The Sweet Hereafter (1997) – Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan’s heartbreaking, and powerful film (something I was fortunate enough to be able to tell the director in person) is the next stop in DK Canada’s The Movie Book. Based on the novel by Russell Banks, which Egoyan adapted as well as directed the film features great performances by Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce…

Star Trek (2009) – J.J. Abrams

  It’s time to boldly go with the latest incarnation of Star Trek, as I continue my journey with the cinematic version of the U.S.S. Enterprise for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. I won’t lie, I enjoyed this one, and while it may not be Star Trek as it was intended or created by Gene Roddenberry,…

Canadian Screen Awards: Round Two

  Sue and I had a fantastic time at the Canadian Screen Awards last year, bringing out unique style and enthusiasm with us as we tweeted, posted pics, and just had a wonderful time in general hob-knobbing with a bevy of amazing folks. We were very delighted that when award season rolled around again, we…

Chatting with Leslie Hope!!

  Sue and I were very happy to chat with Leslie Hope, currently working on Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain. She also reminisces about her time on 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, and The River with Bruce Greenwood. She’s had an amazing career and is a fantasic woman! Check it out!

I, Robot (2004) – Alex Proyas

  The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is coming to an end, only a couple of titles left. Alex Proyas, the director of The Crow and Dark City work off of Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman’s screenplay that was inspired by Isaac Asimov’s writing, and incorporates his 3 Laws of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being…

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) – J.J. Abrams

This is a summer blockbuster first and foremost. Since Trek made the leap to the bug screen, they’ve had to eschew some of the material that inherently made Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek what is was when it was a weekly television show. After The Motion Picture, which I still love, the series began to shift…

The River – Episodes 1 & 2

The River is the concerted effort of Oren Peli, of Paranormal Activity fame, and Steven Spielberg (amongst others of course), who made his own foray into spooky territory with Poltergeist. A film which Peli later paid homage to with James Wan with Insidious, which I have to admit, had some interesting moments, ideas, and a…