Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok Blu-Ray Review

Thor Ragnarok the immensely enjoyable third solo adventure of the Marvel hero comes home on blu-ray and DVD today, and continues to build on the Marvel Cinematic Universe while also bringing in something new to the adventure… A huge sense of humour and fun. Chris Hemsworth as the titular god shows that he can manage…

Odd and the Frost Giants (2008) – Neil Gaiman

It’s always a delight to explore a Neil Gaiman book, and though this novella was far too short, it was everything I’d come to expect from this master storyteller. Incorporating Norse Mythology, which is also the subject of his latest book, the story follows a young boy, named Odd, who has an unexpected encounter with…

Dogma (1999) – Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith’s hilarious take on religion as two exiled (to Wisconsin) angels, Loki (Matt Damon) and Bartleby (Ben Affleck) find a loop hole in religious dogma that will allow them to return to Heaven. This is the final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of La Belle…

Airwolf (1985) – The American Dream and Inn at the End of the Road

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) are back at it this week, flying their supercopter in to more danger! First up is The American Dream, which was written by Dennis Foley, and aired on 12 January, 1985.¬†Our trio is attending a Vietnamese wedding. The groom, Minh (Magnum’s Soon-Tek…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E06 – F.Z.Z.T.

  I got to catch up on SHIELD this weekend. After a week off, the series was back, in what I felt was a mediocre episode, and I hate to think that they may have lost some of the momentum they were building up. There were individual story threads that I quite enjoyed, but overall…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E01 – Pilot

  Joss Whedon returns to the small screen while expanding the universe he got to join and play in with The Avengers. As a pilot, the episode is well-crafted, introducing all the characters, both primary and secondary, giving us broad strokes of who they are, and the dynamic and role they’ll fill on the show….

Tim’s Top 12 of 2012

12 is my lucky number, so I figured that would be the number of films I pick for my favorites of 2012, it kind of works, because then that would be one each month, though, for anyone who reads my blog, you’re well aware that I’ve seen a lot more than 12 movies this year!…

Wallander S01 E01 – Sidetracked

I think I may have found my next detective series on Netflix, which is good what with me being almost finished with the Jesse Stone movies. I am turning to Wallander, the BBC series, which is based on a collection of Swedish novels by Henning Mankell. Adapted from the Swedish TV series that the novels…

The Avengers

There’s not much I can say for The Avengers that hasn’t already been said over the weekend. For me it has already entered the pantheon of greatest comic book movies of all time. It’s fun, loud, funny, exciting, and for me, it actively conveyed everything that not only a comic book movie, but a comic…