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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Japanese

Destination Japan

Restaurant Reviews

Jenny Coon Peterson
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant has lured sushi lovers to its intimate, traditional dining room since 1987.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shell out

‘MST3K’ unleashes a Gamera-only set.

All together now: “Gamera is really sweet! He is filled with turtle meat!”

Confused? You won’t be come Tuesday, when Shout! Factory releases “Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXI: MST3K vs. Gamera.” The five-DVD set of Japanese giant-turtle madness comes housed in a limited-edition tin, with five mini-posters. Fans who order direct from Shout! Factory will receive a free Gamera postcard pack and “MST3K” stress ball, so click to squeeze.

Look for the Oklahoma Gazette review soon. Until then, enjoy the official trailer and these choice six clips! —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.28.2011 3 years ago
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Hard to say, hard to love.


Rod Lott
“Bunraku” gets its name from a form of traditional Japanese puppetry, but it may as well be called “Cowboys and Samurai” or something equally generic. The sophomore effort of director Guy Moshe raises hopes for something special in its animated opening credits, which depict violence throughout civilization, but there’s simply too much going on here for a rather simple revenge story.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yakuza Weapon

In terms of value for your time, this ‘Weapon’ may prove lethal.


Rod Lott
Opening the disc for "Yakuza Weapon" is the trailer for Donnie Yen's "Flash Point," which looks incredible. In. Cred. Ible. Sadly, it’s nearly the high point of the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, after the feature’s Colorforms-esque closing credits.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tokyo drift

Brandon Reierson’s far-out fashion drawings have made a splash in the Far East, so why not at home?

Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Brandon Reierson
1-7 p.m. Saturday
Cafe Oasis
1135 N.W. 25th
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Zoom In: Sex Apartments

A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.


Rod Lott
It's both a blessing and a shame that Zoom In: Sex Apartments carries such an exploitative title: a blessing because it may trick some horny guys into watching a better movie than they'd expect, and a shame because, well, Sex Apartments. (Hey, it could be worse: The original subtitle was Rape Apartments.)
Thursday, July 12, 2012

I Wish

A pair of young brothers need a miracle to reunite a family in a beautifully observant drama.


Phil Bacharach
I Wish
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
Wednesday, July 18, 2012