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Topic: dvd reviews

Shark Night

Compared to 'Jaws,' it's all gums, but that's OK.


Horror

Rod Lott

With a title like "Shark Night," you know exactly what you're going to get: a dumb thriller about sharks eating people.
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Warrior

Puts the 'A' in MMA.


Drama

Rod Lott
In Pittsburgh, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy, "Inception") shows up on the doorstep of his three-years-sober father (Nick Nolte, "Arthur"), but the reunion isn't exactly sunny.
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Last Hard Men / Sky Riders

While Coburn isn’t ‘Hard’ to like, some of his movies are.


Action

Rod Lott
As a recent release of a bitch-slappin' medical mystery reminded me, James Coburn is really as cool as Clint Eastwood, so I welcomed Shout! Factory’s new “Action Double Feature,” which places two of the late actor’s 1976 films on one DVD.
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds

Have a dollop of Dolph in your Boll.


Action

Rod Lott
Oh, to lead Dolph Lundgren's life! In the opening scenes of "In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds," his Granger character teaches a martial-arts class, goes home, drinks, sniffles, whistles, draws a bath and punches and/or kicks knife-wielding, hooded-robed intruders.
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Redline

On your mark ... get set ... anime!


Action

Rod Lott
Japan anime “Redline” imagines a future where racing isn’t such a big deal in the sports world any more, with the clear exception of the titular race, an anything-goes event held every five years.
 
Friday, January 6, 2012

Answer This!

Watch ‘This!’ But only if you really, really are forgiving when it comes to rom-coms.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Question: Which straight-to-video movie dares to set a coming-of-age story in the context of a citywide pub trivia tournament?
 
Monday, January 9, 2012

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

So funny, you’ll squeal like a pig.


Comedy

Rod Lott
No scientific studies exist as of yet, but I believe "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" has both the best and worst trailer of this century — best because it accurately portrays the comedy as genuinely clever and funny, worst because it gives away so many spoilers.
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy birthday, 007!

Bond goes Blu for hitting half a century.

One of cinema’s most beloved franchises — James Bond, agent 007 — celebrates 50 years of silver-screen spyin’ with “Bond 50,” a collectible box set of “all” 22 films on Blu-ray, from 1962’s “Dr. No” to 2008’s “Quantum of Solace.”

I say “all,” because it does not include 1983’s “Never Say Never Again” or 1967’s comedic “Casino Royale,” neither of which are considered part of the official 007 canon. 

Quibbling aside, what action-loving cinephile wouldn’t want to get his/her hands on that set? Although it has no official release date as of yet, it is up for pre-order. It’s safe to say “Bond 50” will hit shelves sometime around the time “Skyfall” lands in theaters, Nov. 9, with Daniel Craig making his third go-round as Bond ... James Bond. (For my money, Bond has never been better than Craig’s first outing, in 2006’s “Casino Royale.”)

The 23-disc set includes more than 130 hours of bonus features, some of which are never before seen. An extra disc is filled with brand-new content, not yet revealed. —Rod Lott

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Cold Sweat

Wanna see a terrific twisted thriller from Argentina? BAM!


Horror

Rod Lott
When Román (Facundo Espinosa, "The Motorcycle Diaries") tracks down his girlfriend to the apartment building of the guy she's been seeing behind his back, he isn't quite prepared for what he finds: two old guys menacing several young women with nitroglycerin, acid and other ridiculously volatile chemicals left over from a real-life 1975 uprising in Argentina.
 
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

When neighbors turn noxious.


Documentary

Rod Lott
In 1987, two young men new to San Francisco found an affordable-enough apartment painted Pepto-Bismol pink. It was their next-door neighbors who would have them seeing red ... and later green.
 
Monday, January 16, 2012
 
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