This time around we talk about summer movies, sci-fi, his top 5 movies and of course some Doctor Who. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. On this episode of the show it's supernatural angst, undead devotion, an amazing memory and massive monsters. I finish things off with my theatrical movie review of Pacific Rim where giant monsters and robots battle it out for the fate of humanity. On this episode of the show it's a strange road trip, a giant problem and the struggle for humanity. On this episode of the show it's the art of creation, a strange family, a deadly teams of action.
First up the art of body modification takes a deadly turn in the dvd review of a new Canadian thriller American Mary Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment directed by the Soska siters. Then we go down south to pay a visit to a very strange family with the blu-ray review of Stoker Courtesy of Fox Home Video starring Nicole Kidman. It's another battle to save the world from global terror with the video game review Fuse for the PS3 courtesy of www. On this epsiode of the show it's men of steel nerve and passion. Then we take a trip to the deep South for more supernatural romance with the dvd review of Beautiful Creatures Courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video as a young man falls for a female magic user with a dark future.
We got to the theatres for the latest reboot of Superman with my movie review of Man of Steel as the iconic hero fights for the future of mankind. On this edition of the show we tackle more fantasy fighting. A classic video game franchise gets a new look with the video game review of Ratchet and Clank : Up Your Arsenal for the PS3 courtesy of www. On this episode of the show it's a journey across time. An island resort gets invaded by the walking dead with the video game review of Dead Island for the PS 3 courtesy of www.
In this episode of Extra we get under your skin. Then a woman gets more of a tatoo then she bargained for with the dvd review of Comforting Skin Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment in the journey of a woman into madness. On this episode of the show we take a ride of the super side of things. Then we join the Superstars of the WWE for the 2 disc blu-ray review of Wrestlemania 29 Courtesy of eOne Entertainment for the annual showcase of the immortals. It's the man of steel vs.
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On this epsiode of the show we visit some people with very little shame. Then it's across the pond for a new French film where revenge comes from down a barrel of a gun with teh dvd review of Calibre 9 Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Macey and Joan Cusak. On this episode of the show we tackle some men of iron body and mind. It's more of the animated adventures from Marvel Studios and Madhouse animation with the dvd review of Iron Man : Rise of Technovore Courtesy of Sony Home Video as the heroe must fight against technology to a new level.
We wrap things up with the theatrical movie review of Iron Man 3 as he battles the new threat of the Mandarin and you may be surprised on what I say. On this episode of the show it's action in your house, comedy on the big island, a supernatural mystery and surving the dead. On this edition of the show its reviews for all of mankind. First up it's a trip to a post-apocalyptic future with the dvd review of Manborg courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as a small group of heroes face off agant the evil Count Draculon in this tribute to 80's sci-fi.
On this episode of Extra we tackles some matters of faith in various forms. Then some film students faith in the supernatural is tested ot its limits in the blu-ray review of the thriller Grave Encounters 2 courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Video as they tackle a haunted asylum. On this edition of the show it's time to get a little animated. Then we explore the origins of a classic video game character with the video game review of Tomb Raider for the PS3 courtesy of www.
In this episode of the show we visit a variety of very interesting houses. It's mayhem in the sky with the video game review of Bioshock : Infinite for the PS3 courtesy of www. On this epsiode of the show it's the battle of the sexes across the sands of time. With Wrestlemania 29 happening I thought it would be time to catch up with a WWE Legend in the 2-disc blu-ray review of Bret Hitman Hart : The Dungeon Collection courtesy of eOne Entertainment as the preformer takes you through some new unreleased matches.
Then a wronged woman takes revenge to a new level with the blu-ray review of Girls Against Boys courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment with the help of a crazy friend. On this episode of the show we tackle an amusemant park gone crazy, hard-shelled heroes, a boy vs tiger and the rise of a god. Then it is time to explore the origins of the most famous son of Sparta with the video game review of God of War : Ascension for the PS3 courtesy of www. On this episode of the show we dip into the past for adventure and treasure.
It's time to look back on one fo the launch titles for the PS3 with the video game review of Uncharted : Drake's Fortune courtesy of www. On this episode of the show we join the corps of some legendary warriors. Then it is off to the jungles of Colombia where some soldiers discover a dark secret in blu-ray review of The Squad courtesy of eOne Entertainment in this dark thriller. On this episode of the show it's sessions with 5the stars.
A man in an iron-lung wants a chance to experience sex in the blu-ray review of The Sessions courtesy of Fox Home Video starring Helen Hunt. On this edition of the show it's things that go bump in the night take centre stage. Then a true crime writer discovers a terrible secret in the dvd review of Sinister courtesy of Alliance Films starring Ethan Hawke.
A horror movie classic takes on a terrifying reality in the blu-ray review of Mimesis : Night of the Living Dead courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. On this epsiode of the show were dealing with some hard hitting action and humour. It's time to catch up with the Legendary with the blu-ray review of Skyfall courtesy of Fox Home Video where the spy fights for his very existence. We wrap things up with move adventures of the canine kind in the animated blu-ray review of Scooby-Doo : Mask of The Blue Falcon courtesy of Warner Bros.
Home Video as terror strikes a big comic book convention. On this episode of the show it's battles for justice and power. On this edition of the show it's the many forms of a little love and affection. Then a baby-sitter gets more than she bargained for in the DVD review of Sick Boy courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment in this dark story of a very messed up family. On this episode of the show its a young man finding his place in life, the stars of of WWE, a Dark Knight rises and some southern justice.
First up it is the blu-ray review of Lightning Bug courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starrring Bret Harrision and Laura Prepon in the directorial debut of the man behind the monsters of Buffy and Angel. On this episode of Extra it's the Way of The Gun as my reviews focus on some gun weilding action. We wrap things up with the return of a legendary assassin in the video game review of Hitman : Absolution for the PS3 courtesy of www.
On this episode of the show it's a man haunted by his past, a family haunted by spirits and a hero haunted by his mistakes. To start the show I talk about the series finale of Fringe and how I think should get an Emmy this year. First up for reviews is screen veteran Danny Glover in one of his finest preformances to date in the blu-ray review of Donovan's Echo courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment co-starring Bruce Greenwood.
On this episode of the show its's memories, missions and the legendary Marilyn. Dick classic. It's a blonde with an attitude as we catch up with Juliet in the video game review of Lollipop Chainsaw for the PS3 courtesy of www. Music for this episode features the songs Blocked Memory by Chi Weapon, Diamonds by Engine 11 and Foreverland by Belladonna , they can all be found at www. On this first episode of it's tales from beyond death and lands far away.
First up it's a trip to the wilds of Alaska with the blu-ray review of Beyond courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Jon Voight as a man looking to rescue a small girl. It's time to take your favourite heroes and villians and battle with the video game review of Guardians of MIddle-Earth for Xbox courtesy of WB Games.
On this last show of you get the troubles of young boy, the dark side of the holidays, a jump into the future and a look back iin sports entertainment. Then it's another horror holiday dvd review with Silent Night courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment where you don't want this Santa coming down your chimney.
Then we leap into the 30th century with the animated dvd review of Futurama Volume 7 courtesy of Fox Home Video where we catch up with the gane from Planet Express. 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. On this episode of the show it's a trip back to Springfield, big business and a legendary spy. It's time to catch up James Bond in the video game review of Legends for the PS3 courtesy of wwww.
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. 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. On this episode of the show we share some holiday cheer and terror, some greatest moments of sports entertainment and a comedy legend.
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. Blue Season 10 courtesy of eOne Entertainment as the mystery of the Freelancers is revealed. 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. 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.
Home Video. It's a path revenge with the video game review of Dishonored for the PS3 courtesy of www. 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. Home Video in this great animated show that airs on the Cartoon Network. On the episode of the show it's grappling opponents and immortallity of the supernatural and technical.
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 '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.
