Dune (1965) – Frank Herbert

Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. It was time for a revisit to Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic. I had journeyed there twice before. The most recent trip had been in the early 90s when my friend Dennis had convinced me to read them again, as they were some of his favourite books. I had worked my…

The Rockford Files (1979) – No-Fault Affair and The Big Cheese

  Rita Moreno is back again as Rita Capkovic in the first episode up this week. No-Fault Affair was written by Juanita Bartlett, and originally aired 30 November, 1979. The phone gag this time around features someone calling thinking the number was for dial-a-joke. Rita has aspirations of becoming a hair dresser, she’s been to beauty school,…

Christine (1983) – John Carpenter

I love John Carpenter movies, and it has been forever since I sat down to watch this one. It’s 1978, and Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) is a bit of a nerd and a joke, his only friend Dennis (John Stockwell) is willing to stand by him no matter what. His loyalty is put to the…

The Rockford Files (1974) – The Big Ripoff & Find Me If You Can

  This time around private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) has a couple of interesting cases… First up, we have The Big Ripoff, with an airdate of 25th October, 1974, written by Robert Hamner from a story by Roy Huggins, that sees Rockford trying to find a man who supposedly died in a plane crash, but may…

X-Men (2000) – Bryan Singer

  The 101 Action Movies returns to the comic book genre with this great flick by Bryan Singer. Featuring an all-star cast the legendary and iconic X-Men characters made an incredibly successful jump to the big screen. I remember when I first saw this one, my friend Dennis was very eager to see it, he’d…

An Evening With KT Tunstall

  The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto is a gorgeously appointed theater that was completed in 1919, and seats under 1500 people, and on the evening of September 20, 2013, I settled into my fourth row seat, putting me in spitting distance of the stage (though why would you want to?). I was getting ready…

Silent Night (2012) – Steven C. Miller

Anchor Bay delivers with a nice modern update on the slasher movie, using the cult classic Silent Night Deadly Night as it’s jumping off point. A film, that looks simply amazing on blu-ray, colours and details are wonderfully crisp, and I had a really good time with this one. There were two outright homages to the original film,…

A Saturday’s Paranormal Activity

Earlier this week at the screening of the new tv series The River, I won a prize pack which included autographed copies of all of three (to-date) Paranormal Activity films. So Saturday morning, while I settled in to do laundry and groceries, I worked my way through all three films. The first is still my…