Partners in Crime (1929) – Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence, who quickly became one of my favourite creations of Agatha Christie, first introduced in The Secret Adversary, are back in this collection of short stories, that are interconnected, as the married couple take on a number of cases. A Fairy in the Flat opens the book and reveals that Tommy is working…

The White Queen (2013)

  Today, Anchor Bay Canada releases Philippa Gregory’s lavish and sumptuous interpretation of the War of the Roses comes to life in this Starz/BBC co-production that is a gorgeous rendering of visuals, story and actors. Based on a trio of novels, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter, the ten episode miniseries,…

Sherlock S03E03 – His Last Vow

  And like that season 3 of Sherlock comes to an end, but oh, Mr. Moffat, you crafted a helluva season finale! It took me forever to find time to watch the episode, happily I remained spoiler-free, and it was so worth it… I had been looking forward to this moment all week, and as…

Sherlock S03E01 – The Empty Hearse

  Mark Gatiss pens tonight’s episode that sees Sherlock’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) return from the grave. He also finds himself embroiled in tracking down a potential terrorist attack in London, and he solves a multitude of minor issues. But that is not what this episode is about. This episode is undeniably about the relationship between Sherlock…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Peter Jackson

  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a love letter to and for Tolkien fans, and it was a joy to walk the lands of Middle Earth again (and yes, I got weepy eyed when I found myself back in the Shire, and in that comfy hole in the ground known as Bag End). Non-fans…

Doctor Who S07x02 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

  Genocide, piracy, Egyptian queens, big game hunters, the Ponds, stupid robots, Harry Potter alumni, and DINOSAURS!!! This was so my kind of Doctor Who episode! Penned by Chris Chibnall this episode is just good fun! The Doctor (Matt Smith)¬†throws together a gang (“I’ve never had a gang.”) when he recieves an alert from the…

Sherlock S02E03 – The Reichenbach Fall

What would you do to save the most important people in your life? Would you commit suicide? Looks like Sherlock may find out… Somehow it’s already here… the season (not series!) finale of Sherlock. This one is a helluva romp! The episode sees the return of Jim Moriarty, cunningly played by Andrew Scott, who in…

Sherlock S02E02 – The Hounds of Baskerville

Holmes, you’ve done it again! And that felicitation I extend to the entire cast and crew of this fantastic series. I settled into my comfy chair yesterday eve and dialed up the Beeb, knowing I would be delighted by yet another excursion with my favorite detective (well, there’s Magnum and Rockford too). The episode finds…

Is It Sunday Yet? Sherlock S02 E02

This coming Sunday, Sherlock takes on an updated version of The Hounds of The Baskerville! If it’s anything like the episodes that have come before it, then it should prove to be a lot of fun. I can’t get enough of Freeman’s Watson, nor Cumberbatch’s Holmes (I love the expressions on his face in the…

Sherlock S02 E01 – A Scandal In Belgravia

Oh Sherlock, how I missed you sir. I had no doubt that you would return, but the wait was too long! But know what? Totally worth it. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss the series creators who brought this updated version of the classic consulting detective and his associate Dr. John Watson into the modern age…

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2011

I do like my Doctor Who, anyone who knows me can testify to that, so it bothers me when I can’t rave about how much I love an episode of it. I did find that the second half of the last series didn’t completely blow me away, though there were lots of moments I liked,…

Trailers for the Holidays.

Movies, Books and tv shows… or toys related to them. If that’s what people get me for Christmas, they tend never to go wrong, and the Industry certainly delivered some fun stuff for me today… Starting with a return to the Shire… I got chills seeing Sir Ian as Gandalf again!! The Hobbit! Of course,…