On this edition of the show it's high tech reading, a prison break gone wrong and more adventures of 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. 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. 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. On this episode of Extra it is a manic trip home,a cartoon come to life and warriors of the squared circle. It's that time of year again for my annual Halloween Special with the theme of It Came From the 80's. On this episode of the show it's a classic murder, battling killers, a kick-ass president and magic in danger.
Home Video where the plan for the perfect murder takes an unexpected twist. 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. 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. Home Video starring Johnny Depp as in this re-vamp of a classic tv show. 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. On this edition of extra we tackle the next big thing, animated anarchy and hot room of horror. It's terror of of a high temperature with the blu-ray review of Degrees Fahrenheit courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as 4 young people encounter a vacation gone bad.
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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 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.
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. 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.
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. 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 Paetro. 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 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. 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. On this episode of the show we catch up with some television favourites and man with alot of anger issues. 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.
On this edition of the show it's a comdedy duo, a persistant detective, a vengeful gladiator and classic monkey madness. 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. 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. Cena : Once in a Lifetime courtesy of eOne Entertainment showcasing the year long build for Wrestlemania 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.
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 coverage with a little extra thrown in to boot. 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. 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. 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. 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 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.
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 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.
On this edition of Extra we go all zombie with more audio from Fan Expo 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. In this show it's special guests and observations to strt things off.
First up I talk with Kat Armstrong from www. I catch up with composer Alan Howarth , www. 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.
On this week's edition of Extra it's a roadtrip of despertation, war Kubrick style and renegade lawyers. On this episode of the show it's reviews with mroe than thier share of blood.
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Jackso n 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. 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. 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 games to iconic music.
It's another Hollywood remake with the movie review of Total Recall as Colin Farrel stars in thia new version of the Arnie classic. 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. For the retro dvd movie review it's a trip back to with The Entity courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Barbara Hershey as a woman who must fend of a very aggressive spirit.
On this edition of Extra its steel claws, high society crime, the man of steel and a fiery princess. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. On this episode of the show it's revenge, a haven for monsters and a man battling his inner demon. It's a man out for some animated revenge in the dvd review of Dan Vs.
Then even things that go bump in the dark need protection in the blu-ray review of Sanctuary Season 4 c ourtesy 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. 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. 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. I catch up with the latest reboot of New York's favourite web swinger with the movie review of The Amazing Spider-Man. 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 we catch up with comedian Louie C. 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. The fate of two master Assassins are decided in the video game review of Assassin's Creed Revelations for the PS3 courtesy of www. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. It's a journey across the globe with the video game review of Ninja Gaiden 3 for the PS3 courtesy of www.
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. 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.
On this episode of Extra it's high flying heroes, a once in a lifetime match, rookie police action and more men in black. On this week's edition of the show we talk an epic road trip, demonic possestion, murder in the 's and vehicle carnage. 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 '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. 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 's with the dvd review of Rampart courtesy of eOne Entertainment starring Woody Harrelson as a cop who has his own version of justice. On this edition of the show we have a case of the Bobs and some avenging action. 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. As always your comments and suggestions.
On this edition of Extra we are looking at the impact of war on many different races. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Along with my observations on the event you get a star-studded cast of celebrity guests to interview. 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.
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. 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. Johnstone courtesy of www. 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 c ourtesy of Paramount Home Video starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. 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. One this edition of Extra it's battles across the stars, dangerous bugs, singing rodents and team of galactic proportions.
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. Nefarious and Qwark join the dynamic duo in a mission to once again save the galaxy. On this week's regular edition of the show it's monster in all shapes and sizes. 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.
Before I get to the reviews I talk about something strange that happened to me at a local theatre. 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.
Celebrities take centre stage in this edition of the show as they take time out to share some words of wisdom and insight. 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. 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.
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 courtesy of Paramount Home Video as a young man fights a town for the right to dance. 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.
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. Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar , it can all be found at www. On this edition of the show it's sword and sorcery, twin magic and more dealings with the devil. 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. 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. Music for this episode features the song Travelogue by George Woods , they can all be found at www. On this regular edition of the show it's some sports entertainment action and an encounter with demonic forces.
Then it's a journey to a virtual ring with my video game review of WWE '12 for the PS3 courtesy of www. 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. 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.
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. On this edition of the show it's a dashing cat in boots, a mysterious island and talking social media. Music for this episode features the songs Island by Jamison Young and travel by deadpan , they can all be found at www.
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. On this edition of the show it;s a city under seige, a vengeful nun, a myterious woman and a masterful magician. The the war on drugs starts on another front with the dvd review of Nude Nuns with Big Guns c ourtesy 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.
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.
Then a prison guard has the worst first day on the job ever in the dvd review of Cell Courtesy of eOne Entertainment in this foreign thriller. On this week's edition of Extra we take a look at some battling immortals, vengeful vampires, persistant demons and a deadly assassin. It's evil with a modern day twist with the blu-ray review of P aranormal 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.
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.
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.
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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. 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. 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. On this edition of Extra it's the vampire next door, a punk rock rebel, singing kids and angry monkeys. 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. On this week's first edition of 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! Then we jump to the world of sport entertainment with the 3-disc dvd review of WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches of courtesy of eOne Entertainment that highlights some of the best matches from last year.
On his year end edition of Extra we take a trip to the horror side on the last podcast of First up I give you some exciting news about a great new release from my new friends at Paramount Home Video. A group of teenagers get more than what they bargained for when a pirate radio station comes to town in he dvd review of The Open Door courtesy of Phase4Films in this new horror movie.
Then it is off to the English countryside as 2 couples get more than what they bargained for in the dvd review of Don't Let Him In courtesy of eOne Entertainment. We then learn why we have never gone back to the moon in the dvd review of Apollo 18 courtesy of Alliance Films where 2 astronauts find more than just space rocks on the lunar surface. We wrap things up with a another aquatic thriller with the dvd review of Shark Night courtesy of eOne Entertainment as some young adults learn that it is still not safe to go back into the water.
On this week's edition of Extra it's my annual Christmas Special with reviews a plenty and a visit from the man in red. First up it's a trip to the Lindsay Square Mall where I catch up with Santa and find out what the kids are asking for this year. On this week's show we feature a killer saint, a gaggle of penguins, a struggling kid and a war in a glaxy far far away. First up the holidays in Holland take a turn on the terror side with the blu-ray review of Saint courtesy of eOne Entertainment as the legend of St.
Nicholas gets a makeover in this Dutch horror film. Then it's man vs nature with my blu-ray dvd review of Mr. Popper's Penguins courtesy of Fox Home Video starring Jim Carrey as a businessman who has the help of the arctic birds to rediscover his kids. It's the story of a teenage boy's struggle with weigh in the dvd review of The Fat Boy Chronicles c ourtesy of Phase 4 Films in this heartwarming tale of overcoming odds toachieve your dream.
Music for this episode features the song Power Inside by EL84 it can all be found at www. On this edition of the show the focus goes back on our furry friends. First up it's a trip back to the world of 80's tv animation with the 3-disc review of The Littles Collection courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment as we follow the adventures of tiny people in your walls. We wrap thiings with another new holiday special with the blu-ray review of Ice Age : A Mammoth Christmas Special courtesy of Fox Home Video as the prehistoric gang try to get off Santa's naughty list.
On this week's edition of Extra we get a little help from some furry and feathered friends and the world's greatest detective. First up it's my theatrical review of The Muppets as the late Jen Henson's creations get a reboot for a new generation. It's another take on the legendary lawman of literature faces off against hellish hounds, curses and a vampire with the dvd review of the new 4-disc Sherlock Holmes Collection courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Matt Frewer Max Headroom as Holmes and Kenneth Welsh as Dr.
On this episode of the podcast it's a Christmas story with a canine twist, a woman seekinf redemption and some Harry Potter magic. It's a look into the life of a best selling author with the dvd review of Magic Beyond Words : The J. Rowling Story courtesy fo Alliance Films in this authorized biography of the woman who created Harry Potter. I wrap things up with another trip back into the world of magical bricks with the video game review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 5 - 7 courtesy of www.
