The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Henry Selick

  The final recommendation from The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of It’s A Wonderful Life is this modern day cult classic, that has found its way into the mainstream consciousness and has been stuck there since the film’s initial release, celebrating Christmas and Halloween in that macabre and…

Black Christmas: Season’s Grievings Editon (1974) – Bob Clark

Some people love the happy joyous type of films at Christmas, and while there is something to be said for all that good-will, happy endings and schmaltz that seem to highlight most of them, that morbid, macabre underside of humor and the holidays seem to be more appealing… As much as I loved Scrooged, White…

Fan Expo 2015

For some people, it’s Christmas, for others, it’s the smell of freshly sharpened pencils signifying the start of another school year… this weekend, is one of my favorite celebrations… Fan Expo. Sue and I have been very lucky in not only our attendance as fans, but in our coverage as media of Fan Expo. We’ve had…

White Christmas (1954) – Michael Curtiz

Sure, we’re only part way through November, but this was the next title on the recommendation list from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of the Jazz Singer. Despite being set at Christmas, this isn’t an overly sappy holiday season movie, sure the signature song pretty much opens and closes…

Defiance Set Visit

It’s December and Showcase has conspired to give Sue and I an early Christmas gift. We’ve been invited to the set of one of my favorite shows of the year, Defiance. We’ve been asked to come out, have a look around and chat with some of the cast. (Sadly, we weren’t permitted to take pics…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Daleks’ Master Plan

The Daleks return in this epic 12 part story written by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner. The story ran from 13 November 1965 through to 29 January 1966. It featured a couple of stand out moments, including the first death of a companion, the Doctor breaking the fourth wall to wish viewers a happy Christmas,…

Romantic Movies for Valentines Day

So it’s Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetie have had a romantic dinner, or a nice walk (pleasant and warm even with the chill in the air), arm in arm, hand in hand, you decide to go back to the apartment and have a cuddle while watching a romantic movie that isn’t overly sappy… What…

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013 – The Time of The Doctor

And just like that 11’s (Matt Smith) time is done. His last adventure as the Doctor has played out across our screens, and now, we are left in the hands of Peter Capaldi’s newly arrived Doctor, although far in my opinion, his appearance in this episode was way too brief, I was hoping he would…

The Hunt For Red October (1990) – John McTiernan

Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller, which I remember reading back in grade 9, when my friend Michael introduced me to it and after that, every Christmas until I 1989, I would receive Clancy’s new novel in hardcover for Christmas, was put to film by John McTiernan. Coming off of the incredible run of success that Predator and Die…