King Solomon’s Mines (1937) – Robert Stevenson

The next action recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following the fantastic Raiders of the Lost Ark is this 1937 adaptation of H. Rider Haggard’s classic adventure novel. Cedric Hardwicke leads the way as adventurer Allan Quartermain who is persuaded by Kathy (Anna Lee) to help search for her father,…

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949) – Tay Garnett

  So far, my purchase of the Sci-Fi Chronicles book has been well worth it, I’ve watched some great films, have added books to my bedside pile, rediscovered favorites and stumbled across new ones… like this one. Based ever so loosely on the tale by Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain himself, this time travel tale from…

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) – Erle C. Kenton

  Lon Chaney, jr. takes over the mantle of the Monster from Karloff in this next sequel in the Universal series. Ygor (Bela Lugosi), yet lives and is still causing problems for the hamlet of Frankenstein. The locals want to destroy the castle completely and the horrible creature still seeks revenge against the superstitious villagers….

Things To Come (1936)

H.G. Wells penned the script for this film from the 101 Sci-Fi Movies to see before you die, and it is a sometimes bleak and depressing look at our future, though still ends with the possibility of hope, as to steal a phrase, ‘the human adventure continues…’ Our story begins in 1940, set in the…