On this week's edition of Extra we covers wars of many shapes and sizes. For this episode it's teenage drivers, a kidnapping on wheels, battling hillbillies and some b-movie thrillers. We take a trip back to the 80's with my classic dvd review of License to Drive courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman in this action comedy classic of teenagers gone wild. Then it is back to present day with the blu-ray review of Carjacked courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Maria Bello Prime Suspect and Stephen Dorff in this action thriller where a woman and her son are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
We wrap things up with the dvd review of the horror anthology film Chillerama courtesy of eOne Entertainment featuring a sexually charged tribute to the b-movies of yesterday featuring titles such as Wadzilla, I was a Teenage Werebear and The Diary of Anne Frankerstein as the last night for a drive-in becomes a real killer.
On this edition of Extra it's a trip on the wild side with some animal adventures. First up is a tale of star-crosssed romance under the big top of with the blu-ray review of Water For Elephants courtesy of Fox Home Video starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson from Twilight movies.
It's a jump ahead in animation with the blu-ray review of the Diamond Edition of Disney's Lion King courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video as this release gets a fresh look and a boat load of extras. We wrap things up with another trip back to the 80's in cinema with the dvd review of Project X courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt where following orders isn't the only way to become a hero.
It's a modern family woes, a battle for an ancient empire and kick butting superhero action on this episode of the show. We take a trip back to ancient Italy with the blu-ray review of Assasin's Creed : Linegae courtesy of eOne Entertainment as this live action prequel gives some background on the successfull video game franchise. It's then time for some martial arts madness in the deset with the dvd review of The Treasure Hunter courtesy of eOne Entertainment where a battle for ancient treasure rages on. I wrap things up with the dvd review of Fading of the Cries courtesy fo eOne Entertaintment starring horror legend Brad Dourif in this supernatiral survival story.
On this edition of the show its rowdy kids, angsting supernaturals, a dual bank robbery and more web slinging action. Then it's a trio of 20 something monsters just trying to get by with the dvd revidew of Being Human US version : The Complete First Season courtesy of Alliance Films as a ghost, werewolf and vampire long ot be normal in his adaptation of the hit BBC series.
It's a journey across timelines with the video game review of Spider-man : Edge of Time for the PS3 courtesy of www. For this edition of extra it's women in trouble and crazy spy cars on the menu. It's a trip to a very dark and twisted version of Wonderland with the game review of Alice : Madness Returns for the PS3 courtesy of www. On this edition of the show features assasins, security agents and one of the greatest rivalries in sports entertainment history.
First up it's the dvd review of Assasin's Code courtesy of Alliance Films as a government assasin must face the sins of his past. A Young man gets thrusted into fatherhood with the dvd review of Raising Hope : The Complete First Season courtesy of Fox Home Video and struggles to raise his young daughter along with his white trash family starring Martha Plimpton and the outrageous Cloris Leachman. It is one of the greatest wars in sports entertainment with the 2 disc blu-ray review of WWE's Greatest Rivalries Shawn Michaels VS Bret Hart courtesy of eOne Entertainment as we relive the war between 2 of the greatest superstars of thier time.
For this edition of Extra we feature adventures of a stuffed bear, master spy, peeping toms and tabloid news. It's all about the world of rooftop peeping toms in the dvd review of Peepers courtesy of eOne Entertainment as an inquiring female professor throwsa kink inot the worlds. It's a tale of a beauty queen gone wild with the dvd review of Oscar-winning director Errol Morris's Tabloid courtesy of eOne Entertainment in this strange story of devotion and scandal sheet notoriety. On this week's edition of Ramble Extra we feature more women in peril. First up I give some interesting news on what will happen to the Harry Potter video franchise at the end of the year.
It's that time of year again as I bring you my annual Halloween Special. Then it is golden labs of a small kind with the blu-ray review of Spooky Buddies courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video as the fabulous five tackle the hound from Hell and an evil Warlock all in one night in their latest adventure. This week I continue my reviews of the horror kind. First up before any of the reviews I give you a little rant on some very bad vehicular behaviour that I saw on my local roadways.
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First up it's a trip back to with the blu-ray release of Demolition Man courtesy of Warner Bros. Then it's a man who is his own force of personal destruction with the dvd review of Call Me Fitz Season 1 Courtesy of eOne Entertainment starring Jason Priestley in this comedy series about one of the drtiest car salesman you will ever meet. It's a horror series restarted with the blu-ray review of The Howling Reborn Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as a young man Landon Liboiron from Terra Nova discovers there may be something dark furry and deadly in his future.
For this episode it mutants, millionaires, zombies and criminals on the show. First up you get the blu-ray review of X-Men : First Class courtesy of Fox home video as we go back to the orgins of the team in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It's a trip across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 5 courtesy of eOne Entertainment as the members of UCOS battle crime and thier own personal demons.
Sorry for the delay in shows folks but die to time and space restrictions with the webpage my episodes have been a little off pace lately. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian listeners out there. I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the great weather. Here is another edition of Extra. We catch up with the gang in Philly for the blu-ray review of It's Always Sunny in Philidephia Season 6 courtesy of Fox Entertainment as Danny Devito and his pals get into all kinds of comic mischief. On this episode of the show it's butt kicking action, a man on the edge of death, a man pushed to far and a woman haunted by her past.
It's a gang fight on an epic level in Thialand with the blu-ray combo review of BKO : Bangkok Knockout courtesy of eOne Entertainment where a showcase of martial arts is displayed. A man stands on the edge of death in the blu-ray review of The Ledge courtesy of eOne Entertainment where it is one life, one chace and one step in this thriller starring Charlie Hunnman from Sons of Anarchy and Liv Tyler. A woman finds her past catching up to her in a deadly way in the blu-ray review of A Horrible Way to Die courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Music for this episode features the songs Kick It!
For this week's extra edition of the show it is galdiorial combat throughiyt the ages. It's a trip back into the past with the 2-disc blu-ray review of Spartacus : Gods of the Arena courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as the house of Batiatus is on the rise in this prequel to Spartacus : Blood and Sand. First up it's a journey to Dsicworld with the blu-ray review of Terry Pratchet's Going Postal courtesy of eOne Entertainment as a conman must make the postal service soar again or die trying.
It's a night of terror with the dvd review of Medium Raw : Night of The Wolf courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as things go from bad to worse when revenge goes horribly wrong in an insane asylum for the crimminally insane starring W illiam R. For this episode it's abnormals of all shapes andf sizes. Then even things that go bump in the dark ned protedtion as I give my blu-ray review of Sanctuary The Complete Third Season courtesy of eOne Entertainment where a whole new world is discovered beneath our very feet starring Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins and Robin Dunne.
Killer car movies get an upgrade with the blu-ray review of Super Hybrid courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Oded Fehr as mechanics get more than they bargained foir. It is then a movie within a movie with the dvd review of Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere courtesy of eOne Films as a film director gets in over his head over an actress.
THis episode features another trip down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and my third special from Fan Expo that took place August 25 - , Then it's a chat with Alexander Finbow, Director of Operations at Renegade Arts Entertainment as we talk about the art of making an audio book and the Spine Chillers series narrated by Doug Bradley from the Hellraiser movies. From there it's a chat with the new writer of Detective Comics Tony S.
Daniel as he talks about taking on the Dark Knight and the future plans for the series. It's all about the video games when I catch up with Victor Lucas, one of the hosts from The Electric Playground as we talk about some upcoming titles and the future of gaming. As a bonus this week I throw in my blu-ray review of Sanctuary The Complete Second Season to get ready for season 3 being released this week. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www. For this week's extra edition we take a female perspective. First up you get my dvd review of Stained courtesy of eONe Entertainment as a young bookstore owner goes to some very dark places.
