Star Trek: Final Frontier (1988) – Diane Carey

The Human Adventure continues… I’ve mentioned before that when I was growing up in Bermuda, Trek books were a big thing for me. I would hit the local shops, tracking down novels as they were released, and hunting down ones I’d missed. I remember when this one came out, it was the third in the…

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1993) – The Perils of Cupid

Young Indiana Jones (Corey Carrier) learns about love this week in The Perils of Cupid. Combining two episodes this television movie first aired on 19 September, 2000. Vienna, November 1908 Written by Matthew Jacobs, this portion of the television movie, originally aired as an episode on 10 April, 1993. The Jones family, with Mrs. Seymour…

The Breadwinner (2000) – Deborah Ellis

House of Anansi press has released an updated version of Deborah Ellis’ poignant and beautifully written tale, The Breadwinner. Aimed at younger readers, the book puts a face to stories that help the reader empathise and understand some of the issues that are taking place in Afghanistan. Canadian born Ellis has crafted a whole series, with…

Fear (2017) – Dirk Kurbjuweit

Hitting trade paperback on Canadian book shelves this week is this engrossing thriller penned by German author Dirk Kurbjuweit. A captivating tale the novel explores themes of love, family, perceptions of masculinity, and the rule of law. The novel opens with a murder. And a confession. For months Randolph Tiefenthaler and his wife, Rebecca and…

Glory (1989) – Edward Zwick

  An all-star cast, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Andre Braugher bring the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of The Red Badge of Courage. Based on the letters by Robert Gould Shaw, played in the film by Broderick, the film…

Issues Vol. 6

Kirk continues his sterling work at West End Comics, and sent a couple of new titles my way in addition to my pull list, which wasn’t huge this week, but was very entertaining! First up is Star Trek (IDW) Issue 46. This is written by Mike Johnson, with art by Rachael Stott, colours by Davide…

Issues Vol. 3

My weekly stops to West End Comics, so conveniently run at the top of my street always pays off, and this week, Kirk (who has yet to steer me wrong on a recommendation, talk about knowing your customers!) sent me home with this week’s pull list! Providence Issue 1 – Alan Moore is back! That…

Issues Vol. 2

This week when I popped into see Kirk  at West End Comics, I walked out with some highly enjoyable reads, two of which he’d been recommending for a few months… Archie Vs. Predator Issue 02 – Now this is an AvP that I can get behind! Featuring a script by Alex de Campi, pencils by…

Issues Vol. 1

I’be been meaning to start this blog for awhile as I have a great little comic store at the end of my street, West End Comics, and the gent who runs it, one Kirk by name has been very kind to pull my weekly comics and always has great recommendations for me… So what’s in…

Hot Docs 2014: Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo (John Zaritsky)

As part of the retrospective on John Zaritsky, the Canadian Documentarian, there were screenings of some of his films, and I was fortunate enough to make it in to a presentation of his 1994 film, Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo. This film is stunning and heartbreaking, though age hasn’t necessarily been kind to the format…

The Devil In The White City (2003) – Erik Larson

I picked up this book simply because I found the image on the cover very arresting, reading the summary, I became very intrigued, and tucked in to read it as soon as possible. I was happily entertained, and informed with this engaging read that shows the best of civic pride as well as creation, and the…