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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.

Direct download: ramble_270.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_warriors_of_the_arena.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_269.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: ramble_extra_road_to_Sanctuary.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_268.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_dangerous_and_deady_damsels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EST
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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.

Direct download: ramble_267.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_hunting_the_big_bang.mp3
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