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On this episode of the show it's the king carnivore of the ocean, warriors in the air and a man with a memory problem.  First up we catch up with one of the deadliest creatures in the ocean with the blu-ray review of Great White Shark : A Living Legend (Courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment) where a man swims cageless with the great beast.  Then we catch up with the further animated adventires of Hiccup and his friends in the dvd review of Dreamwork's Dragons : Riders of Berk Part 1 & 2 (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) based on the How to Train Your Dragon movie.  It's the next chapter from the creators of Avatar the Last Airbender with the blu-ray review of Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as a teenage girl takes up the mantle Ang left behind.  It's a case of lost memories and love with the blu-ray review of Trance (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring James McAvoy (X-Men First Class), Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.   Music for this episode features the songs Bride of the Dragon by Man Bites Dog, Airplane Eyes by The Upsidedown and Paint It by Os Improvaveis, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show we celebrate the 350th edition and 7th Anniversary that was recorded LIVE on the Talkshoe network.  Joining me as usual on this slightly edited show is co-host of the Cultdom Collective and regular contributor to Doctor Who Podshock, Dave Cooper.  This time around we talk about summer movies, sci-fi, his top 5 movies and of course some Doctor Who.  Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.famemusic.com, other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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On this episode of the show it's supernatural angst, undead devotion, an amazing memory and massive monsters.  First up we once again cross the pond with the blu-ray review of Being Human (UK) Season 2 (Courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment)as the trio face a very human threat to thier very existence.  Then it's time to get CGI animated with the dvd review of The Amazing Adventures of The Living Corpse (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) based on the very popualr graphic novel.  We catch up with a woman with an amazing memory with the dvd review of CBS's crime series Unforgettable : The Complete First Season (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Poppy Montgomery.  I finish things off with my theatrical movie review of Pacific Rim where giant monsters and robots battle it out for the fate of humanity.  Music for this episode features the songs Living in Life by The Devil Tree, Memory Lane by Pruce Wallpaper and I am Robot by Sean Lane Fuller, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show it's a strange road trip, a giant problem and the struggle for humanity.  First up it's a surreal journey of a strange man with the dvd review of The Rambler (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Dermot Mulroney.  Then a classic fairy tale gets a new look with the blu-ray/dvd review of Jack The Giant Slayer (Courtsey of Warner Bros Home Video) starring Ewan MacGregor (Star Wars) and directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men).  Then we catch up with supernaturals from the other side of the pond with the dvd review of Being Human (UK) Season 1 (Courtesy of BBC Home Video).  Music for this episode features the songs On the Road by Rude Attitude and Human Nature by MUNK,  they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_348.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30 PM
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On this episode of the show it's the art of creation, a strange family, a deadly teams of action.  First up the art of body modification takes a deadly turn in the dvd review of a new Canadian thriller American Mary (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) directed by the Soska siters.  Then we go down south to pay a visit to a very strange family with the blu-ray review of Stoker (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Nicole Kidman.  Then terror goes international with the blu-ray/dvd review of Cinemax's Strike Back : The Complete First Season (Courtesy of HBO Home Video) as section 20 goes into action.  It's another battle to save the world from global terror with the video game review Fuse for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Another Body by OFM, Get It Back by Ruby Shuz and Slow Fuse by Greenfoot,  they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_347.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16 AM
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On this epsiode of the show it's men of steel nerve and passion.  First up John McClane is once again in the wrong place at the wrong time in the blu-ray review of A Good Day to Die Hard (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney.  Then we take a trip to the deep South for more supernatural romance with the dvd review of Beautiful Creatures (Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as a young man falls for a female magic user with a dark future.  We get the other side of the news with the blu-ray/dvd combo pack of HBO's The Newsroom : The Complete First Season (Courtesy of HBO Home Video) starring Jeff Daniels as an anchor for a fictional news network.  We got to the theatres for the latest reboot of Superman with my movie review of Man of Steel as the iconic hero fights for the future of mankind.  Music for this episode features the songs The Hard Thing by James Christensen, South Fork Crow River by Mark Jungers and Gentle Steel by Sunhaven,  they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_346.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37 PM
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On this edition of the show we tackle more fantasy fighting.  First up it's the blu-ray review of Fringe The Fifth and Final Season (Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as the team tries to once and for all defeat the Observers.  Then a classic fairy tale gets a new twist with the blu-ray review of Hansel & Gretel : Witch Hunters (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Fanke Janssen.  It's time for another game of death with the blu-ray review of WWE's latest release 12 Rounds 2 : Reloaded (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Superstar Randy Orton.  A classic video game franchise gets a new look with the video game review of Ratchet and Clank : Up Your Arsenal for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Real Life Fairytale by Sara Overall, The Runaround by VMF and Down on the Ground by David Henderson,  they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:03 PM
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On this episode of the show it's a journey across time.  First up we go back to 2000 with the retro blu-ray review of the comedy Bedazzled (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Video) starring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley.  Then it is a tale spanning close to 300 years of history with the blu-ray review of Cloud Atlas (Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weavng and Hugh Grant.  It's the tale of history's most powerful woman with the blu-ray review of the 50th Anniversary Edition of Cleopatra (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton.  An island resort gets invaded by the walking dead with the video game review of Dead Island for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Rest of My Life by Roger, Queen of Me by Natalie Brown and Dead Again by Lejeune, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_345.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48 PM
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In this episode of Extra we get under your skin.  First up it's a trip to the squared circle for the 2-disc blu-ray of WWE's The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we at the chemistry of Superstars in WWE, WCW, ECW and more.  Then a woman gets more of a tatoo then she bargained for with the dvd review of Comforting Skin (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in the journey of a woman into madness.  It's a trip down south to Bom Temps for the blu-ray/dvd combo review of HBO's True Blood Season 5 (Courtesy of Warner Bros/HBO Home Video) as the Vampire Authority takes control.  It's time to rev your engines  agains for my theatrical movie review of Fast and Furious 6 starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Paul Walker.  Music for this episode features the songs Comfortable by The Fundemental Elements, True by True Magrit and Too Much Too Young Too Fast by Airbourne, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_extra_under_your_skin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33 PM
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On this episode of the show we take a ride of the super side of things.  First up it's a trip back to 2006 with my retro blu-ray moview review of My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment) starring Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman where breaking up could be hazardous to your health.  Then we join the Superstars of the WWE for the 2 disc blu-ray review of Wrestlemania 29 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) for the annual showcase of the immortals.  It's the man of steel vs. the brain beyond the stars with the vlu-ray review of Superman Unbound (Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) featuring the voices of Matt Boomer (White Collar) and John Noble (Fringe) in the latest DC Universe Animated Movie.  It's a battle to the finish in the DCU with the video game review of Injustice : Gods Amoung Us for the PS3 (Courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs SuperQueen by The Tone Poets, My Brother is Superman by Gretchen Smith and Gods Don't Worry by Stanley Lucas Revolution, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_344.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29 PM
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On this epsiode of the show we visit some people with very little shame.  First up it's a trip back to the birth of one of the biggest states in the USA with the dvd review of James A Michener's Texas (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video).  Then it's across the pond for a new French film where revenge comes from down a barrel of a gun with teh dvd review of Calibre 9 (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment).  Then it is to the streets of Chicago to catch up the Galllagher family with the dvd review of Showtime's Shameless : The Complete Second Season (Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring William H. Macey and Joan Cusak.  It's a vacation gone very bad with the video game review of one the the trippiest games I have played ina  long time, Far Cry 3 for the PS3 (Courtesy of wwww.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Lord I Need a Gun by Ryan T. Rockers Esquire, It's A Shame by Chad Farran and Cryin Shame by Fundemental Elements, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show we tackle some men of iron body and mind.  First up its a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time in the dvd review of Pawn (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Michael Chiklis, Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker.  Then it's a man on a mission with the blu-ray review of Jack Reacher (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Tom Cruise based on the novel One Shot by Lee Child.  It's more of the animated adventures from Marvel Studios and Madhouse animation with the dvd review of Iron Man : Rise of Technovore (Courtesy of Sony Home Video) as the heroe must fight against technology to a new level.  We wrap things up with the theatrical movie review of Iron Man 3 as he battles the new threat of the Mandarin and you may be surprised on what I say.  Music for this episode features the songs Only a Game by The Suicide Denial, The Suitcase Life by The Las Vegas and Suit Imposter Prophecy by Flickershow, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:17 AM
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On this episode of the show it's action in your house, comedy on the big island, a supernatural mystery and surving the dead.  First up we look back at some more wrestling action from the Attitude Era with the 2-disc blu-ray release of WWE's The Best of In Your House PPV Classics 1995-1999 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) hosted by Todd Pettengill.  It's another special from Comedy Central with the blu-ray review of Aloha Fluffy : Gabriel Iglesias Live From Hawaii (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the comedian takes his act to the sunny shores of Hawaii.  Then two guys have to save the world from a supernatural terror withe the dvd review of John Dies at The End (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Rob Hayes, Chase Williamson, Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti.  It's time to tackle the world of the undead with the video game review of The Walking Dead : Survival Instinct for the PS3 (Courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) starring the voices of Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker.  Music for this episode features the songs Looking To The Sun by Jacques Grant Rewired, New Best Friend by Lejeune and Walk The Streets by Jamison Young, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:51 AM
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On this edition of the show its reviews for all of mankind.  First up it's a trip to a post-apocalyptic future with the dvd review of Manborg (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a small group of heroes face off agant the evil Count Draculon in this tribute to 80's sci-fi.  Then it's the story of a hardcore legend with the blu-ray review of WWE's For All Mankind : The Life and Career of Mick Foley (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment).  It's a trip to the Oval Office with the blu-ray review of HBO's VEEP : The Complete First Season (Courtesy of HBO Home Video) starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the vice president of the USA.  We then return to the world of a very sneaky rodent withg the video game review of Sly Cooper : Thieves in Time for the PS3 (courtesy of  www.gameaccess.ca) as the thief must save his very existence with teh help of his friends.  Music for this episode features the songs The Man by 1000 Miles from Home, Vice by heroine and I Would Steal The Sun by John Dolan Russell, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of Extra we tackles some matters of faith in various forms.  First up some grand-parents get a lesson in modern parenting with the blu-ray review of the comedy Parental Guidance (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei.  Then some film students faith in the supernatural is tested ot its limits in the blu-ray review of the thriller Grave Encounters 2 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Video) as they tackle a haunted asylum.  Then its back to Chigaco for more adventures of the crime solving Priest and Nun in the dvd review of Father Dowling Mysteries : The Complete Third & Final Season (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as they tackle Mummies, murderers, monkeys and madmen starring Tom Bosley and Tracy Nelson.  We then cover what some call the greatest story ever told with the blu-ray review of the epic 10 part mini-series The Bible (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel).  Music for this episode features the songs The Graveyard by Outside, Empty Hallways by Joe Sibol and A Sory by KIss Her For The Kid, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show it's time to get a little animated.  First up we travel to Africa for the blu-ray review of the high flying Adventures in Zambezia (Courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring the voices of Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Samuel L. Jackson.  Then it is off to the far East with the blu-ray review of LEGO Ninjago : Masters of Spinjitzu Season 2 (Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as we witness the rise of the green ninja.  Then it's a trip to a glaxay far, far away with some double brick action with the dvd review of LEGO Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Out (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the heroes of the rebellion faces new challenges with the voice of Anthony Daniels.  Then we explore the origins of a classic video game character with the video game review of Tomb Raider for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameacces.ca) as a teenage Lara Croft fights for her life on a dangerous island.  Music for this episode features the songs I Spin Forever by Watched Pots, Kiss the Weapon by Hokum and Secret Island in the Sun by Boon, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09 PM
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In this episode of the show we visit a variety of very interesting houses.  First up we travel to the city of angesl with the blu-ray review of Small Apartments (courtesy of Sony Home Video) as we visit a very unique apartment complex starring Matt Lucas, James Caan, James Marsden and Billy Crystal.  Then it's a trip back to post Thatcher England with the classic British tv series blu-ray review of The House of Cards Trilogy (courtesy of BBC Home Video) starring Ian Richardson.  It's time to lower our culture some with the dvd review of The Jersey Shore : The Uncensored 6th and Final Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as more hijinks resume at Seaside Heights for one last time.  It's mayhem in the sky with the video game review of Bioshock : Infinite for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as you fight to save the life of a young girl.  Music for this episode features the songs Hypnopower by Tea Leaves, Jersey Girl by The Plastics and Will The Circle Be Unbroken by Jim Beggs, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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On this epsiode of the show it's the battle of the sexes across the sands of time.  With Wrestlemania 29 happening I thought it would be time to catch up with a WWE Legend in the 2-disc blu-ray review of Bret Hitman Hart : The Dungeon Collection (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the preformer takes you through some new unreleased matches.  Then a wronged woman takes revenge to a new level with the blu-ray review of Girls Against Boys (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) with the help of a crazy friend.  We then look back at a classic tale of revenge in the dvd review of Cecil B DeMille's 1949 classic Samson and Delilah (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Victor Matue, Hedy Lamarr and a very young Angela Lansbury.  It's a look at the making of the classic movie Psycho with the blu-ray review of Hitchcock (courtesy of Fox Home Video)  starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson.  Music for this episode features the songs Girls of Los Angeles by Jenkki, Cactus Dave's Revenge by The Pike Bishops and Darkest Fear by The Slashdogs, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show we tackle an amusemant park gone crazy, hard-shelled heroes, a boy vs tiger and the rise of a god.  First up it's the blu-ray review of Michael Chrichton's first movie Westworld (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring James Brolin and Yul Brynner.  Then it's the new adventures of the heroes in a half-shell with the dvd review of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Rise of The Turtles (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the green machine takes on streets of New York City.  It's the epic journey of a young man with the blu-ray review of Ang Lee's Life of Pi (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as he tries to share a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger.  Then it is time to explore the origins of the most famous son of Sparta with the video game review of God of War : Ascension for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca). Music for this episode features the songs Morning Light Western Town by David Elias, Real Life Fairytale by Sara Overall and Smells Like War by Chamberlin Rasmussen, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_337.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17 PM
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On this episode of the show we dip into the past for adventure and treasure.  First up  it's a trip back to the 80's with the blu-ray review of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Willow (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Warwick Davies and the creative forces of Ron Howard and George Lucas.  Then we go back in time to the 60's of tv with the DVD review of the release of Doctor Who and The Reign of Terror (courtesy of BBC Home Video) starring the 1st Doctor William Hartnell.  It's a journey back to the 14th Century with the blu-ray review of Ken Follet's Epic 8-Part mini series World Without End (courtesy of Sony Home Video) as the trials of Kingsbridge continue.  It's time to look back on one fo the launch titles for the PS3 with the video game review of Uncharted : Drake's Fortune (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as he searches for a family fortune.  Music for this episode features the songs Small Everything by Andy Mac, One World by EL84 and Lining of Gold by Tiedye Keith, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show we join the corps of some legendary warriors.  First up is the blu-ray review of the WWE's latest movie The Marine 3 : Homefront (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.  Then we head to space with the blu-ray review of Ultramarines : A Warhammer 40K Movie (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where war is not about victory, it's about glory starring the voices of Terrance Stamp, John Hurt and Sean Pertwee.  Then it is off to the jungles of Colombia where some soldiers discover a dark secret in blu-ray review of The Squad (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this dark thriller.  It's a trip back to WW2 with the DVD review of Company of Heroes (courtesy of Sony Home Video) where a small unit of Allied soliders must prevent a new weapon from being unleashed starring Tom Sizemore, Neal McDonough, Vinnie Jones and Jurgen Prochnow.  Music for this episode features the songs Takin' me Home by Heather Sullivan, Intermission by Tanskei and Good Company by Ruby Roses, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_336.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28 AM
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On this episode of the show it's sessions with 5the stars.  First up a veteran baseball scout struggles with his career and daughter with the blu-ray review of Trouble With The Curve (courtesy fo Warner Bros Home Video) starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake.  Then a young mom has to do what she cna to survive in the DVD review of The Client List : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.  An ex-coach turns to the oldest profesion in the world to make ends meet in the blu-ray review of HBO's Hung : The Complete Third Season (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring Thomas Jane and Anne Heche.  A man in an iron-lung wants a chance to experience sex in the blu-ray review of The Sessions (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Helen Hunt.  Music for this episode features the songs I'm In Trouble by Grey Tinkelenberg, Can't Help Myself by Kyohsi and Let Me Breathe by Caroline Coon, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_335.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07 PM
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On this edition of the show it's things that go bump in the night take centre stage.  First up it's the supernatural thriller where when you believe you die in the blu-ray review of The Apparition (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring Tom Felton (Harry Potter).  Then a true crime writer discovers a terrible secret in the dvd review of Sinister (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Ethan Hawke.  A horror movie classic takes on a terrifying reality in the blu-ray review of Mimesis : Night of the Living Dead (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment).  Things turn to the darker side with the dvd review of Being Human (US) The Complete Second Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) including my quick interviews with Meagan Rath and Sam Huntington from last year's Toronto Wizard World Comic-Con.  Music for this episode features the songs Spirits of the Night by Rewired, Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce and If You Weren't Human by OFM, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_334.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16 PM
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On this epsiode of the show were dealing with some hard hitting action and humour.  First up two screen tough guys collide in the blu-ray review of The Package (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren.  Then it is terror under a blanket of snow in the blupray review of Deadfall (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek.  It's time to catch up with the Legendary 007 with the blu-ray review of Skyfall (courtesy of Fox Home Video) where the spy fights for his very existence.  We wrap things up with move adventures of the canine kind in the animated blu-ray review of Scooby-Doo : Mask of The Blue Falcon (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) as terror strikes a big comic book convention.  Music for this episode features the songs She Falls Away by Andy Mac, Touch The Sky by Frenz and Hummingbird by Ocean Alexander, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:26 PM
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On this episode of the show it's battles for justice and power.  First up 4 young Super-Heroes find themselves trpa in a deadly game in All Superheroes Must Die (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that they cannot loose.  Then we take a trip back in Sports Entertainment with the 3-disc DVD review of The Best of WCW Monday Nitro Volume 2 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) hosted by Diamond Dallas Page.  We follow the final adventures of the popular detective/autohor with the blu-ray review of HBO's Bored To Death : The Complete Third Season (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman and Zack Galifiankis.  We wrap things up with the DVD review of the new comedy Here Comes The Boom (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Kevin James, Salam Hayek and Henry Winkler.  Music for this episode features the songs If I Die by KlassicK Productions, Death of Soul by Brothers Falloon and Hero by Parth, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15 PM
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On this edition of the show it's the many forms of a little love and affection.  First up is the DVD review of Blue-Eyed Butcher (courtesy of Sony Home Video) where a housewife gets pushed over the edge of sanity.  Then a baby-sitter gets more than she bargained for in the DVD review of Sick Boy (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in this dark story of a very messed up family.  It's love in the jungle (of the PG variety) with the animated DVD review of Madly Madagascar (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as we join Marty, Melman, Gloria and Alex for more hijinks when King Julian finds a love potion.  We take to the skies for the blu-ray review of Flight (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Academy Award Winnner Denzel Washington and directed by Robert Zemeckis (Castaway, Forrest Gump) in a sotry about a very flawed hero.  Music for this episode features the songs Sick by Blue Valentine, Could This Be Love by Frenz and Addict by Josh Preston, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:51 PM
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On this episode of the show its a young man finding his place in life, the stars of of WWE, a Dark Knight rises and some southern justice.  First up it is the blu-ray review of Lightning Bug (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starrring Bret Harrision and Laura Prepon in the directorial debut of the man behind the monsters of Buffy and Angel.  Then it's time to catch up with the the stars of the WWE with the blu-ray review of The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment).  The Caped Crusader continues his quest to bring justic to Gotham with the blu-ray review of Batman : The Dark Knight Returns : Part 2 (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring the voices of Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and Michael Emerson.  It's law Southern Style with the blu-ray review of Justified : The Complete Third Season (Courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Groggins.  Music for this episode features the songs Bug Song by Emaline Delapaix, Superstar by Dirtywhite Fashion and Sweet Resolution by Reach, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_332.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16 AM
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On this episode of Extra it's the Way of The Gun as my reviews focus on some gun weilding action.  First up a police officer must skirt the edges of the law to find justice in the DVD review of Officer Down (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Stephen Dorff, Anna Lynne McCord and James Woods.  Then it's a movie of a man you do do not eant to mess with the blu-ray review of Taken 2 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) and Taken 1 starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Sawyer and Famke Janssen.  old soldiers never die, they just get re-animated in the blu-ray/dvd review of Universal Soldier : Day Of Reckoning (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Jean-Calude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins.  We wrap things up with the return of a legendary assassin in the video game review of Hitman : Absolution for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as he tries to save the life of a very special young girl.  Music for this episode features the songs Taken Away by Trick Sensei, Foot Soldier by The Stepfordf Five and New Gun by The Weedies, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_extra_way_of_the_gun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47 PM
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On this episode of the show it's a man haunted by his past, a family haunted by spirits and a hero haunted by his mistakes.  To start the show I talk about the series finale of Fringe and how I think should get an Emmy this year.  First up for reviews is screen veteran Danny Glover in one of his finest preformances to date in the blu-ray review of Donovan's Echo (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) co-starring Bruce Greenwood.  Then we meet the supernatural of the raunchy kind in the DVD review of 30 NIghts of Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (courtesy of Fox Home Video).  Frank Miller's Epic tale of Batman comes to life with the blu-ray review of Batman : The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 as the Caped Crusader fights to take back Gotham City.  Music for this episode features the songs Night Must Fall by Micahael Martin and Lady of the Dark by The Quintessentials, both can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_331.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48 AM
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On this episode of the show its's memories, missions and the legendary Marilyn.  First up you get my 3-disc blu-ray/dvd edition of Total Recall (2012) (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel in this new take of the Phillp K. Dick classic.  Then it's more animated adventures of everyone's favourite spy with the DVD review of Archer : The Complete Season Three (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the gang at ISIS get into more trouble with guest star Burt Reynolds.  It's time to re-visit one of Hollywood's legendary blondes with the blu-ray review of Forever Marilyn (courtesy of Fox Home Video)  as we look back at some of her movies in this 7-disc set.  It's a blonde with an attitude as we catch up with Juliet in the video game review of Lollipop Chainsaw for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as she chops her way through a horde of the undead.  Music for this episode features the songs Blocked Memory by Chi Weapon, Diamonds by Engine 11 and Foreverland by Belladonna, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35 PM
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On this first episode of 2013 it's tales from beyond death and lands far away.  First up it's a trip to the wilds of Alaska with the blu-ray review of Beyond (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Jon Voight as a man looking to rescue a small girl.  Then we travel to the world of dwarves, trolls and hobbits with the video game review of LEGO : Lord of The RIngs for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) and for the Nintendo DS (courtesy of WB Games), saving the world one brick at a time.  It's time to take your favourite heroes and villians and battle with the video game review of Guardians of MIddle-Earth for Xbox 360 (courtesy of WB Games).  Music for this episode features the songs Beyond All Limits by The JOL Trio and Arabic Mission Impossible by Saed alhashem, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_330.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16 AM
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On this last show of 2012 you get the troubles of young boy, the dark side of the holidays, a jump into the future and a look back iin sports entertainment.  First up it's the blu-ray/dvd combpo review of Diary of A Wimpy Kid : Dog Days (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as Greg faces the challenges of summer vacation.  Then it's another horror holiday dvd review with Silent Night (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where you don't want this Santa coming down your chimney.  Then we leap into the 30th century with the animated dvd review of Futurama Volume 7 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) where we catch up with the gane from Planet Express.  It's a look back to the year that was in PPV with the blu-ray review of WWE's Best PPV Matches of 2012 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) coveting some of the top matches of the past year.  Music for this episode features the songs Summer Days by caefbar 401, Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers and New Year by Emissary, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_extra_year_end_special_2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48 AM
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On this edition of the show it's my annual Christmas Special with travel being the focous for this year.  First up I catch up with Santa before he made his yearly trip and we do our annual chat.  Then it's kids on a mission to save some dogs with the DVD review of 12 Dogs of Christmas : Great Puppy Rescue (courtesy of Sony Home Video) in a heartwarming holiday tail.  Then its a trip back with the Bannisters with the dvd review of The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as Zeus gets some help to save the day.  I catch up again with fellow podcaster and entrepeneur Vergel Evans as we talk about an amazing trip he went on earlier in the year off the coast of South Africa.  Music for this episode features the songs Happy Holiday by TinyHuge, Midnight Snow by Abscondo and Christmas Yet To Be by Freddy, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_329.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26 PM
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On this episode of the show it's a trip back to Springfield, big business and a legendary spy.  First up is my DVD review of The Simpsons : The Complete 15th Season Collector's Edition (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as we head back to the season of 2002-2003.  Then it is survival of the slickest with the DVD review of House of Lies : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell in a show where money talks and bullshit walks.  It's time to catch up James Bond in the video game review of 007 Legends for the PS3 (courtesy of wwww.gameaccess.ca) in this first person shooter.  Music for this episode features the songs Lie by Reach and Love Lies by The Law of Fives, both can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_328.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09 AM
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On this edition of Extra we feature a new super-hero for the holidays, prehistoric pirates, assasins invade the American revolution and a trip back to Middle Earth.  First up is my holiday dvd review of Elf-Man (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Wee-Man, Jeffrey Combs and Mackenzie Astin in a tale of heroism in a all seizes.  Then it's a trip back to a much colder time with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Ice Age : Continental Drift (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as Manny, Sid and Deigo encounter a dangeous band of scurvy animals on the high seas.  It's a trip back to the Animus and this time the American Revolution with the video game review of Assasin's Creed 3 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as Desmond explores more of his destiny.  We wrap things up with the theatrical review of The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey in 3D with guest co-reviewer Vergel Evans.  Music for this episode features the songs The Never Ending Snow by Ken Blackwood, Write a New Freedom by Dave Gwyther and Tolkien : The Hobbit : Lord of The Rings by Brobdingnagian, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:56 AM
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On this episode of the show we share some holiday cheer and terror, some greatest moments of sports entertainment and a comedy legend.  First up it's a look back in the WWE for the 3-disc DVD review of RAW 100 : The Top 100 Moments in RAW History (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that looks at the longest episodic show in TV history.  Then it's Christmas with an edge of terror with the dvd review of Silent Night : Deadly Night Double Feature (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as terror comes to the holidays.  It's another holiday feature with a more gentle tone with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Kung-FU Panda Holiday special (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as Po gets ready for festivities.  It's a trip back to tv's past with the dvd review of The Lucy Show : The Complete Sixth & Final Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as America;s favourite red-head continues to get herself in crazy situations with an all-star cast of guest stars.  Music for this episode features the songs Silent Scream by Boon, Silent Treatment by Groundstar and Happy Song by For Tomorrow, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_327.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21 AM
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On this edition of Extra we make a trip to a far off universe, an animated character gets a new look and an untold tale of a literary legend.  First up we journey back to the Halo Universe with the blu-ray review of Red VS. Blue Season 10 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the mystery of the Freelancers is revealed.  Then it's a trip to Bikini Bottom via some stop-motion animation with the DVD review of Nickelodeon's It's A Spongebob Christmas (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) in this new holiday special.  The classic detective gets new tales of mystery with the video game review of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca). Music for this episode features the songs Halo Effect by Sundown Caffeine and Wherever You Will Go by Peter Ronald Gomes, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:15 PM
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On this edition of the show it's a look back at two legendary actors, a trip back to Collinsport, the excitement of a race track and man look for redemption.  First up it's a trip back to Fan Expo 2010 & 2012 as I do Ramble Rewind with my interviews with  the late great Ernest Borgnine and Larry Hagman on the show floor.  Then it's a trip back to a coastal town of terror with the blu-ray reviews of House of Dark Shadows & Night of Dark Shadows (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video).  Then its off to the racs with the blu-ray review of HBO's Luck : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) starring Dustin Hoffman & Dennis Farina.  It's a path revenge with the video game review of Dishonored for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) in this first-person action game.  Music for this episode features the songs Easy Money by utham, Spend The Money by The Donman Band and Your Money by The Coloured Lights, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_326.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06 AM
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On this edition of extra it's a community of wolves, a daring young con artist and the return of a classic villian in a galaxy far, far away.  First up it's a trip back to 2001 with the retro tv show dvd review of Wolf Lake : The Complete Series (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Paul Wesley.  Then it's the ultimate game of cat and mouse with the blu-ray movie review of Stephen Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hanks.  A phantom meanace from the past comes back with vengeance on his mind with the blu-ray review of Star Wars : Clone Wars - The Complete Season Four (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) in this great animated show that airs on the Cartoon Network.  Music for this episode features the songs Echo Lake by Juice and By The Lake by Jon Brooks, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41 AM
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On the episode of the show it's grappling opponents and immortallity of the supernatural and technical. First up we go back in time to when Sports Entertainment was not PG with the blu-ray review of WWE's Attitude Era (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) giving a taste of what happened during the Monday Night Wars.  Then it's a vampiric romantic comedy with the blu-ray review of Vamps (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver and an all star cast.  It's a trip back to the 1980's with my retro blu-ray review of Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collection (Courtesy of Warner Home Video) starring Harrison Ford in this tale of a man who hunts machines made to be like man from classic Sci-Fi writer Phillip K. Dick.  Music for this episode features the songs Ticking Timebomb by Demerit 7 and Razor Blade Evenings by Short Course Saviour, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_325.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00 PM
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On this edition of the show it's high tech reading, a prison break gone wrong and more adventures of 007.  First up I give my hardware review of two new e-readers the Kobo Mini and Kobo Glow (courtesy of High Road Communications) and what I think of the technology.  Then it's Steven Seagal & Steve Austin together in the blu-ray review of Maximum Conviction (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where the two action stars fight to control a prison break-out.  It's back to the movie theatre with the review of the newest James Bond film Skyfall where I joined by my cousin Sylvie and her husband Justin.  Music for this episode features the songs Light In My Life by Bob Maus and Touch The Sky by Frenz, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

