The A-Team (1983) – When You Comin’ Back, Range Rider? Parts 1 & 2

  This week’s installment of the A-Team brings us a two-parter that aired as one big double episode on the 25th of October, 1983. It was penned by Frank Lupo and parts of it seem reminiscent of the episode Desperado, from The Greatest American Hero (also written by Lupo, with Cannell) – of course it was…

The A-Team (1983) – Mexican Slayride

  It’s time for another Stephen J. Cannell series, he and Frank Lupo paired up to create this series at the behest of the head of NBC… The A-Team ran for five seasons (and I’m sure there are a number of them that I haven’t seen, though when the plots became so formulaic it may…

Orphan Black S03E08 – Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method

  Buckle up Clone Club! Here comes the terrifying run to the season finale!! And this episode definitely starts to ramp up the tension! Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) discovers another Leda clone in the form of a blonde beautician named Crystal (Tatiana Maslany). She seems like a bit of a flake, but may be smarter than she…

Orphan Black S03E07 – Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate

  Orphan Black continued its fantastic run last night on Space, giving us what may be the lightest episode to date, while still advancing the characters and storyline and ending with a painfully heartbreaking moment for Cosima (Tatiana Maslany). It’s a great episode that gives us almost time to catch our breath before plunging into the…

Orphan Black S03E06 – Certain Agony of the Battlefield

  Wow what a kick in the gut last night’s episode of Orphan Black was huh? The emotional punches and revelations just kept coming, and constantly stunned me over and over… Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) still being held in Dr. Coady’s (Kyra Harper) compound (which Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) has learned is in Mexico) and…

Airwolf (1985) – Crossover and Kingdom Come

  More high-flying action this week as Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) flies Airwolf into more danger! First up is Crossover, written by Elliot West and airing 26 October, 1985, this episode sees String working alone to bring a father daughter team over from Czechoslovakia, to the U.S. through Mexico. The pair are defecting and have…

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – John Huston

  The recommendations from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for Greed, brought me the opportunity to rewatch this Bogart classic that I haven’t watched in years! A tale of greed overtaking humanity features Humphrey Bogart as Dobbs, a down on his luck American in a small town in Mexico. When he and Curtin (Tim…

TIFF 2012: Come Out And Play – Makinov

  Several factors were in play to draw me into this screening, not the least of which was a fascination with what kind of director would so desire to remain anonymous that he would wear a mask on set and not even divulge his real name to anyone?  That and the fact that kids can…