Friday, May 10, 2019

Cinema Cycle: Space Archive - Shuttle Downlink: The Repair Of Solar Max


One of the reasons I started collecting Laserdiscs were archival / documentary discs like this. Raw video feeds and stills of the Challenger mission to repair a large satellite with narration by the crew.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '67 Vol 7

The series is getting on here and the producers decided to make it a bit more tongue and cheek. Every episode starts out with the classic line "Mrs. Peel, We're Needed", to the ending where John and Emma banter about the ramifications of the solved mystery.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Cinema Cycle - Robin Hood

A glorious romp through Sherwood Forest with Flynn and Rathbone haming up the screen that almost becomes campy. Made all the better by the glorious Technicolor of the film where nothing is subtle. And men in tights, a lot of men in tights, in 12th century England......right.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cinema Cycle - Gossip Girl S1 E3

The more I watch this series the more of a guilty pleasure it becomes. It is well done from the production value / writing perspective. On the social perspective it is a prequel to the "Real Housewives of New York". How do youth act with no parental supervision and endless wealth in New York? Watch this to find out.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cinema Cycle - Classical Visions #5

A real hidden gem in my collection. Imagine very good classical music done by Monty Python. The imagery is surreal and at times very funny. But the music is excellent. Looking forward to seeing more in this series.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Cinema Cycle - Mr. Holland's Opus

Mix "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" with "It's A Wonderful Life" and you get this film. Which isn't as bad as you might think. While the plot is predictable, the acting is exceptional and the pacing is good. Glenne Headly, William H. Macy, Jay Thomas and Olympia Dukakis are all fun to watch here.