Orphan Black S03E04 – Newer Elements of Our Defense

  Orphan Black is everywhere – they were picked up for their fourth season this week, issue 3 of the comic book from IDW is on the stands (and it is canon after all), the amazing Funko figures (which I still need to pick up) so I was giddy sitting down to watch what happens this…

Hot Docs 2014: The Condemned (Nick Read)

Screening one final time today, is this harrowing look inside a Russian maximum security prison, housing 260 murderers. Set in a forest the size of Germany (!), that takes seven hours to reach from the nearest city, this prison, Penal Colony No. 56, is the modern gulag, and for the first time, a documentary crew…

Revisiting Stephen King

I’ve been wanting to read something spooky for a while, and it’s tough to come across books and authors who actually can creep me out with a tale of the supernatural. So I decided to go back to my youth. Like most folks, I read a lot of Stephen King in my teen and high school…

Stephen King’s Cell

The Stephen King kick brought on by re-watching Stand By Me and reading 11/22/63 continued as I put paid to another King book. Cell. Cell returns King to spooky ground. Or rather returns me to spooky King ground as it was written before his Kennedy time travel story. The book opens casually but ominously enough,…