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Wrecked

I can haz Predators?


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Rod Lott
Think about a really funny joke you were told. Would you like it as much if the setup were thrice as long as the punch line required?
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Super Hybrid

We find it guilty of vehicular manslaughter.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Hey, have you seen this year's new model? I don't even think Car & Driver has covered it yet. Get this: It drives by itself.
 
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock: A Legacy of Suspense

How's 29 hours of Hitch suit you?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Alfred Hitchcock's early films are no stranger to bargain-priced box sets of DVDs, but not usually all in one place. Or almost in one place.
 
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey wants to show you his legal briefs.


Thriller

Doug Bentin
Ever since the glory days of “Perry Mason,” I’ve been a sucker for stories about slick lawyers who live along the thin line of professional ethics, sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other.
 
Monday, August 15, 2011

The Clinic

Probably should've miscarried.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Aussie thriller “The Clinic” begins on Christmas Eve 1979, "six years before the advent of DNA testing," the odd title read, and the visibly pregnant Beth (Tabrett Bethell, TV’s “Legend of the Seeker”) and Cameron (Andy Whitfield, TV’s “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) are headed to spend it with her mother.
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Source Code

This little thriller makes every minute count.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Following in the frenzied footsteps of such brain-screwers as Christopher Nolan's "Memento," "The Prestige" and "Inception" comes the equally intelligent "Source Code," director Duncan Jones' follow-up to his earlier acclaimed mind-bender "Moon."
 
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Limitless

Bradley Cooper gets smart in an intelligent thriller about intelligence.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Meet Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper, "The Hangover Part II"), a near-penniless sci-fi novelist with an impending deadline, writer's block and not one word put to digital paper. Then a chance meeting on
 
Monday, July 25, 2011

The George Sanders Saint Movie Collection

'The Saint' goes marching in, times five!


Thriller

Rod Lott
Val Kilmer’s stab at resurrecting The Saint as a film franchise bombed big in 1997 (I liked it, FWIW), but in Hollywood’s Golden Age, there were no such troubles.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cracks

Go Green with this strong psychological thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Eva Green hit moviegoers’ collective radar as eye candy in “The Dreamers” and “Casino Royale,” which makes her stellar performance in “Cracks” that much more remarkable.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

24 Hours to Kill / Assignment to Kill

Spies, lies and ... Mickey Rooney?!?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Why not “Kill” a few hours with a couple of forgotten, mid-’60s spy flicks from Warner Archive?
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Avalanche Express

Well, at least the avalanche part is cool.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Just last week, a friend was telling me how much he loves movies “set in snowy locales.” Those were his exact words, and he was serious.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Deliver Us from Evil

Sibling rivalry implodes — oh, brother!


Thriller

Rod Lott
With "Nightwatch" director Ole Bornedal at the helm, the Danish thriller "Deliver Us from Evil" has a lot of promise ... and a lot to lose.
 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brotherhood

A surprisingly tense study in fratricide


Thriller

Rod Lott
I knew there were reasons I didn't bother to join a college fraternity.
 
Friday, June 17, 2011

Report to the Commissioner / Harry in Your Pocket

Two great '70s crime thrillers


Thriller

Rod Lott
So ripe were the 1970s for great crime thrillers that we’ve forgotten about a lot of them, through no fault of our own.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Unknown

Only if you're really 'Taken' with Liam Neeson


Thriller

Rod Lott
In "Unknown," his third at-bat under the Dark Castle Entertainment banner, director Jaume Collet-Serra ("Orphan," "House of Wax") delivers his most accomplished film yet.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
 
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