The Lost World (1925) – Harry O. Hoyt

  Returning to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book (which I’m loving!), it’s time to take a look at one of the cinematic creations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not only is he the creator of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes (sorry Batman fans), but he also wrote a few stories involving a professor by the…

The Water Rat of Wanchai (2011) – Ian Hamilton

  I don’t remember the last time I read a book so voraciously as I did this first in a series of novels from Canadian author Ian Hamilton. The Water Rat of Wanchai, preceded in this edition by the novella The Dragon Head of Hong King, we are introduced to Ava Lee, a forensic accountant….

Da Vinci’s Demons: Season 2

It’s been a year since I sat down, and mainlined the first season of Da Vinci’s Demons thanks to the good people at Anchor Bay, so I was very excited to have a look at season two when it arrived, and it is available today! Series creator David S. Goyer continues to put the historical…

Airwolf (1985) – Eruption and Short Walk to Freedom

Season 2 of Airwolf wraps up with this post. First up is Eruption written by T.S. Cook and Kevin Hartigan, this one originally aired on 6 April, 1985. String (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dom (Ernest Borgnine) are using Airwolf to take readings around what was thought to be a dormant volcano, everything seems to be going fairly well…

Airwolf (1985) – Santini’s Millions and Prisoner of Yesterday

Airwolf takes to the sky again this week as String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) take on a whole new week of adventure. First up is Santini’s Millions, written by Michael Halperin, this episode was originally broadcast on 2 February, 1985. Dom is flying Airwolf on a mission of mercy to…

Hot Docs 2014: Focus On Infinity (Joerg Burger)

Screening this evening at 7pm, with its international premiere at the Hart House Theatre is this documentary posits the eternal queries of who are we, where did we come from and where are we going? It doesn’t provide any answers, it’s more akin to laying on a blanket in the middle of summer and watch…

Romantic Movies for Valentines Day

So it’s Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetie have had a romantic dinner, or a nice walk (pleasant and warm even with the chill in the air), arm in arm, hand in hand, you decide to go back to the apartment and have a cuddle while watching a romantic movie that isn’t overly sappy… What…

The Wages of Fear (1953) – Henri-Georges Clouzot

The 101 Action Movies has brought me another film I’d never heard of, and am now scratching my head over how I could ever have missed it. Clouzot has crafted a tense, nail-biter of a film, that is just as telling today as it was when it was first made. In a tiny village in…

Notorious (1946) – Alfred Hitchcock

Of all the Hitchcock films, and it is a pretty amazing body of work, my favorites are the ones starring Cary Grant. Suspicion, To Catch A Thief (featuring the gorgeous Grace Kelly), my favorite – North By Northwest and Notorious. I decided to revisit Notorious the other night. A taut spy thriller with a heart-wrenching…