The Passage (2010) – Justin Cronin

  Epic, majestic, terrifying and engrossing. And heartfelt thanks to Amanda for pushing it in my direction! These words perfectly define The Passage by Justin Cronin. A massive novel, coming in at 879 pages in paperback, the tale it unfolds is massive, engaging, and is almost mythic in nature. With a vast cast of characters,…

Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Tim Burton 

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Wizard of Oz, is a bit of a swing and a miss. Combining Disney and Burton with a much beloved classic like Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland seems like an easy winner, but I was less than impressed….

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – Peter Jackson

The last installment of Peter Jackson’s gorgeous adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel, The Lord of the Rings, is very welcome indeed on the 101 Action Movies list. Lord of the Rings has always been my favorite book, since I first settled in at the age of 12 and read it. I still remember sprawling…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) – Peter Jeackson

From the off Peter Jackson’s second installment in The Hobbit trilogy feels like a stronger, more confident picture than it’s still enjoyable predecessor, An Unexpected Journey. Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, the characters have already been established, as well as a large portion of the journey has already been undertaken. Threats have been…

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Wicked Awesome (or wicksome as I like to say). That’s what this book is. It’s absolutely bril, and a geek dream come true. What a fantastic ride. It’s like this book was tailored specifically for me, and all the kids I grew up with. Just wow. Wicksome. … I’m an 80s Kid, I was going…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Soundtrack (2012) -Howard Shore

One thing I constantly said about the Star Wars prequels as they came along… Even if they aren’t great, it’ll give me new music by John Williams. After Williams, and his countless scores that seem to be the soundtrack of my life, Howard Shore’s scores for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are perhaps some…

There and Back Again: Remembering The Return of the King

The Return of the King… oh… I cried… And I know people often complain about how many endings the film seems to have. Personally I was ok with that, because I never wanted to say goodbye to any of them. I never wanted to leave Middle Earth. It was also recognized by the Academy as…

There and Back Again: Remembering The Two Towers

The Two Towers… The thing I was most looking forward to in my return to Middle-Earth with this film was the rumor that the battle of Helm’s Deep was supposed to run for a good 40 minutes! That was insane, a single on-screen battle running half the length of most action films? Wow. And of…

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…

The Fly (1986)

It’s no real surprise that David Cronenberg appears again on the 101 Horror Movies list. And this time around it’s with his updated, and body-horror version of The Fly. Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle, a scientist on the verge of a brilliant discovery, teleportation via his creation of a telepod. He’s stuck on the reintegration…

Natasha Eloi (Part 2)

So this week, we present the second part of our awesome chat with with Natasha Eloi, and we talk about a lot of stuff in this second part – there’s toys, there’s movies, there’s interviews, there’s fries and there’s a lot of laughter. Please join us, and have a listen as we geek out with…

Fan Expo Day 1

Thomas Sullivan the Cat, thought 6:30 was plenty of time for a sleep in this morning and made sure I was up in lots of time to greet my favourite time of year – Fan Expo!!! So after a quick prep, making sure I had everything I had, I hit the TTC. I was off to…