Quantum Leap (1990/1991) – A Little Miracle and Runaway

Sam (Scott Bakula) is Reginald Pierson, the valet of one Michael Blake (Charles Rocket), a Scrooge-like character in Quantum Leap’s take on A Christmas Carol. A Little Miracle aired 21 December, 1990 and was penned by Sandy Fries and Robert Wolterstorff. It’s Christmas Eve, 1962, and Sam is feeling a little flustered serving Blake, who…

Berkshire County (2014) – Audrey Cummings

  Opening theatrically today in Toronto (The Carlton), Ottawa (Landmark Kanata) and Whitby (Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby) with more to follow in the coming weeks is this horror thriller that wowed them on the festival circuit and took home Best Feature from LA’s Shriekfest. Taking its cues from the John Carpenter classic Halloween, as well as films like…

Toronto After Dark 2013: Found – Scott Schirmer

  Gore night at Toronto After Dark got going with the little indie gem, Found.  Directed by Scott Schirmer, the film opens with a young boy, Marty (Gavin Brown) telling the viewer that his older brother, Steve (Ethan Philbeck) keeps human heads in his closet.  He goes on to tell us very matter-of-factly about how…

Toronto After Dark Spotlight – The Dirties (2013) – Matthew Johnson

  The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has been known for showing edgy, darker films, controversial films… None could possibly be more so than this film from Director Matthew Johnson, as it takes on the subject of bullying culminating in a school shooting. That right there tells you it’s not going to be an easy…

Bully

I wouldn’t make it as a teenager today. In the 80s when I had my teen years, I had my moments of being picked on. More often than not, my wits, and occasionally smart-alack mouth would get me out of as much trouble as I would get in to. It didn’t help that I was…