The Equalizer (1987) – Inner View, and The Rehearsal

McCall (Edward Woodward) and Harley (Richard Jordan) – and again this could have been Keith Szarabajka’s Mickey – find themselves helping Karen Alden (Katherine Cortez), who may or may not be psychic. It seems she’s being haunted by visions of the Shadow Man (Terrence Mann) who is stalking New York City for his next victim….

The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930) – Agatha Christie

Long before DC introduced us to Harley Quinn, a variation of the traditional harlequin character, Agatha Christie created her own Harley Quin, and introduced him to the world in a collection of short stories first published in 1930. This Harley Quinn is a tall mysterious man who appears at prime opportunities in the story, and…

Wyrd Sisters (1988) – Terry Practhett

It’s back to Discworld for this week’s book shelf, as I dig into the next titles in the humorous fantasy series from Terry Pratchett. This time around we spend some time with witches. We revisit Granny Weatherwax, and are introduced to Nanny Ogg, and Magrat, collectively christened Wryd Sisters. The trio are concerning themselves with…

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) – Martin Brest

Man, do I remember the first time I saw this movie. I was twelve going on thirteen, and not only was this one of the first soundtracks (on cassette) I bought with my own cash once our family had moved to Bermuda, it was also the movie that really taught me how to swear. Quite…

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) – Stephen Herek

Coming up pretty soon in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book is the most triumphant sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, coming under the Faces of Death subheading in the chapter on the Devil’s Work, so I thought this would be a most opportune time to revisit the original Excellent Adventure starring Alex Winter…

Hard Boiled (1992) – John Woo

The Directory, filling out the last section of DK Canada’s marvellous The Movie Book, brings me a 90s action classic. One that set the standard for Honk Kong cinema, and found fans all over the world with its style of balletic violence, beautifully crafted shots, and fantastic set pieces. Not to mention, the exemplary Chow…

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) – Nathan Juran

Setting aside the obvious whitewashing of the cast, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the next film in the Dragons & Dinosaurs chapter of DK Canada’s extremely entertaining Monsters in the Movies is a lot of fun. And one that I have a bit of a history with. Growing up we moved around frequently (being in…

Ole Timey Radio Presents: The Giant’s Stair

The Giant’s Stair Original Broadcast: December 1, 1938 Starring: JULIAN RICHINGS (imdb: Twitter: @JulianRichings) JESSICA GRECO (imdb: Twitter: @TheJessicaGreco) EMILY SCHOOLEY (imdb: Twitter: @EmilySchooley) For video version: For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today!

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Sherlock Holmes – The Adventure of the Tolling Bell

  Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Tolling Bell Original Broadcast Date: April 7, 1947 Starring: KEVIN HANCHARD (imdb: Twitter: @KevinHanchard) JOSH VOKEY (imdb: Twitter: @joshvokey) For video version: For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today!  

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Red Ryder – Roaring River Renegades

  Red Ryder: Roaring River Renegades Original Broadcast Date: March 22, 1949 Starring: CHRISTIAN POTENZA (imdb: Twitter: @C_Potenza) DON MCCUTCHEON (imdb: Twitter: @McCutcheonDon) JACQUELINE PILLON (imdb: Twitter: @voiceoverqueen) CARIN MOFFAT (imdb: Twitter: @carin_moffat) MARLENE ZISMAN (Twitter: @marlenezisman) NORAH NOBLE (imdb: Twitter: @MsNorahNoble) For video version: For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today!