She-Wolf of London (1946) – Jean Yarbrough

June Lockhart stars in the next entry in DK Canada’s highly enjoyable Monsters in the Movies book as I continue working my way through the chapter on werewolves. That being said, there is a distinct lack of lycanthropy in this film, as it is only hinted at, but that’s okay, the film’s runtime, one hour,…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – Journey’s End, and The Next Doctor

The fourth series of the reinvigorated Doctor Who comes to a close this week with Journey’s End. It also sees Donna Noble’s (Catherine Tate) departure from the TARDIS. The conclusion was penned by Russell T. Davies and aired on 5 July, 2008. The Doctor (Tennant), Donna, Rose (Billie Piper), and Captain Jack (John Barrowman) are…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – Turn Left, and The Stolen Earth

Turn Left, written by Russell T. Davies is the Doctor-lite episode of the season, and first debuted on 21 June, 2008. Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) finds herself in a bit of an alternative history. The Doctor (Tennant) is dead after the events of The Runaway Bride. She begins to encounter former companion Rose Tyler (Billie…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – The Poisoned Sky, and The Doctor’s Daughter

The Poison Sky is the conclusion to last week’s cliffhanger. Written by Helen Raynor this episode first aired on 3 May, 2008. The Doctor (Tennant) and Donna (Catherine Tate) save Wilf (Bernard Cribbins) from hit ATMOS car, and our heroes plunge into a full-on confrontation with the Sontarans and their errand boy, Luke (Ryan Sampson)….

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – Utopia, and The Sound of Drums

We begin the race to the season finale this week with Utopia. Written by Russell T. Davies and airing on 16 June, 2017, the more I reflect on this one, the more I think it merely serves as just an extended prologue for the two-part finale. The Doctor (Tennant), Martha (Freema Agyeman) and Captain Jack…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – The Family of Blood, and Blink

The story started last week in Human Nature comes to a conclusion this week in The Family of Blood, and sees the Doctor (Tennant) making some difficult choices, and sacrificing a chance at love and a life of quiet happiness. Based on his novel, Human Nature, which featured the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Paul Cornell…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – 42 and Human Nature

The Doctor (Tennant) and Martha (Freema Agyeman) dive into a real-time episode this week. 42, while being the answer to life, the universe and everything, is how long the episode is in minutes once the titles have been removed. Written by Chris Chibnall the episode had its premiere on 19 May, 2007. The Doctor and…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – Gridlock and Daleks in Manhattan

The Doctor (Tennant) and Martha (Freema Agyeman) return to New Earth (though it has changed) and get caught in traffic in Gridlock. Written by Russell T. Davies aired on 14 April, 2007. Martha is a little put out that the Time Lord brings her to one of the same places he took Rose, but before…

The Secret Garden (1993) -Agnieszka Holland

Francis Ford Coppola serves as executive producer of this adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, and the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Young Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly), born and raised in India is orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent to live…

The Beguiled (1971) – Don Siegel

  Clint Eastwood stars in the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Red Badge of Courage. He plays John McBurney, a Yankee soldier who is injured during the course of the war, and is discovered by a student at a Southern All Girls School….

In the Garden of Beasts (2011) – Erik Larson

  After I finished Erik Larson’s latest book, Dead Wake, I made sure to go out and track down another one. Not since Stephen Ambrose have I enjoyed a historian’s storytelling method, and it was with great delight that I picked up In the Garden of the Beasts, even the subtitle on the cover was…

All Cheerleaders Die (2013) – Lucy McKee & Chris Silverston

Hitting DVD and Blu-Ray today is this entertaining romp that is bound to become a cult classic, All Cheerleaders Die. The opening night feature for the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Midnight Madness, I was a little unsure about this one, but thought I’d give it a shot. I was happily surprised. What could have…