Kelly Bedard

At the official launch party for Pluto TV in Canada, we got the chance to talk with one of the new channel’s stars- HGTV mainstay Sebastian Clovis. Sebastian opened up about the transition from football to construction to TV and the challenges and rewards of working with different designers as he embarks on a new […]

In advance of the official launch of Pluto TV in Canada, we got the chance to talk to VP of Content Katrina Kowalski about the lesser-known side of television programming and what we can expect to see on the new free ad-supported streaming platform.   Check out this and all our other interviews and series […]

  Kelly Bedard

Usually January sees us announcing the nominees for our annual Critics’ Pick Awards but, since the pandemic, we’ve shifted our focus to cover more areas of entertainment and the result is that we no longer review enough TV to responsibly choose a truly representative list of award nominees. But we couldn’t just let 2022 pass […]

  Kelly Bedard

Celebrating the best of the year in film is an entertainment outlet foundational requirement. We’ve done it for years, in some way or other, by ranking every film we saw and/or by attempting to distill the landscape into some set of recognizable award categories that reflected what we truly loved rather than just what caught […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s the new year so we’re trying something new.   Usually January sees us announcing the nominees for our annual Critics’ Pick Awards but, since the pandemic, we’ve shifted our focus to cover more areas of entertainment and the result is that we no longer review enough theatre in any given city to responsibly choose […]

  Kelly Bedard

For over a decade, the start of a new year for us meant the announcement of award nominations. Since the 2007 launch of the MyTV Awards through to 2020, the final year of our Critics’ Pick Awards, we’ve celebrated hundreds of deserving artists even as the shape, scale, and branding of our awards season shifted. […]

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The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. …   “Phyllis Bordo is a retired […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses.   To submit an artist or band for […]

A still relatively new but already beloved Toronto holiday theatre tradition is Three Ships Collective/Soup Can Theatre’s site-specific Christmas Carol staged at the historic Campbell House Museum.   As the production prepared to get back on its feet after a two-year pandemic hiatus, we caught up with director Sare Thorpe and playwright/assistant director Justin Haig […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. …   “Gabe Calderon (they/them & kiin/wiin) […]

  Kelly Bedard

The expansion of the Shaw Festival season to include a duo of holiday shows every December has proven to be a truly winning innovation. The mini-season in the winter forms a welcome bridge between the festival’s regularly scheduled April-October season and makes the company feel like a full year player rather than a summer getaway. […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses.   To submit an artist or band for […]

  Kelly Bedard

On stage until December 18th in a well-cast and capable production at Crow’s Theatre, Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet tells a fictionalized account of the life of Ira Aldridge, one of the first Black actors to become a prominent Shakespeare performer.   The production is a testament to Crow’s heads up approach to casting within the […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. …   “Sifton Tracey Anipare is a […]

  Kelly Bedard

The success of Hannah Moscovitch’s new play Post Democracy largely comes down to wether or not Jesse LaVercombe manages to make you think he’s generally a somewhat okay guy.   The rest of the production is strong in less crucial ways. Teresa Przybylski’s stylish set has a cleverly critical total lack of character and is […]

Understudying was always one of the hardest jobs in theatre but in 2022 it’s taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days when an actor might learn a role only to see the entire run go by without performing it. In the first full season back for many of Canada’s biggest theatre companies […]

We caught up with Greg Dalgetty, the founder of Toronto’s premiere barbarian band Thunder Glove to chat in advance of the band’s performance at Revue Cinema’s 40th Anniversary screening of Conan the Barbarian.   Grab tickets to the screening at RevueCinema.ca and check out the band on Instagram @ThunderGlove.  

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses.   To submit an artist or band for […]

  Kelly Bedard

December 2nd is the beginning of the end for one of Toronto’s most cherished holiday traditions. I don’t remember a time before the Ross Petty Pantomime was a part of my Christmas season but with Peter Pan’s Final Flight the iconic villain/impresario is exiting the scene once and for all.   I got the chance […]

Understudying was always one of the hardest jobs in theatre but in 2022 it’s taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days when an actor might learn a role only to see the entire run go by without performing it. In the first full season back for many of Canada’s biggest theatre companies […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. …   “Conor Kerr is […]

Understudying was always one of the hardest jobs in theatre but in 2022 it’s taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days when an actor might learn a role only to see the entire run go by without performing it. In the first full season back for many of Canada’s biggest theatre companies […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses.   To submit an artist or band for […]

Understudying was always one of the hardest jobs in theatre but in 2022 it’s taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days when an actor might learn a role only to see the entire run go by without performing it. In the first full season back for many of Canada’s biggest theatre companies […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do.   Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. …   “Jeff Cottrill is a fiction writer, […]

  Kelly Bedard

No one else is anymore but we’re still physical media devotees round these parts. In that spirit, we’re sharing the details of a few new home entertainment releases for collectors who are still into that kind of thing.   Review copies were provided by Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. All thoughts are our own.   […]