Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) – Werner Herzog

  So as I continue my exploration of the War genre with the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, I dive into a recommendation for my viewing of Henry V, this one lets me take in a Werner Herzog film, and it’s simply stunning to watch, though runs a bare 93 minutes. The…

The A-Team (1984) – The Maltese Cow and In Plane Sight 

  The A-Team comes to the aid of a friend in The Maltese Cow. This episode was written by Thomas E. Szollosi and Richard Christian Matheson, and had an original airdate of 3 January, 1984. With some of their earnings, Hannibal (George Peppard) has asked Face (Dirk Benedict) to invest in their friend, Sam Yeng’s…

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) – Jack Arnold

  I got to revisit one of the classic Universal monsters for the next entry in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, director Jack Arnold, and the monster… the Creature from the Black Lagoon, or as he’s also known… The Gill Man, and I have to say, some 60 years on, this is still one solid piece…

Issues Vol. 9

It’s a big week at West End Comics with a couple new recommendations from Kirk, and a title I had to read, and a continuation of some I’m enjoying. Harrow County (Dark Horse Comics) issue 3, this one continues to be a great book! With a story by Cullen Bunn and arts and letters by…

The Lost World (1960) – Irwin Allen

  Yet another adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Challenger adventure comes under review thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, but despite having a pretty damned great cast, this one flounders, and you need look no father than the ‘ahem’ dinosaurs to know why. And while Irwin Allen made quite a name for himself in television…

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…

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…

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…

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…