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OKG Newsletter

Topic: fighting

Video Game Reviews

Mortal Kombat / L.A. Noire / Brink

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


A video game comes to partial life in 'Tekken,' we reckon


Rod Lott
Here's what I knew about the video game "Tekken" before watching the film it now has spawned: "Tekken" is a video game; I think it involves fighting.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

13 Assassins

Samurai! Samurai! Samurai!


Rod Lott
Proof that "13 Assassins" isn't your everyday Takashi Miike film: The opening scene depicts a man committing hara-kiri, and just as the sword is about to be inserted into his stomach, the director cuts away.
Friday, July 15, 2011

The King of Fighters

Like 'Tekken,' but ... well, like 'Tekken.'


Rod Lott
Hitting video one week after "Tekken" is "The King of Fighters," and the two share an awful lot in common: The live-action films are based on video-game franchises, more or less skipped theaters, place style over substance, and flirt with unresolved daddy issues as a subplot.
Monday, July 18, 2011

King of Triads

Royally average.


Rod Lott
"Queen of Triads" is a more accurate title for "King of Triads," but to quibble about such things over a thoroughly mediocre Hong Kong actioner is a waste of time and energy.
Monday, February 13, 2012

Best Laid Plans

Of mess and men.


Rod Lott
Strangely, the biggest shock surrounding Best Laid Plans isn't that someone thought to redo John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in the world of underground mixed martial arts, but that it works as well as it does — or hell, that it works at all.
Friday, July 13, 2012

Slaid, Slaid songs

Americana singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves loves it most when his audience cries.


Louis Fowler

Slaid Cleaves
8 P.M. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013