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Topic: blu-ray

The Three Musketeers

All for one, and all that jazz.


Action

Rod Lott
All these centuries, who knew Alexandre Dumas' most famous novel needed ninjas? At least I think that's what you could call the hooded warrior who emerges from the water with weapon at the ready at the opening of The Three Musketeers, Hollywood's latest in a long line of adaptations of the 1884 classic, this ship steered with a steampunk touch by Paul W.S. Anderson, whose adventure credits include Death Race, Alien vs. Predator and Mortal Kombat.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

A Lonely Place to Die

George vs. gorge.


Thriller

Rod Lott
With A Lonely Place to Die — which is not to be confused with A Horrible Way to Die, which I did for the better part of last year because those titles are just too damn similar — we have an excellent example of why I neither climb mountains nor go hiking.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

This 300 parody registers as a 0.


Comedy

Rod Lott
I understand 300 was a huge hit, but was it such a cultural milestone that it deserves — by my count — three feature-length parodies? And if it does, why not a good one? Hell, I'd settle for a mediocre one.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

Strip Nude for Your Killer

Sit down and Strip — we won’t tell.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Containing one of film history's all-time best titles, 1975's Strip Nude for Your Killer is one kinky kicker of a giallo, which is evident from its first shot.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

Camel Spiders

Welcome to the arac war.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Camel Spiders is no Arachnophobia, but it does try to be anything but the cheap creature feature that it is. Like the recent Sharktopus and Dinoshark, it’s another science-gone-wrong pic from producer Roger Corman, and even my 6-year-old son was able to recognize one of the man’s filmmaking tenets from scene one: "Already action already!"
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Splintered

The title perfectly describes my attention span with this would-be shocker.


Horror

Rod Lott
Splintered is the third movie I've seen this month opening with a group of young people getting lost while driving through the wild, and they’re so far gone, the GPS is useless.
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Urbanized

If you build it, they will watch.


Documentary

Rod Lott
In my next life, I'm going to be an architect. I knew that before watching Urbanized, the documentary on the magic of cities, but now it's solidified.
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Wizards

Ralph Bakshi makes movie magic.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Ralph Bakshi's Wizards is an imperfect animated feature in script, but told with such imagination and artistry that it's a winner nonetheless. Like much of the writer/director's work, if not all, the 1977 film has survived on cult following alone. Why else would it be getting a 35th-anniversary edition?
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

The Descendants

Say ‘aloha’ to a smart film about a fractured family.


Drama

Rod Lott
Once the Oscar contender to beat — until The Artist swooped in and did just that — The Descendants is the oddest kind of road movie: one in which the roads don’t exist at all. The travels undertaken by George Clooney’s harried, married Matt King character in this dramedy are done so mostly via plane, as he criss-crosses three of Hawaii’s eight islands in search of a stranger he doesn’t want to face, but stalks with great determination nonetheless.
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely long and incredibly cloying.


Drama

Rod Lott
How? Of all the films that could have filled that ninth Best Picture slot at this year's Academy Awards, how did Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close get there? Manipulation is one thing; manipulation soaked in implausibility is another entirely: Oscar bait of the worst, most despicable order.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
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