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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – Francis Lawrence

The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues to entertain, and now, I’m diving into the cinematic adaption of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, The Hunger Games. I’ve read the books, and reviewed the first … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Mac’s Back and The Legacy of Garwood Huddle

Thomas (Tom Selleck) is having a rough time of it as Mac’s Back opens. Written by Bellisario, with an airdate of 11 October, 1984, this is an episode that is … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sicario (2015) – Denis Villeneuve

Emily Blunt as idealistic FBI agent, Kate Maser, finds herself enmeshed in the terrifying and brutal escalating drug war along the U.S. border in this tightly wound, hair-trigger of a film … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Martian (2015) – Ridley Scott

A fantastic book, a top-notch actor, and one of the best technical directors working, what wasn’t to like about The Martian? Clocking in at 141 minutes, my only real issue … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) – Gene Roddenberry

I love my classic Trek, and since they aren’t making anymore of them, I decided that perhaps I’d check in with the Pocket Book series, and read, or in some … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Old 37 (2015) – Alan Smithee

The third title I got to take a look at today from Anchor Bay is this b-movie slasher film that seems to be play like a bit of a cross between I … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Anomaly (2014) – Noel Clarke 

Releasing from Anchor Bay, available on both DVD and Blu-ray today is this sci-fi actioner written by Simon Lewis, and directed and starring Doctor Who’s Noel Clarke. It’s an interesting concept, and for … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cop Car (2015) – Jon Watts

Releasing today from Anchor Bar on Blu-Ray and DVD is this wonderfully taut, coming of age thriller starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford. Two young boys, Travis (Freedson-Jackson) … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The A-Team (1983) – The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas and The Out-of-Towners

The boys find trouble in Vegas and New York this week! Up first, The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas, which was written by Frank Lupo and aired on 1 March, 1983. … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Am Legend (2007) – Francis Lawrence 

The Sci-Fi Chronicles serves up the third and latest incarnation of Richard Matheson’s story. This one was made in 2007 and stars Will Smith as Robert Neville. This version of the … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment


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