Fringe (2011) – Novation, and And Those We’ve Left Behind

While the shapeshifter, Nadine Park (Michelle Krusiec) hunts down Massive Dynamic scientists in an attempt to stop her translucence. Peter (Joshua Jackson) is trying to figure out why no one knows him, while Fringe Division tries to figure out he knows so much. Novation was written by J.R. Orci and Graham Roland and first debuted…

Mission: Impossible (1973) – The Fighter, and Speed

It’s my penultimate instalment of Mission: Impossible – The Complete Series. Five episodes to go. First up this week is The Fighter. Written by Stephen Kandel and Nicholas E. Baehr from a story by Orville H. Hapmton, this episode first debuted on 9 February, 1973. It starts out with a fun guest star, Herbert Jefferson…

Night Shift (1978) – Stephen King

I was craving some Stephen King, but couldn’t decide which of his novels to tackle next, so instead, I figured I fill that need with some short stories, and fug into his first published collection, which gathered a variety of different tales under the title of Night Shift. I remember seeing the paperback cover as…

Fringe (2011) – Alone in the World, and Subject 9

As his visual and auditory hallucinations continue, Walter (John Noble) feels like he may be going insane, and even goes so far as to consult Dr. Sumner (William Sadler). At the same time, Olivia (Anna Torv) and Lincoln (Seth Gabel) investigate a strange case that sees two bullies dying, and a lonely boy, Aaron (Evan…

Magnum P.I.: Season Four – DVD Review

I was delighted to come home from TIFF and be able to unplug and unwind with a tropical getaway. Okay, I didn’t really get away, but thanks to Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill and Tim Kang, I got to spend some time in Hawaii alongside the new take on Magnum…

X (2022) – Ti West

I’ve quite enjoyed Ti West’s film to date, so was eager to see his latest effort X. Set in 1979, it looks a little too glossy and well-shot to be the grindhouse film it feels like its meant to mimic, but it plays really well, and tells an interesting story about sex, growing old, love,…

Always (1989) – Steven Spielberg

The second film Spielberg released in 1989 was an update of the classic film A Guy Named Joe starring Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman, Brad Johnson, and Audrey Hepburn. I was in a completely different place for this film than I was for Last Crusade, I was worlds away from where I was with…

TIFF ’22: The Fabelmans

I have been a Spielberg fan for as long as I can remember. The first film he saw was The Greatest Show On Earth, which affected him. Mine was Jaws, and I can say the same thing. Over the decades I have followed him on his storytelling journey, embracing each new film that came along,…

Hill Street Blues (1981) – Fecund Hand Rose, and Rites of Spring

Alan Rachins wrote Fecund Hand Rose which first aired on 25 March, 1981. The creepy Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) storyline about dating a newly turned eighteen-year-old gets pulled a little into the light. It doesn’t get treated for what it is, he’s been grooming her through high school. They were dating before he turned eighteen! They…

Inferno (2016) – Ron Howard

Tom Hanks returns for a final outing as Dan Brown’s brilliant symbologist Robert Langdon in Inferno. This time out, Langdon is operating on the back foot from the beginning when he awakes in a hospital and is told by Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) that he was grazed by a bullet, and has suffered a…