Post Apoca-Post!

Cormac McCarthy? Check

Post Apocalyptic? Check

And what’s this? More post-apocalyptic films in our future?

and more….

Pre-Post Apocalyptic

Staying on target for MUTILATOR is easy when you’ve got access to many a post-apocalyptic movie at your disposal. Here’s what I’ve been watching lately:

Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

The Day After – TV Movie set in Kansas. No mohawked bikers but a nice depressing ending which is key to a good post apocalyptic film

A Boy And His Dog – very ’70s

The World, the Flesh and the Devil – great!

Tank Girl – sucks!

Panic in Year Zero! – surprisingly good.

The Last Train BBC miniseries – started out decent, couldn’t finish it.

The Last Man on Earth (50’s with Vincent Price) – Good!

Omega Man (remake of Last Man on Earth) – Unwatchable!

I Am Legend (another remake of above) – Not bad

Red Dawn – not enough mutants

Quiet Earth – good

Testament – see Red Dawn

Day of the Triffids BBC miniseries – great!

The Postman – don’t watch this.

Ghostbusters Con @ The Rio!

All photos by Taylor Latour

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Wrath of Con

khan-conSecond Level Wizards Update!

1. May 16 Khan-Con Star Trek Convention showing Wrath of Khan + New Trek Film + more
2. May 2 Cartoon Party Episode IV
3. Get involved, Second Level Wizards need help!
4. Merch

Show your Trekkie pride and flaunt your bat’leth for all to see at Vancouver’s ONLY Star Trek Con starting at 11am and going until 6:30. Includes:
1. classic Trek episode “Space Seed” featuring Ricardo Montalban as Khan Noonien Singh
3. New Star Trek film by JJ Abrams!
4. Costume Contest
5. Chorgh Mile Klingon Rap Battle
6. Cartoons, assorted weirdness, prizes by our sponsor Elfsar Comics, etc.
More info to be updated shortly. Join the Facebook event at Tickets on sale Apr 27. Love Trek so much just attending just isn’t enough? Want to volunteer? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us at!

2. Saturday Morning Cartoon Party Episode IV: Dawn of Cookie Crisp.

May 2, 10:00 AM (doors at 9:30). Try a bowl of Pebbles Dino-S’mores and Cocoa Puffs Combos while you relive your childhood in front of the TV Cartoons, commercials and public service announcements from the 70’s and 80’s and…whenever. Yes we’ll have vegan-friendly cereals on hand and soy milk for those who are lactose indignant.
Admission $3 – You need your Second Level Wizards membership card to get in. Membership is $5 for a year – cereal concession not included. Prizes will be given away as usual!

PLUS! May 2 is also Free Comic Book Day! After you’re finished watching toons head down to 2LW sponsor Elfsar Comics in Yaletown to meet Star Wars artist Daryl Mandryk and pick up some FREE COMICS.
3. Please help promote Second Level Wizards events to any relevant forums or groups you belong to, and please suggest any ideas you have to us. The more successful our events the easier it is for us to organize more! Visit us on and – join the Facebook group and count yourself among the attendees for our upcoming events. Have your say in the comments and let us help make Vancouver more nerdy!

4. Don’t forget you can sign up for a Second Level Wizards T-shirts at any 2LW event. $15 for a 2LW logo on a white Gildan cotton T-shirt, email your size and PayPal to Also, pick up a 2LW button! Don’t be outclassed by those first level wizards!

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party:


I’m really excited about this – my second favourite actor in a movie that looks part Silent Running, part 2001, part Dark Star, part Spaceship Zero.

Who doesn’t know about Dark Star?

I love it!!!


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Check it out!

Star Trek Animated Series
“Space Seed” Classic Trek Episode
Star Trek Wrath of Khan

All on the big screen, with a costume contest, prizes and maybe even a ST poetry slam. Who knows! Any other ideas?

Subject to change.

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Do it now!!! And spread the word to all the nerdy forums and mailing lists you’re on, please!

A Facebook Note: Movies Worth Seeing

Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 200 films on this list.
Copy this list, go to your own facebook account, paste this as a note.
Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x) 12 Angry Men (1957)
(x) Alien (1979)
(x)  The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
(x)  The Big Lebowski (1998)
(x)  Brazil (1985)
(x)  Casablanca (1942)
(x)  Ghost Busters (1984)
(x)  The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
(x) The Impostors (1998)
(x)  The Incredibles (2004)

Total: 10

(x)  The Iron Giant (1999)
(x)  Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
(x)  Miller’s Crossing (1990)
(x)  Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
(x)  Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
(x)  Rushmore (1998)
(x)  The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
(x)  Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
(x)  American Beauty (1999)
(x)  American Splendor (2003)

Total so far: 20

(x)  The Apartment (1960)
(x)  Army of Darkness (1992)
(x)  The Big Kahuna (1999)
(x)  The Cider House Rules (1999)
(x)  City of Lost Children/ Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995)
(x)  The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
(x)  Dead Poets Society (1989)
(x)  Donnie Darko (2001)
(x) Amelie/ Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
(x)  Fargo (1996)

Total so far: 30

(x)  The Four Musketeers (1974)
(x)  The Graduate (1967)
(x)  Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
(x) The Professional/ Léon (1994)
(x)  Life of Brian (1979)
(x)  Lost in Translation (2003)
(x)  Magnolia (1999)
(x) Metropolis /      Metoroporisu (2001)
(x)  Monsters, Inc. (2001)
(x)  The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Total so far: 40

