“What? The CBC lockout is over?!?! Well, it is about time!!!!”

The Couch Potato Report – October 4th
This week The Couch Potato Report is still only doing a summary.
BUT, this is the last week for that! I guarantee that!
Y’see, I work for CBC radio and in addition to producing The Couch Potato Report for this website, I also do it for my show – Saskatchewan Weekend.
For the past 8 weeks I have been locked out by my employers, and thus I haven’t been able to receive the films in my usual manner, so I haven’t been able to watch and review them.
Yes, for the past two weeks I have been stating that “starting next week the full Couch Potato Report will return!!!”
Well, since my Union and CBC’s management have come to terms and reached a deal, which I suspect my fellow Union members will ratify in the next few days, I will have the full Couch Potato Report here next week!!
I am going back to work, so I will be getting back to doing the work I love, and that includes The Couch Potato Report!!
For now, please bare with me, bear with me even, and enjoy these summaries:
I love her, but I must admit that I have yet to see Nicole Kidman’s work in THE INTERPRETER. I hope to see it once the lockout is over, and I certainly hope it is better than what she has given us of late.
Lately she has been terrible in the many remakes she has done.
Even though I haven’t seen it, I can tell you that in THE INTERPRETER she plays a UN translator who overhears an assassination plot. Sean Penn also stars.
So, at this point, I can’t tell you if THE INTERPRETER is a classic.
However I can easily state that the 1950 Disney film CINDERELLA is a classic!
And now the CINDERELLA SPECIAL PLATINUM EDITION DVD is available for you to share with your family.
Enjoy it!
Personally, on first viewing, I didn’t enjoy the second season of the classic Canadian TV show CORNER GAS as much as the first.
But now that I have spent some time with the CORNER GAS – SEASON TWO DVD set I must admit that I am enjoying them now, upon second viewing.
And that is one of the many benefits of DVDs!!
For the uninitiated, CORNER GAS is set in the fictional town of Dog River Saskatchewan, and focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of gas station owner Brent LeRoy, coffee shop proprietor Lacey Burrows and the folks who populate the area.
It is funny, entertaining, and along with THE INTERPRETER and the CINDERELLA SPECIAL PLATINUM EDITION DVD, CORNER GAS – SEASON TWO is now available at a store near you.
Coming up in the next Couch Potato Report is the return of full reviews (I promise!!!), including my comments on:
KICKING AND SCREAMING – Will Ferrell is at his full, frenzied power as Phil Weston, a married, uncoordinated would-be sportsman with an uncoordinated would-be sportsman son–and an unresolved relationship with his coach father, Buck (Robert Duvall), who has very little tolerance for the uncoordinated. When Buck trades his own grandson to a real loser of a little league soccer team, Phil naturally takes over underdog coaching duties and the two men butt heads. You could easily, and perhaps rightfully, dismiss all of this as a dumb, demented Meatballs or Bad News Bears rip-off, but it’s pleasantly dumb and sometimes hysterically demented.
SOUTH PARK – THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON – The sixth season of South Park saw creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone using the animated Comedy Central cash cow to poke fun at anyone (Jared from the Subway commercials for one), everyone, and really, anything that pops into their heads. Included in the Season 6 DVD set is “The Return of Lord of the Rings to the Two Towers” episode, one of the funniest South Park episodes ever!
I’m Dan Reynish, enjoy whatever you choose to watch and I’ll meet you back here next week on The Couch!