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True Lies (1994)

“Women – can’t live with them, can’t kill them.” * * * Wow, I really don’t know where to begin here. True Lies as a spy thriller is to the James Bond franchise as Spam is to pork tenderloin? True Lies has all the cultural sensitivity of Team America? (Durka durk?) True Lies demonstrates the same quiet dignity and respect for women as […]


Five Favourite Swiss Picks

Hot on the heels of July’s Canada Day is another Summer “first” I enjoy: Swiss National Day, which kicks off August. While I most often celebrate the land where I live, like August Schellenberg, I’m actually Swiss-Canadian. And though I take considerable pride in recognizing the pop culture of my home-away-from-home, there’s less of it which is familiar, to […]


A Geek’s Month in Review: August 2013

This year was a little less erudite, with more popular geeky auteurs. I did a nearly exhaustive — and exhausting — run of Ivan Reitman, followed by a few selections by his son, Jason . . . exhausting in a completely different way.


A Goth’s Month in Review: August 2013

Done. Done. Done! Do you hear that universe? I’m done. And I survived, mostly. Mostly. Writer, director, deep-sea explorer and confident person, James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario in 1954. This month I believed, only briefly, he existed to sadden and terrify me. August, as a result, was an emotionally grueling month. Slashed by other-worldly creatures, pursued […]


The Abyss (1989)

“It’s not easy being a cast-iron bitch. It takes discipline, and years of training… A lot of people don’t appreciate that.” * * * * The Poseidon Adventure meets The Hunt For Red October meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind meets The Day the Earth Stood Still? A disaster, espionage or alien or war movie? I […]


Twins (1988)

“All theory no practice, the story of my life.”


The Bourne Identity (2002)

Director Doug Liman took Ludlum’s book and turned it into a distillation of much that I love. After years of attempts by other rivals, the James Bond franchise faced its greatest threat with 2002‘s version of The Bourne Identity.


Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

I had a lot of fun with Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I wasn’t expecting much, but I was proven wrong. The end result is a fun and funny, even endearing, game of cat and mouse.


Mission Impossible 3 (2006)

As I write this review, about one week has passed since the death of Peter Graves.  When I heard the news, I felt more affected than I could have predicted.  Certainly, I realized he was advancing in years but, to me and doubtless others, he would forever remain the age of the characters he portrayed […]


A Geek’s Month in Review: April 2015

I won’t try too hard to defend our lack of productivity this month. To wit: something something April foolishness. See, we’re geeky, very geeky, even our resident Goth person. In a month which saw the wholesale flood of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, a new Dice Masters D&D game, and the start of barbecue season, we simply […]