Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) – Fran Rubel Kuzui

Before she stormed the small screen for seven years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was a theatrical film that didn’t quite get what Joss Whedon was trying to do with the genre. Instead, playing more for comedy, this vampire film is the next stop in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. The cast is led by…

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – Nora Ephron

Wonderfully saccharine, filled with classic romantic songs, and Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in their second on-screen pairing, Sleepless in Seattle from Nora Ephron remains an enjoyable 90s rom-com. It is also the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Pretty Woman. Recently widowed, and now…

So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish (1984) – Douglas Adams

So I felt it was time to check in with the gang from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy again, and dove into book four of the trilogy. This one seems a bit shorter than the previous tale, and to my chagrin, Ford Prefect is barely in it, Marvin makes only an appearance, and Zaphod…

Star Wars: Before The Awakening (2015) – Greg Rucka

  More and more Star Wars, I haven’t been this giddy about the subject since I was a kid, and at that time, everything was Star Wars, Star Trek, and then Indiana Jones. It’s like being a kid all over again, and I was quite happy to jump into this Young Adult book to find…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Green Death 

  The 10th season comes to a close with this story written by Robert Sloman, this six part story ran from 19 May to 23 June, 1973. UNIT is eager to assign The Doctor (Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) to investigate a strange death at a mine in South Wales, the body is apparently glowing…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Planet of the Giants

Season 2 of Doctor Who begins with this three-part story that was written by Louis Marks, and aired from 31 October to 14 November, 1964. The TARDIS returns to Earth, but when a fault occurs during materialization, the doors open too early, and cause a problem for our stalwart travellers. Through the course of the…

Toronto After Dark: Eega (2012) – S.S. Rajamouli

Bug Night at Toronto After Dark continued with this brilliantly colorful, melodramatic Indian revenge flick, with that wonderful Tollywood flavor, with Eega. Nani (Nani) and Bindhu (Samantha Prabhu) have been flirting and chasing one another for two years, as the two finally connect, Sudeep (Kiccha Sudeepa) comes into the picture, a bit of a bad bloke,…

Toronto After Dark 2013

Tonight, one of my favorite film festivals gets underway, Toronto After Dark, a heady combination of horror, sci-fi and cult filmss. People I’ve spoken to want to know what movies I’m most eager to see at this year’s festival, so I thought I would share them with you. It struck me as interesting last year, the…