Then it is a trip to with the blu-ray review of The Extraordinary Adventures of D'Adele Blanc-Sec courtesy of eONe Entertainment as this female french adventurer faces of against a prehistoric bird and secrets of Egyptian mummies to cure her sister. It's then time to catch up with a once famous porn star with the blu-ray review of Meet Monica Velour courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as a young man pursues the woman of ois dreams.
It's a young woman on a mission with my dvd review of Hanna courtesy of Alliance Films as she has been traning her whole life for. First up you get my take on the new 3D technology including what I thought of the new Starfox on the Nintendo 3DS that I got to try out. She even tries to help explain the ending of LOST and that is not an easy task. One this week's edition of Extra it's a mixture of high seas adventure and modern day justice. First up it is a trip across the ocean with the dvd review of Doc Martin : The Movies courtesy of eOne Entertainment as a city doctor takes refuge in a small Cornish town.
Then it is a trip on the big ships with the dvd review of C. It's a trip into some neon film noir with the blu-ray review of The Big Bang courtesy of eOne Entertainment as Antonio Banderas plays a detective that gets in way over his head. Here it is folks my first special from my coverage of Fan Expo that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Aug 25 - 28, In this episode I take in the sights and sounds of opening day.
Firsat up I am joined by fellow podcaster and writer Wayne as we talk to Brian Namanny who worked on the robots from Disney's upcoming movie Real Steel that premieres Oct. The I meet up with artist Jim Su www. It's then time for me to catch up with Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry from Innersp ace as we discuss all things sci-fi and geekness and catch up on what is happening on the SPACE channel www. I have a quick discussion with Courtney from Hasbro as we talk about a product they launched at the convention called Kre-o Transformers www. I wrap things up for the day with a very quick interview with actor Larry Hagman who talks about his role as J.
Check out the Facebook page for the podcast where pictures from the convention will be posted soon. In this edition of the show you get a lovable drunk, a nasty ex-baseball player, a therapeutic puppet and a killer camera. It's a trip to the mind of depressed man with the blu-ray review of The Beaver courtesy of eONe Entertainment as Walter played by Mel Gibson ues a puppet to sort out his life, directed and co-starring Jodi Foster.
Thinsg get wrapped up with the dvd review of Smile courtesy of eOne Entertainment starring Armand Assante where a group of photography students dsicover a very deadly polaroid camera. Please be sure to sau hi to me of you see on at Fan Expo on Thrusday or Friday. Look for coverage and interviews from the convention in upcoming episodes.
This week features reviews of English law, a famous Canadian scientist, a washed up baseball player and phtogrpahers in dangerous situations. First up it's a journey to 18th Century England with the dvd review of the UK series Garrow's Law Series 2 courtesy of eOne Entertainment as a young barrister fights for others and his own career. Then we join scientist David Suzuki in the dvd review of Force of Nature : The David Suzuki movie courtesy of eOne Entertainment as he gives a lecture 70 years in the making.
Home Video where Kenny Powers curses his way back to the top. From the ball fields to the streets of South Africa in the 's as you get my blu-ray review of The Bang Bang Club courtesy of eOne Entertainment where 4 photographers take pictures in a war torn country. In this edition of the show features an unlikely freindship and worlds across the stars. In this episode of the show we explode time loops, bad bikers, the down and dirty side of LA and the relaunch of a movie franchise. First up a trio in drug rehab find themselves stuck in a loop in the dvd review of Repeaters courtesy of Alliance Films as tension run dangerously high.
It's a trip to the darker side of Los Angelas with the dvd review of James Ellroy's LA : City of Demons courtesy of eOne Entertainment as the crime novellist dishes the dirt and tells tales about the city. I wrap things up with the solo movie review of Rise of The Planet of The Apes as a classic film series once again tries to get a reboot.
I continue with my music filled editions of extra this week. In my news round up you get my take on the leaked Wonder Woman pilot by David E. Kelly, Charlie Sheen's tv death and new Thundercats to hit the small screeen. Then it is another female singer with the blu-ray review of Shery Crow LIVE courtesy of eOne Entertainment as she preofrms many of her greatest hits in front of a big crowd. It's a trip to Apsen with horny young men with the dvd review of Cougar Hunting courtesy of Alliance Films in this American Pie-esk movie.
This episode it is battles across different time periods. It's a world gone to the vamps with the blu-ray review of Stake Land courtesy of eOne Entertainment as a group of survivors try ot make thier way to New Eden. On this edition of Extra we take a flare for the musical side of life. It's a trip to the teen rockl beat with the dvd review of Disney's Lemonade Mouth courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video as a group of teams from detention form their own band.
It's a journmey into the music and history of Jamacia with Rocksteady : Roots of Reggea courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as legends of the music come back together for a big concert. It's the story to 2 female rockers who havea reunion after a 10 year break-up in the dvd review of Trigger courtesy of eOne Entertainment in this rock and roll movie. This time around it's an episode full killer sharks, code, collisions and captain america.
First up it's a journey into the deep blue sea as I give my blu-ray review of Shark Week : Relentless Fury courtesy of eOne Entertainment featuring the host of the Late Late Show Craig Ferguson as we look at the biggest bites in water as prep for Shark Week coming this Sunday on the Discovery Channel. Then it's the blu-ray revioew of a mind-bending actoin thriller Source Code courtesy of eOne Entertainment where one man must save the life of millions with only 8 minutes to work with starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga.
It's a trip to the not-so friendly skies with the dvd review of Turbulent Skies courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment as a computer virus threatens the lives of a starring Casper Van Dien and Brad Dourif. A delightful way to introduce the diversity of world cultures. Lindy Jones Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and how they speak and celebrate. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways to say and do things - but everyone shares a love of family, friends, food and fun.
This delightful book teaches us that despite different languages, customs andtraditions, it really is a small world, after all. This book takes the form of an award ceremony for a wide range of abilities, fifty in all. There's a timeline at the back to place all the various people in context, a double spread for most of the awardees with a potted biography and a direct quote that encapsulates their philosophy of life, and colourful simple illustrations. Primary aged readers. Lindy Jones Featuring a truly diverse range of people from all over the world and all walks of life - including Donald Bradman and Vincent Lingiari.
This stunning book is a wonderful and inspiring introduction to biography for children. Welcome to the People Awards! The ceremony is about to begin. Who will win the Best Hat award? Who will be named Bad-Tempered Musical Genius? A celebration of 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better, with stunning art from award-winning artist Ana Albero. Featuring a truly diverse range of people from all over the world and all walks of life - including Donald Bradman and Vincent Lingiari. It introduces the prime fossil sites in Australia, and explains the type of creatures that once lived there, and that have left their remains behind.
With maps, fact boxes, photographs and excellent paleo-artist illustrations as well as pronunciation guides this will enthral primary aged fossil hunters and perhaps their parents as well! Lindy Jones Ever met a thingadonta or seen a fangaroo? What about a gigantic titanosaur or a mighty diprotodon? Come on an Aussie fossil adventure and explore prehistoric life down under. Discover amazing animals unique to Australia. Danielle Clode, the award-winning author of Prehistoric giants: the megafauna of Australia, takes you to the best fossil sites so you can learn about the incredible animals that once roamed this ancient land.
This exciting new title from Museums Victoria Publishing includes the following: Maps and guides to Australia's most amazing fossil sites Stunning illustrations of dinosaurs, megafauna and other incredible animals Fascinating facts about animal behaviour and biology.
An Ornate Dragon called Rocky introduces members of his mob - frillnecks and thorny devils, geckoes and perenties - and tells how they spread throughout the country. The science behind the story explains rising temperatures and their impact upon lizards and a couple of other denizens of the arid lands. The illustrations are artistic and accurate representations of the animals, and their landscapes are rendered in pencil and watercolour washes. Attractive and informative. Lindy Jones Age range: primary aged children Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia.
His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60, years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures. Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.
