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The Real Doctor Behind Hard Rock Medical

On our first day of table readings for Hard Rock Medical, director Derek Diorio and writer Smith Corindia introduced us cast members to a sprightly, hearty and highly personable woman -- who also happened to be a practising Ontario doctor for 30+ years. Dr. Louise McNaughton-Fillion was also HRM's official medical consultant. And she was pretty cool.
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Ten Bio-Pics for Canada Day

Great movies have been made about lesser figures and lesser movies have been made about great figures. With a nod to Canada Day, here's a look at (more-or-less) 10 movies that might warrant a trip to the DVD store...
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Is Canadian TV Better Than We Admit?

Recently it was announced there will be an industry seminar asking the all-important question: how to get people watching Canadian TV shows? The problem with discussing what's wrong with Canadian TV is first even defining the criteria. And perhaps looking at the issue as a glass half full vs. a glass half empty.
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Top 10 Retro TV Commercials & Jingles

When I was a child in the 1970s and 80s, there was a plenitude of catchy commercials and singable jingles! Many of these commercials had enough staying power to last a lifetime, and have been permanently imprinted on my memory. Here's a list of the best 10 commercials and jingles that I remember from my childhood, in no particular order.
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Big Brother Makes for Crappy TV

The fact that Canadian tastes in entertainment are largely indistinguishable from our southern neighbours is a stubborn fact no amount of central planning can seem to kill; not advertising blitzes, not prime time quotas, and certainly not a fourth season of Being Erica.