Megaforce (1982) – Hal Needham

I haven’t watched this movie since coming across it as a kid during a SuperChannel preview (man those were the days huh?). And re-watching it now, I’m struck by one thing, Megaforce is a pendulum, it’s bad, it’s so bad it’s good, and then it’s back to bad again. This is a terrible film, and…

Stagecoach (1939) – John Ford

The first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is the 1939 John Ford/John Wayne classic, Stagecoach. Wayne plays the Ringo Kid, and he and a number of fellow travellers including Dallas (Claire Trevor) and Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt), a drunk doctor Josiah Boone (Thomas Mitchell), and a dangerous gambler, Hatfield (John…

Airwolf (1984) – Flight #093 is Missing and Once a Hero

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin O’Shannessy (Jean Bruce Scott) take to the sky again this week, and this time they take on two elements that seemed to permeate 80s culture… Plane hijackings, and Vietnam M.I.A.s. First up is Flight #093 is Missing, which aired 17 November, 1984. It was…

Hot Docs: Shooting Bigfoot – Morgan Matthews

I want to believe. I’ve always wanted to. I like the idea that the legends and stories of monsters and creatures of unknown origin can exist in our world, it adds mystery and excitement to things.¬†Growing up I would read about UFOs, aliens, Loch Ness, ghosts, and bigfoot. These ideas fascinated me, and from time…

Prometheus (2012) – Some Thoughts and Questions…

Prometheus is a film with some big ideas. This is a film I’ve been looking forward to since I learned Sir Ridley was returning to the universe that he helped create and establish. Is Prometheus a perfect movie? Far from, many of the secondary characters and even some of the leads are interchangeable. But it’s…

Stephen King`s 11/22/63

I just finished Stephen King’s 11/22/63 last night. All I can say is wow. This is my new favorite book of his, my previous one was It. This isn’t a horror novel, but is a great “what if?” sci-fi thriller/drama with a healthy love story. The epic tale (just shy of 850 pages) follows school…