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The Virginian (2014) – Thomas Makowski

Also available from Anchor Bay today is this updated, gritty reimagining of the classic television series, The Virginian. As I love a good western, I settled into take a look … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Avenged (2013) – Micheal S. Ojeda

Releasing from Anchor Bay today, was this supernatural revenge thriller, that surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. I thought it would be a little enjoyable, but I found … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Greatest American Hero (1981) – The Hit Car and Here’s Looking at You, Kid

It’s time to join Ralph (William Katt), Bill (Robert Culp) and Pam (Connie Sellecca) for more fun this week. But first, as I was watching the opening credits, I noticed … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Newsroom: Season 2

HBO knows how much I love my Aaron Sorkin dramas, and were kind enough to let me catch up on a Season 2 blu-ray before the third and final season … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Last Tango in Paris (1972) – Bernardo Bertolucci

As we return to the drama genre in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, I settled in for the next title to have a look at, this … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Road (2009) – John Hillcoat

We jump genres now in the Great Movies – 100 Years of film book, and I dive into Sci-Fi-Fantasy-Horror (though I would argue they could all be separate categories. The … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crimes of the Heart 

In the tiny, intimate space of The Theatre Machine, Toronto’s Sterling Theatre Company is presenting a production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart. Under the able direction of Miriam … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Orphan Black S03E01 – The Weight of this Combination

Get ready Clone Club, Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Rachel and Alison (all Tatiana Maslany) are back tonight on Space! And just like last season, neither writers nor actors are willing to rest … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Three Doctors

Season 10 of Doctor Who starts off with a bang in this highly enjoyable four-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 30 December, 1972 to 20 January, 1973. … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Jungle Book (1967) – Wolfgang Reitherman 

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following Snow White is quite possibly my second favorite classic Disney cartoon (the first is Robin Hood), … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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