Red Sorghum (1988) -Yimou Zhang

The What Else to Watch list from DK Canada’s The Movie Book following my screening of Raise the Red Lantern allows me to dive a little deeper into classic Chinese cinema by introducing me to Red Sorghum, another Li Gong film that is a very entertaining watch. While the story synopsis makes it sound epic,…

War of the Worlds (1988) – To Heal the Leper, and The Good Samaritan

The battle continues, and one has to wonder how badly Earth is losing to the Morthren… To Heal the Leper is the first episode this week. It was written by David Tynan, and first broadcast on 21 November, 1988 (by which time, I had already recorded Harrison Blackwood’s (Jared Martin) intro and the opening theme…

Ole Timey Theatre Presents: Lights Out – Ghost Party

  Lights Out Series: Ghost Party Original Broadcast: April 21, 1937 Starring: NATALIE KRILL (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2087783/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @nkrilova) NATALIE BROWN (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0535019/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @Brownnmiss) ANN PIRVU (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3109458/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @annpirvu) CHARLOTTE HEGELE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4226301/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @charlottehegele) ELIZABETH WHITMERE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1176867/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @LizWhitmere) For video version: Part 1: youtu.be/J9-oo6L75cs Part 2: youtu.be/cxbqEp4ksd4 Part 3: youtu.be/3u0zgCjlA9o For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Toronto After Dark 2017: Dead Shack – Peter Ricq

Toronto After Dark’s Zombie Night gets underway this evening at 6:30 at the Scotiabank Theatre with a special presentation of the Canadian zombie film, Dead Shack, directed by Peter Ricq. A fun, if short and simple film, the story follows three youngsters, Jason (Matthew Nelson-Mahood) and his friends Colin (Gabriel LaBelle), Summer (Lizzie Boys) and…

Mind Reels Ole Timey Theatre presents Ghost Party

Sue and I are loving revisiting radio plays from the 30s and 40s, and inviting our friends to come and take part in them with us. This time around, we were absolutely delighted to be joined by some fantastically lovely and talented ladies – Natalie Krill, Natalie Brown, Ann Pirvu, Charlotte Hegele and Liz Whitmere…

Niagara Filmalicious – Little Big Master (2015) – Adrian Kwan

  My Filmalicious screening at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival, which took place at the gorgeous Peller Estates Winery (and allowed me to sample their smooth and delicious 2013 Baco Noir (which may in fact be my new favorite red)), was this entertaining film from Hong Kong. Based on a true story, the movie follows…

Niagara Integrated Film Festival 2015

  Against the backdrop of wine country with the dull thrum of the falls imaginable at the farthest edge of earshot, members of the film and wine industry gather to make connections, share experiences and celebrate the finer things in life – film and a good vino. And I was fortunate enough to be invited…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – Try To Remember and Italian Ice

More Hawaiian fun this week, as Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) investigates more mysteries in Oahu. First up is Try to Remember, written by Reuben Leder and Andrew Schneider and aired on 28 January, 1982. Things are pretty dire as the episode opens, Thomas is being pulled from the Ferrari, which has been completely totaled in…

Canadian Screen Awards Gala #1 – Press Room Adventures!!

  Thanks to the amazing work at Touchwood PR (you know who you are!), Sue and I were invited to cover the Canadian Screen Awards this week. The week is filled with lots of things for the Canadian broadcast, film and television industry, all of it culminating in the broadcast Sunday evening, hosted by Martin…