American Graffiti (1973) – George Lucas

George Lucas’ nostalgic American Graffiti is the next stop on the list of recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Jailhouse Rock. While not a musical in the technical sense of breaking into song and dance, the music and the voice of deejay Wolfman Jack play an…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – One Picture is Worth & Straight and Narrow

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) comes to the aid of a deaf painter, Linda Andrews (Stephanie Dunnam) in the first episode this week. One Picture is Worth originally aired 8 October, 1986, and was written by James L. Novack. Linda is a witness to a bank robbery that saw four people killed, but when the murderer, Jack…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – The Hotel Dick and Round and Around

  Magnum (Tom Selleck) tries to grow up a little this week in The Hotel Dick; written by Reuben Leder, this one aired 17 October, 1985. Feeling age beginning to creep up on him, and even admitting to Higgins (John Hillerman) needing glasses to read, he leaves the estate behind, trying to shed his perceived beach bum private…

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) – Nicholas Roeg

This entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is a surreal, dream-like film based on the novel by Walter Tevis, that was interesting, and may require a re-watch at some point in the future, but for now, I’m just going to sit back and just try to soak in what I’ve seen. I didn’t hate…