Reelies: Week Two, Round One

  Favourite TV Actor Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your faves make it to the final round! You can vote as often as you like – once per hour – and for the same nominee or spread your…

Reelies 2015: Week One, Round One

Favourite TV Series Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your faves make it to the final round! You can vote as often as you like, and for the same nominee or spread your votes out to different nominees. The…

Jungle Cat World – June 2015

My first trip to Jungle Cat World was part of my 40th birthday celebrations, and at that time, my hopes had included having the experience of being able to pet a tiger. The specific tiger I’d hoped to meet was Nadine, but she was off-site that day, so even though I was disappointed, I still…

Fringe Toronto: Hanger

I was lucky enough to catch the second-last staging of Hilary McCormack’s Hanger on Saturday July 11th as this year’s Fringe Festival came to a close on Sunday. Directed by Joshua Stodart, this little play about two sisters and the mental illness which appears to run in their family took over the St. Vladimir Theatre…

Fringe Toronto: One Good Marriage

I have to admit, trying to take in some Fringe shows while also working full time during the days has been really taxing on my body so far this week. I was burnt out to begin with, and now that it’s Thursday, I find I’m struggling more and more. Even that, however, does not detract…

Fringe Toronto: The McComedy Show

I knew I’d made a good choice in seeing Shannon McDonough’s The McComedy Show when I sat down and the pre-show music was composed entirely of old TV theme songs! Ahhh, they just don’t make ’em like that anymore! I had no idea what to expect from the show itself, as I’d done no prior…

Fringe Toronto: OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Darryl

Much to my shame, I’ve never attended a show at Toronto’s Fringe Festival – until now! Tim applied and acquired media passes for us, so even though I am working full time this week, I’m still trying to get to a show every night I still have available, and have already made a mental note…

Hot Docs – The Messenger – Su Rynard

The Messenger is a beautiful, thought-provoking film which takes a look at the rapidly-depleting global population of songbirds, and what that likely means not only to the planet, but to our survival as a species, as well. Director Su Rynard deftly takes us all over the world, speaking with various birders and ornithologists about bird…

Hot Docs – A Woman Like Me – Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti

When Alex Sichel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she immediately envisions another woman – a different version of herself – who undergoes the same journey, but in the spirit of living through it, rather than dying from it.  Ever the filmmaker, Alex embarks on a mission to tell her own story, through both voices –…

Fan Expo Canada – A Look Back

As summer threatens to wind to a close (actually, did it ever really start?), and kids start shopping for back to school crap, my mind turns to what I fondly refer to as Nerd Christmas. Fan Expo Canada is on our doorstep again at last!   This year marks my 10th year in attendance at…