Direct download: ramble_324.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00 AM
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In this edition of the show it's classic film noir, a new girl in town, a villian changing the rules and a deadly virus.  First up it's a classic film on blu-ray with the review of Sunset Boulevard (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) in a tale as old as hollywood itself.  Then its the dvd review of New Girl The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Zoey Deschanel as a woman who tries to make a fresh start with 3 bachelors with issues of thier own.  A video game villian wants to be a hero with the movie review of Disney Pixar's Wreck-It-Ralph at a theatre near you.  The Umberella Corp. takes their virus global with the video game review of Resident Evil 6 for the PS3 (courtesy of wwww.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs I Live A Dream by Jacques Grant & Rewind, That Girl by Fundamental Elements and Heroes and Promises by Matt Lipscombe, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:51 AM
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On this episode of Extra it is a manic trip home,a cartoon come to life and warriors of the squared circle.  First up it's a John  Hughes classic with the blu-ray debut of Planes, Trains & Automobiles (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring John Candy & Steve Martin in a quest to make it home for the holidays.  Then He-man hits a the big screen in live action with the blu-ray review of Masters Of The Universe (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) starring Dolph Lundgren & Frank Langella.  It's a look back to an organization in sports entertainment that stirred up the Monday Night Wars with the blu-ray review of WWE's N.W.O. The Revolution (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that chronicles the rise and fall of the New World Order.  It's time for a wrestling game revolution with the video game review of WWE'13 for the PS3 & Xbox 360 (courtesy of www.thq.com).  Music for this episode features the songs Kick It (We Are The Masters T'J's Clubhouse Remix) by Top Johnny!, Revolution (In Your Head) by Desolation Bells and Big World by Tiedye Keith, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:49 AM
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It's that time of year again for my annual Halloween Special with the theme of It Came From the 80's.  First up is the dvd review of the classic animated feature film Rock & Rule : The Collector's 2 Disc Edition.  We contine with animated shows  with the dvd review of Voltron : Defender of the Universe Lion Force Part 1 as a group of Space Explorers fight to save the galaxy from evil King Zarkon.  Then you get my take on 1980's horror movies with the blu-ray reviews of Halloween 4 & 5 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as Michael comes home with a vengeance.  Music for this episode features the songs Wondering Where The Lions Are by Jim Beggs and Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38 AM
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On this episode of the show it's a classic murder, battling killers, a kick-ass president and magic in danger.   First up we go back to 1954 for the blu-ray review of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Dial M For Murder (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) where the plan for the perfect murder takes an unexpected twist.  Then it's a battle of contract killers in the blu-ray review of One In The Chamber (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dolph Lundgren.  It's vampire hunting with a presidential tiwst with the blu-ray review of Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter (courtesy of Fox Home Video) in this axe weilding look at history.  It's back to the world of magic with the book review of Wards of Faerie : Dark Legends of Shannara Book 1 by Terry Brooks.   Music for this episode features the songs Phone Number by The Suicide Denial, Headhunter by Electric Fence and Axe'em by Submerse, all songs can be found at www.famemusic.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27 AM
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On this episode of the show we tackle a classic vampire reborn, comedy antics in Philly, a wedding gone wrong and a spectral home invasion.  First up it is the blu-ray review of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) starring Johnny Depp as in this re-vamp of a classic tv show.  Then we take a trip back to the gang at Paddy's Pub for the dvd review of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia : The Complete Season 7 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Danny Devito for more unconventional comedy.  A wedding takes a turn for the zombie kind in Rec 3 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this very unique zombie, love story adventure.  It;s time for more home encounters of the ghostly kind with the movie review of Paranormal Activity 4.  Music for this episode features the songs Shadows by All Will Fall, Gangsta of Love by Hairclub fo men and This Ghost by Jonas James, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Direct download: ramble_321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08 PM
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On this edition of extra we tackle the next big thing, animated anarchy and hot room of horror.  First up I talk about AMC's Horror Fest and movie previews.  We take a journey bck to 2003 with a new twist with the dvd review of WWE's 3-disc Collector's Edition of Brock Lesnar : Here Comes The Pain (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we look back into the start of his career.  We catch up the antics of the Griffen family with the dvd review of Family Guy Volume 10 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) where Stewie and Brian fight across time.  It's terror of of a high temperature with the blu-ray review of 247 Degrees Fahrenheit (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as 4 young people encounter a vacation gone bad.  Music for this episode features the songs Feel My Pain Miss Jane by David Henderson and Time Will Tell by Ruby Shuz, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:08 AM
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On this episode we take a trip into some worlds of magic and terror on the show.  First up it's the blu-ray review of director Jennifer Lynch's Chained (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young man struggles to gain control from a madman.  Then it's a trip back into cinema history with the blu-ray review of The 25th Anniversary of The Princess Bride (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as this movie gets it's HD debut with new extras in tow.  Then it's back to 1959 Miami with the blu-ray review of Starz's Magic City Season 1 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a man that fights for his dream to make it big on the sunny shores.  It's time to tame the universe in the sci-fi/wild west mix in the video game review of Starhawk for the PS3 (courtesy of Game Access) in this 3rd person shooter/RTS game.  Music for this episode features the songs Princess Mario by Ten Too Many, Black Magic Man by The Uncut and Stars by Andy Mac, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Direct download: ramble_320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53 PM
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On this episode on the show we features two families in danger, danger across the stars and a legendary rocker makes his own personal journey.  First up it's the blu-ray/dvd review of The Barrens (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Stephen Moyer and Mia Kirshner where a family gets confronted by the terror of the New Jersey Devil.  Then a trip to an old cabin in the woods is filled with terror with the blu-ray review of WWE Studio's Barricade (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Eric McCormack.  Then director Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define in the blu-ray/DVD review of Prometheus (courtesy of Fox Home Video).  We take a road trip with a Canadian legendary rocker with the dvd review of Neil Young : Journeys (courtesy of Sony Home Video) that is directed by Jonathan Demme.  Music for this episode features the songs Anybody Drive You Crazy by Sean Momelo, Living The Good Life by Greg Schuler and Trip Off The Old Block by DJ Topshelf, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17 PM
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On this episode of the show you get an ambitious teenage surgeon, a family of chaos, murder revisited and zombies on the loose.  First up it's another entry inot the month of horror review with the blu-ray of Excision (courtesy of Anchor BayEntertainment).  Then it's time to catch up with the Dunohy and Pritchett clans for the blu-ray review of the Emmy Award Winning Modern Family Season 3 (courtesy of Fox HOme Video).  We cross the pond and discover more mysteries with the UCOCSgang with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 8 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment).  Evil comes in many forms with the video game review Resident Evil 5 : Operation Racoon City for the PS3 (courtesy of Game Access). Music for this episode features the songs Family Tradition by Classic Tragic Hero, Family Tree by Frank Royster and Old Addicts by Commander Yo, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:43 AM
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In this episode it's a man of many voices, the voice of the voiceless, and damsels in distress.  First up it is the blu-ray review of Jeff Dunham : Minding The Monsters (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the mast ventrilquist brings out the creatures to play.  The we catch up with the self-proclammed best in the world for the 2-disc blu-ray review of WWE's CM Punk : Best in The World (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we explore the world of the WWE Champion.  Then for my horror video of the show it's the blu-ray review of The Victim (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc in this grindhouse style thriller.  It's then time to catch with with the ladies from the Women's Murder Club with the audio book review of 10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine PaetroMusic for this episode features the songs Mad World by Ocean Alexander, Around the World by Natalie Brown and Steal My Voice by George Brown, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:12 AM
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On this episode of the show we find families in danger, a killer wave and judegement in a future time.  First up its a trip back to 1989 with the retro blu-ray review of Stephen King's Pet Sematary (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) aas we discover that sometimes dead is better.   Then a family moves into a house with some possession issues with the blu-ray review of FX's American Horror Story : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jessica Lange.  A big wave cause big problems as terror hits the grocery isle in the blu-ray review of Bait 3D (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in this shark chomping thriller.  A classic comic book character gets a new reboot with the movie review of Dredd 3D as I give you my take on the new picture.  Music for this episode features the songs Haunted House by Ben Cooper, Tidalwave by Yuzima and Disorder by MUNK, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39 PM
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On this episode of the show we catch up with some television favourites and man with alot of anger issues.  First up it's the tale of two universes with the blu-ray review of Fringe : The Complete Fourth Season (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as we explore a world without Peter.  Then the future and past collide with the dvd review of Terra Nova : The Complete Series (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as colonist struggle to surivve in a world of dinosaurs and deception.  We hit the beach for the dvd review the new Hawaii Five-O : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as vengeance is on the menu.  Then we catch up with a very angry man with the video game review of Max Payne 3 for the PS3 (courtesy of Game Access).  Music for this episode features the songs Time Going By by Gum, Let's Go To The Beach by Mostly Harmless and Silver Bullet by Vanton, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44 AM
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On this edition of the show it's a comdedy duo, a persistant detective, a vengeful gladiator and classic monkey madness.  First up is the blu-ray review of Comedy Central's Key & Peele Season 1 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as they parody a number of issues  and people including US President Obama.  Then it's a trip back in time to catch up with another one of Agatha Christie's classic detectives in the blu-ray review of Poirot Series 6 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as he investigates 4 more baffling mysteries.  It's time for more Roman blood to be spilled with the dvd review of  Starz's Spartacus : Vengeance (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as the gladiators fight for thier feedom.  It's a trip back t some classic gaming in HD with the video game review of The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection (courtesy Game Access).  Music for this episode features the songs Old Death by Edi Marshall, Cactus Dave's Revenge by The Pike Bishops and Monkey Stimulation by The Plastics, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10 AM
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On this epsiosde of the show we feature a once in a lifetime fight, a fight for survival, a fight for a country and a fight for justice.  First up is the blu-ray review of the latest release from the WWE with Rock VS. Cena : Once in a Lifetime (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) showcasing the year long build for Wrestlemania 28.  It's a battle for survival in a world gone to hell with the blu-ray review of AMC's The Walking Dead : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where some characters don't make it to the end.  An fomer American POW may be turned in the blu-ray review of Homeland : The Complete Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.  We travel across the pond for the British mini-series Injustice (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a barrister's past comes back to haunt him.  Music for this episode features the songs Walking In The Sunshine by Os Improvaveis, Walkin Down The Street by KlassicK Productions and Long Way From Home by Sean Momelo , they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:49 PM
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For this edition of the show I make one final trip back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Part 3 of my Fan Expo 2012 coverage with a little extra thrown in to boot.  First up I give you my opinion of the sneak preview I got of the new show Arrow that will premiere next month on CTV 2 here in Canada.  It's interview time when I catch up with actor Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis) who talks about his work in sci-fi and his new work in video games.  I finally catch up with ym good friend from SPACE Channel's Innerspace's Teddy Wilson as we talk some sci-fi and Doctor Who.  We continue the journey across the stars with the dvd review of Starship Troopers : Invasion (courtesy of Sony Home Video) as the war against the bugs go CGI with Mauraders joining the fight.  It's a virus gone wild with the video game review of Protoype 2 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as you now fight against Alex Mercer.  Music for this episode features the songs Badday by USER, The Virsu by ODYC and Black Hole by Victor Stellar, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:29 AM
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On this week's edition of Extra we get a double shot of the Jersey Shore and the Sons of Anarchy with a little Cybertron thrown in for good measure.   In my commentary for this week I talk about the recent death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan and then end of one of my favourite MMORPG's City of Heroes.  It's a trip to Seaside Heights with the dvd review of Jersey Shore Season 5 Uncensored (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as we catch up with the Guido and Meatballs for another summer of crazyness.  The shore turns deadly with the blu-ray review of Jersey Shore Shark Attack (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as the summer waters turn deadly.  It's time to hit the road with gusto with the dvd review of Sons of Anarchy Season 3 (courtesy of Fox Home Video)  and blu-ray review of Sons of Anarachy Season 4 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the members of SAMCRO faces internal and external pressures.  It's back to the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons with the video game review of Transformers : Fall of Cybertron for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Jersey Girl by The Plastics, 2000 Bikes by Ace Noface and Falling by Pariah Bom, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46 PM
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It's a return trip to the Metro Toronto Conventiion Centre for another road trip edition of the show for Part 2 of my coverage of Fan Expo 2012.Ramble   First up I catch up with one of the stars of the new movie The Brawler, actor Nathan Grubbs as we talk about the film and some of the actual hits he took filming it.  Then it's one of the most mysterious characters in Sci-Fi with the interview with actor William B. Davis who was the cigarette man on the cult hit The X-Files.  It's comic book time when I chat with Dan Didio from DC Comics as we talk about what has been going on in the new 52 and old characters getting a new look.  From comics to some fantastic computer animated cartoon action as I talk with one of the Co-creators of Re-Boot, Gavin Blair as we tal;k about the groundbreaking show.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.famemusic.com . Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:37 AM
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On this edition of Extra we go all zombie with more audio from Fan Expo 2012.  First up you get my blu-ray review of the zombie comedy A Little Bit Zombie (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a couple gets a unexpected complication of the undead kind.  Then I catch up with actor Kristopher Turner who plays Steve, a man who gets put in a very awkward position.  We talk about what it was like to be in the picture.  I get to the heart of the film with the colourful director Casey Walker as we talk what it was like to film a movie on s small budget and trust me he does not mince words, so were warned.  I talk with the bridezilla of the movie actress Crystal Lowe who plays Tina on her role in the film and the fun she had doing it.  As an added bonous I throw in my movie review of the stop-motion animated film Paranorman at a theatre near you.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.famemusic.com . Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:27 PM
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On this edition of the show I make my way back to Toronto and the halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Day 1 coverage of Fan Expo 2012.  In this show it's special guests and observations to strt things off.  First up I talk with Kat Armstrong from www.yummymummyclub.ca as we chat about attending the show.  I join the media scrum for actor Lou Ferringo (from the Incredible Hulk and Celebrity Apprentice).  I check in with the Event Co-ordinator of Fan Expo, James Armstrong to preview the day to come.  It's then time to talk virtual muscles with Bryan William, Senior Designer of the upcoming WWE '13 by THQ about the upcoming release.  I catch up with composer Alan Howarth,(www.alanhowarth.com)  a man behind man of the sounds and msuic from movies made by John Carpenter.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.famemusic.com . Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00 AM
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In this edition of the show we catch up with some singing teens, wrestling's top finishing moves and some classic Stephen King.  First up it's a trip back to the ha;;s of singing students with the blu-ray review of Glee The Complete Third Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as many of the students face graduation and moving on.  Then it's a look back at Sports Entertainment`s top moves with the blu-ray review of The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History (courtesy of eOne Entertainment).  It`s a trip back to the world of The Dark Tower with the audio book review of The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King.   Music for this episode features the songs The Music Box by Bailey Jester snd Soulful Battle by Crush, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00 AM
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On this week's edition of Extra it's a roadtrip of despertation, war Kubrick style and renegade lawyers.  First up it's the retro dvd review of Vanishing Point (courtesy of The Anchor Bay Entertainmnet) starring Viggo Mortensen & Jason Priestley in a tale of man desperate to see his wife.  Then it's a look back to Vietnam with the blu-ray review of Stanley Kubrick's 25th Anniversary Edition of Full Metal Jacket (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) in this very unique look at war.  We wrap things up with men tackling legal issues with the dvd review of the new TNT series Franklin & Bash The Complete First Season (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselar & Malcom McDowellMusic for this episode features the songs The Ride by Jasmine Ash and A Man Outside Your Door by Miles Cain, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:23 AM
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On this episode of the show it's reviews with mroe than thier share of blood.  First up it's a trip back to 1997 with the dvd review of Quicksilver Highway (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as stories of Stephen King and Clive Barker comes to life starring Christopher Llyod and Matt Frewer, directed by Mick Garris.  A real estate salesman gets an encounter of the evil kind in the dvd review of Meeting Evil (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Luke Wilson and Samuel L. Jackson in this new thriller.  We delve inot teh mind of a serial killer working on the side of justice with the blu-ray review of Dexter Season 6 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the Doomsday Killer makes life rough for the Miami Metro Police Dept.  Music for this episode features the songs Asleep at the Wheel by Gum and Getaway Car by The Stepfordf Five, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:53 AM
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On this edition of Extra we are burning up the airwaves with a comedic road trip, some Miami heat, the Olympic Spirit and a remake of a 90's classic.  First up its the dvd review Moon Point (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) a new Canadian Independant comedy where love is the destination in this quirky road trip movie,  Then it's back to Miami with the dvd review of Burn Notice Season 5 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) where Michael Weston fights more bad guys with lots of explosions and excitement.  I embrace the Olympic spirit with the blu-ray review of the classic Chariots of Fire (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) as athletes compete in the 1924 games to iconic music.  It's another Hollywood remake with the movie review of Total Recall (2012) as Colin Farrel stars in thia new version of the 1990 Arnie classic.  Music for this episode features the songs Carnivale by Kelcy Mae, Too Much Too Young Too Fast by Airbourne and Raining in Your Mind by Club Bob, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29 PM
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On this edition of the show its murder, mystery and mean spirits.  First up a classic board game hits the big screen with the retro blu-ray review of Clue : The Movie (courtesy od Paramount Home Video) as the bodies start to pile up in this who-dunit classic.  Then there is more mystery abound with the blu-ray/dvd review of Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law return to face of against the evil Dr. Moriarity.  For the retro dvd movie review it's a trip back to 1981 with The Entity (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Barbara Hershey as a woman who must fend of a very aggressive spirit.  Music for this episode features the songs You're Mysterious ny Natalie Brown and Evil Has A Name by Philpot , they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38 AM
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On this edition of Extra its steel claws, high society crime, the man of steel and a fiery princess.  First up Marvel's most fearsome hero gets a new Anime look in the dvd review of Wolverine The Animated Series (courtesy of Sony Home Video) as he pursues his true love.  It takes a con to catch a con as we join the crew in the dvd review of White Collar Season 3 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as Neal tries to hide a fortune in art.  It's a brave new world for the comic's biggest boy scout with the blu-ray/dvd review of Superman VS. The Elite (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) as z new group of hereos take justice inot thier own hands.  It's off to the wilds of Scotland with the video game review of Disney's Pixar Brave (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) in thjis third person adventure.  Music for this episode features the songs Final Escape by Jackal & Wolf,Our New Reality by The Radical Thought REssistance and SuperQueen by The Tonepoets, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:24 AM
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On this episode of the show it's a reluctant serial killer, an undefeated dead man, web-slinging game action and the rise of a fallen hero.  First up revenge is on the menu in the dvd review of Some Guy Who Kills People (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in this new take on the slasher flick nby executive producer John Landis.  The greatest streaks in Sports Entertainment is highlighted in the dvd review of WWE's The Undertaker : The Streak (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring all 20 of the phenom's Wrestlemania matches.  It's time to pick up some wall-crawling action with the video game review of The Amazing Spider-Man for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) in this mix of Arkham Asylum & Prototype.  I tackle one of the biggest movies of the year with the movie review of The Dark Knight Rises where the Nolan trilogy comes to a head.  Music for this episode features the songs Dream of You Dead by Five Four, Lay It Down by Frictionless Man and The Good Life by Club Bob, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31 PM
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On this episode of the show it's revenge, a haven for monsters and a man battling his inner demon.  First off I give my take of the latest Emmy Nominations and the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises premiere.  It's a man out for some animated revenge in the dvd review of Dan Vs. Season 1 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring the voices of Curtis Armstrong and Dave Foley.  Then even things that go bump in the dark need protection in the blu-ray review of Sanctuary Season 4 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a sea of abnormals fight for thier rights.  It's time to fight your inner demon in the video game review of The Darkness 2 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca)  as the mob meets the forces of darkness.  Music for this episode features the songs Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop and Sisters in The Dark by hoserski, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49 AM
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On this episode of the show we have a battle with no boundaries, a down on his luck limosine driver, high brow crime and the fight to save a kingdom.  First up I talk about the death of the legendary Ernest Borgnine who I had to pleasure to interview at Fan Expo 2010.  It's a trip back to 1989 with the dvd review of WWE's No Holds Barred (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where Hulk Hogan takes on the mighty Zeus in the battle of the over-actors.  A struggling composer tries to find his way in the dvd review of Black Limosine (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring David Arquette where insanity is closer than it appears.  It takes a con to catch a con with the dvd review of White Collar Season 2 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) where the stakes get craftier and stakes get higher.  It's time for more RPG action with the video game review of Kingdoms of Amalur : Reckoning  for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as you lead the fight against a huge army of evil.  Music for this episode features the songs Sex and Violence by Nadeea, Hello California by Saime Dahlstrom and Another Day in The City by Classic Tragic Hero, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:36 AM
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On this episode of extra we explore one of the biggest conventions in North America, a talking dog, a crime solving priest and new adventures of everyones favourite wall-crawler.  First up I give my take on crowd control at this past weekend's Tour De France and how it should be improved.  Popular documentarian Morgan Spurlock takes on geek central with the blu-ray review of his Comic-Con : Episode IV : A Fan's Hope (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we follow 5 fans as they tackle San Diego Comic-Con 2010 that is co-produced by Joss Whedon and Stan Lee.  Then Elijah Wood takes man best freind to a new level with the blu-ray review of FX's Wilfred Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Home Video) in this US  version of a dark new comedy based on Australian tv series.  It's anotehr retro tv dvd review with Father Dowling Mysteries : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as Father Dowling and Sister Steve solve more crimes in the windy sheets of Chicago starring Tom Bosley and Tracy Nelson.  I catch up with the latest reboot of New York's favourite web swinger with the movie review of The Amazing Spider-Man.  Music for this episode features the songs Canine Dog by Leif Willumsen, Mystery Stare by Gray Martin and Sugar Spider by furiousBall, , they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:13 PM
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On this edition of the show you get a man in search of his destiny, a cop who does not play by the rules, more British crime drama and super heroic LEGO action.  First up its a man on a mission with the blu-ray review of Jeff Who Lives at Home (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Jason Segel,, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon in this heartwarming comedy.  Then Canadian WWE Hall of Famer Adam "Edge" Copeland makes his movie debut in the dvd review of WWE's Studios Bending The Rules (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this buddy cop movie.  It's a trip across the pond with the dvd review of BBC's New Tricks Season 7 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the gang from UCOS uncovers the truth behind old cases.  We get a team up of epic porportions with the video game review of LEGO Batman 2 : DC Super Heroes for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca)  as the characters get voices for the first time.  Music for this episode features the songs Round the Bend by Adrina Thorpe, Tricked Out by Ocean Alexander and The Suitcase Life by The Las Vegas, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:18 PM
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On this edition of  Extra it' a trip to New York, a young girl in Witness Protection, Street Fights and the destiny of two assassins come to end.  First up we catch up with comedian Louie C.K. with the blu-ray review of Louie : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the irreverant comedian makes his way through life with guest stars Bob Saget, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock and Stephen Wright.  It's a young woman trying to start over with the blu-ray review of Hiding (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in this angst ridden love and a killer on her tail.  It's time to go a little hardcore with the new 3-disc DVD review of WWE's Falls Count Anywhere : The Greatest Street Fights and Other Out of Control Matches (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring matches from WWE, WCW, ECW & NWA.  The fate of two master Assassins are decided in the video game review of Assassin's Creed Revelations for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca ) as they two legends fates are decided.  Music for this episode features the songs Hide and Seek by Puce Wallpaper, Falling Apart by The Conspiracy and Play It In The Streets by Fenz, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:19 PM
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ON this edition of the show it's words that can kill, trouble in Madison County and a family on the edge of civilization.  First up it's the blu-ray review of A 1000 Words (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Eddie Murphy as a man whose life is hanging by a leaf in this new comedy.  Then it's the dvd review of Madison County Unrated (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a 5 young people find out there are no bridges in this county, only terror.  I wrap things up with the dvd review of The Collapsed (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a family of 4 tries to survive in a world gone crazy.  Music for this episode features the songs No Words by Platic Sky and Catch A Day by Soul of the River, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:43 AM
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On this week's edition of Extra its animated mayhem, a supernatural teen, a zombie saga and an alien invasion.  First up a group of powerful children are out for revenge in the animated dvd review of The Prodigies (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) and only one man can stop them or join them.  Then we catch up with trouble on the full moon with the dvd review of MTV's Teen Wolf Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Home Video ) in this new take based on the classic 80's film.  It's zombies and the US Civil War in the blu-ray review of Exit Humanity (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a man struggles to survive heart and soul.  Time to put on the shades and suit up with the video game review of Men in Black : Alien Crisis for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as you take on the role of Agent P against a horde of alien invaders.  Music for this episode features the songs Darkest Fear by The Slashdogs, Human Nature by MUNK and Moon Shy City by Lejeune, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:20 AM
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On this epiosde of the show it's impressions of E3, an Alien re-visit and an alien invasion.  First up I give you my impressions of the E3 Press Conferences from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that were given at this years biggest trade show for games.  You get the movie review of Prometheus as Ridley Scott gives us a prequel to the classic sci-fu movie Alien.  It's the galaxy vs The Reapers with the video game review of Mass Effect 3 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) with Commander Shepherd leading the charge.  Music for this episode features the song Alien by Jacques Grant & Rewind that can be found at www.famemusic.com . Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:52 AM
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On this edition of the show its the britsih invasion, extreme wrestling, a classic novel with a new twist and some butt kicking ninja action.  First up is the dvd review of Showtime's Episodes Season 1 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Matt LeBlanc asa road block to a husband-and-wife team trying to bring over a show from the UK inot the US market.  Then it's a trip back to the 90's with the dvd review of WWE's ECW Unreleased Volume 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we look back at an organization that made an impact in the squared circle.  A Classic Tale gets a new twist with the dvd review of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Dougray Scott, Tom Skerritt & Krista Birdges.  It's a journey across the globe with the video game review of Ninja Gaiden 3 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) is this button smashing ninja game.  Music for this episode features the songs Extremeophiles by flopsy, A New Mind by Michael Slupczynski and Raining In Your Mind by Club Bob, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07 AM
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On this episode of Extra it is some office hijinks, cons vs cons and some classic WCW matches.  First up revenge is on the menu with the blu-ray review of Demoted (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as two office slouches have to work their way back up the corporate ladder.  It's the adventures of 3 working slackers with the blu-ray review of Comedy Central's Workaholics Season 1 & 2 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) in this comedy series.  It takes a con to catch a con with the dvd review of Breakout Kings : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) from the producer of Prison Break.  We take a trip back to Sports Entertainment past with the blu-ray review of The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this collection of matches from 1988-1997.  Music for this episode features the songs Addict by Josh Preston, Asleep At The Wheel by Gum and Final Escape by Jackal & Wolf, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:19 AM
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Coming at you in this episode it's battling CIA agents, the Rated R Superstar and a very durable demon hunter. First up it's the blu-ray review of This Means War (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as 2 CIA agents complete for the love of one woman. it's back to the squared circle with the 3-disc dvd review of You Think You Know Me ? The Story of Edge (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we live the story of Canada'a own Adam Copeland. We tackle the tale of man who can never be killed (sorta) with the video game review of Neverdead for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) where immortals battle for the fate of mankind. Music for this episode features the songs Everyone They Know by Ruby Shuz and Dead or Alive by Hiroshi, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:29 AM
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On this episode of Extra it's high flying heroes, a once in a lifetime match, rookie police action and more men in black.  First up I comment on an upcoming major motion motion summer movie that is pushing it's release to March.  It's a journey back to the skies of 1944 with the blu-ray review of Red Tails (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as young pilots fight descrimination and Nazis that is produced by George Lucas.  Then it's a trip to Miami with the 3-disc dvd review of WWE's Wrestlemania 28 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring the whole Hall of Fame ceremony.  Time to hits the streets of Toronto with the blu-ray review of Rookie Blue Season 2 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as follow more adventures from Station 15.  Music for this episode features the songs Airplane Eyes by The Upsidedown, Little Town Blues by Rodger Christmann and Time Will Tell by Ruby Shuz, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39 PM
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On this week's edition of the show we talk an epic road trip, demonic possestion, murder in the 1800's and vehicle carnage.  First up we it the road with comedians Ray Romano & Tom Caltabiano with the dvd review of 95 Miles to Go (courtesy of Video Services Corp) as the two with a camera man do 1000 miles, 8 days, 7 cities and just one car.  Then it's the movie that Vatican does not want you to see with the dvd review of The Devil Inside (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as a young woman tries to find the answers to her mothers madness.  It's back to the 1800's with the blu-ray review of Murdoch Mysteries Season 4 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) for more forensic sleuthing in the age of invention in Toronto.  It's time to revisit an old classic made for a new platform for the video game review of Twisted Metal for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) in a world of vehicle mayhem.  Music for this episode features the songs 3000 Miles Away by Greg Schuler, From Inside by Sensory Motor and Twisted by Heather Sullivan, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:20 AM
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On this edition of Extra we meet a determined teen, a town struggling with a horrible event, a bad cop and a legendary vampire. First up I comment on the recent death of legendary singer Donna Summer. It's Home Alone meets Rambo with the blu-ray review of The Aggresion Scale (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as some felons getmore than they bargained for in the form a a young boy with bad intentions. Then it is off the rainy Seattle with the blu-ray review of The Killing : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as everyone is a suspect after the death of a teenage girl. It's a trip to LA circa 1990's with the dvd review of Rampart (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Woody Harrelson as a cop who has his own version of justice. It's a classic tv show re-done Tim Burton style with my movie review of Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp as the legendary Barnabus Collins. Music for this episode features the songs Sutherland Axe Murder by Sleaze Patrol, Copland by Cooperstone Badge and In Forgotten Shadows by DeadraveN, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:02 AM
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On this edition of the show we have a case of the Bobs and some avenging action.  First up on the show it's a trip back to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman with the dvd review of South Park : The Complete 15th Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) where the boys tackel such issues as the Humancentipad, Broadway and WikiLeaks.  Then it's time to catch up with a new animated comedy on dvd in Bob's Burger's : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as a family as fun is always on the menu with this irreverent group of characters.  It's time to catch up with some classic 90's comedy with the dvd review of BOB : The Complete Series (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Bob Newhart as a comic book writer that gets a second chance to bring back his comic book character.  It's then off to the movie theatre for some big screen heroes with my review of Marvel's The Avengers in 3D.  Music for this episode features the songs Doin' it at the Park by DJ Spangley, Heroine by Dirtywhite Fashion and Heroes and Promises by Matt Lipscombe, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49 AM
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On this edition of Extra we are looking at the impact of war on many different races.  First off I give my comment/rant on the recent staffing changes at the local movie theatre I like to frequent in Lindsay.  A group of teenagers fine themselves thrust into a ght they never wanted in the blu-ray revidew of Tomorrow When The War Began (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this movie set in the land down under.  Then it's off to the supernatural war raging in Mystic Falls in the blu-ray revidew of The Vampire Diaries : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Warner Home Video) as things heat up for the Salvatore brothers.  It is back to tight black outfits and flying bullets with the dvd review of Underworld Awakening (courtesy of Sony Home Video) as Kate Beckinsale returns as the ass kicking vampire Selene.  It's a trip to the dark continent with the blu-ray review of The Dead (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as 2 men fight to stay6 alive in a zombie apocalypse in Africa.   Music for this episode features the songs The Year Before The War by Eric Maskol, Wide Awake by Duplex Gage and Awake by Introvert, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:41 AM
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Here we go folks 6 years in the making and it is here my 6th Anniversary Special I recorded LIVE on the Talkshoe network.  Joining me in this slightly edited version of the show are not one but two guests for the price of one podcast and they are Dave Cooper (Cultdome Collective, Podshock) and Dr. Rebecca Housel (www.rebeccahousel.com) , The Pop Culture Professor who I met at the past Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con.  In this jam packed show we talk about Doctor Who, sci-fi and the state of Vampires in entertainment today along with some great audio clips from Doctor Who and Dark Shadows to boot.  Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.famemusic.com  other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome/

