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.
Lend your eyes to this unconventional Asian police thriller, but keep your ears.
Thriller Rod Lott
A slaughtered pig hangs in the middle of a room, at which Inspector Bun
(Lau Ching Wan, “Black Mask”) stabs. Then he zips himself up in a
suitcase and asks a colleague to push him down a stairwell. Then he cuts
off his own ear as a going-away present for his boss.
Action Rod Lott
While nowhere near infallible as the title may suggest, Immortals is superior to the other recent big-budget epic to take a comic-book look at mythology, the Clash of the Titans remake. Immortals also is more coherent — not completely coherent, but enough to keep me from dozing off.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
In an abandoned lab in Jackson, Fla., one Dr. Leopold (Marshall Grauer)
completes a seven-year project to mutate and transform himself from a
mild-mannered, dumpy-looking mad scientist to an upright, green-scaled
creature (Wade Popwell) who retains all of the doc's mental functions
and artistic abilities.