Infernal Affairs (2002) – Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, and Alan Mak

DK Canada’s The Movie Book rolls out the What Else to Watch list following my screening of Oldboy. Infernal Affairs is up for viewing, and served as the basis for the North American adaptation, The Departed. Yes, The Departed is a solid film, the original is so much better. Tightly edited, fantastically crafted the film…

Star Trek: Voyager (1997) – Fair Trade, and Alter Ego

Captain’s log: stardate unknown Andre Bormanis pens the teleplay for this episode from a story by Ronald Wilkerson and Jean Louis Matthias. This Neelix (Ethan Phillips) heavy episode first debuted on 8 January, 1997. As the Voyager begins to close on a region of space that Neelix is unfamiliar with, he turns to the aid…

The Seventh Seal (1957) – Ingmar Bergman

I love Max Von Sydow, and thanks to DK Canada’s The Movie Book, it was high time for me to dig into one of his most iconic roles in Bergman’s classic The Seventh Seal. This was the first time I had sat down to watch it, and I won’t lie, it also put me in…

Futureworld (1976) – Richard T. Heffron

  This sequel to Westworld is the next stop on the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. It sees Yul Brynner returning, ever so briefly, and in the oddest way possible, as the Gunslinger, while two reporters, Chuck (Peter Fonda) and Tracy (Blythe Danner)investigate the strange theme park, Futureworld, after another reporter is killed while trying to get…

The Tournament (2013) – Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly brings his thrill-a-minute style of writing back to the 16th century as he populates his novel with historical figures caught up in intrigue, lust and a legendary chess tournament in the heart of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople. A young English princess, Elizabeth Tudor, Bess, all of thirteen years old, accompanies her teacher Roger…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) РMs. Jones and The Man From Marseilles 

It’s a fun week for Thomas (Tom Selleck) in Hawaii with this pair of episodes. Up first is Ms. Jones, which had an airdate of 7 march, 1985 and was written by Phil Combest. Over the course of the series, Thomas has encountered Ms. Jones (Margie Impert), a records clerk, a couple of times, and…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Sun Makers

  The Doctor (Baker), Leela (Louise Jameson) and K9 (who is close to beating the Doctor in a game of chess) find themselves in the far-flung future on the now settled planet of Pluto, which has a number of suns in orbit, making the planet close to earth normal. But things aren’t going well on…

Airwolf (1986) – Wildfire and Discovery

  String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) take on more dangers this week! First up is Wildfire penned by David Westheimer, which aired 11 January, 1986. This is a kind of just say no to drugs story that seemed prevalent in the 1980s, heck, even Star Trek: The Next Generation…

Doctor Who S07E13 – Nightmare In Silver

  If I had known last week during the teaser ad that Neil Gaiman was penning this week’s episode then all my worries would have been allayed. I just saw kids in the TARDIS and I was a little worried. I shouldn’t have. Everything in this episode seems to work on full thrusters, and so…

Brooklyn Castle – Katie Dellamaggiore, USA

  I like chess. I’ve been known to play it, and I own a couple of novelty sets, a Harry Potter one and a Lord of the Rings one, but these kids would mop the floor with me in moments… I’m not an extremely skilled player, but I do enjoy it. The documentary, brought to…