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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Sci-Fi

Zaat

Zaat's entertainment, folks.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In an abandoned lab in Jackson, Fla., one Dr. Leopold (Marshall Grauer) completes a seven-year project to mutate and transform himself from a mild-mannered, dumpy-looking mad scientist to an upright, green-scaled creature (Wade Popwell) who retains all of the doc's mental functions and artistic abilities.
 
Monday, March 5, 2012

Laugh this


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Gazette staff
Because few sights are more sore for the eyes than two hours of Sean Connery in a red diaper, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, has drafted The Movie Clubbed to provide a live, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style mocking of the sci-fi sewage known as 1974’s Zardoz.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Camel Spiders

Welcome to the arac war.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Camel Spiders is no Arachnophobia, but it does try to be anything but the cheap creature feature that it is. Like the recent Sharktopus and Dinoshark, it’s another science-gone-wrong pic from producer Roger Corman, and even my 6-year-old son was able to recognize one of the man’s filmmaking tenets from scene one: "Already action already!"
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Wizards

Ralph Bakshi makes movie magic.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Ralph Bakshi's Wizards is an imperfect animated feature in script, but told with such imagination and artistry that it's a winner nonetheless. Like much of the writer/director's work, if not all, the 1977 film has survived on cult following alone. Why else would it be getting a 35th-anniversary edition?
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Alien Opponent

The made-for-Chiller feature, reviewed in one line!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Judging by the stupidity of Alien Opponent, Roddy Piper has plenty of bubble gum. —Rod Lott
 
Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Darkest Hour

It’s not so bright.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Two American entrepreneurs (Speed Racer's Emile Hirsch and The Social Network's Max Minghella) travel to Moscow in the hopes of turning their Globe Trot social network into a $10 million company with one meeting. Instead, they're ripped off by a Russian colleague and, to make matters worse, are at ground zero of an alien invasion. At least they get to meet some babes first.
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Avengers

So many superheroes, so little satisfaction.


Action

Rod Lott
I swear I’m not playing the contrarian card for the sake of doing so, but I disliked The Avengers — not with a passion, but mere disengagement. With the exception of Thor, I loved all the films leading up to this ultimate one, from 2008’s Iron Man to last summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger. I even entered this one carrying next-to-no expectations.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Mimic 3 Film Set

A triumvirate of vermin.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Assuming you’ve yet to acquire the director’s cut of Mimic that Lionsgate unleashed to Blu-ray last fall, I’d suggest opting for its new, franchise complete 3 Film Set. Only Guillermo del Toro’s 1997 original played theaters, while the two sequels went the direct-to-DVD route, on purpose.
 
Friday, May 11, 2012

Perfect Sense

Love means never having to say ‘you’re sorry’ ... because your partner can’t hear you, anyway.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
If Contagion were exported to Scotland — and injected with a dose of speculative fiction in customs — the result might make Perfect Sense. The film fails only to fit snugly into one genre, being a thriller, a romance and sci-fi, but sci-fi only in the sense that Children of Men and Never Let Me Go were. This is equally brainy, and maybe just a smidge less bleak.
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition

A treasure trove of trailers that titillate.


Action

Rod Lott
Since 2005, Synapse Films has helped keep the sticky-floored spirit of grindhouse cinema alive by issuing collections of coming attractions under the 42nd Street Forever banner. Interested parties can catch up on the half-dozen titles thus far on DVD (I have, minus the lone XXX-Treme one) or opt for the new Blu-ray Edition. It's essentially a "greatest hits" piece, culling 80 trailers from all previous volumes.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012
 
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