Spider-Man (2002) – Sam Raimi

  The 101 Action Movies list brings yet another comic book hero to its fold with this fun adaptation of the Marvel comic by director Sam Raimi, perhaps best known until that point for his Evil Dead films (watch for Bruce Campbell’s cameo!). The Marvel Universe is brought to wonderful life in this film, Tobey…

Toronto After Dark 2013: Odd Thomas – Stephen Sommers

  Before I get into last night’s early feature at Toronto After Dark, I want to say a quick blurb about the short film that screened before it. ¬†Every year, a Canadian short will screen before each feature film of the festival, and last night’s film was paired with a wicked little short by Adam…

Clear And Present Danger (1994) – Phillip Noyce

  Jack Ryan in the person of Harrison Ford returns to the 101 Action Movies list along with Patriot Games director Phillip Noyce in this adaptation of the Tom Clancy techno-thriller. This time out Jack is serving as the acting Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA while his boss, Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones)…

The Hunger (1983)

Tony Scott, the brother of Ridley, makes the 101 Horror Movies list with his very first film, The Hunger. This is a movie that is sexy and sensual, but also introduces the lonely, sympathetic version of the vampire to the big screen. I’m sure this creature had lurked around awhile before finding its way to…

John Carter (2012)

I’m well aware that I am late to the party on this title, but I really wanted to put some distance between myself and all the reviews that came out upon it’s release. I have the Barsoom novels, penned by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Carter first appeared on the scene in 1912!) and enjoyed them. I…

Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy books were just a part of my teen years as Stephen King novels, Star Trek, and classic 80s movies (course how was I to know they were going to be classics when I was watching them? I just knew I loved them. I got into the books with the first paperback edition of…