Breaks All the Stereotypes!
BritBox Sister Boniface Mysteries S2 British comic Lorna Watson plays Sister Boniface, a nun living in a convent in the quaint tiny British village of, get this, Great Slaughter where bodies tend to fall at a great rate. BritBox’s newest crime solver is gifted in many ways – she’s a skilled forensic scientist, she knows people and has great instinct,… View Post
History Made! Crowning a King in a Gilded Spectacle, Dance Your Troubles Away, Dystopia, Having Too Much Stuff and :) Muppets.
By Anne Brodie History will be made tomorrow and we are its witnesses. Few of us have seen the coronation of a British monarch. The last, Queen Elizabeth II, was 70 years ago. She served longer than any Monarch since Britain’s organisation as a kingdom in early medieval times and was widely respected and loved. The jury is out on… View Post
CBC’s Megahit Murdoch Mysteries, Now In Its Sixteenth Season and a Global Favourite Launches a Spin-Off. Meet Macy Murdoch’s Shailyn Pierre-Dixon.
CBC and CBC Gem – Shailyn Pierre-Dixon is Macy Murdoch Combining science fiction, action, mystery, and friendship in a series aimed at young people, Macy Murdoch aims to take viewers on a compelling trip back in time. We meet Macy, a descendant – three times granddaughter – of Det. William Murdoch. Macy’s familial link to the famous figure, and researched… View Post
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