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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Fast Five

Of Gods and Men

Monks spar with terrorists in this fact-based drama


Drama

Rod Lott
One new-to-the-metro film portrays a community so minute, so insular and so far removed from ours, it may as well be science fiction.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fast Five

The most entertaining of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise


Action

Rod Lott
Some would equate the statement “the most entertaining of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise” with “the best time I got punched in the face.”
 
Friday, April 29, 2011

Grand Prix

There's vroom for error in an all-star racing epic


Drama

Rod Lott
Here's a round of actor math: James Garner > Vin Diesel.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Drive


Action

Rod Lott
To race right to the finish line, as it were, “Drive” is — so far — the year’s best film and a new crime classic.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mr. Nice

One wishes it were meaner and leaner.


Drama

Rod Lott
"Mr. Nice" is a little too true to its title. Had the film had more balls, it might have made a stronger impression. Based upon the real-life exploits of Howard Marks, writer/director Bernard Rose tracks the smart Welsh lad's sharp-angled trajectory from bullied sissy boy to major worldwide player in the drug-smuggling trade.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rio Sex Comedy

Unfortunately, it fails to deliver on that third word.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In its opening moments, "Rio Sex Comedy" is instantly endearing, with Fisher Stevens’ character practically passing out over the sight of nude natives, followed by They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" driving the opening credits.
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island / Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island

One good Verne deserves another.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
You won't find Jules Verne's name in the credits of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but so integral is he to the surprise-hit sequel that the classic author is practically a supporting character, despite being dead since 1905.
 
Monday, June 4, 2012
 
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