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Fan Expo 2015

For some people, it’s Christmas, for others, it’s the smell of freshly sharpened pencils signifying the start of another school year… this weekend, is one of my favorite celebrations… Fan … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010) – Charles Yu

This one came on my radar thanks to my sister, she picked it up for her husband for Christmas, and reading the back of it, I was immediately intrigued, and … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

White Christmas (1954) – Michael Curtiz

Sure, we’re only part way through November, but this was the next title on the recommendation list from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Magnum, P.I. (1980) – China Doll & Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too

Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) closes out the year, 1980, with these two episodes. The first episode, China Doll, aired 18 December, 1980 and was written by Bellisario. Thomas is rather … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Defiance Set Visit

It’s December and Showcase has conspired to give Sue and I an early Christmas gift. We’ve been invited to the set of one of my favorite shows of the year, … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Daleks’ Master Plan

The Daleks return in this epic 12 part story written by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner. The story ran from 13 November 1965 through to 29 January 1966. It featured … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Romantic Movies for Valentines Day

So it’s Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetie have had a romantic dinner, or a nice walk (pleasant and warm even with the chill in the air), arm in arm, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013 – The Time of The Doctor

And just like that 11’s (Matt Smith) time is done. His last adventure as the Doctor has played out across our screens, and now, we are left in the hands … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hunt For Red October (1990) – John McTiernan

Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller, which I remember reading back in grade 9, when my friend Michael introduced me to it and after that, every Christmas until I 1989, I would receive Clancy’s … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Shane Black

Robert Downey Jr returns to the big screen as Tony Stark, a man haunted and troubled by the events that befell the Avengers… Taking over directing duties from Jon Favreau, … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment


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