Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Movie Review - Scare Package

This week's episode of End Credits Radio Adam and I review Shudder's new horror anthology Scare Package.

Does the horror comedy anthology go too meta, or just enough meta? Guess it depends on what you want out of your horror films!

Listen to the full episode at the End Credits Radio page.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cli-fi is a genre now?


Steph and Candice check in again on how life, work and entertainment is going during work from home times.

Hint, it's a lot of television watching, way more than usual

Listen along to hear what they've been watching, reading and maybe eating!

Books

The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie

American War by Omar El Akkad

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Misery by Stephen King

Tommyknockers by Stephen King

A Matter of Taste by Rebecca Tucker

Links

Movie commentary with friends from Candice's podcast, 100% Candice

What is Cli-Fi? 

Read what Stephen King thought of Annie Wilkes, villain of Misery. 

Timestamps

00:33 Intro

01:30 Missing movies with friends

05:50 Choosing what movies to watch

06:50 The Outer Limits reboot of the 90s

09:10 The X-Files conspiracy theory

10:16 Telling stories through years long series

14:30 Role playing games and playing characters outside yourself

19:03 How we communicate in audio without visual cues

22:00 How our reality is different from the tropes of sci fi

24:00 Giving people the nod while out for a walk

26:17 Reading updates

30:50 The Stephen King update

39:10 Steph realizes keeping a journal might be a positive thing, again.

43:45 Candice's accidental food industry book club 

48:50 Plea to support local businesses

49:46 What do live events and celebrations look like now?

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Canned Con Cast 34 - Northern AM Gold

There is a new episode of the podcast I co-host with Anthony Marco, Canned Con Cast, available to stream or download.

It's been roughly 8 months since our last episode, because life happens. But we really reflect on why we started this podcast in the first place in this episode.

Also, note, I suggest to Anthony that he should listen to a specific song by the band Skylark, but I gave him the wrong song title. This is the one he and you should listen to (after listening to our episode!)



Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mother's Day in Absentia


It will be a Mother's Day weekend to remember, and it's not because of the snow predicted to land in Southern Ontario over the weekend!
You can't take your mom out for dinner or to see a movie this year, but you can treat your mom to puzzles, games, books, and wine! Or a Psycho movie marathon if you've got that type of mom (Candice does!)

Books

Misery by Stephen King
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers by Sady Doyle
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
The Wall Will Tell You: The Forensics of Screenwriting by Hampton Fancher
Camp Murderface by Josh Berk and Saundra Mitchell
The Mutant Mushroom Takeover by Summer Rachel Short
Clan by Sigmund Brouwer

Movies

Maniac - 70s serial killer exploitation film
American Psycho directed by Mary Harron as a satire!
The Booksellers streaming from the Cinema in partnership with Blue Ice Docs
This Is Not A Movie streaming from the Cinema in partnership with Blue Ice Docs
Kedi streaming from the Cinema in partnership with Blue Ice Docs
Jerry Maguire - Steph's favourite buddy film?
The Object of My Affection - Candice favourite film to press stop at 5 minutes before the end.

Links

Candice's episode of End Credits Radio covering Grady Hendrix written horror comedy film, Satanic Panic
My Favourite Murder Podcast
Bookshelf Cinema's streaming movies
Bookshelf delivers wine with books!
The Dana Buckler Show Terminator retrospectives

Timestamps

01:00 Mother's Day ideas and plans
07:10 How does the book look?
08:00 - 08:10 Special guest makes an appearance!
09:38 Check in on Candice's reading
11:00 We go deep on Grady Hendrix
13:15 Chatting women's obsession with true crime and horror
18:30 The villain in horror films aren't meant to be redeemed
22:20 Bookshelf Cinema brings you streaming films!
31:30 Steph's reading update
34:00 Practice exploring what wasn't in the story - basically Fan Fic
38:00 Send your best alternate parts of a story to Steph at podcast@bookshelf.ca
39:45 Kids books Steph has been reading with her kids
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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Sunday, May 3, 2020

100% Sabrina


Satanism or the Patriarchy? Is there really a difference?

Not according to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!

Stephanie and I revisit the first episode of the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Netflix original series and dive into hairstyles, familiars, scarecrows and spiders. Cue up the first episode and watch along with us!

Thanks for listening!

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Listen to my other shows The Village Podcast by The Bookshelf or every third week, give or take, on End Credits Radio.

Theme music by Aaron Soch of Pluvonics.


There's a new episode of 100% Candice!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Socially Distant Episode



Hey everyone, we are back! If you thought the store closed to the public and working from home would keep us from recording, you were almost right.

It took us a bit longer to find the time we could connect but here we are.

We check in with each other, chat about popular reads for strange times, and coping mechanisms.

Now that we are all staying home all the time, we want to know either what you miss most or what you have found you don't miss at all.

Let us know by email at podcast@bookshelf.ca

Books


Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl is back on The Bookshelf's best seller list! First published in 1959

The Lost Puzzler by Eyal Kless

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

It by Stephen King

Links


Watch Fierce's live DJs

Timestamps


5:00 How are things at the Bookshelf?

10:00 Personal check in on how Candice and Steph are doing

18:30 What's selling at The Bookshelf?

23:00 How has the pandemic affect music and live events?

27:15 What happens to the third place when we can go back?

