The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) – Willis O’Brien

It’s more dinosaurs as I journey through the Dragons & Dinosaurs in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. This time I have a look at the early silent short, The Ghost of Slumber Mountain. Clocking in at eighteen minutes, this little title must have been made to show off the special effects of the time,…

Beowulf (2007) – Robert Zemeckis

I’m enjoying exploring DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, and the current chapter on Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales is bringing me all manner of film to partake in. Today, it brings me Robert Zemeckis’ take on the epic poem Beowulf. Always a technically inovative director, Zemeckis decided to make the film with computer…

Indiana Jones and The Interior World (1992) – Rob MacGregor

1929 Easter Island Rob MacGregor comes to the end of his run on the Indiana Jones novels this week, and I have to say I’m rather thankful for it, because if you thought Kingdom of the Crystal was bad you have not read this book. This one is terrible, and it doesn’t come near anything…

A Wind in the Door (1973) – Madeline L’Engle

This week, I dove into the second adventure of the Murry children first begun in the childhood classic (which I had never read) A Wrinkle in Time. I was curious to see where both characters and story would go as the adventure continues, so I devoured the book eagerly. This story feels both larger and…

The Great Zoo of China (2014) – Matthew Reilly

  I go long stretches of time without picking up a Matthew Reilly book. In fact, the last time I did, was before I started the weekly Book Shelf update here on the blog. But then when I do pick one up, I race through them, and find myself craving more. More NOW. The downside…

Game of Thrones: Season 5

  All it takes is for me to hear the stirring opening theme by Ramin Djwadi, and I get very excited about returning to Westeros. Now, thanks to HBO, I can journey back there to that war-torn land, and binge-watch all of Season 5’s episodes, and get ready for the approach of Winter, and Season…

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908) – L. Frank Baum

  The fourth Oz tale sees Dorothy in more adventures, once again caused by a natural disaster (I’m not sure how this kid keeps surviving these things). On her way to California to visit her uncle, Uncle Henry is already there, she meets up with Zeb, a young boy, who is her second cousin who…

Game of Thrones – Season 4

  Valar morghulis. It’s here, the fourth season of the HBO hit, Game of Thrones, based on the monumental novels by George R.R. Martin hits blu-ray and DVD this week. With the fifth season still a ways off, it premieres 12, April, now is the time to catch up on all the happenings of Westeros,…

Game of Thrones S02 E10 – Valar Morghulis

There it is, the season finale, and we’re done for another year, it’s gonna be a long wait for a return to Westeros, but maybe I’ll read Dance of Dragons between now and then to fill up some of the time. This week, we saw the fallout of the Battle of Breakwater, as well as…

Game of Thrones S02 E05 & E06

I missed out on doing a post last week for Game of Thrones Episode 5 because Sue and I were hip deep in the awesomeness that is Hot Docs. So this evening, I sat down and worked my way through two episodes back to back to catch up on all the scheming, betrayal and murder……

Game of Thrones S02E04 – Garden of Bones

  New locations are presented to us in this week’s always brilliant opening credits, we get a glimpse of Qarth and Harrenhal. The episode begins in the Riverlands with a successful night time raid on a Lannister camp by Robb Stark, his dire wolf and his men. In the blood-strewn aftermath of the assault, Robb…