Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Guillermo del Toro

del Toro and Ron Perlman have always seemed like the perfect match for the Mike Mignola created Hellboy. They balanced the sense of horror and humour in the first film, and then expanded on everything in the second, which is my next stop in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. If the first film was…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…