Winchester ’73 (1950) – Anthony Mann

  The next western recommendation following High Noon in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this Jimmy Stewart classic. The film tracks a Winchester rifle as Lin McAdam (Stewart) attempts to hunt it down after it is stolen by a murderous fugitive. The hunt begins in Dodge City where Wyatt Earp…

Way Out West (1937) – James W. Horne

  I dive into some family titles now with the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and I hesitate to admit this, this was my first experience with a Laurel and Hardy film. The only real complaint I have about the film is that it is too short, clocking in at just over…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Letter to a Duchess and Squeeze Play

  Higgins (John Hillerman) and Thomas (Tom Selleck) find themselves at odds in the first episode this week, Letter to a Duchess. This episode originally aired 10 November, 1983, and was penned by Robert Hamilton. As Thomas prepares for the annual surfski race, hoping to place better than his position of 62 last year, which…

The Blue Angel (1930) – Josef von Sternberg

  The next section I`m jumping to in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is Romance and Melodrama, and this has provided me with my first introduction to the films of Marlene Dietrich, specifically, The Blue Angel. A bit of a superior-type professor, Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings), runs a tight ship in the classroom,…

District 13 (2004) – Pierre Morel

  The 101 Action Movies brings this awesome confection of martial arts and parkour. Luc Besson serves as writer and producer on this wickedly cool, fast-moving film, set in the distant year 2010! Stealing a page from John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, areas in Paris have begun to be cordoned off, with huge walls being…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E02 – 0-8-4

  The second episode of Whedon’s new series based in the Marvel universe, picks up where last week’s left off, as the team piles onto the Bus to investigate the 0-8-4, which no one knows what it means, as it can mean a plethora of things. In this case, it is a piece of Hydra…

T5 or Tim’s Top Ten Temporal Tales

My thoughts spun off their axis for a while last night, and circled back around to the idea of top ten lists. We tend to love lists for some reason, and as my eyes raked my collection of films, I decided to throw together my list of favorite time travel films, or if not necessarily…