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Topic: sci-fi

Mimic: The Director's Cut

Take two!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Guillermo del Toro is a giant talent, but he has an equally giant problem in getting too close to his films, to a point where he's unable to see any of their faults; thus, they often overstay their welcome. ("Hellboy II: The Golden Army" was among 2008's most tiresome movies, but length was hardly that one's only problem.)
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Lost Future

It should be ‘Lost’ forever.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Sean Bean's at the center of a critically acclaimed, made-for-television effort that has him and his crew using many an antiquating weapon, from swords to bows.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

A heady piece of fantastic fantasy.


Sci-Fi

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

Earth to ‘Earth’

The science-fiction play ‘Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth’ feels about as long as its awkward title.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Nov. 5
Ghostlight Theatre Club
3110 N. Walker
ghostlighttheatreclub.com
286-9412
$13-$18
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Film this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
In 1984, music producer Giorgio Moroder re-edited and restored the 1927 silent sci-fi film “Metropolis,” adding a rock soundtrack featuring the likes of Freddie Mercury, Billy Squier, Pat Benatar and Loverboy.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Melancholia

Sadness has never looked so good than in Lars von Trier’s intriguing drama on depression with a sci-fi twist, ‘Melancholia.’


Drama

Jenn Scott

Melancholia
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Another Earth

This intriguing sci-fi drama goes slightly out of orbit.


Sci-Fi

Phil Bacharach
You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Deaths

Buckle up. Things are about to get messy.


Horror

Rod Lott
The term "little death" serves as a euphemism for "orgasm," so it makes sense that the British horror anthology "Little Deaths" explores the inexorable link between sex and death.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It’s chimps ahoy with the latest ‘Planet of the Apes’ adventure.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Say what you will about Tim Burton’s widely despised 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” but if it hadn't made serious bank, this prequel would not exist.
 
Monday, December 12, 2011

The Deadly Spawn: Millennium Edition

It’s ‘Deadly’ fun.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
From 1983, “Deadly Spawn” clearly is rooted in the style of the 1950s sci-fi monster movies whose posters bedeck one of the character’s walls, from Bert I. Gordon's "The Spider" to Jack Arnold’s “Monster on the Campus” — films in which severe deficiencies in budget are mitigated by ingenuity and charm.
 
Monday, February 20, 2012
 
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