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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Action

Kung Fu Dunk

It's kung fu and basketball? How could this go wrong?


Action

Rod Lott
Most critics agree “The Green Hornet” has no sting, but that its Kato, Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou, is its greatest redeeming factor. For even more of him in action, local moviegoers have one chance only as the Oklahoma City Museum of Art screens his fifth film, 2008’s “Kung Fu Dunk,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tekken

A video game comes to partial life in 'Tekken,' we reckon


Action

Rod Lott
Here's what I knew about the video game "Tekken" before watching the film it now has spawned: "Tekken" is a video game; I think it involves fighting.
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hobo with a Shotgun

The feel-good homeless vigilante film of the year!


Action

Rod Lott
“Hobo with a Shotgun” started as a joke — specifically, as the winner of a fake trailer contest to promote the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez collaboration “Grindhouse.” For some reason, it follows “Machete,” the first faux coming attraction in “Grindhouse,” to a full-fledged feature.
 
Friday, July 8, 2011

13 Assassins

Samurai! Samurai! Samurai!


Action

Rod Lott
Proof that "13 Assassins" isn't your everyday Takashi Miike film: The opening scene depicts a man committing hara-kiri, and just as the sword is about to be inserted into his stomach, the director cuts away.
 
Friday, July 15, 2011

By Crom, it's crazy!

‘Conan’ cartoons coming to DVD

Those of you awaiting the “Conan the Barbarian” 3-D remake hitting theaters on Aug. 19, satisfy your hunger for swords and sorcery until then with Shout! Factory’s DVD release of “Conan the Adventurer: Season One,” streeting July 26.

It’s two discs of the 1982 cartoon series. I wasn’t even aware there was a cartoon series. We’ll have a review soon. In the meantime, feast on these three clips. —Rod Lott






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The King of Fighters

Like 'Tekken,' but ... well, like 'Tekken.'


Action

Rod Lott
Hitting video one week after "Tekken" is "The King of Fighters," and the two share an awful lot in common: The live-action films are based on video-game franchises, more or less skipped theaters, place style over substance, and flirt with unresolved daddy issues as a subplot.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Women in Cages Collection / Women in Prison Triple Feature

Six times the exploitation!


Action

Rod Lott
How many women-in-prison movies are too many? I don't know; I haven't reached that number yet, even after marathoning through two separate three-films-on-two-discs collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature."
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Turbulent Skies

Casper the friendly actor saves a plane.


Action

Rod Lott
It’s strangely comforting that “Turbulent Skies” hasn’t an original idea in its 87 minutes.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Chimps ahoy!


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
Say what you will about Tim Burton’s widely despised 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” but if it hadn't made serious bank, this prequel would not exist.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blitz

Make a play for the Stath!


Action

Rod Lott
"Blitz" isn't your average Jason Statham flick, in that: a) it skipped theaters, and b) his partner is a homosexual. I can't recall seeing that mix in cinema crime stories since the days of Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt in "Partners," and that 1982 film was a comedy.
 
Thursday, August 11, 2011
 
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