Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth (1997) – Max McCoy

1934 This week’s book shelf sees me continuing to seek out adventure with one of my favorite heroes, Indiana Jones, in the third novel by Max McCoy. Having previously enjoyed McCoy’s two previous forays into action with the globe-trotting archaeologist, I was quite looking forward to some Nazi punching and delving into hollow Earth theories…

Fan Expo 2017

Dichotomy. Juxtaposition. Privilege. Hope. One wouldn’t necessarily associate all of these words with a gathering of groups of people who are coming together to celebrate their fandoms. But as Toronto’s Fan Expo 2017 came to its conclusion, these are the words that leapt to mind unbidden. Privilege springs to mind, because my co-host and I…

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…

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013) – Stephen Chow

Released this week to Blu-Ray and DVD is the latest effort from director Stephen Chow, and if you know the name, then you know what to expect. Best known to Western audiences for his films Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, Chow is a phenomenon, and Journey to the West is yet another enjoyable example…

Masters of the Universe (1987) – Gary Goddard

  Sometimes you just want to disconnect your mind, and enjoy some fromage that just melts around your brain, and Masters of the Universe is 80s cheese that is just oh-so-bad, and not in the fun cult way that Flash Gordon is. In the long run, I think the only really good thing to come out…

The Death of the Movie Poster as Art

The art form that is the theatrical movie poster is dying. This isn’t one of those “when I was a kid” stories, it’s a legitimate claim. Now, yes, it’s true I’m going to be talking about movies from my youth and even before my birth, but they’re being used to illustrate the point, not indicate…