(x)  No Country for Old Men (2007)
(x)  The Princess Bride (1987)
(x)  Pulp Fiction (1994)
(x)  Roman Holiday (1953)
(x)  The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
(x)  Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
(x)  Schizopolis (1996)
(x)  Spirited Away (2001)
(x)  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
(x)  The Sixth Sense (1999)

Total so far: 50

(x)  Spellbound (2002/I)
(x)  Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
(x)  The Thing (1982)
(x)  The Third Man (1949)
(x)  Totoro (1988)
(x)  Toy Story 2 (1999)
(x)  The Usual Suspects (1995)
(x)  WALL·E (2008)
(x)  Volcano High WaSanGo (2001)
(x)  Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)

Total so far: 60

(x)  Akira (1988)
(x)  Aladdin (1992)
(x)  American History X (1998)
(x)  And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
(x)  Children of Heaven (1997)
(x)  Bad Company (1972)
(x)  Ball of Fire (1941)
(x)  Baraka (1992)
(x)  Barry Lyndon (1975)
(x)  Best in Show (2000)

Total so far: 70

(x)  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
(x)  Better Off Dead… (1985)
(x)  Big Night (1996)
(x)  Blade Runner (1982)
(x)  Blood Simple. (1984)
(x)  Box of Moon Light (1996)
(x)  Breaking the Waves (1996)
(x)  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
(x)  Captain Blood (1935)
(x)  Children of Men (2006)

Total so far: 80

(x)  Comedian (2002)
(x)  The Conversation (1974)
(x)  Cool Hand Luke (1967)
(x)  The Corporation (2003)
(x)  Cradle Will Rock (1999)
(x)  Dancer in the Dark (2000)
(x)  Dark City (1998)
(x)  The Dark Knight (2008)
(x)  Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
(x)  Election (1999)

Total so far: 90

(x)  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
(x)  The Exorcist (1973)
(x)  Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
(x)  Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
(x)  Festen (1998)
(x)  Fight Club (1999)
(x)  Forbidden Planet (1956)
(x)  Galaxy Quest (1999)
(x)  The Game (1997)
(x)  Ghost World (2001)

Total so far: 100

(x)  The Godfather (1972)
(x)  Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
(x)  Goodfellas (1990)
(x)  The Green Mile (1999)
(x)  Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
(x)  Groundhog Day (1993)
(x)  Harold and Maude (1971)
(x)  The Haunting (1963/I)
(x)  Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
(x)  Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

Total so far: 110

(x)  High Fidelity (2000)
(x)  I Love You Again (1940)
(x)  In Cold Blood (1967)
(x)  In the Heat of the Night (1967)
(x)  An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
(x)  Inherit the Wind (1960)
(x)  Barton Fink  (1991)
(x)  Adaptation (2002)
(x)  Juno (2007)
(x)  Kids (1995)

Total so far: 120

(x)  King Kong (1933)
(x)  The King of Kong (2007)
(x)  Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in (2008)
(x)  The Ladykillers (1955)
(x)  Lawn Dogs (1997)
(x)  The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
(x)  The Limey (1999)
(x)  Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
(x)  Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
(x)  Lolita (1997)

Total so far: 130

(x)  Love Liza (2002)
(x)  The Madness of King George (1994)
(x)  The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
(x)  The Maltese Falcon (1941)
(x)  The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
(x)  Memento (2000)
(x)  Midnight Express (1978)
(x)  A Mighty Wind (2003)
(x) Princess Mononoke (1997)
(x)  My Fair Lady (1964)

Total so far: 140

(x)  Network (1976)
(x)  O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
(x)  On the Waterfront (1954)
(x)  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
(x)  Paths of Glory (1957)
(x)  Pi (1998)
(x)  The Pianist (2002)
(x)  The Producers (1968)
(x)  Psycho (1960)
(x)  Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Total so far: 150

(x)  Raising Arizona (1987)
(x)  Ratatouille (2007)
(x)  River’s Edge (1986)
(x)  Boogie Nights (1997)
(x)  The Dark Crystal (1982)
(x)  Scarface (1983)
(x)  Schindler’s List (1993)
(x) Seven Days in May (1964)
(x) Sharkwater (2006)
(x)  Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Total so far: 160

(x)  The Shining (1980)
(x) The God of Cookery (1996)
(x)  The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
(x)  Shaolin Soccer (2001)
(x)  Sling Blade (1996)
(x)  Snatch. (2000)
(x)  Stalag 17 (1953)
(x)  The Sting (1973)
(x)  Strangers on a Train (1951)
(x) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Total so far: 170

(x) Taxi Driver (1976)
() Downfall/Der Untergang (2004)
(x)  Glengarry Glen Ross
(x)  The Thin Man (1934)
(x)  This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
(x) To Have and Have Not (1944)
(x)  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
(x) Trees Lounge (1996)
(x) True Romance (1993)
(x) Life is Beautiful / Vita è bella, La (1997)

Total so far: 179

(x) Wait Until Dark (1967)
() A Clockwork Orange
(x) The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
(x) You Can Count on Me (2000)
() Sansho the Bailiff
() Whisper of the Heart
() M
() Slumdog Millionaire
() Bicycle Thief
() Oldboy

Total so far: 183

() Once Upon a Time in the West
() Ran
(x) Seven Samurai
() Frost/Nixon
() Ben Hur
() The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(x) To Kill A Mockingbird
(x) Amadeus
() There Will Be Blood
(x) Rosemary’s Baby

Now Add them up and…

Put “I’ve seen *** out of 200 films” in the subject line and repost it

Battle For Terra

I would like to see a movie where Earth has been destroyed and humankind is forced to invade another planet…

…but I don’t think this is the one.