The Great Digital Film Festival 2016

  I love when this time of year rolls around, because every February, Cineplex puts on their Great Digital Film Festival which tends to showcase some wonderful films from my childhood projected on the big screen in wonderful digital clarity, often mixed with some newer popular titles. This year is no different, running from February…

Issues Vol. 17

This week’s pull list has lots to entertain, so thanks to Kirk at West End Comics as always, and he had my new Orphan Black Rachael Duncan Funko figure for me! Captain America: White (Marvel) issue 1, written and art by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, colors by Dave Stewart and letters by Richard Starkings….

Issues Vol. 14

A bit of a quiet week for my pull-list at West End Comics, but Kirk keeps me informed of what’s coming my way, and there is plenty of good stuff on the horizon… like the new Star Wars title, Shattered Empire!! (SO CLOSE NOW!!) but until then, here’s what I was reading this week… Hank…

Toronto Comicon Day 1

The convention season got underway for Sue and I today with the Toronto Comicon, later today, we’ll be chatting with some of the celebrity guests that have been invited to this event in our usual informal way, and we’ll see how many of them we can make laugh. For now, we thought we’d share some…

Trailer Tracks: The Fog (1980) – John Carpenter

I’m a huge John Carpenter fan, and came to his movies in the late 80s with Big Trouble In Little China and then a severely cut version of The Thing aired on television. I was intrigued, and started hunting down all of his movies at the local video store, Vision Video, and this one is…

Escape From New York (1981) – John Carpenter

  “Call me Snake.” The 101 Sci-Fi Movies just brought me one of my favorite John Carpenter films, Escape From New York (though I like all of Carpenter’s and Kurt Russell’s collaborations – even some moments in Escape From L.A.). Kurt Russell plays Snake Plissken, the coolest anti-hero ever as far as I’m concerned. A…

Dark Star (1974) – John Carpenter

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings us some John Carpenter (and my fave ones are coming up a little later in the list as well!). Dark Star is an odd little film, featuring discussions of philosophy with self-aware bombs, attacks by an alien that is literally a beach ball with feet, and some really goofy effects….

Tim’s Halloween Movies

It’s Halloween! Always a fun time of year, and while I could sit here and give you my favorite scary movies, I thought perhaps I would just list 10 films that I really enjoy, in no particular order, ones that are good for a spooky movie night. These are movies that are fun to watch, or you…

Fan Expo 2012

Here it is August 2012! And it’s almost Fan Expo time, my favorite time of year! The Mind Reels, just shy of it’s 1 year birthday, coming up in October (can you believe it?!) has been invited to attend this year’s Fan Expo and cover it as Media. Sue and I are delighted. I’ve gone…

Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter finally appears on the 101 Horror Movies list, and this is definitely one of my fave films from him, the others would be Big Trouble In Little China, The Thing and Escape From New York. But this film, wonderfully low-budget, intimate and scary works with the concept that less is more. It’s a…

A Safe Bet

I’m a Jason Statham fan. Have been since I saw Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. When you go into one of his films, well, anything after the first Transporter movie (an admittedly guilty pleasure series for me), you know exactly what you’re going to get. Statham is the action star of the new century….