Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Tim Burton

DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book takes me into classic ghost tales territory with the next film that haunts the chapter on spirits, Tim Burton’s take on the legend of Sleepy Hollow. His bloody film, which serves as his version of the tale, also serves as a nod and homage to Hammer Films as…

Toronto Comic Con 2016

  Convention season is upon us once again, and Sue and I were delighted to be given press passes to cover the first big one of the year, here in the Big Smoke, the Toronto Comic Con. Stretching wonderfully over three days, beginning on Friday last, and running to the end of Sunday the 20th,…

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008) – Edward Neumeier

  Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) returns to the franchise in this second direct to DVD sequel that sees the fight with the bugs continue. After the second one, I don’t know if things would get better or worse, but with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book as my guide, I dove into the worlds, based loosely…

Starship Troopers (1997) – Paul Verhoeven

  Verhoeven returns to the 101 Sci-Fi Movies with this loud, violent and gory action film that sees humanity at war with a race of insects in a distant system. Based loosely on Robert Heinlein’s original novel, the tale follows a group of high school graduates, barely two-dimensional characters in their creation, as they sign…

Canadian ToyCon – Burlington, Ontario

  Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It can evoke memories you thought were long forgotten when something triggers it, like an object you’ve not seen since your childhood. Add to that new and wonderful items to catch the collector’s eye, and a couple of celebrity crushes (I’m looking at you Stacie and Amanda – Degrassi…

Canadian ToyCon 2013

As Sue and I get ready to get our geek on this weekend at the Fan Expo Comic Con, we’re also getting very excited about our trip to Burlington next weekend for the Canadian ToyCon!! What’s not to love? It’s a convention that focuses on 80s toys, action figures as well as horror, sci-fi and comic…

The Pact (2012)

Featured as the second film of the double bill at the opening of the Toronto After Dark – Summer Nights program, we saw The Pact last night. It’s going to be hard to talk about a lot of the particulars of the film without some heavy spoilers, so you have been warned! First off, let’s…