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Burning Palms

A near-excellent work of jet-black comedy


Comedy

Rod Lott
Imagine if the storylines of Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts” weren’t so intertwined, and then separated and structured in a comic-book framework akin to George A. Romero’s “Creepshow.”
 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sucker Punch

Plenty of kick for an overnight rental


Action

Rod Lott
With "Sucker Punch," few in-betweeners exist. You either like it or you hate it with a fury of a thousand suns.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 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 Hangover Part II

The wolf pack is back. Plus, a monkey.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Considerable criticism has been lobbed at "The Hangover Part II" for essentially resurrecting the story template of the first film. Yeah, but really, what else could you expect them to do? Besides, it's not like director/co-writer Todd Phillips just used the same jokes.
 
Monday, December 5, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

This ain't no princess story.


Drama

Rod Lott
Definitely not to be confused with the Disney cartoon — or any adaptation of the fairy tale, for that matter — this Sleeping Beauty is kind of like if you chose one of the masked women from the orgy scene of Eyes Wide Shut, then were told her backstory for 101 minutes.
 
Monday, April 9, 2012
 
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