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Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

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.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Escape from Tomorrow

Magic Kingdom! Space Mountain! Stress-induced insanity! All make for an unforgettable day at Disney World in this trippy terror.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott

Escape from Tomorrow

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Looper

It's a real time killer.


Science Fiction

Phil Bacharach
Hurray for movies with ideas. In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson crams in so many, it initially looks as if this sci-fi actioner might collapse under the weight of them all. Dystopian society, time travel, telekinesis, gangland killings — there are a lot of ground rules to keep track of here, much of them conveyed through the wobbly device of a narrator.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Total Recall

Consider that a divorce.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
I'm not of the opinion that remakes are automatically a bad thing. Without them, we wouldn't have David Cronenberg's The Fly or John Carpenter's The Thing. The difference is that examples like those had a different way of telling the established story.
 
Friday, August 3, 2012

Sound of My Voice

Listen. Follow.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
Says the cult leader played by Brit Marling in Sound of My Voice, “It’s nice to see new faces.”
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

Area 51 Confidential

“Area 51 Confidential” is a found-footage film like “The Blair Witch Project” and “Paranormal Activity.”

 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another Earth

Out of orbit.


Science Fiction

Phil Bacharach
You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Chimps ahoy!


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
Say what you will about Tim Burton’s widely despised 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” but if it hadn't made serious bank, this prequel would not exist.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

No joke, pardner: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ is pure popcorn entertainment.


Science Fiction

Phil Bacharach
“Cowboys & Aliens” sounds like one of those high-concept flicks for which you might expect the idea went no further than the jokey title. Think “Snakes on a Plane.”
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Wars

Had me a blast. Not even the anime-adverse are immune to the charms of ‘Summer Wars,’ a Japanese adventure with crossover appeal.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott

Summer Wars
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch
OKCMOA.com, 236-3100
$8, $6 seniors

 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles

Plot? Who needs plot? Let's shoot aliens.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
One needs more than two hands to count the numerous other films from which “Battle: Los Angeles” has been cobbled: “Independence Day,” “Cloverfield,” “Starship Troopers,” “Transformers,” “Aliens,” “Predator,” “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” and any movie in which bullet casings fall to the ground in slow motion, to name just a few.
 
Friday, March 11, 2011

Zenith


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
Crime and science fiction collide in the inventive thriller “Zenith,” scheduled for a single showing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TRON: Legacy


Science Fiction

Doug Bentin
Disney’s ‘TRON: Legacy,’ a sequel to a movie that wasn’t crying for one, needs a good, strong reboot itself.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Skyline

 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

House

 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Never Let Me Go

 
Thursday, October 21, 2010
 
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