Megaforce (1982) – Hal Needham

I haven’t watched this movie since coming across it as a kid during a SuperChannel preview (man those were the days huh?). And re-watching it now, I’m struck by one thing, Megaforce is a pendulum, it’s bad, it’s so bad it’s good, and then it’s back to bad again. This is a terrible film, and…

Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi (1983)- James Kahn

Following quickly on the heels of the novelisation of The Empire Strikes Back, Brian Daley delivered us one more Han Solo story, Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, which I read last year on vacation. Then, except for the ongoing Marvel comics series, it was all quiet on the Star Wars front until 1983, when…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Donald F. Glut

After Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, we were treated to two more novels, Han Solo at Star’s End, and Han Solo’s Revenge both written by Brian Daley. Both novels debuted in 1979, and I read them last year on vacation. And my sister I both owned one, I had Star’s End, she had Revenge. But…

The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) – Rob Bowman

  The X-Files owned the late 90s, early 00s and as the fifth season came to a close, the show was at the height of its popularity. This led to the idea of an event, a thank you for the fans, and the FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) made…

Canadian Toy Con!

  Sue and I are very much enjoying our association with the Burlington and the Canadian Toy Cons. This past weekend, we traveled out to the Sheraton Airport Hotel out on Dixon Road, eager and excited to see what new treasures we would find. When we first started, both Sue and I were just in…

FANomenon (2013) – Lynne Carter

  Premiering this evening on Global as part of a new series called Obsessions, is this fascinating documentary about fandom, and the revelation of one of the largest driving forces behind it, women. This shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing as Bjo Trimble, a female fan, was one of the major fan forces in helping…

ToyCon – Burlington, September 8th, 2013

  Sue and I have loved the ToyCon since our first visit earlier this year. You never know what you’re going to find, what magic and memory lurks in a bin or on a table just around the corner. So it was with great excitement that we piled into a car with our friends David…

TIFF – Short Cuts Canada Programme 2

  There is more TIFF goodness screening today in the Short Cuts Canada Programme 2. They can be seen today at 2:30pm or tomorrow at noon, both screenings are at the Lightbox. There is some great shorts in this collection,there is whimsy, fun, and tears. The one in this collection that touched me the most…