Thursday 24 Jul
 
 
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg

 

OKG Newsletter


Topic: Car

Gone in 60 Seconds: Car Crash King Edition

For pure automobile action, it’s ‘Gone,’ baby, ‘Gone.’


Action

Rod Lott
Compared to its 2000 big-budget remake, H.B. Halicki's Gone in 60 Seconds is deficient in slickness, star power, performances, plotting and humor. Yet the 1974 indie original decimates the Hollywood version as an all-around entertainment. Why? Two simple reasons, boiled down to numbers: some 500 vehicles wrecked and a 40-minute chase scene.
 
Friday, October 19, 2012

The Outlaw Brothers

Kickin’!


Action

Rod Lott
In the heyday of DVD, 20th Century Fox brought a lot of contemporary Asian actioners to disc in affordable, collectible editions under the “Hong Kong Legends” banner: Eastern Condors, Magnificent Butchers, Knockabout, In the Line of Duty 4, City Hunter, Naked Killer, My Lucky Stars. Watching The Outlaw Brothers reminded me of those glorious times.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Police Story / Police Story 2

Cop a feel.


Action

Rod Lott
Like many, my first exposure to Jackie Chan was through 1981’s The Cannonball Run. That doesn’t count.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nightfall

It’s no mystery: ‘Nightfall’ is a superlative thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
As Simon Lam gets older, he gets better. The veteran actor has appeared in such in seminal HK action films of the 1990s as Once Upon a Time in China (opposite Jet Li) and Bullet in the Head (directed by John Woo); in the aughts, he graced audience and critical favorites Election and Ip Man.
 
Monday, May 20, 2013

Mad Max Trilogy

From the days when one could root for Mel Gibson.


Action

Rod Lott
Prior to Lethal Weapon, Mel Gibson was best-known as the hero of a postapocalyptic Down Under in 1979’s Mad Max, 1981’s The Road Warrior and 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Blu-rays of each come housed in one of those unnecessary tins via Warner Home Video's new Trilogy set.
 
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nothing to blow up about


CFN

Gazette staff
A notification by Valley Brook police about a possible explosive in a car turned out to be nothing more than a phone charger and wires in a bag.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The biggest loser


CFN

Gazette staff
He, uh ... we did it!
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Streetcar route could impact street parking


News

Ben Felder
Fitting a streetcar system into downtown Oklahoma City was never intended to be a seamless process, city officials said this week.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Naked, armed and possibly dangerous


CFN

Gazette staff
What’s scarier than a naked 71-year-old man? Well, a naked 71-year-old man wielding a meat cleaver.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 
Close
Close
Close