BANGKOK, Thailand – Do the racers get breaks on The Amazing Race Canada? Yes, but it can be a long time coming.
Jim Slotek, Special to Postmedia Network
Jim has been a Sun reporter for 28 years. Previously covered TV beat and all entertainment fields. Scriptwriter for NHL Awards, Gemini Awards, documentaries. Prior to Sun, worked at Ottawa Citizen as entertainment reporter from 1981-1983.
It’s just past 5 p.m., closing time at the hilly Juyong Pass access point of The Great Wall of China. A world tourist attraction is eerily deserted – save for a handful of concerned producers from The Amazing Race Canada.
In some parallel universe, Adam West is not Batman, and William Shatner is not Captain Kirk. In that weird world, they're known as the over-the-top stars of the '60s sword-and-sandals TV series Alexander the Great.
For my last act as a full-time Sun critic, I am definitely NOT going to give a duck a bad review for quacking.
It’s a tradition on MasterChef Canada (and its American predecessor) for the home cooks who are safe from elimination to shout out advice from the balcony during pressure tests.
George Burns – who co-starred with Lee Strasberg and Art Carney in the 1979 original Going in Style – used to say that at his age, he’d “get a standing ovation just for standing.”
We’re interviewing Michael Caine about his role in the movie Going in Style, and the subject is retirement.
George Orwell was wrong.
Amid all the bad-boy stuff Degrassi’s Joey Jeremiah pulled over the years – including running naked through the school cafeteria – only one was so bad, it merited an F-bomb.
LOS ANGELES – A little more than a year ago, Brie Larson lived in two worlds. One was a merciless jungle, where people are chewed up and spit out by remorseless beasts. That was Hollywood.
An ocean away from the fictitious Kong: Skull Island, Samuel L. Jackson’s Oscar presence this year went almost unnoticed – which is pretty incredible in itself.
A big, dumb beast that, for all its noise, is kind of lovable at heart. That describes both a certain giant ape and Kong: Skull Island, the latest of an oeuvre of King Kong films going back 80-plus years.
Oscar hosts through the years: The ‘feel good’, the ‘edgy’ and the oddballs
Is it time for the Oscar pool at work?
La La Land – starring Miles Teller and Emma Watson as Sebastian and Mia, instead of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone?
You and I can disagree on a movie, but time gets the last word – even over the Oscars.
Samuel L. Jackson, who co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 sci-fi thriller Unbreakable, found out that a sequel is being planned the way the rest of us did – by watching the movie Split.
“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks. Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!” President Trump via Twitter.
Jeffrey Tambor expects his Super Bowl ad with the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski to be, “the biggest audience of my career – maybe even bigger than my bar mitzvah.”
LOS ANGELES – Keanu Reeves is only half joking when he notes in defence of the action movie John Wick: Chapter 2, “no animals were hurt in the production of this film.”