Trailer Tracks: Time Bandits (1981) – Terry Gilliam

  Time Bandits was my first introduction to Terry Gilliam films, and by extension, Monty Python as well. I caught this one night during a SuperChannel free weekend event, back in the early 80s, and while I liked it, I definitely didn’t ‘get’ all of it. Now, it’s come a bit of a treasure for…

Traielr Tracks: The Omen (1976) – Richard Donner

Not to be confused with the pointless remake, this classic horror film, played for the most part, straightforward, and almost as a drama, until the terrifying incidents begin to occur, and parents Gregory Peck and Lee Remick start to think there is something much more sinister about their young child, Damien (Harvey Stephens). The film…

Tron (1982) – Steven Lisberger

I remember the first time I saw this, it was in the Hyland Theater in Kingston, which is now known as Stages Nightclub (sigh). My father took us to see it, but he¬†obviously¬†didn’t get it, cause he fell asleep during the film’s run time. But I loved it. I was intrigued by video games, the…

Doctor Who S07E10 – Cold War

  Mark Gatiss reintroduces the ice warriors of Mars to the world of Doctor Who as The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) find themselves aboard a Soviet Sub in 1983. This is probably the strongest of the stories since Clara became The Doctor’s companion, although David Warner seems completely wasted in his ole…

Time After Time (1979) – Nicholas Meyer

I love a good time travel movie, and this one is up there. Nicholas Meyer makes his first appearance on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list as the writer/director of this highly enjoyable film, but it won’t be his last! Wonderfully combining historical biographical information, and time-travel the film follows Herbert George Wells (Malcolm McDowell) from…

Wallander S01 E01 – Sidetracked

I think I may have found my next detective series on Netflix, which is good what with me being almost finished with the Jesse Stone movies. I am turning to Wallander, the BBC series, which is based on a collection of Swedish novels by Henning Mankell. Adapted from the Swedish TV series that the novels…

The Omen (1976)

Another classic film brought to me by the 101 Horror Movies book. Once again, we are referring to the original of course, not the remake from 2006. All I can remember about that one is that it had Liev Schreiber, and I remembered I didn’t care for it. The original however, still gets the job…