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:37 PM
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In this episode of the show we catch up with a pagan cult, a haunted hotel, a man struggling to keep afloat and we catch up to a deadly assassin.  First up you get the blu-ray review of The Wicker Tree (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) a sequel to the cult film the Wicker Man as two young Americans get more than they bargained for on May Day.  Then two amateur ghost hunters get some thrills and chills in the dvd review of The Innkeepers (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this creepy tale of a haunted hotel.  It's off to the beautiful shores of the Hawaiian Islands with the blu-ray review of the Oscar Nominated film The Descendants (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring George Clooney in this comedy drama.  It's back to 15th Century Italy with the video game review of Assassin's Creed 2 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca)  as we witness the birth of a killer.  Music for this episode features the songs Streets of Dublin by Rohan, Rooms of Innocence by Plastic Sky and Lost in The Past by internal flights, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32 PM
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On this edition of Extra it's a clueless girl, a lost woman, a dvivded man and we hit critial mass in gaming.  First up I have some exciting news about a new place on the web where you can catch my writing style.  We take a trip back to the 90's with my retro blu-ray review of Clueless (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Alicia Silveerstone from the director of Fast Mount at Ridgemount High.  It's a trip into the world of Fae with the dvd review of Lost Girl Season 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a young woman discovers a strange new world in her own backyard.  A man is trapped between two worlds with the dvd review of Neverlost (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in  this new thriller.  It's a journey to the far future with my video game review of Mass Effect 2 for PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) in this sci-fi third person shooter.   Music for this episode features the songs Little Lost Girl by Kudegra, Long Lost Art of Love by John Korbel and I Live A Dream by Jacques Grant & Rewind, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On the regular edition of the show it's back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for my Day 2 coverage of Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con 2012 that took place April 14 & 15. First up I catch up with new comic book writer of Minx, Andrea Grant as we talk about what it is like to start your own comic. For all of you Sports Entertainment fans I catch up with WWE Legend The Honky Tonk Man as we discuss the past and current state of life in the squared circle. We dip into the world of science fiction when I talk with actor Colin Ferguson about the show Eureka and the key to making a good sci-fi series. I catch up with the Canadian voice actor for Kermit the Frog Jim Felker where we discuss how to get into voice acting and what it takes to be successfull. I finish up the day by chatting with actress Megan Rath and actor Sam Huntington from the hit US version of Being Human. Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.famemusic.com . Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39 PM
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On this edition of Extra it's a group of people trying to do the impossible.  First up it is a journey back to Medievil times with the blu-ray review of Robin of Sherwood Set 2 (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as Jason Connery (Sean Connery's son) takes up the mantle of the hooded man in this classic British 80's show.  Then it is a trip to a world gone to hell with the blu-ray review of The Divide (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Michael Biehn where the lucky ones died in the blast.  It's more super spy action with the blu-ray review of Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise)  once again must save the world and his team from destruction.  We wrap things up with a man's goals that are more down to earth with the blu-ray review of We Bought A Zoo (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Matt Damon & Scarlett Johansson in this family drama from the creator of Jerry Maguire.  Music for this episode features the songs I Would Steal the Sun by John Dolan Russell, Steal my Voice by George Brown and The Kaz Zoo by Jeff Mabry, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17 PM
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It's another on the road edition of the show as I return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for my Day 1 coverage of Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con that took place April 14 & 15, 2012.  Along with my observations on the event you get a star-studded cast of celebrity guests to interview.  First up I catch with a woman who knows her vampires when  I chat with The Pop Culture Professor herself Dr. Rebecca Housel (www.rebeccahousel.com) as we discuss the evolution of the creatures of the night.  Then it's a leap off to a galaxy far far away ( and I don't mean Star Wars) when I chat with actor Lance Guest (The Last Starfighter) as we talk about the ground breaking film and the impact it had in movies.  It's more Last Starfighter talk when I talk with actress Catherine Mary Stewart (Mischief, The Last Starfighter ) (www.catherinemarystewart.com) about her roles in both films .  I catch up with another actor who got his start as a kid in the Star Wars franchies with actor Daniel Logan (Star Wars : Attack of The Clones, Star Wars Clone Wars) who talks about what it was like to get a role of a lifetime and continuing the character in the world of animation.  I wrap the day with a trip to an actor from the Whedonverse with my interview with actor Sean Maher (Firefly) who talks about his role of Simon and working with the cast and crew.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:07 PM
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On this edtion of the show it's an alien invasion, an outrageous babysitter, classic film noir and vengeance with a gun.  First up a group of young people strive to survive an alien invasion in Moscow with the dvd review of The Darkest Hour (courtesy of eOne Entertainment).  Then it is babysitting to the extreme with the blu-ray review of The Sitter (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jonah Hill and Sam Rockwell.  It's then time to catch up with one of the 100 greatest movies of all time with the blu-ray review of Chinatown (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Jack Nicholson & Faye Dunaway in a story of power and greed set in 1930's Los Angelas.  I wrap things off with a trip to the old west with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's The Loner Book 1 : The Loner by J.A. Johnstone (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net ) as a man seeks revenge with a barrel full of lead and broken dreams.  Music for this episode features the songs Dark Guitar by KlassicK Productions, Greyhound Watershow by Ocean Alexander and Watergun by Chocolate Crepe, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:40 PM
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On this edition of the show it's a frustrated writer, teens battling evil, battling wizards and gods. First up a writer of teen fiction tries to re-capture her youth and old boyfriend in the dark comedy by the creator of Juno with the blu-ray review of Young Adult (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. Then we return to the halls of Crowley High with the dvd review of Todd and The Book of Pure Evil : Season 2 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as gang contine to fight evil with mostly mixed results. It's a return to the world of some classic revolutionary animation with the blu-ray review of the 35th Anniversary of Ralph Bakshi's Wizards (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as this ground breaking film comes to high definition. It's a trip back to ancient times with the movie review of Wrath of The Titans as Perseus resumes his fight against the gods. Music for this episode features the songs Too Much Too Young Too Fast by Airbourne, Young World by Eric Boff and Magic 8 Ball by Blue Valentine, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57 AM
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One this edition of Extra it's battles across the stars, dangerous bugs, singing rodents and team of galactic proportions.  First up it's bacl to a galaxy far, far away with the audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of The Jedi Book 9 - Apocalypse by Troy Denning as the Sith and Jedi battle it out to the finish.  Then it's time for another Roger Corman produced creature feature with the blu-ray review of Camel Spiders (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as giant spiders terrorize a small town starring Brian Krause and C. Thomas Howell.  It's a vacation gone awry with the blu-ray review of Alivin and The Chipmunks : Chipwrecked (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as  the singing sensations find themselves stranded on a remote island.  It's a team effort with the video game review of Ratchet and Clank : All 4 One for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as Dr. Nefarious and Qwark join the dynamic duo in a mission to once again save the galaxy.  Music for this episode features the songs Sugar Spider by furiousball, No Dark Ships by Beatnik Pharmacy and Let's Go To The Beach by Mostly Harmless, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's regular edition of the show it's monster in all shapes and sizes.  First up genres collide with the blu-ray review of Monster Brawl (courtesy fo Anchor Bay Entertainment) as classic monsters face off in the squared circle starring Jimmy Hart, Kevin Nash, Dave Foley and Lance Henriksen.  Then it's my blu-ray review of the documentary Corman's World : Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as we look back at the career of the legendary director/producer.  Then it is two reviews for the price of one title when I give my audio book and movie review of The Hunger Games for your listening pleasure.  I wrap things up with the video game review of The Adventures of Tintin for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as the your adventurer hits your game console.  Music for this episode features the songs Just Like a Movie by Digital Grey Orchestra, End Game by George Woods, Only a Game by The Suicide Denial and One World by EL84, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:14 AM
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On this week's edition of Extra we explore crooked cops,  a nasty mortician, battling youth and an adventure across the world.  Before I get to the reviews I talk about something strange that happened to me at a local theatre.  It's a trip to the past of New York City with the dvd review of The Son of No One (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a cop must face the consequences of his past.  Some teenagers get in way over thier heads with the blu-ray review of Beneath The Darkness (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Randy Quaid as a very deadly mortician.  It's a trip back into cinema past with the dvd review of The Battle Royale Collection (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as young Japanese students fights to the death on an island.  I wrap things up with the blu-ray review of The Adventures of Tintin (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the classic Herge character gets a 3D animation makeover from Steven Speilberg and Peter Jackson.   Music for this episode features the songs Secret (You Know What) by Freddy, The Battle is Not Lost by Cat Rood and Youth and honey by the silence industry, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00 AM
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On this edition of the show it's back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Day 2 of my coverage of Toronto Comic-Con 2012 presented by Fan Expo that took place March 10 & 11. Celebrities take centre stage in this edition of the show as they take time out to share some words of wisdom and insight. First up I catch up with actress Nicole Marie McCafferty (www.ontariofantasymovies.freehostia.com) as she talks about what it is like to work for an independent film company. Actor John Delancie (Q on Star Trek : Next Gneration) talks about his role on the show and acting tips for the next generation of actors. Keeping with the space theme actor Robert Picardo (www.robertpicardo.net) (Star Trek Voyager, Stargate : Atlantis) talks about his famous roles on both shows and the foils of working in a tight outfit. After a great Q & A, I catch up with actor Bruce Boxleitner (Scarecrows & Mrs. King, Tron & Tron : Legacy) as we talk about the changing face of hollywood and the challenges of getting work as an older actor. Then we get some more Canadian flavour as I catch up with charming actress Nicole de Boer (Star Trek : Deep Space Nine , Dead Zone, Stargate Atlantis) as she talks about working with HD, how to properly act with a transporter beam and acting in sci-fi. I conclude my interviews with Eddie Furlong (Terminator 2, Pet Cemetary 2) as we talk about working with Arnold and James Cameron. Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:23 PM
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On this week's edition of Extra we have a jammed pack show for your listening pleasure.  First up we hit the streets of Toronto for a new cop show with the dvd review of King : The Complete First Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a female detective fights for her place inthe force while balancing her social life.  Then it is a return to action with former WWE Superstar Steve Austin with the blu-ray/dvd review of Recoil (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a police officer takes the law into his own hands.  A tunnel becomes an object of terrior with the dvd review of Absentia (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) in this creepy thriller.  It's an old tale with a new twist with the blu-ray review of Footloose (2011) (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as a young man fights a town for the right to dance.  Things come to a dramatic end with my audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 5 - To Hell and Back (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as the sexy necromancer prepares for her final confrontation with the prince of hell.   Music for this episode features the songs Copenhagen by Chris Townsend, What I'm Missing by Everyday Jones, Dance With The Pharaoh by Joe Stbol and Last Dance by Oleg Galkin, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:29 AM
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It's another on the road edition of the podcast as I start my first convention coverage of 2012 with a trip to Toronto Comic-Con 2012 presented by Fan Expo that too place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 10 & 11, 2012.  On my Day 1 coverage you get a nice variety of observations and interviews for your listening pleasure.  First up it's a trip back to the 80's as I catch up with actor Curtis Armstrong who starred in the cult film Revenge of the Nerds and the tv series Moonlighting.  I get a chance to talk with some independent producers of the new webseries Clutch (www.clutchtheseries.com)  and how they are trying to make an impact on the web.  I then get a chance to catch up with the Jason Eisener, director of Hobo With a Shotgun (which I have reviewed on this show) as we talk about the art of making a cult classic.  It's a short trip into the land of reality tv as I geta quick interview with one of the stars of the Celebrity Apprentice, Tia Carrere (Wayne's World, Relic Hunter) as she spills some dirt on the show.  I end the day by catching up with one of the hosts of Innerspace on the SPACE channel AJ Fry as we talk a little sci-fi and actually suprise him with some news.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar, it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged

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On this edition of the show it's sword and sorcery, twin magic and more dealings with the devil.  Right at the top of the show I give my take on a recent loss to the world of music and cult tv shows.  The popular video game franchise is now a new web series with the dvd review of Dragon Age : Redemption (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  starring Felicia Day (Buffy, The Guild) based on the game by Bioware.  It's a case of double trouble with the blu-ray review of Jack & Jill (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Adam Sandler and a host of cameos in his latest comedy movie.   It's time to catch up the sexy necromancer with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine ; Book 4 : Saint City Sinners (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as she fights for her life against the legions of Hell.  Music for this episode features the songs Bride of the Dragon by Man Bites God and Family by PuceWallpaper, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Extra it's an award winning movie, a trip into terror, a town of dark secrets and more adventures of the death dealing necromancer. To start the show I give you all some exciting blu-ray news and a little rant on the state of networks yanking tv shows. First up at the gate is the dvd review of the Oscar Award Wiinning Hugo (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as a young boy fights to save his father\s dream in Paris of 1931. Then a female nurse gets more than she bargained for after a near death experience in the dvd review of Insight (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) in this dark thriller starring Natalie Zea, Sean Patrick Flannery & Christopher llyod. It's a trip back to Durham with the dvd review of Durham County Season 3 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where secrets don't stay buried. The dark urban adventures continues with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 4 : Saint City Sinners (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as the sword slashing necromancer fights for her life against the forces of hell. Music for this episode features the songs 5 O'Clock by Ocean Alexander, I've Got a Secret by Robin Stine and Lovely Little Sinner by Fine Print Pariah, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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It's another on the road edition of the show as I return back to the GTA for my Podcamp Toronto 12 that took place on Ryerson University, Feb. 25 & 26, 2012.  In addition to gettting my thoughts on the weekend event I catch up with my old friend and fellow podcaster/author Steve Saylor as we talk about writing and his return to This Week in Geek.  Music for this episode features the song Travelogue by George Woods, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this regular edition of the show it's some sports entertainment action and an encounter with demonic forces.  First up we continue the road to Wrestlemania with the dvd review of the most electrifying man in the squared circle with The Rock : The Epic Journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this 3-disc set chronicles the journey of the WWE Superstar.  Then it's a journey to a virtual ring with my video game review of WWE '12 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Two WW2 soldiers find more than they bargained for with the blu-ray review of The Devil's Rock (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this tale of supernatural terror.  The Devil comes a calling with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrows Dante Valentine Book 3: The Devil's Right Hand (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net).  Music for this episode features the songs Rock and Roll by Jim Beggs, Electricity by True Margrit and Flight Rock by Martin Rocka, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of extra it's birds of a feather that sometimes flock together. First up it's a trip back to the city zoo with my dvd review of The Penguins of Madagascar : Operation Ducky (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the fearless foursome face off against another set of challenges. Then it's time to catch up with some avid birders in the blu-ray of The Big Year (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in this outdoor comedy. Two classic animated idiots return to tv with the dvd review of Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head Volume 4 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the duo return to cause havoc for a new generation of fans. It's then time to catch up with more adventures of a sexy Necromancer with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine's Book 2 : Dead Man Rising (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as she faces off against the evils of her past. Music for this episode features the songs Duck Tape by smallfish, Wild Birds by Shannon Richardson and Dream of You Dead by Five Four, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show it's a dashing cat in boots, a mysterious island and talking social media.   First up it's a trip back inot the Shrek Universe with the blu-ray review of Puss In Boots (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the Ginger Kitty gets his own adventure.  Then it's a trip into the world of Jules Verne with the movie review of Journey 2 : The Mysterious Island starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Cain in this new action adventure movie.  In my preperation for Podcamp Toronto 2012 I catch up with one of the  organizers, Connie Crosby and we talk about social media and the upcoming Un-conference scheduled for Feb. 25 - 226 at Ryerson University.  Music for this episode features the songs Island by Jamison Young and travel by deadpan, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of extra it's trapped people, a mystery solving priest, a trio of bounty hunters and a hunting necormancer.  First up I talk about some startling news of a death of a very famous singer that happened this weekend.  It's six people in the struggle for thier lives in the DVD review of DIE (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this pyschological thriller.  Then it's another dip intro retro tv land with my dvd review of The Father Dowlin Mysteries : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video)  starring Tom Bosley as the invetigative priest.  Former WWE Dive Trish Stratus takes center stage in the dvd review of Bounty Hunters (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in her theatrical debut as a tough as nails bounty hunter.  It's a trip into the near future where a necromancer must work for the prince of darkness in the audio book review of Lillith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 1 : Working For the Devil Parts 1 & 2  from Graphic Audio.  Music for this episode features the songs Trapped by Darryl, Fever by Electric Fence and Running In Circles by Postmark Twain, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show it;s a city under seige, a vengeful nun, a myterious woman and a masterful magician.  First up it's a trip to the dangerous streest of the Big Easy in my blu-ray review of Sinners & Saints (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a cop fights to keep the streets clean of drugs.  The the war on drugs starts on another front with the dvd review of Nude Nuns with Big Guns (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a nun takes our her revenge on a system that almost killed her in this Grindhouse type action movie.  It's off to the theatre as I catch the first non-Potter role for Daniel Radcliffe in the movie review of The Woman in Black in this very creepy new film from the house of Hammer.  My audio book reviews continue with teh review of The Magician : Book 2 of The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.  Music for this episode features the songs New Gun by The Weedies, Blackheart Blues by Melissa Forbes and Haunted House by Ben Cooper, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show it's a madman, a man trapped, wild women in the west and battle across the stars.  First up a detective and psychiatrist try to track down some women before they experience a fate worse than death in the dvd review of A Darker Reality (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) starring Daniel Baldwin, Sunny Doench and James C. Burns.  Then a prison guard has the worst first day on the job ever in the dvd review of Cell 211 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this foreign thriller.  It's a trip back to the wild west with my retro blu-ray review of Bad Girls (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where 4 women fight ot survive starring Madeline Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie McDowell and Drew Barrymore.  It's a third person battle  against Orcs and the hordes of Chaos with the video game review of Warhammer 40K : Space Marines for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Our New Reality by The Radical Thought Resistance, Perfect Reality by Itchy Trigger Finger and Foot Soldier by The Stepfordf Five, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Extra we take a look at some battling immortals, vengeful vampires, persistant demons and a deadly assassin.  First up is my audio book review of The Alchemyst : Book One of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott as two young twins get thrust inot teh world of magic and mythology.  Then it's sword and scorery meets vampiric evil with the dvd review of Tales of An Ancient Empire (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Michael Pare and Melissa Ordway as a small band of adventures try to stop an ancient evil.  It's evil with a modern day twist with the blu-ray review of Paranormal Activity 3 (Courtesy fo Paramount Home Video) as we get a look into the past on the young Katie and Kristie. I wrap things up with a trip into 16th Century Rome with the videogame review of Assassin's Creed : Brotherhood for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as Enzi Auditore fights against the Borgia Empire.  Music for this episode features the songs Immortal by Val Davis, You're My Demon by ODYC and Killer by Redhouse, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show it's an imagination gone wild, baseball woes and another trip into the land of the rich and power hungry.  First up it's another retro blu-ray movie review with The Scout (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Albert Brooks and Brendan Fraser as a scout for the New York Yankees may have found the player of his dreams or nightmares.  Then it's a trip into a man living his nightmares with the second retro blu-ray review  of Monkeybone (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Brendan Fraser and Bridget Fonda where a cartoonist has to battle his simian creation.  It's a look at the way the Oakland A's changed baseball with the dvd review of Moneyball (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman.  It's another wild ride with Stone Barrington with my audio book review of Strategic Move by Stuart Woods.  Music for this episode features the songs Outta My Mind by High Alert Status, Head Full of Numbers by Fine Print Pariah and That Letters and Numbers Makes by ep.p. hall, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For this episode it is a mix of action and abduction on the podcast.  First up it's a trip back into horror history with the dvd review of Wed Craven's 70's classic The Hills Have Eyes (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a family on the way to California takes a very bad breakdown.  A young man finds out his whole life is a lie in the dvd review of the new action film Abduction (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Taylor Lautner (from Twilight), Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina.  It's then a trip to the land of the teenage supernaturals with the dvd review of The Vampire Diaries : The Complete First Season (from Warner Bros Home Video) as the Salvatore Brothers cause havoc in Mystic Falls.  I wrap things up with my audio book review of the final chapter in the Strain Trilogy with The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan as a small band of humans fight for survival in a world of vampires.   Music for this episode features the songs Hillside by rest, Action Movie Soundtrack by The New Radio and Eternal Sin by Inferium, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show we journey back to Shannara, some super spy penguins and humans and a trip into the future.  First up it is the return of my audio book reviews with my review of the lastest chapter in the Legends of Shannara : The Measure of Magic by Terry Brooks as the battle between The Word and the Void continues where a small band of adventures try to take back a world in ruin.  Then it's my dvd review of The Penguins of Madagascar :Operation Blowhole (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the flightless birds tackle a dolphin set on world domination.  The spy action continues with the dvd review of Archer : The Complete Season Two (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the spy who loved himself tries to track down his father and romance a KGB spy.  I wrap up the animation reviews with another trip into the future with the blu-ray review of Futurama Volume 6 (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the crew of the Planet Express gets into more crazy situaitons in this second half of the 6th season.  Music for this episode features the songs Black Magic Man by The Uncut, Secret Island in the Sun by Boon and Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show it's a spooky house and sanitorium, a wayward king and Marvel's Might Mutants in action. First up producer Guillermo Del Toro brings another tale of terror with the dvd review of Don't Be Afraid of The Dark (courtesy of Alliance Films) where a young girl finds out that terror can come in small packages. Then addictions come to life with the dvd review of Hidden (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a group of people discover that some secrets are best kept undoscivered. It's a time travel with a medieval twist in the dvd review of In The Name of the King 2 :Two Worlds (Courtesy of Phase 4 Films) starring Dolph Lundgren as Granger, a man who must defeat his personal demons to save a kingdom. Time for more mighty Marvel Mutant Mayhem with the video game review of X-Men : Destiny for the PS3 (Courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as you control the fate of a young mutant fighting alonside the X-men or the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in this 3rd person action RPG. Music for this episode features the songs Lady of The Dark by The Quintessentials, All The King's Men by John Zielman & The Selves and Soulful Battle by Crush, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of Extra it's the vampire next door, a punk rock rebel, singing kids and angry monkeys. First up it is the review of blu-ray/dvd combo of Fright Night (2011) (Courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) starring Colin Farrell and David Tennant as a young man begins to belive his neighbour may be more than what he seems in this remake of a 80's classic horror/comedy. Then it is a trip to the world of Punk Rock with the raunchy tale of love and violence in the blu-ray review of the Collector's Edition of Sid & Nancy (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols. The kids from McKinley High take their act on the road with the blu-ray review of Glee The Concert Movie (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) where you get highlights of their concert tour and the impacts the show has on the fans. It's a look into the origins of a classic science fiction movie franchise with the blu-ray review of Rise of The Planets of The Apes (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) where Cesear begins the start of an ape revolution. Music for this episode features the songs In The Dead of The Night by Barry McCabe, Sex and Violence by Nadeea and Love Revolution by All Mighty Whispers, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's first edition of 2012 we ring in the new year with with some red hot, rage filled reviews.  First up we go back in time to a date of infamy with the blu-ray review of Tora! Tora! Tora! (courtesy of Fox Home Video) in this dramatic 1970's re-telling of the attack on Pearl Harbour that brought the US into WWII.  Then we jump to the world of sport entertainment with the 3-disc dvd review of WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that highlights some of the best matches from last year. It's a trip to a changed Earth with the video game review of RAGE for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as one man tries to survive the Authority and an army of nasty mutants in this first person shooter.  We wrap things up with the dvd review of Colombiana (courtesy of Sony Pictures home video) starring Zoe Saldana(AVATAR) as a young woman out to avenge the death of her parents in this action thriller.   Music for this episode features the songs Best Behaviour by The Cartwheel Club, Rage by Stone Jack Jones and Cactus Dave's Revenge by The Pike Bishops, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On his year end edition of Extra we take a trip to the horror side on the last podcast of 2011. First up I give you some exciting news about a great new release from my new friends at Paramount Home Video. A group of teenagers get more than what they bargained for when a pirate radio station comes to town in he dvd review of The Open Door (courtesy of Phase4Films) in this new horror movie. Then it is off to the English countryside as 2 couples get more than what they bargained for in the dvd review of Don't Let Him In (courtesy of eOne Entertainment). We then learn why we have never gone back to the moon in the dvd review of Apollo 18 (courtesy of Alliance Films) where 2 astronauts find more than just space rocks on the lunar surface. We wrap things up with a another aquatic thriller with the dvd review of Shark Night (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as some young adults learn that it is still not safe to go back into the water. Music for this episode features the songs A Man outside your door by Miles Cain, Wishing Well by Humanzee and Shark Attack by josh, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Extra it's my annual Christmas Special with reviews a plenty and a visit from the man in red. First up it's a trip to the Lindsay Square Mall where I catch up with Santa and find out what the kids are asking for this year. Then it''s a trip to the North Pole with the dvd review of Disney's Prep and Landing (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) where two elves try to save Christmas for a small boy. Then we take a trip back to the world of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with the dvd review of Belle's Magical World (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) and Beauty and the Beast : The Enchanted Christmas on blu-ray (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as we look at some untold tales from the Enchanted Castle. To wrap things up we turn to the world of the MMA with the 20-disc dvd review of The UFC Ultimate Fight Collection 2011 Edition (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where we look back at some of the greatest battles in the octogon from July 2010 to June 2011. Music for this episode features the songs Pimpin' With Santa, Sweet Christmas Day by Amagodden and Midnight Snow by Abscondo, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's show we feature a killer saint, a gaggle of penguins, a struggling kid and a war in a glaxy far far away.  First up the holidays in Holland take a turn on the terror side with the blu-ray review of Saint (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the legend of St. Nicholas gets a makeover in this Dutch horror film.  Then it's man vs nature with my blu-ray dvd review of Mr. Popper's Penguins (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jim Carrey as a businessman who has the help of the arctic birds to rediscover his kids.  It's the story of a teenage boy's struggle with weigh in the dvd review of The Fat Boy Chronicles (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) in this heartwarming tale of overcoming odds toachieve your dream.  We wrap things up with a journey back to a galaxy in turmoil with the audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Book 8 Ascension by Christie Golden as the lost tribe of the Sith continue thier march to power.  Music for this episode features the songs The Penguin by Manny, Shy Boy by Robin Stine and Just Rise by Plunkett, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Extra we take a trip back to the glory days of Saturday morning television with my Captain Power/Gary Goddard special. First up you get my dvd review of the brand new 4-disc set of the groundbreaking live action/CGI series Captain Power and The Soldiers of The Future Complete Series (courtesy of Video Services Corporation) as humans fight for thier future in the year 2147. Then it's a trip to the planet Luminaire where the Legion of Light do battle with Baron Dark in my dvd review of the 2-disc Collector's Edition of Skeleton Warriors The Complete Series (courtesy of Video Services Corporation) in this 1994 animated series. As a special treat to my listeners I am joined by creator/writer Gary Goddard as we talk about both shows and plans to bring them back to a new generation of fans. Music for this episode features the song Power Inside by EL84 it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show the focus goes back on our furry friends.  First up it's a trip back to the world of 80's tv animation with the 3-disc review of The Littles Collection (courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment) as we follow the adventures of tiny people in your walls.  Then it's back to ancient China for trhe further adventures of Po the Panda with the blu-ray/dvd review of Kung-Fu Panda 2 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as he and the Furious Five face off against a threat to kung-fu itself.  It's a trip to the wilds of Kenya with the blu-ray/dvd review of Disney Nature's African Cats (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) where two families of big cats fight to survive.  We wrap thiings with another new holiday special with the blu-ray review of Ice Age : A Mammoth Christmas Special (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the prehistoric gang try to get off Santa's naughty list.  Music for this episode features the songs Very Little by Cutting Jade, China Walls by 11 Miles West of Nowhere and Frozen Boy by Ken Blackwood, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Extra we get a little help from some furry and feathered friends and the world's greatest detective. First up it's my theatrical review of The Muppets as the late Jen Henson's creations get a reboot for a new generation. It's a trip to the deep US South of the 60's with my blu-ray/dvd combo review of The Help (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as unlikey freindship in this touching drama. It's another take on the legendary lawman of literature faces off against hellish hounds, curses and a vampire with the dvd review of the new 4-disc Sherlock Holmes Collection (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) as Holmes and Kenneth Welsh as Dr. Watson. 3 Mossad agents have to deal with a kidnapping gone wrong with the dvd review of The Debt (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain & Tom Wilkinson. Music for this episode features the songs Daytime Soaps and Shattered Hopes by Sweet Diss and The Comebacks, Runnin Hound by Eros and Curse of a Madman by Ancient Influence, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the podcast it's a Christmas story with a canine twist, a woman seekinf redemption and some Harry Potter magic.  First up I kick off the holiday season with the dvd review of A Christmas Wedding Tail (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where 2 dogs try to save a wedding starring Jennie Garth (90210), Brad Rowe (General Hospital) and Tom Arnold.  Then it's a story of a young woman trying to find herself in Sundance 2011 Award Winner Another Earth (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Brit Marling and William Mapother (LOST).  It's a look into the life of a best selling author with the dvd review of Magic Beyond Words : The J.K. Rowling Story (courtesy fo Alliance Films) in this authorized biography of the woman who created Harry Potter. I wrap things up with another trip back into the world of magical bricks with the video game review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 5 - 7 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Car Crash by Frictionless Man, Magic 8 Ball by Blue Valentine and These Words by Alycia Lang, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Extra we covers wars of many shapes and sizes. First up it's a trip back to a classic musical with the 3 -disc blu-ray/dvd revew of the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story (courtesy of Fox home video) as the classic Romeo & Juliet tale gets a 1961 New York spin. It's a trip back to August 2008 with the blu-ray of 5 Days of War (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a reprter fights to get the truth out there starring Rupert Friend, Richard Coyle and Val Kilmer. It's then time to take the definitive look at the Texas Rattlesnake with the dvd review of WWE's Stone Cold Steve Austin : The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time 4 disc set (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) filled with matches and some of his greatest moments from his ECW. WCW and WWE career. It's time to bulk up with the dvd review of Conan The Barbarian (2011) (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Jason Momoa and Rose McGowan in this reboot of the popular film franchise. Music for this episode features the songs The War Against by The Swim Team, Wrong War by Bipolar Bear and Cold Winter Day by The GutterSluts, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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For this episode it's teenage drivers, a kidnapping on wheels, battling hillbillies and some b-movie thrillers. First up I give a little rant on what I think of the latest holiday violence in the US that happened on Black Friday. We take a trip back to the 80's with my classic dvd review of License to Drive (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman in this action comedy classic of teenagers gone wild. Then it is back to present day with the blu-ray review of Carjacked (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Maria Bello(Prime Suspect) and Stephen Dorff in this action thriller where a woman and her son are in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's a trip into the woods in the dvd comedy/horror review of Tucker & Dale VS Evil (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Tyler Labine & Alan Tudyk(Firely & Dollhouse) as the body count rises all because of a simple misunderstanding. We wrap things up with the dvd review of the horror anthology film Chillerama (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring a sexually charged tribute to the b-movies of yesterday (featuring titles such as Wadzilla, I was a Teenage Werebear and The Diary of Anne Frankerstein) as the last night for a drive-in becomes a real killer. Music for this episode features the songs I Live in My Car by Cahrles Potts Magic Windmill Band, Donuts Guns & Daycare by The Shim Shams and Space Zombies from the Black Lagoon by Dawglips, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of Extra it's a trip on the wild side with some animal adventures.  First up is a tale of star-crosssed romance under the big top of 1931 with the blu-ray review of Water For Elephants (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (from Twilight movies).  Then it is a trip back to some classic animation with the dvd  rreview of Babar and Father Christmas (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the king of Celestville brings in the holiday season.  It's a jump ahead in animation with the blu-ray review of the Diamond Edition of Disney's Lion King (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as this 1994 release gets a fresh look and a boat load of extras.  We wrap things up with another trip back to the 80's in cinema with the dvd review of Project X (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt where following orders isn't the only way to become a hero.  Music for this episode features the songs New Show Come To Town by budz, Wondering Where The Lions Are by Jim Beggs and JUngle Man by bees deluxe, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51 AM
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It's a modern family woes, a battle for an ancient empire and kick butting superhero action on this episode of the show.  First up it's a glimpse of today with the blu-ray review of ABC's Emmy Award winning series Modern Family : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as 3 familes try to just get along in this comedy/reality show.  Then it is back to ancient times with the blu-ray review of HBO's ROME Season 2 (Courtesy of Warner Home Video) as the fate of the empire rests on the shoulder of two soldiers and a young man.  It's a trip back to Gotham City with the videogame review of Batman : Arkham City for PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) where the Dark Knight must face off against some of his greatest enemies in a city gone wild.  Music for this episode features the songs Family Tree by Frank Royster and City of Sinn by Leif Willumsen, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:43 AM
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It's video game action, a search for a lost city and the cries of the dead on this edition of extra.  First up I comment on the recent departure of Regis Philbin from tv and give you some news about a new source of releases for the podcast.  It's more fun and action from the Halo Universe with the dvd review of Red VS Blue Season 9 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we get more CGI animated adventures to enjoy.  We take a trip back to ancient Italy with the blu-ray review of Assasin's Creed : Linegae (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this live action prequel gives some background on the successfull video game franchise.  It's then time for some martial arts madness in the deset with the dvd review of The Treasure Hunter (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a battle for ancient treasure rages on.  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Fading of the Cries (courtesy fo eOne Entertaintment) starring horror legend Brad Dourif in this supernatiral survival story.  Music for this episode features the songs Halo Effect by Sundown Caffeine, Halo by Tommy Mack and The Wind Cries Mary by Jim Beggs, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show its rowdy kids, angsting supernaturals, a dual bank robbery and more web slinging action.  First up it's another trip to a galaxy far far away with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of LEGO Star Wars : The Padawan Menace (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as younglings from the jedi temple run amok in the galaxy.  Then it's a trio of 20 something monsters just trying to get by with the dvd revidew of Being Human (US version) : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a ghost, werewolf and vampire long ot be normal in his adaptation of the hit BBC series.  It's a case of multiple bank robberies with the dvd review of Flypaper (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Patrick Dempsey & Ashley Judd in this action, comedy and suspense film.  It's a journey across timelines with the video game review of Spider-man : Edge of Time for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca)  as the Amazing Spider-man and Spider-Man 2099 batte to save their universes.  Music for this episode features the songs Human Nature by MUNK, Fly by Os Improvavies and Matter of Time by Shannon Hurley, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:53 AM
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For this edition of extra it's women in trouble and crazy spy cars on the menu. First up it's the blu-ray review of A Little Help (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a woman is just having one of those lives starring Jenna Fischer, Chris O'Donnell and Rob Benedict. Then a rookie cop takes flirting a little too far in the dvd review of the dark thriller The Kate Logan Affair (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Alexis Bledel & Laurent Lucas. It's a trip to the animated world of talking vehicles with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Cars 2 (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as Mater the Tow Truck becomes a super spy car. It's a trip to a very dark and twisted version of Wonderland with the game review of Alice : Madness Returns for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as Alice struggles with her memories in a world turned upside down. Music for this episode features the songs Can't Help Myself by Kyoshi, Affairs of the Heart by Jacques Grant and Rewired and Dream by Alice Smith, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57 AM
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On this edition of the show features assasins, security agents and one of the greatest rivalries in sports entertainment history. First up it's the dvd review of Assasin's Code (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a government assasin must face the sins of his past. Then it is the spy business of a Canadian twist with the dvd review of CBC's InSecurity The Complete First Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the agents of NISA (National Intelligence and Security Agency) keep our nation safe, sort of. A Young man gets thrusted into fatherhood with the dvd review of Raising Hope : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) and struggles to raise his young daughter along with his white trash family starring Martha Plimpton and the outrageous Cloris Leachman. It is one of the greatest wars in sports entertainment with the 2 disc blu-ray review of WWE's Greatest Rivalries Shawn Michaels VS Bret Hart (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we relive the war between 2 of the greatest superstars of thier time. Music for this episode features the songs Secret by Brian Sharpe, Hope is Born by Desmond Pringle and Daytime Soaps & Shattered Hopes by Sweet Diss and The Comebacks, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41 PM
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For this edition of Extra we feature adventures of a stuffed bear, master spy, peeping toms and tabloid news.  First up a classic Disney animated character gets a new release with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Winnie The Pooh (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as the bear continues his endless quest for honey.  Then we revisit a spy tale in the Cold War era in John Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring the late great Sir Alec Guinness as he roots out a mole in the Circus.  It's all about the world of rooftop peeping toms in the dvd review of Peepers (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as an inquiring female professor throwsa kink inot the worlds.  It's a tale of a beauty queen gone wild with the dvd review of Oscar-winning director Errol Morris's Tabloid (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this strange story of devotion and scandal sheet notoriety.  Music for this episode features the songs The Circus by Earl Grey and Croquet, Silent Circus by The Banx and Random Beauty by Smile Divine, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this edition of the show we take a look at some dangerous killers and crooked cops.  Frist up we journey back to Los Angelas circa 1940's with my video game review of LA Noire for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as we follow the career of a young detective on the rise.  It's then a journey to the Canadian west coat with the dvd review of The Pig Farm (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this documentary chronicles one of the most notorious serial killers ever Robert "Willie" Pickton.  It's a case of police, power and politics with the dvd review of The Bridge : The Complete First Season 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Aaron Douglas as Frank Leo who becomes head of the police union in a very dangerous city.  It's a retro movie blu-ray review with the release of Robocop 2 (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) starring Peter Weller & Nancy Allen as the cyber cop battles NUKE and an evil robot to boot.   Music for this episode features the songs Your City of Angels by Michael Stephens, Factory Farm by howdy! and Copenhagen by Chris Townsend, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10 PM
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On this week's edition of Ramble Extra we feature more women in peril.  First up I give some interesting news on what will happen to the Harry Potter video franchise at the end of the year.  It's another new entry from the Disney vault with the review of3D blu-ray Diamond Edition of Beauty & The Beast (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as this classic tale come to high definition.  Then a woman struggles to save herself from a serial killer who's face she cannot see in the blu-ray review of Faces in The Crowd (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Mila Jovovich & Julian McMahon.  It's then time for a classic Brian De Palma film on blu-ray with the review 1980's Dressed To Kill (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as murder comes in all styles featuring Michael Cain, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.  It's a mixture of beauty and danger with the blu-ray review of Nikita : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) in this remake of La Femme Nikita from te 90's.  Music for this episode features the songs The Beast by ZAMARRO, Forget Your Face by James Hurst and LOve Killed Kurt by COMEG, it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23 PM
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It's that time of year again as I bring you my annual Halloween Special. For this year horror/sci fi anthologies take centre stage as we take a trip through time with some classic tv series. First up on the terror train is the dvd review of The Hitchhiker : The Complete Series on HBO (courtesy of Alliance Films) where the human character and all it's foibles are explored featuring guest stars such asKirstie Alley, Tom Skerrit, Gene Simmons Helen Hunt & Margot Kidder and hosted by Page Fletcher. It's horror but this time for kids with the dvd reviews of Goosebumps Attack of The Mutant and Ghost Beach (courtesy of Fox Home Video) guest starring the legendary Adam West as the Galloping Gazel. It's a journey from the inner mind to The Outer Limits Season 1 (from Alliance Films) on dvd in this 90's mix of sci-fi and horror featuring guest stars such as Leonard Nimoy, Alyssa Mlano, Beau & Llyod Bridges and Michael Dorn. Then legendary rock/pop star David Bowie hosts the Showcase series The Hunger Season 2 (from Alliance Films) guest starring Lori Petty, Brad Dourif, Cathy Moriarity and more. As a treat for all you Canadian fans out there you get highlights of the Remembering Frightenstein panel from Fan Expo 2011 featuring producer/co-star Mitch Markowitz and the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria Price taking questions. Music for this episode features the song Horror Style by The Regulator & Skinny Bee , it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:55 PM
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For this edition of Ramble Extra our four legged friends take center stage, First up Zeus the Golden Lab is back voiced by Mario Lopez in the dvd review of The Dog Who Saved Halloween (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as mysterious stranger moves next door. Then it is golden labs of a small kind with the blu-ray review of Spooky Buddies (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as the fabulous five tackle the hound from Hell and an evil Warlock all in one night in their latest adventure. It's a trip back to puppyhood for another talking dog movie with the blu-ray review of Marley & Me : The Puppy Years (Courtesy fo Fox Home video) as the world's worst dog tries to be best in show in this new family comedy. It's then men behaving like dogs (in a way) with the blu-ray review of FX Channel's The League : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as a fantasy football league take competition to the extreme. Music for this episode features the songs NiCanine Dog by Leif Willumsen, Rasta Mon by Angel and The Players Rendezvous by The Cheebacabra , they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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This week I continue my reviews of the horror kind.  First up before any of the reviews I give you a little rant on some very bad vehicular behaviour that I saw on my local roadways.  It's a twisted tale of child abduction and murder with the blu-ray review of  the prequel to 2004's Malevolence, Bereavement (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Michael Biehn and Alexandra Daddario in this indie horror flick.  It's time for a Disney calssic on 3D blu-ray with the review of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures) where Jack Skeleton runs Christmas in this stop-motion film.  Then it's a trip into cyber-mayhem with my dvd review of VLOG (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) whre a female vlogger gets in over her head in this cinema verite picture.  It's another trip to the zombiepocalypse with the dvd review of Zombie Diaries 2 : World of The Dead (courtesy of eONe Entertainment)  where a small band soldiers in the UK fight to survive the world gone mad.  Music for this episode features the songs Night Must Fall by Michael Martin, Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin & Dead or Alive by Hiroshi, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:56 PM
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For this episode of Extra we highlight some of the bad boys of the silver screen.  First up it's a trip back to 1993 with the blu-ray release of Demolition Man (courtesy of Warner Bros. home video) where it takes a maniac to catch a maniac starring Slyvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock in this action comdey classic.  Then it's a man who is his own force of personal destruction with the dvd review of Call Me Fitz Season 1 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Jason Priestley in this comedy series about one of the drtiest car salesman you will ever meet.  It's a horror series restarted with the blu-ray review of The Howling Reborn (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young man (Landon Liboiron from Terra Nova) discovers there may be something dark furry and deadly in his future.  Just ahead of it's season 2 premiere on the SPACE channel you get the dvd review of Todd and The Book of Pure Evil Season 1 (Courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as a small group of teenagers and guidance councillor in Crowley High fight evil with mixed results in this new horror comedy series.   Music for this episode features the songs The Getaway Car by The Stepfordf Five, Cowboys and Crooks by Jackal & The Wolf and Evil Has A Name by Philpot, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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For this episode it mutants, millionaires, zombies and criminals on the show.  First up you get the blu-ray review of X-Men : First Class (courtesy of Fox home video) as we go back to the orgins of the team in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Then it's a kidnapping scheme gone wrong with the dvd review of The Entitled (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Ray Liotta & Kevin Zegers.  It's man vs the dead with the blu-ray review of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 : 3 Disc Special Edition (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that features new extras to get you ready for the upcoming second season.  It's a trip across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 5 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the members of UCOS battle crime and thier own personal demons.   Music for this episode features the songs Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero, Dream of You Dead by Five Four and Dead Again by Lejeune, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Sorry for the delay in shows folks but die to time and space restrictions with the webpage my episodes have been a little off pace lately.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian listeners out there.   A  fresh episode of the podcast will return next Monday or Tuesday - called X Marks the Dead featuring movie reviews of X-men : First Class on blu-ray and dvd of The Entitled as well as tv show reviews of the Special 3-disc blu-ray edition AMC's The Walking Dead : The Complete First Season and dvd review of the BBC's New Tricks Season 5.  Look for more horror and spooky reviews this month with my Halloween Special later this month.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the great weather.

