Chuck (2010) – Versus the Subway, and Versus the Ring: Part II

Chuck’s (Zachary Levi) world starts to fall apart in this very emotional episode that serves as the penultimate story of the third season. Written by Ali Adler and Phil Klemmer from a story by Matthew Miller, Chuck Versus the Subway debuted on 24 May, 2010. Shaw (Brandon Routh) is back, and he has an intersect…

Chuck (2010) – Versus the Tooth, and Versus the Living Dead

Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) have moved in together, but Chuck starts having some strange dreams in Chuck Versus the Tooth. Written by Zev Borow and Max Denby this episode first aired on 10 May, 2010. General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) is tired of being woken up by Chuck’s dreams, that have been wreaking…

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) -Tony Richardson

The angry young British man films continues with the iconic The Loneliness of the Longd Distance Runner, a title from the What Else to Watch list of DK Canada’s The Movie Book following its recommendation of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) is a young offender, busted for robbing a bakery, ends…

The Black Swan (1942) – Henry King

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for those who enjoyed the Adventures of Robin Hood is this pirate classic from 1942, filled with gorgeous colours, adventure on the high seas, plenty of sword fights, a likeable star in Tyrone Powers and a dastardly villain in George Sanders this one…

True Blood Season 6

Releasing today from HBO Canada on Blu-ray and DVD is the penultimate season of the bloody and sexy vampire series, True Blood, based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. I fell out of the series about a quarter of the way through the third season, briefly after the introduction of a character, who…

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) – Joel & Ethan Coen

The final recommendation from Some Like It Hot in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is my second favorite Coen Brothers movie, an update on the classic Odyssey tale, and featuring some of that great old-timey music (overseen by T Bone Burnett). George Clooney is Ulysses Evert McGill, and he has just escaped…

Iron Monkey (1993) – Woo-Ping Yuen

  A Robin Hood style adventure launches the kung fu in this highly enjoyable addition to the 101 Action Movies list. Yu Rong-Guang stars as Dr. Yang, who along with his assistant Miss Orchid (Jean Wang) tends to the poor and the refugees in a small village. The village’s governor (James Wong) however is only…