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Topic: fantasy

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

A heady piece of fantastic fantasy.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In a true tour-de-force performance, the late, great Tony Randall takes on seven roles in this long-beloved, charming 1964 fantasy from legendary sci-fi producer George Pal. After a too-long period of being out of print, it's back from Warner Archive.
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

First Squad: The Moment of Truth

‘Truth' doesn't hurt.


Action

Rod Lott
In its excellent opening credits, "First Squad: The Moment of Truth" plays off the classic iconography of Nazi and Communist propaganda — fitting since the film takes place in the heat of World War II.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Devil's Rock

Thud.


Horror

Rod Lott
On the eve of D-Day, British soldiers Capt. Grogan (Craig Hall, "30 Days of Night") and Sgt. Tane (Karlos Drinkwater, TV's "Spartacus") successfully maneuver through mines to infiltrate a cavernous Forau Island fortress that could be on the cover of Architectural Digest, if only the magazine printed an issue devoted to the homes of satanic creatures.
 
Friday, February 3, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of the great child performances anchors an imaginative fantasy.


Drama

Kathryn Jenson White
Rather than going to Beasts of the Southern Wild, you should approach the theater with the idea of going with it.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'Time' bandit

Fantasy novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon sets OKC visit to sign her latest surefire best-seller.


Features

Sarah Lobban
Sherrilyn Kenyon
7 p.m. Wednesday
Barnes & Noble
6100 N. May
843-9300
bn.com
 
Monday, August 6, 2012

Ruby Sparks

In this appealing indie rom-com, a novelist’s girl of his dreams springs from the page to a real person.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In Ruby Sparks, wunderkind author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood) has a few problems — one being that he is dateless, another that his male dog pees like a girl. More pressing is that he lacks the inspiration to follow up the Great American Novel that landed the high-school dropout on The New York Times best-seller list when he was all of 19.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lisztomania

Sex, symphonies and slapstick — all key to Ken Russell’s cult classic.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Ken Russell was either a genius or a madman, but more likely both. The iconoclastic filmmaker made movies that were loved by many — Tommy, Altered States, The Devils, Crimes of Passion — but despised by many, many more. Regardless of your opinion of them, one cannot deny they are different.
 
Monday, August 20, 2012

Spooky scribes

‘Tis the season for zombies and hauntings, according to two local authors.


Features

Mia Ledet
Gena Showalter and P.C. Cast
7 p.m. Tuesday
Barnes & Noble
6100 N. May
bn.com
843-9300
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Sorcerers

Boris Karloff gets hooked on a feeling.


Horror

Rod Lott
Boris Karloff plays one of The Sorcerers in an obscure 1967 thriller from Warner Archive. To be more precise, he’s Dr. Marcus Monserrat, “practitioner of medical hypnosis.” Yet what he and his wife (Catherine Lacey, The Lady Vanishes) really itch to try out is something more sinister.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
 
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