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This Week on DVD: The Losers, Cop Out, Mother

  • FilmJunk
If you're looking for a movie to buy or rent this week, for once there are plenty of options including Kevin Smith's Cop Out, The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana, and The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Bong Joon-Ho's stunning thriller Mother also hits stores today along with one of his older films called Barking Dogs Don't Bite, the Belgian stop motion animated film A Town Called Panic, and the Oscar-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Also, you definitely don't want to pass up on the action and the drama of Jersey Shore: Season One Uncensored or the educational value of Peter Serafinowicz's mock science show Look Around You. What will you be picking up this week? Cop Out [1] (+ Blu-ray [2]) The Losers [3] (+ Blu-ray [4]) The Runaways [5] (+ Blu-ray [6]) Mother [7] (+ Blu-ray [8]) Barking Dogs Never Bite [9] The Bong Joon-Ho
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[DVD Review] Ninja's Creed

Purely as a matter of discourse, it would be interesting to see if someone could cite a movie that's worse than this miserable catastrophe, that also boasts two bona fide Academy Award nominees on its cast list - even if they are such anonymous also-rans as Eric Roberts (1985's Runaway Train) and the late, great Pat Morita ('Wax on! Wax off!' 1984's The Karate Kid - seriously). An abominable, Frankenstein's monster of a movie, Ninja's Creed purports itself to be a psychological thriller, stitched together from ideas stolen from the likes of The Princess Diaries, both Terminator movies, and capped with a laughably bad twist lifted wholesale from...well, to give that away would stamp out any hint of enjoyment from a film that already teeters on the brink of being unwatchable.

Painted as one desperate man's fever dream recollection, Ninja's Creed comes to us in the form of a great deal of (unreliable?
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'Narcissus,' 'Red Shoes' and 'A Town Called Panic' Top This Week's DVD and Blu-ray Releases

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Black Narcissus (Criterion Collection) I just wrote up my review of both this and The Red Shoes, both of which are being released today from Criterion on DVD and Blu-ray. In my opinion, Black Narcissus is a must own. This is a great movie and a great way to introduce yourself to the work of Powell, Pressburger and Cardiff. On top of everything there is to discuss about this film from performances, to direction, to camerawork, to color, to visual effects, it's a film that has it all. You can read my full review right here. A Town Called Panic I almost made this the top pick of the week, but it just wouldn't have been right and even though I am not one of the most ardent fans of The Red Shoes it still feels wrong to place
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Ninja’s Creed Silently Scheduled to Bow on Region 1

I’m not sure what to make of Babar Ahmed’s action flick “Ninja’s Creed” (aka “Royal Kill”). Although IMDb has the film listed as a 2009 title, the picture co-stars the late Pat Morita, who passed away back in 2005. How long this thing has been sitting around is anybody’s guess. However, judging from the trailer I’ve carefully provided below, the movie doesn’t look half bad. Granted, I do have a soft spot for action flicks that feature lithe women performing wire-fu, so one should take that into serious consideration before putting their faith into anything of this nature. At least I’m warning you upfront, right? “Ninja’s Creed” starring Gail Kim, Eric Roberts, and Pat Morita will spin kick retail shelves on July 20th. The aforementioned clip resides below.
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An in-depth look at Royal Kill...

  • Fangoria
Hoping to follow in the success of his first serious journey into the cinematic field, writer/director Babar Ahmed (he won multiple awards on the festival circuit in 2003 for his debut feature Genius) turns his attention from the Romantic Drama department to the Action/Thriller genre with his latest effort, the martial arts-driven Royal Kill. The feature, compiled on a shoestring budget boasts an impressive cast, some great aerial camera shots, fluid action scenes and a few interesting script surprises. Having commanded an extended theatrical run due to it’s surprising embrace, Royal Kill looks to be a marked improvement, and drastic career boost for the daring Babar Ahmed.

In honor of the Kings seventh child, seven questions with Babar Ahmed:

Matt Molgaard (Fangoria): Tell me the schedule in which Royal Kill was filmed on.

Babar Ahmed: We finished our filming in 2007. We had however, filmed Pat Morita
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'Royal Kill' Producers Elated by Film's Awfulness

  • Cinematical
Know what's fun? When a production company tries to sell its film by reminding us of its unstoppable awfulness. It' doesn't happen all that often, but yesterday I received an email from the production company behind a new action flm called Royal Kill -- and the email was basically a miniature press release about a powerfully negative Washington Post review of Royal Kill. (The film was shot in D.C., which probably explains why it opened -- and got reviewed -- there).

I'll include the rest of the awesome press release after the jump, but here's the gist: According to the IMDb, Royal Kill packs a cast list that includes Eric Roberts, "Lalaine," Wrestlemania's Gail Kim, and the late Pat Morita as "exhibition manager." Apparently it's just a really rotten low-budget action flick, and Dan Zak's Post review certainly doesn't inspire a lot of interest, but to get a publicity
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Election Day timeline

Election Day timeline
From the tiny township of Dixville Notch, N.H., to the sidewalks of Santa Monica, voters flocked to the polls in record numbers Tuesday in what is arguably the most important as well as the most exhilarating election in decades. And for these last crucial 24 hours, the media -- starting abroad with foreign broadcasters, the worldwide blogosphere, cable news networks, radio pundits and the Big Four -- rose to the occasion with blanket coverage of the historic returns. The Hollywood Reporter also fielded a global team to provide readers with a blow-by-blow rundown of the round-the-clock highlights. All times Est.

2 a.m. MSNBC reports amazing numbers from the Minnesota Senate race. With 89% of precincts reporting, Norm Coleman leads Al Franken by 172 votes -- 1,048,956 to 1,048,784. (Read more about Franken's too-close-to-call race)

1:03 a.m. Ktla cuts from its election coverage to show breaking news of a high-speed pursuit.

12:50 a.m.
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