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Parents Night and The Bigger Issue

We came to this stage production late in its run, as life just seems to keep happening, but we were lucky enough to get into the Theatre Passe Muraille last … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) – Kenneth Branagh

To round out the remake/reboots I’ve been watching this week I thought I’d take a look at the latest Jack Ryan film. Based on the characters (not any of the books) created … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – A Distant Shout of Thunder & Mourning Becomes Matuka

And just like that, we’ve come to the end of the run for Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins), Jack, Corky (Jeff MacKay), Sarah (Caitlin O’Heaney), Gushie (Les Jankey), Reverned Tenboom (John … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – Naka Jima Kill & Boragora or Bust

First off, before I jump in, how gorgeous is that art above, created by Trevor Grove! Check out his work here. This week Jake (Stephen Collins) gets embroiled in assassination plots … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – High Stakes Lady & Force of Habit

Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) takes a double hit to his love life in the episodes being revisited this week. The first episode, High Stakes Lady (which also has an appearance … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982/1983) – The Late of Sarah White & The Sultan of Swat

Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) flies into more danger with this week’s installment. The first episode, The Late Sarah White, aired 22 December, 1982, and was written by Bellisario, George Geiger, Mary … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Trunk From the Past & Once a Tiger…

This week’s installment of the Bellisario classic features some high adventure as Jake (Stephen Collins), Sarah (Cailtin O’Heaney), Corky (Jeff MacKay)and Jack the one-eyed dog find themselves squaring off against an Egyptian … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Legends Are Forever & Escape From Death Island

Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) flies into danger in this week’s installment of the Bellisario gem, Tales of the Gold Monkey. The first episode, Legends Are Forever, aired 20 October, 1982 … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Shanghaied & Black Pearl

Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) and his one-eyed dog Jake are in for it this time! Roddy McDowall joins the cast this episode, Shanghaied, as Bon Chance Louie. It originally aired 29 … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Pilot

The next Bellisario series that came along after Battlestar Galactica that caught my attention (despite the fact that Magnum, P.I. started first, I came to it a little later) was this 1930s high … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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