Battlefield Earth (2000) – Roger Christian

Sometimes, bad is bad. And this stop with the Sci-Fi Chronicles Book demonstrates how bad. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this film, and it’s a wonder that any of those involved walked away with the semblance of a career.  Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s titanic novel, the film stars John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, and…

TIFF Bell Lightbox Celebrates 50 Years of Star Trek

Space, the final frontier… Star Trek has been a part of my life for a long time, wait until you see the posts that are coming up next Wednesday if you don’t believe me! The iconic series has transcended geekdom and become a mainstream touchstone, even those who have never seen the show are aware…

Orphan Black S03E01 – The Weight of this Combination

  Get ready Clone Club, Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Rachel and Alison (all Tatiana Maslany) are back tonight on Space! And just like last season, neither writers nor actors are willing to rest on their much-deserved laurels. Graeme Manson starts the season off by plunging us into an all new nightmare, and I didn’t realize until I…

Girls: Season 3

Releasing from HBO today, is the third season of the Lena Dunham created series. Serving as the creator, writing with a number of talented people, including Judd Apatow, directing some of the episodes, and of course starring in it as Hannah, alongside Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). For a few…

The Blue Angel (1930) – Josef von Sternberg

The next section I`m jumping to in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is Romance and Melodrama, and this has provided me with my first introduction to the films of Marlene Dietrich, specifically, The Blue Angel. A bit of a superior-type professor, Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings), runs a tight ship in the classroom, and…