Sci-Fi Rod Lott
Britain’s on high alert after a plane falls from the sky from unknown
causes. Terrorist attack, perhaps? At a 24-hour storage facility — hence
the film’s title, Storage 24 — the ensuing crash has locked down its security system, effectively trapping people inside. Oh, and one gnarly alien.
Thriller Rod Lott
It’s not difficult to see what Martin Scorsese saw in Easy Money
to lend his name to it as presenter to American audiences: a lot of
himself. The 2010 Swedish film is a crime epic cast in the mold of Goodfellas or Casino, yet still its own thing. A smash as Snabba Cash in its native land, where it’s already spawned two sequels, the movie now arrives on DVD.
Drama Rod Lott
How weird that K-11 is attracting more attention for who the director is (the mother of Twilight
starlet Kristen Stewart) than for its outlandish subject matter
(transgendered inmates). That oversight is as insane as this movie, new to VOD.
Horror Rod Lott Grudge guru Takashi Shimizu isn’t at a career apex. His 2009 film, The Shock Labyrinth, was a dud. His latest American effort, the airline ghost story 7500, was supposed to come out in theaters last summer, but got pushed to next month. So I hoped Tormented, a 2011 J-horror effort fresh to Blu-ray on these shores, might mark a return to form.
Horror Rod Lott
When viewers insert the DVD of 13 Eerie
into their player, and the menu loads, they’ll be greeted by a crude
but cute animation of the cover’s creature doing a little jig. I don’t
think it’s meant to be amusing as I took it, but it is a sign that the
movie isn’t your average, ordinary zombie film.
Comedy Rod Lott
We’re slipping, America. It look to Ireland to make the best horror comedy in recent memory, Stitches. The subgenre is one of the toughest to pull off — a feat about as rare as finding a four-leaf clover.
Comedy Rod Lott
In case there were any question, Dead in France
is a black comedy. Take the opening scene, for instance, in which a man
takes a fatal fall from a cliff, but not before hitting his head on the
rocks several times during the trip, grunting a painful “Oof!” with
each knock to the noggin.