The Color Purple (1985) – Steven Spielberg

Was Steven Spielberg the right person to shoot the film adaptation of Alice Walker’s powerful novel? He was an interesting choice for the project, and it definitely wasn’t the dramatic material that he was associated with in the 80s, having delivered a number of blockbusters at that point. And while there were a number of…

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) – 4K Review

Warner Brother invited me back to the magical world of Hogwarts and more with a copy of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore on 4K. It’s been four years since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, so the biggest thing anyone can do before diving into the beautiful 4K transfer of Warner Brothers’ Fantastic Beasts:…

Go Tell It On The Mountain (1953) – James Baldwin

This week sees me reading something a little different from my usual escapist fare. Recently LeVar Burton began a reading club on Fable, and while I can’t access it in Canada, they did list the first three books he was recommending, and Go Tell It on the Mountain was at the top of his list….

Ole Timey Radio Presents: The Giant’s Stair

The Giant’s Stair Original Broadcast: December 1, 1938 Starring: JULIAN RICHINGS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0724995/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @JulianRichings) JESSICA GRECO (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0337466/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @TheJessicaGreco) EMILY SCHOOLEY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3191505/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @EmilySchooley) For video version: youtu.be/HTTHwPpOo4w For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Little Orphan Annie – Annie’s Big Surprise Party

  Little Orphan Annie: Episode 917 – Annie’s Big Surprise Party Original Broadcast Date: October 18, 1935 Starring: CHRISTIAN POTENZA (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0693066/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @C_Potenza) DON MCCUTCHEON (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0567345/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @McCutcheonDon) JACQUELINE PILLON (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1139580/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @voiceoverqueen) CARIN MOFFAT (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0595561/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @carin_moffat) MARLENE ZISMAN (Twitter: @marlenezisman) NORAH NOBLE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm6476378/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @MsNorahNoble) For video version: youtu.be/YWDqHShzAeg For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels

Ole Timey Theatre Presents: Lights Out – Ghost Party

  Lights Out Series: Ghost Party Original Broadcast: April 21, 1937 Starring: NATALIE KRILL (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2087783/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @nkrilova) NATALIE BROWN (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0535019/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @Brownnmiss) ANN PIRVU (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3109458/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @annpirvu) CHARLOTTE HEGELE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4226301/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @charlottehegele) ELIZABETH WHITMERE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1176867/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @LizWhitmere) For video version: Part 1: youtu.be/J9-oo6L75cs Part 2: youtu.be/cxbqEp4ksd4 Part 3: youtu.be/3u0zgCjlA9o For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Flash Gordon – Episode One

    Flash Gordon: Episode 1 Original Broadcast: April 27, 1935 Starring: JESSICA GRECO (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0337466/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Twitter: @TheJessicaGreco) ZOE DE GRAND MAISON (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5046516/?ref_=nv_sr_1) CHARLOTTE HEGELE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4226301/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @charlottehegele) For video version: youtu.be/WHKOlUUeIQ0 For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Terror By Night – The Canterville Ghost

  Terror By Night Series: The Canterville Ghost Original Broadcast: May 24, 1936 Starring: RAINBOW SUN FRANCKS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0290478/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RainbowFrancks) JOSH VOKEY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4602731/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Twitter: @joshvokey) KEVIN HANCHARD (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0359322/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @KevinHanchard) MIKE DONIS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2130844/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @MikeDonis) EMILY SCHOOLEY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3191505/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @EmilySchooley) For video version: Part I: youtu.be/e64JKZouci4 Part II: youtu.be/8xgl8jh2B0k Part III: youtu.be/5B5aR6or_O0 For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – Gridlock and Daleks in Manhattan

The Doctor (Tennant) and Martha (Freema Agyeman) return to New Earth (though it has changed) and get caught in traffic in Gridlock. Written by Russell T. Davies aired on 14 April, 2007. Martha is a little put out that the Time Lord brings her to one of the same places he took Rose, but before…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Trunk From the Past & Once a Tiger…

  This week’s installment of the Bellisario classic features some high adventure as Jake (Stephen Collins), Sarah (Cailtin O’Heaney), Corky (Jeff MacKay)and Jack the one-eyed dog find themselves squaring off against an Egyptian curse. Airing 3 November 1982, and written by John Pashdag and Brady Westwater, the story gives us some back story on Sarah, as it begins in 1937,…