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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Movie

CFN Tweet of the Week

Do you get an IMDb credit for that?


CFN

Gazette staff
“I just found out I’m in the movie coming out the Mechanic they play one of my sex scenes woohoo” —Oklahoma adult film star Jesse Jane.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sketchy duo

For three years, the 2 Movie Guys have turned otherwise forgettable films into one funny show.


Features

Richard York
It’s Saturday night. You’re up for a movie, but don’t have a DVD player, a Netflix account, a video store membership, cable TV, any money or a friend to share it with.
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

‘5’ star

Take a memo: Former ‘American Idol’ runner-up Diana DeGarmo takes the stage for ‘9 to 5: The Musical.’


Performing Arts

Rod Lott
9 to 5: The Musical
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker
OKCCivicCenter.com, 297-2264
$18-$65
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Near-'Midnight' movie

Once a staple of movie theaters, the midnight movie is attempting a metro resurgence


Features

Rod Lott
Once a staple at theaters nationwide, the midnight movie is now something most experience at home.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hat trick

‘Punch Cowboy’ has a winning recipe: equal parts comedy, drama and action, with loads of local talent added to the mix.


Drama

Rod Lott
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org, 951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
tekken

R&R Q&A with Dwight Little

The 'Tekken' director talks!

Based on the video game franchise, the live-action “Tekken” debuts Tuesday on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s directed by Dwight Little, whose work includes such films as “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” “Marked for Death” with Steven Seagal, “Rapid Fire” with Brandon Lee, “Murder at 1600” with Wesley Snipes and “The Phantom of the Opera” with Robert Englund.

R&R: It’s been a while since you’ve done a feature film. You’ve been working a lot in TV, so why “Tekken”? What brought you back?

Little: It was a chance to re-collaborate with Alan McElroy, the screenwriter, who I did "Halloween 4" and "Rapid Fire" with, and he and I have a great, common creative interest and rapport. I thought the “Tekken” world was a great platform for a martial arts movie. I had some success with "Marked for Death" and "Rapid Fire," and it looked like it was in my area of expertise.

R&R: Were you familiar with the games?

Little: Only in sort of a passing way. I wasn't like a hardcore player, but my two boys are into it, so I get into vicariously. There was a mythology about the family and the Tekken corporation I got inspired by, like you get inspired by a short story or a novel. I also love the ever-changing, interactive fight designs — those were so visually interesting to me. I thought it'd be a way to freshen up the genre of a martial arts action movie.

R&R: Did you approach it any different because it was a video game first?

Little: You look at the existing source material and find the thing that makes you passionate or gets you excited. I made the movie like I would make “Rocky” or “Gladiator” — the goal is to make a good movie, not a good video game. You have to commit to the characters to keep viewers actively committed to the story. Poppy visuals are not going to do it for 100 minutes. Alan and I said, "You know what? Jin and his devil wings, and the boxing kangaroo — let's leave that for a CGI or an anime movie. Let's leave these heavy supernatural items on the table."

R&R: Obviously, you were invested in it, so are you disappointed its theatrical release was so small?

Little: Sure, but that reflects the world we live in. This movie, made 10 years ago, obviously would have been released on 2,000 screens. To market and release a movie now nationally is a $35-to-$40-million commitment in marketing. “Iron Man” and those movies can support that, but there's only seven distributors now, effectively. The way that smaller movies come to the marketplace in an era of a digital world — it's exactly the same as the music business. Our world is changing so fast, but “Tekken” will be platformed on Blu-ray, on Redbox, on iTunes, on VOD and Netflix and pay-per-view, and that's how movies go into the world unless it's Warner Bros. and they have that massive marketing muscle. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.15.2011 3 years ago
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Final Destination 5

‘Final Destination 5’ has plenty of blood and nearly no brains. But as long as you know that …


Horror

Rod Lott
Last summer, the fourth “Final Destination” movie swapped a numeral for a definitive article, because producers figured the franchise had run its course. Then “The Final Destination” made $181 million worldwide, so this summer, we have another chapter, and the numbering system has been reinstated.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sure thing

Edmondites behind the indie thriler ‘iCrime.’

Edmond-based Sure Crossing Films is behind the Internet-fueled thriller “iCrime,” which hits DVD and VOD on Sept. 27.

Sure Crossing principals Richard Ford and Scott Bridges produced the flick, set in the world of vlogs. Here’s the official synopsis: “’iCrime’ begins with the live kidnapping of a popular Internet celebrity and follows an Oklahoma girl obsessed with exposing it as a hoax, catapulting her to her own online celebrity in the process.”

Plus, the page for the film’s YouTube trailer mentions the phrase “sex tape.” Now you’re interested, right? —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.23.2011 45 years ago
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Film this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
If you were in diapers when Al Pacino first warned moviegoers to “Say hello to my little friend,” the world is yours tonight.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
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