The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Warner Brothers brings home the new Lego playset today with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on blu-ray and DVD. Mike Mitchell takes over directing duties that sees Emmet (Chris Pratt) encountering a whole new series of problems as the young boy who plays with the set, Finn (Jadon Sand) now has to share…

Forrest Gump: 25th Anniversary – 4K/Blu-Ray Review

Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, is somehow twenty five years old this year. I don’t want to go over the math on that one, I’d rather simply enjoy this Paramount Pictures released, Bob Zemeckis masterpiece. Presented in stunning 4K or a completely remastered blu-ray, the film is just as brilliant as you remember it. Over…

Sunset Boulevard (1950) – Billy Wilder

As I return to the films of yesteryear, thanks to DK Canada’s The Movie Book, I settled in for a film that I’ve never been sure I wanted to watch, Sunset Boulevard. I just never imagined it would be my thing, but it does have a great pedigree including a cast that includes Gloria Swanson…

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1994) – Hollywood Follies

This week, it’s Sean Patrick’s final turn as Indiana Jones in an adventure written by Jonathan Hales and Matthew Jacobs from a story by George Lucas, which brings the character full circle, in a meta sense as Indy heads to Hollywood! Debiting as a television movie on 15 October, 1994, the story picks up in…

Back to the Future: Part II (1989) – Robert Zemeckis

My time with the Sci-Fi Chronicles is coming to a close, and I made sure it ended with a couple of my fave films, from one of my favourite trilogies… Back to the Future: Part II. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd bring the beloved time travelling pair of Marty McFly and Doc Brown to…

The Last Man on Earth (1964) РUbaldo Ragona 

  Screenwriter and novelist Richard Matheson is up next in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, specifically his story, I Am Legend, so today, we’re looking at the first film iteration of his apocalyptic tale. Released in 1964, this version stars the incomparable Vincent Price as Doctor Robert Morgan. Price’s distinctive voice gives us an opening narration…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015: Day 2

  Sue and I tackled day 2 of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference at Daniels Spectrum today, and through the course of the day started to come up with the bare bones of a short film we’d like to do, and my brain broke a story that I’ve been thinking about as three sperate tales but…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015

  Its that time of year again! The Toronto Screenwriting Conference is here again, and Sue and I are lucky enough to be invited back for our third year. Each year we’ve met and seen some amazing people, not to mention taking lots of notes to use for our own writing and storytelling. This year…

Night of the Living Dead Live

I don’t get to see enough stage and theater productions, but it’s shows like this that are guaranteed to get me out and sitting excitedly in a seat. At the beginning of its three-week run, Night of the Living Dead Live, currently on stage at the Theatre Passe Muraille on Ryerson Ave, is not only…

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) – Sam Firstenberg

I know you’d believe that they made a number of sequels (4 of them all told), but would you believe I watched the second one?! Oh man. Talk about cheesy fun… Golan and Globus have done it again. Our heroes from the first film, Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) and Jackson (Steve James) are back, and have…