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Here is another edition of Extra.  Sorry for the delay but there was no room earlier in the week  to upload this tv review spectacular.  First up we catch up with Agent Pendergast on the trail of his long lost wife with my audio book review of Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child in this cat and mouse novel.  We catch up with the gang in Philly for the blu-ray review of It's Always Sunny in Philidephia Season 6 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Danny Devito and his pals get into all kinds of comic mischief.  Then it is off to William McKinley High for the blu-ray review of Glee : The Complete Second Season (courtesy fo Fox Entertainment) as the kids dance and sing their way through a whole mess of problems and tackle The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  It's across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 4 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we catch up with the gang at UCOS solve cases the old fashioned way.  We continue in the UK with the dvd review of VERA (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a cantankerous detective solves crime in her own way.   Music for this episode features the songs The Good Life by Club Bob, Simple Life by Club Bob, Party Broadcast by The Cartwheel Club and On The Road by Rude Attirude, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this episode of the show it's butt kicking action, a man on the edge of death, a man pushed to far and a woman haunted by her past.  First up I comment on the recent premier of the Charlie Sheenless Two and Half Men with Ashton Kutcher.  It's a gang fight on an epic level in Thialand with the blu-ray combo review of BKO : Bangkok Knockout (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a showcase of martial arts is displayed.  A man stands on the edge of death in the blu-ray review of The Ledge (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where it is one life, one chace and one step in this thriller starring Charlie Hunnman (from Sons of Anarchy) and Liv Tyler.  I't s a mild man driven to far with the blu-ray review of the 1971 Straw Dogs (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) starring Dustin Hoffman.  A woman finds her past catching up to her in a deadly way in the blu-ray review of A Horrible Way to Die (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment).   A special extra video game review of Mortal Kombat for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as one of the longest fightiing game franchises hits this generation of game consoles.  Music for this episode features the songs Kick It! by Top Johnny!, Good Bye Woman by Shufflin Dogs, Monkey Stimulation by The Plastics and Surrender by Top Johnny!, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:17 AM
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For this week's extra edition of the show it is galdiorial combat throughiyt the ages. First up it is a journey into the squared circle for the dvd review of WWE's Randy Orton : Evolution of a Predator (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this 3 disc set looks at the career of the Apex Predator of Sports Entertainment. Then staying with the WWE it is the 2-disc blu-ray review of OMG! The Top 50 Wildest Incidents in WWE History (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we relive some of the craziest moments in that company. It's a trip back into the past with the 2-disc blu-ray review of Spartacus : Gods of the Arena (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as the house of Batiatus is on the rise in this prequel to Spartacus : Blood and Sand. Then keeping in the past you get the blu-ray review of HBO's ROME Season 1 (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as the rise of an empire and Cesear take centre stage. Music for this episode features the songs Snakes and Ladders by Factor Fiction, Poisioned by a Snake by 2012 and Weapons of Mass SiDuction by DJ_Topshelf, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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For this episode it's  crazy postal workers, masked serial killers and a bitter UFC rivalry.  First up it's a journey to Dsicworld with the blu-ray review of Terry Pratchet's Going Postal (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a conman must make the postal service soar again or die trying.  The hardcased villian is at it again in Chromeskull : Laid to Rest 2 (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as the silent killer stalks new prey in this blood drenched sequel starring Brian Austin Green & Danielle Harris.  It's a night of terror with the dvd review of Medium Raw : Night of The Wolf (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as things go from bad to worse when revenge goes horribly wrong in an insane asylum for the crimminally insane starring William R. Davis (X-Files), Mercedes McNab (Buffy, Angel), John Rhys-Davises and Jay Reso (Christian from WWE).  I wrap things up with one of the greatest feuds in MMA with the blu-ray review of UFC's Bad Blood : Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that chronicles the battles between these two warriors.  Music for this episode features the songs Killer by Redhouse, Killer Gorilla by Whoremoan and Wolfman by Dean & the Deadbeatsh, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13 PM
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For this episode it's abnormals of all shapes andf sizes.  First up it's a trip inot the Disney Vault for my blu-ray review of DUMBO 70th Anniversary edition (courtesy of Walt Disney Home video) as a classic film gets a major makeover.  Then even things that go bump in the dark ned protedtion as I give my blu-ray review of Sanctuary The Complete Third Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a whole new world is discovered beneath our very feet starring Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins and Robin Dunne.  Killer car movies get an upgrade with the blu-ray review of Super Hybrid (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Oded Fehr as mechanics get more than they bargained foir.  It is then a movie within a movie with the dvd review of Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere (courtesy of eOne Films) as a film director gets in over his head over an actress.  I wrap things up with my long awaited movie review of Fright Night starring Colin Farrell & David Tennant as a teenager battles the vampire next door.  Music for this episode features the songs Elephant Romp by J Marie Anderson, Hybrid Moments (Misfits Cover) by energie finger, Hybird Car by The Socknockers & Theme from The Mean Season by Rench,  they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions. 

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THis episode features another trip down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and my third special from Fan Expo 2011 that took place August 25 - 282, 2011. First up I catch up with the Rock Hippo games and talk with Dimitry about thier latest title Brawl Busters. Then it's a chat with Alexander Finbow, Director of Operations at Renegade Arts Entertainment as we talk about the art of making an audio book and the Spine Chillers series narrated by Doug Bradley from the Hellraiser movies. I catch up with the head people at DC Comics, Dan Didio as he returns to the podcast to talk about the New 52 that is coming out and his new title OMAC. From there it's a chat with the new writer of Detective Comics Tony S. Daniel as he talks about taking on the Dark Knight and the future plans for the series. It's all about the video games when I catch up with Victor Lucas, one of the hosts from The Electric Playground as we talk about some upcoming titles and the future of gaming. As a bonus this week I throw in my blu-ray review of Sanctuary The Complete Second Season to get ready for season 3 being released this week. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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For this week's extra edition we take a female perspective. First up you get my dvd review of Stained (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as a young bookstore owner goes to some very dark places. Then it is a trip to 1912 with the blu-ray review of The Extraordinary Adventures of D'Adele Blanc-Sec (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as this female french adventurer faces of against a prehistoric bird and secrets of Egyptian mummies to cure her sister. It's then time to catch up with a once famous porn star with the blu-ray review of Meet Monica Velour (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young man pursues the woman of ois dreams. It's a young woman on a mission with my dvd review of Hanna (courtesy of Alliance Films) as she has been traning her whole life for. I wraop thing up with my dvd review of Sanctuary The Complete First Season where even things that go bump in the night need proteciton starring Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins and Robin Dunne. Music for this episode features the songs Stronger by Heather Sullivan, Drinking Alone by Becky Bishop, Lay it Down by Frictionless Man & Sanctuary by Perennial Darkness they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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It's a trip back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Part 2 of my Fan Expo 2011 convention coverage. First up you get my take on the new 3D technology including what I thought of the new Starfox on the Nintendo 3DS that I got to try out. I catch up with author Crissy Calhoun of Love You to Death - Season 2 : The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries www.ecwpress.com) as we talk about the cult tv show and the challenges of getting a book out. I chat with DC comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (http://kellysue.com) who recently wrote for Supergirl as talk about writing for the iconic character. It's back to the ECW (Entertaiinment Culture Writing) Press booth and a great chat with author Nikki Stafford (http://nikkistafford.blogspot.com) of the classic Buffy Book Bite Me! as we talk about Buffy, Angel, LOST and Fringe. She even tries to help explain the ending of LOST and that is not an easy task. I get a chance to talk actors Michael Biehn & Jennifer Blanc about their last project together The Victim (www.grindhousethevictim.com) and advice on how to get into show business. I wrap up the day with a review of the screening for Terra Nova that I got to see that premieres on City TV on September 26. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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One this week's edition of Extra it's a mixture of high seas adventure and modern day justice. First up it is a trip across the ocean with the dvd review of Doc Martin : The Movies (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a city doctor takes refuge in a small Cornish town.  Then it is a trip on the big ships with the dvd review of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower The Further Adventures (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)as the young hero swashbuckles his way inot more adventure.  Then former wrestler and still bad-ass Steve Austin tackles gangsters in a tight spot in the blu-ray review of Tactical Force (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this  action thriller.  It's a trip into some neon film noir with the blu-ray review of The Big Bang (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as Antonio Banderas plays a detective that gets in way over his head.  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Trollhunter (courtesy of Alliance films)  as 3 young film students in Norway find out that some mythical creatures are far to real.   Music for this episode features the songs The Doctors Say by cafe 401, Your Name in Neon by Mariana, Silence by Isochronous & Drum & Bass by ted tunes, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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Here it is folks my first special from my coverage of Fan Expo 2011 that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Aug 25 - 28, 2011. In this episode I take in the sights and sounds of opening day. Firsat up I am joined by fellow podcaster and writer Wayne as we talk to Brian Namanny who worked on the robots from Disney's upcoming movie Real Steel that premieres Oct. 7 at a theatre near you. The I meet up with artist Jim Su (www.beach-studios.com) who worked on the Canadian animated shows Reboot & Beast Machines by Mainframe entertainment. It's then time for me to catch up with Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry from Innerspace as we discuss all things sci-fi and geekness and catch up on what is happening on the SPACE channel (www.spacecast.ca). I have a quick discussion with Courtney from Hasbro as we talk about a product they launched at the convention called Kre-o Transformers (www.kre-o.ca) . It's then a trip to the streets of Gothamm as I talk with Sarah from Rocksteady Games as we discuss the upcoming game Batman : Arkham City (www.batmanarkhamcity.com) coming out in October. I wrap things up for the day with a very quick interview with actor Larry Hagman who talks about his role as J.R. from the tv show Dallas. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

P.S. Check out the Facebook page for the podcast where pictures from the convention will be posted soon

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In this edition of the show you get a lovable drunk, a nasty ex-baseball player, a therapeutic puppet and a killer camera. First up is the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Arthur (2011) (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring Russell Brand, Helen Miren & Jennifer Garner as a wea;thy drunk must marry or loose it all in this remake of a classic 80's movie. Then it's a trip back into the life of Kenny Powers with the dvd review of HBO's Eastbound and Down : The Complete Second Season (courtesy fo Warner Bros Home Video) as Mexico becomes the new home for Kenny's latest comeback attempt. It's a trip to the mind of depressed man with the blu-ray review of The Beaver (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as Walter played by Mel Gibson ues a puppet to sort out his life, directed and co-starring Jodi Foster. Thinsg get wrapped up with the dvd review of Smile (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Armand Assante where a group of photography students dsicover a very deadly polaroid camera. Music for this episode features the songs Taste of Mexico by Fat City Reprise, Mullet Man by Ten Too Many & Smile by Sender, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

P.S. Please be sure to sau hi to me of you see on at Fan Expo 2011 on Thrusday or Friday. Look for coverage and interviews from the convention in upcoming episodes.

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This week features reviews of English law, a famous Canadian scientist, a washed up baseball player and phtogrpahers in dangerous situations.  First up it's a journey to 18th Century England with the dvd review of the UK series Garrow's Law Series 2 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a young barrister fights for others and his own career.  Then we join scientist David Suzuki in the dvd review of Force of Nature : The David Suzuki movie (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as he gives a lecture 70 years in the making.  It's a the road to redemption for down and out baseball player with the blu-ray review of HBO's Eastbound & Down : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) where Kenny Powers curses his way back to the top.  From the ball fields to the streets of South Africa in the 1990's as you get my blu-ray review of The Bang Bang Club (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where 4 photographers take pictures in a war torn country.  Music for this episode features the songs Soil by Paint, Down on The Ground by David Henderson & Bang by Kyoshi, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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In this edition of the show features an unlikely freindship and worlds across the stars.  First up it is anoither movie from the Disney vault as you get the blu-ray/dvd combo review of 30th Anniversay of The Fox & The Hound (courtesy of Disney Home Entertainment)as this classic tale gets re-mastered and packaged with Fox & The Hound 2.  It's a leap to present day animation with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Mars Needs Moms (courtesy of Disney Home Entertainment) starring Seth Green(sorta), Joan Cusak and Dan Fogler as a young boy journeys to the red planet to save his mom.  Then it is off to the lost city with my blu-ray review of Stargate Atlantis : The Complete Series (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) as this 20 disc release captures all of the action for the first time in high definition featuring comments from actor Rainbow Sun Francks from his press conference at Polaris 22 back in 2008.  .  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Stargate Universe : The Final Season (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) as the newest and possible last entry into the franchise comes to a close.  Music for this episode features the songs Like a Fox by Imaginitis, I Want to Go to Mars by To Touch The Stars & Tara Sings by Michael Stephens, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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In this episode of the show we explode time loops, bad bikers, the down and dirty side of LA and the relaunch of a movie franchise.  First up a trio in drug rehab find themselves stuck in a loop in the dvd review of Repeaters (courtesy of Alliance Films) as tension run dangerously high.  Then two bikers get inot some deep trouble in the dvd review of Born to Ride (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) when they uncover some very dangeous information starring Casper Van Dien, Patrick Muldoon & William Forsythe.  It's a trip to the darker side of Los Angelas with the dvd review of James Ellroy's LA : City of Demons (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the crime novellist dishes the dirt and tells tales about the city.  I wrap things up with the solo movie review of Rise of The Planet of The Apes as a classic film series once again tries to get a reboot.  Music for this episode features the songs I ask You by James Connolly, The Ride by jasmine ash and Monkey Stimulation by The Plastics, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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I continue with my music filled editions of extra this week. In my news round up you get my take on the leaked Wonder Woman pilot by David E. Kelly, Charlie Sheen's tv death and new Thundercats to hit the small screeen. First up it is a collection of songs in the blu-ray review of Jewel : The Essential LIVE Songbook Songbook (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the Alaskan born singer preforms many of her songs. Then it is another female singer with the blu-ray review of Shery Crow LIVE (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as she preofrms many of her greatest hits in front of a big crowd. It's a trip to Apsen with horny young men with the dvd review of Cougar Hunting (courtesy of Alliance Films) in this American Pie-esk movie. Music for this episode features the songs Jewel Robber by Conconquidore Truidorernt and Coyote_(Rattlesnake_Bride) by Heather Morgan, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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This episode it is battles across different time periods.  First up it is a trip back the year of 1215 as small group of people try to hold out against the army of King John in the dvd review of Ironclad (courtesy of Alliance films) starring Paul Giamatti & James Perfoy.  Then the drama of WWII hits the world of dolls in my dvd review of Jackboots on Whitehall (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  as the war takes an unxoected turn starring the voices of Ewan MacGregor, Alan Cummings and Richard E. Grant.  It's a world gone to the vamps with the blu-ray review of Stake Land (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a group of survivors try ot make thier way to New Eden.  It's off to the cinema with Rob as we give our review of Cowboys & Aliens starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig where the wild west gets a science fiction spin.  Music for this episode features the songs IRON by Spotrushaz, Little Town Blues by Rodger Christmann & Lowtied by Burnt, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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On this edition of Extra we take a flare for the musical side of life.  First up it is a retro movie review with the blu-ray of 1992's Honeymoon in Vegas starring Nicholas Cage, James Caan & Sarah Jessica Parker (courtesy of Fox Home Video)  as couple gambles with love.  It's a trip to the teen rockl beat with the dvd review of Disney's Lemonade Mouth (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as a group of teams from detention form their own band.  It's a journmey into the music and history of Jamacia with Rocksteady : Roots of Reggea (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as legends of the music come back together for a big concert.  It's the story to 2 female rockers who havea reunion after a 10 year break-up in the dvd review of Trigger (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this rock and roll movie. Finally it is a trip to the sunny south with the game review of RIO (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) for the PS3 as you control Blue and his friends in this party game.  Music for this episode features the songs Love's Just a Word by budz, Yes I am A movie Star by cjacks, Rootman by Vegitation and Your'e Mysterious by Natalie Brown, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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This time around it's an episode full killer sharks, code, collisions and captain america.  First up it's a journey into the deep blue sea as I give my blu-ray review of Shark Week : Relentless Fury (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring the host of the Late Late Show Craig Ferguson as we look at the biggest bites in water as prep for Shark Week coming this Sunday on the Discovery Channel.  Then it's the blu-ray revioew of a mind-bending actoin thriller Source Code (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where one man must save the life of millions with only 8 minutes to work with starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga.  It's a trip to the not-so friendly skies with the dvd review of Turbulent Skies (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a computer virus threatens the lives of a 747 starring Casper Van Dien and Brad Dourif.  To wrap things up its off to the movies for my solo review of the latest film from Marvel Studios Captain America : The First Avenger as the star spangled hero tackles the evil Hydra with his trusty shield and gun(wait did I say gun,  yup gun) in this lead up to the Avengers movie.   Music for this episode features the songs Passin Time by Willie Strings & The Players,He's Lost by Blood Ruby and Stay By My Side by Greg Schuler, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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For this week's extra edition it's the king Blues music and some exciting action. First up it's another trip to the Sound Stage in Chicago when I review the bl-ray of B.B. King LIVE (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a living lengends preforms along with guests Terrance Howard, Solange and Richie (not Ricky) Sambora. Then it's a trip to the mean streets with my DVD review of Blood Out (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring 50 Cent, Val Kilmer, Vinnie Jones & Luke Goss as a cop has to dropp hi badge to lay down the law. It's a trip to the 12th Century with the blu-ray review of Sword of War (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Rutger Hauer as a small army plots to overthrow a German Emporer. The it is time to highlight a warrior of the squared circle in Rey Mysterio : The Life of a Masked Man (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the WWE's high flyer is highlighted in this 3-disc dvd set. It's a journey across the universe as I give my video game review of Green Lantern : Rise Of The Manhunters (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) for the PS3 fighting as Hal Jordan in this God of War style fighting game. Music for this week features the songs Silver Bullet by Vanton, Empty Hallways by Joe Sibol, Grey, Green & Blue by First Circle and The Mask by Allen Mayes, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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This week it is some home grown and across the pond on the show.  First up it's the life of a marketing executive in the dvd review of Reggie Perrin Set 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as he struggles with his crappy job, too busy wife and strange co-workers.  It's a trip to the Newfoundland with my dvd review of The Republic of Doyle The Complete Second Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  along with season 1 as private detective Jake Doyle solves crimes and fends off girlfriends in this CBC drama.  It's back to England as I give my dvd review of A Flim With Me In It (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a seies of accidents cause a lonely man to take some drastic actions.  I wrap things up with my solo movie review of the record breaking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 2 as of of the biggest movie series in a generation comes to a close.  Music for this week features the songs Razor Blade Evenigs by Short Course Saviour, Wii Fit As Long as I Live by Wicked Celtics and Morning Glory Shake by beat synthetic, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions. 

