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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Magnolia

One Week

An affecting, offbeat drama


Drama

Rod Lott
Not based on the Barenaked Ladies song, “One Week” begins with young Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson and his perpetual 5 o'clock shadow) being told he has stage IV cancer of the blood, liver and lymph nodes, and thus, little time left to live.
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Clip art

Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.


Music

Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Jet Li slithers into a fairy tale with fights.


Action

Rod Lott
Although front-and-center on the Blu-ray box and the film’s trailers, Expendables team member Jet Li takes more of a supporting role in The Sorcerer and the White Snake. This shouldn’t be a surprise; about to turn 50, the guy isn’t as spry as he used to be. What is a surprise is how kid-friendly the Hong Kong film is. With little exception, it’s practically made for them.
 
Friday, April 19, 2013

Kiss of the Damned

Pucker up.


Horror

Rod Lott
As if HBO's True Blood had been scrubbed clean of all its suds and Southern accents, Kiss of the Damned explores the politics and passions of a vampire community.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

To the Wonder

Film buffs run hot-and-cold on Terrence Malick, and his latest may leave them frigid.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Terrence Malick either inspires or bores. There isn’t much middle ground when it comes to assessing the famously reclusive filmmaker who has made only six features since his 1973 debut, Badlands.
 
Friday, August 9, 2013

A Hijacking

Again with the pirates?


Thriller

Rod Lott
As Tom Hanks sails toward the award season aboard Captain Phillips, do not overlook Denmark's A Hijacking, another (but different) true-life tale of Somali pirates and an unfortunate ship held hostage. The 2012 Danish film has been imported by Magnolia Pictures to Blu-ray.  
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
 
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