The Equalizer (1987) – Coal Black Soul, and First Light

Apparently, neither the writers nor McCall (Edward Woodward) learned everything from last week’s episode, which featured an affair of the heart. Robert McCall has found himself in a new romance. He’s seeing Dr. Stephanie Davis (Patricia Kalember), a woman he saved from a peeping tom. The crux of the episode, Coal Black Soul, which was…

The Equalizer (1986) – Prelude, and Nocturne

The second season opener of The Equalizer brings up some personal and professional history for Robert McCall (Edward Woodward). Prelude was written by Carleton Eastlake and launched the season on 8 October, 1986. McCall discovers that his son, Scott (William Zabka) is in town after the latest school term has started because he’s been ousted…

The Rocketeer (1991) – Joe Johnston

Special effects wizard Joe Johnston’s second directorial effort is probably my favourite, as there is just something about The Rocketeer that I love. The style? Art deco is a fave. The score? James Horner! The cast? Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly (who I have crushed on FOREVER), Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin, Paul Sorvino. The source material?…

Chuck (2008) – Versus the Cougars, and Versus Tom Sawyer

When Chuck (Zachary Levi) flashes on someone from Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) past who recognises her that Sarah does her best to avoid, the pair find themselves heading off to her high school reunion to investigate in Chuck Versus the Cougars. Written by Ali Adler this episode first debuted on 20 October, 2008. Chuck flashes on…

Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi) – Deep Breath, and Into the Dalek

Deep Breath is Capaldi’s first adventure as the Time Lord known as the Doctor. It was written by Steven Moffat and debuted on 23 August, 2014. Suffering from post-regenerative trauma, the Doctor and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find themselves in Victorian London facing off against a giant tyrannosaur. Soon, Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart)…

Forrest Gump (1994) – Robert Zemeckis

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film following my screening of Apocalypse Now is Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis’ incredibly powerful, entertaining and Oscar winning film. While the film is not predominantly about Vietnam, the war sequences are very intense and well-crafted. The story, featuring an Tom Hanks in the titular…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – The Poisoned Sky, and The Doctor’s Daughter

The Poison Sky is the conclusion to last week’s cliffhanger. Written by Helen Raynor this episode first aired on 3 May, 2008. The Doctor (Tennant) and Donna (Catherine Tate) save Wilf (Bernard Cribbins) from hit ATMOS car, and our heroes plunge into a full-on confrontation with the Sontarans and their errand boy, Luke (Ryan Sampson)….

Commando (1985) – Mark L. Lester

This entry on the 101 Action Movies list is just good fun, its loud, violent, and a lot of fun. It’s also a prime example of the generic action films of the 1980s. It’s rather simplistic in plot, but that doesn’t take anything away from one’s enjoyment of the film. John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is…

Doctor Who S07E13 – The Name of The Doctor

  Steven Moffat pens the 7th series finale, and I’m a little divided on it. A lot of it almost seemed overly sentimental, as if it were trying to pull at heartstrings, and that kind of bothers me. It’s all well and good if you earn it, but I’m sadly of the mind that they…