Comedy Rod Lott
Between 1977's "The Squeeze" and now 1980's "The Traveling Executioner,"
Warner Archive singlehandedly is keeping alive the legend that was
Stacy Keach: that before too many bad choices and one coke arrest
derailed his career, the actor was quite the screen sensation.
Not as great as Walken flying through a hotel, but still ...
Were you one of the 7.3 million viewers who broke a basic-cable record by tuning in to the sophomore-season premiere of “The Walking Dead”?
Yeah? How about that first half-hour, huh? Whoa! A series best, amiright? And zombies in church? Whaddup wit’ dat, huh? And that final shot, too! Wow! Hey, is it weird that even a dirt-streaked and sweat-stained Laurie Holden still sets my heart a-flutter? Agree — didn’t think so. Oh, and that stomach scene! Eewww! I know, right? Ha!
Regardless of whether or not that made any sense, feast your eyes on the trailer for “The Walken Dead,” brought to our attention by the good people of the Nerdist podcast. No, it’s not real. Yes, it’s funny. Yes, it could use more cowbell. —Rod Lott
Comedy Rod Lott
You couldn't live through the mid-'90s without hitting a Quentin
Tarantino wannabe: "2 Days in the Valley," "Things to Do in Denver When
You're Dead," "Albino Alligator," "Love and a .45," "The Boondock
Saints," "Killing Zoe," "Destiny Turns on the Radio." Gawd, weren't they
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
In a true tour-de-force performance, the late, great Tony Randall takes
on seven roles in this long-beloved, charming 1964 fantasy from
legendary sci-fi producer George Pal. After a too-long period of being
out of print, it's back from Warner Archive.
Jenna Fischer needs no 'Help,' giving a range-widening performance.
Drama Rod Lott
Although "A Little Help" tries to make us believe it has presented "The
Office"'s Jenna Fischer unattractive — as if! — the dramedy is worth
seeing, assuming your expectations are kept reasonably in check.
Thriller Rod Lott
Since the 2005 French thriller "13 Tzameti" was pretty good on its own,
why bother to remake it? I have a theory: Sad to say, most Americans
won't willingly watch movies that are in black and white, or have
subtitles, or don't have famous faces they recognize. And they sure as
hell won't watch movies that fall into all three categories of
"liabilities," as "13 Tzameti" does.
‘The Human Centipede II’ madman’s got legs, and he knows how to use them. You’ve been warned.
Horror Rod Lott
Anyone who can recall our review last year of “The Human Centipede
(First Sequence)” may remember an observation that the film’s events
weren’t as graphic as everyone expected — that they could’ve been much