MASH (1970) – Robert Altman

“And then there was Korea…” Robert Altman’s classic war comedy, MASH, is the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Apocalypse Now. The movie remains very funny, and it’s anti-war commentary is just as important today. That being said, this is not the MASH I grew…

Banshee: Season 3

  I hadn’t even heard of the Cinemax/HBO series Banshee before HBO sent me season 3. Suffice to say, when I was halfway through the series, I ordered the previous two seasons on Blu-Ray. The series is a pulp novel brought to life, it’s lurid, colorful, violent, sexy (it’s a ridiculously good looking cast), and…

Toronto Comicon 2015

  Sue and I love our conventions, just as much as we love film festivals, set visits, and chatting to new friends on our show, so we were delighted to learn that we’ll be covering Toronto’s first con of the season, Toronto Comicon!! As usual, Sue and I hope to bring our informal and relaxed…

The Rockford Files (1978) – Black Mirror

  This two-parter aired 24 November, 1978 and was written by David Chase. As it was later split into two episodes, there are two separate phone gags. The first is a friend calling from London trying to figure out what his arrival time is, with time changes and flight times. The second one is the…

The Rockford Files (1976) – So Help Me God & Rattlers Class of ’63

  Private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) gets into it this week, with this double dose of episodes. First up is a courtroom thriller entitled, So Help Me God, written by Juanita Bartlett that aired 19 November, 1976. The phone gag this week features a call from a dentist’s office telling Jim he can’t put…