Hard Boiled (1992) – John Woo

The Directory, filling out the last section of DK Canada’s marvellous The Movie Book, brings me a 90s action classic. One that set the standard for Honk Kong cinema, and found fans all over the world with its style of balletic violence, beautifully crafted shots, and fantastic set pieces. Not to mention, the exemplary Chow…

The Red Shoes (1948) – Micheal Powell and Emeric Pressburger

The Directory in DK Canada’s The Movie Book continues to introduce me to classic films I haven’t seen, and today they introduced me to the Oscar winning film, The Red Shoes. Taking home awards from the Academy for Art & Set Direction as well as Best Music, the story follows the life and career of…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – Gore Verbinski

The third volume of Disney’s theme park attraction turned tentpole franchise is the next selection in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book as I explore the chapter on Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales. I’ll admit this instalment in the series is a little top heavy with a convoluted plot, but as showcased in the…

Aquaman (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Despite the fact that the DCEU seems to be in a bit of a shambles, there have been two truly shining stars in the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman, and now, Aquaman. Due in part to the star’s, Jason Momoa, charm and presence, and the fact that this time around the story doesn’t feel rushed,…

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) – Wes Craven

There was just no way this one was going to work. But, it’s the next one in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, so I was happy to at least take a look at it. Hearing about those involved in the film’s production behind and in front of the camera, you had to wonder…

Fan Expo 2018: An Exploration of Fandom, Age,and Being a Geek

There are few things that portend the end of summer for me more than Toronto’s Fan Expo, falling around the Labor Day Weekend it is one last big sendup and celebration of countless fandoms. And this year Expo made sure to pull out all the stops, there were celebrities and panels, parties and purchases that…

Mind Reels Chats With Rebecca Liddiard

  REBECCA LIDDIARD Recording Date: February 13, 2018 Tim and Sue finally had the honour of sitting down with the very amazing Rebecca Liddiard in the SmitheeTV studio! imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4428734/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RebeccaLiddiard For video highlights: Quick Shots #1 youtu.be/M3TKbv0xjUk Quick Shots #2 youtu.be/fq3TE55m03o Quick Shots #3 youtu.be/C7ThRCoNsjk Quick Shots #4 youtu.be/4kBsDVoIJAQ Quick Shots #5 youtu.be/-7d2SYUPcJs For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Mind Reels Chats With Mayko Nguyen

  MAYKO NGUYEN Recording Date: November 15, 2017 Tim and Sue are stoked to finally get Mayko Nguyen into the studio for a long overdue chat! imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1534287/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @maykohaixep For video highlights: Quick Shots #1: youtu.be/TclrmEFtkBY Quick Shots #2: youtu.be/amBCmaIrjj4 Quick Shots #3: youtu.be/Xnv0m4PBEVQ For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Jerry Lewis: 10 Films Collection

No matter one’s opinion of Jerry Lewis, you can’t deny he had an effect on slapstick, and comedy during the 50s and 60s. Paramount Pictures now releases a ten movie collection spanning that era that showcases Lewis’ talent both in front of and behind the camera in a set that shares some of his classic…

Thelma & Louise (1991) – Ridley Scott

My return to the Romance and Melodrama section of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book brings me this Ridley Scott classic from the early nineties that pairs Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in an all-star extravaganza that details the adventures of a pair of best friends as they plan a bit of…

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – Roland Emmerich

Happily with this film, my time with Roland Emmerich comes to a close, as I take a look at The Day After Tomorrow for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. A glossy, A-list star (how does that keep happening in his films?), slick looking piece of filmmaking that renders global warming and catastrophic destruction of our environment into a…

Inglorious Basterds (2009) – Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino’s revisionist WWII film, Inglorious Basterds is the final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film following my screening of The Dam Busters. As always, his scripts and films attract some great talent, and this time around we have Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Til Schweiger , Diane Kruger, Eli Roth…