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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_lost_without_a_clue.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_298.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EST
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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.

Direct download: ramble_297.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ramble_296.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EST
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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.

Direct download: ramble_295.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST
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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.

Direct download: ramble_extra_Chipmunks_of_the_Apocalypse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST
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