Kite (2014) – Ralph Ziman

Last week, Anchor Bay entertainment released Kite to DVD, directed by Ralph Ziman and starring India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe and Samuel L. Jackson, this action flick is based loosely on the Japanese anime of the same name. I love an action flick with a strong ass-kicking female in the lead, so I happily signed up…

Pulp Fiction (1994) – Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction, quite possibly the best film in Tarantino’s oeuvre, is the next title in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film comedy section for me to take a look at. While not necessarily a full-out comedy, it is neither a full-out drama nor thriller either. What it does have is a fantastic soundtrack,…

RoboCop (2014) – Jose Padiha

The other remake I watched this week, after the Evil Dead debacle, was the new Robocop. Lacking the over-the-top violence and comic book nature, not to mention the skewering social commentary of the original, there’s not a lot to redeem this film. And I feel sorry for viewers who come to this one first without…

Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) – Anthony & Joe Russo

Marvel titles just keep coming! And this entry into the Marvel-evrse shows that the world and its characters¬†are continuing to grow, and that, as of yet, the studios aren’t sacrificing story for spectacle. Chris Evans returns as super-soldier Steve Rogers in his first solo mission (that we’ve seen) since the events in New York depicted…

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E07 – The Hub

This week’s episode was definitely stronger than last week’s, and I love the little pieces of character revelations and development we’re getting. I also had a nice little geek moment when The Triskelion got mentioned while our team was visiting The Hub, a SHIELD operations center, run by Agent Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows). While there,…

Jurassic Park (1993) – Steven Spielberg

  As soon as I heard about Michael Crichton’s new book in 1990, I scrabbled to get my hands on a copy, and ended up co-opting and keeping my mother’s hard cover edition as soon as she was done with it. Then, hearing that Spielberg had bought the rights for it, I knew I had…

Patriot Games (1992) – Phillip Noyce

Phillip Noyce takes over for John McTiernan, Harrison Ford takes over for Alec Baldwin, and Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller follow-up to The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games finds its way onto the 101 Action Movies list. Jack Ryan (Ford) and his family are on a working vacation in London, when he foils a kidnapping/assassination attempt…

Tim’s Top 12 of 2012

12 is my lucky number, so I figured that would be the number of films I pick for my favorites of 2012, it kind of works, because then that would be one each month, though, for anyone who reads my blog, you’re well aware that I’ve seen a lot more than 12 movies this year!…

Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy books were just a part of my teen years as Stephen King novels, Star Trek, and classic 80s movies (course how was I to know they were going to be classics when I was watching them? I just knew I loved them. I got into the books with the first paperback edition of…

Jurassic Park at the Digital Film Festival

I love the Digital Film Festival put on by Cineplex here in Canada. It’s a chance to see beloved films from the 80s and 90s back where they belong, on the big screen… in a digital presentation. I would go to all of them, if I had the time and the cash flow, even at…