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The 40-Year-Old Coffee Virgin


News

Rod Lott
One man's journey into java proves brewed with a latte bumps.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Woody wagon


Letters to the Editor

Robert Oxford
After reading Rod Lott’s review of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” (“Wood repair,” June 8, Gazette), I was puzzled: Normally, film critics focus on the whole of the work, examining it formally as well as contextually.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

13 Assassins

Samurai! Samurai! Samurai!


Action

Rod Lott
Proof that "13 Assassins" isn't your everyday Takashi Miike film: The opening scene depicts a man committing hara-kiri, and just as the sword is about to be inserted into his stomach, the director cuts away.
 
Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome to Rod & Reel!

Not about fishing.

Welcome to Rod & Reel, the Gazette’s first-ever blog covering film, television and video — all the stuff we can’t fit in print, whether local, national or international.

Those of you who’ve arrived here via a Google search, seeking info and tips on fishing, apologies. (But, hey, have you seen “Okie Noodling”?) —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.15.2011 3 years ago
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By Crom, it's crazy!

‘Conan’ cartoons coming to DVD

Those of you awaiting the “Conan the Barbarian” 3-D remake hitting theaters on Aug. 19, satisfy your hunger for swords and sorcery until then with Shout! Factory’s DVD release of “Conan the Adventurer: Season One,” streeting July 26.

It’s two discs of the 1982 cartoon series. I wasn’t even aware there was a cartoon series. We’ll have a review soon. In the meantime, feast on these three clips. —Rod Lott






by Rod Lott 07.15.2011 3 years ago
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‘Undefeated’ unspooling here

Sarah Palin documentary opens locally

“The Undefeated,” the documentary charting Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national political player, opens locally today, exclusively at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial.

Its independent distributor — the doc was not made with Palin’s direct participation — calls it “the year’s most controversial film.” (Wait, doesn’t “Zookeeper” lay claim to that title?) —Rod Lott

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The King of Fighters

Like 'Tekken,' but ... well, like 'Tekken.'


Action

Rod Lott
Hitting video one week after "Tekken" is "The King of Fighters," and the two share an awful lot in common: The live-action films are based on video-game franchises, more or less skipped theaters, place style over substance, and flirt with unresolved daddy issues as a subplot.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Cracks

Go Green with this strong psychological thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Eva Green hit moviegoers’ collective radar as eye candy in “The Dreamers” and “Casino Royale,” which makes her stellar performance in “Cracks” that much more remarkable.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Turbulent Skies

Casper the friendly actor saves a plane.


Action

Rod Lott
It’s strangely comforting that “Turbulent Skies” hasn’t an original idea in its 87 minutes.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Brother's Justice

Hey, Dax not funny


Comedy

Rod Lott
I know people who would love to see Dax Shepard give up comedy. (They're the kind who would say, "Did he ever start? Hi-ohhh!")
 
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
 
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