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Topic: star wars

Galaxina / The Crater Lake Monster

Two totally unexpected Blu-ray remasters


Rod Lott
Two movies I never thought I’d see remastered for Blu-ray, much less on the same disc?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vanishing on 7th Street

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I need light.


Rod Lott
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a TV reporter, a physical therapist and an AMC Theatres projectionist walk into a bar.
Monday, June 13, 2011

Battle Beyond the Stars

More fun than 'Star Wars,' at a fraction of the budget


Rod Lott
Roger Corman threw his might behind two "Star Wars" rip-offs, the Italian pickup "Star Crash" and his own, $2-million production shot on a lumberyard, "Battle Beyond the Stars," now making its Blu-ray debut in a 30th-anniversary edition.
Thursday, June 30, 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

Book learning

A local father-daughter duo penned a book together. It was a learning experience, but they’re already working on the sequel.


Emily Summars
Book signings, public appearances and sales — not exactly the life of a 12-year-old. That is, unless you’re Anna McKinley, whose days are filled with science camps, catapults and “The Pirate Bride.”
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Droids for your Droid

Preview the ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray set on your smartphone.

A long time ago, at a movie theater over there on May, I first saw those words, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” That’s “Star Wars,” you know. While the 6-year-old me loved it, it didn’t define my childhood — or adulthood, as it has so many.

Still, I’m interested to see what else George Lucas has up his sweater sleeves with next month’s release of “Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray. With a street date of Sept. 16, you have several weeks to go, but you can get a sneak peek right now at the set’s 40-plus hours of bonus features via the new “Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access App.”

Available “for all iDevices,” it offers samples of “never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm Archives such as matte paintings and concept art; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more.”

The app is free. The box set costs $139.99 more than that. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 08.11.2011 3 years ago
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Bar Wars

Just like ‘Star Wars,’ but without the crushing disappointment of prequels. And more alcohol.

In a galaxy far, far away (actually, on Sheridan between Lee and Shartel), there were Bar Wars.

Dun. Dun-dun-dun ... (That's supposed to be the "Star Wars" theme.) Shhhzzmmmm ... (And there go the light sabers.)

Anyway, Be the Change is a local nonprofit that works at home and around the world (and possibly on Endor) to help marginalized citizens. They have worked in Kenya to help those living with HIV/AIDS and are planning a return trip in December. That's where the fundraiser comes in.

Bar Wars is tomorrow starting at 7 p.m. at IAO Gallery. The event will pit 11 local bartenders against each other to wow guests with their signature drinks. Some of the participating restaurants include Iguana Mexican Grill, Picasso, Deep Fork and Rococo. Besides crafting the winning concoction, the Bars Wars winner will get to throw the losing bartenders into the sand pit of the sarlacc on Tatooine. Or I assume.

Tickets, which also includes music and a silent auction, are $20 and are available on
by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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Knights of Malice


Rod Lott
Knights of Malice
8-11 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Force for good

A 'Star Wars' fan group uses its powers for the philanthropic.


Eric Webb
JediOKC Bingo Night
for Charity
6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday
Daybreak Community Church
2217 S. Fretz, Edmond
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thunder crazy

Some Thunder super-fans will do and say anything to help out their beloved team — especially if that means acting bonkers.


Tim Farley
By day, Garrett Haviland is a mild-mannered supervisor for a girls’ group home. At night, he becomes Thundor, a colorful, irreverent Oklahoma City Thunder fan who creates havoc for opposing players.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013