Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) – Fran Rubel Kuzui

Before she stormed the small screen for seven years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was a theatrical film that didn’t quite get what Joss Whedon was trying to do with the genre. Instead, playing more for comedy, this vampire film is the next stop in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. The cast is led by…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2016 Day One

  Not that I need a break from Hot Docs yet, if ever, but there is a lot going on this weekend, and Sue and I were delighted to be invited back for our fourth time to cover the Toronto Screenwriting Conference. The conference is always amazing, and Sue and I start with the best…

The First Rule of Flying…

“Here’s how it is: The Earth got used up, so we moved out and terraformed a whole new galaxy of Earths, some rich and flush with the new technologies, some not so much. The Central Planets, them was formed the Alliance, waged war to bring everyone under their rule; a few idiots tried to fight…

What Firefly Means To Me (or Why I’ll Always Be A Browncoat)

  I came to the ‘Verse pretty late in the game.  I’d never been a fan of Buffy or Angel (I remember refusing to watch the former because it wasn’t Kristy Swanson in the title role), so I wasn’t an automatic viewer of anything Joss Whedon did just because it was Joss Whedon.  I was…

TIFF 2012: Much Ado About Nothing – Joss Whedon

  The announcement of this little flick’s arrival at TIFF this year caused quite a stir amongst many people I know.  Even I was curious as to what Whedon would have in store for us with this one, since I knew it was something he’d wanted to do for a long time, and that he’d…

Teen Wolf – One of the Best Shows You’re Not Watching

I remember watching Teen Wolf with Michael J. Fox back in 1985 and I remember totally crushing on the female lead in the film Boof (Susan Ursitti). So when Sue told me that MTV was making a new series based on the same material my immediate reaction with raised eyebrows and cynical expression on my…

Ringer Marks Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Return To The Small Screen

Let me preface this whole thing with a confession: I was never a fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar. I believe that I used to actually feel that I hated her as a performer, but looking back, that wasn’t really the case. I’d deliberately never watched anything that she was in, is all. It all started…