The Curse of La Llorona (2019) – Blu-Ray Review

While Warner Brothers may have some issues with its DC Extended Universe, it’s horror films set in The Conjuring Universe continue to do their job, deliver some solid scares (and some mediocre ones) and usually attracts solid casts. The Curse of La Llorona is the sixth film in the shared universe, connected, in this case,…

Happy 1st Birthday for The Mind Reels!

When I was younger, physically and chronologically, not mentally, I often thought about talking and working with people in the entertainment industry. I also thought about being a starship captain like James T. Kirk or walking with dinosaurs, but hey, one dream at a time. Growing up, I was not necessarily an outsider, but I…

Continuum S01 E10 – End Times

  Somehow we’ve come to the end of the first season of Showcase’s enjoyable sci-fi series Continuum, and it ends explosively! It also ties up a number of story threads for the season while setting up ideas for season 2. We see things happening in our 2077 opener, that tie directly back to the first…

Continuum S01 E09 – Family Time

This week the story hits home for young Alec (Eric Knudsen) as a hostage situation erupts on his farm with his family, Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Carlos (Victor Webster) smack dab in the middle of it. And before I go any further, let me just get this out of the way… Kiera looks so hot…

Continuum S01 E08 – Game Time

Now this is what I’m talking about! Continuum finds it’s feet again in what, for me, is the best episode since Episode 05 A Test of Time. We open in the 2070s, where CPS Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) is apparently pulling some kind of guard duty at Sautech for a demonstration. A demonstration that…

Robert O’Reilly & J.G. Hertzler

During Polaris, I was lucky enough to join in on the press conferences for Tony Amendola, Miracle Laurie, and the last one I attended was with Robert O’Reilly, best known for his role as Gowron on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and J.G. Hertzler who played Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I was…

Continuum S01 E07 – The Politics of Time

At it’s heart, this week’s episode is about loyalty, trust and the heart. It’s also a rather familiar police investigation kind of story, once the plot gets going. But it’s the characters that make the story its own. It happily also helped me put some distance between the fight sequence of last week (I’ve harped…

Tony Amendola

Last weekend at Polaris, I and a select group of other media reps had a chance to chat with Tony Amendola, who is a talented character actor, very popular amongst the sci-fi crowd. He had a recurring role as Master Bra’tac on Stargate Sg-1, Geppetto on the break out hit Once Upon A Time, and…

Continuum S01E06 – Time’s Up

This week, our favorite CPS protector, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), Alec (Eric Knudsen) and Carlos (Victor Webster) get involved with the Occupy movement. As always we open in the 2070s, and Kiera and her partner Elena (Caitlin Cromwell) are on riot patrol, and find out that Liber8 is stealing food from a company Piron, that…

Polaris 26

Polaris is a fan run convention and has been going solidly for 26 years. It is a quieter more intimate affair than the wondrous eye-dazzler that is Fan Expo. This year, Sue and I were offered media passes to the event thanks to the show’s head of media Evelina Kuczer, and were delighted to attend…

Continuum S01 E05 – A Test of Time

This week, series creator Simon Barry, and writer Jeff King bring us my favorite episode of Continuum so far, by introducing a lot of things to think about in terms of timelines in paradoxes. Because this week, Kagame (Tony Amendola) and Liber8 spring into full Terminator-mode, going after CPS Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) through…

Continuum S01 E04 – Matter of Time

This week’s Continuum has the ‘A’ Story falling solidly into the term – ‘police procedural’ although Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), still using her cover as working for Section 6, uses some of her tech, specifically her heads up display ocular implant. We start in pre-2077, as Sam is still a baby, and Greg (John Reardon)…