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Topic: Warner Home Video


The best movie ever made on the Arthurian legends


Rod Lott
In 10th-grade English, after we'd read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Mrs. Anderson showed us John Boorman's 1981 epic, "Excalibur," or at least the parts she could show, given its deserved R rating.
Monday, April 4, 2011

Grand Prix

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


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

Never Apologize

‘if ....’ only it were interesting


Rod Lott
Coinciding with the 40th-anniversary Blu-ray of Malcolm McDowell’s arguably most famous film, “A Clockwork Orange,” Warner Home Video releases “Never Apologize,” the actor’s recollections of working with director Lindsay Anderson, with whom he collaborated on five films.
Thursday, May 19, 2011

There and back again

Each entry of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy graces us with a one-day-only run

I do believe J.R.R. Tolkien was foreshadowing this event in the following famous lines: One (movie reel) ring to rule them all; one ring to find them (“them” being The Nerds); one ring to bring them all (to a movie theater); and in the darkness bind them.

Oddly enough, I was reluctant at first to give “The Lord of the Rings” films a try. I had never read the books growing up because my mom didn’t care for “The Hobbit” as a child and decided, against all evidence to the contrary, that I wouldn’t like it, either.

The first of the trilogy opened in movie theaters at almost the same time as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and I, for some unfathomable reason, saw it as competition to my beloved Harry. (Seriously.) I stayed away until friends finally cajoled me into seeing it.

Like most nerds, I was instantly hooked. I made up for lost time by reading “The Hobbit” and the trilogy in short order, moved on to Tolkien’s other works, and then took a “Myth and Tolkien” class in college. (Again, seriously.) I was by far the coolest kid in class — a class that included one young lady bringing in her Casio keyboard to play us all a few of Tolkien’s famous poems, or lays, she had put to music — but that’s kind of like saying you’re the skinniest kid at fat camp.

Now a decade since the first film was released, Fathom Entertainment and Warner Home Video are bringing the trilogy back to the big screen for just one 7 p.m. screening at select theaters. “The Fellowship of the Ring” will play June 14, “The Two Towers” follows on June 21, and “The Return of the King” finishes up the saga on June 28.

In the metro, the event is only playing at Spotlight 14 in Norman and Cinemark Tinseltown. Each film is the extended version (so remember to use the potty beforehand) and will open with an intro from Our Lord and Savior himself, Peter Jackson.

For tickets and more info, visit Fathom Events.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 05.31.2011 3 years ago
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A Clockwork Orange: Anniversary Edition

You can't look away from the film or its myriad extras


Rod Lott
When a good friend first introduced me to Stanley Kubrick's 1971 masterpiece, "A Clockwork Orange," via VHS tape in 1988, I was really bothered by it.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011