The Mind Reels

Where culture goes POP!

Broadchurch – Season 1

Yes, I’m behind on coming across this series, but being able to watch the entire first season in two sittings, made for a beautiful, heart- wrenching and stunning experience. Doctor … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alien Abduction (2014) – Matty Beckerman

The found footage genre is packed full of material at this point, and it’s probably not going anywhere for a while, just like ‘reality’ television, I think we’ll be stuck … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Red State (2011) – Kevin Smith

When a writer/director takes on a genre that aren’t often associated with, people are going to get antsy, and some people are just going to hate it no matter what. … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) – Peter Lord

Great sight gags, brilliant animation, a fun story and a talented voice cast make this one a treasure trove. I love the work of Aardman Studios, and this one did … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mirage Men (2013) – John Lundberg, Roland Denning & Kypros Kyprianou

This was an interesting documentary, based on the book by Mark Pilkington, no matter where you come down on the subject of UFOs. I like to stride the middle of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pumpkinhead (1988) – Stan Winston

The always so cool Lance Henriksen stars in this creature-feature, cabin-in-the-woods horror film that was the directorial debut of the late, and much-missed Stan Winston. In a film packed with … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moneyball (2011) – Bennett Miller

I finally got around to seeing this one. Based on the true story, and book by Michael Lewis with a script by Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Brad Pitt plays … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) – Shinji Aramaki

I never saw the original Harlock series growing up, I was all about Battle of the Planets and Starblazers (when I could find it), but every now and again I … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Book Thief (2013) – Brian Percival

I read the book for this one some time ago, and had forgotten enough of it so that I was coming in to the story fresh, and wow did I … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) – Randall Lobb

Back in the mid-80s, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created a huge pop culture touchstone for many of the children growing up in the 90s… four turtles, named for Renaissance … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 2 Comments


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