Horror Rod Lott
When you put a little kid in danger in your first scene, as The Wicked
does, I'm in. That’s a fairly bold move, and it signals that the film
is going to — pardon my French — have some balls and do something
The route of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ is great to good.
Thriller Phil Bacharach The Place Beyond the Pines is two-thirds of a great movie. Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to 2010’s Oscar-nominated Blue Valentine
is a tense, powerful crime thriller with some weighty stuff on its
mind. It speaks to the filmmaker’s know-how that not even a crazily
contrived third act can damper its haunting power.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Pegged as being “as punk as the Sex Pistols” is Y La Orkesta, the
indie-mambo act of Calexico and DeVotchKa member Sergio Mendoza.
Combining Latin styles with psychedelic-tinged rock, the band grooves at 8
p.m. Friday at The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western, to play tracks from
its debut album, Mambo Mexicano. Tickets are $8. Call 607-4805 or visit conservatoryokc.com.
Thriller Rod Lott
Imagine waking up in a river with a nasty cut on your forehead, a gun, a
bag full of millions in cash and no memory of who you are. For many, we
call this Monday. For the purposes of this review, however, we call it ID:A.
Spread the word: a B movie that’s semi-infectious.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
Ignore the grim, apocalyptic cover of this DVD, which depicts the
flick’s vibe so inaccurately, it even drops the title’s exclamation
point. Make no mistake: Mold! has mirth on its mind ... even if those brains have spilled onto the floor.
Action Rod Lott
While it's admirable that Parker
is dedicated to the memory of Donald E. Westlake, the legendary crime
author who wrote two dozen novels about the character under the Richard
Stark pen name, this Parker
is not his Parker. It's Taylor Hackford's, and the director continues
to apply his nondescript, workmanlike touch to average material (see Love Ranch, Ray, Proof of Life, etc.). He neither improves it nor harms it; he simply keeps it afloat.
Horror Rod Lott
One of the most inconsistent franchises in movie history is the one beget by Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. How does one follow all those less-than-beloved sequels? Lionsgate's latest in the series — the seventh — has a solution: Ignore 'em.