Movie Confessions Blogathon

So many great confessions! I feel so much better now about some of the confessions that I didn’t disclose… this time anyway. 😉

Head over to Often Off Topic to see my and other bloggers’ movie confessions.

Often Off Topic

Two weeks ago I asked all you lovely bloggers to send me your movie related confessions. You delivered, big time, and boy oh boy did you shock me along the way! Let’s get straight to it, shall we?


Firstly, there’s a heck of a lot of ‘must see’ movies that you haven’t seen. In fact, I hold you all personally responsible for making me sit through The Godfather a couple of years ago, because I thought I’d be a blogging fraud if I couldn’t hold a conversation about it.

“As of this blogathon, I have not seen any Studio Ghibli film.” – Drew’s Movie Reviews

“As of this blogathon, I have not seen any Terminator movie outside of short clips.” – Drew’s Movie Reviews

“I’ve never watched any of the Godfather films. I know they exist and that they are excellent, but they just keep passing me by. One day…

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Introducing the Movie Confessions Blogathon! — Often Off Topic

Fellow bloggers, readers, gather round. This is a safe space. We all love to talk about movies, right? Some friends and family might even consider us to be experts in the field, often asking us for recommendations and taking our reviews deadly seriously. But at the end of the day, we’re all humans, and sometimes […]

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Play To The Whistle Blogathon

I’m in! I’ll review Goal! since I have been meaning to get to it lately.

Film and TV 101

Any rugby fan will tell you that this summer is a big one for the sport – the British and Irish Lions are touring New Zealand between June and July! Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I really get behind Leinster and Ireland when they’re playing, so these special matches are something I am very much looking forward to.To mark the occasion, I’ve decided to hold a blogathon, and I’m teaming up with Josh from Reffing Movies for this momentus event. He’s another fan of the game with a funny shaped ball, so is a fine addition to the line up here.

The rules are simple – just submit a review of any film of your choosing that has sport as a main theme or feature. You can send your submissions to me at or Josh at Make sure you have sent…

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Toronto ComiCon 2017 Loot

Hey, friends!

As you may have heard, I went to Toronto this weekend for the aptly named Toronto ComiCon.  Kim gave a full run-down of our adventure at the convention in a post yesterday, that you can read all about here. As with any convention, there was a large area filled with vendors, called Artist Alley, selling all kinds of art prints, books, and other geeky items, as well as artists from the comic book industry doing signings and commissions.  There was a lot of cool stuff that I would have liked to have bought but alas, I am not made of money.  Here is the loot that I did end up with.

Zenyatta by Chasing Artwork

Overwatch is an obsession of mine so I went into Artist Alley knowing I wanted to pick up some sort of Overwatch artwork. Ultimately, this picture of one of my favorite support heroes, Zenyatta, by Chasing Artwork won out.

One Piece Wanted Poster (Limited Edition) by Foiled Art

One Piece is my favorite anime, so when I saw a One Piece piece (heh) at Foiled Art’s stand, I had to stop for a look. They have copies of this piece made with both gold foil and silver foil. However, special for the Toronto ComiCon, they made a handful of limited edition prints with both gold and silver foils. Guess which one I bought?

Logan and Laura by Vince Sunico

This picture of Logan and Laura by Vince Sunico was one of my “maybe” picks. As I said, there were so many pieces of artwork that I would have loved to have left the convention with. I had to limit myself and after I bought two pieces I absolutely knew I wanted, I kept a mental list of potential pieces that I might want to take home and then chose one of them. This was that one.

Ariel and Mulan by Deena Pagliarello

As you may know, I come from a very Disney-obsessed family. And as much as I would love to say these two pieces from Deena Pagliarello are for me, they are not.

Tony Harris Autograph

I knew comic artist Tony Harris would be at the convention, so I brought my issue of C-3PO, a one-shot issue he illustrated, with me and asked him to sign it.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Blu-Ray from Raven Banner

I’m not the biggest fan of horror films. Since starting this blog, I have found there are only a few sub-genres I really don’t mind watching.  At first, I didn’t plan on purchasing this film.  However, after a fun conversation with the guys in the Raven Banner booth, I decided to pick it up.

Remy’s Dilemma by Andrew Snook

Kim was the one who initiated our conversation with the book’s author, Andrew Snook.  His personality and passion for his writing was infectious. His enthusiasm is the sole reason I bought this.  Not to mention the author’s beautiful name. 😉  I’m excited to get started reading this soon.

Ultimate Nerd and Assassin’s Creed Ties by Geektory

The Assassin’s Creed tie initially caught my eye at the booth for Geektory.  Once I started looking, I knew I wanted their tie made from the Ultimate Nerd print as well, so I channeled my inner Pawn Stars and negotiated a price for the both of them.  Their ties are hand stitched so I know a lot of love and effort went into creating these.  I can’t wait to wear them around my geeky friends.  Fun fact: the artist who designed the Ultimate Nerd print was also in Artist Alley. She squealed when she saw me holding the tie and asked where I got it. I pointed her towards Geektory’s booth and she zoomed off. I don’t know what happened after that, but I like to think I helped create a new friendship.

Legend of Zelda Bleached T-Shirt

I’m really upset at myself because I didn’t get the name of the man who created this shirt. He had several cool designs, including BB-8 and the Deathly Hallows, that I was looking at. As Kim would be able to tell you, The Legend of Zelda is my favorite game series. So in the end, I chose the Zelda shirt over the others.

And that’s it! A pretty good haul I would say. What caught your eye?

Until next time, cheers!

Toronto ComiCon 2017 Recap (with guest: Drew’s Movie Reviews)!

Last weekend, Kim and I traveled to Toronto for a blogger meet-up like last year. Checkout the recap of our adventure at the Toronto Comic Con over on Kim’s blog!

Tranquil Dreams

Toronto ComiCon 2017 was from March 17 to 19th at Metro Convention Centre. I headed out to meet up with my awesome blogathon co-host, Drew from Drew’s Movie Reviews who met me over there (just like last year). We stayed for a few days and picked up the weekend pass for ComiCon. Call it our little celebration for a successful blogathon, maybe it’ll turn into a tradition of some sort. Who knows, right? Our highlight was the ComiCon so this post will focus on some Q&A panels and cosplay, etc.

Before we start, what type of person would I be if I didn’t bring Drew into recapping Toronto ComiCon with me! When you see K, that’s for myself in normal font and D will be for his italicized part! 🙂

Day 1

K: First part of getting to Toronto ComiCon is to get there. Of course, I always forget that…

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Ultimate 90’s Blogathon: Movie Year: The 90’s by From the Depths of DVD Hell

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Ultimate 90's Blogathon

Welcome all to the next entry! We’re in for a complete 1990’s decade visit with our next participant and my awesome Game Warp co-host, Elwood Jones who also runs In the Depths of DVD Hell and runs the podcast MBDS Showcase. Elwood is a man of many projects. He also co-hosts another podcast called TV Good Sleep Bad and recently starting hosting the Lamb Tracks which is currently doing commentary on the Jurassic Park franchise. All incredibly fun and awesome podcasts and site that you need to check out! Hopefully I’ve linked them all so you won’t miss out!

Now let’s pass it on to him!

My Movie Year: The 90’s

What better excuse to look at my favourite movies of the decade, if only to help highlight some of the great and frequently overlooked films which came out during this era, which would also see with 1999 one…

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