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Topic: DVD review

The Sweet Life

'Sweet' tastes awful bitter


Comedy

Rod Lott
What's a cult-film company like Synapse doing with a romantic comedy like this? I'm still wondering.
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tekken

A video game comes to partial life in 'Tekken,' we reckon


Action

Rod Lott
Here's what I knew about the video game "Tekken" before watching the film it now has spawned: "Tekken" is a video game; I think it involves fighting.
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

24 Hours to Kill / Assignment to Kill

Spies, lies and ... Mickey Rooney?!?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Why not “Kill” a few hours with a couple of forgotten, mid-’60s spy flicks from Warner Archive?
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Evil Things

What 'Evil' lurks in the heart of man? Roll the tape!


Horror

Rod Lott
Hope you like found-footage movies, because the enormous return on a minuscule budget in the cases of two "Paranormal Activity" entries will guarantee many more. One of the latest, although skipping theaters, is "Evil Things."
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Haunted Summer

Scary, sexy summertime


Drama

Rod Lott
In the 1980s, Cannon Films primarily was frowned upon as a junk purveyor of low-rent actioners starring Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson and Caucasian ninjas.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oblivion

Cowboys and aliens, minus about $97,500,000.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
So many reasons exist to see “Oblivion,” a 1994 genre mishmash now seeing a long-overdue release courtesy of Shout! Factory. Here’s why:
 
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Take Me Home Tonight

More than just a great soundtrack.


Comedy

Rod Lott
If your mind reads the title "Take Me Home Tonight" and immediately follows it up with "I don't wanna let you go till you see the light," you're a part of the audience most likely to enjoy this movie.
 
Monday, July 11, 2011

Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking

Meditate on this: 'Zen' makes for excellent viewing.


Television series

Rod Lott
BBC's procedural mystery "Zen" is so good, it stands right alongside the superlative "Sherlock" and "Luther" in my book. Based on Michael Dibdin's series of 11 novels of Italy's antiheroic Detective Aurelio Zen, the show's first season is comprised of three 90-minute episodes, each at a quality equal to or above most feature films.
 
Monday, August 8, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock: A Legacy of Suspense

How's 29 hours of Hitch suit you?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Alfred Hitchcock's early films are no stranger to bargain-priced box sets of DVDs, but not usually all in one place. Or almost in one place.
 
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dream Home

Worth renting, no matter the asking price.


Horror

Rod Lott
Hong Kong has a serious housing problem. As "Dream Home" informs us, owning property is a near-impossibility for today's generation of working youth, because asking prices have bloated for up to $3,200 per square foot. Yes, that's in American dollars.
 
Monday, August 22, 2011
 
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