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For this edition we fight with some conviction across the galaxy.  First up you get the audiobook review of the latest chapter in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars : Fate of The Jedi Book 7 by Aaron Allston as fight against Abbaloth continues to heat up.  Then its a trip down the roads of LA for my dvd review of The Lincoln Lawyer (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei.  It's a mix of genres as you get the dvd review of Aliens in The Wild Wild West (courtesy of Alliance Films) as two kids get a trip back to the west and aliens to boot.  It's then a tale of two men down on thier luck with the dvd review of Le Colis (Return to Sender)  (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) wind up in a very funny sitiation.  I round thinsg up on the musicla side with the blu-ray review of Foreigner LIVE (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the classic rock band preforms on the Sound Stage in Chicago.  Music for this week features the songs Conviction by Mark Jungers, Overdrive (Acoustic) by One Day Remains, Waves by Sender and Bachesque by Deyo, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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For this show we take a trip on the spooky side of things.  First up we hitch a ride with the one and only Mistress of The Dark herself with my dvd reviews of the first  two volumes of Elvira's Movie Macabre (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring the movies Night of The Living Dead, I Eat Your Skin, The Satanic Rites of Dracula & The Werewolf of Washington as she dishes the dirt on these classic B-movies.  It's a trip to Barcelona as I give my dvd review of Rec 2 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a small group of people try to survive in an apartment building of demons.  It's then a review of a horror classic new on blu-ray as I give my take on The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut * Original Theatrical Edition) (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home video) where the devil comes to roost in a young girl.  I wrap thing up with a haunted house movie with as twist with my dvd review of Insidious (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a young family battles demons to save the lifew of a small boy.  Music for this week features the songs GWicked Hold on Me by Kathy Nobrega, A New Mind by Michael Slupczynski and Twisted by Heather Sullivan, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

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For this edition of Extra it is battles in the ring and the wild.  First up is the DVD review of The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time from the WWE (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring steel cage matches from the NWA, WCCW, WCW and WWE from the 80's to today.  Then it is a strange case of multiple-personalities and a touch of supernatural with my blu-ray review of Shelter (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Julianne Moore & Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  It is a struggle for survival with the review of Essential Killing (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as an escpaed prisoner goes to extreme lengths to survive in the European woods.  I wrap things up with my DVD review of Jaloux (Jealous) (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a Quebec couple's weekend plans in a cottage go horribly wrong.  Music for this week features the songs Gentle Steel by Sunhaven, Silence is Essential by deadpan and Damn Well by The Johns,  they can all be found at www.blackstackmuisc.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions

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This episode we tackle warriors of all types.  First up you get my DVD review of The Warrior's Way (courtesy fo Alliance Films) starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth (who was Lois Lane in Superman Returns) and Jang Dong Gun as a legendary fighter tries to start a new life in the American Badlands.  Then its violence in a small town as Rutger Hauer stars in the Canadian made Hobo With A Shotgun (courtesy of Alliance Films) where he dispenses justice one shell at a time.  From fighting men to fighting robots as you get my solo movie review of Transformers : Dark of The Moon where the war for Cybertron rages on.  I wrap things up with my video game review of the highly anticipated Duke Nukem Forever for the PS3. Music for this week features the songs Fallen & Shaken Me by Oh Crap! Ninjas & Transformers by Victor Stellar  they can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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For this edition it is killer laughs abd serial killers.  First up we explore the life of comedian Louie C.K. in the blu-ray/dvd review of Louie : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) in this very unique comedy series.  It's a road into the mind of pure evil as you get the dvd review of Cyrus : Mind of a Serial Killer (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Brian Krause, Danielle Harris & Lance Henriksen .  We journey to an offshore oil platform with the blu-ray  review of The Rig (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring William Forsythe as the workers dig a little too deep.  Finally it is a journey into the Irish woods in blu-ray review of Wake Wood (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a couple tries to bring back thier daughter from the dead.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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For this episode we feature hard edged lawmen, a beastly transformation and a sci-fi shooter.  First up is my dvd review of A&E's Dog The Bounty Hunter : This Family Means Business (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the Chapman family hunt down some wanted felons.  Then we cross the pond for the blu-ray review of George Gently Series 3 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as British dectectives in the 1960's try to solve some baffling cases.  It's another modern day re-telling of a classic fairy tale for the dvd movie review of Beastly (courtesy of Alliance films) as a young man gets a lesson in humility in this beauty and the beast tale.  It's a jump into anoither galaxy with the video game review of Bulletstorm for the PS3 (courtesy of Gameaccess.ca) on a planet where things want to either eat you or kill you in this sci-fi first person shooter.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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For this week's Extra edition the podcast is going green.  First up it's a new take on a classic John Wyndom tale as I review Day of the Triffids (2010) (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) on blu-ray starring Dougray Scott and Jason Priestly as killer planst are on the rampage.  Then it is off the the sunny coast as I give my DVD review of The Glades : The Complete First Season  (Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as a Chicagoi cop catches bad guys and tries to find love in the Sunshine State.  It's green of a different brand as I give my blu-ray/dvd combo review of Green Lantern : Emerald Knights (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) as we get animated tales of the Green Lantern Corps.  Finally it is off to the movie theatre with my solo review of Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 

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This episode we deal with some drag queens and killer beasts.  First up we journey back to 1994 as I give my blu-ray review of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring Terrance Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce as a trio of drag queens trek across the Australian desert on a big pink bus.  Then it is off to the sunny shores of Mexico as I give my blu-ray review of Roger Corman's Dinoshark (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as an ancient beast creates havok on the sunny shores.  It's a battle of 80's pop sensations Debbie Gibson & Tiffany along with monstrous reptiles in the blu-ray review of Mega Python VS Gatoroid (courtesy of eOne Entertainment).  I wrap thing off wiith a journey deep inot the woods with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Red Riding Hood (courtesy of Warner Bros Home video) as a classic legend gets a new twist starring Gary Oldman.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:37 PM
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In this week's extra edition we explore the world of games, evil spirits,mafia bosses and mustants.  First up I give my recaps of this year's E3 Press Conferences by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.  Then it is off to the movies as I give my dvd review of Stranded (Djinns) (courtesy of eOneEntertainment) as 60's soldiers in the Algerian desert must fight for thier lives against evil spirits.  Next up is my blu-ray review of Kill The Irishman (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a self-proclaimed Celtic Warrior fights the mob in 60's Cleaveland.  Finally it is off to the theatre with Rob as we review the next chapter in the saga of Marvel band of Merry Mutants with X-Men :First Class as explore the mutant plight of the 60's.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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For this episode of the show we explore love and terror all in one nice package.  First up you get my classic movie review with 25th Anniversary of The Decline of The American Empire (courtesy of eOne Entertanment) on blu-ray as Montrealers from the past talk about what makes men and women tick.  Then we jump into a romantic comedy of our times with my dvd review of Textuality (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a couple managae thier relationships through smart phones starring Eric McCormack & Carly Pope.  It is  swing on the terror side as I have my dvd review of Fall Down Dead (courtesy of eOne Entertianment) starring David Carradine, Udo Kier & Dominique Swain as fights for her life escaping a serial killer.  I wrap things up with my blu-ray review of Haven : The Complete First Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a FBI agent tries to uncover the mysteries of the town and her own past.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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For this week's extra edition we journey inot the world of sports entertainment. First up it's a trip back to the Monday NIght Wars as I give my DVD review of The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the 3-disc set features classic matches and moments from the glory days of WCW. Then we have a look at a man who revolutionized Mixed Martial Arts as I give my blu-ray review of UFC Ultimate Royce Gracie (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that gives a look into the amazing career of the fighter. I wrap things up with my blu-ray review of the biggest event every year in sports entertainment the 2 disc set of Wrestlemania XXVII (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) hosted by The Rock from Atlanta, Georgia. Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week we journey inot the mystic and strange with my reviews.  First up I give some exciting news about some future release from the fine folks at Disney as part of my news package.  Then it is a journey to Rome to battle the devil as I give my blu-ray review of The Rite (courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment) where a young priest battles to save soul along wiith Anthony Hopkins. Then it is a journey inot the woods as a group of men fight for their lives in my dvd review of Proi (Prey)  (Courtesy of eONe Entertainment) .  It's a jounrey back to television past as I give my blu-ray/dvd review of Robin of Sherwood : Set 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in ITV's classic show from the 1980's.  Then I wrap things up with a jump to present day as I give my blu-ray review of HBO's True Blood Season 3 (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment) as Sookie and Bill face off against werewolves & witches in the Deep South.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Deringtonthat can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17 PM
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For this week's extra addition animation once again takes the spotlight.  First up we journey back to 1982 a I give my blu-ray/dvd combo review of The Last Unicorn as a mystical creature tries to find the rest of her kind.  Then we jump to modern day animation with my dvd review of American Dad : Volume 6 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as the Smith family faces off all kinds of challenges, including the Rapture.  With Cars 2 set to hit theatres I give my blu-ray review of The Incredibles (courtesy of Disney Entertainment) as I talk about one of my favourite Pixar films.  I wrap things up with my review of a classic Shkespearian tale, but this time lawn ornaments in my blu-ray review of Gnomeo & Juliet (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring the voice talents of Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Caine and the one and only Hulk Hogan.  Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Deringtonthat can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This episodes features reviews of some ver passionate people. First up you get my DVD review of Passion Play (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox & Bill Murray as a washed up jazz singers tries to win the heart of a woman with wings. Then we soar inot teanage agnst and adventure with my blu-ray review of I am Number Four (courtesy of Disney Entertanment) as teenage aliens fight to survive on earth. We then take a trip on the wild side as I give my DVD review of Kaboom (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a young man tries to find love around some very strange events in college. I wrap things up witha journey to station 15 and give my DVD review of Rookie Blue : The Complete First Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as new cops brave their first days on the job. You can catch the new season of the show premiering on Global on June 16. Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Deringtonthat can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:08 AM
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On this week\s extra edition it's pirates a plenty on the podcast.  First off I tackle of couple of new blu-ray release with my review of The Violent Kind (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a biiker gang gets mroe than they bargained for in a cabin in the woods and the movie Vanishing on 7th Street (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Hayden Christiansen, Thandie Newton & John Leguizamo where a man wakes up to find a world missing people and full of shadows.  Then you get my video game review of LEGO:Pirates of the Caribbean for the PS3 (courtesy of GameAccess.ca) as you build blocks and fire cannons on the high seas.  Finally Rob joins me as we review Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides as Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush search for the fountain of youth.  Music for this week features the song Fallen Gradeur by the folks at Midnight Syndicate it can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:29 PM
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On this episode of the show all of the stories take place in the 1800's along with a brief news report at the top of the show.  First up is my audio book review of Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith as we take a look at a very bloodied past of a former US president.  Then it is a retro movie review as I give my blu-ray review of Wild Wild West (courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment) starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline. Kenneth Brannagh & Selma Hayek as the west gets a steampunk look.  Then it is the wild frontier of North America as I give my DVD review of Hawkeye : The Frist Frontier the Complete series (courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment) starring Lee Horsley and Lynda Carter as ro as mance & adventure blooms  while the French & British fight it out in the Hudson Valley.  I wrap things up with a very Canadian feel as I givemy blu-ray review of Murdoch Mysteries Series 3 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as crimes are solved in turn of the century Toronto.  Music for this episode features the songs Youv'e Got Me by Johanna Chase, Wild Streak by Becky Bishop & Southwest Serenade by David Connolly, all songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21 PM
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In this episode we tackle reviews of Heroic proportions.  First up we travel back in time to the DC Universe Circa 2007 as I give my review of Graphic Audio's Infinite Crisis Part 1 as forgotten characters come back to re-write the DCU in thier own eyes.  Then we fights alongside Marvel Universe as I give my PS3 game review of Marvel Super Hero Squad : The Inifinity Gauntlet (courtesy of Game Access.ca) as the squadies team up to save Super Hero City.  Then I wrap things up with a trip to the movies as Rob joins me on our first stop in the summer movie train of reviews for our take on THOR now playing at a theatre near you.  Music for this episode features the songs Thunder by Brother Falloon & Thunder in the Underland by Skinny White Boy, both of them can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:46 PM
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For this week's extra episode I delve into some Flights of Fantasy. First up we journey back to the land of Fantasia with my DVD review of Tales From the Neverending Story (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young boy tries to save the life of a dieing child Empress.  Then it os off to Narnia as I give my blu-ray review of Chronicles of Narnia : Voyage of The Dawn Treader(Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as we experience adventure on the high seas.  I wrap things up with a trip to Hogwarts (sorta) with my blu-ray review of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 1 (courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertianment) as the young wizards battle for thier lives to destroy the dark lord.  Music for this episode features the songs Stones and Gems by Kathy Reynolds & The Magic Night by mjc, both of them can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44 AM
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Here it is folks my 250th episode and 5th Anniversary episode that I recorded LIVE on the Talkshoe network this past Saturday with special guest co-host Dave Cooper from the Cultdom Collective podcast and frequent guest on Doctor Who Podshock.  In this special unedited edition Dave and I talk about many science fiction and fantasy shows in both movies and television.  As an added bonous you also get my quick review of Murdoch Myseries Season 2, making our way towards my upcoming blu-ray review of Murdoch Mysteries Season 3 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that will be featured on an upcoming episode.  Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome/

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03 PM
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Be sure to join me and special guest co-host Dave Cooper from The Cultdum Collective Podcast as we once again do a LIVE Edition of my podcast on the Talkshoe network.  We will talk about various tv shows and movies in science fiction and fantasy and take your calls as well.  Scheduled as well is returning guest podcaster/singer/actress Karmyn Tyler from the Karmynkast as I catch up with the lovely ldy in Hollywood.  Search Talkshoe for show ID 18411 starting at 10 am EST, feel free to call in at 724-444-7444 on the day to take part in the show.  Make sure to visit www.talkshoe.com to register your account today.

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This week we highlight murder, mystery and movie making.  First up we travel to the UK as I give my DVD review of ITV's Identity (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the specialized unit tracks down theft of your very identity.  Then it is off to Toronot of the 1890's as I give my tv series review of Murdoch Mysteries Season 1 as I make my way to Season 3.  THen I wrap things up with my DVD review of The Making of PLus One (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we explore the behind the scense of getting an independent movie making process in Cannes, France.  As an Extra bonous this week I am including in my show notes a link to Moulin Rounge (which I have reviewed on this podcast) special at 10 on MTV that can be found here as the movie celebrates it's 10th Anniversary.  Music for this week features the songs Around THe World by Natalie Brown & Who is Peter Tong by MarkovichAMP, both of them can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:16 PM
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This episode features a visionary movie maker, a tricky lobbyist and animated adventures in Toronto.  First off I take a look at two films from legendary film director Alejandro Jodorowsky, El Topo & The Holy Mountain (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that have been released on Blu-ray.  Next we take a journey into th heart of Washington D.C. as I give my Blu-ray review of Casino Jack (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston & John Lovitz as a lobbyist reaches for the stars.  I wrap things off with my DVD review of The Dating Guy Season 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as an animated foursome purise love, life and lust in Toronto.  Music for this week features the songs Honeymoon in Las Vegas by Trailer Park Rangers & Car Crash in Vegas, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:36 PM
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For this week's extra episode I am basing my reviews on films base on true life events.  First up I give my Blu-ray review of Conviction (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring Hilary Swank & Sam Rockwell as a woman fights for the freedom of her jailed brother.  Then it's a journey into the mind of a serial killer as I review the Blu-ray of Dear Mr. Gacy (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young film student delves into the mind of a convicted killer.  I give my Blu-ray review of of 127 Hours (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring James Franco as a young rock climber has to fight for his very life in the   .  I wrap things up with a little bit of comedy with my DVD review of Who's the Caboose ?  (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Sarah Silverman as a young comic heads to Hollywood to pursue her dreams of stardom.  Music for this week features the songs Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop , Fallout Renegade by anemo & Hello California by Salme Dahlstrom, all of them can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36 PM
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This episode features angry women, blood and a thirst for vengeance.  First up is my Blu-ray review of Blood Night : The Legend of Mary Hatchet (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as an urban legend lays waste to some horny teenagers who mess with a Ouija board in a graveyard (never a good plan) .  Then we journey to the world of ballet angst with my Blu-ray review of Academy Award Winning Black Swan (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Natalie Portman must fight her inner demons to preform in a role of a lifetime.  We take a jounrey to Beijing China as I give my DVD review of Walking The Dead (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a ghost with an big axe lays waste to a small town.  I wrap things up with my Blu-ray review of Steven Seagal's latest release in Born to Raise Hell (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the real-life sheriff kicks butt in Bucharest, Romania.  Music for this week features the songs Black Swan by Belladonna, Walking on Grass by Puce Wallpaper In Hell by Leif Willumsen, all of them can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:19 PM
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For this week's extra content we are taking a journey into some b-monster movie madness.  First up is my dvd review of Roger Corman's Sharktopus (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as the waters of Mexico run deep with blood.  Then it is a journey to the far north as an ancient beast runs amok with my dvd review of Wyvern (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring a former star of Stargate SG-1.  I wrap things up with a Blu-ray double-bill release of Galaxina & The Crater Lake Monster (courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment) as a busty female android and an a prehistoric monster take center stage.  Music for this week features the songs Shark Attack by josh & Cool Galaxy by Frenz, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:22 PM
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In this episode you get a trio of lovely ladies and one very brave man on the show.  First up it is a journey back to Wizard World Toronro Comic-Con 2011 as I catch up with some famous actresses from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica.  I have a great talk with Claire Kramer  who played Glory on Buffy, as we talk about her role as a big bad on the show. Then I talk with Mercedes McNab who played Harmony on both Buffy and Angel and what it was like to work on both shows. The last lady is Kate Vernon (http://www.katevernon.com) from the revamped Battlestar Galactica, we talk about her role as Ellen Tigh and how long she had to keep one of the biggest reveals in the show hidden for.  I wrap things up with my DVD review of Discovery Channel's Man Vs. Wild Season 5 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as Bear Grylls tackles some mof the roughest terrain in the world to give you survival tips.  Music for this week features the songs Black Hole by Victor Stellar and Anybody Driving you Wild by Sean Mormelo , all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:43 PM
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This week I give you some more extra content and review for your listening pleasure.  This episode features wars of different eras and galaxies along with the best food ever.  First up I give you my Blu-ray review of Fair Game (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Naomi Watts & Sean Penn as a CIA agents gets her life turned upside down.  Then  we venture to the end of the Cold War with my Blu-Ray review of Farewell (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as two run one of the key spy operations of the 20th Century.  We then go to a galaxy far far away with my video game review of LEGO Star Wars 3 : The Clone Wars for the PS3 as RTS gets introduced into the franchise.  I wrap things up with my DVD review of TLC's The Best Food Ever (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as John Goodman hosts a tour of some of the finest food in the good old USA.  Music for this week features the songs The Year Before the War by Eric Maskol, Balancing Forces by Andrea and Way to Go Mr. America by American Box , all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:45 AM
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On this week's show you get more coverage of Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con 2011 with a Star Wars twist to it.  First up I catch up with Dvaid Pea from Universal Designs  (http://www.udreplicas.com) as he talk about his new Star Wars line of fine leather goods.  Then I talk with actor Jeremy Bulloch (http://www.jeremybulloch.com)  who played legendary bounty hunter Bobba Fett in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he talks about his role in the movies and what it is like to act with a very heavy suit of armour.  My feature segment is the Billy Dee Williams Question and Answer Session with the man who played Lando Calrissian as he talks candidly about his work and even does some poetry to music as well.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar it can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:24 AM
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On this week's show you get more content from Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con that was held at the Direct Energy Centre on March 20.  First up you get some quick reviews of some of the latest demos from the Playstation Network.  From the convention floor I talk with actor David Harris who played Cochise in the cult 1979 movie The Warriors who wins the prize for the most energetic guest there.  Then we journey to a Galaxy far far away as I catch up with actor Jake Llyod who played the young Anakin Skywalker in Stars Wars Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace as he talks about working as a child actor in one of the biggest franchises in movie history.  I catch up with Ripper from the Toronto Roller Derby League (www.Torontorollerderby.com)  and what it takes to compete with her fellow ladies on wheels.  Blake and Andria join me form the Ontario Ghostbusters Club (www.ontarioghostbusters.ca) and talk about the films, fans  and the games based on the franchise.I wrap things up this week with the return of Rob to the show as we review the new movie Sucker Punch that actually had a booth at the convention.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and Sweet Dreams by The Magnificent Andersons.  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:29 PM
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This week I am going the extra effort to give you extra content for this show.  In this episode you get a trio of DVD reviews centred around some truly wild individuals.  First up we journey to China and the birth of democracy with the review of Bodyguards & Assassins (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as two groups battle out for the future of a nation.  Then we journey to the hills of West Virginia with my review of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as filmakers profile a year in the life of the last outlaw family in the USA.  We wrap things up with a journey across the pond as I review St. Trainian's 2 & The Legend of Fritton's Gold (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as an army of young girls fight the evil for thier school starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth & David Tennant.  Music for this week features the songs In America by Uncle Jesus and Oh Virginia! by Cameron Ember , both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52 PM
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This week it is another on-the-road edition as I head down to the Direct Energy Centre to attend the Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con 2011.  On this jam packed show I  cover stars from tv,movies and sports entertainment along with observations from the event.  First up I catch up with child actor Chandler Riggs from AMC's hit show The Walking Dead and tips for young actors along with what's to come for season 2 in the fall.  Then it's legendary WWE Superstar Tatanka (http://www.nativetatanka.com) as we talk about his recent appearance on TV, upcoming Wrestlemania and TNA.  Next up is the professional wrestler/actor Robert Maillet as we talk about his roles in 300 & Sherlock Holmes along with the importance of proper stunt equipment.  Next up is the sultry siren of Internet blogger Carol Zara (http://digitallyblonde.com) as she discusses her rise to fame and waht got her kicked off facebook.  Then it is a journey back to '90's television as I talk with actor Dustin Diamond who played Samual "Screech" Powers on Saved by the Bell.  I wrap things up with my interview with actress Kim Poirer (http://www.kimpoirier.net/) from Dawn of the Dead (2004), Decoys and SPACE channel as we talk about what it was like to work in the remake to a horror classic and blood make-up.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:25 PM
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This week we take a trip to the lands of the dead.  First up I give you my audio book review of book 10 in the Argeneau Vampire series with The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands as another immortal takes a crack at love.  It is then a journey to the UK as zombies roam the street in for my DVD review of Devil's Playground (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) and one woman may hold the cure.  Then it is vampire hunting time with my DVD review of The Bleeding (courtesy of Anchor Bay entertainment) starring Vinnie Jones, Michael Matthias & Kat Von D.  I wrap things up with an interview with Jerry Milani from Wizard World as we talk about the upcoming Toronto Comic-COn this coming weekend.   Music for this week features the songs Hot Sexy Girls by Joe Sibol and Zombie by Devin Anderson , both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:41 PM
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This week we journey with some wild women and explore the mysteries of life itself.  First up I comment on the ongoing saga which is actor Charlie Sheen and my take on what he has bneen up to.  My first review features a very erotic tale of two women who have quite the hook-up in my DVD review of  Room in Rome (courtesy of EOne Entertainment).  Then it it is off on a trip Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on DVD (Courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as the Science Channel show explores space, time and life itself in this informative show from the Science Channel.  We then wrap things up with another review of classic cinema as I give you my take of All About Eve on Blu-ray (Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) when a young star tries to outshine an olde rone starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter & George Sanders.  Music for this week features the songs Blackhole by Victor Stellar and Games Without Frontiers by Echo of Souls , both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:42 PM
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This week the reviews takes us across many lands.  First up is my my Blu-ray review of Fire on the Amazon (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Sandra Bullock in one of her earliest roles and before she made Speed.  Then then it is a journey to the city of lights as I give my Blu-ray review of Last Tango in Paris (courtesy of Fox Entertainment)  starring Marlon Brando.  I wrap things up with my game review of the latest MMORPG to hit the shelves as I tackle DC Universe Online and give my impressions of this new online world.  Music for this week features the songs Paris Museum by Barry Mauer and Midsummer Fires by Blood Rubyboth be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week I crank up my reviews with some high flying action.  First up I give you some more news about the upcoming UFC event in Toronto and a line of popular games being cancelled.  It is off to the squared circle with my first review as I give my take on the new DVD from the WWE, The Big Show : A Giant's World (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as the world's largest athelete's story gets told.  My Blu-ray review is Unstoppable (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as a runaway train is bound for disaster.  I wrap things up with worlds at war with my PS3 review of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 : Fate of Two Worlds as heroes and villains battle it out on your console.   Music for this week features the songs Here's The Show by Corbett and Free Train Runnin by TJR, both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:03 AM
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This week I bring the day of hearts with a plethera of angst and love.  First up I give my DVD review of Wild Cherry (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as modern teenage romance comes into focus starring Rob Schneider & Rumer Willis. Then I review one of the greatest love stories in cinema history with my Blu-ray review of An Affair to Remember (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr.  I round things up with my Glee Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Entetainment) review on Blu-ray as young teens and adults sing their way to success and heartache.  Music for this week features the songs A Two Hour Love Affair by Cheeky Thief and Affairs of the Heart by Jacques Grant Rewired, both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08 PM
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This week I am throwing in a special mini-sode edition of my podcast.  This time I am highlighting the releases of I Spit On Your Grave 1978 and the remake done last year just out on Blu-ray this week (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) and give you my take on this shocking horror classic.  Music for this week features the the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week we feature murder on many fronts.  First up you get another installment of my Tales of Toronto as I give you more impressions from my daily commute.  My audio book review this week is Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King as the author explores the monster in us all.  My animation reviews continue with my Blu-ray review of Dead Space : Aftermath (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as another video game gets animated in a very bloody way.  I conclude with my classic movie review of the week with my take on the 30th Anniversary of Raging Bull (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) on Blu-ray starring Robert DeNiro and Cathy Moriarity.   Music for this week features the songs Dark Lady by Isaac Angel & Fight The Sea by Josh Woodwardboth be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week we journey to far away galaxies and stone cold killers.  First up I give you another chapter in my Tales of Toronto and what I think of the Ted Williams voice guy saga.  My audio book review this week is the latest Alex Cross novel by James Patterson Criss Cross as Kyle Craig moves in the kill.  Then it is off to a galaxy far far away in my video game review of Star Wars : Force Unleashed 2  for the PS3.  I wrap things up with my Blu-ray review of Stargate : Universe The Complete Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as the crew of The Destiny battle for thier very lives.  Music for this week features the songs Electric Universe by Fractured Existence & Universe by Tea Leavesboth be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week my animation explosion continues on the podcast.  First up is my audio book review of Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrington is on the hunt for an ex British spy.  Then it is another journey into the Whedonverse as I give my Blu-ray review of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 : the motion comic (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Buffy and her Slayerettes faces new challenges.  I wrap things up in a Galaxy, Far, Far Away Family Guy style with my Blu-ray review of Family Guy : It's a Trap (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as they once again take on the Star Wars Universe.  Music for this week features the songs Lucid by Shannon Richardson & Trapped by Darrylboth be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week is the first part of my animation explosion.  First up I give an entry in my Tales of Toronto and I rant on a recent censorship of a rock classic.  You get my audio book review of Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs as Tempe journeys to Hawaii to solve a death.  My DVD review is Archer : The Complete Season One (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as a 60's spy gets the animated treatment.  I conclude things with my Blu-ray review of Futurama : Volume 5 (Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as the creww of the Planet Express get a new lease on animated life.  Music for this week features the songs Mason Rocket Spy Extraordinaire by Beatnik Turtlle & Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockersboth be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Well it's my first show of 2011 and a great start to the new year.  First off I give some exciting news about a fiture Blu-ray release and say goodbye to a friend of the show.  This week kicks off my month of fitness with my DVD review of Billy Blanks Taebo : Insane Abs(Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment).  Then I hit the game grid with my movie review of Tron : Legacy and wrap things up with my Blu-ray review of The A-Team (Courtesy of Fox Entertainmentas another 80's icon gets a re-launch.  Music for this week features the songs Insane by Markovich/AMP & Shower Music for the Insane by Gringo Motel, both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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Sorry folks but the holiday season has me spinning and just not the time to record a show this week.  Look for my first show of 2011 to happen next week featuring reviews of the movie Tron : Legacy, DVD review of Insane Abs by fitness guru Billy Blanks and Blu-ray review of A-Team along with some entertainment news thrown in as well.  Thanks for your patience and see you next week.

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This week features my annual Christmas special chock full of podsafe music goodness and a visit from Santa as well.  First up on the show is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Book 6 Vortex by Troy Denning as the Jedi prepare to face the biggest threat they have ever known.  Then I continue my month of Christmas movie reviews with the DVD review of  12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as a young PR rep helps make a very sexy calendar.  I wrap thiings up with a journey to the mythical world of Narnia with my movie of The Chronicles Of Narnia : Voyage of the Dawn Treader as young children battle the forces of evil once again.  Music for this week features the songs Christmas Yet to Be by Freddy, Now That It is Christmas by Rodger Christmasnn & Jingle Bells by Natalie Brown, all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week we are off to the movies.  First up I give my take on this year Video Game Awards that recenlty aired on Spike TV.  I continue my Christmas movie reviews as I give my take on The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation on DVD (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring the voices of Mario Lopez and Paris Hilton.  Then it is off for some action and daventure as I review Knight & Day (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz as a woman gets taken on a wild ride by a super spy.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 1 as things take a turn for the dark.  Music for this week features the songs Stray Dog by The Brothers Femme and The Talke of Harry Potter by FoundObject.PNN.Com, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:31 AM
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This weeks features battles of some of the toughest fighters in the universe.  First up I comment on the recent death of legendary actor/comedian Leslie Neilson.  Then you get my first installment of the month of  Christmas movie review segments as I give my review of Cooper's Christmas (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) and journey back to 1985 to a very dysfunctional holiday movie.  The fight then switches to the octagon as I give my Blu-Ray review of UFC's The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as I get an introduction to 16 years of the ground and pound.  I wrap things off with my Blu-Ray review of Predators (courtesy of Fox Entertainment)  as there is another rumble in the jungle.   Music for this week features the songs Family Tree by Frank Royster and Headhunter by Electric Fence, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we journey to worlds of wonder and adventure.  First up it is back to a world where vampires run amok as I review The Fall : Book Two of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan.  Then it is off to ancient times as I give my DVD review of Spartacus : Blood & Sand Season one (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as gladitorial combat gets a modern make-over.  I wrap things up in Pandora my with my Blu-ray review of the 3-disc Special Extended Edition of Jame Cameron's AVATAR (courtesy of Fox Entertainment).   Music for this week features the songs Quicksand by marcie and Green Forest by Aaron Derington, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we hit the matt and the woods with my reviews.  Before I get to my reviews I give you my take on the new animated super-hero shows Avengers : Earth's Mightiest Heroes & Young Justice that recently started airing on tekevision.  First up we take a look at World Wrestling Entertainment's biggest stars as I review Breaking The Code : Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho 3-DVD Set, giving you a behind the scenes look into the career of the Iyatola-of-Rocken-rolla.  Then we head to the woods for my Blu-Ray review of Hunt to Kill  (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment)starring Steve Austin as he faces off against a gang of criminals in the deep woods.  Music for this week features the song Headhunter by Electric Fence that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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On this week's show it's Shannara, flying cars and tech gone wild.  First up we journey to start of what will be Shannara with my audio book review of Bearers of The Black Staff by Terry Brooks as the children of the Hawk must face thier greatest challenge in 500 years.  My month of musicals reviews continue as I give my take on the new Blu-ray/DVD release of the Ian Fleming classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (courtesy of Fox entertainment)starring Dick Van Dyke.  I wrap things up with my Blu-Ray review of Dollhouse Season 2 (Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Eliza Dushku fights for her very survival.  Music for this week features the songs Race Car by EL84 and Dead Dolls by Vailcode, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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As promised here is my full podcast episode for this week.  First up I continue my month of musicals review with my 45th Anniversary Blu-ray review of The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer. Then we journey inot a galaxy of terror with my Blu-ray review of Alien Anthology as I tackle the Xenomoprhic thrill ride.  Both releases Courtesy of Fox Entetainment.  Music for this week features the song Innerspace by Seraphic Panoply that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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To start of this week you get the first minisode of my podcast.  Because of website qouta issues I can only bring out a short show to get something out to everyone.  On this episode you will get my discussion with Rob on a recent classic horror film he saw and we go over some of our favourite lines from them.  Music for this week features the the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we are seeing red in a number of ways.  First up the Dracula legend gets a modern twist with my audio book review of The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan in the first of vampiric trilogy.  Then it is off to turn of the century Paris France as I give my Blu-ray review of Moulin Rouge starring Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (courtesy of Fox Entertainment).  I wrap things up with the movie review of RED starring Bruce Willis as Rob returns to the show to give his take on it as well.  Music for this week features the songs The Music Box by Bailey Jester and Dressed in Red by Tiedye Keith, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:28 PM
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This week you get my Joss Whedon Special a I highlight some of his work and more.  First up we take a journey to Transylvania  as Ganriel Belmont takes on the forces of evil in Castlevania : Lord of Shadows for the PS3.  Then I start off my month of musicals feature with my review of the 35th Anniversary edition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Blu-ray (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as the cult musical takes centre stage.  From the house of Frank-N-Furter we jump to my DVD review of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Eliza Dushku takes on her own set of multiple personalities. I wrap things off with some mighty Marvel mutants as I review Astonishing X-Men : Gifted :The Motion Comic, written by Joss Whedon.  Music for this week features the songs Day & Night by Victor Stellar and Dolls by Panik that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is my annual Halloween special for your listening enjoyment and this year cult movies are the focus.  First up you get my take on Troll and Troll 2 and the documentary The Best Worst Movie as I discuss what is being called t5he worst movie ever made with Troll 2.  Then it is off to the shores of Lost Lake as I give my DVD review of the original Piranha directed by Joe Dante & produced by Roger Corman.  Then its a journey to classic Universal monster movies of old with my review of The Monster Legacy DVD Set by Universal as Dracula, Wolf-Man and Frankenstein take centre stage.  Music for the show this week features tracks from the The Dead Matter Soundtrack, Halloween Music and the 13th Hour by Midnight Syndicate Fillms.  Your comments are always welcome.

