M*A*S*H (1973) – Major Fred C. Dobbs, Ceasefire, and Showtime

Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and Trapper (Wayne Rogers) push Frank Burns (Larry Linville) just a little too far after he rails out a nurse in Major Fred C. Dobbs. Written by Sid Dorfman, this episode, with a nod to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre in the title, first aired on 11 March, 1973. Burns goes…

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) – Frank Oz

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken bring their bring science fiction b-movie musical to the big screen, ably directed by Frank Oz, in this 1986 adaptation that is the next stop in the Monstrous Aliens section of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. Rick Moranis plays Seymour, a bit of a schlub with an affectation for…

The A-Team (1984) – Pure-Dee Poison and It’s a Desert Out There

  I hate to say it, seeing as I’m not quite through season 2 yet, with three seasons to go, but it’s slowly getting tougher to get through these episodes. Following the formula is one thing, but wow… Anyway, first up this week is Pure-Dee Poison. This episode was written by Chris Bunch and Allan…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Gunfighters

  The Doctor (Hartnell), Stephen (Peter Purves) and Dodo (Jackie Lane) find themselves in the Wild West, specifically the O.K. Corral when the TARDIS next lands in this tale written by Donald Cotton. Filled with a sense of fun, and a really bad recurring song, this story aired in 4 parts, A Holiday for the…

Hot Docs 2014: Living Stars (Gaston Duprat & Mariano Cohn)

Having its Canadian Premiere this afternoon at the Scotiabank Theatre at 1:45, this joyous mixtape celebrates life and music through that most intimate and revealing art… dance. Filmed on location in Buenos Aires, everyday folk cut loose before a static camera while family, friends and pets watch, go about their daily lives or join the party. (Sometimes…

Greed (1924) – Erich von Stroheim

  The Great Movies – 100 Year of Film book brings me the first drama title to take a look at. Directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the novel, McTeague by Frank Norris, Greed is a massive story, that when originally put together by Stroheim for a screening, ran for nine and a half hours!!…