Not in the Face! debuts in Oklahoma at Blue Note Lounge
Music Gazette staff
Oklahoma City, you now have a chance to get a taste of what Austin,
Texas, can’t stop lapping up. The high-energy musical duo Not in the
Face! makes its Sooner-state debut tonight at Blue Note Lounge, 2408 N.
Just when you thought it was safe to watch a Halle Berry movie.
Thriller Rod Lott
I'm glad that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez found love on the set, because that makes Dark Tide
not a total loss. Otherwise, this big-budget, theater-skipping
adventure is perhaps the most toothless shark movie ever made, and
remember, I've sat through Dinoshark and Sharktopus.
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is as compelling as you'd think about a movie set almost entirely in a
sauna would be: not at all, once you think about it. I'm all for films
set in single and/or small spaces, but this one has nowhere to go.
Thriller Rod Lott Rites of Passage's
box art of boring actors’ faces should switch with the illustration
adorning the actual disc: a play on the ol' skull and crossbones logo,
but using a sock monkey and shotguns. That's what convinced me
the film might be worth its 102 minutes. Ultimately, it's not, but its
first half makes for an interesting mess.
Comedy Rod Lott
If movies could be drug-tested, The Phynx would be in big
trouble. The 1970 comedy is not just an obscurity, but an oddity, like a
hallucinogenic brew mixed by Peter Max and Hanna-Barbera. Newly rescued
from Nowheresville by Warner Archive, the film is a spy spoof on the goofball level of Get Smart — in spirit, that is, not creatively.
Comedy Rod Lott
In case there were any question, Dead in France
is a black comedy. Take the opening scene, for instance, in which a man
takes a fatal fall from a cliff, but not before hitting his head on the
rocks several times during the trip, grunting a painful “Oof!” with
each knock to the noggin.