Sci-Fi Rod Lott
When I first saw Holy Motors,
it was in a way that would make director Leos Carax cry, “Mon dieu!”:
on a small window on my computer screen. That’s hardly the proper
showcase for a film that set Cannes all abuzz, especially for courting
year-end votes from critics’ groups.
Drama Rod Lott
With magic-themed movies The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Now You See Me on the way, Hollywood is all about the abracadabra these days. If that exposes more eyeballs to 2011’s The Great Magician, good.
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.
Action Rod Lott
With the Cohen Film Collection, we may have another Criterion
Collection-level provider of classic movies in the making, if its
Blu-ray presentation of The Thief of Bagdad is any indication.
Action Rod Lott
Although front-and-center on the Blu-ray box and the film’s trailers, Expendables team member Jet Li takes more of a supporting role in The Sorcerer and the White Snake.
This shouldn’t be a surprise; about to turn 50, the guy isn’t as spry
as he used to be. What is a surprise is how kid-friendly the Hong Kong
film is. With little exception, it’s practically made for them.
Horror Rod Lott
Members of cleaning services expect to find the unexpected. For Elvis
(Erlend Nervold) and Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) of the No Shit Cleaning
Service, that means uncovering a naked woman submerged in a basement
bathtub, yet alive, in shock and with tubes down her throat.
CFN Gazette staff
Good news for lovers of homegrown sci-fi/fantasy lit.
Oklahoma-born-and-bred author C.J. Cherryh’s four-part series The
Morgaine Stories is primed for a jump to the big screen. Luckily, the
transformation from book to movie doesn’t require a secret spell or