Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Alden Ehrenreich takes on the iconic role of scoundrel and smuggler Han Solo, as Lawrence Kasdan, and his son Jonathan Kasdan pen the script for the Ron Howard directed film which comes home on blu-ray and DVD today from Disney and Lucasfilm. While it stumbled a bit at the box office, coming to close on…

Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Official Guide (2018) – Pablo Hidalgo

As a Star Wars fan, hell, as a pop culture fan, DK Canada gets me. Their constantly growing library of books, no matter what the subject, are always fun, informative, filled with trivia, gorgeous photos and illustrations, and always seem to be designed to give us a closer look at the subject matter. The official…

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Ron Howard

Punch it, Chewie! Ron Howard, a reliable journeyman director takes us back to a galaxy far, far away this week when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theatres. Penned by one of the most reliable of  the Lucasfilm scribes, Lawrence Kasdan, and his son, Jonathan Kasdan, the film introduces Alden Ehrenreich in the role made…

Issues Vol. 19

It was a quiet week last week, which was good, as Sue and I were busy with the con, but Kirk had quite a pull for me this week when I strolled into West End Comics, check out this list… Providence (Avatar comics) issue 5, written by Alan Moore, art by Jacen Burrows, colors by…

Solo (2013) – William Boyd

Bond is back in this continuation of the original Ian Fleming novels featuring 007. It’s 1969, and James Bond has just celebrated his 45th birthday when he is given his latest assignment by M. And thus begins an adventure that is far more in line with the literary Bond than his big-screen interpretation, that paired…

Toronto After Dark: Solo (2013) – Isaac Cravit

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival screened a couple of winners last night, the enjoyable Odd Thomas and the brilliant camp thriller, Solo. Gillian (Annie Clark) is the newest camp counsellor, and as such must do a solo two night camp out on a lone island. She is driven out by Fred (Richard Clarkin), and left…

Toronto After Dark: Silent Retreat (2013) – Tricia Lee

The Sunday afternoon feature at Toronto After Dark was a bit of a mixed bag, with a monster\cabin in the woods tale, that the more I thought about it had more political overtones than one would guess at first blush. Janey (Chelsea Jenish), a ‘troubled youth is sent to a retreat that is meant to coach…

Toronto After Dark 2013

Tonight, one of my favorite film festivals gets underway, Toronto After Dark, a heady combination of horror, sci-fi and cult filmss. People I’ve spoken to want to know what movies I’m most eager to see at this year’s festival, so I thought I would share them with you. It struck me as interesting last year, the…

That Summer of ’77

1977. There were only a few markers in my life before then that I could remember. Jaws being one of them as mentioned in a previous post. I remember liking Happy Days, and pretending my bike was Fonzi’s motorcycle, though sometimes I would pretend to be Evel Knievel as well. Most of my toys were kept…