Quantum Leap (1993) – The Beast Within and The Leap Between the States

Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in rural Washington state on 6 November, 1972. Despite the fact that he is mistaken for bigfoot in the episode’s opener, we soon learn he’s a Vietnam vet, named Henry, who has been living in the woods. The Beast Within was written by John D’Aquino, who previously played Frank in…

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Steven Spielberg

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me another Spielberg film to cover that I previously hadn’t for the blog. A.I. This one proved to be a very divisive film for a lot of viewers, originally planned to be a Stanley Kubrick film a lot of film fans believe that Spielberg over-sentimentalizes it and makes it a…

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – Wes Anderson

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Pulp Fiction is a foray into the wonderfully quirky world of Wes Anderson with The Royal Tenenbaums. Now, with Anderson’s films, I’ve noticed you either love them or hate them. This one, alongside Rushmore, are probably my favorites…

The White Queen (2013)

  Today, Anchor Bay Canada releases Philippa Gregory’s lavish and sumptuous interpretation of the War of the Roses comes to life in this Starz/BBC co-production that is a gorgeous rendering of visuals, story and actors. Based on a trio of novels, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter, the ten episode miniseries,…

Who Killed Jessie? (1966) – Vaclav Vorlicek

The 101 Sci-Fi movies has brought me this unexpected treasure. This is a wacky 60s sci-fi romp that is just an absolutely hoot, verging on madcap hilarityof the Blake Edwards variety. Jessie (Olga Schoberova)┬áis a busty, brainy, blonde beauty (how’s that for alliteration?) who has created a pair of anti-gravity gloves, unfortunately she’s consatantly being…

Abraham Lincoln ~ Vampire Hunter (2012)

With a title like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, you kind of know what you’re getting when you walk into the theater – tongue in cheek, revisionist history, filled with vampires. In short, the film is ludicrous fun. Did I need to see it in the theater, probably not, I could’ve patiently waited for it to…