City On A Hill: Season One – DVD Review

The Showtime series starring the incredibly versatile and always fantastic Kevin Bacon and SAG Award winner Aldis Hodge, City On A Hill: Season One comes home on DVD from Paramount Canada. The ten episodes tell an engrossing tale that follows a corrupt, but hardworking Bureau agent, Jackie Rohr (Bacon) form an uneasy alliance with the…

Mystic River (2003) – Clint Eastwood

The next film from DK Canada’s The Movie Book as I tackle the What Else to Watch list following my screening of The Sweet Hereafter is this exemplary film from Clint Eastwood. The movie stars Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. The film follows three childhood friends,…

Hollow Man (2000)- Paul Verhoeven

Rape and murder are the results of another invisible man experiment, and my next stop in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book by director John Landis. The film features a fairly solid and recognizable cast led by Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue. Joining them are Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick and…

JFK (1991) – Oliver Stone

The final film in the What Else to Watch list of DK Canada’s The Movie Book, following my viewing of Battleship Potemkin is Oliver Stone’s three hour historical, and dramatic exploration of the Kennedy assassination in 1963. The film follows Jim Garrison’s (Kevin Costner) real-life investigation into the case, perhaps compiling the most comprehensive look…

Tremors (1990) – Ron Underwood

The work of producer Gale Anne Hurd is my next port of call in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I’ve previously covered her work with James Cameron, so that left some of her other films to take a look at, and I loved that I got to start with Tremors. This fun, creature feature that hearkens…

X-Men: First Class (2011) – Matthew Vaughn

  Sometimes to go forward, you need to go back, as we learn in the next X-Men film as I journey through the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Continuing its cue of using great actors, Vaughn recasts the characters we’ve already been introduced to as we go back to 1962 and the height of the Cuban Missile…

Cop Car (2015) – Jon Watts

  Releasing today from Anchor Bar on Blu-Ray and DVD is this wonderfully taut, coming of age thriller starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford. Two young boys, Travis (Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Wellford), are off on an adventure, they’re running away from home, experimenting with swear words, and daring one another as they walk…

Trailer Tracks: Flatliners (1990) – Joel Schumacher

I came out of this movie wanting to try this… seriously. I think it would be kind of cool. And hey, this is before Schumacher ruined Batman… It has a fantastic cast, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt. I still like this one a lot!

Trailer Tracks: A Few Good Men (1992) – Rob Reiner

Based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, the starpower alone in this film makes it worth watching (Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, Xander Berkley, James Marshall and J.T. Walsh)! Mix that in with some fantastic dialogue, a great story, and you have a film that I love to…

What Sue’s Watching – Playing PVR Catch-up

  Good grief, last week in TV was AMAZING!  I’m still not caught up, and now there are double the number of some shows to talk about, but there are several shows I definitely want to mention, so let’s just jump into it, shall we? The Following:  It occurred to me once that maybe the…