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Topic: DVD review

The Lost Future

It should be ‘Lost’ forever.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Sean Bean's at the center of a critically acclaimed, made-for-television effort that has him and his crew using many an antiquating weapon, from swords to bows.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Adventures in Pornoland

Goes flaccid fast.


Drama

Rod Lott
Strangely, the single most interesting aspect behind "Adventures in Pornoland" isn't even mentioned in the film or on its box: that its story is essentially a put-on, with only the actors playing the engaged couple in on the "joke." Everyone else presumably thought they were part of a documentary.
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rio Sex Comedy

Unfortunately, it fails to deliver on that third word.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In its opening moments, "Rio Sex Comedy" is instantly endearing, with Fisher Stevens’ character practically passing out over the sight of nude natives, followed by They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" driving the opening credits.
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

What movie love lurks in the heart of man? ‘Shadows’ knows.


Documentary

Rod Lott
At the start of the documentary “These Amazing Shadows,” various film lovers talk about the magic of going to the movies, using phrases like “window to the world” and “religious experience.” But the way things go at the multiplexes these days — texters, talkers, popcorn-munchers — when’s the last time you felt that sense of awe?
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Carey Treatment

Pro-life or pro-choice, you've gotta be pro-Coburn.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Here's the Michael Crichton movie you've never seen, probably because you may not have realized it was based on Crichton at all.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Inni

Beautiful, alien music gets a beautiful, alien concert film.


Documentary

Matt Carney
If you missed last night’s chance at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but like music, watch “Inni.” If you like film, watch “Inni.” Even if you liked Sigur Rós’ other concert documentary, “Heima,” go see “Inni.” I personally guarantee that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
 
Thursday, November 10, 2011

No Blade of Grass

If Al Gore made an apocalyptic action film ...


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Actor-turned-director Cornel Wilde (“The Naked Prey”) was way ahead of his time, as his 1970 eco-thriller “No Blade of Grass,” now out from Warner Archive, shows.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

The Family Tree / Father of Invention

Don't we get enough of this crap at home?


Comedy

Rod Lott
No more comedies about quirky, dysfunctional families, please — at least those in which the entire point is that said families are dysfunctional and quirky. That goes double if they go straight to video.
 
Monday, November 21, 2011

Psychic Experiment

I predict you'll loathe it.


Horror

Rod Lott
Slick direction, arresting visuals, palpable tension, appealing actors, a can't-miss concept — I'm describing not "Psychic Experiment," but a trailer that appeared before it on the DVD, for the upcoming "The Hunters." It looks kind of cool; I look forward to seeing it.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
 
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