Tom Cruise 4K Triple Threat Tuesday

Tom Cruise comes home in the 4K treatment from Paramount this week with three remastered titles, a double Tiny Scott feature, Days of Thunder and Top Gun, and the Steven Spielberg 21st century take on the classic tale of War of the Worlds. Of the three films I was most eager to dig into Top…

First Men in the Moon (1964) – Nathan Juran

My time with DK Books’ The Movie Book pays off big time with the What Else to Watch list associated with Melies’ A Trip to the Moon – it brought me this 1964 oddity, which is based on H.G. Wells’ story. A multi-national crew is making the first manned landing on the moon. Imagine the…

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) – John Frankenheimer

  No matter how bad your Monday is, it can’t be as bad as this travesty that I ventured into with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book as I continue to take a look at the cinematic interpretations of the work of HG Wells. A director, who worked on developing the film for four years was replaced…

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) – Don Taylor 

  The journey into the Sc-Fi Chronicles continues as we move onto the cinematic interpretation of the work of  H.G. Wells. A prolific author who has created some amazing tales, the next one that we take a look at is The Island of Dr. Moreau , I’d previously taken a look at the Island of…

The Mind Reels Chats with Defiance’s Jaime Murray

Anyone who has been following the blog knows that I have been taken with the new Showcase sci-fi show Defiance since its pilot, which I watched no less than 3 times. A conference call was arranged so a few bloggers could chat with the awesome and lovely Jaime Murray who plays the Castithan Stahma Tarr…

Time After Time (1979) – Nicholas Meyer

I love a good time travel movie, and this one is up there. Nicholas Meyer makes his first appearance on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list as the writer/director of this highly enjoyable film, but it won’t be his last! Wonderfully combining historical biographical information, and time-travel the film follows Herbert George Wells (Malcolm McDowell) from…

Putting My Kindle To Work!

I have to tell you, I love books, I love the tangible weight of them in my hands, I life the heft of them, I like to look atop my bedside dresser and see the pile of books yet to read. I will never swear off the tactile experience of turning pages and digging my…