Tales From the Crypt (1972) – Freddie Francis

Based on the EC comics Vault of Horror and Tales From the Crypt, this anthology film is the next zombie recommendation film from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. The film features some recognizable names including Joan Collins, Ralph Richardson, and Peter Cushing, The collection of short stories brought to life on the screen are…

Fargo (1996) – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

The next big title in DK Canada’s very enjoyable The Movie Book is the Coen Brothers’ classic, Fargo. Supposedly based on a true story, it’s not, the film follows the inept kidnapping and subsequent murder all organized by a car salesman, Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy). It seems Lundegaard is in a bit of financial…

Blood of the Vampire (1958) – Henry Cass

There are more mad scientist stories afoot in DK Canada’s horror film tome, Monsters in the Movies, and I dig into another, today with Blood of the Vampire. I’ve either seen too many of these films, or had an uncanny sense of deja vu, because the first twenty minutes of this film I was convinced…

Van Helsing (2004) – Stephen Sommers

After his fairly positive success with two Mummy movies, and the cult favorite Deep Rising, Stephen Sommers looked to do an homage to the Universal Monsters and hopefully launch a new tentpole franchise with the Hugh Jackman led Van Helsing. This is the next recommendation from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies by John Landis,…

Quantum Leap (1991) – Private Dancer and Piano Man

Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in the body of a male stripper, Rod ‘The Bod’ in Private Dancer. Written by Paul Brown this episode first aired on 20 March, 1991. As Rod, Al (Dean Stockwell) informs Sam that he is there to help a young, deaf, waitress, and hopeful dancer, Dianna (Rhondee Beriault) and stop…

The Walking Dead: Season 5

  Getting its first re-release on DVD and Blu-Ray today, from Anchor Bay, is Season 5 of the captivating and brutal series, The Walking Dead. Thanks to Anchor Bay, I’ve been able to binge watch the entire series over the past couple of weeks, and think not only am I fairly hooked on this sharply written…

The Walking Dead Seasons 1 to 4

  Sometimes it pays off to wait… Releasing this week from Anchor Bay, are the first 4 seasons (yet again) of The Walking Dead, there have been the basic editions, the collector’s editions, season sets, and now come a sweet collection with lenticular covers! The first four seasons are currently available, separately, each with their…

The Guardians (2011) – Andrew Pyper

  So I dug into another Andrew Pyper novel, I am really liking this guy’s work a lot. This one The Guardians, introduces us to four characters and friends, Trevor, who is the lead character of the novel, Randy, Carl and Ben. The group grew up together in a small western Ontario town called Grimshaw, where…

Airwolf (1985) – Annie Oakley and Jennie

  Canadian legend Art Hindle plays Carl, a thief, who steals a laser called a mongoose from The Firm in the first episode up for review this week! Annie Oakley was written by Carleton Eastlake, Rick Kelbaugh, and Harold Stone with an original airdate of 16 November, 1985. String (Jan-Michael Vincent) is planning a quick getaway…

The Rockford Files (1977) – Forced Retirement & The Queen of Peru

This week’s investigations starts with Forced Retirement. This episode was written by William R. Stratton and aired 9 December, 1977. The phone message this time is an automated call asking if he’s interested in having something sold by computer calls. Beth (Gretchen Corbett) asks for Jim’s help on a case, after someone breaks into her…

Romantic Movies for Valentines Day

  So it’s Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetie have had a romantic dinner, or a nice walk (pleasant and warm even with the chill in the air), arm in arm, hand in hand, you decide to go back to the apartment and have a cuddle while watching a romantic movie that isn’t overly sappy……

The Rockford Files (1974) – The Countess and Exit Prentiss Carr

  This entry on the Bellisario and Cannell revisit has private eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) dealing with cases of blackmail and murder!! The Countess, with a teleplay by Cannell, based on a story by Roy Huggins (under the name of John Thomas James) originally aired the 27th of September, 1974. Jim has been hired…