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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

Queen Christina (1933) – Rouben Mamoulian

My time with Greta Garbo continues as I continue to explore the recommended titles from my viewing of Anna Karenina for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Batman & Robin (1997) – Joel Shumacher

Ugh, and you thought Quest for Peace was bad. My time with the Dark Knight hits an all time low as my journey with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues. This … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issues Vol. 11

It was a quiet week for me at West End Comics this time, which isn’t a complaint, as there seems to be so many other things going on in my … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Revenge of the Cybermen

Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor comes to a close this week with this four-part tale written by Gerry Davis that aired from 19 April to 10 May, 1975. It … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Batman Forever (1995) – Joel Schumacher

As I continue my time with the Dark Knight via the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I think it was after Batman Returns that someone at Warner Brothers wanted to get away … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Luther Gillis: File #521 and Smaller Than Life

It’s Thursday, time to go back to Hawaii (I miss Hawaii)! Eugene Roche makes the first of 5 appearances as Luther Gillis, a fellow private investigator from St. Louis, in … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Demonologist (2013) – Andrew Pyper

I was recommended recently to pick up this book, and I was happy to learn he’s yet another Canadian author I had not heard of, but can now add to … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

6 Degrees of Hell (2012) – Joe Raffa

Releasing from Anchor Bay today is this little horror film, that I’m sorry to say, is probably best left unseen. Part advertisement for an actual place, the Hotel of Horror, … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Greatest American Hero (1982) – Captain Bellybuster and the Speed Factory and Who’s Woo in America

It’s more high-flying fun with this week’s installment of The Greatest American Hero. First up we have Captain Bellybuster and the Speed Factory. This episode was penned by Cannell and Frank Lupo … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment


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