The Shark is Still Working (2007) -Erik Hollander

Oh Jaws. There’s never not a good time for me to watch this movie, so I was delighted when it showed up in DK Canada’s The Movie Book. But having reviewed it for the blog previous to this I moved onto the What Else to Watch list, and there were only a couple of titles…

Fan Expo 2017

Dichotomy. Juxtaposition. Privilege. Hope. One wouldn’t necessarily associate all of these words with a gathering of groups of people who are coming together to celebrate their fandoms. But as Toronto’s Fan Expo 2017 came to its conclusion, these are the words that leapt to mind unbidden. Privilege springs to mind, because my co-host and I…

American Graffiti (1973) – George Lucas

George Lucas’ nostalgic American Graffiti is the next stop on the list of recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Jailhouse Rock. While not a musical in the technical sense of breaking into song and dance, the music and the voice of deejay Wolfman Jack play an…

Midnight Special (2016) – Jeff Nichols

  Owing its pedigree to films of the 80s like John Carpenter’s Starman and Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Nichols writes and directs this science fiction road movie that is best viewed with little to no plot knowledge. So suffice to say, I won’t be saying much about story points in my review….

Fan Expo 2014

It’s that time of year! Geekery abounds, the stars show up, costumes come out and there is a lot of fun to be had. Sprawling across both buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Fan Expo has grown and this is a big year, as many previous and beloved guests are coming back for more!…

The Graduate (1967) – Mike Nichols

Continuing with the recommendations from The Rules of The Game from The Great Movies -100 Years of Film book, I sat down to rewatch this classic film that sees Dustin Hoffman as a young man, Benjamin, unable to connect with the world around him – the expectations of his parents weigh him down, he can’t…

NOW Talks with Jason Priestley

  Thanks to my good friend and co-worker, Beth Beard, I was able to join her in this event, held at the lovely Jane Mallet Theatre in the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.  We got there well in advance, ensuring ourselves some amazing seats, and settled in to watch NOW’s Associate Entertainment…

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – Steven Spielberg

The further along we get into the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list the more films I’ve seen, and this one is one of my faves. Spielberg’s UFO classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I’ve always found the idea of UFOs and visitors endlessly fascinating. I remember laying out on the sports field at CFS Daniel’s Head…

Jaws (1975)

I love this movie so much, thank you for making it Mr. Spielberg! The music, the dialogue, the moments, the sheer fun! But if you’ve been to the blog before, you know that, it’s my all time favorite movie, and the first one I ever saw. So obviously when it came along on the list…