Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E03 – The Asset

  Ok, this one was stronger than last week’s ep, and we’re still seeing the team coalesce. I’m hoping we’re almost at the point where that happens and storylines can get big and epic, our characters can grow and change, and we’ll get to explore a little bit more of the Marvel Universe, as opposed to…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E02 – 0-8-4

  The second episode of Whedon’s new series based in the Marvel universe, picks up where last week’s left off, as the team piles onto the Bus to investigate the 0-8-4, which no one knows what it means, as it can mean a plethora of things. In this case, it is a piece of Hydra…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E01 – Pilot

  Joss Whedon returns to the small screen while expanding the universe he got to join and play in with The Avengers. As a pilot, the episode is well-crafted, introducing all the characters, both primary and secondary, giving us broad strokes of who they are, and the dynamic and role they’ll fill on the show….

Speed (1994) Jan De Bont

  Jan De Bont’s directorial debut lands him squarely on the 101 Action Movies list as well as garnering Oscars for Best Sound and Sound Effects Editing. Keanu Reeves is back, this time he’s Jack Traven, a LAPD cop playing a dangerous game with a bomber, Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) who’s making things personal after Jack foils…

Tim’s Top 12 of 2012

12 is my lucky number, so I figured that would be the number of films I pick for my favorites of 2012, it kind of works, because then that would be one each month, though, for anyone who reads my blog, you’re well aware that I’ve seen a lot more than 12 movies this year!…

The First Rule of Flying…

“Here’s how it is: The Earth got used up, so we moved out and terraformed a whole new galaxy of Earths, some rich and flush with the new technologies, some not so much. The Central Planets, them was formed the Alliance, waged war to bring everyone under their rule; a few idiots tried to fight…

What Firefly Means To Me (or Why I’ll Always Be A Browncoat)

  I came to the ‘Verse pretty late in the game.  I’d never been a fan of Buffy or Angel (I remember refusing to watch the former because it wasn’t Kristy Swanson in the title role), so I wasn’t an automatic viewer of anything Joss Whedon did just because it was Joss Whedon.  I was…

TIFF 2012: Much Ado About Nothing – Joss Whedon

  The announcement of this little flick’s arrival at TIFF this year caused quite a stir amongst many people I know.  Even I was curious as to what Whedon would have in store for us with this one, since I knew it was something he’d wanted to do for a long time, and that he’d…

Teen Wolf – One of the Best Shows You’re Not Watching

I remember watching Teen Wolf with Michael J. Fox back in 1985 and I remember totally crushing on the female lead in the film Boof (Susan Ursitti). So when Sue told me that MTV was making a new series based on the same material my immediate reaction with raised eyebrows and cynical expression on my…

Miracle Laurie

  This weekend Polaris is underway here in Toronto, and Sue and I were kindly afforded Media Passes for the event. So On Saturday, which Sue sadly had to miss out on, I got to sit down along with Kevin Wang from Box Office Buzz to chat to the lovely, and awesome Miracle Laurie, best…

Polaris 26 – July 6-8, 2012

  Great news!!!  The Mind Reels has been granted media accreditation for Polaris 26!  Polaris is Canada’s longest running media fan-run event, and is one that we have both partaken in almost regularly over the past several years.  Polaris has changed a lot in recent years, as well – it’s seen changes in everything from its…