The Big Heat (1953) – Fritz Lang

The next big title in DK Books’ highly informative and entertaining The Movie Book is Fritz Lang’s iconic film M, which I have previously reviewed, but on the What Else to Watch list I came across a title I had’t seen or reviewed before and was eager to dive into, Lang’s 1953 cop noir Thee…

Quantum Leap (1991) – Private Dancer and Piano Man

Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in the body of a male stripper, Rod ‘The Bod’ in Private Dancer. Written by Paul Brown this episode first aired on 20 March, 1991. As Rod, Al (Dean Stockwell) informs Sam that he is there to help a young, deaf, waitress, and hopeful dancer, Dianna (Rhondee Beriault) and stop…

Quantum Leap (1990) – All-Americans and Her Charm

  Sam (Scott Bakula) is going for the touchdown in the first episode up for review this week. All-Americans was penned by Paul Brown and Bellisario, and directed by John Cullum. It aired 17 January, 1990. It’s 6 November, 1962, and Sam has leaped into high schooler Eddie Vega. Along with his best friend Chuey…

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Murder By Night and On The Fly

  It’s time for a classic noir whodunnit in the first episode up this week. Murder By Night originally aired 14 January, 1987 and was written by Robert Hamilton. This episode sees Magnum (Tom Selleck) as a private investigator in the 1940s, nosing around the murder of a newspaper publisher, Maxfield. All the familiar faces…

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) – Eugene Lourie

  My sci-fi journey continues with the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, as I dive into the first title recommended following a viewing of King Kong, which I’ve previously reviewed here. The most enjoyable aspect of this film, is Ray Harryhausen’s animation of the titular monster, which is vaguely Saurian, but unlike…

The Scarlet Gospels (2015) – Clive Barker

  I’ve been looking forward to this book since I first heard Barker was working on it. I’m a fan, and I couldn’t wait to see what happens when two of his most iconic creations meet in what he promised would be the final tale of the Cenobite known universally as Pinhead. But the Hell…

Airwolf (1986) – Day of Jeopardy and Desperate Monday

  Airwolf flies into action again in these two episodes! First up is Day of Jeopardy which aired 25 January, 1986 and was written by Everett Chambers and Rick Kelbaugh. It also boasts guest stars Anne Lockhart and G. Gordon Liddy. Stringfellow¬†Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) is less than pleased when the identity of a witness he’s…

Almost Human S01E05 – Blood Brothers

  This week we take on the ideas of murder, cloning and a medium psychic (though on a good day, she’s a petite psychic)… Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) is in court monitoring the trial of a murderer named Avery (Graham Miller), and awaiting the testimony of two sequestered and protected witnesses. When one of the…

Police Story (1985) – Jackie Chan

For this entry on the 101 Action Movies, Jackie Chan directs, stars, and choreographs in a no holds barred, knock-down stunt-filled flick. With an opening sequence that Bay stole for Bad Boys II, which sees a trio of vehicles busting their way through a shanty town, Chan keeps the action and the humor coming full…