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Topic: Rod Lott

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‘MST3K’ unleashes a Gamera-only set.

All together now: “Gamera is really sweet! He is filled with turtle meat!”

Confused? You won’t be come Tuesday, when Shout! Factory releases “Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXI: MST3K vs. Gamera.” The five-DVD set of Japanese giant-turtle madness comes housed in a limited-edition tin, with five mini-posters. Fans who order direct from Shout! Factory will receive a free Gamera postcard pack and “MST3K” stress ball, so click to squeeze.

Look for the Oklahoma Gazette review soon. Until then, enjoy the official trailer and these choice six clips! —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.28.2011 2 years ago
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Eastbound & Down: The Complete Second Season

HBO's sauciest series scores another homer


Television series

Rod Lott
When we last saw egotistical, repulsive, overweight, rude, crude, arrogant, self-centered, self-destructive, alcoholic, weed-smoking, coke-snorting former pro baseball player Kenny Powers, he had left the love of his life on the side of the road and high-tailed it to Mexico, the no-good bum.
 
Monday, August 1, 2011

Page One: Inside the New York Times

All the news that’s fit to print becomes fit to watch, in the arresting documentary ‘Page One: Inside The New York Times.’


Documentary

Rod Lott

Page One: Inside The New York Times
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

'Babe' watch

'BVB' heading to DVD!

Did you read Richard York’s Oklahoma Gazette feature earlier this summer about the locally shot horror comedy “Bikini Vampire Babes”?


Someone did, according to this letter from “BVB” co-writer/director/producer Ted West: “Wanted to let you know that a distributor in New York read your article about our movie and picked us up for distribution. Just wanted to say thanks!”

You’re welcome! Gazette power! —Rod Lott



by Rod Lott 08.03.2011 2 years ago
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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

Blackest blight

Which is worse: the movie or the cap?

Online T-shirt shop ROCKWORLDEAST (whose PR peeps swear up and down that the company name really is written in unappealing all caps) recently released its top five items for the summer. Amid the usual music-oriented tops (Misfits, Wiz Khalifa, Grateful Dead) are two movie-merchandise wearables.


One is a shirt featuring Zach Galifianakis’ character from “The Hangover” films, above the line, “That’s classic.”

Unfortunately, the other is this flat-brim hat featuring Green Lantern. Woe be to the teen or tween who tries to wear this at my dinner table, much less bring into my house. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 08.05.2011 2 years ago
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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

Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking

Meditate on this: 'Zen' makes for excellent viewing.


Television series

Rod Lott
BBC's procedural mystery "Zen" is so good, it stands right alongside the superlative "Sherlock" and "Luther" in my book. Based on Michael Dibdin's series of 11 novels of Italy's antiheroic Detective Aurelio Zen, the show's first season is comprised of three 90-minute episodes, each at a quality equal to or above most feature films.
 
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
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Vines so fine

Confession time: I. Love. Black. Licorice!

Just as I am about the only American who doesn’t like Harry Potter, I am about the only American who loves black licorice.

Whenever I go to any of our local theaters and see people gnawing on bags of strawberry Twizzlers from the concession stand, I long for the black licorice they do not carry. (And that’s OK, because concession prices are so through-the-roof, you have to take out a second home mortgage to acquire anything there.) I’m the guy who keeps Good & Plenty in business.

That’s why Natural Vines made my day last week by sending over two bags of its “gourmet licorice” — one bag o’ black, one red — to try. Rather than sneak them into Kickingbird Cinema’s Saturday matinee of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” — because that would break theater policy — I sampled both over the weekend while watching DVDs

First, just to get it out of the way, I sampled the strawberry flavor of Natural Vines before passing off to my Twizzler-loving family, who scarfed these up. I’ll admit it was far superior to Twizzlers, with a taste that’s more tart than sweet.

But the black licorice flavor was the amazing one. It carried a taste that grows in sweet strength the more you chew it. Also, it was softer than what we’re used to, because instead of appearing in long, thin strands, Natural Vines’ licorice is cut into short, thick nubs, like the size of gumballs.

To summarize: They tasted awesome and have my mouth’s eternal love. That’s because, true to the brand’s name, they’re made with all-natural ingredients — you’re not missed at all, high-fructose corn syrup! — and real licorice extract. Bonus: Low in fat and sodium, the candies are less than 17 calories per piece. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.08.2011 2 years ago
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