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The Postman Always Rings Twice

An argument against stamping out remakes.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Once upon a time — 1981, I believe — Jack Nicholson was considered a sex symbol and Jessica Lange, a joke. My, how times have changed, even if the film noir that put them together, The Postman Always Rings Twice, has not. The second screen telling of James M. Cain's potboiler novel, Postman finally has comes a-knockin' on Blu-ray.
 
Friday, January 31, 2014

Judges Creed

A desperate man takes desperate measures — and is forced to confront demons in the process — in the locally shot Judges Creed.


Drama

Rod Lott

Judges Creed

8 p.m. Saturday

Oklahoma Contemporary

3000 General Pershing Blvd.

oklahomacontemporary.org

951-0000

$5

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Reel Zombies / Sorority Party Massacre

Ha? Bah.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Despite horror comedies being extremely difficult to pull off, indie filmmakers keep trying, to a degree of sheer obliviousness. The latest examples are Reel Zombies and Sorority Party Massacre, both of which come off as in-jokes — not exactly the most ingratiating approach for attracting an audience.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Escape Plan

Sly and Arnie, bar none.


Action

Rod Lott
Back in the mid-1980s, when Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were box-office rivals, a true pairing of the two — Expendables ensembles don't count — would have grossed millions of kajillions of dollars. 
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Witchboard / Night of the Demons

Oh, what a 'Night!'


Horror

Rod Lott
Some things never change; Witchboard opens with an argument over intelligent design and references crises in the Middle East. Yet some things do; cheesy horror movies like Witchboard used to open wide across this great land of ours, thriving and profiting on their way to assured cults via home video. Nowadays, they have to skip theaters entirely. The loss is ours, collective nation!
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blind Date

Yippee-ki-hic!


Comedy

Rod Lott
Remove all the Billy Vera & the Beaters songs, and time has been pretty kind to 1987's Blind Date. Arguably the last good movie directed by Tulsa-born comedy legend Blake Edwards, it's new to Blu-ray, just shy of its (gulp) 30th anniversary.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Haunter

Little Miss Sunshine enters The Twilight Zone.


Horror

Rod Lott

Haunter isn't the typical chiller one would expect from the IFC Midnight label — mostly because it's tame enough that it could be enjoyed by almost the entire family.

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Armstrong Lie

A portrait of a vicious cycle.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Someday, celebrity cyclist Lance Armstrong may regret hiring Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney to document his 2009 "comeback," but I doubt it. As The Armstrong Lie demonstrates time and again for two mostly gripping hours, the athlete is still unable to tell the whole truth and nothing but.

 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

If you’re one of those who thinks they just don’t make ’em like they used to, you’ll want to check out B&B Theatres’ Retro Nights, a monthly film screening of a bona fide classic. The series kicks off with Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at Windsor 10 Theater, 4623 NW 23rd St. Tickets are the retro price of $5. Call 917-2299, or visit bbtheatres.com.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Past

The Past, an explosive tale of relationships in crisis, is another triumph for Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Asghar Farhadi burst on the international stage with 2011’s Oscar-winning A Separation, but he was making great movies in his native Iran well before the world took notice. It’s not surprising, then, that the director is no fly-by-night talent. His latest, The Past, is another brutally effective exploration of domestic crisis.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 
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