The Mind Reels

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Airwolf (1985) – The American Dream and Inn at the End of the Road

Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) are back at it this week, flying their supercopter in to more danger! First up is The American … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Rockford Files (1978) – Heartaches of a Fool and Rosendahl and Gilda Stern are Dead

Private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) is back as season five opens. The season premier was 22 September, 1978 and saw Jim’s dad, Rocky (Noah Beery jr.) in a bit … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Almost Human – Tim Plays Catch-Up

I remember being very excited that Karl Urban was going to be starring in a new sci-fi show, and I was rather happy that J.J. Abrams (I tend to like … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Under Siege (1992) – Andrew Davis

If you take Die Hard, remove Bruce Willis’ charm and humor and put it on a battleship, you have this entry on the 101 Action Movies list. I’ve never been … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hunt For Red October (1990) – John McTiernan

Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller, which I remember reading back in grade 9, when my friend Michael introduced me to it and after that, every Christmas until I 1989, I would receive Clancy’s … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Die Hard (1988) – John McTiernan

The 101 Action Movies brings me another one of my favorites. Fresh off the success of Predator, McTiernan took Bruce Willis, then mostly known for the TV series Moonlighting and … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dirty Harry (1971) – Don Siegel

“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rare Exports

I know. It’s only April, so what the hell am I doing watching a movie about Santa Claus? Well… the short answer is I’ve wanted to see this Finnish film … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy books were just a part of my teen years as Stephen King novels, Star Trek, and classic 80s movies (course how was I to know they were going … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment


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