The Lair of the White Worm (1987) – Ken Russell

Ken Russell’s cheeky Brit horror The Lair of the White Worm is the next title to bite into as I continue my time with the vampire section of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book by director John Landis. Based loosely on the story by Bram Stoker, the film features Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, Peter…

Mind Reels Chats With Rebecca Liddiard

  REBECCA LIDDIARD Recording Date: February 13, 2018 Tim and Sue finally had the honour of sitting down with the very amazing Rebecca Liddiard in the SmitheeTV studio! imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4428734/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RebeccaLiddiard For video highlights: Quick Shots #1 youtu.be/M3TKbv0xjUk Quick Shots #2 youtu.be/fq3TE55m03o Quick Shots #3 youtu.be/C7ThRCoNsjk Quick Shots #4 youtu.be/4kBsDVoIJAQ Quick Shots #5 youtu.be/-7d2SYUPcJs For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) – Michael Curtiz

As I continue my time with the Musical chapter in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, I dove into the biographical film, Yankee Doodle Dandy starring James Cagney. That gave me a pause. Despite everything I had ever heard about the film, I’d never seen him do anything like this. It was…

Quantum Leap (1990) – One Strobe Over the Line and The Boogieman

Sam (Scott Bakula) is fashion photographer Karl Granson in One Strobe Over the Line. This episode was penned by Chris Ruppenthal and aired on 19 October, 1990. It’s 15 June, 1965, and Sam is there to make sure that an up and coming model, Edie Landsdale (Marjorie Monaghan) doesn’t die of an overdose. In the…

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Frank Capra

  It’s the middle of summer, so what better time to take a look at a holiday classic as I dive into the Family genre of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Holiday film or not this one is undeniably a classic, and James Stewart is simply perfection as George Bailey, a…

Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season 2

  Releasing from Anchor Bay today is the second season of the highly engaging AMC series, Turn: Washington’s Spies. Starring Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull, the story this season is even more epic and expansive as the series explores the Culper spy ring during the American Revolution. The series is based on the historical non-fiction…

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…

Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season 1

  The third title releasing from Anchor Bay today is  AMC’s first season of the smart, tightly paced character drama set during the American Revolutionary War. Taking its cues from actual historical figures and events, the series charts the creation and implementation of a spy ring that served as Washington’s source of information on the British. Leading…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – Double Jeopardy and The Last Page

Thomas (Tom Selleck) meets one of his screen crushes when a film, Tahiti Kill, based on one of Robin Masters’ bestsellers is doing some shooting on the estate in the first episode this week, Double Jeopardy. It was written by Reuben Leder, Babs Greyhosky and Bill Taub, and aired 25 February, 1982. When Higgins (John…

Manhattan (1979) – Woody Allen

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s next title and recommendations are a series of Woody Allen films, which should be interesting, because I’ve never been a huge fan. The main title of the section is Manhattan, and I’m a little divided on it. Backed with some beautiful Gershwin tunes, and shot in…

Sherlock S03E03 – His Last Vow

And like that season 3 of Sherlock comes to an end, but oh, Mr. Moffat, you crafted a helluva season finale! It took me forever to find time to watch the episode, happily I remained spoiler-free, and it was so worth it… I had been looking forward to this moment all week, and as I…

Sherlock S03E01 – The Empty Hearse

Mark Gatiss pens tonight’s episode that sees Sherlock’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) return from the grave. He also finds himself embroiled in tracking down a potential terrorist attack in London, and he solves a multitude of minor issues. But that is not what this episode is about. This episode is undeniably about the relationship between Sherlock and…