The Mind Reels

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Magnum, p.i. (1984) Echoes of the Mind Part 1 & 2

It’s time for milk, fig newtons and beautiful sunsets as Season 5 (!) gets underway with this two-parter that aired on 27 September and 4 October, 1984. The season opener … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala

The hoopla and excitement from the past week has now died down, but Sue and I thought it would be nice to share a slew of the pictures we took … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Blade Runner (1982) – Ridley Scott

My favorite Ridley Scott film ever. The whole future noir thing, Harrison Ford, the dark gritty future… not so far off now…

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Wow. Sue and I were fortunate enough to be able to cover the Toronto Screenwriting Conference last year (and learned tons to apply to our own creative writing) and were … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

The annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference is coming up next weekend (April 5 & 6), and I have to tell you, I am getting very excited for it. Last year was … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Almost Human S01E05 – Blood Brothers

This week we take on the ideas of murder, cloning and a medium psychic (though on a good day, she’s a petite psychic)… Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) is in court … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Almost Human S01E04 – The Bends

This week’s ep of Almost Human sees Rudy (Mackenzie Crook) posing as a cook for a new and dangerous drug known as the bends, as it is crafted from a … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Almost Human – Tim Plays Catch-Up

I remember being very excited that Karl Urban was going to be starring in a new sci-fi show, and I was rather happy that J.J. Abrams (I tend to like … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gladiator (2000) – Ridley Scott

The 101 Action Movies brings me Ridley Scott’s Best Picture winner Gladiator for me to re-watch and enjoy. Starring Russell Crowe as Maximus, a Roman general in service to the … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Code 46 (2003) – Michael Winterbottom

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brought me this little film that is set in the not too distant future, where DNA is monitored, travel is tightly controlled, and those without cover … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment


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