Uncommon Type (2017) – Tom Hanks

I’ve been a fan of Tom Hanks’ since Bosom Buddies, I’ve watched him grow from a comedic actor to one of my favourite all time actors. I have delighted in his career, and love when he steps away from the front of the camera to work behind it, directing, producing, writing. It was his writing…

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Murder By Night and On The Fly

  It’s time for a classic noir whodunnit in the first episode up this week. Murder By Night originally aired 14 January, 1987 and was written by Robert Hamilton. This episode sees Magnum (Tom Selleck) as a private investigator in the 1940s, nosing around the murder of a newspaper publisher, Maxfield. All the familiar faces…

Fifteen Dogs (2015) – Andre Alexis

  My Mom picked up this book for me for Xmas, and I dug into it to see what’s the what, and was delighted by the map indicating that not only does the book take place in Toronto, most of it takes place in the area of my neighborhood. I was also surprised by who…

The Mind Reels Chats with Gene Cernan & Mark Craig

Sue and I were very fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down and chat with Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan and director Mark Craig about their documentary The Last Man On The Moon currently screening at the Bloor Cinema. To say I was elated and excited doesn’t even begin to cover it. Check it out…

The Last Man On The Moon (2014) – Mark Craig

  The Bloor Cinema/Hot Doc’s 2014 – 2015 Doc Soup is coming to an end, and I couldn’t imagine a better picture to close out this year’s run than this amazing documentary. Back in the early 70s, somewhere between my introductions to Star Wars and Star Trek, my young brain processed the fact that at…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Never Again… Never Again & The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii

Thomas (Tom Selleck) finds his way into more trouble this week, with this double dose of the Hawaii detective (sorry, investigator). The first episode, Never Again… Never Again, hit televisions on 22 January, 1981. It was written¬†for the series by¬†Babs Greyhosky, based on a story by Jim Carlson and Terrence McDonnell. It was directed by…

Battlestar Galactica (1979) – Take the Celestra & The Hand of God

And just like that, one of the series that helped influence my childhood, and generate my love for pop culture comes to an end… For me, Galactica, and it’s follow-up series, the less than stellar Galctica 1980 (except the one episode The Return of Starbuck) will always be joined in my mind with CFB Borden,…