Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Edgar Wright

A return to the Horror/Sci-Fi chapter of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book brings me to Night of the Living Dead. Having previously written about it, I moved onto the recommendations. The only film I hadn’t written about before is now up, and any chance to rewatch this movie, I take. Because…

Hot Docs 2014: Doc of the Dead (Alexandre Philippe)

Zombies. The zombies are taking over tonight at 11:59pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with the international premiere of Philippe’s highly enjoyable, and extremely entertaining look at the world of the undead. Starting with its cinematic roots, the film journeys back to White Zombie, where we are introduced to the voodoo zombie before George…

Hot Fuzz (2007) – Edgar Wright

The 101 Action Movies gave me a chance to settle in and enjoy (yet again) this hilarious action comedy from the same team who brought us the amazing Shaun of the Dead. This time around Simon Pegg is playing Nicholas Angel, a London cop, who according to his supervisors, played by Martin Freeman, Steve Coogan…

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,…

The World’s End (2013) – Edgar Wright

Finally, and I mean that, FINALLY, I was able to find time to get to see the last installment of the much-loved Cornetto trilogy from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Having set the standard incredibly high with Shaun of the Dead, and maintaining that level of excellence with the brilliant Hot Fuzz, what…

Toronto After Dark – Cockneys vs Zombies – Matthias Hoene

  Playing to a sold-out theater last night at The Bloor Cinema, which seats 700 (!), Cockneys vs Zombies took the Toronto After Dark Film Festival by storm. This must have delighted the film’s director, Matthias Hoene, who was on hand for it, to no end. Does the film add anything new to the zombie genre?…

ParaNorman (2012)

I don’t think I’m cynical or jaded when it comes to viewing a movie. I can still lose myself in characters and stories and worlds, it just seems that lately a lot of the films I’ve seen in theaters hold no real surprises for me, nor do they engage me as much as I wish…