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Topic: dvd reviews

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

While well-made, this bee movie may agri-vate many viewers.


Documentary

Rod Lott
If nothing else, “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” is sure to catch your attention: Its opening scenes show a topless woman covered — cov-ered — in bees.
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Night Train Murders

For effective Italian chills, choo-choo-choose this!


Horror

Rod Lott
Blue Underground's cover of the Blu-ray debut of 1975's "Night Train Murders" bears the blurb, "More reprehensible than 'Last House on the Left'!"
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mr. Popper’s Penguins / The Smurfs

Doing Dad’s dirty work again.


Comedy

Audrey Lott
Hello, it’s me, Audrey. I’m still in sixth grade.
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Julia’s Eyes

Jeepers creepers, where’d you get those peepers?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Once more, the films Guillermo del Toro chooses to produce, I find more interesting than the ones he chooses to direct.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dead Hooker in a Trunk

Trust me: Leave it locked up.


Action

Rod Lott
As Adam West once famously spoke as Batman, “Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb.”
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Don’t Let Him In

Don't!


Thriller

Rod Lott
One of the many joys of “Grindhouse” was Edgar Wright’s fake trailer for “Don’t,” which  hilariously poked fun at the thrillers and frighteners of the 1970s whose titles warned viewers not to go somewhere or do something: “Don’t Open Till Christmas,” “Don’t Go in the Basement,” “Don’t Look in the Attic,” etc.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Texas Killing Fields

Don’t mess with ‘Texas,’ a crime story whose limited release is criminal.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Great crime movies run in the family.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012

Modern Family: The Complete Second Season / The League: The Complete Season Two

One’s a monster hit. The other deserves to be.


Television series

Rod Lott
Two recent second-season Blu-ray releases of Fox's TV comedy hits are a show that everyone I know watches and an even better show that nobody I know watches. They are, respectively, "Modern Family" and "The League," and couldn't be more different.
 
Monday, January 23, 2012

Dirty Girl

Set (but not shot) in Oklahoma, ‘Dirty Girl’ almost makes a clean getaway.


Drama

Rod Lott
Set in Norman in 1987, yet looking more like 1981, is “Dirty Girl,” the feature debut of former Normanite Abe Sylvia — and a partly autobiographical one at that, I assume.
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

An urban mystery is paved with mad intentions in this marvelous documentary.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Imagine coming across a homemade tile on a city street or sidewalk bearing the enigmatic, four-line message of “TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOVIE 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER.” Now imagine coming across dozens of such tiles.
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
 
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