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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Charlton Heston

Maher causes cancer

Letters to the Editor

Steve Finefrock
“Wrong and rotten” — the catchiest description of Bill Maher, reaching back to his days of daze on ABC’s “Politically Incorrect” as coined by Salem Radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Monday, March 7, 2011

Mother Lode

A limp, struggling adventure film


Rod Lott
When “Mother Lode” hit theaters in 1982, I remember being inundated by TV ads promoting it. Then, as with the rest of the national consciousness, I completely forgot about it.
Monday, March 21, 2011

Soylent Green

A minor sci-fi classic that's relevant today


Rod Lott
Of Charlton Heston's unofficial trilogy of post-apocalyptic sci-fi — "Planet of the Apes," "The Omega Man" and "Soylent Green" — the new-to-Blu-ray latter is easily the weakest leg, yet ironically, the most relevant today.
Friday, April 8, 2011

The Last Hard Men / Sky Riders

While Coburn isn’t ‘Hard’ to like, some of his movies are.


Rod Lott
As a recent release of a bitch-slappin' medical mystery reminded me, James Coburn is really as cool as Clint Eastwood, so I welcomed Shout! Factory’s new “Action Double Feature,” which places two of the late actor’s 1976 films on one DVD.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Awakening

Mummy dearest.


Rod Lott
As someone who loves mummy movies, I’ve long had The Awakening on my radar, but only now has the 1980 horror thriller come within reach, thanks to Warner Archive. While the film's rep isn't sterling by any stretch, I found it to be a nice surprise.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012