The King and I (1956) – Walter Lang

Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr light up the screen in the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Oklahoma! The Rogers and Hammerstein musical soars to life in a stunning adaptation that doesn’t sacrifice story for musical numbers. Instead, the story is just as important, if…

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) – Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

  Michael J. Fox, Disney and Joss Whedon, sounds good to me! The next film in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book for me to take a look at is this animated film that saw Joss being one of the writers who contributed to the story that tells what happened to the original inhabitants of Atlantis, and…

Vikings Season 3

  Season 3 of this Canadian-Irish co-production, shot in gorgeous Ireland, debuts on DVD & Blu-Ray today. To this date, I hadn’t seen seasons one or two, there just never seems to be enough time in the day. But when Season 3 was delivered to me, I was more than happy to dive into the…

TIFF 2015: Portal to Hell – Vivieno Caldinelli

  TIFF tends to be filled with hidden gems, each one tucked away and made all the more pleasing when you find it. So let Sue and I give you a little nudge in the right direction… Portal To Hell!!! is part of the Short Cuts┬áProgramme 4 and is nothing short of pure gold. Running…

Queen Christina (1933) – Rouben Mamoulian

  My time with Greta Garbo continues as I continue to explore the recommended titles from my viewing of Anna Karenina for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This time, it’s 1933’s Queen Christina. High melodrama to be sure! Garbo plays the titular Christina, a 17th century Swedish Monarch, who is put…

The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) – L. Frank Baum

  The second Oz adventure came along four year’s after the original novel, as Mr. Baum was swamped with letters asking for more tales of Oz and to learn what had happened to the Lion (sadly, missing from this book), the Tin Woodman, whose real name is revealed to be Nick Chopper, and the Scarecrow….

The White Queen (2013)

  Today, Anchor Bay Canada releases Philippa Gregory’s lavish and sumptuous interpretation of the War of the Roses comes to life in this Starz/BBC co-production that is a gorgeous rendering of visuals, story and actors. Based on a trio of novels, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter, the ten episode miniseries,…