31:30 Update on what we're reading

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Check-In at the End of Week 3


Time for a check-in. How is everyone doing?

My work is steady, busy and somewhat stressful, but I'm grateful to have it. Have a listen to where I am at the end of Week 3 of #stayhome 

Thanks for listening!

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Alright by Supergrass from the Clueless Soundtrack. Buy it on  iTunes or Google Play Music


There's a new episode of 100% Candice!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

33.3% Candice


Welcome to the experiment! Results were positive.

I grabbed a couple of friends, Brandy and Steph, to watch a movie together and chat through.
In these times of spending way more time home alone than usual, it's nice to sit with friends and laugh over an old favourite movie.

Cue up Amy Herckerling's Clueless and watch along with us!

Thanks for listening!

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Listen to my other shows The Village Podcast by The Bookshelf or every third week, give or take, on End Credits Radio.

Theme music by Aaron Soch of Pluvonics.

Alright by Supergrass from the Clueless Soundtrack. Buy it on  iTunes or Google Play Music



There's a new episode of 100% Candice!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pandemic Gear Test


Surprise! 

Passing the time and testing a new microphone set up... I'm not sold on the experience, or the result, but it's not the worst, like my morning nut butter problem is.

Thanks for listening!

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There's a new episode of 100% Candice!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Post about Twin Peaks

On the second to last day of 2019 I decided to press play on a 30 year old television show, Twin Peaks.

I wasn't able to watch the show during it's initial airing in 1990 - 1991. I think I saw a few episodes with my parents, but I remember my Dad thinking the show was just to weird to watch.

Along with all of my friends, I read the Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, borrowed from the library across the school from our high school, during my 9th and 10th grade, and bought a copy removed from distribution from the library (probably because it was so beat up by us all reading it so much). I finally let go of that book in the last few years as I've been purging my book collection.

I did finally get to watch the show more regularly when it aired again on Bravo a few years later. By then I also had my own VCR and television and was able to tape the episodes. I watched the first season and up to the discovery of Laura Palmer's murder in the second season, but for some reason I didn't keep watching after that. I couldn't tell you why, but I'll chalk it up to watching Northern Exposure and I guess I only had enough room for one quirky small town in the North West of the United States (the extreme North West in the case of Northern Exposure)

Not only did I watch that firs season and half when it was re-aired on Bravo, I watched my recordings of it and even went so far as to do a media studies project on the show in 1996. Those first 16 episodes are like an old sweater I forgot I had.

I tore through Season One and the first part of Season Two in a few days and then I got to the episodes I'd never seen. How exciting to spend time discovering more stories with characters I knew as a teenager! I went through the last dozen or so episodes even faster than I'd gone through the ones I knew so well.

My goal with re-watching the original series was planned to culminate with watching the special limited series which was released a couple of years ago. Back then I had wanted to do an original series re-watch, but I didn't have legal access to the episodes then. It wasn't streaming on Netflix, I had no other service I paid for. As it turned out I couldn't watch the new season then either because it aired on CBS All Access which I wasn't prepared to pay for.

But now, thanks to Veronica Mars Season 4, I am a subscriber of Crave. You can blame a lot of things in my life on my love of Kristen Bell and Veronica Mars.

So there I was over the holiday season with a lot of time on my hands and three seasons of what I know to be amazing television.

But something surprising happened when I finished Season Two of Twin Peaks. I was not ready to move on. I was not as excited about plowing forward with the new limited series.

I've been listening to Damn Fine Podcast during the days and watching episodes in the evenings so I thought maybe I just needed some time to catch up on the second season companion podcast episodes before moving on.

I moved through listening to 12 or 13 hours of podcasts and decided to throw on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me the next evening to pass the time. Until listening to the companion podcast I hadn't planned to watch the movie but plans can change.

Two days after being without any new Twin Peaks to watch I turned on Fire Walk With Me. I wish I hadn't.

I wish I hadn't because I recognize that there is good in the film, but I struggled to enjoy it. I was not prepared to go back to the Laura Palmer story. I was finished with the Laura Palmer story. What I wasn't finished with was all of the rest of season two.

Fire Walk With Me came out almost a year and a half after the end of Twin Peaks. A year and a half later, fans of the show wanted anything, any crumb. And I suspect that every fan was happy to see an Agent Cooper in Fire Walk With Me who was an Agent Cooper from before the events of the series finale. But just a day after the series finale, it was not the story I wanted to go back to.

So here I am, only a few days after finishing watching the last half of season two of Twin Peaks, watching it again.

Who knows when I'll be ready to move forward into the 2017 limited series?

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Village Podcast Episode "Resolutions Time - Moar Books!"



Resolutions! What are yours? Steph and Candice chat about theirs, including learning new skills, maintaining course and doing the boring duties of being an adult. Our wish for you - do the things you want to do with your free time.
And always, more books, more movies, and more music!

Books

Paradise Lost by John Milton
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
Penguin's Little Black Classics
A Different Kind of Christmas by Alex Haley
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
In The House In the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt
In The Night Wood by Dale Bailey
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Me by Elton John
Face It by Debbie Harry
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Minstry
Candice's Stephen King Project update:
Finished Eyes of the Dragon in December and IT begun!

Links

It's an Imagine Dragon decade! Billboard's Rock Songs of the Decade
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