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Topic: Blu-ray

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

It's no mystery: This heroic whodunit rules.


Action

Rod Lott
Part costume drama, part fantasy, part mystery, part action and all imaginative, "Detective Dee & The Mystery of the Phantom Flame" marks a return to form for master director Tsui Hark, who helped popularize Hong Kong films in the Western hemisphere in the 1990s with the likes of the "Once Upon a Time in China" series and the Jackie Chan vehicle "Twin Dragons," but has weathered a string of more recent misses in "Zu Warriors," "Black Mask 2" and collaborations with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Idiot Brother

Oh, 'Brother,’ why bother?


Comedy

Rod Lott
Paul Rudd was absolutely hilarious opposite Rashida Jones! In "I Love You, Man." Paul Rudd was absolutely hilarious opposite Elizabeth Banks! In "Role Models."
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Intruder

'Irv, cleanup on aisle everywhere!'


Horror

Rod Lott
Think back to 1989: Down at the Ranch Market, you could get something Xeroxed for just 15 cents, or buy a whole pack of cigs for $1.89!
 
Friday, December 2, 2011

The Hangover Part II

The wolf pack is back. Plus, a monkey.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Considerable criticism has been lobbed at "The Hangover Part II" for essentially resurrecting the story template of the first film. Yeah, but really, what else could you expect them to do? Besides, it's not like director/co-writer Todd Phillips just used the same jokes.
 
Monday, December 5, 2011

Another Earth

This intriguing sci-fi drama goes slightly out of orbit.


Sci-Fi

Phil Bacharach
You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It’s chimps ahoy with the latest ‘Planet of the Apes’ adventure.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Say what you will about Tim Burton’s widely despised 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” but if it hadn't made serious bank, this prequel would not exist.
 
Monday, December 12, 2011

Triple Tap

Let’s call it a third on-target.


Action

Rod Lott
Fresh from directing Jackie Chan in “Shinjuku Incident,” Derek Yee begins “Triple Tap” with a fun sequence of a marksman competition on an obstacle course of sorts, where sharpshooter Ken (Louis Koo, “Triad Election”) and cop Jerry (Daniel Wu, “Robin-B-Hood”) break records as rivals.
 
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gurozuka

You've got 'Ring' around the collar!


Horror

Rod Lott
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Japanese students stumble upon a mysterious tape featuring a girl with long, black, stringy hair who soon appears in real life to kill.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shark Night

Compared to 'Jaws,' it's all gums, but that's OK.


Horror

Rod Lott

With a title like "Shark Night," you know exactly what you're going to get: a dumb thriller about sharks eating people.
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Warrior

Puts the 'A' in MMA.


Drama

Rod Lott
In Pittsburgh, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy, "Inception") shows up on the doorstep of his three-years-sober father (Nick Nolte, "Arthur"), but the reunion isn't exactly sunny.
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
 
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