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Berberian Sound Studio

A sound engineer’s job proves more frightening than the horror film on which he’s working.


Horror

Rod Lott
Berberian Sound Studio
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$6-$8

 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Evil Dead

Major-studio horror doesn’t get much better — or bloodier!


Horror

Rod Lott
From the prologue of Evil Dead, it’s evident this is not your everyday, note-for-note, beat-for-beat horror remake. In fact, it joins that select group of remakes that stand on their own while remaining respectful of their source, i.e. The Fly, The Blob, The Thing (John Carpenter's, mind you) and Dawn of the Dead.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Femme Fatales: The Complete Second Season

Refractory period over; ready to go again?


Television series

Rod Lott
Certainly the favorite TV show of pubescent boys nationwide whose parents have no idea what airs on Cinemax after they go to bed, Femme Fatales is an anthology series that puts women on top, both figuratively and literally. The better sex engages in better sex, all while pulling the wool — surgically enhanced and otherwise — over the eyes of stupid men.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh

Do not watch it while home alone.


Horror

Rod Lott
Many deadCENTER Film Festivals ago, one of the entries I was assigned to review in advance was the suspense short The Eyes of Edward James, the debut of writer/director Rodrigo Gudiño. It chilled me to the bone.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bullet to the Head

Action's once more on the Sly.


Action

Rod Lott
Lines of cocaine, tubes of neon, Sylvester Stallone: Is this 1986 or 2013? In his first solo vehicle since his Expendables comeback, Sly shoots for a Bullet to the Head, but the action film only breaks the skin, so to speak.
 
Monday, July 15, 2013

Hands of the Ripper

You’re in good ‘Hands’ with Hammer.


Horror

Rod Lott
Following Twins of Evil, another lesser-known Hammer horror show earns a superb, uncut Blu-ray treatment from Synapse Films in 1971's Hands of the Ripper. Not your ordinary Jack the Ripper thriller, it has that legendary serial killer's daughter doing the ripping.
 
Monday, July 15, 2013

The Naked Jungle

Red and black antennas waving, they all do it the same.


Drama

Rod Lott
Charlton Heston comes second-billed to eventual Sound of Music baroness Eleanor Parker in 1954's The Naked Jungle. Nowhere in the credits is there room to list the true stars — or at least the reason for watching: millions and millions of mean-ass ants.
 
Monday, July 15, 2013

Would You Rather

Why, yes, I would!


Horror

Rod Lott
That innocent exchange of tough questions becomes Saw: The Home Game in IFC Midnight’s release of Would You Rather. How I would love to have seen an audience react to this in a theater!
 
Monday, July 8, 2013

Back to the Beach / Hello Down There

Catch the wave!


Comedy

Rod Lott
To enjoy Back to the Beach, one need not have seen 1963’s Beach Party, 1965’s Beach Blanket Bingo or any other entries of the perpetually perky series that paired Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. I hadn’t. Simply knowing they exist is setup enough — and even that’s not required.
 
Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cohen and Tate

‘Tate’ misbehavin’.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Having witnessed a mobster's murder, 9-year-old Travis Knight (Harley Cross, The Fly II) becomes the target of two hit men in 1988’s mostly forgotten Cohen and Tate. Some consider it a cult classic, which I think is going a bit far. It’s only been available on DVD for two years (albeit through MGM’s DVD-R program), but now is on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory, so viewers can decide for themselves.
 
Friday, July 5, 2013

5 WTF Facts About Justin Bieber

No, really, these are true.


Music

Rod Lott
If you are a parent to a tween girl, you likely already know what I'm about to say in the next sentence. Yesterday, teen idol Justin Bieber returned to Oklahoma City to invade the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno. But did you know these five things about the 19-year-old Biebz?
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It’s another summer TV-on-DVD roundup!

Declare your independence from the heat with these recent recommendations!


Television series

Rod Lott
Not to mention the rest of the summer, but the Fourth of July in particular gives you a great excuse to catch up on television shows you may have missed the first time around. We’ve got seven suggestions new to Blu-ray and/or DVD to keep you and your remote cool, so let's get started! In alphabetical order ...
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blood Runs Cold

Give it the ‘Cold’ shoulder.


Horror

Rod Lott
Blood indeed runs cold in Blood Runs Cold — just not yours, assuming you’re at least somewhat familiar with the rhythms and beats of the “ohmygodhesgotanaxwereallgoingtodie!” subgenre.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Enter the Dragon: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Enter the greatest martial-arts film in history.


Action

Rod Lott
To karate-chop right to the chase, Enter the Dragon is the martial-arts movie to end all martial-arts movies. This comes as news to no one who has seen and enjoyed it over what now amounts to four decades. To celebrate that milestone, Warner Home Video has reissued it on Blu-ray in a handsome 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
 
Friday, June 28, 2013

The Tower

Flame on!


Action

Rod Lott
I have no idea how South Korea was able to get away with not calling The Tower a remake of 1974’s The Towering Inferno. What's important is that it has; this is a terrific disaster epic that marries the gargantuan concepts of the Irwin Allen era with today’s technology.
 
Thursday, June 27, 2013
 
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