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DVD reviews

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Ready, ‘Set,’ go!

Bruce, bullets and lines to make Mom blush.

By Rod Lott August 9th, 2011

I miss the days when Bruce Willis ruled action cinema. His “Expendables” role last year was nice, but just a cameo, so while we await the in-development “Die Hard 5,” we’ll make do with whatever project into which he puts his shiny, bald head.

Come Sept. 20, that project is “Set Up,” a straight-to-video flick about a diamond heist gone wrong. Willis stars with rapper 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe (last seen hopping nude with celery shoved up his hindquarters in “Macgruber”)  and MMA fighter Randy Couture, making this an “Expendables” reunion for him and Bruce.

You should check out the trailer just to hear Willis deliver a filthy line at the end. It’s not quite as memorable as John McClane’s “yippee-kay-yay,” but I’ll take it. —Rod Lott

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