The Cabinet of Curiosities (2002) – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  The third novel featuring FBI agent Pendergast is set, once again, in New York. It’s been a number of years since the journey into the sublevels of the Big Apple, but a curious discovery has drawn Pendergast back to the city. A charnel house has been discovered while the foundation of a new building…

Canadian Screen Awards Gala #1 – Press Room Adventures!!

  Thanks to the amazing work at Touchwood PR (you know who you are!), Sue and I were invited to cover the Canadian Screen Awards this week. The week is filled with lots of things for the Canadian broadcast, film and television industry, all of it culminating in the broadcast Sunday evening, hosted by Martin…

Defiance S01E12 – Everything Is Broken

  And just like that, season 1 of Defiance came roaring to a close. Shtako! It is now going to be an insanely long wait for Season 2. And it seems a lot of our favorite characters are in dire straits. Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) is no longer mayor, losing out, just barely to Datak…

Defiance S01E11 – Past is Prologue

  Wow. Just wow. This week’s ep of Defiance seemed to pull out all the stops, as the mayoral race heats up and we find out how devious the Tarr household actually is! Datak (Tony Curran) is intent on running against Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and isn’t afraid of using deceit and misinformation to do…

Defiance S01E09 – If I Ever Leave This World Alive

  It never rains, but it pours. Those poor folk in Defiance can’t seem to catch a break! At the end of last week’s ep we saw a reporter stumble into Doc Yewll’s (Trenna Keating) lab, and promptly collapse with blood spilling from her mouth and eyes – and you know that’s never good! It…

Defiance S01E08 – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

  Defiance, as a series, started out great for me, and it has constantly engaged me every time I’ve watched an episode, but this week’s episode felt above and beyond… I think we have my favorite episode, after the pilot. And it seemed the Votans, particularly the Indogenes were up to some pretty horrific stuff…

Continuum S02E07 – Second Degree

  This week it’s politics, legal wrangling and lies as Julian (Richard Harmon), Alec’s (Erik Knudsen) step-brother comes up for trial for his actions last season, including the shooting of Carlos (Victor Webster). And before I go any further, since I’ve mentioned Carlos lets talk about how he’s handling the fact that he’s now learned…

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) – Joseph Sargent

  This entry on the 101 Action Movies list is based on the novel by John Godey and is hugely entertaining. The way everyone talks to each other is just so ‘New York.’ There is that irreverent tone to their voices, even when dealing with the film’s baddies, that made me laugh, smile and enjoy…

The Killing – Day 25 – Donnie or Marie

  This show is KILLING me!!!  So so good – every episode has been amazing, and there was so much going on this week that I had a hard time falling asleep after! Let’s just jump right in, shall we? The key card Linden found on the 10th floor belongs to someone in Richmond’s camp. …

The Killing: Season 2 Premiere/Day 15

  One of television’s best written and most intelligent shows is back for a second season, having already begun with its two-hour premiere on AMC this past Sunday night.  So much happened on the finale last season that I had more than a few “oh YEAH” moments during the initial catch-up sequences, but then I…