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…

Toronto Comicon Day 3

  Yesterday was the last day of the Toronto Comicon, but Sue and I made sure we ended as happily and as strong as we started! We made sure to swing by and chat with our friend Tim Doiron at the 88 movie booth. Remember to check out their official site and trailer here. We sat…

The Third Man (1949) – Carol Reed

Joseph Cotten finds himself caught up in a dark thriller in this next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Big Sleep. Cotten plays Western novelist Holly Martins, who arrives in post-war Austria to see his friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Unfortunately after his arrival, he…

The Mind Reels Chats With Defiance!!

  Showcase was very kind over the Fan Expo weekend to let us sit in on the fantastic press event for their hit show, which they share with Syfy, Defiance. In the first of 3 interviews, this one features us chatting with the legendary Graham Greene, the lovely Jaime Murray, and the brilliant Nicole Munoz……

Fan Expo Day 3

Saturday is undeniably the busiest day of the week at Expo, all those people who couldn’t get Thursday and Friday off work, and all those folks coming in on day passes flood in. The place was full, but for Sue and I, and the fact that the convention is spread over two buildings, it didn’t…

Defiance S01E11 – Past is Prologue

  Wow. Just wow. This week’s ep of Defiance seemed to pull out all the stops, as the mayoral race heats up and we find out how devious the Tarr household actually is! Datak (Tony Curran) is intent on running against Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and isn’t afraid of using deceit and misinformation to do…

Defiance S01E10 – The Bride Wore Black

  Big events are afoot this week in the town of Defiance, and more secrets are uncovered, at least for the viewer, if not the residents! The impending nuptials of Alak Tarr (Jesse Rath) and Christie McCawley (Nicole Munoz) lead the local Castithan males to have a stag part for Alak at the Need/Want… it…

Defiance S01E09 – If I Ever Leave This World Alive

  It never rains, but it pours. Those poor folk in Defiance can’t seem to catch a break! At the end of last week’s ep we saw a reporter stumble into Doc Yewll’s (Trenna Keating) lab, and promptly collapse with blood spilling from her mouth and eyes – and you know that’s never good! It…

Defiance S01E08 – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

  Defiance, as a series, started out great for me, and it has constantly engaged me every time I’ve watched an episode, but this week’s episode felt above and beyond… I think we have my favorite episode, after the pilot. And it seemed the Votans, particularly the Indogenes were up to some pretty horrific stuff…

Defiance S01E07 – Goodbye Blue Sky

  Lots of trouble rolling through Defiance this week as Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) gets wrapped up in a bit of an adventure all while the land is besieged by razor rain (pieces of Votan ships coming down and slicing things up – messy). Irisa races into the Badlands after she has a vision of Sukar…