Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s a full house today. Dax Shepard and Michael Pena stop by to chat about doing the stunts in “CHIPS,” their wild and wooly update of 70s television nostalgia. Wyatt Russell talks about his famous parents, Goldie and Kurt, and how playing a professional hockey player in “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” took him back to when he was a real life professional goalie. Then to round out the visit, “Personal Shopper” director Olivier Assayas calls Kristen Stewart the “best actress of her generation.” It’s good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
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Welcome to the House of Crouse. To me the still shot of two teens, one wearing an Edward Bear t-shirt, hitchhiking on a two-lane highway is a powerfully nostalgic Canadian image. I grew up in 1970s era Nova Scotia where hundreds of kids (me included) hitchhiked on roads big and small. The image is iconic, a sentimental picture of a simpler time brought to vivid life in “Weirdos,” Bruce McDonald and Daniel MacIvor’s sweet new coming of age story. So pull up a beanbag chair, pull on your tie dyed t-shirt and listen to Bruce and Daniel as they transport us back to the 1970s. C’mon in and sit a spell.
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Welcome to the House of Crouse. C’mon in, pull up a bean bag chair and enjoy photographer Chris Buck talking about taking portraits for his book Uneasy of everyone from President Obama and President Trump to Jay Z and Willie Nelson. Which world leader did he make spit out their gum? Listen in and find out. Then Logan star Hugh Jackman comes by to talk about finding the confidence to get up on stage in drama school. It’s good stuff, so sit back, relax and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Put on your jumpers or your nicest frock! It’s “Rule, Britannia!” Day around the HoC. Gemma Arterton pops round to talk about cannibal ants who can change species and her zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts.” Then it’s sit-back-and-listen-to-a-legend time as we raid the vault to bring you Michael Caine speaking about his revenge flick “Harry Brown.” It’s great stuff, so never mind the bollocks, drop in for a cuppa and take a load off.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Today “Fist Fight” director Richie Keen talks about sneaking on to the sets of John Hughes films and how it made him feel like he finally found the place he belonged. Then Natalie Brown swings by to chat about making “XX,” a new horror anthology film written, produced, directed and starring women! Pull up a beab bag by the fireplace and hang out with us. You’re always welcome at the House of Crouse. No walls here.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s a sombre week around the HoC as we remember Rob Stewart, the environmentalist and filmmaker who passed away January 31, 2017 while filming a documentary. His movie Sharkwater won awards all over the world and shed light on the plight of sharks in the modern world. On a lighter note, Michael Cera stops by to chat about playing Robin in The Batman Lego Movie. C’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Today around the old HoC we’re thinking locally but acting globally. Joyce A. Nashawati’s pre-apocalyptic film “Blind Sun” sets xenophobia and alienation against the sunny backdrop of Athens, Greece. Jamie Kastner’s documentary “The Skyjacker’s Tale” tells the story of Ishmael Muslim Ali an American convicted of murdering eight people in the US Virgin Islands who hijacked an American Airlines plane full of passengers to Cuba on New Years Eve 1984, and got away with it. Until now. Great stories, so come on in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Today it’s ripped-from-the-headlines day around the old HoC. Two documentary filmmakers drop by to chat up two very different films. Dilip Mehta’s “Mostly Sunny” is a look at Sunny Leone, the Canadian born performer who made the jump from porn star and “Penthouse Pet of the Year” to Queen of Bollywood. Then Emmy Award winner Stanley Nelson drops by to discuss “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” his wide ranging look at how Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have helped shape the societal and cultural history of America for the last 170 years. It’s fascinating stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week “Paterson” star Adam Driver expresses disbelief that his new film won’t make $165 million on it’s opening weekend and Don McKellar talks about why he has always found film restrictive. It’s fun stuff, so c’mon in and sit a spell with us.