Oh, Lord, this film is as funny as it is strange. And ‘strange’ is an understatement.
Comedy Rod Lott
As "The Catechism Cataclysm" begins, the audience first hears that this
is "110 percent a real story." Although it's said by a priest, take it
with a sack of salt — not just because he's not speaking to us, but
because writer/director Todd Rohal's unconventional (to say the least)
comedy is all about effing with viewers.
Do not pass ‘go.’ Do not collect $200. Do not watch this.
Documentary Rod Lott
For my entire existence, I was under the impression Monopoly was a board
game. Wrong! According to those interviewed in the feature documentary
“Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story,” it is “about life” and “like
life.” To have a set sit on your shelf is “a great source of pride.”
In terms of value for your time, this ‘Weapon’ may prove lethal.
Action Rod Lott
Opening the disc for "Yakuza Weapon" is the trailer for Donnie Yen's
"Flash Point," which looks incredible. In. Cred. Ible. Sadly, it’s
nearly the high point of the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, after the feature’s
Colorforms-esque closing credits.
Documentary Phil Bacharach
If you like rock ’n’ roll or drugs — or, perish the thought, even both —
chances are you've gone through a Doors phase. Most likely that
presumed phase was back in high school, when your parents didn't
understand you and disheveled self-destruction was the height of
Drama Rod Lott
Let’s talk Oscar’s harshest snubs this year: Michael Fassbender in “Shame.” Pretty much everything related to “Drive.” And now, "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within," Brazil’s entry in the category for Best Foreign Language Film. It didn’t make the cut to the five nominees.