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OKG Newsletter


Topic: DVD reviews

The Clinic

Probably should've miscarried.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Aussie thriller “The Clinic” begins on Christmas Eve 1979, "six years before the advent of DNA testing," the odd title read, and the visibly pregnant Beth (Tabrett Bethell, TV’s “Legend of the Seeker”) and Cameron (Andy Whitfield, TV’s “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) are headed to spend it with her mother.
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Conan the Adventurer: Season One

By Crom, it’s cheese with muscles!


Television series

Rod Lott
The Conan on display in the children’s cartoon of the early ’90s isn’t the Conan I know from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of the early ’80s or the Robert E. Howard stories of the early ’30s.
 
Friday, August 5, 2011

Supernatural: The Anime Series

TV terror gets 'tooned.


Television series

Rod Lott
Since the CW cult hit horror "Supernatural" already had spun off into novels and comics years ago, why not cartoons? It's only natural, and the colorful, creepy Japanimation style makes a suitable fit.
 
Monday, August 8, 2011

The Last Godfather

Fuggedaboutit. No, really: Fuggedaboutit.


Comedy

Rod Lott
According to the IMDb, Hyung-rae Shim is one of South Korea's most beloved comedians. After seeing "The Last Godfather," for which he serves as the writer/director/star, we'll agree to disagree.
 
Monday, August 8, 2011

The Task / Scream of the Banshee

Clowns or banshees? Take your pick.


Horror

Rod Lott
After Dark Originals return this month with two more new releases, “The Task” and “Scream of the Banshee” — one of which may make your day.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trollhunter

The troll movie without a popcorn sex scene.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Vampires can be felled by garlic. Werewolves, by silver. Frankenstein's monster, by fire. Trolls, by, um ... well ... hmm.
 
Friday, August 19, 2011

Dangerous Babes

A dozen dollops of delectable dames for your disposable DVD dollars.


Thriller

Rod Lott
For the exploitation explorer on a budget, Mill Creek Entertainment’s loosely themed sets culled from the Crown International library are irresistible. With 12 female-centric films on three double-sided DVDs, “Dangerous Babes” promises “18 hours of hard-to-find cinematic classics,” and comes through on every word except “classics.”
 
Friday, August 19, 2011

The Beaver

You’ve got to hand it to Gibson.


Drama

Rod Lott
While not the disaster you may have been led to believe, neither is “The Beaver” a success. It sits somewhere in the middle, unsure of itself as to which style of story to commit. Ultimately, where it ends up is in the field of “noble curiosity,” based in no small part on the spectacularly public, ill-timed flameout of its star.
 
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Man from Atlantis: The Complete TV Movies Collection / The Complete Television Series

Before ‘Dallas,’ Patrick Duffy made a splash as a waterlogged wonder.


Television series

Rod Lott
Being all of 6 years old during its brief run on the tube, I have only vague memories of “Man from Atlantis,” Patrick Duffy’s pre-“Dallas” TV series that has become a sci-fi cult hit ever since.
 
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Live from Tokyo

これは、音楽についての素晴らしいドキュメンタリーです。


Documentary

Rod Lott
As soaked in neon as the city it captures, the documentary “Live from Tokyo” delves into its underground music scene — specifically, how living in such a crowded megaopolis, where citizens are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information and stimuli, affects what musicians make. Spoiler alert: Clutter yields creative intensity.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011
 
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