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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Movies

The Bowery Boys: Volume Two


Comedy

Rod Lott
In the span of a decade, post-World War II, the comedy team known as The Bowery Boys (née The East Side Kids, née The Dead End Kids) made 48 movies. Up until now, I’d seen exactly zero of them.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cinemix

Like texting and talking during movies? Then the OKC Film Club is not for you.


Features

Alyssa Grimley
OKC Film Club
7 p.m. Tuesday
The Parish
1757 N.W. 16th
facebook.com/okcfilmclub
free
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Big Boss / Fist of Fury / The Way of the Dragon / Game of Death

Bruce is loose ... again!


Action

Rod Lott
Let us now praise a giant of action cinema: Bruce Lee. It seems like a good time, given Shout! Factory’s reissuing of four of the man’s marital-arts titles via a pair of double-feature DVDs: one with 1971’s The Big Boss and 1972’s Fist of Fury, the other with 1972’s The Way of the Dragon and 1978’s partly posthumous Game of Death. In total, that’s three-point-two-five good movies.
 
Monday, May 6, 2013

Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business — Curtis Harrington

But Harrington did!


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Curtis Harrington’s autobiography is how I imagine the man to have been: soft-spoken, honest and intelligent. Those wondering, “Who’s Curtis Harrington?” should know that is part of the book’s point. Here was a talented filmmaker who never quite got his due, for reasons that had nothing to do with creativity and everything to do with commerce. Here was an artist who worked in a system that had no interest in art.
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sadako 3D

One last spin around ‘The Ring.’


Horror

Rod Lott
Japan's Sadako 3D purports to be the final chapter of the Ringu films (remade as The Ring on these shores). If you believe this is truly the end, you're adorable in your gullibility. Even the movie's final moments contradict any semblance of closure.
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013

dead again

For the ‘Divine’ flicks on deadCENTER’s schedule, consider these eight cinematic contenders.


Features

Rod Lott, Phil Bacharach, Zach Hale
deadCENTER Film Festival
Wednesday-Sunday
downtown Oklahoma City
deadcenterfilm.org
246-9233
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mad Max Trilogy

From the days when one could root for Mel Gibson.


Action

Rod Lott
Prior to Lethal Weapon, Mel Gibson was best-known as the hero of a postapocalyptic Down Under in 1979’s Mad Max, 1981’s The Road Warrior and 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Blu-rays of each come housed in one of those unnecessary tins via Warner Home Video's new Trilogy set.
 
Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love — Robert K. Elder

And you will, too!


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
If nothing else, Robert K. Elder’s The Best Film You’ve Never Seen lays to rest the decades-burning question on the world’s mind: What is up with John Woo and those doves?
 
Friday, June 21, 2013

Coming attractions

Nearly wiped out by a recent twister, the city’s iconic Winchester Drive In Theatre promises a swift reboot.


Features

Louis Fowler
When May’s bout of wicked weather rampaged across the metro, images of the devastation of Moore overshadowed — and rightly so — the comparatively minor destruction in Oklahoma City. After heavy winds calmed and the flooding subsided, many area businesses found themselves having to pick up their own pieces.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reel jobs

Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.


News

Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 
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