Tommie-Amber Pirie (Ollie in “A Skinner, Darkly“) stars as Renee in Pat Mills’ thriller THE RETREAT. Renee and Valerie (Sarah Allen) plan to get married. They spend a weekend at a remote cabin to sort out some relationship difficulties, but soon after arriving discover that they are being hunted by a group of militant serial killers. Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis), Patrick Garrow (Turin), and Gavin Fox (Gared) are also in the cast. Alyson Richards, who wrote the screenplay, told Tim Dams of Variety: “As a queer woman, I was getting really frustrated that in so many genre films, the queer female characters are often revealed to be the psychotic killer or are killed. I really wanted to write a script where the gay characters didn’t turn on each other but instead turned to each other to survive.” THE RETREAT completed filming in Ontario last winter. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) will be Duncan Locke, art teacher and uncle of Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, in LOCKE & KEY, an adaptation of the series of comics by Joe Hill. In the books, the story begins during the American Revolutionary War when a group of rebels discover a portal to a dimension populated by creatures that have the power to mesmerize anyone who sees them, and can possess people with a touch. When these beings enter this dimension, they turn into lumps of “whispering iron”. A young locksmith (appropriately named Benjamin Locke) forges these lumps into magical keys, one of which, the Omega Key, locks the entrance to the other dimension.
In the television adaptation, after the mysterious murder of their father, Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) return to their family’s ancestral home, which happens to be the house containing the aforementioned dimensional portal and keys. A trailer is available on YouTube. The ten-episode series will premiere on Netflix on Friday, 7 February. Continue reading →
KILLJOYS – Season 5 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Pippin somehow survived the explosion that was thought to have killed him in Episode 4.9, and Zeph finds him in one of the four cocoons on The Lady’s ship. (Actually, Lucy locates him when she scans The Lady’s ship, but doesn’t ID him specifically at the time.) When Zeph is understandably quite suspicious of his resurrection, Pip tells her: “You could just relax, chill with all the science stuff for one minute, and celebrate with me, ’cause, yay, I’m not dead.” He might at the same time be admonishing viewers to put away scientific quibbles and just enjoy the happy endings. Continue reading →