Miami Vice (1988/1989) – Line of Fire, and Asian Cut

Vice detectives Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) are assigned to protect a punk and rock lover, Keith Mollis (Justin Lazard) who is the lead witness in drug dealer, Carlos Cantero’s (Ahraron Ipale) trial. Line of Fire first aired on 16 December, 1988, and was written by Raymond Hartung. The partners…

Vinyl – Season 1

  Vinyl, Season 1, recently got its home video release from HBO, and I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to take a look at it. Partly created by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, who also directed the two-hour pilot, the series is set in New York during the early 70s and follows…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – Professor Jonathan Higgins and Compulsion

  There are shades of Pygmalion for Higgins (John Hillerman) and Thomas (Tom Selleck) this week, in the episode Professor Jonathan Higgins, which was written by Jay Huguely from a story by Mary Lee Gaylor. This one originally aired on 10 January, 1985. Higgins is expecting his cousin Sally Ponting ( Jillie Mack) to arrive in preparation for her…

1982 (2012) – Jian Ghomeshi

  My mom gave me this book two Christmases ago when it first came out, and I just got to it now. It seems rather fitting, because whether Jian knew it or not, he was my first celebrity interview, I conducted it while I was interning at FLY.FM in Kingston, and was a huge Moxy…

La Femme Nikita (1990) – Luc Besson

Luc Besson has made some excellent films in his time, and this entry on the 101 Action Movies list could be argued as his best. Anne Parillaud stars as Nikita, we first meet her as a drugged out, worn down, punk, who gets busted after killing a cop in a pharmacy robbery that goes wrong. Believing she is being…

Repo Man (1984) – Alex Cox

Odd. Awesome. Punk. And oh-so-quotable. This entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list was my first introduction to the punk when I was growing up. I remember watching this one with my friend Sean, his family always seemed to be more willing to rent the odd, kind of fringe movies that my parents would never…