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Orphan Black S03E06 – Certain Agony of the Battlefield

Wow what a kick in the gut last night’s episode of Orphan Black was huh? The emotional punches and revelations just kept coming, and constantly stunned me over and over… … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tarzan (1999) – Chris Buck & Kevin Lima

It’s Disney’s turn to take on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character of Tarzan as I continue my exploration in the highly addictive Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Tony Goldwyn lends his … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issues Vol. 2

This week when I popped into see Kirk  at West End Comics, I walked out with some highly enjoyable reads, two of which he’d been recommending for a few months… … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Warrior

Jon Pertwee’s final season as The Doctor begins with this four-part story written by Robert Holmes which ran from 15 December 1973 to 5 January, 1974. There are a couple … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tomorrowland (2015) – Brad Bird

Hope. It’s something in short supply in today’s films, television and books. We as a culture of become cynically and intellectually lazy (not all of us mind, but that can-do … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Padre Padrone (1977) – The Taviani Brothers 

The next film from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s recommendation for my screening of Last Tango in Paris, is this rather somber film, that is based … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Flashback and Foiled Again 

This week’s installment features yet another favorite episode of mine (though let’s be honest, I have a lot of those in this series). Flashback was written by Lance Madrid III, … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Red Pole of Macau (2012) – Ian Hamilton

Things get personal for Ava Lee in this, the next installment in Ian Hamilton’s highly addictive series. Following, once again, on seeds planted in the previous novel, or novels in … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Debuting today on VOD and iTunes with a blu-ray and DVD release next week on the 26, is this laugh-filled fang-fest from New Zealand. Shot as a documentary, the film follows … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hellmouth (2014) – John Geddes

Also available from Anchor Bay today is this interesting tale from the writer of Pontypool, Tony Burgess and director John Geddes. This one is going to be a fairly polarizing … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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