Star Trek: Enterprise (2002) – The Seventh, and The Communicator

Captain’s log: date unknown Brannon Braga and Rick Berman pen the first episode up this week. Debuting on 6 November, 2002, this Arher (Scott Bakula)/T’Pol (Jolene Blalock) story that ends up being a bit of a thriller. The pair engage in the pursuit of a Vulcan fugitive, Menos (Bruce Davidson), who one eluded capture by…

Paris, Texas (1984) – Wim Wenders

Harry Dean Stanton and Dean Stockwell headline as brothers in the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Thelma & Louise. Featuring a fantastic score by Ry Cooder the film is a look at a shattered American dream as Travis Henderson (Stanton) having been missing for…

Cop Car (2015) – Jon Watts

  Releasing today from Anchor Bar on Blu-Ray and DVD is this wonderfully taut, coming of age thriller starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford. Two young boys, Travis (Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Wellford), are off on an adventure, they’re running away from home, experimenting with swear words, and daring one another as they walk…

Red State (2011) – Kevin Smith

When a writer/director takes on a genre that aren’t often associated with, people are going to get antsy, and some people are just going to hate it no matter what. I found myself looking forward to seeing what Kevin Smith did with a different genre, and took a look at his film Red State, currently…

Continuum S02E07 – Second Degree

  This week it’s politics, legal wrangling and lies as Julian (Richard Harmon), Alec’s (Erik Knudsen) step-brother comes up for trial for his actions last season, including the shooting of Carlos (Victor Webster). And before I go any further, since I’ve mentioned Carlos lets talk about how he’s handling the fact that he’s now learned…

Continuum Catch-Up

  After trips, film festivals and catching up with some dear friends, I finally had time to catch-up on my Continuum, as season 2 started while I was away. So I settled in and caught up on the 3 episodes I’d missed so far. The first thing I realized was that despite having a huge…

Continuum S01 E10 – End Times

  Somehow we’ve come to the end of the first season of Showcase’s enjoyable sci-fi series Continuum, and it ends explosively! It also ties up a number of story threads for the season while setting up ideas for season 2. We see things happening in our 2077 opener, that tie directly back to the first…

Continuum S01E06 – Time’s Up

This week, our favorite CPS protector, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), Alec (Eric Knudsen) and Carlos (Victor Webster) get involved with the Occupy movement. As always we open in the 2070s, and Kiera and her partner Elena (Caitlin Cromwell) are on riot patrol, and find out that Liber8 is stealing food from a company Piron, that…

Continuum S01 E05 – A Test of Time

This week, series creator Simon Barry, and writer Jeff King bring us my favorite episode of Continuum so far, by introducing a lot of things to think about in terms of timelines in paradoxes. Because this week, Kagame (Tony Amendola) and Liber8 spring into full Terminator-mode, going after CPS Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) through…

Continuum S01 E03 – Wasting Time

We join Kiera in 2077 in this week’s opener, as she is kitted out in full assault gear to chase down an ex-soldier who has become a Liber8 revolutionary. Finding their target behind a holographic wall, they capture Sonya (Lexa Doig), code-named The Queen of Hearts. This transitions us back to 2012 where Kiera Cameron…

Continuum S01 E02 – Fast Times

  Continuum throws us right back into it this week, putting us right back in the year 2077 with Kiera (Rachel Nichols) getting outfitted as a CPS Protector for the first time, we learn some info about her, her CPS ID – 116914 and see her getting her tech issued, including her wicked pistol, her…