The Man From Barbarossa (1991) – John Gardner

James Bond is back in John Gardner’s eleventh outing with the secret agent. And it was going to happen sooner or later. I just couldn’t get into this one. While I love the idea of tying Bond in with the real political landscape of the early 90s with events that would lead up to the…

Die Hard 2 (1990) – Renny Harlin

Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in the follow up to the blockbuster hit, Die Hard. Two years after the first film changed the action film game, Twentieth Century Fox delivered a sequel, one with just as solid a story as the first, something that started to slip after the the third entry. In this…

Icebreaker (1983) – John Gardner

Ian Fleming’s 007, James Bond, is back in action in the next novel by John Gardner, like his two previous tales, they move fast, and while filled with action beats, and moments, seems, overall, to be a smaller scale than the films that were happening at the same time. This time around, with the barest…

Doctor Who S07x03 – A Town Called Mercy

  This week’s episode of Doctor Who, written by Toby Whithouse, isn’t neccessarily a misstep, it’s just the weakest episode of Series 7, sure there have been only 3, but this one just doesn’t fire on all thrusters. The concept is fun enough, the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) get…