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The Invasion (2007) – Oliver Hirschbiegel

The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me the latest update of the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers tale, and after years of hearing terrible things about it, I think my expectations … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Invasion of Time

We come to the conclusion of season 15 of the classic series, with a six-part story by David Agnew, that ran from 4 February to 11 March, 1978. The story sees … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Edward Scissorhands (1990) – Tim Burton

Tim Burton’s suburban fairy tale is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film following my screening of The Wizard of Oz. Perennial Burton favorite Johnny … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – The Love-For-Sale Boat and Let Me Hear the Music

Rick (Larry Manetti) finds himself in all sorts of trouble in the first episode, The Love-For-Sale Boat. It was written by J. Miyoko Hensley and Steven Hensley, with an original airdate of 14 … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Let’s Rap (2015) – Neil Huber 

Writer-producer (and friend) Samantha Herman releases her new movie to iTunes today. She shares writing and producing credit with her brother Jesse, but I could hear her voice through the … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Star Trek: The Klingon Gambit (1981) – Robert E. Vardeman

It’s time for another journey where no one has gone before, with another non-canon adventure with the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Though written before the previous novel, The Entropy … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Christmas: Season’s Grievings Editon (1974) – Bob Clark

Some people love the happy joyous type of films at Christmas, and while there is something to be said for all that good-will, happy endings and schmaltz that seem to … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The A-Team (1983) – The Taxicab Wars and Labor Pains

The A-Team continues to be on the run from the devious Decker (Lance LeGault) in this pair of episodes. First up is The Taxicab Wars, which was written by Cannell … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beetlejuice (1988) – Tim Burton

The next family recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Wizard of Oz is this classic Tim Burton film starring Michael … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Body Snatchers (1993) – Abel Ferrara

My time with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues as I examine the next iteration of the classic sci-fi tale of the Body Snatchers with this 1993 update. This version features … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment


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