The Little Vampire (2000) – Uli Edel

Even family films get into the vampire act as I learn with the next stop in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies, the coffee table tome by legendary director John Landis. That film is The Little Vampire, based on the book by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg. Starring Jonathan Lipnicki, following his endearing turn in Jerry Maguire, the…

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – Nightmare in Silver, and The Name of the Doctor

Nightmare in Silver gives us another Doctor Who story written by Neil Gaiman. This, the penultimate episode of the seventh series, first aired on 11 May 2013. The Doctor (Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) take her charges, Angie (Eve de Leon Allen) and Artie (Kassius Carey Johnson) on an adventure. They head to Hedgewick’s World…

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – The Bells of Saint John, and The Rings of Akhaten

The Doctor (Smith) encounters the Great Intelligence (Richard E. Grant) again as he continues his search for the Impossible Girl, Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna- Louise Coleman). Written by Steven Moffat, the episode first debuted on 30 March, 2013. Things are strange from the off, when Clara is given the TARDIS’ phone number by an unknown…

Gosford Park (2001) – Robert Altman

Nine years before Julian Fellowes created Downton Abbey, he wrote Gosford Park from an idea from filmmaker Robert Altman, and it is the next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book, following their recommendation of The Rules of the Game. The film balances a mystery, drama, with hints…

Girls: Season 3

Releasing from HBO today, is the third season of the Lena Dunham created series. Serving as the creator, writing with a number of talented people, including Judd Apatow, directing some of the episodes, and of course starring in it as Hannah, alongside Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). For a few…

Doctor Who S07E13 – The Name of The Doctor

  Steven Moffat pens the 7th series finale, and I’m a little divided on it. A lot of it almost seemed overly sentimental, as if it were trying to pull at heartstrings, and that kind of bothers me. It’s all well and good if you earn it, but I’m sadly of the mind that they…

Doctor Who S07E07 – The Bells of Saint John

  What if there was something in the wi-fi? Something living, something reaping the human¬†consciousness¬†and uploading it into cyberspace to build its own intelligence? Doctor Who finally returned last night with a few changes, most of them fairly welcome. I like the new desktop theme for the console room, I like The Doctor’s (Matt Smith)…

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012 – The Snowmen

  So Steven Moffat brings us our annual dose of Who Christmas, as well as adding something else to the once-normal-but-now-to-be-feared list, and while the adventure itself is fun and features Richard E. Grant and the voice of Ian McKellen, its most enjoyable in its continuing quest to discover who is Clara Oswin Oswald?!? This…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Say what you will about Keanu Reeves’ horrid English accent in this film, I like this film. I love the cast, and I like the way the text has been updated to make Dracula not only a tragic character, more or less, but weave this wonderful love story through the film. I was happy to…