Star Trek: Voyager (1998) – Hunters, and Prey

Captain’s log: stardate 51501.4 Jeri Taylor pens this episode that first aired on 11 February, 1998. After briefly introducing the Hirogen in the previous episode, this one brings them right to the fore, as the Voyager enters Hirogen space and finds all manner of grief. They are like the Predator of the Star Trek universe,…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996) – Sons of Mogh, and Bar Association

Station log: stardate 49556.2 Ronald D. Moore pens this Klingon heavy episode that first aired on 12 February, 1996. While things seem to be developing between Worf (Micheal Dorn) and Dax (Terry Farrell), trouble arrives on the station in the form of his older brother, Kurn (Tony Todd). To a Klingon, honor is everything, and…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991) – In Theory, and Redemption

Captain’s log: stardate 44932.3 Patrick Stewart directs this Data (Brent Spiner) story that was written by Joe Menosky and Ronald D. Moore. It first aired on 3 June, 1991. While investigating a dark matter nebula, another crew member, Lt. Jenna D’Sora (Michele Scarabelli)  becomes infatuates with the most emotionally unavailable man ever, the android, Data. Unable…

Platoon (1986) – Oliver Stone

Walking away with Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Sound, Platoon is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film following my screening of Apocalypse Now. The film serves as a commentary on the horrors of war, even as two sergeants seem to be fighting for the…

Fan Expo 2015

  For some people, it’s Christmas, for others, it’s the smell of freshly sharpened pencils signifying the start of another school year… this weekend, is one of my favorite celebrations… Fan Expo. Sue and I have been very lucky in not only our attendance as fans, but in our coverage as media of Fan Expo. We’ve…

The Rock (1996) – Michael Bay

Michael Bay finds his way back onto the 101 Action Movies to see before you die, and brings an impressive cast with him, in this, my favorite of his films. With his usual pacing and editing, Bay makes a full-out action movies with a surprisingly sympathetic villain. Ed Harris plays General Hummel, who has lost…

The Crow (1994) – Alex Proyas

  The 101 Action Movies brings this dark, goth, ultraviolent actioner based on the comic by James O’Barr. A film now infamous for and overshadowed by the death of its lead actor, Brandon Lee, on-set, it is still, in fact, a wonderfully made film, taut in its script and characterizations, and brutal in its action sequences. Eric Draven (Lee) and…

Sue’s Top 12 Films of 2012 (NOT in Order)

Crimes of Mike Recket (Bruce Sweeney) – I was able to catch this little gem of a film during TIFF, and Mind Reels were even able to catch up with the director, Bruce Sweeney, for a quick chat, as well, so I’ll count myself doubly lucky on this one!  The film stars Nicholas Lea in…

Candyman (1992)

Urban legends. They must come from somewhere. They say all legends have a grain of truth, some basis of creation. They may be nothing more than exaggerated campfire tales, moral tales to chide and curb behavior. But what if they’re not? Say his name 5 times in the mirror and find out… The 101 Horror Movies…

Toronto After Dark – Sushi Girl – Kern Saxton

  I almost feel like I should apologize to everyone involved with Sushi Girl, because I am not sure that my writing is anywhere near good enough to describe how freaking amazing this film is!  Tim turned to me the moment the end credits hit the screen and proclaimed it his favourite of the festival,…