The Sittaford Mystery (1931) – Agatha Christie

The next mystery novel, The Sittaford Mystery aka Murder at Hazelmoor, from Agatha Christie didn’t feature any of her familiar characters, in fact it introduces us to a firebrand of a young woman named Emily, though she doesn’t enter the tale until a quarter way through. This time around, murder most foul strikes near Dartmoor,…

The X-Files (1998) – Mind’s Eye, and All Souls

Tim Minear delivers his second, and final X-Files this week with Mind’s Eye, which first aired on 19 April, 1998, and earned its guest star, Lili Taylor and its editor, Casey O. Rohrs, Emmy nominations. Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) are called in by a detective, Pennock (Blu Mankuma) for help in…

The X-Files (1997) – Christmas Carol, and Emily

Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) gets some solo time in this episode written by Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz. Mulder (David Duchovny) makes a small appearance (he was promoting Playing God at the time, and needed some time off)in this episode that first aired on 7 December, 1997. Dana and her mother, Margaret (Sheila…

Altered States (1980) – Ken Russell

William Hurt is on the search for the purest truth, and that, in this case, places him squarely in the mad scientist chapter of DK Canada’s very enjoyable Monsters in the Movies book. Eddie Jessup (Hurt) is a scientist seeking the ultimate truth, and finds himself experimenting with isolation chambers and a ritualistic, possibly hallucinogenic…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Holmes Is Where the Heart Is and On Face Value

  This week’s check-in with Thomas (Tom Selleck) and the gang, finds both episodes showing the friendship that exists between Magnum and Higgins (John Hillerman). Higgins carries the first episode, Holmes is Where the Heart Is, written by Judy Burns and Jay Huguely, with an original airdate of 8 March, 1984. Higgins is transcribing a…

Escape From Tomorrow (2013) – Randy Moore

  I wanted to see this one as soon as I heard about it. I heard how it was put together, using a pair of Canon 5Ds, they shot this film guerrilla style in Disney World and Disneyland. Now yes, there is copyright infringement all over this film, and it’s truly a wonder that Disney…

Manhattan (1979) – Woody Allen

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s next title and recommendations are a series of Woody Allen films, which should be interesting, because I’ve never been a huge fan. The main title of the section is Manhattan, and I’m a little divided on it. Backed with some beautiful Gershwin tunes, and shot in…

Death Do Us Part (2014) – Nicholas Humphries

Anchor Bay releases this slasher thriller today on DVD. Kennedy (Julia Benson, Stargate: Universe) has dreamed about her wedding day ever since she was a little girl, and now it’s only a short time away. Sensing she needs a get away, her husband-to-be Ryan (played by real life hubby Peter Benson) arranges a get away…

Continuum S02E08 – Second Listen

  This week, Alec (Erik Knudsen) finds his life in danger as Garza (Luvia Petersen) roars back onto the screen. As Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Agent Gardiner (Nicholas Lea) run down their leads on the missing bodies, and after a quick visit with Escher (Hugh Dillon) we learn that there are more freelancers in 2013…

Continuum S02E06 – Second Truths

  As I went into watching this episode, there came the announcement that Season 3 is a go. That’s a great thing, BUT, it also tells us Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) does not get back to the future by season’s end, we also know that she’s around for the next season, so hopefully we at…

Bachelor Chatter

Well, here we are…a new season is upon us as bachelor Ben Flajnik takes centre stage on his quest to find true love.  Last night saw a parade of – let’s say interesting and memorable – women, pass by Ben between the limos (and one horse) and the Bachelor mansion.  The field was whittled down…