Miami Vice (1985) -Whatever Works, and Out Where the Buses Don’t Run

Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas)  find more darkness under the glitz and glamour as I dive into this week’s pair of episodes of Miami Vice. First up is Whatever Works. Written by Maurice Hurley, the episode first debuted on 4 October, 1985. Sonny’s Ferrari Daytona Spyder gets seized by police…

Marnie (1964) – Alfred Hitchcock

Vertigo is the next big title in The Movie Book from DK Canada. As I’ve reviewed that previously, as well as a number of the films on the What Else to Watch list, I settled in for the 1964 film, Marnie, directed by the master, Hitchcock, and starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. Hedren is…

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Sherlock Holmes – The Adventure of the Tolling Bell

  Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Tolling Bell Original Broadcast Date: April 7, 1947 Starring: KEVIN HANCHARD (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0359322/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @KevinHanchard) JOSH VOKEY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4602731/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @joshvokey) For video version: youtu.be/9SQQ7aqq6EI For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Sunset Boulevard (1950) – Billy Wilder

As I return to the films of yesteryear, thanks to DK Canada’s The Movie Book, I settled in for a film that I’ve never been sure I wanted to watch, Sunset Boulevard. I just never imagined it would be my thing, but it does have a great pedigree including a cast that includes Gloria Swanson…

Se7en (1995) – David Fincher

The final big title in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book in the Thriller section is The Silence of the Lambs. It should not be a surprise that I have covered that one before, as well as most of the recommendations, except for this one, David Fincher’s noir-esque thriller, Se7en. Starring Brad…

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Ellery Queen – Mr Short and Mr Long (aka The Disappearance of Mr James Phillimore)

  Ellery Queen – Mr. Short and Mr. Long (aka The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore) Original Broadcast: January 14, 1943 Starring: ALYSA KING (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5590139/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @alysaking) GABE GREY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2484469/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @gabe_grey) NOAH DANBY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0199139/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @NoahDanby) JESSICA GRECO (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0337466/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @TheJessicaGreco) CHARLOTTE HEGELE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4226301/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @charlottehegele) For video version: Part 1: youtu.be/_86kcSiY-ME Part 2: youtu.be/eFJ_OnV9g7c For extra content, become a Mind…

Ole Timey Radio Presents Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Dead Adventuress

  Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Dead Adventuress Original Broadcast: February 25, 1945 Starring: GABE GREY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2484469/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @Gabe_Grey) RAINBOW SUN FRANCKS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0290478/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RainbowFrancks) NOAH DANBY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0199139/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @NoahDanby) KRISTIAN BRUUN (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2106870/?ref_=nv_sr_3 Twitter: @TheBruun) For video version: youtu.be/YI2AG5efjqQ For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1993/1995) – Masks of Evil

Indy’s (Sean Patrick Flanery) adventures continue this week, as his time with French Intelligence during the Great War continues, and brings him face to face with some real evil. The movie combines two episodes, and changes the canon order of when they originally happened to facilitate a comprehensive story. Istanbul, September 1918 Airing on 17…

Pillow Talk (1959) – Michael Gordon

Pillow Talk, the flirty, fun comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The key element to the film is something a lot of people won’t understand these days, the shared party line. Long before…

The Maltese Falcon (1929) – Dashiell Hammett

Sam Spade. Almost some ninety years on, the name still conjures images. One can see Bogart, fedora atop his head, overcoat hanging on his frame, cigarette dangling from his lips while he has a heater in one hand, and a dame on the other. No matter your experience with Spade, brought to life incredibly in…

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar winning film noir, coached in cartoon terms, is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Toy Story. Melding the live action and cartoon world, the film follows detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) as he takes a case he doesn’t even want to…