The Mind Reels

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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 … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Wizard of Oz (1939) – Victor FlemingĀ (King Vidor, George Cukor, Mervyn Leroy and Norman Taurog – uncredited)

The next title in the family genre of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book was too good to pass up. I mean how do I turn down … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010) – Charles Yu

This one came on my radar thanks to my sister, she picked it up for her husband for Christmas, and reading the back of it, I was immediately intrigued, and … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Magnum, P.I. (1980) – China Doll & Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too

Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) closes out the year, 1980, with these two episodes. The first episode, China Doll, aired 18 December, 1980 and was written by Bellisario. Thomas is rather … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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