Firestarter (1980) – Stephen King

It was going to happen sooner or later, I came across a Stephen King that really didn’t do it for me. There’s an idea at the core that I really enjoy, but it felt like King wasn’t exactly sure he wanted to go completely dark, in his telling of this tale. Little Charlie McGee is…

The Breach (2009) – Patrick Lee

I heard David Goyer picked up the rights for this book (and probably its sequels) and it sounded rather intriguing so I figured I would take a look. I’d come across things that said it was like a combination of 24 and The X-Files with a dose of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure….

Around The House – Sue’s X-Files Collection

A look inside most of the items that make up my X-Files collection thus far.  There are some things I didn’t include here (VHS copies, small items I couldn’t find like fan club documents and my wee alien head necklace, for example), but this is definitely the bulk of it. And, of course, two-thirds of…

Helix S01E01 – Pilot

From Executive Producer Ron Moore, who oversaw the re-imaginging of the highly succesful Battlestar Galactica series, as well as creative forces involved with The X-Files and Lost, Helix, from its beginning has promised to be fun, smart and downright scary. Tonight at 10pm on Showcase, you can find out if it lives up to its pedigree. In…

Tim’s Thirteen of 2013

So ends 2013, just like that! What a year! We have continued to grow and do so much here at The Mind Reels, and we’re hoping for an even bigger year next year! So I decided to throw together a list of the movies I most enjoyed this year, the ones that got to me,…

What Sue Is Watching

Since I have fallen so far behind on my PVR-watching, I’ve decided to just write about the shows I’ve been most enjoying the past few weeks, even though I may still have catching-up to do on a few of them.  Sometimes there’s just a lot of good stuff on, and not enough time to write…

Toronto After Dark: The Banshee Chapter (2013) – Blair Erickson

The Scary Night programme of Toronto After Dark came to a frightening close last night at Scotiabank, with the film I have been most looking forward to all festival, The Banshee Chapter. Using the 1950s MK Ultra experiments (something I only learned about because of The X-Files initially) as its launching point, the story follows a reporter,…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E04 Eye-Spy

This week’s episode, scripted by Jeffrey Bell, who’s writing credits include Angel, Alias and The X-Files, is the strongest episode of the series so far. It seems to be improving every week, so my hopes are starting to climb for the rest of the season. Directed by Star Trek alumni Roxann Dawson (who played Torres…

Toronto After Dark – American Mary – Jen & Sylvia Soska

It was with some trepidation that I sat down this evening in the wonderfully refurbished Bloor Cinema for the second screening of the night. I’m not a big fan of body horror and while I respect the body modification culture it’s not really my scene. So I was a little worried going into what looked…

Haven: Season 3, Episode 1 – 301

  Well, if the Season 2 finale ended with a bang, then the Season 3 premiere can be said to have blown things wide open!  This episode was an incredible rush from start to finish, and if the rest of the season is at all like its opener, then we are in for a dark…

Haven 101:

A Fairly Spoiler-Free Guide To The First Two Seasons Of One Of TV’s Finest Shows Haven is a supernatural series based on a short story by Stephen King called The Colorado Kid.  It all takes place in the small fictional coast town of Haven, Maine, where mysterious things happen sometimes, and no one has been able to…