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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Hollywood

‘Quit writing like a crank’


Letters to the Editor

John R. Junger III
In response to Steve Finefrock’s “Liberals ‘blather without restraint,’” (Letters, March 30, Oklahoma Gazette):
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arthur

When you get caught between the moon and New York City, you're screwed.


Comedy

Rod Lott
If there's one good thing in the failed remake of "Arthur," it's that Hollywood can stop trying to make a leading man out of Russell Brand and move on to someone else.
 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

All for none...

The new ‘Musketeers’ gets mockbustered.

Never to let a Hollywood blockbuster go un-ripped off, The Asylum is at it again. After attempting (and probably at time succeeding) to fool DVD renters with “Transmorphers” (not “Transformers”), “Paranormal Entity” (not “Paranormal Activity”) and “Battle of Los Angeles” (not “Battle: Los Angeles”), those mockbuster folks get ready to carve themselves a piece of that swordsman pie.

With “Resident Evil” director Paul W.S. Anderson’s action-amped but period-appropriate remake of “The Three Musketeers” hitting theaters Oct. 21, The Asylum Home Entertainment responds with “3 Musketeers” on Oct. 25.

But, oh, how to tell them apart? The expensive one stars Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz; The Asylum one stars (apologies to the word “stars”) Alan Rachins, David Chokachi and someone or something named XIN.

Here’s your official plot synopsis: “Alexandra D'Artagnan, junior NSA officer, uncovers a plot to assasinate (sic) the President of the United States and enlists the help of three infamous international spies to stop the threat.” No trailer yet, but you’ve been warned. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.27.2011 2 years ago
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Hair today

Glam-metal bands never die. Instead, they serve a life sentence. Ladies and gentlemen, bear witness to the rambunctious return of Warrant.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Warrant with Whitesnake and Kix
7 P.m. Friday
Lucky Star Casino
7777 N. Highway 81, Concho
luckystarcasino.org
262-7612
$37.50-$90
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Captain America

Star-spangled s**t.


Action

Rod Lott
Not long after “Batman” changed Hollywood in the summer of 1989, every studio wanted to have the next comics-based blockbuster. I remember visiting Penn Square Mall’s multiplex (as I did often back then) and seeing a poster for “Captain America.” The one-sheet was comprised of little more than a close-up of Cap’s iconic shield and a promise to arrive next summer.
 
Friday, September 2, 2011

Higher Ground

Can she get an 'Amen'?


Drama

Rod Lott
Many Christians’ condemnation of Hollywood is that Hollywood output often condemns Christianity. “Higher Ground,” the directorial debut of actress Vera Farmiga (“Source Code”), is not one of those movies.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Manhattan cocktail

With the local screenings of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the power is with the people. Choose wisely.


Features

Rod Lott

Manhattan Short Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Police Story: Season One

The arresting ’70s crime classic was worth the wait.


Television series

Rod Lott
Far too young to catch it when it debuted in 1973, I’ve literally waited decades to set my eyes on “Police Story,” the NBC anthology series that broke the mold for cops on the tube by adding realism. Reading creator Joseph Wambaugh’s recent episodic novels about Hollywood cops only strengthened my thirst.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

You can call him Al

Pacino brings his brand of ‘Heat’ to our sweltering state.

“Say hello to my little friend!”

“Attica! Attica! Attica!”

“I am the law!”

“Hoo-ah!”

“You ever take a dump made you feel like you'd just slept for twelve hours?”

No doubt about it: Al Pacino is a living Hollywood legend, with an Academy Award on the mantle and his legacy in cinematic history secured.

So why, then, is he appearing next Friday night, Oct. 14 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville? Does he owe Beverly D’Angelo several months’ child support or something?

Either way, he is, and you can be one of the 1,600 lucky people to have an audience with him. At 9 p.m. Oct. 14, Pacino will give a one-man show about his career, rife with backstage scuttlebutt and film clips. A Q-and-A will follow. If I could be there, I’d ask him about that time Ben Stiller portrayed Pacino auditioning for the kiddie film “Beethoven.” (Didn’t see it? Skip to the 7:53 mark ...)



Tickets are $85 to $150. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com. —Rod Lott
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Breeding Ground


CFN

Gazette staff
This state is a veritable breeding ground for famous people, from Will Rogers to Garth Brooks (although we don’t claim Chris Gaines). And for general badassery, there’s Chuck Norris, who hails from south-central Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
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