The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) – John Frankenheimer

  No matter how bad your Monday is, it can’t be as bad as this travesty that I ventured into with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book as I continue to take a look at the cinematic interpretations of the work of HG Wells. A director, who worked on developing the film for four years was replaced…

The Virginian (2014) – Thomas Makowski

Also available from Anchor Bay today is this updated, gritty reimagining of the classic television series, The Virginian. As I love a good western, I settled into take a look at this one, and quickly discovered that it contains pretty much all the tropes and moments you would expect from the generic western. There’s the…

Fan Expo Day 4

  The great thing about going to cons with Sue Maynard is that we complement each other so well, just like on our show. She’s the schedule, I’m the map, and it works out brilliantly. As we went into Day 4 of Toronto’s Fan Expo, we learned that the key word for this year was…

Fan Expo Day 3

Saturday is undeniably the busiest day of the week at Expo, all those people who couldn’t get Thursday and Friday off work, and all those folks coming in on day passes flood in. The place was full, but for Sue and I, and the fact that the convention is spread over two buildings, it didn’t…

Pacific Rim (2013) – Guillermo del Toro

  I’m still grinning. It’s not very often that so-called ‘Event’ blockbuster movies can completely take me in, and fewer still can lay claim to being an actual event. Del Toro’s new film, Pacific Rim, does just that. It geeked out the little kid in me, and totally pleased the grown-up film buff as well….

Toronto After Dark – Crave – Charles de Lauzirika

  I was looking forward to this one in large part because it was described as a crime thriller with Ron Perlman.  Or, something like that.  Ron Perlman is really the only descriptive term I paid attention to because, as we say, “Who doesn’t love Ron Perlman?”  I also adore me some Eddie Furlong whenever…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 – Sue’s Must-See List!!!

  Well folks, as the kids say these days, shit just got real!  The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has VERY GENEROUSLY offered the Mind Reels passes to cover the fest this year, and we could not be more thrilled!  Adam Lopez (TAF’s hard-working, fearless leader – and hopefully future Mind Reels guest) has put together…