Dr. No (1958) – Ian Fleming

I dig into another classic James Bond novel by Ian Fleming this week. Up this time is the sixth novel in the series, and one that served as the basis for the first film. The story stays fairly close to what has been explored in the film, with a subplot involving bird guano and conservation,…

Mighty Joe Young (1998) – Ron Underwood

There are a few reasons to watch the Disney update of the RKO classic Mighty Joe Young, which is the next title in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies by director John Landis. First it features the wonderful Charlize Theron, second, the always awesome Bill Paxton, third, the amazing animatronic and effects work of the…

Hudson Part II – Saying Goodbye and Letting Go

  My first post about Hudson the polar bear cub received a lot of attention – in a great way!  Thanks so much to everyone who read and commented and otherwise showed their support for me, and affection for the bear.  Knowing that the story touched so many people definitely helped to take some of…

White Lions And Spring At The Toronto Zoo

  It would seem that a fluffy and mostly-white army has descend on the Metro Toronto Zoo as of late!  First, we met our most a-dork-able polar bear cub, Hudson.  The little guy is growing in leaps and bounds, and never fails to entertain with his adolescent antics.  Hudson had my heart from the word…