Movie Monday: Miles

Hey It’s Movie Monday

Well how you all doing?

Today’s short film is actually a test. It is a proof-of-concept film to show the blurring of humanity and technology. The movie set against the back drop of a teenage world of off-roading. To help create a more authentic look the filmmakers embedded themselves in with a group of real motocross athletes along with real actors.

A Update to this short. The writer/director of this concept short, Oliver Daly was signed by WME. The agency will package the short for transition into a feature film.


You can find out more about the film at

Source: Vimeo, Deadline.

Thank Batman My Shows Are Back

Hey Poppers,

It was a rough few weeks, let me tell you. Sit on down, let me tell you the tale…

Here is a really awesome chair to sit in
Here is a really awesome chair to sit in

So, there I was in ignorant bliss. Watching Oliver, Barry and The Doctor, week to week. When suddenly, it all came to a crashing halt! All these shows went on break. And where was I to turn? Game of Thrones isn’t even close to being on. And apparently Star Trek TNG ended in 1994! So, I guess no new episodes there. But I wasn’t about to let that get me down. I got four new books for Christmas, so I took to reading. I dug out my N64 and started Link on yet another adventure. I sat down one day and watched four Batman movies with my son. But I could still feel an emptiness. I hole in my heart, put there by a lightning bolt, an arrow and a screwdriver.

sad matt

As I sat and waited for the 20th of January I knew The Doctor would not be back, but that was okay. Two outta three ain’t bad. That’s a saying right? Although the grammar makes English teachers cringe. Anyhow, I waited and waited, and you know what? Eventually the day came.

It's like Christmas morning!!
It’s like Christmas morning!!

So anyway, there I was, January 20th, The Flash was back on! People were rejoicing in the streets, enemies became friends, and I swear, for a second, we saw a red blur blast through town. As I sat down to watch the program, I thought, what’s one more day? I can make this a double feature, get back into my shows with a bang. And ladies and gentlemen, that’s exactly what I did. The next night I sat down and watched back to back, The Flash and Arrow. It was amazing, tears were shed, and nerdgasms were had. Now I’m all back on track. life has evened out, and tomorrow looks a little brighter.

matt happy

So, what should you take from this tale of hardship and woe? It’s this, Arrow and The Flash are shows you should be watching, even if they add to your winter depression when they go on break. Also, The Doctor will come back, he always does.

The End.

If you enjoyed this story, I suggest you buy my novella, it’s pretty good, and there is a link to it right on this website, Fantom Fury: The Curse. A story about heroes and villains, love and war, good and evil and maybe even a little extra.

Thanks for stopping in,

J.W. Coughlan

‘Powers’ Gets Premiere Date, Release Pattern On PlayStation

Hey Poppers. I don ‘t know if you know much about this show coming to the PlayStation Network. Yeah that is right, the PlayStation Network. Everyone is getting in on the new wave of creating shows for us all to watch. I have seen a trailer for this show and it does look interesting. Some of you may have to find it flying thru the internet to get it. But hey we don’t steal, right?


Powers, PlayStation Network’s first original live-action TV series, will debut on Tuesday, March 10. The announcement was made by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the Powers comic books, on which the series is based, and executive producer of the show.

The first three episodes of the 10-episode first season will be made available March 10, followed by the release of one new episode every Tuesday. The release pattern is a blend of the streaming model of debuting a whole season at the same time and the traditional TV network schedule of premiering one episode a week. The first episode of Powers will be free for everyone at, while the full season will be free to members of PlayStation Plus.

powerskeyartAlso released today was key art for the series, originally slated for December 2014.

Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers, produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set in…

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York University’s Cosmicon: one of Canada’s earliest comics conventions


Many thanks to Ron Kasman for sending me this article for the site (back in October no less). It has also appeared elsewhere online, primarily the Collector’s Society Message Boards. I’m running it here as is, unedited, as I asked him if I could re-publish it here as it gives a fairly accurate look at what the comics scene was like forty years ago. Heads up that Ron’s language and perspective on what transpired is a little spicy and may offend some.

A little preface: before Cosmicon, Toronto hadn’t really had much of a convention scene.

In 1968, Captain George Henderson – owner of Canada’s first comics shop, Memory Lane, had brought Stan Lee to the city for the Triple FanFair (no doubt inspired by the convention of the same name that had been taking place in Detroit around the same time – the three fandoms in the name being science…

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