Fringe (2009) – Midnight, and The Road Not Taken

J.H. Wyman and Andrew Kreisberg penned Midnight, which first aired on 28 April, 2009. The ZFT organization is unleashing new experiments on the public, as Olivia (Anna Torv) and Charlie (Kirk Acevedo) lead an investigation on some very strange murders that involve the removal of the victims’ spinal fluid. While they run down leads, including…

House of Dracula (1945) – Erle C. Kenton

It’s another Saturday matinee scare-fest as I continue my exploration of Vampires in the cinema while i continue my enjoyable journey through John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies, available now from DK Canada. There are problems and monsters a plenty in House of Dracula, a rather short entry into the Universal Monsters Series. Clocking in…

Black Moon Rising (1986) – Harley Cokeliss

My time with John Carpenter continues as I delve further into the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. This time around it’s an action thriller that Carpenter penned and sees Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn caught up in the action. Jones is Quint, a professional thief, who is hired by the FBI to gather evidence…

Hevn [Revenge] (2015) – Kjersti Steinsbo

  Beginning its Canadian theatrical run at the Lightbox, the Norway-Canadian co-production of Steinsbo’s directorial debut makes an impression. Featuring multi-layered characters set against the gorgeous backdrop of western Norway, Hevn is a revenge thriller that is tautly paced, strongly directed, and features some very nice performances from all the players. The film follows Andrea…

Black Swan (2010) – Darren Aronofsky

  The next recommendation from my viewing of Gold Diggers of 1933 in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is less musical, but more behind the scenes of a production, and the lead’s gradual descent into madness, in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. The beauty and sensuality of the ballet, Swan Lake, is…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – The Woman on the Beach & From Moscow to Maui

  Rick’s (Larry Manetti) broken heart ends up setting Thomas (Tom Selleck) on a ghost hunt in the first episode in this week’s double episode. The Woman on the Beach originally screened 22 October, 1981, it was written by Andrew Schneider and directed by Bellisario. When a girl doesn’t show up for a date with…

The Newsroom S02E06 – One Step Too Many

  Wow. What an episode, especially the last act when things really look like they are on the precipice of spinning out of control! The episode opens with the Red Team hearing about the black-op code-named Genoa. A red team’s purpose is to look at all the evidence, witness and material that has been collected,…

The Newsroom S02E03 – Willie Pete

  Now this is what I’m talking about! This week’s Newsroom dives right into the events of the time! The Genoa tip from last week, about the use of sarin gas on a civilian population during a black-ops extraction, doesn’t look like it’s going to pay off as Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) can’t seem to track…

The Newsroom S01 E10 – The Greater Fool

How are we possibly at the end of the first season of this amazing show already? I was hooked from the get go, and not once, did Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant HBO drama steer me wrong, and it got me thinking and questioning. Even when it comes to some of my own posts. So I thank…

The Newsroom S01 E05 – Amen

This week’s ep runs from February 10th to the 14thof 2011 and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team take on a number of issues both on-air and off. On-air, their own Elliot Hirsch (David Harbour) is broadcasting from Cairo about the apparent revolution going on there. But he can’t get out onto the streets,…