TIFF Bell Lightbox: Trek Talks with Dr. Mae Jemison

TIFF Bell Lightbox’s fantastic series of Trek Talks came to a close last night with a passionate and humorous talk by doctor, and former astronaut, Mae Jemison. Her talk drew a lot of attention, and her love of both the science and arts was on full display as she entertained and informed, igniting and rousing…

The Mind Reels Ole Timey Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes

In case you missed the iTunes audio podcast, or just wanted to see how goofy things actually get in the studio when you bring in four awesome actors, to play with a decades old script here is the full video from our radio play featuring Kristian Bruun, Gabe Grey, Rainbow Sun Francks, and Noah Danby….

The Mind Reels Ole Timey Theatre presents Ellery Queen

Sue and I are finding great success with the radio plays we’ve been performing, and the amazing casts we’ve been able to populate the stories with. This week, we take on an Ellery Queen mystery from the early 40s, and while the subject material may not be as goofy as some of the ones we’ve…

Fan Expo 2016 – The Mind Reels Return

  This time next week, Sue and I will be enjoying all that is Fan Expo, Toronto’s biggest, celebrity filled geek-fest! I love going to Expo, and for the past few years, we’ve been fortunate enough the be able to cover this celebration of all the things we love as press, thank you to all…

State of Women: Return Engagement!!!!

  Back in July, as I was just coming off of our first coverage of Toronto’s Fringe festival, I made friends with a wonderfully talented actor and director, Adrianna Prosser, who advised me of a project she was involved in and was kind enough to arrange a ticket for me. That was for the strong,…

TUFF 2015

  It’s that time of year, film festivals are springing up as the leaves begin to turn and fall… Toronto is rife with film festivals, and there seems to be one, or more, for everyone’s taste. I can rattle off three or four that I simply love. But let’s face it, getting to all of…

TIFF 2015: Portal to Hell – Vivieno Caldinelli

  TIFF tends to be filled with hidden gems, each one tucked away and made all the more pleasing when you find it. So let Sue and I give you a little nudge in the right direction… Portal To Hell!!! is part of the Short Cuts Programme 4 and is nothing short of pure gold. Running…

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 Expo. Sue and I have been very lucky in not only our attendance as fans, but in our coverage as media of Fan Expo. We’ve…

Hot Docs 2015: Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi – Neal Broffman

Screening today at the ROM theatre at 7:00pm is this amazing, important, and emotionally involving film that introduces us to the Tripathi family. In the early months of 2013, their youngest son, Sunil, a Brown University student left his home in Providence one night, and disappeared. The family was distraught, but organized, and welcoming the help of friends and volunteers…

The Mind Reels Tackle the Canadian Screen Awards 2014

Sue and I were elated to be able to take part in the Canadian Screen Awards festivities this week, including two galas and the broadcast event this past Sunday night at the Sony Centre. We wanted to tweet and post all night, and even had a plan to do all kinds of #legoselfies, but the…

An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth – Chris Hadfield

Usually when I read a book, I am transported to some faraway land and introduced to characters and situations which ignite my imagination and leave me breathless in anticipation of what might come next.  The really good ones have had me scrambling for more from the moment I read the final few lines.  I don’t…

ToyCon – Burlington, September 8th, 2013

  Sue and I have loved the ToyCon since our first visit earlier this year. You never know what you’re going to find, what magic and memory lurks in a bin or on a table just around the corner. So it was with great excitement that we piled into a car with our friends David…