Super 8 (2011) – J.J. Abrams

  Spielberg takes on the Executive Producer role in J.J. Abrams 80s-filled nostalgia thrill ride which is the next stop on the journey through the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Having Stranger Things to compare it to isn’t necessarily fair, they get to tell their story over a season, Abrams and company only had a two hour…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Genesis Parts I & 2

  Quantum Leap. Scott Bakula. Dean Stockwell. I love a lot of science fiction television (and movies) and as much as I love my Star Trek, Quantum Leap has been my favorite show since my introduction to it. I came to it towards the end of Season 2 originally, in fact, I still recall the…

Star Wars: A New Dawn (2014) – John Jackson Miller

  So far, with the exclusion of Aftermath, sorry to say, Disney has done a nice job handling the Star Wars universe, tying in all the films, television series, comics and books into one full tapestry. I loved the first season of Rebels, and was delighted to hear about Miller’s book that would show us…

The Strain Set Visit

  Tonight, Gullermo del Toro presents a new vision in terror as the series premiere of The Strain launches a new kind of vampire. Back in March, I was invited to the set to have a look at what goes on behind the scenes and along with some fellow media types (a number of whom…

Tim’s Thirteen of 2013

So ends 2013, just like that! What a year! We have continued to grow and do so much here at The Mind Reels, and we’re hoping for an even bigger year next year! So I decided to throw together a list of the movies I most enjoyed this year, the ones that got to me,…

Toronto Theatre – So Much to See!

  One of the things I love about living in Toronto is that there is always so much to do, there is always something on the go. Sue and I are huge fans of going to the movies, the zoo, very shortly the Aquarium, even taking in the odd sporting event. Of course there are…

Toronto After Dark Spotlight – The Dirties (2013) – Matthew Johnson

  The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has been known for showing edgy, darker films, controversial films… None could possibly be more so than this film from Director Matthew Johnson, as it takes on the subject of bullying culminating in a school shooting. That right there tells you it’s not going to be an easy…

The Rep (2012) – Morgan White

The communal experience of movie-going, of settling in to watch an old favorite on the big screen where it belongs, with other people who love it as much as you, and people who are being introduced to it for the first time. I own my favorite movie, Jaws (in case you haven’t been following the…

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…