Look for more horror themed reviews with : Castlevania : Lord of Shadows for PS3 & The Strain audio book by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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This week it is robots, little monsters and creatures of middle-earth.  First up is my DVD review of Transformers Seasons 3 & 4 as the war for Cybertron rages on.  Then it is back to Earth with my Blu-ray review of the Joe Dante classic Gremlins as my countdown to Halloween Special continues.  I wrap things up with my PS3 game review of Lord of the Rings : Aragorn's Quest.  Music for this week features the song Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens and Tolkien by Brobdingagian Bards that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week I journey to Sherwood forest with a side journey inot horror. First up I give you my DVD review of the Canadian cult classic Rocket Robin Hood Vol. 2 as we catch up wiith the merry men of the year 3000, then it is off to the world of Rob Zombie for my Countdown to Halloween special segment and give you my Blu-ray review of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects as the Firefly family runs rampant across the silver screen. I wrap things up my my Blu-ray release of the 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn & Olivia De Havilland. Music for this week features the songs Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens and A Green Forest by Aaron Deringtonboth can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week the show is just a plethera of content on the show. First up you get my audio book review of The 9th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Peatro as Lindsay Boxer chases down the lipstick killer, then it is my DVD review of Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter as zombies as vampires and zombies battle it out, from there we head to the mean streets of Empire City in my game review of Mafia 2 for the PS3 and wrap things up with my Blu-ray review of the latest DC Universe Animated movie Superman/Batman : Apocalypse as the girl of steel faces off against Darkseid. Music for this week features the songs Gunfight by The Dead Ranch Hands and A Most Pleasant Apocalypse by Josh Preston, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week we highlight heroes in action.  First up is my audio book review of Tom Pendleton's The Executioner : Time Bomb by Graphic Audio as Mack Bolan takes on The Ghoul.  Then we swing over for my game review of Spider-Man : Shattered Dimensions for the PS3 as our favourite web-crawler battles evil across time and space.  As a bonous you get my take on 2 eisodes of Bored to Death that I picked up from Fan Expo 2010. Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is murder, mystery and mayhem on the menu.  First up I give you my audio book review of the latest Agent Pndergast novel by Douglas Prestion and Lincoln Child Fever Dream as the past comes alive in a deadly way, then we take a trip to Durham County for my review of the 2nd season and we wrap things up with my revidew of the zombie action movie Resident Evil : Afterlife starring Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter from Heroes.  Music for this week features the songs Fever by Electric Fence and Evil Has a Name by Philpot, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week I conclude my Toronto Fan Expo 2010 Specials with all of the stuff I could not fit in the previous shows.  In this week's show you get my interview with Tom Hodges, artist on Star Wars : Tales of the Clone Wars comic book, former World Wreslting Entertainment Divas Amy "Lita" Dumas and Trish Stratus, Dinah Mite, the champion of the Pillow Fight League, actor William Forsythe and Flavio Caracas from the new online game Microvolts.  If that was not enough I wrap things up with the return of Mike "The Birdman" Dodd from This Week in Geek and Reviewaday.ca as we talk about our convention experiences.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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My Toronto Fan Expo 2010 coverage continues this week with my Day 2 coverage of Day 3 of the event.  On the show you get Tahmoh Penikett who played Helo from the current Battlestar Galactica, Matt and Nat from Your Geek News and the Capri-cast, the lovely and talented Natasha Eloi from SPACE channel, David Blue from Stargate Universe(www.david-blue.com)  and Ryan Robbins from Sanctuary with a great talk about cinematic werewolves.   Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is another on the road edition of the show as I head down the 401 Highway to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Fan Expo 2010. Day 1 of my coverage includes my interview with Victor Lucas, one of the hosts of The Electric Playground (www.elecplay.com) as we talk about the world of video games, I take a ride on the Nostromo from Alien, talk with Bernice at the Fox (www.fox.com) booth about upcoming video releases, Dan Didio from DC Comics (www.dccomics.com) , David Pea from Universal Designs (www.udreplicas.com) and his amazing motorcycle outfits then it is out to Durham County as I catch up with the creative team of ladies behind the show, Laurie Finstad, Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell and wrap things up with the legendary actor Ernest Borgnine. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week you get a double bill of movie reviews for your pleasure.  First up I give my movie review of the latest spoof movie to hit the theatres, Vampires Suck as the Twilight Saga takes it on the chin.  Then it is up to The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg fight crim in thier own special way.  You also get my opinion on the latest game demos to hit the Playstation Network.  The link for the very strange live action Tekken vs. Street Fighter video I talked about is here .Music for this week features the song Copland by Cooperstone Badge that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34 PM
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This week we did into a little bit of 80's animaiton as I give you my Bravestarr special.  First up I replay a portion of the interview I did with writer/dirrector Bob Forward that first aired back in episode 90 in March 2008.  In this clip he talks about his work on the animated series and how he deals with death in animation.  Then I give my DVD review of The Best of Bravestarr on DVD.  You also get my take on the newest demos on the Playstation Network, my view on a recent posting on real life superheroes that can be found here and here and very BIG news with me and Fan Expo 2010.  Music for this week features the song Texas Sky by Val Davis that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54 PM
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This week we head to the ballfield and battlefield.  First up you get my audio book review of Stephen King's Blockade Billy as major league baseball takes a turn for the sinister.  Then we head back to the battlefield as I give my review of G.I. Joe Season 1.2 on DVD.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Billy's Number by Catalog Only that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33 PM
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This week I cover the power of Disney and genetics all in one package.  First up I give you my audio book/essay review of Team Rodent : How Disney Devours the World by Florida's own Carl Hiaasen as the author gives a hard review of Mickey and Co.  Then we journey into the Not So Distant Future with my video review of Repo : The Genetic Opera as organ donation takes a gruesome turn.  Music for this week features the song Disney Protest Song by David Teller that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04 PM
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This week we journey across the west and beyond in the show.  First up I give my review of Graphic Audio's DC Universe - Trail of Time as the Man of Steel fights for his very existence along with DC's Western heroes.  Then I give my DVD review of G.I. Joe Season 1.1 on DVD as we journey back 80's cartoonage.  You also get an update on Fan Expo 2010 as well my opinion on the latest offerings from the Playstation Store.  Music for this week features the song Morning Light / Western Town by David Elias that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:12 PM
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This week we visit science gone mad, boys being bad and some school kids wear plaid.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankestein : Book 4 Lost Souls as the new race threatens humanity again.  Then we hit the streets of Gotham as I give my video review of Batman : Under the Red Hood as the Dark Knight's past catches up with him.  Finally we journey to Hogwarts as I give my review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 1 -4 for the PC.  Music for this week features the songs Monster Techno Blues by Joe Sibol and The Talke of Harry Potter;Muggle Travelling song by FoundObject.PNN.com, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46 PM
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This week we have a touch of the campyness and teen age supernatural angst on the show.  First up I give my mini review of some new demos on the Playstation Network.  Then we take a journey inot TV's past as Adam West and Burt Ward reunite for the tv special Return to the Batcave : The Misadventures of Adam & Bur as the former dynamic duo take a look back on the famous show. I wrap things up with my movie review of The Twilight Saga : Eclipse as Bella faces more danger and a choice between her angst rridden Edward or the shirt-less wonder Jacob.  Music for this week features the song Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47 PM
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This week I feature stories that span galaxies.  First up it is to a galaxy far far away as I review the audio book of Star Wars : Fate of gthe Jedi - Allies by Christie Golden as the Jedi and Sith must team together to face a common enemy.  Then we journey to Cybertron for my video game review of Transformers : War For Cybertron for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Transformers by Victtor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week my show is gone to the toys.  First up is my movie review of Toy Story 3 as Woody, Buzz and company face the reality of Andy growing up and I spot one of my favourite old toys in the film.  Then it is off to the video game world as you get my review of Toy Story 3 for the PS3.  IN addition you get my take on the street violence from the G20 Conference in Toronto and look for my co-hosting spot on the Karmynkast that can be found here http://www.karmynkast.net/.  Music for this week features the song The Stranger by howdy! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16 PM
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This week video games is the focus of the show.  First up I give my impressions of the E3 Press Conferences from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony as they talk about all of the new products and games coming out in the fall and new year.  Then we take a journey to a mythic land with my retro video game review of Conan for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Games Without Frontiers by Echo of Souls and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55 PM
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This week kids of all hsapes and sizes take focus.  First up is my blu-ray review of Next Avengers : Heroes of Tomorrow as the children of Marvel's Mightiest Heroes face the evil of Ultron.  Then it is a classic chunk of Canadian comdedy as I give my DVD review of Kids in the Hall Season 1.  Finally I wrap things up with my movie review of the latest TV show to get a make-over, The A-Team stands at attention.  You also get my take on the very quick home video release of Clash of the Titans next month.  Music for this week features the songs Kid Icarus by Ocean Alexander and Fugitive by Kathy Reynolds, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54 PM
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This week we explore the land of walking dead and series finales.  First up is my audio book review of World War Z by Max Brooks as we get a look inot what the world would be like if there was a zombie war.  Then I give you my takes on the series finales of LOST and 24 and video game review Doctor Who and the City of the Daleks.  Music for this week features the songs The Battle is not Lost by Cat Rood and Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49 AM
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This week we combine murder and magical mayhem.  First up I give you a re-cap on some signifigant deaths in Hollywood this past week that are of note.  Then it is off to the reviews as I give my audio book review of The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club tackle's another series of strange deaths.  From there it is off to the land of Far Far Away as I give my movie review of Shrek Forever After as the mighty Ogre wishes his life away to Rumpelstiltskin.  Music for this week features the song A Real Life Fairy Tale by Sara Overall  and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:12 PM
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This week it is the mean streets of L.A. and the hard punches or iron.  First up you get my audio book review of Deception : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex track down a killer of a woman found in a tub of dry ice.  Then it is back into the Mighty Marvel Universe as I give my game review of Iron Man 2 for the PS3.  I also mention the 30th Anniversary of a very famous video game icon.  Music for this week features the song Deception of the Mind by The Outsyder and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59 PM
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This week marks the 4th Anniversary and 200th episode of my podcast so I bring it in LIVE with another Talkshoe edition of my podcast.  Joining me is co-host of The Cultdom Collective and frequent contributor to Doctor Who Podshock, Dave Cooper in England.  We talk about many science fictions shows and movies both here in North America and the UK including Caprica, Smallville, AVATAR and of course Doctor Who and even some differences between television here and UK.Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28 PM
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This week we head to the movies as I approach my big 200th show.  First up I give you a a convention update and my impressions of a group audition I attended.  Then we head off to the movies and off to Elm Street for my review of Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 as a new Freddy scraes up the big screen.  Next up is Iron Man 2 as Robert Downey Jr. returns to battle evil and his inner demons.  Music for this week features the song Sweet Dreams by The Magnificent Andersons and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

Coming up next week is episode 200 LIVE on the Talkshoe network and can be found here http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=18411&cmd=tc which will be co-hosted by Dave Cooper and feature a Sci-FI free for all on Saturday May 15 at 3 pm EST, See you then

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14 AM
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This week it is a little retro Satruday Morning tv and big screen action.  First up you get my DVD review of The Ghost Busters : The Complete Series as Tracey, Kong and Spencer face off against a gaggle of ghastly ghouls in this 70's live action show.  Then it is off to the theatre as I review The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Patric as a modern day A-Team like guys are gunning for revenge in this action comedy.   Music for this week features the song The Losers by COMEG and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39 PM
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This week we spotlight heroes of a different sort.  Before we get to the reviews I give my take on the bare-bones release of Avatar on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Then it is off to the mean streets as a simple minded man wages his own personal war against crime in Defendor starring Woody Harrelson and Elais Koteas.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Kick-Ass as a young man tries to make a difference in a wet suit and alot of guts.  Music for this week features the song Kick It! by Top Johnny! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31 PM
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This week zombies and Olympians take centre stage.  First up is my audio book review of The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks as you learn all you need to know to survive zombies.  Then it is back to ancient Greece as you get my PS3 game reviews of The God of War Collection and God of War 3 as Kratos rages against Zeus and Olympus.  Music for this week features the song The Year Before the War by Eric Maskol and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54 AM
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This week we journey through the 9 circles of Hell and into the future.  First up is my video game review of Dante's Inferno for the PS3 as one man fights the underworld to save his true love.  Then I am joined by Matt and Nat from The Capricast and Your Geek News as we discuss the BSG prequel show Caprica, God of War 3 and the film that they are making.  Music for this week features the song Replaced by Robots by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06 PM
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This week it is battles in a galaxy and time far far away.  First up I give you my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Backlash as Ben and Luke face off against the Night Sisters of Dathomir.  Then it is off to ancient Greece as I give my movie review of the new Clash of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington.  Music for this week features the song Sisters in the Dark by hoserski and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35 AM
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This week it is fast romances and fast dragons on the show.   First up you get my Convention update as I recap the upcoming celebrity guests coming up at Polaris 24 and Fan Expo 2010.  My unabridged audio book review is Kisser by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrignton finds himself up to his neck in women and mayhem.  Then it is off to the theatre as I give my review of the latest Dreamworks animated feature How to Tame Your Dragon starring the voice talents of Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson.  Music for this week features the song Last Time We Kissed by The Johns and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18 AM
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This week Mutant Turtles and Mad Hatters grace my audio stage.  First up you will have my video review of Turtles Forever as your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battles Shredder across dimensions to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of shell-backs.  Then it is off to Wonderland as I give my take of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp as the old tale gets a new look.  Music for this week features the song Queen of Me by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41 AM
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This week comedy and mystery take centre stage.  First up I look back at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and give my impressions of Oscar Night.  Then I review Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin audio book as the famous funny lady dishes out her life in show business and on the D-list.  My movie review this week is Sherlock Holmes as Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law take on the legendary crime solving duo.   Music for this week features the song Yearbook by The Boogiemen and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01 PM
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This week we explore monsters on sea and land.  First up is my audio book review of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters as a classic tale gets a new look.  Then we switch to land as I give my take on the new re-imagining of The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.  You also get an observation on the classic 80's cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Music for this week features the song I am the Werewolf by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38 PM
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Here it is folks, my long awaited Dark Shadows Special.  Before we dive into the shadows I give you the latest  news from the Playstation Network including a new reality show and what I think of the God of War 3 demo.   My feature interview for this week is Stuart Manning, the series producer of the Dark Shadows line at Big Finish Audio Productions in the UK.  We talk about the popularity of the tv series and how it came to be revived on audio.Music for this week featurs the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37 PM
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Here it is folks my annual trek to Ryerson University in Toronto and my coverage of Podcamp Toronto 2010 that took place on Feb. 20 & 21, 2010.  On the show you get my impression of the event and what it was like to do another session.  Joining me on the episode is the returning author and occaional co-host of This Week in Geek podcast, Steve Saylor as we talk about his new collection of short stories (www.stevesaylor.net).  Then the televixen herself, Melissa Grimonte joins the show.  We talk about how vampires are becoming more popular and the tv shows True Blood and LOST(www.thetelevixen.com).  I talk with Michael Clarke about his work to bring pre-fab homes to the people of Haiti (http://www.generaldiscovery.ca/).  I catch up with session presenter Tod Maffin and we talk about recording techniques when doing your podcast (http://www.casestudiesonline.com)   I close things up by catching up with Connie Crosby, one of the orgranizers of the event and get her take at the end of the day.Music for this week features the song End Game by George Woods and  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can find my slideshow presentation at Podcamp at http://www.slideshare.net/RusselTH/podcasting-on-a-budget feel free to view it and comment.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03 PM
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This week it is the blood of heroes and villians that take the spotlight.  First up you will get my take on the trend of eliminating older-aged characters in tv shows along with reviews of the mew show Spartacus : Blood and Sand and the Absolute Justice episode of Smallville,  Then I review Iris Johansen's latest Eve Duncan audio book Blood Game as the dead talks alot.  The blood letting continues with my review of the movie Daybreakers and I finish off with a review of the latest DC Animated feature Justice League : A Crisis on 2 Earths.  Music for this week features the songs Daylight by The Shakes, Crisis by Classic Tragic Hero and A Moment of Crisis by Greg Schuler  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32 AM
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This week we journey through the rings of hell and fight demons and angels.  First up it is my video review of Dante's Inferno : An Animated Epic as the game gets the full movie treatment.  Then the ladies take centre stage as I give my review on Bayoneta for the PS3 as she dances and shoots her way through a mult-tude of heavenly hosts.  Music for this week features the song Burn Like Hell by Zamarro and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:47 AM
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This week it is a battle of the dead and monstrous.  First up is my book review of Indiana Jones and The Army of the Dead as the intrepid adventurer faces off against Nazis, Samurai and Zombies all in the jungles of Haiti.  Then it is off to a distant galaxy as I give my review of Marvel's newest animated feature Planet Hulk.  Music for this week features the song Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:37 PM
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For this week's show it's crossing into darkness. First up I give my take on the ongoing saga which is late night television on NBC. My audio book review is I, Alex Cross by James Patterson as tragedy strikes close to home. It is then down South as I give my take on season 2 of True Blood on HBO. Music for this week features the song Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58 PM
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This week we have a devil of a good time.  I start the show with my impressions of the most recent TV Late Night woes on N.B.C. along with movie news on Spider-Man 4 and Ghostbusters 3.  My reviews this week are Devil May Cry 4 for the PS3 as Nero and Dante smite evil.  Then I gave my DVD review of Carnivale season 2 as the battle of good and evil comes to a head.  Music for this week features the song Devil by sala and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04 AM
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This week we look at some remakes of classic stories.  First up is you get my tv reviews of the recent mini-series The Day of the Triffids by the BBC and Alice by the SyFy Network.  Then I give you my DVD review of G.I. Joe : Resolute as an old 80's cartoon gets a new look and feel.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away with my PS3 game review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the songs Blindsided by Jude Sparrow and Circles for Hearts by The Switch, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03 AM
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Well it is a new year and a new decade and I am back for your listening pleasure.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Evidence : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex try to track down a high stakes killer.  Then it is off to the movies as I give my reviews of both the James Cameron CGI epic AVATAR and the adorably cute singing rodents in Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 : The Squekquel.  Music for this week features the songs Jungle by Top Johnny! and Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:17 AM
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Sorry folks the holidays once again find me too busy to get a fresh episode of the podcast out this week.  Rest assured there will be a new episode to start the new year which will include my audio book review of Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman and other assorted goodies.  If you are still hankering to hear from me you can catch me in the latest recording of Podshock LIVE where I give my opinion of the Doctor Who episode End of Time Part 1 as Talkshoe once again makes my voice sound like the alien character Sil from classic Who.  The episode can be found by going to the Podshock website and Part 2 of the Talkshoe discussion in the coming days.  Thanks for the patience and the best for the new year.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59 AM
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Well here it is folks my annual Christmas special and possibly the last episode of the year and decade to boot.  On this week's show you will get my opinion of the Tiger Woods scandal and my impressions of the Olympic Torch Relay that passed through my region.  You also get a bevy of reviews and seasonal music to boot.  First up is my book review of We'll be Here for the Rest of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer with David Ritz as the Late Show band leader goes over his star-studded career.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away Family Guy style as I give my impressions of Something, Something, Something Darkside comes out this week.  I then wrap things up with my game review of the Tales of Monkey Island and a brief history of the successfull game franchise.  Music for this week features the songs Seraphic Panoply by Pimpin with Santa,  Midnight Snow by Abscondo and Snow White Violins by COMEG, all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27 AM
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Sorry folks no podcast this week, life is keeping me too busy to record a show.  Look for a brand spanking new episode next week, infact it may be my Christmas Special 2009 feauturing reviews of Tales of Monkey Island video game and series,  book review of We'll be here for the rest of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer with David Ritz and Family Guy's Something, Something Darkside along with some other festive content.  I also give my opinion on the fall of the great Tiger Woods.  Keep listening and catch you all next week.
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This week it is ageless vampires and space age merry men are the focus.  First up I give you my opinions of the latest downloads that have caught my interests on the Playstation Network.  Then I go over my impressions of season 1 of the HBO's True Blood as vampires get a new twist.  It is then off to the year 3000 with my DVD review of Rocket Robin Hood Volume 1.  Music for this week features the songs Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin and Mason Rocket (Spy Extraordinaire) by Beatnik Turtle, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28 AM
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This week my show features the dark knight and a new moon.  First up is my review of Graphic Audio's production of Batman : Inferno as things heat up in Gotham City.  Then it is off to the land of moody vampires and werewolves as I give you my movie review on the latest chapter in the Twight Saga : New Moon.  I also talk about my recent attendance at a video shoot for Mr. Burns and an upcoming review of a very exciting retro cartoon that arrived recently on DVD.  Music for this week features the song Moon-Shy City by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56 AM
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This week we travel the world in search of treasure and wanted criminals.  First up is my audio book review of Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden by Morgan Spurlock as he takes a look at the other side of terrorism.  Then it weapons of block destruction as I review LEGO : Indiana Jones 2 : the adventure continues for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Around the World by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18 PM
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This week we head we rev up the show with some body slamming reviews.  First up is my PS3 game reviews of Smackdown VS Raw 2010 and the gun toting, sword weilding game Wet starring the voice talents of Eliza Dushku and Malcom McDowell.  I also head off to the theatre and give you my movie review of Roland Emmerichs latest disaster movie 2012.  Music for this week features the song Gunfight by Uma Floresta and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46 AM
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This week the podcast has an international flare to it.  First up I review the autobiography, of sorts, American on Purpose by late night talk show host Craig Ferguson as he reveals alot about his past successes and failures.  Then it is off to the east as I give my DVD review of Samurai Jack Season 1 as an ancient warrior fights off the forces of a shape-shifting demon.  Then we journey back a few months for my feature segment and interview with writer Rob Shearman from Who Party 14.  He talks about writing for Big Finish as well as the Doctor Who Series 1 episode Dalek and who his favourite companion is.  You also get extra audio at the top of  the show as I share a lesson learned when it comes to banking and debit cards.  Music for this week features the songs Cost Cut Japan by Raggae Far East and You're my Demon by ODYC, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15 PM
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Here it is folks my annual Halloween Special with a twist this year.  Featured on the show this week you get my DVD review of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. The Complete Series as the wild west gets a little Sci-Fi injection.  Then movie monsters meet thier match as I give my review of Stan Helsing featuring Leslie Neilson and a cavalcade of killers.  My feature audio is highlights from the Bruce Campbell Q & A from Fan Expo 2009.  He talks about his work in movies, television and what it wold be like if there was ever a Freddy vs Jason vs Ash movie.  Music for this week features the song Haunted House by Ben Cooper and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:41 PM
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This week we are going brutal for our reviews.  First up we journey back in time with my review of Battlestar Galactica : The Plan as the grand scheme of the cylons is revealed.  Then it is break out the heavy music and mayhem for my PS3 game review of Brutal Legend starring Jack Black and a host of famous metal heads.  I wrap things up with my movie review of SAW|VI that hit a theatre near you.  Music for this week features the songs Metlallia with Keys by Dylly and Corporate Heavy Metal by Pop Machine and can be found at  www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24 AM
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This week you get a pair of video reviews and more.  First up though I comment on the premiere of the tv series Stargate : Universe and then rant on the name changed of the network that airs it in the US.  Then I give you my DVD review of V : The Complete series as the raging reptiles run rampant.   The resistance continues with my Blu-Ray review of Superman Batman : Public Enemies as the World's Finest in D.C.U. become the world's most wanted.  Music for this week features the song Victory Lap by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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This week's show features the uptight english, the non-upright Scooby (yay) and some forthright heroes.  First up is my audio book review of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.  Then we journey back to the past as I review Scooby-Doo : The Mystery Begins that just came out on home video.  My final review is of the latest incarnation of Marvel heroes for your PS3 with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.  Music for this week features the songs Study in E Minor by Sean Lane Fuller, Nothing but the Truth by George Woods and Mystery Stare by Gray Martin and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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This week it is zombies, strippers and luchadors, Oh My...First up is my video review of the latest Rob Zombie project as I talk about The Haunted World of El Superbeasto that was recently released on DVD.  Then I journey to the cinema as Rob returns to the show and we review Woody Harrleson's latest film Zombieland.  You also get my takes on the latest PS3 games demos from the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Zombie Girl by The Quintessentials and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 AM
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This week it is old bones and heroes on the show.  First up is my audio book review of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs as Tempe Brennan faces a threat to her life and career.  Then we journey back to Fan Expo 2009 and join Dan Didio, Senior V.P. & Executive Editor of D.C, Dan Didio   as he hosts the DC Comics Q & A on a wide variety of characters from the DCU and you find out why Jimmy Olson will not be a Black Lantern in the Blackest Night event.  Music for this week features the song Today by Buena and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12 AM
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This week it is back to basics with two  reviews for your listening pleasure.  First up it is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Abyss by Troy Denning as Luke & Ben Skywalker come face to face with the dark side of the force.  Then it is off to the legendary house of madness and mayhem as Batman battles Joker along with a host of other evil minds in Batman : Arkham Asylum for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song In my Mind by The Babylon Cowboys and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40 AM
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This week it is gaming, independent producers and comic book legends as I conclude my interviews from Fan Expo 2009 that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from July 28 - 30th 2009.  First up I catch up with Jay Watamiuk from Bioware (www.bioware.com/)  and we talk about the upcoming game Dragon Age : Origins and what goes into making great video game.  Then I talk with the founder of Troma films  (www.troma.com/) , Llyod Kaufman & friends in the most unothrodox and funny interview I have had in ages.  I talk with upcoming movie producer and actress Alexia Anatasio (www.alexiaanastasio.com/) about starting her own business from the ground up.  I go CHAOTIC (www.chaoticgame.com/) and talk with Sarah about the popular trading card game and what they have in store for all thier fans.  I wrap things up with longtime artist for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book, Jim Lawson (www.ninjaturtles.com) about the fab four and what is like to draw characters for over 20 years.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03 AM
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Here it is folks the second day coverage of Fan Expo 2009 that I attended at the Metro Toronto |Convention Centre from July 28 - 29, 2009 and a star studded spectacular if there ever was one.  On this weeks show you get my observations of the event along with interviews with legendary comic book creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine, Len Wein, w(http://www.lenwein.blogspot.com/), he dishes out the 2 most imprtant things you need to know about writing for television.  Then it is Senior V.P. & Executive Editor of D.C, Dan Didio talks about revitalizing old heroes (www.dccomics.com).  From sci-fi televison, Aaron Douglas from the new BattleStar Galactica (www.aarondouglasfans.com) and actress Erin Grey from the classic tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and comedy Silver Spoons.(http://www.heroesforhire.info/).  Then I wrap things up with a great interview with actor James Kyson Lee (www.jameskysonlee.com) who plays Ando on the hit NBC television series Heroes.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35 AM
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This week it is another on the road edition of my podcast as I head out to cover Fan Expo 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  In additon to my observations of the event you also get interviews with the youngest professional gamer in the world, Lil Poision (http://lilpoison.com/), actor Beau Bridges from Stargate SG-1, the Soup Nazi from Seinfled, actor Larry Thomas (www.soupnazi.tv), actor Anthony Forrest from Star Wars IV : A New Hope (www.anthonyforrest.com) , Brazillian comic book artist Mike Deodato Jr. from Marvel's Dark Avengers comic,  along with Joe Bonsu & Mark Williams, creators of a new comic book Heroes of the World ( www.theheroesoftheworld.com/).  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13 PM
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This episode it is the science and supernatural go head to head.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book 3 Dead and Alive as the new Race runs amok in Louisianna.  Then it is back to Who Party 14 as J.M. Fry of Hardcore Nerdity.com talk with author of Doctor Who and the Eyeless, Lance Parkin.  We talk about the writing process and his work with Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield.   Music for this week features the songs Coulda Woke up Dead by budz & Dead Lovely by Adam's God,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03 AM
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This week it is the dead and dusty on the show.   First up you get my book review of Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands as Marguerite Argneeau takes center stage.  Then it is off  to the dustbowl of the 1930's as I review Season 1 of Carnivale on DVD.  For my feature interview this week I am joined by J.M. Fry of Hardcore Nerdity website as we talk with Doctor Who director, Colin Teague from Who Party 14 in Toronto.   He talks about working with Russel T. Davis and the challenges of filming an episode in Rome & the recent Planet of the Dead special.  Music for this week features the songs Carnivale by Kelcy Mae and Prairie Dust by Red River,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01 PM
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This week my reviews cover galaxies in conflict.  First up it is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Omen by Christie Golden as the Sith begin to rise.  Then it is off to the battlefield with my PS3 game review of Command & Conquer : Red Alert 3 as history takes a an intersting change.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Gi-Joe : Rise of Cobra starring former Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.  In addition you get my commentary of a new form of choosing a child, an observation of Durham & the late John Hughes.  Music for this week features the songs Smells Like War by ChamberlinRasmussen & Dust Commander by Barrett Tagliarino ,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43 PM
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This week it is back to business and reviews galor and the last of my audio from Polaris 23.  First up is my audio book review of Drood by Dan Simmons as we take a dark journey in the life of Charles Dickens, then it is my Blu-Ray review of Green Lantern : First Flight with Hal Jordan front and centre.  To finish things off you get actor Matt Frewer who has appeared in Max Headroom and Watchmen from his Polaris 23 press conference.  Music for this week features the songs Green Song by J Marie Anderson and Green Forest by Aaron Derington ,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56 PM
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This week concludes my coverage of Polaris 23 convention that took place in Markham, ON from July 10 - 12.  This edition features my final observations of the event along with an interview with new author Karen Davis.  We talk about about the writing process and her novel Angel of Death.  You also get the press conference of actress Michelle Forbes, who has starred in such tv shows as Star Trek : The Next Generation, 24 and now the new vampire show on HBO True Blood.   Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:58 PM
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This week I continue my coverage of Polaris 23 that took place at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham from July 10 - 12.  You hear from Lord Vader as he tours the halls in search of Jedi, Alex Milne, cover artist for a new Transformers comic book, then I throw in my PS3 game review of Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen.  Then it is back to the convention and I speak with Star Trek fan Lou Israel, a costumed attendee and Adam Smith, costume designer for the Saw movies as well as Repo : The Genetic Opera.  You also get bonous content as I throw in my joint movie review with Lisa of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.

Coming up next week : I conclude my Polaris coverage with author Karen Davis who wrote Angel of Death, my impressions of the convention  and a press conference of either Matt Frewer or Michelle Forbes.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34 PM

It's another on the road edition of my podcast as I give you the first part of my coverage of Polaris 23 that took place from July 10 - 12 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham.  On this week's episode you get my observations of the event along with talk with costume fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, a short exclusive talk with actor Michael Hogan from Battlestar Galactica, James |Armstrong from the upcoming Fan Expo convention  and with actor/writer Michael Mohanen who has appeared in Star Trek Voyager and written the upcoming movie Sandstorm.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.

