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TORONTO STAR: RICHARD’S A short history of the CAR cupholder

I wrote a short history of the car cupholder for the Toronto Star!

“What was the key element of safety when you were a child?” he said. “It was that your mother fed you, and there was warm liquid. That’s why cupholders are absolutely crucial.” Read the whole thing HERE!

 

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CTVNEWS.CA: What to see at TIFF and how to find celebrities

I’m quoted in a ctvnews.ca story on how to enjoy the Toronto International Film Festival, whether you want to watch the movies, or the celebrities.

“Speaking with CP24.com, Crouse said that he is personally excited about a Canadian film called ‘I Like Movies,” which is loosely based on its director’s life-long love affair with film which began while working at a Burlington Blockbuster in the early 2000s. He also has the David Bowie documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’ circled on his list, calling it “an immersive experience that overwhelms you with sound and vision…” Read the whole thing HERE!

TORONTO STAR: Transformers are collected for their artistry and design

I write about Transformers and the people who collect them for the Toronto Star!

“Brian Flinn and his fiancée are looking to buy a new house, and like most house hunters, they have some very specific wants and needs. Top of the list? A space for Brian’s collection of Tranformers toys. “We need a basement or a separate building something to house all these,” he said. “She doesn’t collect them, but she’s very supportive. When you find somebody like that you don’t want to let them go. I’m not getting any younger, and I don’t think I’ll find somebody that goes, ‘Oh, yes, I love Transformers. I love your passion…’” Read the whole thing HERE!

THE TORONTO STAR: How ‘Inspector Gadget’ gave us a look into the future

I write about how cartoon gave us a look into our future for the Toronto Star.

“Where would we be without Saturday morning cartoons? They entertained us, helping to pass the time on weekends, and, if that wasn’t enough, often ignited our imaginations with a glimpse into the future…” Read the whole thing HERE!

 

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CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

Richard speaks to “CTV News at 11:30” anchor Andria Case about the best movies and television to watch this weekend. This week we have a look at the Apple TV+ darkly humorous series “Bad Sisters,”  the Crave comedy series “Roast Battle Canada,” and the Lena Dunham coming-of-age story “Sharp Stick.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!  (Starts at 19:35)

JUST FOR LAUGHS: RICHARD HOSTED TWO MONTREAL PANELS: SON OF A CRITCH & GHOSTS!

UPDATE: Read another write-up on the “Ghosts” panel at JFL from popculture.com HERE! “We figured out that as long as you say ‘sucked off’ and it is a bow to a ghost ascending to heaven, you can use it. If it’s interpreted in any other way…”

UPDATE: Read a write-up on the “Ghosts” panel at JFL from popculture.com HERE!

UPDATE: Read a write up from the interrobang.com on the “Son of a Critch” panel HERE! “Canada’s top film critic and proud east coaster Richard Crouse knew exactly how to moderate the panel, bringing out heart warming casual anecdotes that made the conference room feel like a sunny Newfoundland Kitchen.”

I’ll be hosting two comedy panels at this year’s Just for Laughs in Montreal. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer, Just For Laughs Montreal has grown to become the largest comedy festival in the world.

CBS presents: A Spirited Conversation With The Cast Of Ghosts – Saturday, July 30 2022 | DoubleTree by Hilton, the Inspiration Room | 3:30 PM

GHOSTS is television’s number one new series and the number one comedy on Paramount+ and it shoots right here in Montreal!  Join Showrunner, Joe Port and the ensemble cast of spirited characters as we discuss the challenges and joys of bringing the American version of the international hit sensation series to life (or is it death!)

Season two of the critically acclaimed breakout hit GHOSTS will premiere Thursday, Sept. 29 in its new time slot at 8:30 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

Joining this cast panel:

Rose McIver (iZombie; Masters of Sex)

Brandon Scott Jones (The Good Place; Isn’t It Romantic)

Richie Moriarty (Orange Is the New Black; The Tick)

Danielle Pinnock (Young Sheldon; This Is Us)

Asher Grodman (Succession; Chicago Med)

Sheila Carrasco (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson)

Rebecca Wisocky (The Mentalist; Dopesick)

Román Zaragoza (Stumptown; Austin & Ally)

Devan Chandler Long (Doom Patrol; Bosch)

Joe Port (Co-showrunner and Executive Producer)

More info on this panel HERE!

CBC original hit comedy series Son Of A Critch will be engaging in a cast panel at this summer’s festival, featuring showrunners Tim McAuliffe (Fox’s The Last Man on Earth and NBC’s The Office) and Mark Critch (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes), and cast members Malcolm McDowell (Warner Bros’ A Clockwork Orange), Claire Rankin  (STX Entertainment’s Molly’s Game), and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Walt Disney’s Pinocchio). Since the premiere on January 4th, Son of a Critch has ranked as the most-watched original Canadian comedy in the country and as one of the top five most-watched comedies overall (including U.S shows) in Canada. Son of a Critch has been renewed for a second season and filming is set to commence in St. John’s this summer.

Since the premiere Son of a Critch has ranked as the most-watched original Canadian comedy in the country and as one of the top five most-watched comedies overall (including U.S shows) in Canada. Don’t miss the cast of Son of a Critch; Mark Critch, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Rankin, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and showrunner, Tim McAuliffe at ComedyPRO. This panel discussion will be moderated by Richard Crouse.

Tickets available below and event is included with ComedyPRO pass holders.

More information on this panel HERE!

NEWSTALK 1010: THE ENTERTAINMENT COURT IS IN SESSION!

I join the hosts of NewsTalk 1010’s “The Rush” with guest hosts Scott Reid and Deb Hutton, for a new segment called “Entertainment Court.” Each week I serve as the judge, Reshmi and Scott the jurors, and we render a verdict on the week’s biggest pop culture stories.

Today we ask, Do intimacy coordinators on movie sets spoil, as Sean Bean says, the spontaneity of sex scenes on movie sets? When is a catchphrase, just a catchphrase?

Listen to the whole thing HERE!