Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Edgar Wright

A return to the Horror/Sci-Fi chapter of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book brings me to Night of the Living Dead. Having previously written about it, I moved onto the recommendations. The only film I hadn’t written about before is now up, and any chance to rewatch this movie, I take. Because…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – The Five Doctors

  Neither part of season 20 or 21, The Five Doctors was originally a Children in Need special, featuring Davison’s Doctor as well as Tom Baker’s (shown through footage recorded for the unaired Shada, as the actor didn’t want to return), Jon Pertwee’s , Patrick Troughton’s and Richard Hurndall, standing in for William Hartnell’s. Airing…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Terror of the Autons

The Autons and the Nestene are back in the season 8 opening story for Pertwee’s Doctor, which sees a new companion at his side in the form of Jo Grant (Katy Manning).¬†The four episode story was written by Robert Holmes and ran from 2 January to 23 January, 1973. And minutes into the story we…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Inferno

Season 7 and Jon Pertwee’s first as The Doctor comes to an end with this seven part story that was written by Don Houghton that ran from 9 May to 20 June, 1970. It was the first story to see the Doctor slip sideways through time and space and end up on a parallel earth,…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Ambassadors of Death

Another seven part adventure awaits the Doctor (Pertwee) in this story written by David Whitaker that aired from 21 March to 2 May, 1970. We get a look at the TARDIS control room as the Doctor and Liz (Caroline John) are working on it… He’s changed the desktop theme, and I don’t like it. Actually,…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) and the Silurians

  The Doctor (Pertwee)¬†encounters a prehistoric terror this week, as he and UNIT plunge into this 7 episode story that was written by Malcolm Hulke and ran from 31 January to 14 March, 1970. When UNIT and the Doctor are called in to power failures at a nuclear facility, a series of underground caves leads…

The Pact (2012)

Featured as the second film of the double bill at the opening of the Toronto After Dark – Summer Nights program, we saw The Pact last night. It’s going to be hard to talk about a lot of the particulars of the film without some heavy spoilers, so you have been warned! First off, let’s…