Welcome to the House of Crouse. When Terry Jones announced, ‘I’ve got dementia. My frontal lobe has absconded,’ I immediately thought back to discussing the legacy of Monty Python with the comedy legend. He’s a lovely man and I wanted to share a few minutes of that talk with you. Then “Degrassi: Next Class” screenwriter Courtney Jane Walker swings by to talk about how she finds inspiration everywhere from court rooms to the subway. Finally, we go long with “American War” author and former war correspondent Omar El Akkad. The Washington Post called the novel “poignant and horrifying” and El Akkad is a fascinating conversationalist. It’s all great stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
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Welcome to the House of Crouse. Five years after being offered the role of Emily Dickenson in “A Quiet Passion” Cynthia Nixon said, “I never thought it would come together. I thought, ‘Thank you for thinking of me, it is a good part for me but I don’t see how you are going to get this made.’” Find out how she and Terence Davies brought the film to the screen. Then sit back and let “First Blood” director Ted Kotcheff regale you with stories from his very entertaining life. It’s all good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. In “Maudie” Ethan Hawke plays a gruff Nova Scotian man who learns how to love. How brusque is he? “You walk funny,” he says when he first meets her. “You a cripple? You sick?” Not exactly a charmer. We talk about the film and his love of Nova Scotia. Then we go long with Ann-Margret, talking about her life, career–including a twenty-two foot on-stage tumble that almost ended her career–and her new movie, Going in Style. It’s all good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell!
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week Linda Thorson, star of the film The Second Time Around (in theatres now!) swings by the HoC. Thorson is a stage, film and television actress, best known for playing Tara King in the classic television series The Avengers alongside Patrick Macnee. She talks about getting her most famous role with a little help from John Huston and dancing with Paul McCartney! It’s good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell!
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.
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.