The Exorcist III (1990) – William Peter Blatty

It’s been a long time since I watched William Peter Blatty’s direct his adaptation of his own novel, Legion. After a reshot ending to include an exorcism that didn’t exist in the original novel or screenplay, we are left with an uneven film that does a poor job to illustrate Blatty’s nature as a storyteller….

Millennium (1997) – Force Majeure, and The Thin White Line

The first episode that really deals with the idea of the approaching millennium, and the prophecies created around it, Force Majeure, first aired on 7 February, 1997, and was written by Chip Johannessen. Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), Peter Watts (Terry O’Quinn) and Cheryl Andrews (Cch Pounder) get drawn in to a case featuring identical twin…

Child’s Play (1988) – Tom Holland

For kids of the 80s is there a more terrifying killer doll than Chucky as seen in director Tom Holland’s 1988 film? It’s been awhile since I’d seen this one, so when it popped up in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies I was excited to see how it stood the test of time. Long…

The X-Files (1994) – Beyond the Sea, and Gender Bender

Beyond the Sea marks the halfway point of the first season of The X-Files, and while most of the episodes have been solid, and we’ve learned a bit about Mulder’s (David Duchovny) family history, with the abduction of his sister Samantha, Scully (Gillian Anderson) hasn’t been much more than his brilliant, sceptical partner until now….

Star Trek: Voyager (1996) – Basics: Part II, and Flashback

Captain’s log: stardate 50032.7 Micheal Piller writes the season opener which resolves the season two cliffhanger. Debuting on 4 September, 1996, viewers are quickly reminded that the majority of the Voyager’s crew has been marooned on a remote planet after the Kazon-Nistrim, with Seska’s (Martha Hackett) assistance seized control of their starship. Tom Paris (Robert…

Star Trek: Voyager (1996) – Threshold, and Meld

Captain’s log: stardate 49373.4 Brannon Braga pens the teleplay for this episode, which first aired on 29 January, 1996,¬† from a story by Micheal De Luca, and it marks the first real time that transwarp drives have been discussed, in any real way, since Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill),…

Mississippi Burning (1988) – Alan Parker

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of On the Waterfront is this dramatic film featuring standout performances from Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe as FBI agents investigating a highly charged case in the South. In 1964, two FBI agents, Ward (Dafoe) and Anderson (Hackman)…

Trailer Tracks: Dune (1984) – David Lynch

  I hadn’t heard of Dune before I read about the movie being in production in Starlog magazine… So I ran right out and grabbed a copy of Frank Herbert’s classic novel (I’ve since re-read all of the Dune books he wrote, but haven’t read any of the additional ones. I’m even thinking about going…

Dune (1984) – David Lynch

David Lynch is always an interesting filmmaker, and more often than not, his films are wonderfully confusing and eccentric, Twin Peaks will always be my favorite of these, though Mulholland ¬†Drive is probably a close second. The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought me his adaptation of Dune to rewatch, and while I can appreciate it…