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Topic: Lee

Grand Duel

To catch a Cleef.


Western

Rod Lott
Lee Van Cleef enjoyed a secondary career in Italy cranking out spaghetti Westerns, with little regard to quality. However, 1972’s Grand Duel — aka The Big Showdown — is deserving of its Grand label. No wonder Quentin Tarantino borrowed its sweeping theme song by Luis Bacalov for Kill Bill; you'll recognize it in two notes.
 
Monday, May 20, 2013

Iron Aidan

After a year on the road, jazz bassist Aidan Carroll returns home — and to the UCO Jazz Lab.


Music

Louis Fowler
Aidan Carroll Quartet
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab
100 E. Fifth, Edmond
ucojazzlab.com
359-7989
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rolling Thunder

You'll be as hooked as he.


Thriller

Rod Lott
You can keep Coming Home, Forrest Gump and Born on the Fourth of July, multiple Oscar winners all. For my money, the seminal disabled-Vietnam-vet film is 1977's Rolling Thunder.
 
Monday, June 3, 2013

Enter the Dragon: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Enter the greatest martial-arts film in history.


Action

Rod Lott
To karate-chop right to the chase, Enter the Dragon is the martial-arts movie to end all martial-arts movies. This comes as news to no one who has seen and enjoyed it over what now amounts to four decades. To celebrate that milestone, Warner Home Video has reissued it on Blu-ray in a handsome 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
 
Friday, June 28, 2013

RED 2

Better dead than ‘RED.’


Action

Zach Hale
Nobody in their right mind would mistake 2010's RED for high art. The film was a harmless, mildly entertaining caricature of a summer blockbuster that provided a fair amount of laughs and a hefty amount of explosions. Any notion of plot played second fiddle to graphic absurdity, but it at least bumbled about with a little bit of charm and charisma.
 
Monday, July 22, 2013

The Fog

For a great ghost story, bank on it.


Horror

Rod Lott
Once considered a disappointment (because anything after Halloween unfairly would be), John Carpenter's The Fog today is a genre-audience favorite — well-admired if just shy of qualifying as a modern horror classic. Its Blu-ray debut from Shout! Factory cements that.
 
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stone cold country

Oklahoma native Stoney LaRue is stickin' to his guns as he moves forward into the unknown.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue with Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson
5 p.m. Saturday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
thezooamp.com
602-0683
$38.50-$72
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection

Never forget.


Action

Rod Lott

It seems like it was just three months ago that Shout! Factory reissued the four core Bruce Lee flicks that aren't Enter the Dragon … because it was!

 
Friday, August 23, 2013

The Fugitive: 20th Anniversary Edition

Still runs like a charm.


Action

Rod Lott

Although The Fugitive was a monster hit in the summer of 1993, it seems to have been lost to the ages. It shouldn't. Perhaps Warner Home Video's 20th-anniversary Blu-ray will help see to that. Remember, folks, this movie was up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards — an action film!

 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

You are our sunshine, but not our only sunshine. That honor also belongs to Lee Chang Dong’s film Secret Sunshine, a South Korean film The New York Times penned “as dense and gripping as a great novel.” The movie screens as part of Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s film series 2 p.m. Sunday at Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 
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