Batman (1966) – The Purr-fect Crime, and Better Luck Next Time

Catwoman in the form of Julie Newmar makes her first appearance in the Batman series. She’s been mentioned, but it’s not until The Purr-fect Crime written by Stanley Ralph Ross and Lee Orgel, which aired on 16 March, 1966, that she actually showed up. The famous cat burglar is off to cause a lot of…

For Your Eyes Only (1960) – Ian Fleming

This week’s 007 book, as I continue to make my way through the series, is a collection of short stories, a number of which either have names that would be used for the film series, and are filled with familiar names and sequences as we dig into different moments in the life of James Bond….

The Mind Reels chats with Vikings’ Clive Standen

Sue and I were delighted to get a few minutes with one of the stars of History Channel’s fascinating, and compelling historical drama, Vikings, Clive Standen. This show seemed to come out of nowhere, one moment no one was talking about it, and the next, everyone is. As we mention in our interview, it is…

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Limbo and Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts

  Originally meant to be the final episode of the series, before they were picked up for a shortened 8th season, this week’s trip to Hawaii has a sense of finality to it. Limbo was written by Jay Huguely, Bruce Cervi and Chris Abbott from a story by Chas. Floyd Johnson and Tom Selleck. It…

Reservoir Dogs (1992) РQuentin Tarantino 

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Rififi is Quentin Tarantino’s first film, Reservoir Dogs. Now, it’s been a number of years since I had watched this film, but it’s always there in the back of my head about how good a film it…