CFN Gazette staff
There’s no better way around this: Oklahomans like to boink. Shtup. Roll
in the hay. Get it on. Bang a gong. File acts of congress. Adjust the
horizontal knob. Kern-hole. Unite for the greater good.
Horror Rod Lott
Despite being unleashed from Twisted Pictures, those people who brought us all those Saws, The Tortured has
sat in the shelf now for about two years, skipping a wide release on
its way to DVD. It's easy to see why: It's strong, sick stuff that
delights in punching and kicking its audience as its vengeful characters
do their prey.
Drama Rod Lott
Sienna Miller looks every bit the Hitchcock blonde she plays in The Girl,
an HBO original film about the relationship between actress Tippi
Hedren and the director who gave her not only her big break, but big
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.
Comedy Rod Lott
It's been several years since we've gotten a good parody movie. With
the release of Supernatural Activity, it's obvious we
may have to wait several more. Found-footage horror is ripe for a
ripping, but this one isn't it.
Horror Rod Lott
Boris Karloff plays one of The Sorcerers in an obscure 1967 thriller from Warner Archive. To be more precise, he’s Dr. Marcus Monserrat, “practitioner of medical hypnosis.” Yet what he and his wife (Catherine Lacey, The Lady Vanishes) really itch to try out is something more sinister.