Friday 18 Apr

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Movies · Science Fiction · Zenith
Science Fiction


Rod Lott January 12th, 2011

Crime and science fiction collide in the inventive thriller “Zenith,” scheduled for a single showing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Contrary to the belief of film execs, not everyone hitting the cinemas at Christmastime wants to see Reese Witherspoon in a romantic comedy or Jack Black being tied up by little people.

For those seeking a decidedly different, off-off-Hollywood experience, you’ll get it — and then some — in “Zenith.”

The self-described “retro-futuristic steampunk thriller” plays locally for one showing only: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, so catch as catch can.

Directed by “Anonymous” (in reality, New York-based filmmaker Vladan Nikolic), “Zenith” takes place in 2010 and 2044, as Ed Crowley (Jason Robards III) pursues a modern-day conspiracy, leaving behind a tape for his son, Jack (Peter Scanavino), to puzzle out in the far future. Possessing a secret power, Jack peddles pain-inducing drugs on the black market when his world gets turned upside down by the arrival of Dad’s video; nine more must be found.

Throw in a few sex scenes with a beautiful dancer (Ana Asensio) along the deadly path, and Nikolic delivers a trippy, frontal-lobe screwer that plays like the illegitimate spawn of “ ,” “Memento” and “12 Monkeys.” While void of recognizable faces, the highly imaginative picture exudes slick visuals while harboring a fierce streak of independence.

Forever blurring the line between media, the “Zenith” experience continues after the credits, with specially created blogs, forums and YouTube videos designed to spiral viewers further down the film’s narrative rabbit hole. (Start at www. and

Tickets are $8. For more information, call 236-3100 or visit

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5