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Topic: dvd reviews

Scary Movie 2 / Scary Movie 3

Still as funny, which is to say kinda.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Trekkers and critics share the theory that every other "Star Trek" film — the even-numbered ones — are the better entries of the franchise. I think the same applies to the "Scary Movie" group.
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Others

THE LIGHT WILL KILL THEM!!!


Horror

Rod Lott
Among all Hollywood's stabs at ghost stories and haunted-house movies of late — your "Paranormal Activity" and whatnot — none can hold a candle to the old-fashioned Gothic chills of 2001's "The Others," still mega-creepy after all these years and now on Blu-ray.
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode

What’s up, doc? You didn’t put me in the Halloween mood.


Documentary

Rod Lott
There's a great documentary to tell the true story of Bram Stoker and his enduring creation, but “Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode” isn't it. What’s a “voivode”? You’ll find out, but that should be one indication as to this film’s lacking level of accessibility.
 
Monday, September 26, 2011

Scream 4

More like a whimper.


Horror

Rod Lott
To place “Scream 4” within its franchise, let’s talk superlatives: It’s the bloodiest, the shortest and the least satisfying.
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buck

It’s the cowboy way.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Love horses? You're going to love "Buck."
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Suicide and depression make for funny business in this one-woman show.


Comedy

Larry Laneer
A motion-picture version of Kristina Wong’s one-woman stage show “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has been released, and it proves one thing: She’s no Ken Kesey. Thank goodness.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Police Story: Season One

The arresting ’70s crime classic was worth the wait.


Television series

Rod Lott
Far too young to catch it when it debuted in 1973, I’ve literally waited decades to set my eyes on “Police Story,” the NBC anthology series that broke the mold for cops on the tube by adding realism. Reading creator Joseph Wambaugh’s recent episodic novels about Hollywood cops only strengthened my thirst.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Black Zoo

Admission to this sanguine safari is recommended.


Horror

Rod Lott
One wacky dude, this Michael Conrad (Michael Gough, Alfred in the "Batman" movies of Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher) of 1963's "Black Zoo." He's the owner of a zoo that appears to be the hottest hang-out in town — frequented not only by schoolchildren, but also newlyweds and hot college girls — and whose furry residents he calls "my children."
 
Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Phantom of Hollywood

Andrew Lloyd Webber spectacle < made-for-TV treatment.


Thriller

Rod Lott
So simple is the story of Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel, "The Phantom of the Opera," that it continues to be remade on stage and screen. More interesting, however, are not its adaptations, but those that tweak the setting to more contemporary, even oddball venues.
 
Friday, September 30, 2011

Shaft: The TV Movie Collection / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: 8-Movie Collection

Get 'Shaft'ed and cry 'U.N.C.L.E.' with these TV sets.


Television series

Rod Lott
Richard Roundtree is there, and so is Isaac Hayes' iconic, Oscar-winning theme, but "Shaft: The TV Movie Collection" isn't quite the "Shaft" of the 1970's feature-film trilogy. The operative word there: "TV," which means little of the R-rated shenanigans that made the character so popular.
 
Friday, September 30, 2011
 
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