War of the Worlds (1988) – The Second Seal, and Goliath is My Name

Team Blackwood has its hands full this week as the War of the Worlds continues. Patrick Barry pens the first episode up this week, that originally aired on 7 November, 1988. The Mortheren, still referred to as Martians at this point, attempt to take over a military base that may store information about the 1953…

Apocalypto (2006) – Mel Gibson

DK Canada’s The Movie Book brings me a fantastic adventure film as the next title on the What Else to Watch list following its recommendation of Aguirre, The Wrath of God. And let’s be clear, no matter what one thinks of Mel Gibson, personally, one has to recognize he does have a talent for acting…

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Disney and Marvel Studios brings the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to your ever-expanding blu-ray shelf as Ant-Man and The Wasp comes home. In terms of timeline, this film seems to happen concurrently with Infinity War, something that is touched on during the tags at the end of the film, and gives Ant-Man’s…

Mind Reels Chats With Rebecca Liddiard

  REBECCA LIDDIARD Recording Date: February 13, 2018 Tim and Sue finally had the honour of sitting down with the very amazing Rebecca Liddiard in the SmitheeTV studio! imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4428734/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RebeccaLiddiard For video highlights: Quick Shots #1 youtu.be/M3TKbv0xjUk Quick Shots #2 youtu.be/fq3TE55m03o Quick Shots #3 youtu.be/C7ThRCoNsjk Quick Shots #4 youtu.be/4kBsDVoIJAQ Quick Shots #5 youtu.be/-7d2SYUPcJs For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Sophie’s Choice (1982) – Alan J. Pakula

The recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for my screening of Schindler’s List are all powerful and exceptional films, and the first one featured some truly stunning performances. Adapted from the novel by William Styron, Pakula adapted and directed this moving and stunning film that sees Meryl Streep, in an Oscar…

The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) -Stewart Raffill

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles continues to bring me a lot of fun films, and flashbacks to my youth. And now, I get to dive into some John Carpenter films, that’s the good news. The bad news is I’ve previously covered almost all the ones the book lists, so I had to leap forward to 1984, when…

Orphan Black S4E01 – The Collapse of Nature

  Tonight Clone Club returns to Space with the fourth season premiere of Orphan Black, and right from the off, Tatiana Maslany’s spectacular acting ability is back front and center, and despite having to wait too long between seasons, in moments, we learn that that, as always, the wait was worth it. We find ourselves…

Toronto Comic Con 2016

  Convention season is upon us once again, and Sue and I were delighted to be given press passes to cover the first big one of the year, here in the Big Smoke, the Toronto Comic Con. Stretching wonderfully over three days, beginning on Friday last, and running to the end of Sunday the 20th,…

Vikings Season 3

  Season 3 of this Canadian-Irish co-production, shot in gorgeous Ireland, debuts on DVD & Blu-Ray today. To this date, I hadn’t seen seasons one or two, there just never seems to be enough time in the day. But when Season 3 was delivered to me, I was more than happy to dive into the…

The Vatican Exorcisms (2013) –  Joe Marino 

  Releasing today from Anchor Bay is a horror film that takes on a subject I personally feel still hasn’t been treated right in either the horror genre or as the subject of a documentary, and yet it is rife with story potential. This one attempts to combine both of those genres, purporting to be…

Hot Docs: The Great North Korean Picture Show – James Leong & Lynn Lee

Wednesday evening, I got a look inside the world of acting and film in North Korea. What I found was an entertaining film, that despite being heavily monitored by the secretive state’s government (they reviewed all the dailies before they were allowed to be used, and some material couldn’t be used due to faults, according to them,…