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Supergirl (1984) – Jeannot Szwarc

As my time with those denizens of the destroyed planet of Krypton continue with my exploration of the fantastic Sci-fi Chronicles book, I leave Kal-El for a film (apparently he’s … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: Caws and Effect

Being presented at the Factory Theatre is this singularly stunning piece combining music, masks, puppetry and layered projections. Chloe Ziner and Jessica Gabriel, known collectively as Mind of a Snail … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: 2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick – A Dick Darrow Investigation

At the Factory Theatre, Tim Motley, hailing from Australia, took the stage to take his audience on a case, inspired by a Dashiel Hammett tale. Dressed as a threadbare gumshoe … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: My Big Fat German Puppet Show

As of this writing, I’ve only seen four shows so far this year at Fringe, and I’ve loved them all, but last night’s performance, its opening night at Fringe, of My Big … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: Becoming Burlesque

Last night was the opening night, at the Al Green Theatre, for the cabaret/revue/burlesque narrative, Becoming Burlesque. Working with the Love Letters Cabaret Dancers, director and writer, Jackie English (who … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Issues Vol. 8

This week I’ve got four great books, and 1 miss, though that one was my choice and not endorsed by Kirk at West End Comics, so his status remains untarnished. … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Ark in Space

The Doctor (Tom Baker) gets off-planet right away, though he may not have travelled very far in space… Time however… He, Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) find themselves … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: Sizzle and Spin

Playwright Sandra Cardinal put her cast, the Plan a Theatre Company, through their paces last night with a delightful romantic comedy that toyed with role reversals, second chances, family, and … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: That’s Just 5 Kids in a Trench Coat!

Last night, I took my first dive into the Toronto Fringe Festival, and I don’t think I could have picked a more suitable, or enjoyable show to do it with. The … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Killjoys S01E03 – The Harvest

Space’s new hit series, Killjoys, continues tonight, introducing us to more world-building, filling out the lead characters even more, and having a good time doing it. Minor spoilers for tonight’s … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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