Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

In 2012, Disney brought us the unluckily hero Wreck-It-Ralph as voiced by John C. Reilly, and pairing him with Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) made for a fantastic combination. A sequel seemed inevitable but Disney took its time, letting the film’s creators come up with the right story (one that will appeal to both kids and adults),…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) – Kathyrn Bigelow

The multi-Oscar nominated Zero Dark Thirty (out of six nominations, it only took home Best Sound Editing) is the next title on the What Else to Watch list following my screening of The Battle of Algiers for DK Canada’s highly enjoyable The Movie Book. Kathryn Bigelow puts Jessica Chastain front and center as Maya, in…

The Dark Tower IV.V: The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012) – Stephen King

Published eight years after the last volume of The Dark Tower series, Stephen King created another tale to share of the gunslinger Roland Deschain of the line of Eld. Following their escape from the castle that was not the Emerald City from Wizard and Glass, Roland, Susannah, Jake, Eddie and Oy the billy-bumbler take shelter…

Geostorm (2017) – Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin and his frequent collaborator, Roland Emmerich have a long history of cinematically destroying iconic landmarks and wreaking international havoc in their films all while A and B list actors run around trying to save the day. Geostorm, Devlin’s latest directorial effort, releasing on blu-ray and DVD from Warner Brothers today, is no different….

Total Recall (2012) – Len Wiseman

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me to another remake, this time Total Recall. Based ever so loosely on the Philip K. Dick tale, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, it also seeks to prove itself a worthy successor to one of the biggest films of the early 90s. Most viewers will only know the…

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) – Paul W.S. Anderson

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles now brings me to the most recent installment of the film adaptation of the Capcom videogame, Resident Evil. This one, finds Alice (Milla Jovovich) in some strange territory after we see how the attack on the Arcadia played out… she wakes up in suburbia, and is surrounded by familiar faces like…

Bermuda International Film Festival – Ginger & Rosa (Sally Potter)

The Bermuda International Film Festival kicks off this evening with the powerful film, Ginger & Rosa, which Sue got to take a look at during the Toronto International Film Festival. I’m very excited to be able to cover this festival, and am looking forward to stepping inside the Liberty Theater. I haven’t been in there…

Toronto After Dark – Grabbers – Jon Wright

  The opening film selected for Toronto After Dark this year was the Irish Sundance hit, Grabbers!  Directed by Jon Wright, this little comedic gem had its Toronto premiere at the festival last night, and seemed to be the perfect film to set the tone for a festival that’s now known to boast “blood, beasts,…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 – Sue’s Must-See List!!!

  Well folks, as the kids say these days, shit just got real!  The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has VERY GENEROUSLY offered the Mind Reels passes to cover the fest this year, and we could not be more thrilled!  Adam Lopez (TAF’s hard-working, fearless leader – and hopefully future Mind Reels guest) has put together…

TIFF 2012: Ginger & Rosa – Sally Potter

  Wow.  I promised myself that I wouldn’t write anything too spoilery in my TIFF musings, because I want anyone who reads one of these and then sees the movie I’ve written about to have as close to the same experience going into it as I did.  It’s going to be difficult to convey how…

When Worlds Collide (1951)

  When Worlds Collide, brought to us by a very familiar name to 50s sci-fi, George Pal, is a frightening take on a theme that seemed to permeate the culture of the time. Taking the idea of nuclear destruction one step further with not only one or two countries being destroyed, but our entire planet, the film…