Toronto Comic Con 2016

Convention season is upon us once again, and Sue and I were delighted to be given press passes to cover the first big one of the year, here in the Big Smoke, the Toronto Comic Con. Stretching wonderfully over three days, beginning on Friday last, and running to the end of Sunday the 20th, it…

The Canadian Screen Awards 2016: The Mind Reels on the Red Carpet

Sue and I were absolutely delighted this year, when we were notified by Touchwood PR (an amazing group of smart and dedicated people who continue to help us be the best we can be) that not only would we be attending the Canadian Screen Award Galas, and Broadcast, but that we would have a spot…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Marco Polo

The fourth story of the first Doctor (Hartnell) was written by John Lucarotti, is the introduction of the historical stories that served to entertain and educate at the same time. It was a seven parter beginning on the 22nd of February. 1964 and coming to a close on April 4, 1964. The titles of the…

Galaxy Quest (1999) – Dean Parisot

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list (can you believe I’m almost done with this one?!?) brings me this brilliant science fiction comedy starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell. Airing in the late 70s early 80s the show Galaxy Quest garnered a huge fanbase (in a clear homage to Star Trek). The…

John Carpenter’s Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray

One of my fave John Carpenter films (see my revisit here) gets a gorgeous blu-ray treatment from Anchor Bay in time for its 35th Anniversary! With a HD transfer supervised by the film’s cinematographer Dean Cundey, who whether you know the name or not, has probably been responsible for the way some of your favorite films…

Join The Fight To Save Bomb Girls!!!

Fans all over the world were devastated to learn of Global TV’s decision not to renew the critically-acclaimed Canadian historical drama, Bomb Girls, for a third season.  It’s no secret that we here at the Mind Reels have been in love with this show from the very beginning, and our love has only grown stronger…

An Affair Of The Heart – Sylvia Caminer, USA

Documenting the past few decades of an icon like Rick Springfield can’t be an easy task.  Adding in stories and impressions from the legions of adoring fans he has amassed over the years could seem nearly impossible to an outsider looking in.  What director Sylvia Caminer has done with An Affair Of The Heart, however,…