The Equalizer (1985/1986) – Back Home, and Out of the Past

It’s Christmas in New York, but that doesn’t mean Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) is expecting a silent night. Back Home was written by Joel Surnow and Maurice Hurley from a story by Neil Cohen, and it first aired on 18 December, 1985. His son, Scott (William Zabka) is still in Paris, and trying to organize…

TAD 2022: Day Zero dir. by Joey De Guzman

It’s Zombie Night at the Toronto After Dark film festival, so be careful if Scotiabank Theatre is overrun by the undead! The second screening this evening features the North American Premiere of the Filipino film, Day Zero. The film follows Emon (Brandon Vera, an MMA fighter turned actor) and his prison buddy, Timoy (Pepe Herrera)…

The Running Man (1987) – Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser best known to some as Starsky from the iconic 70s television series, Starsky & Hutch, slips into the director’s chair to put Arnold Schwarzenegger through his paces as Ben Richards aka The Running Man. Based loosely on the Stephen King novel which he wrote under his Richard Bachman pseudonym, the story is…

The Raid 2 (2014) – Gareth Evans

Picking up shortly after the first film, The Raid 2 sees Rama (Iko Uwais) recruited into a secret, and small division of the police to go undercover in the hopes of securing tangible and undeniable proof of police corruption. The only way for it to be believable is if Rama breaks the law, and can…

Mission: Impossible (1972) – Stone Pillow, and Image

Former private detective, Larry Edison (Bradford Dillman), has found himself on the other side of the law, heading to prison, and blackmailing a mobster – Edison has a film proving Vochek (Robert Ellenstein) committed murder. He’s hidden that film and the IMF wants it. Stone Pillow was penned by Howard Browne and first debuted on…

Fringe (2009) – Ability, and Inner Child

The mythology arc really kicks in with Ability. Written by David H. Goodman from a story by Glen Whitman and Robert Chiapetta this episode first aired on 10 February, 2009. The story picks up with Mr. Jones (Jared Harris) escape from prison via the teleportation device, and its effect on him. It also reveals that…

Fringe (2008/2009) – Safe, and Bound

Things are quickly coming to a boil for Olivia (Anna Torv), Walter (John Noble), Peter (Joshua Jackson), and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) as Safe gives us a story that begins to tie some threads together while delivering our first real cliffhanger ending. Written by David H. Goodman and Jason Cahill, this episode first debuted on 2…

Fringe (2008) – The Cure, and In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

It’s Olivia’s (Anna Torv) birthday and she gets handed a really bizarre case as a means to celebrate. The Cure was written by Felecia D. Henderson and Brad Kane and had an original airdate of 21 October, 2008. Through the course of the episode, Olivia reveals a tortured past to Peter (Joshua Jackson) even as…

Mission: Impossible (1971) – A Ghost Story, and The Party

Phelps (Peter Graves) and his IMF team get their Edgar Allan Poe on with Ghost Story in this episode written by Ken Pettus, and Ed Adamson from a story by Adamson and John D.F. Black. It first debuted on 27 February, 1971 . Barney (Greg Morris) gets to pull out all the tech wizardry as…

The Prisoner (1967) – Arrival, and The Chimes of Big Ben

The Prisoner is a series I had long heard about, but, for some reason known only to some deep, dark corner of my psyche, I had never watched. Everything I heard about it suggested I would enjoy it, that it would be right up my alley. But I never dug in and screened it… ……