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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. 

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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. 

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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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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: 8:21pm EDT
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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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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: 9:06pm EDT
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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. 

Direct download: ramble_extra_Catcher_of_the_Wolf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT
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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: 4:00pm EDT
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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: 8:00pm EDT
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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. 

Direct download: ramble_323.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT
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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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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.

Direct download: ramble_322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT
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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_dial_v_for_vampire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT
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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_journeys_of_the_mind_and_soul.mp3
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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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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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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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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: 10:44pm EDT
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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.

Direct download: ramble_316.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_the_Injustice_of_the_Dead.mp3
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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: 9:29pm EDT
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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: 4:46pm EDT
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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: 11:37pm EDT
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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: 12:27pm EDT
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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: 1:00am EDT
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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: 9:00pm EDT
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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: 8:23pm EDT
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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: 11:53pm EDT
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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: 11:29am EDT
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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: 9:38pm EDT
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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: 9:24pm EDT
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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: 6:31pm EDT
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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: 11:49pm EDT
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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: 8:36pm EDT
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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: 4:13pm EDT
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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: 1:18pm EDT
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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: 3:19pm EDT
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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: 10:43pm EDT
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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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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: 11:52pm EDT
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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: 12:07am EDT
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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: 8:19pm EDT
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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: 9:29pm EDT
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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: 7:39pm EDT
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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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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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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: 11:49pm EDT
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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: 11:41pm EDT
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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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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: 12:32pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT
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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: 7:39pm EDT
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT
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