Lodi actor’s movie changed from ‘Bad Faith’ to ‘Karma Killers’
Scott Duns wrote and stars in “Karma Killers.”
- How to order the movie
DVD copies of the Lodi-based movie, “The Karma Killers,” will be available beginning Sept. 21 on the film’s website, www.badfaiththemovie.com and clicking onto “buy now.”
The DVD costs $15, plus $1.09 sales tax for a total of $16.09. If you order the DVD prior to Sept. 21, shipping will be free of charge, said Scott Duns, who wrote the script and stars in the movie. He and his wife, Kandy Duns, will autograph the presale copies of the DVD upon request.
Information is also available on the movie’s Facebook page, www.tinyurl.com/9chn4ox.
— Ross Farrow
- New films
Director: Pete Travis.
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby.
The plot: A cop trains with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug in a futuristic city.
‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
Director: Stephen Chbosky.
Starring: Logan Lerma, Emma Watson.
The plot: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Genre: Drama, romance.
- Film roundup
★★★ 1/2 (out of four)
The films stays tight and lean, even as it jumps back and forth in time to establish some backstory on the contents of the envelope — seemingly nothing more than a movie ticket with a smiley face drawn on it — and why the man is willing to kill Wilee to get it. Writer/director David Koepp (better known as a writer, with credits ranging from “Jurassic Park” and “Spider-Man” to “The Paper” and “Panic Room”) deserves kudos for keeping things stylish and well-edited, and moving the story along at a good clip to reach a satisfying payoff.
“The Expendables 2”
“The Expendables 2” seemed inevitable, and the idea of a franchise was most welcome — especially after it was promised that the sequel would amp up the action and camaraderie with the addition of full supporting roles for genre icons Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme (the first two appeared in the first film in cameo roles). The idea of these guys uniting for a giant orgy of ass kicking and bubblegum chewing was enough to make any action fan giddy with excitement, and it seemed like the kind of thing that couldn’t possibly go wrong: assemble the players, give them lots of guns, make a lot of stuff go boom — voila, instant awesomeness!
“The Bourne Legacy”
This spin-off (skillfully directed by veteran screenwriter and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tony Gilroy, of “Michael Clayton” fame) uses the Jason Bourne saga as a backdrop to tell the story of Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), who, like Bourne, was part of a government research program aimed at creating physically and intellectually superior super-spies. Unlike Bourne, Cross remembers who he is and what he’s done, and becomes the target of government assassins once the Bourne situation goes public.
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 7:14 am, Tue Oct 23, 2012.
It may have seemed like forever, but the movie “Bad Faith,” filmed in Lodi and Woodbridge, will finally be available on DVD next week.
And for those of you who saw the movie in 2010 at Hutchins Street Square or at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, you may want to see it again, because it includes some changes.
Arts and entertainment
Friday, September 14, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:14 am.