Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 4K Double Feature

Paramount Pictures brings Angelina Jolie’s foray into the action adventure world of video game character Lara Croft home in a new 4K upgrade two pack. And while neither film quite reaches the heights that the studio was hoping for – a female Indiana Jones character seems like a surefire win to me, as long as…

Gorillas in the Mist (1988) – Micheal Apted

Sigourney Weaver headlines as Dian Fossey in the next title up in Ten Bad Dates With De Niro, though I don’t agree with the title of the list it’s included in so I won’t mention it.Co-starring Bryan Brown, and make-up effects by the amazing Rick Baker, Weaver turns in a wonderful Golden Globe winning performance…

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – Flesh and Stone, and The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor (Smith) and Amy (Karen Gillan) find themselves surrounded by Weeping Angels as the second part of last week’s story continues with Flesh and Stone. Written by Steven Moffat this story first aired on 1 May, 2010. As the Time Lord, his Companion, River Song (Alex Kingston) and Octavian (Iain Glen) alongside the surviving…

Game of Thrones: Season 5

  All it takes is for me to hear the stirring opening theme by Ramin Djwadi, and I get very excited about returning to Westeros. Now, thanks to HBO, I can journey back there to that war-torn land, and binge-watch all of Season 5’s episodes, and get ready for the approach of Winter, and Season…

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – Russell Mulcahy

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles continues to explore my guilty pleasure film series, by plunging me into the third film based upon the popular Capcom video game. Once again, this one picks up more or less where the previous one left off, as Alice (Milla Jovovich)┬átravels on her own, having left the other Raccoon City survivors,…

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) – Alexander Witt

  It’s time to check in with Alice (Milla Jovovich) as I continue my journey through the Resident Evil film franchise for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Picking up pretty much where the first one left off, this time Alice dives into the above ground horrors unleashed by Umbrella’s T-Virus as she tries to get out…

Game of Thrones – Season 3 On Blu-Ray

  HBO is quickly becoming the gold standard by which I measure a collection’s extras, and transfers by, and the latest season of George R.R. Martin’s epic and involving fantasy tale is another feather in their cap. Since it burst on the scene in 2011, the series has enraptured fans and non-fans alike with its…

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) – Simon West

  The 101 Action Movies brought this one to me to watch. This is yet anothere one of those could have beens. It could have been the beginning of a tent pole franchise for Paramount, with a strong female hero, derring-do, supernatural archeology and just good fun. Instead, the film flounders with an inconsistent plot,…

Game of Thrones S02E01 – The North Remembers

I have been looking forward to returning to Westeros since the end of the first season of Game of Thrones, not to mention when I finished the books (still haven’t read Dance of Dragons yet – paperback please). The novels, and now the series it has spawned is epic in nature, there are tons of…

Downton Abbey – Now What?

  So there it is. I’m all caught upon Downton Abbey, I finished the feature-length Christmas special last night, which seemed to effectively tie up a lot of plot lines from the first two series in one 90 minute go. It also, however, set up a lot of things I expect to follow-up on in…