This is a companion to Shout Out to the Girls, and all royalties go to The Smith Family, so it achieves more good things! Lindy Jones Australia has some seriously ace men who have broken new ground, stood up for what they believed in, achieved incredible things and defied stereotypes. Whether they end up being role models for girls or boys, it doesn't matter, because they're ace regardless! Brought to life by colourful illustrations from Australian male artists, High Five to the Boys is an uplifting and illuminating read for all ages.
Royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family. Well she is, but he isn't! She counts to three but he still won't do as he's told Every parent has experienced the frustration of a stubborn toddler, and Errol in his red beanie is an adorable, if wilful, character! Attractively rendered in expressive and simple style by the illustrator of Mopoke, Koalas Eat Gumleaves and Kookaburras Love to Laugh, this is a book adults will enjoy as much as the pre-schoolers they are reading to!
Lindy Jones Meet Errol, a cheeky and lovable character, who refuses to follow his mum. Even when she counts to three. A good mix of women from all nations and periods of history. Lindy Jones Instead of just studying history, let's think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50 intrepid women from around the world and throughout history. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced and the changes they made, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms.
With a range of pioneering careers - from astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians and many more - young readers will be inspired to achieve their own dreams and to make the world a better place, too. Compelling, motivating and visually arresting in equal measure, this is the perfect introduction to just some of the amazing women who have shaped our world. Starting with Anak 50 years ago, the book progresses through the early and mid s, the late s, early and mid s, decades of the s and ends with Abdul in early s. The children sail on various ships - as traders, explorers, convicts, settlers, cameleers, gold-diggers, orphans, settlers and refugees.
Told through the eyes of children who do not know what awaits, and who feel trepidation and uncertainty. Expressive illustrations accompany the text. Mid-to-late primary age readers. Lindy Jones Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of migration to the shores of Australia for tens of thousands of years. This book tells some of their stories. Waves is a narrative non-fiction book about the waves of migration to the shores of Australia.
Whether Humpback whales swimming between the Antarctic and South Pacific, or great white sharks crossing the Indian Ocean, or Christmas Island Red Crabs scuttling across the island to the sea, Arctic Terns flying from one polar region to the other, or Monarch butterflies fluttering across central America to areas four generations north, this book will enthrall and amaze the primary-aged reader with stories of the vast distances different creatures cover in order to breed and survive.
Lindy Jones Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories. Follow the emperor penguin through snow, ice and bitter temperatures; watch as the great white shark swims 10, km in search of seals; track huge herds of elephants, on their yearly hunt for water and be amazed at the millions of red crabs, migrating across Christmas Island.
With stunning colour illustrations, uncover the astonishing migrations of 20 creatures, in this truly inspiring narrative. Follow the amazing migrations of these 20 creatures: Arctic tern, barn swallow, bar-headed goose, ruby-throated hummingbird, osprey, wandering albatross, whooping crane, emperor penguin, African elephant, blue wildebeest, caribou, straw-coloured fruit bat, humpback whale, green turtle, Southern pilchard, salmon, great white shark, monarch butterfly, globe skimmer dragonfly, Christmas Island red crab.
Perhaps not the most comprehensible sentence, but it contains nine examples of Shakespeare's inventiveness!
This entertaining picture book gives examples of Shakespeare's neologisms, explains what they mean, which play they were first used in, and fits them into text that tells a parallel story of Shakespeare's times. Ages Lindy Jones A celebration of the words, phrases, and idioms that Shakespeare invented and the contributions he made to the modern-day English lexicon.
Will's words pop up all over the place! It cleverly counterpoints two different stories, one now and one in the not-so-distant past. First is the story of little Maggie who is with her Mum to witness the happenings on a special day, who manages to get lost and found again! The other story is of a peaceful community shattered by the arrival of men who take the children away.
Evocative illustrations, and good information at the back of the book to put the stories into context. Lindy Jones There was a hum of excitement. Maggie holds tight to her mother as they await the long anticipated apology to show a willingness to reconcile the past for future generations.
But the faces and memories of the stolen generation are all around them. Her broken verse imitates the cracking dryness that turns a green land brown, and his graphite and acrylic wash illustrations render the patterns and harshness both realistically and sympathetically.
As with the others in the series, this is a way of introducing children to the realities of the land we live upon, while also celebrating resilience and the knowledge that good days come again. Lindy Jones I remember when rain stopped, When day by day the water dropped, All across a sun-bleached land, Drought spread its withered, deadly hand.
From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms. Square pushes blocks out of his cave but when Circle happens upon him doing his work and mistakes it for art, she insists he do a sculpture of her. Too polite to say otherwise, Square toils away unsuccessfully - but Circle is impressed by his achievement anyway… Simple text but with a lot going on underneath, with the expressive and deceptively simple illustrations Klassen is a genius at producing!
Lindy Jones Every day, Square brings a block out of his cave and pushes it up a steep hill. This is his work. When Circle floats by, she declares Square a genius, a sculptor! It looks just like you! But now Circle wants a sculpture of her own, a circle! Will the genius manage to create one? Even accidentally? A delightful way of learning the alphabet, seeing the letters in use, and reinforcing them. Of course, Jeffers' typically whimsical illustrations with characters who pop up in other pages and contribute to the storytelling, enhance the wordplay and joyous energy of the text.
The keen fan will notice that characters from other books by Jeffers make guest appearances as well! Lindy Jones The alphabet is gloriously brought to life by international best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. From an astronaut afraid of heights, to dynamic detectives the Owl and the Octopus, by way of some rusting robots, you will find within this book a short story inspired by every letter of the alphabet. By turns funny, sad, mischievous and surprising, these entertaining mini-tales are accompanied by Jeffers' witty and inviting illustrations.
The next page shows that they are for the burial of what is obviously a much-loved pet dog. Her family go away for a seaside break and as she walks along the beach picking up stones, the story suddenly breaks away into a historical journey. A meteorite plunges to earth, forms a special outcrop of rock, and the rock goes through many transformations as different peoples shape it to their purpose - including, eventually, the young girl.
A sophisticated picture book which allows the viewer to construct their own meanings. Lindy Jones This year's summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk along the beach to gather cool, polished stones becomes a brilliant turning point in the girl's grief. There, at the edge of a vast ocean beneath an infinite sky, she uncovers, alongside the reader, a profound and joyous truth. In his first picture book following the conclusion of his best-selling Journey trilogy, Aaron Becker achieves a tremendous feat, connecting the private, personal loss of one child to a cycle spanning millennia - and delivering a stunningly layered tale that demands to be pored over again and again.
Alfred lives on the road, but every Anzac Day he makes sure to attend the dawn service. Alfred fought in the war, but he was one of the forgotten soldiers - an Aboriginal man who signed up for adventure and travel, as many young men did. This quiet and poignant book does not preach, but conveys its powerful message of how war made all men equal, but peace did not.
The simple illustrations have a muted pallette, but are effective and make for good discussion points. Young primary readers. Lindy Jones Age range 3 to 10 Alfred's War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen who returned from the WWI battlelines. Alfred was just a young man when he was injured and shipped home from France. Neither honoured as a returned soldier or offered government support afforded to non-Indigenous servicemen, Alfred took up a solitary life walking the back roads - billy tied to his swag, finding work where he could.
Alfred was a forgotten soldier. Although he had fought bravely in the Great War, as an Aboriginal man he wasn't classed as a citizen of his own country. Yet Alfred always remembered his friends in the trenches and the mateship they had shared. Sometimes he could still hear the never-ending gunfire in his head and the whispers of diggers praying. Every year on ANZAC Day, Alfred walked to the nearest town, where he would quietly stand behind the people gathered and pay homage to his fallen mates.
