Best of Enemies (2015) – Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

  It’s documentaries like this that illustrate to me how much I have grown as a film buff, and one interested in political subjects as well. Opening today at the Lightbox, as well as other select theatres worldwide, is this fantastic documentary about the 10 televised debates between socialite and conservative media man, William F….

The Newsroom – Season 3

  I have two big problems with The Newsroom Season 3 that releases today from HBO on blu-ray and DVD. The first is that this is the last season. Boo to that! The second, is that it is only 6 episodes long. Not enough! That being said, Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama goes out on a…

The Newsroom: Season 2

  HBO knows how much I love my Aaron Sorkin dramas, and were kind enough to let me catch up on a Season 2 blu-ray before the third and final season (sad sigh) is released in June. So this past weekend, I settled in to watch the 9 episode season, and relive all those fantastic…

Veep: Season 3

  Also available from HBO today, is the third season of their critically acclaimed, and award-winning White House comedy series, Veep. Julia Loius-Drefus, who has won an Emmy for her performance in each season, is Vice President Selina Meyer. And considering my love of the Sorkin series The West Wing, I should have been watching…

Broadchurch – Season 1

Yes, I’m behind on coming across this series, but being able to watch the entire first season in two sittings, made for a beautiful, heart- wrenching and stunning experience. Doctor Who favourites David Tennant, and Arthur Darvill alongside Olivia Colman, Jodie Whitaker, David Bradley and Charlotte Rampling take us to a remote small town in…

The Normal Heart (2014) – Ryan Murphy

There’s a complete naturalness to everything Mark Ruffalo does on-screen, and he brings that to the brilliant Emmy-nominated The Normal Heart, available today on Blu-Ray and DVD from HBO. I’ve been a fan of Ruffalo’s for a while, and I simply love how he throws himself completely into each role, and the way he brings…

Starship Troopers (1997) – Paul Verhoeven

  Verhoeven returns to the 101 Sci-Fi Movies with this loud, violent and gory action film that sees humanity at war with a race of insects in a distant system. Based loosely on Robert Heinlein’s original novel, the tale follows a group of high school graduates, barely two-dimensional characters in their creation, as they sign…

Natasha Eloi (Part 1)

Natasha Eloi is about as amazing as people come, she’s a self-taught videographer, a journalist, a sci-fi and movie geek, and just a delightfully fun soul whom Sue and I simply clicked with. We met for an evening of chattage at the Duke of Kent, and we sat there for almost three hours, and recorded for almost…

Fan Expo – Media Professionalism & Ethics

I am not a professional journalist. I openly admit that, though I’m sure my writing gives me away from time to time. I will admit first and foremost, I’m a fan. That’s why Sue and I started this site. We were fans that felt that a lot of the things we loved weren’t getting the…

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…