Miami Vice (1989) -Hard Knocks, and Fruit of the Poison Tree

Switek’s (John Talbott) gambling addiction is getting worse as we find out in Hard Knocks. Written by Ken Solarz from a story by Robert Ward, Scott Shepherd and Solraz, this episode first debuted on 20 January, 1989. Switek sinks into drunkenness, and increasingly poor gambling choices getting him in more trouble with a gangster,who has…

Werewolf of London (1935) – Stuart Walker

It’s time for things to get a little hairy as I move on to the werewolf chapter of DK Canada’s highly enjoyable coffee table tome, Monsters in the Movies by John Landis. I dug into this 1935 film, that is thankfully short, and can’t seem to decide how funny it wants to be with some…

The Seventh Seal (1957) – Ingmar Bergman

I love Max Von Sydow, and thanks to DK Canada’s The Movie Book, it was high time for me to dig into one of his most iconic roles in Bergman’s classic The Seventh Seal. This was the first time I had sat down to watch it, and I won’t lie, it also put me in…

Rear Window (1954) – Alfred Hitchcock

James Stewart and the stunning Grace Kelly star in the next recommended title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book as I continue my time with Hitchcock’s thrillers. Voyeurism leads to problems as laid up photographer (is there a more voyeuristic career) L.B. Jefferies (Stewart) believes one of his neighbours, he can…

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) – J. Lee Thompson

  After the darkness of Conquest, the final film in the original Apes series is a little more family-friendly, and is my next stop in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Caesar (Roddy McDowall) is trying to keep his people safe, as he rules the apes, after the consequences of the war that was hinted at during…

The Omega Man (1971) – Boris Sagal

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book has been nothing short of immensely enjoyable so far, and I love working my way through different incarnations of stories, seeing the way series, ideas, and effects progressed through the ages. This time, I sat down to watch the second cinematic interpretation of Richard Matheson’s classic tale, I Am Legend,…

The Newsroom S02E09 – Election Night Part II

And just like that Season 2 comes to a close. Sigh. Clocking in with 9 episodes this season, the season finale of Aaron Sorkin’s fantastic show, comes to a close by really telling relationship stories this time around as the jobs of everyone at News Night hangs in the balance. As November 8, 2012 leads…

The Newsroom S01 E10 – The Greater Fool

How are we possibly at the end of the first season of this amazing show already? I was hooked from the get go, and not once, did Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant HBO drama steer me wrong, and it got me thinking and questioning. Even when it comes to some of my own posts. So I thank…

The Newsroom S01 E09 – The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama picks up right where least week’s ep left us hanging… in the dark. Literally. A power outage causes an interruption in the entire building, and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) asks Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) what their contingency plan is. On the fly, Emily gets the entire newsroom motivated to do a…

The Newsroom S01 E07 – 5/1

This week Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama takes us to the evening of May 1, 2011. Will (Jeff Daniels) is hosting a party at his apartment (something he’s not completely comfortable doing, and tells people that he won’t feel bad if people leave early) and even plays guitar and sings with Jim (John Gallagher Jr) Charlie…

The Newsroom S01 E05 – Amen

This week’s ep runs from February 10th to the 14thof 2011 and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team take on a number of issues both on-air and off. On-air, their own Elliot Hirsch (David Harbour) is broadcasting from Cairo about the apparent revolution going on there. But he can’t get out onto the streets,…