The Mind Reels at TIFF 40

Sue and I were lucky enough to be invited to the TIFF press conference for this year’s look at the Canadian films being showcased in the festival’s 40th year! It looks to be an amazing season, and we got to meet and chat with some amazing people, as well as catch up with some friends,…

Killjoys S01E04 – Vessel

  Killjoys returns to Space tonight, and our heroes, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), John (Aaron Ashmore) and D’Avin (Luke MacFarlane) find themselves in a bit of a mess, when they take on a warrant, from the Nine (the de fact ruling body of the Quad and owners of the Company) to recover some cargo from a badlands fortress on Westerly, and deliver…

The Dark Matter S01e02 – Pilot II

  The crew of the Raza are back tonight on Space, and after last week’s reveal, this Friday couldn’t get quick enough!! Each of the crew, in their own way, seems to be trying to deal with the possible revelation about who they actually are, and what that means for their current assignment. Do they…

Dark Matter S01E01 – Pilot

  Two of the driving minds behind the Stargate television series, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Lost Girl executive producer Jay Firestone unveil their latest project on Space this evening. They show itself is wrapped in a mystery, with only the barest of plot details being revealed. And the show reflects that as well,…

Lost Girl S04E03 – Lovers. Apart.

  Steve Cochrane pens this week episode of Lost Girl, as the Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and the elemental Clio (Mia Kirshner) continue their search for Bo (Anna Silk). Though by episode’s end it looks like they’ve become enemies because of Clio’s allegiances… There seems to be lots of trouble piling up for Bo this season!…

Brug’s Army: Mingle For A Mission

$21,000!! That’s how much Amanda Brugel’s Brug’s Army raised for their first ever charity event. The monies will go to the Blooview Children’s Hospital, which is just brilliant. But just as important for the fans who gave their money, they had a wonderful evening chatting and laughing with some of Canada’s best and brightest. Sue,…

The Lesser Blessed (2012) – Anita Doron

There was a moment in Anita Doron’s desolate, poignant and starkly beautiful adaptation of Richard Van Camp’s novel when Joel Evans character of Larry Sole crystallized not only as a real person for me, but as a lens to view my own youth (admittedly nowhere near as troubling, but there were pieces of my own…

Brug’s Army presents: Mingle For a Mission

Sue and I know how fortunate we are getting to meet some amazing people and then being able to call them our friends. One of them, the amazing Amanda Brugel, who has now been on our show 3 times(!) has created a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for charities that have a strong focus…

The Mind Reels Chat With Kiowa Gordon and Chloe Rose

  Hey All! Here’s the second ever interview we recorded in the TV Smithee studios (the same day as Anna and Seth, that’s why we’re in the same clothes) with Twilight’s Kiowa Gordon, and Degrassi’s Chloe Rose, talking about their film Lesser Blessed which screened at TIFF in 2012. These two are a lot of…

The Mind Reels… Now On Smithee.TV

So where are all the new podcasts from your favorite film-loving duo? Well, in case you missed it, Sue and I are over on Smithee.TV – in a brand new studio!! We’ve got new guests, and returning guests, and lots to come! So if you enjoyed listening to us chat with those people you love,…

Meanwhile in the Smithee.TV Studios…

Hey Folks! To share in some of the excitment of everything that is going on with Sue and I right now, and the fact that it’s the 1 year anniversary of The Mind Reels today… We thought we’d share some pics from our episode shoots in the Smithee.TV studios, watch for our faces on the…

Happy 1st Birthday for The Mind Reels!

When I was younger, physically and chronologically, not mentally, I often thought about talking and working with people in the entertainment industry. I also thought about being a starship captain like James T. Kirk or walking with dinosaurs, but hey, one dream at a time. Growing up, I was not necessarily an outsider, but I…