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'Fair' and balanced

Letters to the Editor

Allison Rathgeber
I enjoyed the article on fair food that was in Oklahoma Gazette Sept. 21 (Matt Carney, Jenny Coon Peterson, Rod Lott, “Fair play”).
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Mill and the Cross

A centuries-old painting comes to life in the slow-going, but visually sumptuous ‘The Mill and the Cross.’


Rod Lott
The Mill And The Cross
5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Traveling Executioner

What an odd jolt!


Rod Lott
Between 1977's "The Squeeze" and now 1980's "The Traveling Executioner," Warner Archive singlehandedly is keeping alive the legend that was Stacy Keach: that before too many bad choices and one coke arrest derailed his career, the actor was quite the screen sensation.
Friday, October 14, 2011

Giving zombies pause

Not as great as Walken flying through a hotel, but still ...

Were you one of the 7.3 million viewers who broke a basic-cable record by tuning in to the sophomore-season premiere of “The Walking Dead”?

Yeah? How about that first half-hour, huh? Whoa! A series best, amiright? And zombies in church? Whaddup wit’ dat, huh? And that final shot, too! Wow! Hey, is it weird that even a dirt-streaked and sweat-stained Laurie Holden still sets my heart a-flutter? Agree — didn’t think so. Oh, and that stomach scene! Eewww! I know, right? Ha!

Regardless of whether or not that made any sense, feast your eyes on the trailer for “The Walken Dead,” brought to our attention by the good people of the Nerdist podcast. No, it’s not real. Yes, it’s funny. Yes, it could use more cowbell. —Rod Lott

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South of Heaven

Going 'South.’


Rod Lott
You couldn't live through the mid-'90s without hitting a Quentin Tarantino wannabe: "2 Days in the Valley," "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead," "Albino Alligator," "Love and a .45," "The Boondock Saints," "Killing Zoe," "Destiny Turns on the Radio." Gawd, weren't they great?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

A heady piece of fantastic fantasy.


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

From tusk till brawn

Weird and winning, ‘Walrus’ makes sport of an arm-wrestling champion whose life gets turned topsy-turvy.


Rod Lott
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Little Help

Jenna Fischer needs no 'Help,' giving a range-widening performance.


Rod Lott
Although "A Little Help" tries to make us believe it has presented "The Office"'s Jenna Fischer unattractive — as if! — the dramedy is worth seeing, assuming your expectations are kept reasonably in check.
Friday, October 21, 2011


Hey, man, nice shot!


Rod Lott
Since the 2005 French thriller "13 Tzameti" was pretty good on its own, why bother to remake it? I have a theory: Sad to say, most Americans won't willingly watch movies that are in black and white, or have subtitles, or don't have famous faces they recognize. And they sure as hell won't watch movies that fall into all three categories of "liabilities," as "13 Tzameti" does.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Human Centipede II

‘The Human Centipede II’ madman’s got legs, and he knows how to use them. You’ve been warned.


Rod Lott
Anyone who can recall our review last year of “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)” may remember an observation that the film’s events weren’t as graphic as everyone expected — that they could’ve been much worse.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011