Special Screenings: See Speed Racer in IMAX for its 10th Anniversary

In May 2008, the Wachowski siblings followed up the Matrix trilogy with a live action adaptation of the 1960s anime series Speed Racer series. The film had a less than stellar performance at the box office, ending up with a worldwide gross of only $93.9M. I can attest to the poor performance of Speed Racer, as I went […]

Horror-Rama 2017: Terror in the Annex

The fourth annual edition of Horror-Rama, Toronto’s only all-horror convention, took place this weekend at the 918 Bathurst Culture, Arts, Media & Education Centre in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. The brainchild of Shock Till Your Drop editor Chris Alexander and Suspect Video owner Luis Ceriz, Horror-Rama is two days dedicated entirely to the horror genre. This year saw […]

Theatre Thoughts: Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

It’s time again for me to diverge a bit from film blogging and write about this new play that just opened in Toronto, which is inspired by The Simpsons.  Originally an off-Broadway production written by Anne Washburn, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play was adapted for its Toronto run by the Outside the March Theatre Company.  […]

Fan Expo 2014: Lukewarm Experience at 20th Edition

The 20th edition of Fan Expo Canada has come and gone.  I had a reduced experience at Fan Expo this year, since the convention conflicted a bit with my preparations for the Toronto International Film Festival.  As such, I opted to only get a single day pass, for the first time since 2010.  Not wanting […]

Fan Expo 2013: Second Half and Wrap-Up

Well, Fan Expo is done for another year and I am gathering my thoughts about how my 5th year at the convention went.  For the second half of the weekend, I decided to take shelter from the crowded exhibition floor and actually check out some Q&A panels.  I saw a quite enjoyable panel on Saturday […]

Fan Expo 2013: Thoughts at the Midway Point

The 19th edition of Fan Expo Canada is now halfway through and I finally have some time to express my thoughts on my 5th convention experience.  Even though Fan Expo is occupying both building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this year, the bulk of the action remains in the main exhibition hall of the […]

Fan Expo 2013: Highlights of the Convention

Tomorrow is the start of the 19th annual edition of Fan Expo Canada.  This year’s convention is aiming to the biggest ever, since it will now occupy the entire Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  It’s also a milestone for me, since this will be my fifth year attending Fan Expo.  Going to a convention like this […]

Fan Expo 2013: It’s Expensive to Be a Geek

This is more or less a follow-up to the post I made in March when the ticket prices for this year’s Fan Expo was released.  In the five years I have been going to the convention, the pass prices have slowly, but steadily increased and now a deluxe pass, which gets you access for the […]

Theatre Thoughts: Night of the Living Dead Live

Even though film is my main pastime, I still occasionally check out Toronto’s bustling theatre scene.  Usually I am attracted to productions that fit my genre-loving tastes, such as Evil Dead: The Musical and Ghost Stories.  In the same vein, this evening I checked out Night of the Living Dead Live, which is a stage […]

Fan Expo 2013: The Price of Growth

I went to Fan Expo Canada for the first time in 2009.  Before that time, I decided to skip out on the convention, because I was taken aback by how pricey the tickets were.  In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that James Duval from Donnie Darko was appearing, I probably would have also […]