Friday, October 24, 2014
Tonight, the annual Mayfair Theatre tradition is back with the Halloween-time tradition of the shadow cast hosted cult cinema epic that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We're proud to continue to host the third most successful Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings in the world, and the biggest in all of Canada. Between tonight and Halloween, you'll have five chances to catch the movie, and participate in all the sing-a-long, toast and playing card throwing fun.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show screens tonight and tomorrow at 10:30pm, and on Halloween at 6:30pm, 9:15pm, and midnight.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Here's another dose of Sheezer from the archives. They were great last night, as per usual. It wasn't a packed house, maybe some folks still feeling a need to avoid downtown Ottawa for the time being. None-the-less, a fun time was had by all, and I got myself another Sheezer shirt. Do yourself a favour and go check 'em out if you are lucky enough to have them swing by your town.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Something horrible happened in my beloved hometown of Ottawa today. The downtown core was put on lock-down in the aftermath of a shooting. I was moments away from heading straight in that direction for a lil' freelance gig, crewing on a corporate show set-up. A few hours later, I headed downtown. Besides for a whole lot of news trucks, there was no evidence of terrorism. And, when I walked home at 10:00pm, everything seemed nominal.
I had to check in with friends worldwide as they contacted to make sure everything was ok. Which always make one feel secure that the world is in fact a great place most of the time, and that people are good, and that we all care about each other. Tomorrow, my friends and I will go into the downtown core and partake in an evening of great Canadian cover-band rock n roll thanks to Sheezer. We are all sad and upset, but life continues to trek along, and I am happy to do so in this great city.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I love Batman, and I would be quite content if the current creative team on the book stayed forever. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have consistently delivered top calibre Bat tales since taking over the reigns of DC Comics flagship title with their New 52 universe relaunch. The new story-arc, and a swell jump on point for new readers, begins in issue #35, End Game.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Watched the 1996 Doctor Who teevee movie starring Paul McGann, which served as an ill-fated pilot episode to a series for American television that was never meant to be. The real flaw with the story (and something that I'm sure must have infuriated Who fans of the time) is a truly lazy and sub-par effort at getting rid of the previous incarnation of the Doctor. Instead of some form of universe saving heroics, he falls victim to a random drive-by shooting and inept medical proceedings. Once that's out of the way, I think Paul McGann made a fine Doctor, and even Eric Roberts was an enjoyably over-the-top, almost Batman '66 calibre villain. It's amazing that a 90 minute teevee movie was the only real live-action Doctor offering in such a long time (between 1989 and 2005), considering what a powerhouse it has become since its return over the past ten years.
Paul McGann made a surprise brief return to Doctor Who-ness as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. I'd be glad to see him return for more adventures. He looked to still very much fit the part in the mini-episode. It seems like there would be room for tales of a previous Doctor amidst his endless time travel adventures, and he would be most likely to fit the bill (and not aged too far from the role) to undertake such a project.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
My favourite all lady, all Canadian, Weezer cover-band is undertaking a mini-tour through Ontario. Sheezer will be hitting Ottawa on the 23rd, Kingston on the 25th, Hamilton on the 26th, and Toronto on the 30th. If you are in or near any of these places, I can't recommend this delightful Rivers Cuomo approved band enough.