Dead Calm (1989) – Phillip Noyce

  Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane take us on a high seas thrill ride filled with suspense in Phillip Noyce’s Dead Calm, the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Clocking in at a tightly paced 93 minutes, this thriller captivates with a well-scripted story, and strong performances….

The Walking Dead Seasons 1 to 4

Sometimes it pays off to wait… Releasing this week from Anchor Bay, are the first 4 seasons (yet again) of The Walking Dead, there have been the basic editions, the collector’s editions, season sets, and now come a sweet collection with lenticular covers! The first four seasons are currently available, separately, each with their own…

The 5th Wave (2013) – Rick Yancey

I’m not often disappointed by a book, and can usually let things slide when I’m not completely wowed by something, but this one just let me down. I didn’t know much about it until I saw the trailer for the upcoming film, and decided to read it. I like most of the premise, the way…

The Last Man on Earth (1964) – Ubaldo Ragona 

Screenwriter and novelist Richard Matheson is up next in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, specifically his story, I Am Legend, so today, we’re looking at the first film iteration of his apocalyptic tale. Released in 1964, this version stars the incomparable Vincent Price as Doctor Robert Morgan. Price’s distinctive voice gives us an opening narration that…

Ejecta (2014) – Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele

Our friend Julian Richings gives a tour de force performance in the first release from Anchor Bay this week. The film itself, Ejecta, is a bit of hit and miss b-movie affair, but Richings, himself, is perfectly on point giving his all, and elevating every scene he’s in, which is practically all of them. Bill…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – The Elmo Ziller Story and Three Minus Two

Season two of Magnum p.i. comes to a close with the two episodes this week. First up is The Elmo Ziller Story, which aired 25 March, 1982, and was written by Robert Hamilton. Thomas (Tom Selleck) thinks Higgins (John Hillerman) is him on when he’s asked to protect Elmo Ziller, who looks exactly like a…

Sue’s Week In Television – Hits and Highlights

Rizzoli & Isles:  Season Three, Episode Six – Money Maker This week’s episode had all the fun and heart that makes the series so awesome in general.  A rich guy’s body is found in a recycling bin, and he’s wearing a mask and cape, sending our two ladies (Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander) on an interesting…

Sue’s Week in TV – Hits & Highlights

Once Upon A Time – Season Three, Episode One:  Heart of the Truest Believer This week saw the return of magic once again to our TV screens, and while I wasn’t as geared up in anticipation as I’ve been for some other shows, OUAT is always a solid happy hour for me, and this season’s…

Sue’s Week In TV – Hits & Highlights

I tend to watch a lot of television through the week – and PVR a whole lot more. Here are some of the stand-outs from the past week, for me: Rizzoli & Isles:  Season 3, Episode 4 – Welcome To The Dollhouse The opening moments of this episode were some of the creepiest I’ve ever…

Last Week In Television (April 14-20)

Recently, I decided to make a list of all the shows that regularly grace my television screen, just to see how many there actually are.  Not every show airs during the same parts of the year, so I’m obviously not watching every single show, every single week.  I’m not even sure that would be possible,…

Stranded Review (Book #1) – Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbetts

I was one of the millions of people worldwide who watched Richard Hatch irritate, dominate, and win the first season of television’s epic reality show pioneer, Survivor. After that, I watched a few seasons, then tapered off to other things, and came back to it again after a few years, once I realized that they’ve…

Oma & Bella – Alexa Karolinski, Germany/USA

Oma & Bella points a camera into the lives of two Holocaust survivors who remained in Germany after WWII.  Living together now in Berlin, their friendship has survived several decades, and has an enviable strength due to their shared memories and love of cooking.  For both women, food – and the preparation of food –…