Allegiance: A Cineplex Event

George Takei’s passion project, and historically important musical, Allegiance is getting a one night Cineplex Event. Inspired by Takei’s own experiences during World War II, the story, featuring music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Kou, Mark Acito and Lorenzo Thione, follows the Kimura family in America after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor….

Blood in the Snow Film Fesitval 2016: 24×36 (2016) -Kevin Burke

The Blood in the Snow Film Festival gets underway this evening at the Yonge & Dundas Cineplex Theatre. Leading off the festival is a documentary that has been on my radar since its beginning, 24×36 – a movie about movie posters. As anyone who has followed the blog knows, I, like a number of my…

The Great Digital Film Festival 2016

  I love when this time of year rolls around, because every February, Cineplex puts on their Great Digital Film Festival which tends to showcase some wonderful films from my childhood projected on the big screen in wonderful digital clarity, often mixed with some newer popular titles. This year is no different, running from February…

In Fear (2013) – Jeremy Lovering

Anchor Bay got the distribution rights to one of the few films I missed at Toronto After Dark last year, so I was very glad they were willing to send me a copy to have a look at. I enjoyed the experience, but can only imagine that it played very well at TAD and as…

The Rep (2012) – Morgan White

The communal experience of movie-going, of settling in to watch an old favorite on the big screen where it belongs, with other people who love it as much as you, and people who are being introduced to it for the first time. I own my favorite movie, Jaws (in case you haven’t been following the…

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh – On The Big Screen!!

It’s no secret that both Sue and I loved Rodrigo Gudino’s creepy ghost story The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh. We were lucky enough to screen a copy of it thanks to director Rodrigo Gudino and his producers, but now it’s your turn! If you’ve missed it at festivals, or were unsure, now’s your chance! Screening…

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Steven Spielberg

Welcome to 1982, one of the biggest years for number of science fiction films EVER! And an amazing number of good ones! In fact the next 5 titles being visited on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list are all from 1982, and I saw all but one of them in the theater that year, and the…

John Dies At The End (2012) – Don Coscarelli

Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep, yup, even Beastmaster… Don Coscarelli has always been a cult fave director, and he’s had my attention since 1982, when I saw Beastmaster on First Choice (on one of the free weekends).  I remember as a kid sitting in my bedroom in CFB Borden, reading comics on my rug, and seeing an…

There And Back Again: Remembering The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book. I try to read it once a year, but lately have had to settle for maybe once every two to three. That doesn’t mean I love it any less. I love wondering the realms of Middle-Earth, visiting familiar places, seeing old friends, and singing songs. So…

A Personal History of Me and Mr. Bond, James Bond

As Bond 23, Skyfall, draws closer and closer, and James had his cinematic 50th birthday last week, and I celebrate my birthday today, I thought it would be a little fun to look back on my own history with the world’s most famous secret agent. I’d like to say that I got introduced to 007…