Jack Ryan: Season 2 – Blu-Ray Review

John Krasinski returns as the Tom Clancy created CIA analyst turned action hero, Jack Ryan in the second season of the addictive and smart series from Paramount Pictures. The blu-ray which arrives today is a two disc set that contains all eight episodes of the Amazon Prime aired show. Sleek, beautifully shot (stunning transferred to…

Chuck (2007/2008) -Versus the Crown Vic, and Versus the Undercover Lover

Chuck (Zachary Levi) goes undercover this week in Chuck Versus the Crown Vic. Written by Zev Borow, this episode first aired on 3 December, 2007. When Chuck flashes on a counterfeit bill, he, Sarah (Yvone Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) go undercover to find out what is going on, but Chuck’s lack of experience causes…

Creed II (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Creed II hits blu-ray and DVD today from Warner Brothers, and it continues to prove it is its own beast, while embracing the Rocky-universe in which it is set. And this film does so even more than the first film, because, well this time, it’s personal. Tying in directly with Rocky IV – you know…

In the Garden of Beasts (2011) – Erik Larson

  After I finished Erik Larson’s latest book, Dead Wake, I made sure to go out and track down another one. Not since Stephen Ambrose have I enjoyed a historian’s storytelling method, and it was with great delight that I picked up In the Garden of the Beasts, even the subtitle on the cover was…

Issues Vol. 10

  It was a quieter week at West End Comics for my pull list, but happily, Kirk had the first of my Orphan Black Funko figures! Hello Helena! So I dug into two issues of continuing storylines and one new title this week. And as always if you haven’t swung by, pop into West End…

Airwolf (1984/1985) – Random Target and Condemned

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and company take to the sky again this week in this week’s double episode. First up is Random Target, which aired 8 December, 1984 and was written by Westbrook Claridge, Herman Groves, Chester Krumholz and Paul Savage. Anne Lockhart guest stars as Sgt. Anne Brennan, a cop called in to…

Airwolf (1984) – Echoes From the Past & Fight Like a Dove

  Stingfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) put the supercopter Airwolf through its paces in this week’s installment. First up is Echoes From the Past, which aired 3 March, 1984, and was written by C.R. O’Christopher. When a mercenary claims to have a lead on String’s brother St. John, Hawke finds himself…

Airwolf (1984) – Daddy’s Gone a Hunt’n & Bite of the Jackal

  High-flying adventure continues this week as Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Micheal Vincent) confronts some ghosts from his past, and has to rescue his pal Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine). There are also a couple of recognizable co-stars as well! Daddy’s Gone a Hunt’n was written by Burton Armus and aired 28 January, 1984. Hawke, still haunted by…

Ronin (1998) – John Frankenheimer

  This entry on the 101 Action Movies list has quite a pedigree, it’s directed by John Frankenheimer, has a screenplay by David Mamet (as Richard Weisz), and stars Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard, Sean Bean, Skipp Sudduth and Michael Lonsdale. Shot entirely on location in France, the film is gritty, realistic, and…

The Abyss (1989) – James Cameron

People will say Terminator 2 or Aliens, the romantics might go with Titanic, some people swear by Avatar, but for me, my favorite James Cameron film will always be The Abyss, and I’m so happy I got to revisit it for the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Featuring the largest underwater set ever built, in a…