Coming up next week : Lord Vader makes an appearance, comic book artist Alex Milne, Strak Trek trivia master Lou Israel, Adam Smith from Repo : The Genetic Opera, costumed conventioner and much more

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25 PM

Well here you go folks my Ghosbusters Spectacular for you all to enjoy.  First up though I take a side trip and give a Canada Day Report involving one really large line-up for food.  Then you get my review of the 25th Anniversary release of Ghostbusters on Blu-Ray for the first time.  The Busting continues with my take on the DVD release of The Real Ghostbusters on DVD as the guys get animated and wrap things up with Ghostbusters : The Video Game on the PS3 where the original cast of the movies gets called back to kick some more ectoplasmic butt.  Music for this week features the songs Ghost by DeadraveN & Haunted House by Ben Cooper,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38 AM

Here it is folks as promised my Transformers special.  First off I do discuss the recent deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson and the impact they have.  Then we journey into the past as I review the DVD release of Transformers Season 1 as SHOUT Factory re-releases a special 25th Anniversary edition.  Then I head to the movie theatre and give you my review of Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen as the battling bots return in a big way.  Music for this week features the songs Transformers & Top Speed by Victor Stellar,  both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:46 AM

This week hereos old and new get the focous.  First up is my book review of the latest Wildcards mosiac novel Busted Flush edited by George R.R. Martin as things heat up for the Committee.  Then I give my take of the Graphic Audio adaptation of DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths as an universe is shaken to it's core.  As a bonous review I throw in Prototype for the PS3 for your listening pleasure.  Music for this week features the songs Crisis by Classic Tragic Hero & A Moments of Crisis by Greg Schuler,  both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34 PM

Pack up your long wolly scraves and jelly babies, it's another on the road edition of the show as I attend The Doctor Who Party 14 in Toronto this past weekend.  In this busting at the seams show I catch up with the folks from Polaris 23 and discuss the challenges of getting that together, dealers Sean C. Figueirdo from the Who Shack and Chris from Bakka Pheonix bookstore, two lovely costume attendes and even catch up with Teddy from the Circuit on SPACE.  The feature guest is comedian Toby Hadock who preforms the play Moths Ate my Doctor Who Scarf.  If that was not enough you also get bonous coverage of a an event I stubbled upon while shopping.   You even get a David Letterman vs. Sarah Palin rant to start the show off.  Music for this week features the song Traveler III by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:17 AM

After a week hiatus it is back to a slew of reviews for you.  First up you get my uadio book review of Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell as you get the behind the scenes look at movie production.  Then Sam Raimi returns to his horror roots as I give you my take of Drag Me to Hell at a local theatre near you.  As a bonous you also get my take on Terminator : Salvation for the PS3.  Music for this week features the songs Burn Like Hell by Zamarro and Salvation by The Embers, both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30 AM

This week we deal with the evil of man & machine.  First up is my audio book review of Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance as a serial killer targets the lonely.  Then I head to the theatre and give you my review of Terminator : Salvation as the franchise gets a new chapter.  I finish things off with my video game review of X-Men Origins : Wolverine for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song A Machine to Break Your Heart by Henning Ohlenbusch and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11 PM

This week celebrates my 3 year anniversary of podcasting in a big way.  I start the show with another edition LIVE on the Talkshoe network featuring my special guests Dave Cooper from the CIA podcast along with listener and podcast fan in general, Tim Drury as we talk alotof Science Fiction and Fantasy and cover alot of tv shows and movies.  Then you get my movie review of Angels and Demons and video game review of X-Blades for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Your City of Angels by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31 AM

This week it is a trip to merry old England and a leap into the future.  First up I give my audio book review of Fool by Christopher Moore as a court jester determines the fate of a kingdom.  Then it is off to the theatre as I review the new Star Trek with my sister Sarah and her fiance Brent along for the ride.  You also get my take on pets flying on a seat near you as well as another exciting guest announcement for the upcoming Polaris 23 conference in July.  Music for this week features the songs Steady Fools by Korben and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16 AM

This week we explore death through various points of view.  First it is a journey back to the 80's as I review a classic Stephen King Story on audio, The Sun Dog, where a camera holds a deadly secret.  Then it is off to the cinema as you get my take on X-men Origins : Wolverine as we delve into the past of the man with the claws of steel.  As a bonus for you all I also give my review of the just released 90's X-men animated series vol. 1 & 2 on DVD.  Music for this week features the songs  Waiting for The Sun by Diega Babuena and Wolverines by Theos Thang and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07 PM

This week it is good old fashion 'rassling on the show.  First up you get my audio book revirew of Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child as a not-so-frozen terror stalks the Arctic.  Then it is to the squared circle as I give my review of the movie The Wrestler than just came out on home video.  Most shows would stop there, but heck there is more as I give my video game reviews of Legends of Wrestlemania and Smackdown VS. RAW 2009 for the PS3.  Music for this week features the songs  Cold Wind by Mossback the band and I Wanna Wrestle You by Sumo Sisters and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:23 AM

This week I journey once again into science fiction, I know no big shocker there.  First up is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Outcast by Aaron Allston as the galaxy goes under more changes under Chief of State Dala.  Then it is a journey through the wormhole for my DVD review of Stargate : The Ark of Truth as the SG-1 team concludes it's battel with the deadly Ori.  Music for this week features the song Starlite Motel by Divisible and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48 AM

This week the fight is the thing, across both real world and digital borders.   First stop is another adventure with Alex Cross as I give my audio book review of Cross Country by James Patterson.  Then we battle around the world of the PS3 for my game reviews of Street Fighter IV and off to Middle Earth for Lord of the Rings : Conquest.  Music for this week features the song Crossed by Ellis Reed and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46 AM

This week it is a podcast full of aliens and monsters and one big honking ring o' science.  First up I comment on the recent leak of the workprint of X-Men Origins : Wolverine.  Then I give my series review of the longest running sci-fi show in North America Stargate SG-1 and wrap it up with movie review of Dreamworks latest animate feature Monsters VS. Aliens.  Music for this week features the song Space Zombies From The Black Lagoon by Dawglips and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13 AM

This week it is back to basics for the show.  First up I give my opinion on the recent make-overs of popular children's characters Dora The Explorer that can be found here and for the 80's icon Strawberry Shortcake here. Then I give my audio book review of Quicksand by Iris Johansen as Eve Duncan is on the trail of another killer.  You also get my movie review of the latest stop-motion CG animation feature Coraline.  Music for this week features the song Quicksand by marcie  and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53 AM

This week features another On the Road edition of my podcast.  This time around I journey once again to Toronto and attend a Battlestar Galactica Frakkin Final Party at the Sports Centre Cafe, co-hosted by the televixen herself, Melissa Grimonte.  You get my take of the event before and after the finale aired along with my good friends Matt and Natt from the BSGcast (www.bsgcast.com) and Steve Saylor from This Week in Geek (http://thisweekingeek.net)  along with opinions from Meliisa as well.  So hold on to your hats as we go over the end to one of the best Sci-Fi shows done in recent years and yes there be spoilers a plenty.  Watch for me to also appear as a guest on this week's BSGcast, where you can catch me in living colour.  Music for this week features the song The Battle by J. Underberg and End of the Line by Timothy C. Lee , both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22 AM

This week it is teenage vampire agnst and missing islanders is the focus this week.  First up I give my opinion of the latest game demos from the PS3 Network.  Then  I  review the movie Twilight leaps to home video and I catch up with the Special Features on Season 4 of LOST on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Music for this week features the song Immortal by Val Davis and Immortalize Me by Salient, both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37 AM

This week features masked troopers and masked men on the show.  First off I go over the latest tv news in cancellations and renewws that have caught my interest then it is my book review of Star Wars : Order 66 by Karen Traviss as we explore the last days of the Jedi through clone troopers eyes.  It is off to the movies again as Rob and I  check out the much anticpated Watchmen and give our take on the latest graphic novel to hit the small screen with some slight spoilers in it so be warned.  I wrap things up with my take of the release of Watchmen : The Motion picture comic and the latest demos from the PS3 network.  Music for this week features the song Watching Me by Top Johnny and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31 PM

This week we journey into fantasy and science fiction.  First up I give my book review of The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands as Victor Argeneau takes center stage.  Then it is a journey to Paradise Island as I review the new direct to video release of Wonder Woman.  As an added bonous I throw in my audo book review of Star Wars : Millenium Falcon by James Luceno as we learn alot about the old YT-1300 freighter.  Music for this week features the song Some kind of Wonderful by The Embers and Blocked Memory by Chi Weapon, both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10 AM

Well here it is folks in all it's podcasting glory my journey to Podcamp Toronto '09 that took place at Ryerson University from Feb. 21 - 22.  Suffice to say things did not go completely as planned but you still get some great content.  I do eventuall catch up to Matt and Natt from the BSGcast.com and we discuss all things cyclon and get caught up on the soon to be departing Battlestar Galactica.  Then I have a rather colorful talk about video games and cult movies with Steve and Mike from This Week in Geek podcast that can be found at http://thisweekingeek.net.   Then I wrap things up with Jay Moonah and get his perspective on the event, that and skinned knee to boot.  You also get a rant on what I think of street art as I close the show.  Music for this week features the song Free Train Running by TJR  and Travelogue by George Woods , both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43 AM

This week horror and death take centre stage in my post Valentine's Day episode.  First up I give my review of Dead Like Me...Life After Death as we catch up with George Lass and her fellow Grim Reapers.  Then it is off to Crystal Lake to get my opinion of Friday the 13th (2009) as new life is brought into an old slasher franchise.  I top it off with my DVD review of Masters of Horror Season 1, Volume 2.  Music for this week features the song Girl Friday by Hoverfly and Horrorstyle 130 bpm by The Regulatort Skin, both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49 PM

This week I have a pair of video reviews for your listening pleasure.  First up is my DVD review of Super Dave's Super Stunt Spectacular Volume 1 as the great one defies death, again and again in this cult Canadian television classic.  Then we bound into the future with my Blu-Ray review of Hulk VS. as the green goliath takes on Wolverine and the mighty Thor in 2 seperate adventures on one disc.  Music for this week features the song Gods Don't Worry by Stanley Lucas Revolution and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43 PM

This week it is a mix of the real and surreal.  First up I give a rant on the recent segment about the virtual world of Second Life on the CBC news program that aired on the Fifth Estate called Strangers in Paradise that can be found at http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2008-2009/strangers_in_paradise/video.html as well as the recent premature cancellation of the tv show Crusoe.  Then I give my audio book review of 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club tackles another series of murders.  Finally it is off to the land of Xanth for my review of Two to the Fifth by Piers Anthony where the play is the thing.  Music for this week features the song Wingless Bird by COMEG and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
Direct download: ramble_135.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18 AM

This week we feature the ladies of the dead both in print and on video.  First up is my book review of Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands as woman struggles to adjust to her new life as an immortal.  Then you get my DVD review of Dead Like Me Season 2 on DVD starring Ellen Muth as another young woman adjust to life in the after life.  Music for this week features the songs Dead Again by Lejeune and Dead Lovely by Adams God and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50 PM

This week it is television, both old and new.  First up I give my rant on this year's Golden Globe Awards and what I think of them.  Then I give my review of the non-fiction audio book Here's The Story : Surviving Marcia Brady and finding my true voice by Maureen McCormick as a for child tv star reveals all.  Then I get ready the last half of the final season of Battlestar Galactica when I talk to Matt Campagna from www.bsgcast.com as make predictions on what is to come for the last 10 episodes of that show.  Music for this week features the song Replaced by Robots by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59 AM

This week I rev things up with a boost in my technology reviews.  First up I give my audio book review of Bones by Jonathan Kellerman as Alex Delaware tracks down another serial killer.  Then I leap forward in gaming tech and give you my impression of the Playstation 3 system along with the games Spider-Man : Web of Shadows and Mortal Kombat VS D.C. and I throw in my first Blu-Ray review of Smallville Season 7 to boot.  Music for this week are the songs Immortal by Val Davis along with  Expecting Superman by Rich Reich and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22 PM

I am back with fresh episode to start off the new year.  First up is a group review of the new film Marley & Me as I am joined by not 1 but 3 guest reviewers as we discuss the film while in a car.  Then I am joined by Trevor and Marty from the Whocast as we discuss all things Doctor Who along with a little podcasting as well.  Music for this week are the songs Zombie Dog by Woody Sparks as well as Funkytime by Manic and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35 PM

Hello folks I hope everyone is having a good holiday season.  No show for this week as the holidays have kept me busy and not able to produce a show for you.  Look for the rambling to continue next week with a fresh episode for the new year featuring my audio book review of Bones by Jonathan Kellerman and my interview with the hosts of the Whocast along with some extra goodness to boot.   Thanks for listening and catch you all next week for a great new year of Ramble With Russel.
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14 AM

Here it is folks my Annual Chirstmas Spectacular to enjoy.  On the show you will get my talk with Santa from a local mall and my usual visit with Chris Houle from Iceman Videogames in Lindsay as we get caught up on the latest games and systems to enjoy.  I also give you hints on what is coming up fopr the new year on the show.  Music for this episode features the songs Christmas Bells by thehipcola, Happy Holiday & Almost Christmas Time by TinyHuge and This Christmas by the Stepford Five and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21 AM

This week we mix tales of the occult and classic science fiction redone.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs as Tempe Brennan investigates death involving vodoo, satanism and wicca.  The I head off to the movies solo to give you my take on the remake to The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Music for this week are the songs Angelic Devil by Willie Strings and the Players as well as Moving Still by Mike Holden and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
Direct download: ramble_129.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54 PM

This week I do a rant and give you a movie review to boot.  First up is my rant on recent events in the US where security guards have been killed or injured due to frenzy Christmas shoppers.  Then I give you my take of on the latest Disney 3D animated movie Bolt as a young dog learns new tricks.  Music for this weeks features the song Hound Dog Blues by Woody Sparks and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01 PM

It is murder, mayhem and mirth on the show this week.  First up is my audio book review of Judge and Jury by James Patterson & Andrew Gross as the US legal system gets turned on it's heels by a ruthless killer.  Then I take a trip back in TV land to discuss my impression of the first season of Dead Like Me starring Ellen Muth.   I wrap it up with my movie review of SAW V that was in a theatre near you a few montsh ago.  Music for this week are the songs You by Bianca Jade and Pretty Girl by Jodi Jett and can be found at http://www.podcastnyc.net/psm/podcast.html .  The intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
Direct download: ramble_127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14 AM

This week it is a mix of serial killers and online heroes.  First up I give my audio book review of The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen as Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli track a gruesome killer.  Then I discuss my experiences in the world of Massively Multiple Online Role-Playing Games or MMORPGS's and the games City of Heroes/Villians, World of Warcraft and Mabinogi and what I think of them.  Music for this weeks features the songs Heroes and Promises by Matt Lipscombe and  Heroine by Dirtywhite Fashion.  All of them can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56 PM

This week we head back to the future and pay a visit to Bond.  I give my second half of my review of Futurama : Bender's Game and talk about the special features of that release.  Then it is movie time again with Rob as we give our opinion of the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.  Not only do we talk about the movie but also go off on a tangent about upcoming films, but Life on Mars and the mini-series Tin Man.  Music for this weeks features the song Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers. Narrow Escape by Seraphic Panoply and  Mason Rocket : Spy Extraordinaire by Beatnik Turtle All of them can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22 AM

This week we get a bit of old school adventure with future age laughs.  First up is my audio book review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins as an old adventurer meets danger and an old love.  Then I skip to the future to review Futurama : Bender's Game on DVD as the crew of the Planet Express tackle the world of Dungeons and Dragons.  Music for this weeks features the song Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers and No Dark Ships by Beatnik Pharmacy and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59 AM

This week it is antiques and web swinging fun for everyone.  First up is my audio book review of Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrington is up to his neck in priceless furniture and sexy women.  Then we hitch a ride with Spidey for my video game review of Spider-Man : Web of Shadows - Amazing Allies Edition for the PS2 as an alien menace threatens New York.  Music for this weeks features the song Web by John Ludi and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48 AM

This week we venture into space and the depths of Horror.  First up it is my book review of Star Wars : The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss, as the war heats up with Jabba's son on the line.  Then I review Bela Lagosi : Dracula The 75th Anniversary on DVD as a horror classic legend comes back in time for Halloween.  Music for this weeks features the song Hallow's Eve by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24 PM

This week I finish up my Summer blowout with some really great content.  First up is my movie review of Journey to The Center of the Earth that hits video on Oct. 28 as an old story gets a new 3D twist.  Then it is the last of my Polaris 22 press conferences as authors Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens take center stage.  They talk about what is is like to write as a couple, working on Batman : The Animated Series, Alien Nation, The Lost World and of course Star Trek and much more.  Music for this weeks features the song The Big Hook (1409) by Mark Jungers and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills.   Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30 AM

This week we deal with the newly dead and living dead on the show.  First up his my book review of A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands as Vincent Argeneau has to deal with a saboteur.  Then I throw in an extra review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed, this time for the Nintendo Wii and you get my take on what it is like to play it without wires.  I continue my summer clean up and give you another Polaris 22 press conference, this time it is Ellen Muth who starred in the cult tv show Dead Like Me and the movie Delores Claiborne.  She talks about her role in the show, compares working in Vancouver and Montreal and what is was like to play a lesbian on the small screen.  Music for this weeks features the song Things Will Be Better (When You Are Dead) by The Lie of a Pipe Dream and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills.   Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52 PM

This week I feature a television centric episode.  You get my reviews of the first 2 shows of the new Knight Rider and my take on season 4 of LOST.  Then we head back to Polaris 22 for the Rainbow Sun Francks press conference as he talks about his time on  Stargate Atlantis, his work on Aliens vs. Predator 2 and his passion for comic books and collectibles including what he would do if he had Thor's hammer.  Music in the show features the Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.    Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56 AM

This week we explore adventure in many forms of media.  First up it is my audio book review of Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler as Dirk Pitt and NUMA go against the Mongol empire.  Then it is off to world of video games as I review LEGO Batman : the videogame on PS2 and LEGO Indiana Jones on PC.  The feature segment is another trip back to Polaris 22 as I bring you the Gareth David-Llyod press conference as he talks about Torchwood and working on Doctor Who.  Music for this weeks features the song Fake my Death by Pillow of Wrongness and Retro90210fun by Deyo and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08 AM

This week we feature we feature some heavy damage in the podcast.  First up it is off to small town Arizona in Damage Control by J.A. Jance as a small town sheriff has to deal with a string of deaths.  Then it is my video game review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed for the PS2 as you wreage massive damage across the galaxy in the name of Lord Vader.  We then travel back to Polaris 22 for the Cliff Simon Press Conference as he talks  about his role as Ba'al in Stargate SG-1, speedos and why he is grateful for working in North America.  Music for this week features the song Luv Me So by Karmyn Tyler that you can vote into the upcoming movie  Punisher : Warzone Soundtrack by visiting http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player_punisher.html?art=145148&gateway=exiting and playing the song there . Other music in the show features the Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.    Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_117.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58 AM

This week television is my focus of the podcast.  First up I give you book review of Memory in Death by J.D. Robb as Eve Duncan has her past catch up with her with muderous results.  Then we jump to the small screen and I give my impressions of the premiere of the new 90210 and The Fringe that recently aired in North America.  I take a trip back in time as I review Kingdom Hospital the series on DVD where E.R. meets Twin Peaks and all from the mind of Stephen King.  Music for this weeks features the songs Retro90210fun by Deyo and Thy Kingdom Come by Buffalo Soldier, both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56 PM

This week's show features a trio of reviews for you.  First up is my audio book review of the The Woods by Harlan Coben as secrets long buried rise up again in the present, then I review the higly anticipated conclusion to the Genesis of Shannara series, The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks.  You also get my review of LOST Season 3 on DVD as The Others take centre stage on the island.  I even throw in an extra review for your listening pleasure.  If you want to know more about GoChi juice you can check out www.rhondahandlechner.freelife.com for more info. Music for this week is Lost in You by Tea Leaves and and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00 PM

Well after a forced week off I am back and fully charged to qoute Bob from the old animated show Reboot.  First up you get my book review of the new Wildcards mosaic novel Inside Straight edited by George R.R. Martin as a new generation of heroes take center stage.  Then we head into the world of identify theft as Lincoln Rhyme tackles a deadly killer in the audio book The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver.  You also get my review of Season 2 of LOST on DVD as The Others threaten the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.  My feature segment is a talk with the Televixen herself, Melissa Girimonte who attended the recent Fan Expo in Toronto on August 22-24.  We talk about the convention as well as Smallville, Battlestar Galactica and even Henry Winkler.  Music for this week features ther song Lost Communication by Frenz and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33 AM

Due to possible CPU failure of my main computer there will be no Ramble With Russel Episode for the coming week of August 25.  I apologize to all my loyal listeners but I am also facing possible car repairs and my car comes first.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.  I will be hopefully be able to provide you with new episodes in the near future.  Keep in mind the website will stay active and all past shows can be accessed.  Keep on Rambling.

Russel

Category:general -- posted at: 10:47 PM

This week the show shifts to the supernatural and vampires again.  First up you get my retro book review of the third book in the Argeneau vampires in Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands as Bastien takes centre stage.  Then we head back to Polaris 22 and the Jason Dohring press conference.   He talks about hsi time on Moonlight as well as his other television roles.  You  also get a GoChi juice udpate from me as well.  The feature song for this week is Moonlight by Stelios Arnaoutoglou B and can be found www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
Direct download: Ramble_113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13 AM

This week it is my high adventure edition of my podcast which I am calling LOST and Found.  First off we journey with a family as the fight to survivethe elements and ech other in my audio book review of Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.  Then I go back in a time a little bit and review LOST the 1st season DVD and give my impressions of how the series began.   The feature segment for this week takes me back to the movies with Rob as we take in an evening show of The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and talk about the lack of pyramids among other things.  If you are  curious about the GoChi Juice you can hear more about it at www.gojihealthstories.com . The feature song for this week is Bride of the Dragon by Man Bites Dog and can be found www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50 PM

Another jam packed show for you all this week.  This time around science fiction old and new is in the spotlight as we go Trekking With Wall-E.  First up is my audio book review of the autobiography Up Till Now by William Shatner with David Fisher as the former captain of the Enterprise goes over the highs and lows of his life with his own voice.  Then we jump ahead a little in the Star Trek universe and catch up with actress Terry Farrell from her press conference from Polaris 22.  She talk about her role on Deep Space Nine and her life in televison as well as being a mom.  Then to wrap  things up this week a debut of a brand new segment on the podcast, The Film Junkies, Vanessa and Aleasha review the newest Pixar movie Wall-E.  Music for this week features Space Junk by Fraser Mills and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Theme music for the Film Junkies is the song Do the Oh Oh by Doc Pilot and can be found at either www.jamendo.com or their Myspace page at  www.myspace.com/docpilotxraypop.   Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.s always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25 PM

This week science and the superntaural take centre stage.  First up is my book review of Blasphemy by Douglas Preston as sciencetists in the Arizona desert may have found a link to creation itself.   Then it is off to the movies with my friend Vanessa as we review The Dark Knight on the street right outside the theatre.  My guest this week is best selling author Tanya Huff from the Polaris 22 press conference on July 12th, 2008.   She talks to us about the show Blood Ties and how to make a living on just writing books.  Plus I have some exciting news about the podcast and what is coming up in future shows.  The song  for this week is Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03 PM

This week I continue my Polaris 22 Convention coverage with a big show and a very special guest.  In my coverage of Day 3 at the event I talk to Michael all about the wonderful world of Anime, Adam Smith of Sword in the Stone(www.swordinthestone.ca) a dealer of custom clothing for movies and film, John Martin, a savy collector of aciton figures and Daniel Cohen (www.danielcohen.com) who deals with the business of famous autographs as well as some final words from Kate Dyck, media relations at the convention.  You also get for your listening pleasure the Jim Butcher press conference from the convention as he talks about the Dresden Files and what is the most dangerous martial art to him.  Songs  for this week include Space Melody by Victor Stellar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14 PM

It is another one the road edition of my podcast as I take in the sights and sounds of Polaris 22 that was held in Toronto July 11 - 13, 2008.   In this epsiode you get my take on Day 1 (where getting there was half the battle)  and  Day 2 of the largest Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention I have ever been to.  This show includes Xena talk with a woman who actually was dressed as the character, I talk with Phil Chandler of  Kaijuman Collectibles http://kaijumanscollectibles.com/ about Godzilla and how the character has stayed popular for so many years,  then I catch up with Lord Vader and a couple of stormtroopers for a chat and then wrap up the day back in the dealer room with Meg from Scaredy Cats Costumes (http://www.scaredycats.ca/)who has a weapons making business with her husband.   Lots more to come from the Convention with Day 3 coverage next week.   Music for this week is Space Junk by Fraser Mills and Traffic Jammer by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42 PM

This week science fiction and fantasy take centre stage.  First up is my book review of Air Appraent by Piers Anthony as we return to the land of Xanth in a murder mysery, of sorts.  My guest this week is Kate Dyck, Head of Media Relations of Polaris 22 (http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/tconguests/) which takes place in Toronto from July 11 - 13.  We talk about the upcoming convention and what to expect there as well as handy do's and don'ts, an interesting costume choice from previous years to get everyone ready for the event that I will be attending.  Songs  for this week include Space Melody by Victor Stellar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41 PM

This week is a pair of book reviews.  First up is the supernatural romance Love Bites by Lynsay Sands as we get a new take on vampirism.  Then it is ladies on the run with my audio book review of Are You Afraid of the Dark by Sydney Sheldon as two widows fight for their life against an evil corporation.  Songs featured on this week are Lady of the Dark by The Quintessentials and Sonnet 116 by Maggie Doucet and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09 PM

Here you go folks another fresh podcast for you to enjoy.  On the show this week you get my book review of Santa Fe Dead by Stuart Woods as Ed Eagle does battle with his ex-wife Barbara and then I talk with returning guest Martin Johnson, newly hired sound engineer for Big Finish. We talk about working for a large audio production company and the challenges of making sound effects and of course Doctor Who.  Music on the show this week.  The song in this week's show is Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:49 PM

This week we hit the hills of Hollywood with one big green smack.  First up is my audio book review of Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods as we explore the early days of Centurion Studios and the Red Scare in the US.   Then we Hulkify things up with my video game and movie review of the Incredible Hulk that is now playing at a theatre near you.  Rob joins me for the film and we have very different takes on the motion picture.  Songs for this week are Chlorine Aqua Green by Bit Rationale, Green Forest by Aaron Daringtron and Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  All can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and  they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22 PM

On this week's show we wrap up the Legacy of the Force and catch up with Paul Wilson.  First up on the show is my audio book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force : Book 9 Invincible by Troy Denning as the fate of the universe hangs in the blanace.  My guest this week is Paul Wilson, formerly of the Whocast and now with Big Finish  Audio Productions, making his return to my show.   We talk about leaving his old podcast, working in his new job and even the summer movie season just before he goes on vacation.  Songs for this week include Lets get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and the quirky yet funny song of Space Zombies (from the Black Lagoon) by Dawglips.  Both can be  found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17 AM

This week we look at old franchises getting new life agaiin.  First up it is my book review of Wild Cards : Book 17 : Death Draws Five by John J. Miller as Jokers and Aces battle over the life of a young man with amazing powers.  Then we journey back to Eternia with my DVD review of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) Vol 1, the most recent incarnation of the muscle bound hero.  The songs for this week include Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Instrumental music provided by the band Mr. Burns and can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:33 PM

This weeks show we travel the globe investigating secrests and crime.   First up you get my audio book review of Last Known Victim by Erica Spindler as murder goes down in the Big Easy in post-Katrina New Orleans.  Then it is off to the movies as Rob joins me for our review of Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull has come to a theatre near you.  Songs for this weeks are The Battle by J Underberg and Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar which can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other incidental msuic is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06 PM

Here it is folk my 100th show and it is a big one.  First up I start the show for the first time LIVE on the Talkshoe network as I talk with actress/singer/podcaster Karmyn Tyler in front of an online audience and get questions from them.  Then I give my book review of House by Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker as 7 people get trapped in a house with a killer stalking them with the only way out in.  Then I  wrap things off with my movie review of Speed Racer that is playing at a theatre near you.  Songs in this episode include Luv me So  by Karmyn Tyler as well as songs from www.podsafeaudio.com Fastest by Kathy Reynolds and Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.   Other incidental msuic provided by the band Mr. Burns.  You can find Tim Drury's podcast at  http://tdrury.libsyn.com if you are  curious about Second Life.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:56 PM

This week I have a jammed packed show full of reviews and music.  First up is my DVD review of  Dragonlance : Dragons of Autumn Twilight as a classic fantasy novel gets animated in a big way.  Then we delve into murder and mystery with Complusion by Jonathan Kellerman as Alex and Milo track down a shape-shifting killer.  My final review is one of the newer Xanth novels, Stork Naked by Piers Anthony as Suprise Golem goes on a quest to rescue her baby.  Music for this weeks features the songs Dragons by The Switch, A Stranger by Jackal + Wolf, and Done and Dusted by Dave Stannard.  All songs can be  found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Extro music is by the band Mr Burns.  As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07 PM

This week it is all about fighting crime, in and out of an metal suit.  First up is my audio book review of Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman, as Alex Delaware and Milo investigate a cryptic message from a dead woman.  Then I crank the show up a notch with my reviews of both the PS2 game  and movie review of Iron Man that opened up across NOrth America this past weekend.  The featured song for this week is IRON by Spotrushaz.  The theme song is Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other incidental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02 PM

Here you go folks another fresh podcast off the dusty trail.   This week it is Part 2 of my Powder River Special.  First up is my retro book review of Excavation by James Rollins as some archelogical students get more than they bargained for in the mountains of Peru.  Then I am join once again by Jerry Robbins from Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air as we discuss his studio recording style, special effects and what is  coming up with his audio production company.   You also get treated to a great song from one of the epiosdes of Powder river and a teaser trailer for their upcoming adaptationof King Solomon's Mines.  You can find more about Herry's company by going to www.colonialradio.com.  Other music is once again provided by the band Mr. Burns.  The intro music is from the song Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your commenst and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21 PM

This week we head out to the wild west with the first part of my Powder River Special.  First up is my review of Powder River Season 1 & 2 as former lawman Britt McMaster starts his life over with his son Chad.  Then I talk with the man behind the audio, Jerry Robbins, writer/director/producer and actor from Colonial Radio on the Air.   We talk about how he got started making audios and behind the scenes of the western audio adventure.  The featured song for this week is Radio by Chris Townsend and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  If you are interested in hearing more audio dramas you can check them out at www.colonialradio.com or  www.blackstoneaudio.com.   Other music is by the band Mr. Burns and the intro song is Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19 PM

This week death takes centre stage on my podcast.  First up is the audio book review of Slipknot by Linda Greenlaw as murder comes to a small US coastal town.  Then it is off to the movies as Rob and I check out the latest teen slasher Prom Night that opened this past weekend.   We discuss the film and give it a very unique rating system.  The featured song for this week is Destination by Crush and selections from Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30 AM

Another great show lined up for you folks this week with a new intro.  First up it is my audio book review of the Shakespearian murder mystery Interred with Thier Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell as a professor/director goes on the hunt for a lost piece of history.  My feature segment for this week is my discussion and live candle reading with psychic reader Linda Hilary as we discuss what it is like to tell the fortunes of others.  If you want to contact her she can be reached at lindahilary@hotmail.com for more information.  Music for the show are the song Outta My Mind by High Alert Status and featured music from Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com . Ending theme music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58 AM

Here it is folks what many people have been waiting for, the second half of a terrific interview.   First up is my book review of Star Wars Darth Bane : Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn, as the dark side of the force gets shown in a new light in the old Republic.   My guest this week is more of my exclusive talk with best selling author of the Shannara series, Terry Brooks.   This week we conclude the interview with talk of his work in the Star Wars universe, movie adaptations of his novels, his new Dark Wraith of Shannara graphic novel and his upcoming novel The Gypsy Morph.  Music at the top and end of the show is  as usual provided by the band Mr. Burns.   This week also features the songs Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar (which you may hear more of in another episode) and the song Masquarade by I&SON.   Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:25 AM

Well my March Madness special hits its peak  this week.  First off for your listening pleasure I give my audio book review of The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz, another thriller this time feauting an amazing dog then you get the first half of my exclusive interview with the author of the new Dark Wraith of Shannara graphic novel, Terry Brooks is a guest exclusively on my podcast.  We talk about the art of writing, the secret of his long term writing career and how much input he has on the audio books that are made of his works.   Look for more with Terry next week for part 2 of the interview.  Instrumental music for this week is once again provided by the band Mr. Burns.   This week's featured song It's Time Now by The Kokoon and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:35 AM

The ladies once again get spotlighted in my podcast this week.  First up is my retro audio book review of Dead Ringer by Lisa Scottoline as a fiesty female lawyer gets the case of a lifetime,  if she can only  survive it.  My special guest this week is the lovely Karmyn Tyler from www.karmynkast.com and www.karmyntyler.com,  we discuss what impact the recent writer's strike had on the industry and a possible screen actor's guild strike in June.  Instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  This  week's featured song is Everything is Allright by The Pike Bishops and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08 PM

This week my March Madness continues with a very special podcast.  On the show you will get my exclusive interview with writer/director, Bob Forward as we discuss his work in the world of animation.  Some if the topics we cover are wroking with established characters, censorhip, the cost of making a show and working with toy companies.  Instrument music is once  again provided by the band Mr. BurnsIf you want to check out my guest's website you can  go to www.detonationfilms.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05 PM

This week starts of my March Madness with a really big show.  First up you get my take on the recent news from the HD-DVD vs. Blue-Ray front and possible takeover news in the world of video games.  Then I give my my impression of the new zombie movie by George A. Romero, Diary of The Dead and what I thought of the place I saw it in.  My guest for this week is writer,director & actor, Barnaby Edwards from Big Finish Productions as we discuss how to make audio dramas and some of the dramas that they make.  Plus you get 2 trailers from Big Finish as well as well as one form the upcoming movie The Ruins.  Instrumental music in the podcast is provded by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27 PM

This week it is another on the road edition of my podcast as I check out the 2nd annual Podcamp Toronto Un-Conference that took place at Ryerson University from Feb. 23 - 24.  Along with my take on the event you will also get to hear from Chris Brogan, social media anaylist and great guy as we talk about the growth of podcasting and how networking is changing,  Jay Moonah, organizer, podcaster and musician about the coference and Matthew Campagna, from www.bsgcast.com, as we discuss the upcoming season of BattleStar Galactic and what marked the death of network television.  Music on this week's show are the songs City Life by Shane Ervin and  Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero.  Instrumental music is from the track Travelogue by George Woods and tracks from the band Mr. Burns.  If you want to check out all of the sessions that were at the event check out  http://podcamptoronto.pbwiki.com/MediaArchive2008 where they will all be eventually posted (including mine) for you to look at.    As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18 PM

