Thriller Rod Lott
Xavier Gens' The Divide
begins with a bang — a nuclear incident, to be precise — but goes out
with a whimper. For a film with one of the strongest trailers in recent
memory, it disappoints just as heavily. Divide, it will.
Action Rod Lott
Since 2005, Synapse Films has helped keep the sticky-floored spirit of
grindhouse cinema alive by issuing collections of coming attractions
under the 42nd Street Forever banner. Interested parties can catch up on the half-dozen titles thus far on DVD (I have, minus the lone XXX-Treme one) or opt for the new Blu-ray Edition. It's essentially a "greatest hits" piece, culling 80 trailers from all previous volumes.
Action Rod Lott
I commend you, Kill Speed,
for trying to win audience favor, by killing off a drunk Tom Arnold in
your opening scene. We don’t see enough junkie’s trailers being blown up
these days in such a spectacular fashion. Yet with the level of
enjoyment free-falling from there, you quickly prove yourself the year’s
worst action movie.
Don’t go near the directorial debut of Vincent D’Onofrio.
Horror Rod Lott
New to DVD, 2010’s Don't Go in the Woods is not to be confused with 1981’s Don't Go in the Woods.
That one was a cheap slasher movie; this one is a cheap slasher movie
in which characters wonder what John Fogerty and the Donner party have
in common, and then sing songs.
Even if her movie does not, Kathleen Turner shines as a moralistic matriarch.
Drama Rod Lott
The joke of The Perfect Family, of course, is that no such thing exists. Yet in the film, just as in real life, some people put on airs that suggest otherwise. The situation at the The joke of The Perfect Family,
of course, is that no such thing exists. Yet in the film, just as in
real life, some people put on airs that suggest otherwise. The situation
at the heart of this dramedy is timely, if also a bit made-for-TV.