Film & Television

No Scrubs for Ryerson’s nurses

No Scrubs for Ryerson’s nurses

Ryerson students from the Nursing Students’ Union and Canadian Nursing Students’ Association are trying to convince MTV to cancel its new reality show, Scrubbing In, because they believe that its party-themed dramatization will negatively portray the nursing profession to the public. “Historically, the nursing profession has been burdened with sexualization, objectification, and stereotypes. This has improved over time,” said Alfred […]

Q&A: ‘Bad Grandpa’ star Johnny Knoxville

Q&A: ‘Bad Grandpa’ star Johnny Knoxville

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville’s comedy movie Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa hit the theatres Friday, topping the weekend box office charts with US$32 million in ticket sales opening weekend. Using hidden camera footage, the movie follows 86-year-old Irving Zisman and his eight-year-old grandson Billy (played by Jackson Nicoll) as they pull pranks on unsuspecting people on a road trip across the U.S. […]

by Sahar Fatima· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
The List: television preview

The List: television preview

Feeling lost now that there’s no more Breaking Bad to occupy your TV time? Here at The Ryersonian, we feel your pain, but remember, the fall television season has just begun. So here’s a small sampling of new and returning shows to obsess over: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 1 on Fox In the new series from Parks and Recreation creator Michael […]

by Josh Kolm· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. News round-up: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson The Leafs’ Cody Franson practicing at Ryerson Bus crash kills two Carleton students Student costs rising faster than inflation Ryerson […]

Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Big things really do come in small packages — at least on YouTube. Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg can surely attest to that after their short film Noah won YouTube’s award for Best Canadian Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. “We were both shocked to hear we had won,” said Cederberg in a Facebook message […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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