Miami Vice (1988) – Mirror Image, and Hostile Takeover

Mirror Image is the only cliffhanger in the entire run of Miami Vice, and closes out the series fourth season tying in directly with the previous episode Deliver Us From Evil, and the season five opener, Hostile Takeover coming to its conclusion in Redemption in Blood. Written by Robert Palm and Nelson Oramas from a…

Toronto After Dark 2017: Tragedy Girls – Tyler MacIntyre

BFFs, LOLs, LIKES, RETWEETs and MURDER. The Toronto After Dark film festival comes to a close this evening at Scotibank Theatre with the Toronto premiere of the exceptional dark comedy, Tragedy Girls. A Heathers for the cyber age, the film follows two students and best friends, Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) who are…

Toronto After Dark 2017: Poor Agnes – Navin Ramaswaran

The second feature screening tonight at Scotiabank Theatre as part of the Toronto After Dark film festival is another new favourite. Poor Agnes, having its Toronto premiere this eve, is a disturbing drama that haunts and troubles even as its story captivates. Agnes (Lora Burke) is a serial killer, and she is a master at…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) Echoes of the Mind Part 1 & 2

  It’s time for milk, fig newtons and beautiful sunsets as Season 5 (!) gets underway with this two-parter that aired on 27 September and 4 October, 1984. The season opener was penned by Bellisario himself, and sees both Thomas (Tom Selleck) and Higgins (John Hillerman) dealing with love in their own way.  It also uses the New American…

Relic (1995) – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

I read this one back when it first came out, though I definitely didn’t recall much in the way of details, I think because after I read it, I saw the film adaptation, which, in my opinion dropped the ball (though now that I have read the book again, I may rewatch the film, though…

Laura (1944) – Otto Preminger

The recommendations in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for the title Pandora’s Box allowed me a chance to see this classic, which I had never sat down to view before. Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is working the homicide of the lovely Laura (Gene Tierney) in this wonderful noir title. Brought…

The Hypnotist (2009) – Lars Kepler

  It’s been a while since I talked about something I’ve read, and i really want to start making that a regular habit, no matter what I read, and I read a lot! This novel, The Hypnotist, did something a book hasn’t done for me in a long time, filled me with dread and I…

I, Robot (2004) – Alex Proyas

  The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is coming to an end, only a couple of titles left. Alex Proyas, the director of The Crow and Dark City work off of Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman’s screenplay that was inspired by Isaac Asimov’s writing, and incorporates his 3 Laws of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E02 – Tour De Murdoch

  Tonight Season 7 of Murdoch Mysteries continues with this enjoyable episode, that as always entertained, made me laugh, and captivated. Inspector Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is testing out some augmentations he’s made to his bicycle by entering a local race, that features some professional cyclists including Major Taylor (Defiance’s Dewshane Williams).  Barely has the race…

The Frankenstein Theory (2013) – Andrew Weiner

  Anchor Bay Canada was kind enough to send me a copy of this thinking it may interest me. So, I dutifully threw it into my player and had a look. I’m not a huge fan of found footage films, but I do find them easier to watch on the small screen, in a theater…