This week's show once again gives you 2 book reviews for the price of one podcast.  First up we trek to the jungles of South America for my review of Amazonia by James Rollins as a group of scientists and military try to survive the terrors that dwell within it's depths.  Then it is off to the world of cartoon strips as I review Schulz & Peanuts by David Michaelis as world of Charlie Brown's creator is explored.  Music for the show this week are the songs  Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply & The Concrete Jungle by KlassicK Productions.  Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Instrumental music and my intro and extro is done by the band Mr. Burns.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24 AM

This week we feature a story that comes all the way from the depths of hell.  The audio book review  is Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker as the master of horror returns in this tale of a demon trapped in the very story.  This week's show also features the brand new song Forbidden One by Karmyn Tyler as the sultry singer continues to explore new ground.  Instrumentral music is once again by the band Mr. Burns.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37 PM

This week I give you a double dose of James Patterson on audio.   First up is my take on the audio book Youv'e Been Warned by James Patterson & Howard Roughan as a young reporter finds her life spiralling out of control in  very strange ways.  Then we return to the wordl of Alex Cross with Double Cross by James Patterson as two killers stalk the famous Dragonslayer of crimminals.  This week I also discuss the tragic death of Heath Ledger and trend of actors dieing young.  Music for the show are the songs Luv Me So by Karmyn Tyler and the song Crossed by Ellis Reed.  Both songs can be found on the podsafe music network.   Instrumenatl music is provided by the band Mr. Burns.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34 PM

One this week's show we take 2 journey's into the past through books.  First up I give my book review of Star Wars : Allegiance by Timothy Zahn as rebel stormtroopers and Mara Jade bring justice to an earlier  time in the Star War Universe.   The it is off to Boston in the 1800's with The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen as a young doctor tries to stop a murder and save his own life as well.  Music on the show this week is the song Bone Cold by Joe Sibol and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Instrumental music provided by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11 PM

Here it is folks another podcast jammed with content for you this week.  I take my first journey into the world of Sci-Fi of the new year.  First up is my book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force - Book 7 Fury by Aaron Allston as Jacen continues  to take control of the galaxy.  Then I debut a new segment on the show called Sci-Fi Chat with Cat as friend and fellow podcaster Cat from the in hiatus Lipstick Aliens Podcast talk about Heroes, Bionic Woman, the writer's strike and good old Battlestar Galactica.  This week also features a brand new song by Karmyn Tyler called Luv Me So for your listening pleasure.  All instrumental music is provided by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggesitons are weclome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23 PM

This week the colour black takes over the podcast.  First off you have my audio book review of Black Order by James Rollins as SIGMA faces off against Nazis and the power of Quantum Theory.   Then we journey across time with Rowan Atkinson in my DVD  review of Black Adder the Complete Series as I talk about this classic British comedy.  Music for this week are the songs Black Limousine by Mark Jungers and Black Swan by Belladonna, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  The instrumental music for my show is provided by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59 PM

A little late but still packed with podcasting goodness.  This week's audio book review is Now & Then by  Robert B. Parker as Spenser is once again for hire and gets involved with another interesting case.  You  also get my commentary of the lates developments in the war of HD-DVD vs. Blue Ray and on the Writer's Guild of America strike.  There is also a very special announcement about a famous upcoming guest on the podcast.  This weeks song is Damn Good Friends by Bob Maus and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22 AM

Here it is folks my first show of the new year, one day early and with a new opening and ending music to boot courtesy of the band Mr. Burns.  On the show this week you have my audio book review of Superstition by Karen Robards as a curious reporter may get more than she bargained for in a news story.   Then I journey into the world of GOR and Second Life as I talk to somone who lives the Gorean lifestyle in that virtual world.  Music in the show is the  song Supersition by Ball in the House and can be foud at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34 AM

Here it is for you  folks just in time for Chirstmas Day, my Christmas Special '07 loaded with holiday goodness.  In this week's show you will get my DVD review of the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special as the forces of good and evil do battle.  Then it is off to the world of video games as I catch up with Chris Houle of Iceman Video Games as we discuss the latest news and holiday gift buying.  As well you get holiday greeting from some fellow podcasters, great holiday music and special holiday drama from the folks at www.cosmichobo.com.  Songs featured in today's show are Christmas Bells by Nimibear, The Christmas Song by Mark JungersNow It's Christmas by Rodger Christmann and Jingle Bells by Natalie Brown and all  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Asalways your comments and  suggesitons are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28 AM

This week I have not one but two book reviews to warm up your winter days.  First up we journey to the land of Xanth as I give my review of Pet Peeve by Piers Anthony as a poor goblen deals with a rude bird and invading robots while looking for love again.   Then we jump back to the island of St. Marks as Stone Barrington is right in the thick of things as I give my audio book review of Shoot Him If He Runs by Stuart Woods.  In keeping with Stone's New York base of operations the song is Long Island Sound by Brian Sharpe and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As an added bonous to this week's show you also get 2 very special promos from Big Finish and my good friend Karmyn Tyler.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57 PM

This week we have a shorter but still good podcast for you.  The theme is rumours and whispers.   First off  I talk about the news of classic television show coming to DVD in the new year and give you my take on the firing of Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot.  If you want to see his last video game review abd what he "may" have got fired for then you can find it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBD0cUeeEQc .  My audio book review this week is Whispers by Dean Koontz, an older story brought out in a new unabridged audio presentation.  You also get to hear a trailer from the first season of Dark Shadows by Big Finish.   Look for a fresh off the press trailer from them next week from thier newest audio drama The song for this week is Mighty Whispers by the Allmighty Whispers and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always yours comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51 PM

On this week's show the Writer's Guild of America  strike takes centre stage.  I catch up with podcaster/singer/actress Karmyn Tyler and we discuss the strike, the emergence of new media  and the effect that it is happening on the industry she makes a living off.  Music for this week's show are the songs Young World by Eric Boff and Spread the News by James Hurst and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  If you want to find out  more  from the Writer's Guild you can go to www.wga.org for all the latest news and updates.   As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30 PM

This week it is a podcast full of quick decisions and quick reflexes.  First up is my audio book review of The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge as a woman's life is turned topsy turvy by a quick decision.  Then I catch up with Chris Houle from Iceman Video Games as we talk about one of the busiest seasons in the world of video games and some the recent developments in the land of quick reflexes.  The song for this week is Sex and Violence by Nadeea and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44 AM

Here you go folks something extra I am throwing in this week.   You get my take on the recent Writer's Guild of America  Strike that is happening ikn the US and  some groovy podsafe music.  Music on this show are the songs News at 11 by Johnne Tuzza and Spread the News by James Hurst and both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Comments and  suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27 PM

This week it is back to basics with just an audio book review and some  groovy  podsafe music.  On the show you get my review of the audio book The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child as FBI agent Pendergast pursues a murderer on the high seas. Songs featured in the podcast are Darkness Leave the Light on by David Gielan, Creepy John by hairclub fo men and Tug Boat by Brittney Sparse.  All music can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:48 PM

Here is it folks a little later then I wanted but still packed with podcasting goodness and a new microphone.   First up is my audio book review of Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reiches as Temperance Brennan tries to track down serial predator that may links to her past.  Then it is off to the movies as  I catch up with Bill Howell from the Century Theatre in Lindsay and we discuss how horror movies have changed over the years.  Music for this weeks show is from the song Horrorstyle(140 bpm) by The Regulator & Skinny Bee.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42 AM

Here it is folks the much edited and jammed packed  Halloween Special '07 for your listening pleasure.   On the show you will have my in depth historical review of the phenomenon which is War of the Worlds, starting from the novel  to present day.  You  also  get a my DVD review of the War of the Worlds Season 1 and my take on a another sci-fi orginal.  Then it is off to the movies as  I give you my review of the latest vampire thriller 30 Days of Nights as the undead invade a small town in Alaska. Music for the show this week are the songs Aliens by Tripudio and Hallow's Eve by Michael Stephens. Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33 PM

This week we elves and Daleks take the spotlght.  First up is my audio book review of the unabridged The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks and the batttle  between the Word and Void takes some interesting turns on the road to Shannara.   Then I catch up with composer Martin Johnson as we discuss the upcoming stage preformance of the Dalek Masterplan that is taking place this week in Portsmouth, England.  You also get a sneak preview of the music from that produciton right on my podcast.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53 PM

Here it is folks another jammed packed show ofm Podcasting goodness.  First up is my audio book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force - Book 6 - Inferno by Troy Denning as the war between the Galactic Alliance heats up and old friendships are  destroyed.  Then we catch up with podcaster/author  of Podcasting for Profit, Leesa Barnes and discuss the writing process, Rocketboom and steps to make money from your podcast.  Music this week is samples from the song Traffic Jammer by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04 PM

This week I feature the Sultry Sirens of the Silver Screen.  First up is my movie review of the latest zombie thrilelr with Resident Evil : Extinction as the lovely Milla Jovovich kick undead butt.  Then we stay in Hollywood and catch up  with singer/actress Karmyn Tyler as we talk about movies, song writing  and beauty pagents in the land of glitz and glamour.  Music this week are two songs by Karmyn, Drifting and Just my Style.  You can find more about her by going to either www.karmyntyler.com, http://karmynkast.net or http://blog.karmyntyler.net.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23 AM

This week we jump back into the Star  Wars Universe with my audio book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force : Book 5 - Sacrifice by Karen Traviss as Jacen Solo's journey to the dark side costs the life of someone close to him.  Music for this week is the sultry song I've Got A Secret by Robin Stine and is inspired by the young jedi's dark secret.  The song can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13 PM

Sorry for the lateness of the podcast but here it is.  On the show this week is my audio book review of Step on a Crack by James Patterson with Michael  Ledwidge as a father of 10 tries to stay one step ahead of a hostage crisis and his ailing wife.  Music on this weeks show are the songs One Step Ahead by Hoserski and A Crack in the Ceiling by  Outside.  Both songs can be found as usual at www.podsafeaudio.com . As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34 PM

This week I feature a double dose of Hanna-Barbera classic animation on DVD.  I review the latest DVD sets of Space Ghost & DinoBoy : The Complete Series  along with Birdman & The Galaxy Trio : The Complete Series that came out not that long ago.   You get my opinion of these terrific cartoon shows and what I think of thier more recent modern makeovers.  Music for this week are the songs  Space Junk by Fraser Mills and In Your Galaxy by Electron Love Theory.  Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24 PM

This week I return to my dual audio book reviews for your listening pleasure.  Firts up is my review of Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb as Eve Dallas fights to keep futuristic New York safe.  Next up it is the latest Jack Reacher novel Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child as old army buddies track down killers that are targeting their own.  Music for this weeks show are the songs Goodbye New York by The Shakes and Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06 AM

This week  we have killers taking the spotlight.  First up is the audio book review of Kingslayer : Seven Steps to the Arbiter by L. Ron Hubbard as a young man in the far future is flung into a mission where all of mankind's destiny is at stake.  Then it is off to the cinema again as Rob and I give our review, on location in a cemetary,  of the newly re-imagined Hallloween by Rob Zombie and find out why Rob has never seen the original movie.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01 PM

This  week we make return visits to the world of Star Wars and Mr. Bean.   First up is my combined audio and paperback edition review of Tempest by Troy Denning which is Book 3 in the Star Wars : Legacy of the Force novels  out now as Jacen Solo slips deeper into the dark side.  Then it is back to the movies as Rob and I give our take on the movie  Mr. Bean's Holiday and discuss classic movie characters with the return of Mr. Bean to the big screen.  Songs in this epsiode are Matrix Overdrive by Seraphic Panoply and  I close the show with the song Road Trip by Michael Slupczynski which can be both found at www.podsafemusic.com.  You also get a big screen extra audio at the end of the show as well.  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21 PM

This  week it is  late night memories and Harry Potter talk.  First up I remember former talk show host Tom Snyder and then it is my audio book review of The 6th Target by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club is back in action.  My guest this week is Claire Parsons as she joins me with a discussion on Harry Potter & Doctor Who.  Music  for this week is excerpts from the song That Magic Night by Captain aka  MJC and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32 AM

This week you get a double dose of audio book reviews this week.  First up is my review of In the Night Room by Peter Straub where an author gets an experience of a lifetime,  if he can only survive it.   Then I give you  my  take on Blaze by Richard Bauchman as Stephen King goes back to his writing roots one last time with a story that will make you think and break your heart.  Music on  this week's show are the songs Night Shadows by Frank Stratton and In the Dead of the Night & Lonely Road by Barry McCabe and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16 AM

Another fresh podcast for you folks.  This week the theme is Heroes of the Printed Page.   First up is my long awaited audio book review of The Good Guy by Dean Koontz, as a humble mason is thrown into a fight for his life and a woman  he does not even know.   Then I give you my take on The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide which has everything you wanted  to know when it comes to pricing all those comic books in your basement.  Songs included in the show are Heroes and Promises by Matt Lipscombe and Heroine by Dirtywhite Fashion and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .   Comments and suggestions are welcome.    

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44 AM

Here you go folks, here is another movie review  podcast.   First  up I tackle the review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix solo and give you my opinion of the dueling wizards and daring deeds.  Then  Rob joins me for our review of The Simpsons : The Movie as the longest running prime time animated television show makes it's big screen debut.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41 AM

Here you  go folks another fresh episode for you. This week it is the ancient tombs and video games.   First up is my audio book review of The Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters, as murder and mystery come to the valley of Kings.  Then I head down to Elan Games and talk to the manager John about the challenges of running a game centre in small town along with a small business.  Music in the show is  the song Desert Sun by Dev and the song Desert Sun by The System ERA  and both songs can be found www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16 PM

In this week's show we spotlight murder and music.  First off it is back to the shores of Paradise Cove as we explore another murder mystery in the audio book review of High Profile by Robert B. Parker as Jesse Stone is once again on the search for a killer.  Then it is off to the grocery store as we chat with pianist Anne Meehan who plays music as you shop for food.  The music from the early part of the show is from the track NicenSleazy by George Woods to reflect the world that Jesse is plunged into.  You can find more of his music by going ot www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44 AM

Here it is folks as promised my Transformers Special hot off the podcasting grill.  On this weeks show I will discuss the original run of the 80's animated cartoon show which will lead into my DVD review of Transformers : The Movie : 20th Anniversary Edition which feautred the Autobots and Decepticons in thier first big screen appearance and the impact it had and what extras  you will find on the DVD.  Then it is off the movies as Rob joins me once again and we review the movie Transformers that is  playing at a theatre near you.  It is a movie review with a difference as Rob enjoys having his own mic and gives another unique way of rating this movie.   Music in this week's show is partially taken from the movie soundtrack and some from the old show, all for purposes of review.   As  always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56 AM

Here you go folks another jammed packed podcast for you.  First off you get download numbers from me and then I give you my take on Paris Hilton's prison release and more news on the tragic death of Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit and his wife and child.  My audio book review is Sea Change by Robert B. Parker as Jesse Stone investigates into a ring of pornography and murder.  You also get my movie review of Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer as they take on the devourer of worlds.  The song for this week is Fight the Sea by Josh Woodward and it can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24 AM

Here it is folks another podcast for you and a short show at that.  On  today's program you will hear my audio book review of You Suck by Christopher Moore, a story  of teenage vampires in love.  I also comment on the sudden and tragic death of Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit who died in his home with his wife and son on June 25th.  Music for this week is the song Vampirezan by The Socknockers and the song Lust for a Vampire by The Quintessentials.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24 AM

Here it is folks another special On the Road edition of the podcast.  This week I make a short trip to the town  of Lindsay for the 150th Charter Day Celebration.  I take you through what it is like to attend such an event and speak with organizer Andy Letham, the mayor of Lindsay, Ric McGee and his wife Caroline and local town crier Bill McKee on the show.   You will also get my impressions of the event and get to hear music preformed by the band Flashback who played for thw whole day.   You will also get to hear the town  crier in action and the official song of Lindsay preformed by a local singer called Bethany and on guitar Bob May.   If you want to find out more you can visit www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca for more details.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:05 AM

Another jammed packed show for you this week.  On the menu for this week, you get a celebrity rant, killer plant and a budding author.  First up you get my take on the whole Paris Hilton legal debacle and what I think of young hollywood and celebrity justice.  Then it is off to the jungles of Mexico as I tackle the audio book review of the horror thriller The Ruins by Scott Smith as group of luckless travellers meet death by plant.  My featured guest this week is the returning Leesa Barnes who is fresh off the heels of finishing her first novel Podcasting For Profit which will be hitting bookstores this fall.  We talk about the challenges of being a first time author and what is like to write on a  deadline.  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54 AM

Hey folks  another podcast fresh and ready from the oven.  This week's  audio book review is the latest Stone Barrington Novel, Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods and then it is off to the movies  as Rob and I  review Pirates of the Caribbean 3 : At World's End and give our take on the swashbuckling adventure.  It is another fun movie discussion where we give it Shrek rating system that may not be for the squimish.  Music for this week's show is the song Pirates by  Die Kapitalist Pig and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:44 AM

Here it is folks my 50th podcast, a little late but packed with podcasty goodness.   On the show you will get my audio book review of Stalemate by Iris Johansen,  her latest Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller, then it is off to the movies with my review of Shrek The Third and then we wrap up the show with my interview with Jay and Tara from the band Uncle Seth as we talk about what it is like to be an independent band and why some musicians seem to stay or fade from the Canadian music scene. Music this week is from Uncle Seth and you can find more about them at http://musicface.com/uncleseth/ if you like the songs in this week's show.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46 AM

This week it's the world of sports entertainment and women in podcasting are highlighted.  First up is my book review of Controversy Creates Cash by Eric Bischoff which takes a look behind the scenes in the world of sports entertainment.  Then it is off to chat with Kinky Kathy from the The Broad-cast Podcast when she pays a visit to the show.  We talk about podcasting and the challenges of doing a weekly show and re-visit the novel Nature Girl and do our own little casting call if they ever make it into a movie.  Music for this week is the song Critical Mass by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37 AM

Here  we go  folks another fresh podcast for you to enjoy.  First up is my audio book review of the thriller Beachcomber by Karen Robards as a young female lawyer gets stuck between the mob and  serial killer.   Then to  start off the summer movie season I give my take on Spider-Man 3 that started in theatres across North America last weekend.  In addition to hearing what I though about the latest web-swinging adventure you will also find out one of my biggest pet peeves of going to  see a movie in a theatre.  To mark Spidey's turn to the dark side, the song for this week is Bad Thoughts...Cold Blood by Devils Martini and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29 PM

Well after a week off I am back with another podcast for you all to enjoy.  First up you get an update from me and an audio book review of Nature Girl by Carl Hiassen as we once again journey to South Florida and find out where a little revenge can lead.   Then in the guest segement we catch up with a previous guest to the podcast, Martin Johnson, who is busy composing the music to the upcoming stage play of the Dalek Masterplan which will take place in England this fall.   We talk about the challenges of bringing yet another classic Doctor Who story to the theatre.   You can find more about the production and those pesky pepper pots on wheeels by going to www.daleklinks.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23 AM

Well I am back home this week.  To gear everyone up for the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie  I thought I would do a special DVD review.   This week I tackle the Spider-man The '67 Collection DVD set and talk about the series that was and introduceda whole generation to our favourite web-slinger from the 60's.  Music in the show this week are the songs Queen of the Spiders by Tongue of the Dog and Sugar Spider by furiousBall and they are both available at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22 AM

This week we have another special edition of my podcast.  I break with my usual format and it is another On the Road Edition of the show.  In the show you get my coverage of An Evening of Champions with Spider Jones that happened at the Lindsay Armoury on March 31st.  From the starting bell to the closing match you get my take on this amazing fundraising event along with some special guests.  My first guest is Shaun Evans, lead auctioneer, who auctioned off a fair number of boxing items with the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kwartha Lakes.   My second guest is 3 time former Golden Glove Champion now turned author and journalist, Spider Jones.  We talk about the sport of boxing, the rise and fall of Mike Tyson and what we need to do to motivate the youth of today.  The song's in this week's show are Traffic Jam by George Wood  and Alabama Fighting Men by The Doubletake BSNF which can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57 PM

Well a slightly smaller show this week but still full of podcasting goodness. To do things a little different I start the show on the road as I give you my concert review of Tom Cochrane's latest tour makes a stop in my area and you get my take on it. My audio book review is the murder mystery Interlude in Death by Nora Robers writing as J.D. Robb as Eve Dallas investigates a murder that hits close to home. Music this week is by the band Uma Floresta and the songs 3000 Years and Almost Everything that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45 AM

Yes folks we go to extremes in this week's podcast.  First up is my audio book review of the auto-biography Sharon Osbourne Extreme as I talk about  the life and times of the famous lady of rock.  Then it is off to the movies as I give you my take on the new T.M.N.T. movie as those pizza eating ninja turtles leap into the world of C.G.I.   Along with me to talk about the movie business is returning guest, Bill Howell, who manages the Century Movie Theatre in Lindsay, Ontario.  We talk about the upcoming summer movie season and about the movie business in general.  The music between the segments is the song Night Shadows by Frank Stratton and can be found on www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27 AM

A little late but chocked full of podcasting goodness.   On the show this week I journey to the depths of the ocean and the earth's core in my review of Deeep Storm by Lincoln Child and then it is off through time and space as I catch up with Paul Wilson of the DWO Whocast and we discuss the upcoming Series 3 of Doctor Who which is set to premiere on BBC 1 in England on March 31.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03 AM

Well folks I short show this week but still chock full of podcasting goodness.   On the show I finally give my audio book review of The Cylons' Secret by Craig Shaw Gardner,  a thrilling Battlestar Galactica adventure.  Also on the show is my little rant on the recent change to Daylight Savings Time and what may be coming up in future shows.  To tie in with the whole man and machines, the song this time around is another convergence of jazz and rock, Atmosphere One by Michael Slupczynski and is available at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 AM

It is another show where the ladies take the spotlight.   It is back to my regular format this week with an audio book review of Body of Lies by Iris Johansen, another Eve Duncan murder mystery. My guest interview is with fellow podcaster and Second Lifer,  The Diva  from  The Broad-Cast Podcast.  We discuss how she got started in podcasting and the challenges of doing a show from a female perspective.  Along with all that I go on a mini rant about the recent soaring gas prices in North America.  Music this week is the song Lazy Nights by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 AM

Well as promised this week is my PodCamp Toronto Special.  I brave a chilly but sunny day in Toronto and do another on the road edition of my podcast.  In addtion to giving you what is like to attend this un-conference,  I have a slew of guest on the show.  Joining me is Mike Moon, a video-blogger from http://vlog.mikemoon.net along with fellow podcaster Christopher Penn from http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com and his fellow presenters Jay Moonah from the band Uncle Seth and Leesa Barnes, the media liaison from http://podonomics.com.   I also get a chance to  meet Valerie from the Description : Valerie in Toronto podcast.  Music for this week is Travelogue by George Wood and can be found at http://www.podsafeaudio.comAs always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22 AM

This week's show is a tri-guest spectacular with wheels playing into each of the conversations.  First up  I chat with Leesa Barnes who is the media liason for Podcamp Toronto which I will be attending  on Feb. 24, as long as the weather does not stop me.  We talk about the upcoming un-conference and what people will expect to see there.  Then  I have a discussion with a co-worker of mine, Vahen King,  who lives life with her very own set of wheels.  Lastly but not leastly it is off to the movies as Rob and I review the latest Marvel hero to hit the big screen, Ghost Rider, in all of his flaming skull glory.  We talk about the guilty pleasure of seeing Nick Cage's head melt, mentally predict each other's ratings and maybe even spot a movie pirate, me harties.  The song this week is Critical Mass by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21 AM

This week is my all movie edition of the podcast.  First up instead of an audio book review I get a good rant on about movie theatre piracy and the proposed idea of delayed major motion pictures by 3 months in Canada to fight it.  Then it is off to the movies with my friend Rob as we give our opinion on Hannibal Rising that opened this past weekend.  We discuss what we learned from the movie, who the audience is for this film and a strange resemblance of a fellow movie goer to a famous serial killer.  Music on the show this week is the song Fallen Angel by DJ Topshelf and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28 PM

Well  this week I am flying solo with the podcast and it is full of rambling goodness.   My unabridged audio book review is the soon to be motion picture, Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris as we look at the tragic origins of a serial killer.   Then it is off to the future world of Primus as I do the DVD review of The New Adventures of He-Man Vol. 1 and talk about the 90's animated classic.  Also news of possible future shows and my impressions of a Second Life wedding I was able to attend.  Music for this week is the song Core Meltdown by George Wood  and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39 AM

This week  we delves into the mind of a murder and the joys of podcasting in Canada.  First up is my audio book review of Cross  by James Patterson the latest Alex Corss murder mystery.  Then I catch up with fellow podcast and Second Lifer Valerie (http://descriptionto.blogspot.com) and we talk about podcasting, second life and living in land of the snow and ice and the wacky world which is Canadian broadcast television.  She is USA born but Canadian by choice, which is a good thing.  The song for this week is in honour of the fun weather we have been having and is the sultry and sexy song Drifting by Karmyn Tyler  and can be found at www.karmyntyler.comAs always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21 AM

This week it is murder at the Abbey and childhood memories on tap.  First up is my audio book review of the unabridged novel Brother Odd by Dean Koontz as the adventures of the amazing Odd Thomas continue.  Then courtesy of our friends at the DWO Whocast you get to hear actor and Doctor Who classic series regular, John Levine, tell a terrific story from his childhood.  Many Whovians will remember him as Sgt. Benton alongside the Brigadier and UNIT.  Music this week is the song The Train Don't Run here Anymore by James Christian and the Oriskany Strings and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As Always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44 PM

A little later than what I wanted but here comes another show for this week.  On tap we first have am audio book review of The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen, another Moira Isles and Jane Rizzoli murder mystery battling the forces of evil.  Then it's off to another person who has battled his fair share of evil as The Doctor, Colin Baker, old sixy himself appears on the show thanks to  our friends at DWO Whocast,  who recently had a phone in special with the actor.  You get to hear my conversation with him and extra bits that did not make it into their podcast.  If you want to hear more of Colin talking with fans you can listen to episode 30 of the Whocast at www.thewhocast.com.  Music this week is Ambulance Ride for the Soon to be Deceased by Devin Anderson and The Devil  in Jersey City by Coheen and Cambria. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:13 AM

This week the theme is the vanished ones in audio book and on the small screen.  First off is my audio book review of Vanish by Tess Gerritsen, a thriller actually set in a  hospital.   Then we disappear into the realm of Dungeons and Dragons : The Complete Series on DVD and discuss the classic 80's cartoon show and what you get in this new DVD collection.  Music this week is the song Tolkien by Brobdingnagian Bards and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58 AM

Well here it is folks my first show of 2007 and my On theRoad Fitness Special.  For this episode I spent 4 days in a row at  the local Goodlife Fitness Club in Peterborough and will be giving you my daily impressions of what it is like to go back to working out after a good many months of inactivity.  Along with the daily reports there is also an interview with personal trainer, Jeff Motti, who works at Goodlife.   We talk about ftiness, nutrition for adults and kids alike and everything you need to know if you are considering going back to the gym this year.  Music on today's show is the song Fastest by Kathy Reynolds off her album Songs of Life which can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06 PM

Here is the largest podcast I have ever done and my last one of 2006.  For your enjoyment my Christmas/Holiday Extravaganza bursting full of seasonal cheer and kids singing.  This week features a interview with a friend of mine, James Mahon as we discuss having a holday in the magical Kingdom of Disney, then it is off to the world of video games with Chris Houle from Iceman Video Games as we discuss thePlaystation 3 and Wii launches and the world of action figures.  Also includes is talk on holiday specials, including a very Sci-Fi one, seasons greetings from listeners and fellow podcasters and more jingle bells than you can shake a stick at.  As a holiday bonous you will get to hear a visit from a certain man in red and a special edition of the audio drama The Scarifyers called the Yule Lads. Music this week is supplied once again by the band thehipcola and this time singer Ayla Brown. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12 AM

Here it is folks, my pre-holiday podcast.  First up this week is my audio book review of Body Double by Tess Gerritsen and then we double the guest count as well.  Joining me this week are fellow podcasters Paul Wilson of the DWO Whocast and James Naughton from Doctor Who: Podshock as we discuss being a landed immigrant and delve into a little Doctor Who, Torchwood and James Bond discussion as well.  I also drop some hints on what to expect for next week's Christmas spectacular.  The seaosn music in this episode is by the band thehipcola and their Christmas album that you can find at http://thehipcola.com/media/.   As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33 AM

This week it is gangs and secret agents take the stage.  First up is my audio book review of White Sister by Stephen J. Cannell, another Shane Scully murder mystery thriller and then it is off to the cinema with another big screen review with Rob.  This time around we went to see Casino Royale the new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig.  Not only do we discuss around opinion on 007's newest outing, Rob also goes over the life of author, Ian Fleming, who created the secret spy.  Music on today's show is Uniforms motion picture score by Devin Anderson and Doctor 007 by our good friend Martin Johnson.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42 AM

This week we scour the wastelands of humanity and never ending expanses of the human mind and invention.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks, as the Word and Void battle it out over the fate of the world torn apart by war.  My special guest for this week is Martin Johnson, composer of from the recent production of the stage play Evil of the Daleks that took place in England back in October.  We talk about what it is like to write music for such a production and the challenges that went into making music for a stage version of a lost Doctor Who episode.   Also listen to the end of the podcast for a very special announcement concerning our friends at the Lipstick Aliens Podcast.  As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38 AM

The wicked and wild are featured in this week's podcast.  First up, we hit the streets of L.A. in the audio book review of The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly a legal thriller where innocence is truly in the eye of the beholder.  Then it is a sidestep to the land of Oz as my friend and co-worker, Melanie Jacobs, joins me on the show for a review of the novel turned Broadway play, Wicked by Gregory Maguire.  So it is tales of murder and Munchkins on the menu for your merriment.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17 PM

Well here it is folks, my silver anniversary edition of my podcast.  This week I take the show on the road and cover the D.W.I.N. (Doctor Who Information Network) Who Bash 2006 that took place on Nov. 18th at Rowers Pub in Toronto, Ontario Canada.   In one of my largest episodes ever I talk with 4 people at the mini convention as we discuss Dcotor Who, Science Fiction and even the movie Resident Evil : Apocalypse which was actually filmed in Toronto.  Fans of Doctor Who : Podshock will also be able to hear another first as I meet someone in person who also contributes to that podcast.  A word of thanks goes out to nice guy called Mitch who helped me navigate the subway system of Toronto.  So sit back, pull up your TARDIS, jelly babies and long flowing scarf to enjoy the very first On the Road edition of my podcast.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12 PM

On this week's show, saucy and sexy arrives on the podcast.  First up is my audio book review of Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire, a very interesting take on the legend of Snow White.  We then move from the past and blast off into the future as my special guest this week are Lynne and Cat from the Lipstick Aliens Podcast as we talk conventions, revisit Snakes on a Plane, action figures and Science Fiction fun.  As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28 AM

Hey folks, back again for another slice of my ramblings.  This week's show features my audio book review of the classic story The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, the story that started all of the tales from the land of Narnia.  My special guest this week is local businessman and fellow collector, Jake Norris, who runs the Pita Pantry in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada.   We discuss the challenges of running a small business and his very interesting collection of Coca-Cola theme merchandise. This week's podcast  features the song is Don't Wake me Up by Becky Bishop from her album Shapeshifting and promo for possible future guests from the Lipstick Aliens Podcast. As always you comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31 AM

As promised last week, episode 22 is my Halloween special as we take a journey into the unknown and spooky.  First up in one of my largest podcasts ever, is my review of the new DVD release The Hilarious House of Frightenstein : vol 1 as we look back at a cult classic from the 1970's.  The spooky