The Mist (2007) – Frank Darabont

Thomas Jane takes the lead in Frank Darabont’s third adaptation and direction of a Stephen King novella, and the next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book. Part of King’s short story collection, Skeleton Crew, this tale has always been one of my favorites, and while the novella…

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Frank Darabont

If there is a near perfect drama film for me, it is the next recommendation in DK Canada’s The Movie Book, The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont, who wrote the screenplay as well, basing it on the short story by Stephen King. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman headline at the iconic King-universe prison, Shawshank,…

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Shane Black

Robert Downey Jr returns to the big screen as Tony Stark, a man haunted and troubled by the events that befell the Avengers… Taking over directing duties from Jon Favreau, Shane Black, who seems to have a fascination for setting movies during the Christmas season (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss┬áBang Bang) also wrote the script alongside…

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)

Yup, back to Paradise Massachusetts (still lovely Nova Scotia) again. Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is back for more in the 7th telefilm based on the book series. This installment picks up three weeks after No Remorse. The town council has granted Stone early retirement, and because of the way they handled the…

Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)

It’s time to head back to Paradise Massachusetts (read as Nova Scotia) again. Picking up shortly after the last film ended, Robert B Parker’s creation Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is still on the outs with the town council, and suspended from his position as Chief. In fact, the force is down to two members for…

Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)

It is time to head back to Paradise, Massachusetts. This time around, Robert B. Parker’s creation of Police Chief Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is involved in an investigation that is not based on the series of Jesse Stone novels. That is something that sounds like it’s putting the series on Thin Ice as they stray…

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

Back to Paradise I go, to visit with Tom Selleck as Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone in another mystery. This time, Jesse, under the advice of Dr. Dix (William Devane), Jesse tries to find something that will keep him busy, to be important to him, to stave off his alcoholism. He has Rose (Kathy Baker),…