Day of the Dead (1985) – George A. Romero

DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies brings me a Romero zombie classic, the last installment of the original trilogy, Day of the Dead, as I continue to explore the chapter focusing on the walking dead, the zombie. With makeup effects work by Tom Savini, and a cool score by John Harrison, Romero’s classic is a…

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – Gavin Hood

  Hugh Jackman returns as iconic mutant Logan aka Wolverine in Fox’s next stumble and mishandling of a Marvel franchise, as I continue my journey with the X-men in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. While there are some nice visuals, and moments, overall everything about this film falls flat, and one of the things that angered…

Bitten Season 2

Get ready to howl wolfpack! Bitten returns to Space tonight with all new episodes as season 2, based on Kelley Armstrong’s bestselling novels, gets underway. And this show, has not been resting on its haunches. The season wastes no time, delving into lycanthrope politics, sexiness and Elena’s (Laura Vandervoort) vengeance. Right from the off, season…

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) – Shinji Aramaki

I never saw the original Harlock series growing up, I was all about Battle of the Planets and Starblazers (when I could find it), but every now and again I would come across an image of this pirate captain, scarred face, patch on his right eye, black cloak billowing, with an enormous skull and crossbones…

Bitten S01E01 – Summons

  Tonight on Space, Kelley Armstrong’s books come to live with Daegan Fryklind’s adaptation of The Women of the Otherworld series title Bitten. Filmed here in the Toronto area, the series itself is set in Toronto and upstate New York, specifically Bear Valley and the Danvers home, Stone Haven. It follows the story of Elena Micheals (Laura Vandervoort), a woman who…

The Wolverine (2013) – James Mangold

  The Wolverine is a bit of a mixed bag, and sadly, for me, came across as a bit of a lackluster affair. It led me to wonder if perhaps Fox is simply churning out X-Men films to hold onto the rights to prevent them from coming under the Disney umbrella much like it seems…

Logan’s Run (1976) – Michael Anderson

Now this is a sci-fi movie! It has a score by the incredible Jerry Goldsmith, and has the incredibly lovely Jenny Agutter, and it’s set in the 23rd Century…. Things are great, until you turn 30 that is. The 101 Sci-Fi movies brings us this fantastic film from Michael Anderson, based on the book by…