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Review: Star Trek Discovery Shuffles the Deck in “What’s Past is Prologue”

by Jeff Fountainon January 30, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* In what felt like a season finale, Star Trek: Discovery gave us showdowns, loads of action, tied up some loose ends and had a huge death scene. What became clear, at least for the moment, is the Mirror Universe part of the season is at an end, and with only two episodes remaining […]

Flashback Film Festival with Cineplex’s Brad LaDouceur

by Jeff Fountainon January 29, 2018
The Flashback Film Festival (formerly The Great Digital Film Festival) is back, running from February 2-8 and is Canada’s only coast-to-coast film festival. Fifteen different films from the 80’s and 90’s that will appeal to both kids and adults alike, bringing back some fond memories or creating new ones. Recently, we had a chance to […]

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Review: The X-Files is Laugh Out Loud Fun in “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat”

by Jeff Fountainon January 25, 2018
There are times when The X-Files can be its own worst enemy. As wonderful as Mulder and Scully are together, his conspiracy ramblings and her science-speak can sometimes get far too heavy, too convoluted and it can weigh an episode down. That is why episodes like “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” are such a […]
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Movie Review: Living Among Us

by Jeff Fountainon January 25, 2018
Ah, vampires. They are one of those genres, zombies are another, that just seems very tired and worn out. So imagine my surprise when Living Among Us turned out to be tense, interesting and fun and made the vampire genre feel different and new again. This is no small feat and while the movie wasn’t […]

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Review: Star Trek Discovery Digs Deeper Into the Mirror Universe in “Vaulting Ambition”

by Jeff Fountainon January 22, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* The big twist or reveal finally happened this week, that being the ‘revelation’ that Lorca was indeed from the Mirror Universe and has been playing everyone all along. Many had guessed this already, the sensitive eyes was a pretty good giveaway, but now that it’s official it opens up a lot of interesting […]
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Review: The X-Files Shows Off Its Strengths in “Plus One”

by Jeff Fountainon January 18, 2018
Thankfully leaving the mythology behind, Chris Carter showed off his still impressive writing chops with an episode that had a nice monster of the week story but more importantly, showed off what The X-Files is really about, that being the wonderful relationship between Mulder and Scully. Yes, the mythology, the monster stories and all the […]

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The Flash Review: A Very Underwhelming Return in “The Trial of the Flash”

by Jeff Fountainon January 17, 2018
I don’t know, I guess with a storyline like this, one in which everyone knows is going to end up with Barry Allen free somehow, the odds were stacked against it right from the beginning that it was going to be good. I held out hope though, clinging to the chance that the writers/showrunners had […]
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Star Trek Discovery Review: A Bad Day All Around in “The Wolf Inside”

by Jeff Fountainon January 15, 2018
In an episode full of twists and turns, the crew of the Discovery continues to try and survive in the Mirror Universe, death seems to be around every corner and a famous goatee makes an appearance that is a great shout out to Trek fans and just fun all around. Sadly, the slow and plodding […]

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Review: The X-Files Embrace the Fun in “This”

by Jeff Fountainon January 13, 2018
I knew I was in for some fun when the episode began with The Ramones playing in the background, a somehow perfect setting for the shootout that was about to happen at Mulder’s house. It was the beginning of an episode full of action, one-liners and an investigation into a transmission sent by a now […]
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Review: Star Trek: Discovery Embraces the Dark Side in “Despite Yourself”

by Jeff Fountainon January 8, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* As much as I’ve enjoyed the darker tone of Discovery, I was beginning to wonder where they were going to take this. I mean, you can’t have a show about a war with the Klingons forever, good or bad. Enter the Mirror Universe, the Terran Empire and the possibilities of the Klingon war […]