Rachel Bin Salleh's poignant narrative opens our hearts to the sacrifice and contribution that Indigenous people have made to Australia's war efforts, the true extent of which is only now being revealed. The old man of the title has been depersonalised by homelessness. It follows him through his long and lonely day - trying to find something to eat, somewhere to rest and sleep. At the same time, a little girl goes though her day - and when they intersect, a simple act of kindness leaves them both with something of value Expressive watercolour and pencil illustrations and a valuable non-strident message simply conveyed.
Primary ages. Lindy Jones Day breaks over the town. Wake up, everybody! Its time to go to school. Its time for the old man to get up, too. The night was icy and hes hungry. His name? He no longer knows This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no homea nobody, who cant even remember his name. But his day changes when he is noticed by a child. Gorgeously illustrated by Tannya Harricks in a free flowing and energetic style that perfectly captures the posture of the dogs and the alpine landscape around them.
An excellent addition to the series! Lindy Jones Can you see her? Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting. This lyrical non-fiction picture book is written by award-winning author Claire Saxby and stunningly illustrated by fine artist Tannya Harricks. Or that Imperial Jezebel caterpillars eat their eggshells after hatching?
Or that male Variegated Fairy-wrens use yellow petals to attract females? Xanthotis Macleayanus Macleays Honeyeater. Scientific names, facts and a concise summary of the animal and its habits are on one page, on the other, enchanting illustrations. A beautiful and informative book. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students with a keen interest in the world around us.
On this expedition through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the Australia's rare and enchanting animals, from the gorgeous azure kingfisher and the sleepy koala, to the shy numbat and the friendly zebra finch. Come on an illustrated journey through Australia's unique wildlife with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins. We all know kookaburras love to laugh, but there is one who is a very serious fellow indeed.
He doesn't get the jokes, and when the incessant cackling gets too much he has to escape, hoping to find a more suitable mob to hang around with. Of course, both he and his friends discover a simple truth… With attractive design and deceptively simple but extremely expressive illustrations, this should put a smile on any reader's face!
Lindy Jones It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. It is a gentle and reassuring story about adventuring down through the blue and getting home by dawn. The illustrations are a collage of the children's contributions and Lester's characterisation, with rhythmic text and interesting language. All profits go to the hospital.
rusmataryri.gq Their unforgettable collaboration explores the hidden treasures of our seas and celebrates the joy of exploration — and of returning home. A powerful book as it retells the many sides and effects of the end of war, from military ordinary soldiers and commanders both and civilian perspectives.
Includes maps and factual details, and with striking illustrations by David Kennett. Lindy Jones In this companion to the award-winning, My Gallipoli, many voices will recall the day the Great War ended and the monthsthat followed before peace rang out around the world. On 11 November , after four years of fighting, the Allied powers signed an agreement with Germany to end the Great War and to begin peace negotiations.
The armistice, as it was known, took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. But it would take more than seven months before peace would finally be declared at Versailles on 28 June The Great War was over. But the world as it had been known was changed forever. In this book, many voices recall the day the war ended,and the months that followed before peace rang out around the world.
Armistice will bring these stories to life and is published to commemorate the th anniversary since the fighting stopped. It explores homophones, words that sound the same but have different meanings. Using a somewhat resigned Llama to illustrate the differences, this incorporates the occasional touch and feel element, and is stylistically attractive whilst retaining a certain joyfulness and wit. Preschool ages. Lindy Jones In Janik Coat's much-anticipated follow-up to Hippoposites and Rhymoceros, Llamaphones will feature witty words that may sound the same but are spelled differently - and have different meanings.
Like the other books in the series, this one will feature surprising novelty features, including a touch-and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn. It starts with Nessa on her way to join her love, Anto, but before she reaches him, she is arrested and thrown into a horrifying prison. Her crime? Surviving the Call - or pretending she did, according to the authorities, because how can a cripple like her survive when so many fine fit teenagers didn't?
As a traitor, her chances of surviving her own people are worse than surviving the inventive tortures of the Sidhe… Meanwhile, pacifist Anto has been co-opted into the military defending regions from the increasing incursions of the Sidhe who have a gruesome and terrifying 'new' way of fighting. He knows Nessa is innocent, but how can he convince those in power?
Nessa is branded a traitor, no-one believes that someone like her could survive the three minutes. Shes thrown in prison and eventually sent where all traitors are sentback to the horror of the Greylands Anto, with his giant, disfigured arm, is packed off out of the way to join the militia. The fight is on to prevent the creeping and evil magic of the Sidhe that seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Ireland is being invaded and the enemy are building their army from the very people defending it, its a bloodbath. However, Anto cant get Nessa off his mind, he knows in his heart shes innocent and hell go to any length to rescue her.
The final chapter in this thrilling and fast-paced adventure, with the power of true love at its very core. The Rainbow is for learning about colours, couched in simple sentences. Who Saw the Turtle has slightly more advanced sentences and features creatures of the sea. Both books have the text translated into the Yanyuwa language of Borroloola, NT at the end of the book, and they would make lovely gifts for overseas.
Some proceeds from sales of these books go to Indigenous literacy programmes so they do good twice over! Lindy Jones A perfect read-aloud story which revels in the kaleidoscopic colours of the Australian landscape featuring Indigenous art by Balarinji. The land bakes The sun sets The dawn glows The flowers burst A joyous serenade to colours that show country before a storm, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio.
Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early learning program. Lindy Jones Who saw Turtle? Did the whale with the slapping, splashing tail? Or the octopus with the dangly, stretchy tentacles? Maybe the fish with the glittery, shimmering scales? A glorious exploration of the amazing migration of Turtle as she travels the world and then returns home to lay her eggs, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio. Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.
This was commissioned for the library of Queen Mary's Doll House in , and has been elegantly reproduced, with a cloth cover and gold foiling on the cover, and very beautiful illustrations that catch the joie de vive of the Roaring Twenties. A sprite takes up residence in the luxuriously appointed Doll House, and causes consternation by the traces of her occupation within the beautiful residence.
Whimsical and light-hearted, this will delight young and older readers! Harriet is a Hamster Princess, cursed at her christening by the deadly Ratshade to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she turns 12 and die. Of course the fairy godmice can change that to falling asleep, but Harriet grows up not knowing what fate has in store for her. When she discovers the curse, she realises because she is a very clever princess, unlike the frail and pale helpless hamster-maidens her parents wish she was more like that she is invincible! She embarks on a series of adventures until duty calls her back to face the music - but all that smiting and riding about on her hunting quail has given her cunning as well as strength.
Things don't always go to plan and she has to do a bit more rescuing, persuading and cleaving… Lots of simple illustrations push the narrative along and add to the fun! Lindy Jones Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm you'll have to trust her on this one , but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot.
She finds the royal life rather One day, though, Harriet's parents tell her of the curse that a rat placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is most wonderful news: It means she's invincible until she's twelve! After all, no good curse goes to waste. And so begins a grand life of adventure with her trusty riding quail, Mumfrey Perfect for fans of Babymouse and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories, this laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.
This is the book for much older students to use, and is uncompromising in its depictions of human misery. Armin Greder never sugarcoats, and if his black-washed images are confronting, they are no more confronting than the reality they depict. There is only one sentence, right on the first page, and the illustrations that follow show the food chain of actions that cause mass exodus as well as the literal food chain… Dark, eloquent, thought-provoking and brilliant.
Lindy Jones Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. A devastating indictment of our society's treatment of refugees by the creator of The Island. With eloquent and devastating imagery, the creator of the multi-award-winning book The Island again asks us to examine our responses to the plight of refugees.
How long will we remain silent witnesses? These are known as 'safe and legal pathways' and Amnesty International calls on the international community to provide them to those fleeing war, torture and persecution. Routes over land, air or sea that would save people having to entrust their lives to crime rings, which is otherwise the only possibility that remains open to them.
