The Mind Reels

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Revival (2014) – Stephen King

This past Christmas, my mother picked me up the latest Stephen King novel, Revival. I’d seen it in stores, had read the flap, but wasn’t quite sure where I stood … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mr. Mercedes (2014) – Stephen King

King released two new novels last year, Mr. Mercedes, and Revival (which is currently awaiting its turn on my bedside table), and I was starting to itch for some King … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Trailer Tracks: The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick

Sometimes a trailer comes along that tells you next to nothing about the movie but for who’s involved, set that against a small clip of one of the most disturbing … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Stand By Me (1986) – Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner’s film, based on the story The Body by Stephen King is a perfect coming of age story and features wonderful performances by River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Sue Is Watching

Since I have fallen so far behind on my PVR-watching, I’ve decided to just write about the shows I’ve been most enjoying the past few weeks, even though I may … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mind Reels Visits Murdoch Mysteries

It was a sweltering July day, the 15th to be exact, when Sue and I disembarked from our bus in what felt like the middle of nowhere. And even then there was … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Knightriders (1981) – George A. Romero

I love when the 101 Action Movies brings me something I had never seen. I remember seeing the posters for this when I was a kid, but it never meant … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Room 237 (2012) – Rodney Ascher

When I first heard about this documentary from Rodney Ascher, it was coming to TIFF, and I very much wanted to see it, I love the ideas of secrets and … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) – Jee-woon Kim

For me, there has always been something creepy and disturbing about the horror of Asian cinema, it has the ability to get under my skin and have moments that can … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maximum Overdrive (1986) – Stephen King

So while I’ve been re-reading a lot of Stephen King, I thought it would be fun to revisit his only directing credit, an adaptation of his short story “Trucks” into the … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · 1 Comment


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