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Topic: buy

Distribution dilemma


Letters to the Editor

Chadwick Cox
In Bill Bishop’s Commentary (“Counterpoint: Paying the price”), he states a law change would “negatively impact selection and price, just as it’s done in Texas.”
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Napa for Papa

Napa Valley still produces some of the best wines in the world, and Father’s Day is a good reason to rediscover old favorites.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
“Don’t ever buy me anything I need as a present.” That bit of wisdom is actually from my wife. It’s a maxim I now live by when birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmases come round. It’s entirely apropos for Father’s Day.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Aggression Scale

Home, sweat home.


Thriller

Rod Lott
True to its title, The Aggression Scale begins quite aggressively: A woman just done with her daytime jog enters her home, whereupon a gunshot blasts her back out to her front yard. A hit man emerges and snaps a Polaroid for proof.
 
Friday, May 18, 2012

Turnpike Troubadours — Goodbye Normal Street


Country

Phil Bacharach
On Goodbye Normal Street, their third full-length album, Turnpike Troubadours serve up a potent brew of country, bluegrass, folk and even Creole (just to kick it up a notch). The quintet from Stillwater produces music that’s straightforward and simple, but hardly simplistic.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Act of Valor

By sea, by air, by land, with cheese.


Action

Rod Lott
“Based on real acts of valor,” Act of Valor may prove a better Navy recruitment film than action film in the short term. While not the first movie depicting Navy SEALs doing their thing, it's the first movie to do so starring actual, active-duty Navy SEALs. Seriously — for privacy reasons, their names aren't even in the credits.
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The SweetWater — Moonshine


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City rock act The SweetWater works for something wholly unique in its full-length debut, and while it’s a tall order to hone down influences as varied as Queens of the Stone Age, Black Crowes and Alice in Chains, the band does an admirable job of it with Moonshine.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Awakening

Mummy dearest.


Horror

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

Goon

Not quite as puckish as it would like, but close enough.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Coming from a family of doctors, yet being nothing more than a bar bouncer, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott, American Reunion) feels down in the dumps, because he lacks "a thing." That changes when, defending his gay brother's honor from a homophobic slur at a hockey game, he punches the offending player with such power, the guy's helmet cracks open.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lucky Devils

'Devils' made me do it.


Drama

Rod Lott
It's fun to compare Lucky Devils — a 1933 RKO Picture about stuntmen — to something more contemporary, like 1980's The Stunt Man or even last year's Drive. According to this fun flick, safety was like an afterthought, with the guys who were risking their lives getting the scene explained to them once, quickly and just before the director called, “Action!”
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Wizard of Gore / The Gore Gore Girls

Let it bleed some more, in high-def.


Horror

Rod Lott
On the bloody heels of Something Weird Video's The Blood Trilogy comes another Blu-ray of pioneering indie filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis' well-known works. The disc may hold one feature fewer, but high-def beggars can't be choosers, so chew happily on what you got: 1970's The Wizard of Gore and '72's The Gore Gore Girls, which would be his last directorial effort for more than 35 years.
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
 
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