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OKG Newsletter


Topic: oscar

Short stuff

Brief in length but long in creativity, this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated shorts fills the screen at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.


Features

Rod Lott
Each Oscar season, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art affords movie buffs the opportunity to see the Academy Award nominees it otherwise wouldn’t: the short films. All five animated and all five live-action shorts will be shown Friday and Saturday in separate programs, with the animated ones unspooling at 5:30 p.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd / Rio Rita

Not essential A&C, but fun for fans and completists


Comedy

Rod Lott
One of the best DVD buys of this past decade was "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection," a box set containing nearly as many feature films as our bodies have bones (give or take).
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

High-kicking historical fun with a masked Donnie Yen


Action

Rod Lott
Your first sign that "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen" is not a mass-audience crowd-pleaser is that most moviegoers — even those who thrive on action — would ask, "Who the hell is Chen Zhen?"
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shaft: The TV Movie Collection / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: 8-Movie Collection

Get 'Shaft'ed and cry 'U.N.C.L.E.' with these TV sets.


Television series

Rod Lott
Richard Roundtree is there, and so is Isaac Hayes' iconic, Oscar-winning theme, but "Shaft: The TV Movie Collection" isn't quite the "Shaft" of the 1970's feature-film trilogy. The operative word there: "TV," which means little of the R-rated shenanigans that made the character so popular.
 
Friday, September 30, 2011

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

A heady piece of fantastic fantasy.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In a true tour-de-force performance, the late, great Tony Randall takes on seven roles in this long-beloved, charming 1964 fantasy from legendary sci-fi producer George Pal. After a too-long period of being out of print, it's back from Warner Archive.
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Staircase

Step 1: Watch this true-crime masterpiece.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Watching "Staircase" is like coasting down a steep San Francisco street on your bicycle and suddenly realizing you have no brakes: dangerous, discomforting and yet, strangely exhilarating.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Do the Busey


CFN

Gazette staff
One-time Tulsan Gary Busey remains a favorite of gossip giant TMZ.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Horse this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Meet one of the stars of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated “War Horse” — no, ladies, not Benedict Cumberbatch — when Joey, the film’s baby horse, appears live from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Remington Park, 1 Remington Place.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Annie Hall

Love is too weak a word.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
What’s there to say about Annie Hall? It’s an American classic, arguably Woody Allen’s finest film and perhaps one of the best romantic comedies of all time. The fact that it served as a turning point for Allen from full-bore comedies to more ambitious (if just as funny) stuff can make it easy to take for granted.
 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Roger that!


Documentary

Rod Lott
Corman's World is not the first time producer Roger Corman has been the subject of a documentary film, but until the next one comes along, Alex Stapleton's stands definitive.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012
 
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