Ratatouille (2007) – Brad Bird, and Jan Pinkava

The Oscar winning Ratatouille (Best Animated Feature) is the next title on the What Else to Watch list following the recommendation in DK Canada’s The Movie Book for Toy Story. Featuring an incredibly talented voice cast including Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole, Ian Holm, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Brian Dennehy and Lou Romano the story follows…

Treasure Island (1950) – Byron Haskin

Disney’s tale on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of pirates and high adventure is the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for the action genre. Disney branched away from animated shorts and films with this,…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – The Two Doctors

  Robert Holmes pens this epic three parter that ran from 16 February to 2 March, 1985, that sees the return of a previous regeneration of the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his Companion, Jamie (Frazier Hines). The Doctor (Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) are on a fishing trip, when the Time Lord starts to feel…

The Stepford Wives (1975) – Bryan Forbes

  Katharine Ross headlines in William Goldman’s adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel, which is the next stop on the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Ross is Joanna Eberhart, a smart, beautiful woman, who is much put-upon by her husband, Walter (Peter Masterson), who wants his wife to be more ‘ahem’ traditional. Packing up the family, they leave…

King Kong (2005) – Peter Jackson

  I’ve been loving my time with the big gorilla thanks to my exploration of the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and it was time for me to have a look at director Peter Jackson’s epic-sized remake of the original film. Featuring a grittier New York than the one in the original, the film attempts to ground…

Under Siege (1992) – Andrew Davis

  If you take Die Hard, remove Bruce Willis’ charm and humor and put it on a battleship, you have this entry on the 101 Action Movies list. I’ve never been a big Steven Seagal fan, though having said that, I saw all the films he did in the early 80s and 90s, and none…