Shivers (1975) – David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s first feature film is the next entry in the Mad Scientist chapter of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book. That being said the mad scientist in this film doesn’t survive the opening credits, though his foul plan does. Set in a lone apartment building, the Starliner, which owns the island it is…

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…

Quantum Leap (1992) – Leaping of the Shrew and Nowhere to Run

Brooke Shields guest stars in the first episode up this week, Leaping of the Shrew. It was written by Richard C. Okie and Robin Bernheim, and premiered on 29 September, 1992. Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into Nikos Stahatos, a sailor working on a luxury yacht on 27 September, 1956. When the ship explodes, Sam and…

Allegiance: A Cineplex Event

George Takei’s passion project, and historically important musical, Allegiance is getting a one night Cineplex Event. Inspired by Takei’s own experiences during World War II, the story, featuring music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Kou, Mark Acito and Lorenzo Thione, follows the Kimura family in America after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor….

The English Patient (1996) – Anthony Minghella

  Minghella brings forth a top notch cast in his adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s beautiful novel (one I remember reading, and being stunned by how closely the images in the film matched those in my mind from when I read it), which is the final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film…

It Runs In the Family, presented by Drayton Entertainment

  If you missed its run at the Drayton Festival Theatre, the British farce, It Runs In the Family runs deliciously amuck on the King’s Wharf Theatre stagein Penetanguishene starting today, and running to the 27th. Written by Ray Cooney, and directed by Alex Mustakas, the farce is at its best when it reaches Howard…

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Almost Home and Heal Thyself

  Almost Home, the first episode up this week for Magnum (Tom Selleck) is a great one. Written by Alan Cassidy and Rob Gilmer this one had an original airdate of 9 December, 1982. While Higgins (John Hillerman) and Agatha (Gillian Dobb) are hard at work on a float for a parade, Thomas is hired…

Cabiria (1914) – Giovanni Pastrone

The first recommended title following my screening of Intolerance for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is this epic tale set during the Punic Wars. Apparently the director of Intolerance, D.W. Griffith, was highly influenced by this film when he saw it, and created Intolerance to tell his own epic. The film follows…

Big Hero 6 (2014) – Don Hall and Chris Williams

I’ve had a tough time getting out to the theater this year, but I knew I had to see this one. Disney’s latest animated feature film is based on a Marvel comic book series and shows that their animated department can keep us just as involved as their live action entries into the Marvel Universe….

Airwolf (1984) – Echoes From the Past & Fight Like a Dove

Stingfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) put the supercopter Airwolf through its paces in this week’s installment. First up is Echoes From the Past, which aired 3 March, 1984, and was written by C.R. O’Christopher. When a mercenary claims to have a lead on String’s brother St. John, Hawke finds himself falling…

Remedy S01E01 & S01E02

Tonight Global unveils it’s new dramatic series, Remedy, starring Enrico Colantoni, Sara Canning, Dillon Casey and Sarah Allen as the Conners family. Now, before you get ready to change the channel, because obviously the next thing television needs in addition to moronic reality television, inane sitcoms, and police procedurals is another medical drama, this one…