Entries by D.K. Latta from 02/2013

Zero Dark Thirty Didn't Start the Fire

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Moviefone Canada

The Hollywood film 'Zero Dark Thirty' has generated a firestorm of controversy, from those saying it condones torture, those saying it doesn't, and those who angrily denounce those who criticize it for condoning torture. If we want to discuss torture in popular culture, maybe we have to face up to just how prevalent it's become.

The Singing Spaceman -- Yesterday's Future...Today

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada

In an episode of the 2005 BBC Radio "mockumentary" series featuring the New Zealand comic-musicians, Flight of the Conchords, (prior to their TV incar...

TV Drinking Game: Filmed in Canada, But Set in America

| Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada TV

A recurring gripe of mine is how many Canadian movies and TV shows slavishly pretend they aren't Canadian -- such as by disguising Toronto as New York or as a generic "Anytown, North America." So how to best test this idea...and have fun at the same time? Let's make a drinking game out of Canadian references!

Shooting Blanks on the Sitcom "Seed"

| Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada

I like to blog about pop culture -- specifically (though not exclusively) Canadian film & TV. Ideally, I should write about one particular theme...the...

Entertainment is Education

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada

The media reaction to the Hollywood film, Argo -- depicting when Canadians in Iran provided a haven for American diplomats -- has subtly started to di...

Controversy and The Canadian Screen Awards

| Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada

The Oscars are over but don't return your tuxes yet, because next up is...The Canadian Screen Awards. Hip, hip...huh. Canada desperately wants its ...