The Russia House (1990) – Fred Schepisi

Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, and J.T. Walsh star in the cinematic adaptation of John Le Carre’s novel, The Russia House. Written for the screen by Tom Stoppard, the film was the first, big Western film to be shot on location in the Soviet Union. Featuring a gorgeous score by…

Insidious: Chapter Three (2015) – Leigh Whannell

Writer Leigh Whannell who had penned the previous two entries in the Insidious series slips into the director’s chair for the third installment, which also serves as a prequel to the Lambert story that occupied the first two films. The film introduces us to a small family living in the city. There’s Sean (Dermot Mulroney),…

Clown in a Cornfield (2020) – Adam Cesare

Some times you know everything you need to know by the title of the book, and Adam Cesare’s Clown in a Cornfield is exactly that, a spin on the slasher teen genre this is a rapid-fire read, that tells you exactly what you are getting into with the title. Quinn, and her doctor father, have…

War of the Worlds (1989) – My Soul to Keep, and So Shall Ye Reap

We’re closing in on the end of Season One of War of the Worlds, and Team Blackwood isn’t giving up yet. My Soul to Keep was written by John Kubichan and originally aired on 24 April, 1989. The morthren are having problems with their unborn children and need to commandeer a refrigeration system to preserve…

Star Trek: Voyager (1996) – Dreadnought, and Death Wish

Captain’s log: stardate 49447.0 Torres’ (Roxann Dawson) past catches up with her in this episode directed by LeVar Burton and written by Gary Holland. It first aired on 12 February, 1996. A Cardassian missile, known as Dreadnought, has ended up in the Delta Quadrant. It’s computer intelligence believes it is still in the Alpha quadrant,…

Blade (1998) – Stephen Norrington

  The 101 Action Movies and Marvel bring us this entry on┬áthe list. David S. Goyer pens this adaptation of the Marvel legend, and Wesley Snipes brings him to life. Blade is half-human, half-vampire, and he and is his assistant, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) hunt down the vampires who are preying off the unsuspecting public, and…