The Lair of the White Worm (1987) – Ken Russell

Ken Russell’s cheeky Brit horror The Lair of the White Worm is the next title to bite into as I continue my time with the vampire section of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book by director John Landis. Based loosely on the story by Bram Stoker, the film features Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, Peter…

The Mind Reels Hosts The Degrassi Reunion Panel

Back during Toronto’s Comic Con, Sue and I were fortunate enough to hang with our friends Pat Mastroianni, and Stacie Mistysyn, and make new friends with Stefan Brogen, Dan Woods and Kirsten Bourne. Or, perhaps you know them by their character names, Joey Jeremiah, Caitlin Ryan, Archie ‘Snake’ Simpson, Mr. Raditch and Tessa Campenelli. We…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Snakedance

  Teagan (Janet Fielding) falls under the influence of the Mara again in this sequel to Kinda. This four-parter ran from the 18th to the 26th of January, 1983 and was written by Christopher Bailey. Using Tegan and an alien named Lon (Martin Clunes), the Mara plans to steal ‘The Great Crystal’ which will help…

The Jungle Book (2016) – Jon Favreau

  Opening this weekend is Disney’s update of their classic film, which lifts moments and characters from both their original 1967 film, and the source material as penned by Rudyard Kipling. Favreau’s camera moves throughout the jungle, never ceasing for a moment, as we enter a photo-real jungle, filled with the most photo-real computer generated…

Issues Vol. 17

This week’s pull list has lots to entertain, so thanks to Kirk at West End Comics as always, and he had my new Orphan Black Rachael Duncan Funko figure for me! Captain America: White (Marvel) issue 1, written and art by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, colors by Dave Stewart and letters by Richard Starkings….

Issues Vol. 12a

Kirk is on well-earned vacation with his family this week, but the comics at West End Comics keep on coming! So it was with great excitement that I dug into this week’s pull list, though it was rather smaller than my usual haul, it was still food with great stuff!! Escape From New York (Boom…

King Kong (1976) – John Guillermin

  In 1976, Kong returned to the big screen in an American remake as I continue my exploration of Sci-Fi Chronicles. Taking its cue from the Japanese films in the decades since the original film, this film forgoes the miniature route (to its detriment I think) and replaces Kong with a man in a suit,…

The Jungle Book (1967) РWolfgang Reitherman 

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following Snow White is quite possibly my second favorite classic Disney cartoon (the first is Robin Hood), bearing only a passing resemblance (and that’s only if you squint) to its source material by Rudyard Kipling, Disney’s The Jungle Book is filled…

The Five Deadly Venoms (1978) – Cheh Chang

The Shaw Brothers bring another film to the 101 Action Movies list that brings all the variables we’ve come to expect from the classic kung fu movies, fights, betrayals, secrets, and more fights! Cheh Chang directs the tale that has a convoluted and engaging plot as young Yang Tieh (Sheng Chiang) is summoned to his…

Defiance S01E05 – The Serpent’s Egg

  OK, first let’s clarify, apparently my numbers are off, I’m listing this as episode 5, because I saw the Pilot as one full ep, whereas according the episode listings it’s 6. There we go… Now on with the show. Justice seems to be at the heart of this week’s episode as one of the…

Degrassi Junior High Season 3/Degrassi High Season 1

So, just the other night, I got to talk to Stacie Mistysyn on the phone. Her chat with us will be up next Saturday! It just seemed a perfect way to highlight the wonderful experience of revisiting the halls of Degrassi as I work my way through these episodes. And I have to tell you,…

Degrassi Junior High Season 2

  Season 2 of Degrassi Junior High sees the second half of our kids first year in Grades 7 & 8 respectively. The stories and the characters are still resonate, and it’s so amazing to watch all these young people grow up before your eyes. Long before we were enchanted with Hogwarts Academy, we were…