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Sorcerer

William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
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Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
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Knights of Malice


Comedy

Rod Lott
Knights of Malice
8-11 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wolf Head

With his first feature, ‘Wolf Head,’ Yukon filmmaker Ryan Scott hopes audiences have a howling good time.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Wolf Head
7 p.m. Thursday
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16
150 E. Reno
$7
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Carnage

Can’t we all just get along? Roman Polanski’s amusing comedy of manners, ‘Carnage,’ answers in the negative.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Given the tumultuous and tragic nature of director/child rapist Roman Polanski’s life, it’s no surprise he rarely touches comedy. Until the new “Carnage,” only 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and 1986’s flop “Pirates” gunned for laughs.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Muppets


Comedy

Rod Lott
Jason Segel (“Bad Teacher”) may be the best and worst man for the job of bringing Jim Henson’s Muppets back to top-of-mind pop-culture status.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Trip

Take ‘The Trip,’ a culinary comedy where humor as dry as a Chardonnay is on the menu.


Comedy

Rod Lott

The Trip
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shallow pals

‘Friends with Benefits’ plays edgy, but ultimately opts for safe sex.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Here are a few tips for aspiring moviemakers: If you want to mock the clichés of romantic comedy, try not to fall prey to them yourself.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Potiche

Catherine Deneuve excels as a wife taken for granted in ‘Potiche,’ a French film in need of a little more joie de vivre.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Potiche
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch
OKCMOA.com, 236-3100
$8
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bridesmaids

I now pronounce you ... really funny!


Comedy

Rod Lott
Nine decades after women earned the right to vote, it’s unfortunate that “Bridesmaids” is being hailed as something revolutionary, as if the better half has never been funny onscreen before.
 
Friday, May 13, 2011

Worst. Prom. Ever.

Not the worst movie ever.


Comedy

Rod Lott
While Disney releases it squeaky-clean “Prom” to theaters, MTV’s dirty “Worst. Prom. Ever.” makes do with a cable debut on Tuesday, May 10. It should be the other way around.
 
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Barney's Version

Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular


Comedy

Rod Lott
At this year’s Golden Globes, when Paul Giamatti won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for “Barney’s Version,” you, too, may have asked, “What the hell is ‘Barney’s Version’?”
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Paul

As a space-alien comedy, ‘Paul’ is hardly out-of-this-world, but occasionally soars.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Who among us hasn’t searched the nighttime sky and dreamt of life on another planet?
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cedar Rapids

Ed Helms becomes a bona fide movie star in the funny, sweet ‘Cedar Rapids.’


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Stories of apple-cheeked innocents corrupted by the big, bad world are as old as the dawn of curfew. So when a comedy comes along like “Cedar Rapids,” in which the apple-cheeked innocent is a nerdy man and the big, bad world takes the form of an insurance agents’ convention, it’s not likely to break new ground.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Four Lions

An uproarious, actual terrorist comedy


Comedy

Rod Lott
Remember in the days after 9/11 when media reports and overly sensitive people asked/moaned, “Will we ever be able to laugh again?”
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Barney's Version

Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular


Comedy

Rod Lott
At last month’s Golden Globes, when Paul Giamatti won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for “Barney’s Version,” you, too, may have asked, “What the hell is ‘Barney’s Version’?”
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little Fockers


Comedy

Doug Bentin
Here’s what “Little Fockers” needed: to get rid of all the characters but Greg Focker (Ben Stiller, “Greenberg”) and Jack Byrns (Robert De Niro, “Machete”).
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
 
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