Ole Timey Radio Presents: The Giant’s Stair

The Giant’s Stair Original Broadcast: December 1, 1938 Starring: JULIAN RICHINGS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0724995/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @JulianRichings) JESSICA GRECO (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0337466/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @TheJessicaGreco) EMILY SCHOOLEY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3191505/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @EmilySchooley) For video version: youtu.be/HTTHwPpOo4w For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels

War of the Worlds: The Complete Series

Back in the late 1980s, I was first discovering classic science fiction film and was completely taken in by George Pal’s original War of the Worlds film from 1953. I was in my late teens, and as soon as I heard that there was a new series coming along picking up decades after the original…

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – Brett Ratner

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues its travels with the X-men, but this time around the mutants aren’t guided by the sure directorial hand of Bryan Singer. Taking the helm this time around is Brett Ratner, and you can tell from the off that it doesn’t have the same emotional depth, or action beats that…

Reelies 2015 – Final Round – Favourite Film Actor

  We’re back from our brief hiatus covering Canadian Screen Week! Still exhausted, but back! As before, this one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite film actor comes…

Ejecta (2014) – Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele

  Our friend Julian Richings gives a tour de force performance in the first release from Anchor Bay this week. The film itself, Ejecta, is a bit of hit and miss b-movie affair, but Richings, himself, is perfectly on point giving his all, and elevating every scene he’s in, which is practically all of them….

Hellmouth (2014) – John Geddes

  Also available from Anchor Bay today is this interesting tale from the writer of Pontypool, Tony Burgess and director John Geddes. This one is going to be a fairly polarizing film, you’re either going to like it or hate it, and it all depends on your mind-set going into it. There is mythology at…

Septic Man (2013) – Jesse Thomas Cook

Also releasing from Anchor Bay on DVD today is this film that screened at Toronto After Dark last year, and was one of the titles I missed. It will undoubtedly garner a cult following, but I was left unaffected I’m sad to say. After the initial, so incredibly gross that it verges on the funny scene,…

The 2014 Canadian Film Fest Opening Night Gala

The 3 day event that is the Canadian Film Fest gets underway this evening with a fantastic feature, and hilarious short, both of which feature the incredibly talented Julian Richings, as well as the very funny Suresh John. Playing before Craig Goodwill’s feature, Patch Town, is the latest short from our friend writer/director Jeremy Lalonde,…

Creation Entertainment Salute To Supernatural Toronto 2013

My first experience with a Creation Entertainment event was back in 2007 for their first ever salute to Firefly and Serenity.  I’d tried to go to a different Firefly con the previous year, and it was cancelled the day it was supposed to start, but Browncoats are the shiniest, and out of the ashes our…

Fan Expo Day 4

The great thing about going to cons with Sue Maynard is that we complement each other so well, just like on our show. She’s the schedule, I’m the map, and it works out brilliantly. As we went into Day 4 of Toronto’s Fan Expo, we learned that the key word for this year was flexibility….

The Conspiracy (2012) – Christopher MacBride

The Conspiracy is a dizzying descent through a glass darkly. A world where black SUVs have taken the place of black helicopters, and the New World Order is risen and installed in every aspect of life. And this world is our own. Or at least that is what conspiracy nut Terrance (Alan C. Petersen) would…

Man of Steel (2013) – Zack Snyder

A disappointing mess. That’s what Warner, DC Comics, Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder have served up. I love the character of Superman! I’ve got comics piled in my apartment featuring the familiar red cape and blue suit, I liked Superman Returns, there are even moments in III that I enjoy (even I won’t touch Quest…