That Aug. 31 show of Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford proved nothin’ but a good time.
Music Louis Fowler
For one sweltering night, everyone at the Zoo Amphitheatre — young and
old, black and white, old-school hesher and decked-out hipster — were 16
years old again, living in the much-missed year of 1987, all without a
single hint of irony.
Comedy Rod Lott
That The Hangover director Todd Phillips has plans to helm an Americanization of the Danish comedy Klown (or Klovn) comes as neither a surprise nor a shock. I'd only be surprised if the remake can get within arm's length of equaling it.
Comedy Rod Lott
In the opening scene of Rock of Ages, the lead character of Sherrie (Julianna Hough, Footloose) leaves Oklahoma for California, and quite frankly, we're better off without her. Good riddance, girl.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
Prepare to have your mind violated. Beyond the Black Rainbow
hardly represents conventional storytelling, but the film is an
absolute visual feast. Expect sensuous rather than sense, and
open-minded movie lovers will be well-rewarded.
Thriller Rod Lott
For very different reasons, I'll watch any movie with Vincent Price,
Bill Murray, Jackie Chan or Carla Gugino. Falling into the first
category is 1962's Confessions of an Opium Eater, a rare Price vehicle rare no more, thanks to a DVD debut from Warner Archive.
Thriller Rod Lott Rites of Passage's
box art of boring actors’ faces should switch with the illustration
adorning the actual disc: a play on the ol' skull and crossbones logo,
but using a sock monkey and shotguns. That's what convinced me
the film might be worth its 102 minutes. Ultimately, it's not, but its
first half makes for an interesting mess.