On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1963) – Ian Fleming

The eleventh 007 book, and tenth novel, by Ian Fleming is this week’s entry on the Book Shelf, and you could see how the film series would begin to influence the continuing novels as we get a mention of Bond’s parentage, with his father being a Scot, and there is an increasing sense of Connery…

Orphan Black S03E08 – Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method

  Buckle up Clone Club! Here comes the terrifying run to the season finale!! And this episode definitely starts to ramp up the tension! Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) discovers another Leda clone in the form of a blonde beautician┬ánamed Crystal (Tatiana Maslany). She seems like a bit of a flake, but may be smarter than she…

All is Lost (2013) – J.C. Chandor

  I’m a huge Robert Redford fan, and I love boats and ships so this one seemed like a sure match for me. Played with almost no dialogue (what there is, is few and far between, and scant at that), Redford is the lone soul aboard the Virginia Jean. A competent and resourceful sailor he…

The Newsroom S02E08 – Election Night Part I

  HBO’s brilliant Aaron Sorkin drama roared back to the screen this past Sunday after a one week absence (believe me I noticed) and brought the pot to a steady and feverish boil as we follow the ACN News Night team through election night of November 8, 2012, amidst all the problems the blown story…