Vampires (1998) – John Carpenter

The chapter on vampires in DK Canada’s highly enjoyable Monsters in the Movies continues to provide me with countless films to sink my fangs into, and this week I got to revisit a classic John Carpenter film, as he takes on the creatures of the night. Based loosely on the novel by John Steakley (which…

Once Upon a Time in America (1983) – Sergio Leone

Clocking in at almost four hours long, Leone’s cinematic adaptation of  Harry Grey’s original novel is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Godfather. Robert De Niro stars as David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson, a gangster, who after fleeing New York returns over thirty years later…

Trailer Tracks: Videodrome (1983) – David Cronenberg

Cronenberg is a fantastic director (and occasionally shops in my store, though I’ve never had the opportunity to say hi) and this is probably one of my favorite movies from him. Set in Toronto, and wow, does it look different, it stars James Woods and Deborah Harry, and the themes are perhaps even more poignant…

Trailer Tracks: Contact (1997) – Robert Zemeckis

  I read this novel by Carl Sagan a long time ago, and was very eager to see the movie when it was released. For me it was well worth the wait, it was a very human story, set against the backdrop of possible contact with an alien species. With a well-rounded cast including Jodie…

Videodrome (1983) – David Cronenberg

The crew includes special effects by wizard Rick Baker, and music by Howard Shore. The cast includes James Woods, Sonja Smits and a scintillating performance by Deborah Harry. Add in Cronenberg’s love of flesh horror and you have the makings of this cult favorite on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Max Renn (Woods) is a…

Some of My Fave Canadian Films!

It’s Canada Day! YAY! And to celebrate, I thought I’d post about some of my favorite Canadian movies, we all know that Canadian television right now is amazing – Lost Girl, Bomb Girls, Continuum, Flashpoint and oh so many more, as Sue and I have constantly and consistently raved about. So here’s a few of…