It is time to fire up the barbeque and wave the flag for it is Canada Day.
I’m here to add a little extra Canadiana to the day with a few suggestions for your entertainment, whether you want to have movie night, go nostalgic with some TV on DVD or curl up with a good book:
- One Week: Joshua Jackson stars in this poignant movie, about a man who discovers he has cancer and embarks on a Canadian road trip. It’s a touching, quiet film about the country and life.
- Men with Brooms: Male bonding, relationships, beavers and curling, what more could you want. Oh yeah, it stars Paul Gross.
- Cube: A sci-fi horror film about a group of people trying to escape a cube-shaped prison filled with death traps.
- Away From Her: A moving film about dealing with Alzheimer disease and the effect it has on a marriage. Staring Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie and directed by Sarah Polley.
- The Red Green Show: Watch Red, Harold and the boys as they get into trouble at Possum Lodge and sing the praises of duct tape.
- Corner Gas: The quirky life of the citizens of Dog River.
- The Collector: Morgan Pym collects souls for the Devil in Vancouver, until he re-works his arrangement to try and save his hapless targets.
- Da Vinci’s Inquest: A strong crime drama set in the world of the Vancouver City Coroner’s office.
- Trailer Park Boys: The raunchy, crazy, beer drinking antics of Bubbles, Ricky and Julian.
- The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay: A three book fantasy masterpiece (note: while I prefer the Sailing to Sarantium/Lord of Emperors epic, The Fionavar Tapestry is set, at least in part, in Canada).
- No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod: A wonderful, emotional saga of one family.