Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Terror of the Zygons

  The 13th season of Doctor Who, and Baker’s second, starts off this week with this four part story that was written by Robert Banks Stewart and ran from 30 August to 20 September, 1975. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, but overall pretty enjoyable, though doesn’t have as many fun lines or moments…

Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus (1818) – Mary Shelley

  So having spent some time with the cinematic incarnations of Frankenstein and his creature, I thought, as it was mentioned in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, that I would revisit the original tale, on which all of them found their inspiration. I hadn’t read the original tale since 1984, when it was on a list…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Highlanders

  The Doctor (Troughton) finds himself in 18th Century Scotland in the midst of the Battle of Culloden in this week’s trip in the TARDIS. The Highlanders, the last, purely historical story to be featured in the series was written by Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis. This four-parter aired from 17 December 1966 through to…

Filth (2013) – Jon S. Baird

  Releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray today is this adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, and gives James McAvoy an opportunity to tear up the screen with a brilliant performance. He plays Bruce, a police officer in Scotland, who is a hard ass, a cynic, a bit of a racist, and fits right in with the…

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!…

Skyfall (2012) – Sam Mendes

  By the end of Skyfall there are some very familiar pieces returned to the board that is the James Bond playing field, which leads us to a bit of a cross-roads for the next Bond film (would you believe the story is already in development?!), I quite enjoy the grit and feel of Craig’s…

Brave (2012)

Welcome back Pixar! I’ve made it known that I’m not the biggest fan of Cars 2, Pixar’s effort from last year. But over the years they have generated such good will on my part that they always get me to come back for more – I have seen every single Pixar film in the theaters,…