Fan Expo 2015

  It’s that time of year again, and if you blink… it’s over. And that’s what I realized this morning, just like that Fan Expo is done for another year. Sigh. Still, it was a really enjoyable year as Sue, Lindsay and I dove into geekdom, and chatted with a number of great people, saw some…

Mr. Mercedes (2014) – Stephen King

  King released two new novels last year, Mr. Mercedes, and Revival (which is currently awaiting its turn on my bedside table), and I was starting to itch for some King material, so I figured it was time to dive into Mr. Mercedes. I’ll be honest, the blurb on the cover just made it sound…

Canadian Screen Awards 2014 – Gala 2

  Okay, I had a much different post planned, but then I got caught up doing stuff for my day job (you know, the one that pays me), and am quickly running out of day, so I’ve decided instead to just list as many highlights as I can think of to share with you all! …

FANomenon (2013) – Lynne Carter

  Premiering this evening on Global as part of a new series called Obsessions, is this fascinating documentary about fandom, and the revelation of one of the largest driving forces behind it, women. This shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing as Bjo Trimble, a female fan, was one of the major fan forces in helping…

Die Hard (1988) – John McTiernan

The 101 Action Movies brings me another one of my favorites. Fresh off the success of Predator, McTiernan took Bruce Willis, then mostly known for the TV series Moonlighting and launched him into superstardom as everyman police officer John McClane, who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Flying out…

Back To The Future (1985) – Robert Zemeckis

  I love this movie so much! It’s always a joy to watch, and it puts me right back in 1985, I remember seeing it, reading the novel on my way to school, I remember playing the soundtrack over and over until the ink of the track listings was completely faded, I even got myself a…

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Lewis Gilbert

  I love when the 101 Action Movies brings me a favorite to rewatch, and I do love my Bond films, alongside For Your Eyes Only, The Spy Who Loved Me is one of my preferred outings of Roger Moore as 007. This one is Moore’s James Bond at his best, tongue firmly in cheek,…

The Rep (2012) – Morgan White

The communal experience of movie-going, of settling in to watch an old favorite on the big screen where it belongs, with other people who love it as much as you, and people who are being introduced to it for the first time. I own my favorite movie, Jaws (in case you haven’t been following the…

5-25-77 – Patrick Read Johnson

Every now and then a movie comes along that speaks to you, that defines you. A movie, that as you watch you can not only relate to the characters of the film, you recognize yourself upon the screen. On this site I’ve told the tales of my first experiences that helped define the movie geek…

Seconds (1966) – John Frankenheimer

The 101 Sci-Fi movies brought an interesting if downer of a film for me to watch… John Frankenheimer the director of the original Manchurian Candidate and Ronin directs this black and white film based on David Ely’s novel. Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) is a middle-aged man, his wife (Frances Reid) and he are less than…

There And Back Again: Remembering The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book. I try to read it once a year, but lately have had to settle for maybe once every two to three. That doesn’t mean I love it any less. I love wondering the realms of Middle-Earth, visiting familiar places, seeing old friends, and singing songs. So…

A Personal History of Me and Mr. Bond, James Bond

As Bond 23, Skyfall, draws closer and closer, and James had his cinematic 50th birthday last week, and I celebrate my birthday today, I thought it would be a little fun to look back on my own history with the world’s most famous secret agent. I’d like to say that I got introduced to 007…