Loudly proclaiming his differences and his individuality, the feisty animal wreaks havoc in his quest to be understood. Jolly rhyming text and expressive watercolour illustrations capture the character and make this a delight to share with pre-schoolers. Lindy Jones For too long koalas have been called bears. But this koala is out to prove to the world that he is BARE! And that never, ever, ever can a koala be called a bear From the internationally renowned author of the bestselling Diary of a Wombat comes a hilariously funny picture book that Jackie French has created with talented newillustrator Matt Shanks.
The mix of male and female characters also includes indigenous and migrant Australians, scientists and politicians, musicians and journalists, sportspeople and artists - mostly from the 20th century. At the back are thumbnail biographical details, to expand on the accompanying text. Colourful and fun. This is no ordinary alphabet book! This is the official A to Z of amazing Aussies that make this country so great.
Sometimes irreverent, always charming, and beautifully illustrated by Beck Feiner. When the rains come, the landscape opens up, and the animals and environment are transformed. Simple and elegant text tells of the changes, and the lyrical and evocative illustrations by Fern Martins capture both the small details of plants and animals, and the transition from dry to wet.
A celebration of the seasons; it would make a beautiful souvenir for visitors as well! Lindy Jones Big Fella Rain is a celebration of northern Australia as animals, birds, trees and a parched earth await the first rain. It is almost as if country stands still as the sparse yet evocative text pays homage to the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the world.
Fern Martins illustrations seamlessly portray the dramatic skies, the thirsty animals and tiny creatures whose very existence rely on the monsoonal changes. Her exquisite rendering of the big landscape against the subtle shifts in the environment have a timeless quality that will capture the hearts of all readers.
Just a little bit, sometimes. Okay, quite a lot, often! A seven-year-old boy in my acquaintance absolutely adored this book, thinking it one of the funniest things he's ever read! Lindy Jones To Sam Lyttle, the truth is like an elephant. It's heavy, worrying and wrinkly. And when it's sitting in your way, you can't go under it or over it. But you CAN skirt round it So Sam does, every now and then, tell the odd porky-pie, much to the annoyance of his family. But is there more to Sam's occasional streeeetching of the truth than meets the eye? The first book in this laugh-out-loud series by author and illustrator Joe Berger.
She's smart so it seems a good idea to go to the school, with its extensive educational programmes. However, it caters for an entirely different class of people, and she soon finds herself friendless and struggling amongst the privileged set. But then she gets an invitation from the golden boy Henry de Warlencourt, embossed with the words: Huntin' Shootin' Fishin.
It doesn't take long for her to realise that she and two others also misfits in the school - the nouveau riche daughter of a tech king and the son of an Indian principality are especially chosen, and that the hunting, shooting and fishing is for entirely different quarry than the animals on the isolated estate Nor does he have any great curiosity about the outer world, thinking his life will always be ordered and neat - until a dying man thrusts a mysterious manuscript into his hands with instructions to take it to Aidan and no-one else.
Before he has time to blink, Gabe is swept up into a grand adventure, unable to return to the monastery, not knowing who to trust and on the run. Fortunately for him he falls into the hands of a notorious band of robbers - who happen to be girls with a mission of their own. A swift-paced adventure for readers Lindy Jones What's the secret of the book, and why is it so valuable?
These are the questions Gabe must answer when a dying man hands him a coded manuscript with one instruction: take it to Aidan. Gabe is hurled into a quest that takes him beyond his monastery home and into a world of danger, political intrigue and adventure. As he seeks to decipher the code and find a mystery man who may not even exist, Gabe learns that survival must be earned and that some of life's biggest lessons are not found in books.
Gabe finds himself questioning everything he knows about right and wrong and wondering if he'll ever find a way back home. He also discovers that the biggest secret of all may be his own. Each member has a great fear, and it will be the thing that kills them - her father is agoraphobic, her mother an addicted gambler who fears bad luck, and her twin brother can't abide the dark. When Esther is conned by Jonah, a former friend, and he makes off with her list of things she could potentially be killed by, it starts a strange and beautiful friendship.
Jonah is determined to help Esther surmount her fears, and challenges her to confront them - filming them as they go through the list. Unbeknownst to her, she is becoming a social media star… A likable and imaginative young adult novel, with interesting characters including Death, who has a world-weary line of snappy but almost-compassionate rejoinders and the stirrings of first love.
Lindy Jones Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can't be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck. The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. Esther doesn't know what her great fear is yet nor does she want to , a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything.
Elevators, small spaces and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she'd been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them- in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn't counted on - love.
And although the other rhinos told her how she had a good life already with everything a rhino could need, still she listened to her own heart and built a boat. Despite all of the others' doubts, she sails away and sees more than she ever dreamed, until she returns home to share her tales: and perhaps kindle the spirit of enquiry in an even smaller rhinoceros. With gentle and happy illustrations in coloured pencil and watercolour by Leila Rudge, this is a sweet encouragement to step outside the everyday and discover the world for yourself.
Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world. So she built a boat. And sailed away From the duo behind award-winning picture book No Bears comes a simple yet inspirational tale about challenging the norm, pushing boundaries and being true to oneself. It follows a formula - the standoffish woman, her misfit friend, the English rose daughter-in-law, and the outsider and the abused wife - all women needing to prove their worth in a male-oriented world.
Together they find friendship and succour while attempting to find something finer and more literary in their difficult lives. And yes, while it isn't wildly original, it is an enjoyable, competent and satisfying read, probably best accompanied with a plate of scones and a pot of tea! Lindy Jones In the Northern Territory has begun to self-govern. Cyclone Tracy is a recent memory and telephones not yet a fixture on the cattle stations dominating the rugged outback. Life is hard and people are isolated. But they find ways to connect.
Sybil is the matriarch of Fairvale Station, run by her husband, Joe. Their eldest son, Lachlan, was Joe's designated successor but he has left the Territory - for good. It is up to their second son, Ben, to take his brother's place. But that doesn't stop Sybil grieving the absence of her child.
With her oldest friend, Rita, now living in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and Ben's English wife, Kate, finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale, Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship and purpose: they all love to read, and she forms a book club. Mother-of-three Sallyanne is invited to join them. Sallyanne dreams of a life far removed from the dusty town of Katherine where she lives with her difficult husband, Mick. Completing the group is Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land.
On a hot November weekend at his newly acquired vineyard near Ballarat, barrister Hugh Cleary is hosting a family reunion to celebrate years since Conor Cleary arrived in Australia. With such a vast number of characters to choose from, Drewe has sly fun commenting on family, society and history. Lindy Jones Kungadgee, Victoria, Australia.
A weekend in late November, At Hugh and Christine Cleary's new vineyard, Whipbird, six generations of the Cleary family are coming together from far and wide to celebrate the th anniversary of the arrival of their ancestor Conor Cleary from Ireland. Some of these family members know each other; some don't. As the wine flows, it promises to be an eventful couple of days.
Comic, topical, honest, sharply intelligent, and, above all, sympathetic, Robert Drewe's exhilarating new novel tells a classic Australian family saga as it has never been told before. There's no magic realism - something I love as a reader, though others don't - but there is the beautiful writing and fully-fleshed, believable characters that have characterised her work. I'll go so far as to say this is my favourite book of the year so far, and I don't really think it will be topped. In all ways this is a perfect book, from its narrative structure to its depiction of loss, grief, friendship, love and survival.
It's almost impossible to describe this book without giving away the plot, such as it is, but it is about a man who has lost everything he valued. Ellis works in an automotive factory, going through the motions after the two loves of his life died five years previously. He is haunted by grief and regret and the sheer weariness of keeping going when there seems to be nothing left to live for. The reader learns what he has lost, but we also see the first shoots of regrowth… An entirely believable and truly moving story, one you can go back to and read again and again.
I have - four times now. I suspect I will keep this one close! It begins with a painting won in a raffle: 15 sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives and it changes nothing and everything. Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of her previous novels with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.
