Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) – Ishiro Honda

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues to pay off as I now get to spend some time with that kaiju known the world round as Godzilla. I’ve previously reviewed the original film here. His competition in this film, Mothra, had a film of its own, but in this one, the two beasts go head to…

Fringe Toronto: Swordplay – A Play of Swords

This festival has seen one night constantly topping the next, as I juggle job, studio, blogging and shows… Last night’s performance at the Al Green Theatre by the Sex T-Rex company was ingenious, filled with belly-busting, slow-motion, high-flying physical comedy in all the things we hold true in terms of sword stories, be it fantasy…

Fringe Toronto: Hamlet… A Puppet Epic

So this morning I took in a Fringe Kids event, I mean it was Hamlet. And puppets. Hamlet WITH puppets. How could I resist? Presented by the puppet company Shakey-Shake and Friends, here in Toronto, this company, both human and puppet, are making their home in the George Ignatieff Theatre for the course of the…

Blazing Saddles (1974) – Mel Brooks

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book ‘s next recommendation for Monsieur Hulot, is Mel Brook’s comedic take on the western genre, that works on sight gags, physical comedy, and lots of great lines. However, there is also a slew of stereotypes and some less than acceptable language, although it’s very evident…

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (1965) – Ken Annakin

  The comedic slapstick romp recommendations from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for Le Vacances de Mounsieur Hulot continue with this enjoyable look at aviation in the grand old year of 1910. An opening sequence with a journey through time features the comedic legend Red Skelton, and from there we join Richard Mays…

Monkey Business (1931) – Norman Z. Mcleod

  The wackiness continues with this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film, to go with A Night At The Opera. This time, the four Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo, are stowaways on a cruise ship heading to America, before getting mixed up with two feuding gangsters, a gangster’s daughter, and being…

The General (1926) – Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman

  The book, Great Movies – 100 Year of Cinema brings me it’s next big title under the comedy genre. This time talented physical artist Buster Keaton is center stage as the film’s lead and one of its directors. Based loosely on a true story, this one for me fell more into the acion-comedy genre than…