Tag: On Disc

  • An End to Streaming?

    An End to Streaming?

    “Why Don’t You Have Netflix Yet?” or “Ever Since I Started Streaming, I’ve Saved So Much Money on DVDs!” These were the comments when Netflix first emerged, and they didn’t particularly excite me. We had no interest in Netflix because there was nothing on it that we watched. So, jokingly, I said, “If Star Trek…

  • Disco Dancing: Saturday Night Fever

    Disco Dancing: Saturday Night Fever

    There’s a lot to be said about Saturday Night Fever. That it was based on a fabrication of New York’s disco culture. That it’s dated. That it lacks nice, wholesome characters. But despite all that, I believe the film still has something to say. That appearances can be deceiving, and that a superficial judgment does…

  • Doctor Who: longest running SF show

    Doctor Who: longest running SF show

    Formerly, before the internet, I used to read a lot and watch a lot of television. That has all changed now, thanks to the internet and growing up. But there’s still one program, one series, where my guy and I sit down to watch. And that’s Doctor Who, on BBC1, on Saturday evenings. Doctor Who…

  • Weekly Watch #5

    Weekly Watch #5

    This week, not many new series. On Sunday, we’re finally diving into the third season of an old TV series on disc. And Saturday remains Star Trek night. Our new series on Sunday turns out to be a hit, and I’ve managed to squeeze in a spot in our TV schedule for… a very old…

  • The Princess Bride – my perfect film

    The Princess Bride – my perfect film

    One of my favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.” It’s a film suitable for children aged 7 and up (although these days, it’s typically rated for 12-year-olds). And it’s also incredibly enjoyable for adults. Fantasy, humor, romance – all in just the right proportions, in a story that’s perfectly crafted.

  • The Pirate

    The Pirate

    The title suggests that this film is about a bloodthirsty pirate, full of swashbuckling and super-romantic moments. Well, yes, a little bit. But mostly, no. This musical, with too few musical numbers, is primarily a campy and over-the-top story where you need to take everything with a grain of salt. Definitely not to be taken…

  • Dune – favourite book to favourite film

    Dune – favourite book to favourite film

    Dune, also know as Arakis, the desert planet, was a place I encountered in a book. I was 15 years old. It’s a harsh and barren place, which triggered my imagination. Despite the dangerous environment it was a planet that was the center of a battle for dominance, for which people were prepared to kill…

  • West Side Story: from stage to film

    West Side Story: from stage to film

    West Side Story is a film from 2021 … No, wait: it’s from 1961 and it … Hold on: it’s originally a Broadway musical, for the theatre or, no, stop: it’s really just based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Gosh. As a Shakespeare groupie, I am amazed at how enduring and versatile the…