I rather liked that X stood for Crusader Bugs because the insects have a x-shaped cross on their backs! A book both useful and attractive, for ages Lindy Jones Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has six thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made up of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
The inevitable comparison will be with Shaun Tan's Arrival as it is a work of graphite on paper, although unlike that other masterpiece this book does have text. Rather surreal text, which allows the reader to fill in the gaps and construct the meaning for themselves. Ruben is a small, almost stunted figure, living alone in a threatening city, but one day he notices another small figure slipping in and out of the shadows, and gives chase.
From such beginnings grow possibilities of change Will appeal to anyone who admires the artistry of children's illustration. At least not anymore. Ruben lives in a safe place in a city that takes everything and gives nothing back. He begins to feel that he is in danger and ventures to Block City where he meets Koji.
She too has been hiding from the dangers of the industrial city and its excesses. Ruben and Koji realise that if they combine their knowledge of how the city works they can find a way to escape Packed off to a holiday camp, 11 year old Quil gets the oddest feeling as her train goes through a small town on the other side of the mountains, and before she has time to reconsider, she gets off.
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She's drawn to an old shop, and when a cheeky dog and the shop's owner appear, it's the start of her finding a home and the real feeling of family… Told with all the considerable charm you would expect from one of Australia's best-loved authors, this is a lovely read for upper primary ages. Lindy Jones From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, this is a story about coming home when you didn't even know that was where you belonged.
Eleven-year-old Jonquil known as Quil Medway is a girl with more than an unusual name. Quil's parents died in a car accident when she was a baby and she now goes to boarding school, but spends her holidays with an aunt - or at camp, which is where Quil is heading when she decides to get off early at a train stop called Hoopers Bend. It is there that Quil meets Pirate, a chunky little white dog with black spots who immediately adopts her and Bailey, a crabby older lady who has gone to Hoopers Bend to check out the shop that has been left to her by an uncle.
There is something magical about the shop at Hoopers Bend though, and once it casts its spell on Quil and Bailey they are drawn together in an unlikely friendship and their fight to save the shop from developers. From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, this is a story about coming home when you didn't even know that was where you belonged. In a split instant and despite the fear of saltwater crocodiles and sharks, he decides to escape. Reaching the shore and eluding his pursuers, Sparrow has to survive on his wits and determination not to go back.
As the reader follows him in his quest for survival in what could be a hostile and unforgiving landscape, we also learn the life that Sparrow is so desperate to escape, and that the wilderness doesn't hold as many threats as his past. When a juvenile detention exercise off the coast of the Kimberley goes wrong, sixteen-year-old Sparrow must swim to shore. There are sharks and crocs around him but the monsters he fears most live in the dark spaces in his mind. He's swimming away from his prison life and towards a desolate, rocky coastland and the hollow promise of freedom.
He'll eat or be eaten, kill or be killed. With no voice, no family and the odds stacked against him, Sparrow has nothing left to lose. But to survive he'll need something more potent than desperation, something more dangerous than a makeshift knife. It follows a little koala as he has to leave his mother's territory, and find a home of his own. In a different font below the main text, factual information is given that explains what is happening and why.
With beautifully soft and expressive illustrations by Julie Vivas, this gently educational book is aimed at newly confident readers who aren't quite ready for a serious book full of facts. Lindy Jones It is time for Little Koala to leave the protection of his mother. But many challenges and dangers lie ahead for him as he searches for his own home eucalypt and learns to be independent.
During his search he encounters other territorial koalas, wanders though a bushfire-ravaged landscape and endures a night of storms. Koala is written by award-winning nonfiction picture book specialist Claire Saxby, and illustrated by the much-celebrated Julie Vivas, one of Australia's premier illustrators. The Spider Queen is searching for the pieces of the first grimoire, and when she has them she will destroy the world out of sheer rage and spite. Kara and Taff need to find them before Rygoth does, but to do so will come at a dreadful cost. Kara must go back to the past to find the Princess who began the whole wickedness, and then unravel the web of lies and deceit to save those she loves, and those who trust in her.
A satisfying conclusion to a clever series. Lindy Jones The spellbinding conclusion in the critically acclaimed Thickety series, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman. In The Thickety 4: The Last Spell, Kara and her brother Taff must find the hidden pieces of Princess Evangeline's grimoire to defeat Rygoth and her army of witches in one last good versus evil battle.
Legends say that any witch who wields its dangerous magic would be indestructible. Kara and Taff have to stop the Spider Queen from finding the ancient weapon-and destroying everything. They will travel through time with an old enemy, come face-to-face with the creatures that guard the grimoire's pages, and unravel a king's dangerous secret, before one final battle against the Spider Queen. But can Kara save the people she loves and cast a spell that could change magic forever. Agatha is a shop assistant, and she is pregnant. She is also fixated with Meg, one of her customers, who is also pregnant, but lives a different sort of life - one that Agatha knows about because she not only watches Meg very carefully but reads her mummy-blog.
Appearances deceive, because Meghan is not having quite so perfect a life as Agatha believes. Both Agatha and Meghan are hiding secrets, and as they come closer to delivering their babies, the story starts to become very gripping indeed… Told through both characters' voices, this is a compelling thriller, and as Robotham can do so easily, there are always more surprises even when you think everything is revealed! These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear.
Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone. A compelling psychological thriller that delves deeply into the psyche of the human mind, by internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham. A new neighbour moves in, and asks Ben to do small jobs for him around the yard. It's the late 80s and Ben has been brought up to be polite and helpful. Ben's best friend, Fab, is a bit of a tearaway, exceedingly loyal, and the victim of unacknowledged though well known domestic violence. They do everything together but Ben starts to become distant, and as they grow older they grow apart.
As the narrative switches in time, the reader starts to see what has happened and a chilling story is revealed. Atmospheric and gripping, with a veracity to place only someone who has grown up in a small town can convey, it is the sort of book you read in one sitting, but stays with you for much longer. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben's next-door neighbour unsettled him.
Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid. Then a newcomer arrived in the Wimmera. Fab reckoned he was a secret agent and he and Ben staked him out. Up close, the man's shoulders were wide and the veins in his arms stuck out, blue and green. His hands were enormous, red and knotty.
He looked strong. Maybe even stronger than Fab's dad. Neither realised the shadow this man would cast over both their lives. Twenty years later, Fab is still stuck in town, going nowhere but hoping for somewhere better. Then a body is found in the river, and Fab can't ignore the past any more. It is a collection of short stories, and the main theme is how people of different backgrounds try to find a place to belong in contemporary Australia.
A medical student from Hong Kong meets his white girlfriend's country family for the first time; the Indian doctor who is targeted by an Italian patient who hasn't improved after his broken bones were set in casualty; the girl who finally admits to her Syrian background in a tourist setting; the Chinese grandmother made to feel burdensome.
But there are also tender and perceptive stories about motherhood, loneliness and ageing. Sympathetic, clear-eyed and insightful writing. Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim.
What they have in common-no matter where they come from-is the desire we all share to feel that we belong. The stories explore universal themes of love, loss, family and identity, while at the same time asking crucial questions about the possibility of human connection in a globalised world. Melanie Cheng is an important new voice, offering a fresh perspective on contemporary Australia.
Her effortless, unpretentious realism balances an insider's sensitivity and understanding with an outsider's clear-eyed objectivity, showing us a version of ourselves richer and more multifaceted than anything we've seen before. A girl looks out her window on to city street and out to a rainbow.
She recalls the farm she used to live on, and how the colours in the rainbow bring different memories and present day contrasts. As she progresses through the spectrum, by the time she reaches indigo, she realises there are things that haven't changed. A reassuring book in its way, that change is not without its compensations. Lindy Jones All the colours of the rainbow are explored against the striking backdrop of two different worlds. A stunning exploration of colour by internationally acclaimed author Sophie Masson and emerging illustrator Michael McMahon.
The original inhabitants, the Sidhe, have returned and reclaimed their kingdom, and no human can enter or leave, nor anything human-manufactured. Worse still, they steal teenagers; every young person knows they will be Called, and when they are, they need all their wits and strength to survive the ordeal.
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