Toronto After Dark 2016: Train to Busan – Sang-ho Yeon

Train to Busan, the Korean zombie film that played to great acclaim at Cannes was the second feature of Toronto After Dark’s Zombie Night at Scotiabank Theatre Saturday night. A big budget, bloody kills, cool special effects and a solid story made for an engaging screening that saw zombie lovers out in force in the…

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Trek and My Birthday

It’s October 12, my birthday, if you hadn’t circled it on your calendar, and TIFF Bell Lightbox will be my birthday starbase today apparently. First up, at 6:30 this evening is the first of the fantastic sounding Trek Talks programs, this evening’s topic, An Astronaut’s Voyage to the Final Frontier. Presented by Lt. Col. Jeremy…

Star Trek: Beyond (2016) – Justin Lin

  The latest Star Trek film, celebrating the long-lived series 50th anniversary hits screens nationwide today, and once again, film-goers are invited to Boldly go… And for the most part, it’s pretty damned enjoyable, and arguably a step up from the previous entry. While I was unsure of Lin taking the helm (I’m not a…

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Solo Flight and Forty

  It’s back to Hawaii! This week we start off with Solo Flight, which originally aired on 4 February, 1987, and was written by jay Huguely. When Thomas (Tom Selleck) can’t resolve a case and is fired from it, he decides to take some alone time, and after spotting an old World War II fighter…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – Death of the Flowers and Autumn Warrior

  It’s that time of week again! First up this week is Death of the Flowers which originally aired 10 December, 1986, and was written by Mary Ann Kasica and Micheal Scheff. While Rick (Larry Manetti) plans a birthday for Ice Pick (Elisha Cook Jr.), Thomas (Tom Selleck) helps Carol (Kathleen Lloyd) investigate her mentor,…

Star Trek: The Covenant of the Crown (1981) – Howard Weinstein

  It’s time to continue going boldy with the next installment in the Pocket Books non-canon Star Trek series. The next novel in the collection is The Covenant of the Crown. It’s special because its author, Howard Weinstein also wrote an episode of the Star Trek: Animated Series, The Pirates of Orion. This novel joins…

Issues Vol. 4

It’s time for that weekly round-up from West End Comics, where Kirk stalwartly mans his post, a bastion of pop culture filled with fantastic images, colours, and inks. Let’s jump right into it this week’s pull list shall we? Low – Vol. 1 Delirium of Hope. Collecting the first 6 issues of this series written…

Crimes of the Heart 

  In the tiny, intimate space of The Theatre Machine, Toronto’s Sterling Theatre Company is presenting a production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart. Under the able direction of Miriam Laurence, the audience is transported back to the 1970s, and the lives of the Mississippi born and raised MacGrath sisters. We were interested in…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – One More Summer and Texas Lightning

It’s back to Hawaii for more fun with Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) and the gang. First up is One More Summer, which aired 11 February, 1982, and was written by Reuben Leder and Del Reisman. When a pro team arrives in Honolulu to train, an old friend from Thomas’ Navy football days reaches out to…

A Birthday Post; Quite the Year

So, it’s my birthday. That’s not me asking for lots of comments and well wishes on Facebook or Twitter (though they are always nice), it’s simply a statement of fact, and I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the past year. It’s been a bit of a ride, but I think I’ve come…