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Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) – Mervyn LeRoy

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book brings me back round to musicals again, and I was quite happy to dig into this 1933 gem that I had … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issues Vol. 12

Kirk is on well-earned vacation with his family this week, but the comics at West End Comics keep on coming! So it was with great excitement that I dug into … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Terror of the Zygons

The 13th season of Doctor Who, and Baker’s second, starts off this week with this four part story that was written by Robert Banks Stewart and ran from 30 August … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) – Christopher McQuarrie

  Tom Cruise returns to the big screen as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the action-packed Mission: Impossible series. Over the past few films we’ve seen Tom and by extension … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best of Enemies (2015) – Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

It’s documentaries like this that illustrate to me how much I have grown as a film buff, and one interested in political subjects as well. Opening today at the Lightbox, … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ninotchka (1939) – Ernst Lubitsch

My time with Greta Garbo comes to an end with this recommended title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and this one ends up being my … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Distant Relative and Limited Engagement 

Things get a little tough between Thomas (Tom Selleck) and Rick (Larry Manetti) in this week’s first episode, Distant Relative, which aired 20 October, 1983. It was written by Nick … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pines (2012) – Blake Crouch

As I write this, I have not watched any of the show, Wayward Pines, that takes its guidance from the novels by Blake Crouch. I thought I would read the trilogy … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inner Demons (2014) – Seth Grossman

Releasing today from Anchor Bay is this little horror film that follows through on an idea I’ve often toyed with writing up myself, the idea of possession and addiction… science vs. faith, … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Greatest American Hero (1982) – Lilacs, Mr. Maxwell and Divorce, Venusian Style

In this week’s installment, we straddle two seasons. We finish up with Season 2, and plunge into the 3rd and final season of this beloved Cannell series. Up first is … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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