Today's two mid-week releases couldn't be more different, with 50 Cent's semi-autobiographical fairy tale Get Rich or Die Tryin' spelling everything out for its audience, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's superb Pulse providing little explanation for its confounding action. If you have to pick one, go with the Japanese import.
Of these three upcoming films, the first two are good. The third, well, let's just say that Tom Arnold should quit writing movies.
For anyone craving '70s-era sexploitation horror films, I've also checked out the new DVD for Joe Sarno's The Devil's Plaything.
The Devil's Plaything - DVD (Slant magazine)
On Friday, I'll have reviews of Derailed and Zathura. And it goes without saying that new site reviews can be found below, including my takes on Mad Hot Ballroom, The Howling and an earlier Kurosawa effort, Séance.