Comedy Rod Lott
It's been several years since we've gotten a good parody movie. With
the release of Supernatural Activity, it's obvious we
may have to wait several more. Found-footage horror is ripe for a
ripping, but this one isn't it.
Horror Rod Lott
Boris Karloff plays one of The Sorcerers in an obscure 1967 thriller from Warner Archive. To be more precise, he’s Dr. Marcus Monserrat, “practitioner of medical hypnosis.” Yet what he and his wife (Catherine Lacey, The Lady Vanishes) really itch to try out is something more sinister.
In an intoxicating performance worthy of awards attention, Mary Elizabeth Winstead gets 'Smashed.'
Drama Rod Lott
In a short career largely dominated with genre films — from Final Destination 3 to this past summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter —
Mary Elizabeth Winstead always has exuded a certain something. But
nothing that ever suggested the level of performance she delivers in Smashed.
Horror Rod Lott
My problem with most found-footage films is that there's not much to
them. Most can be described legitimately as an hour of buildup for one
scene of payoff. When you shorten the stories, however, as is done in
the horror anthology V/H/S, you have a handful of payoffs without all that pesky incidental padding.
Thriller Rod Lott
Just six days into his residency, Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom, The Three Musketeers)
already has his share of minor screw-ups: His handwriting is illegible,
and he prescribed penicillin for a patient who was allergic to it.
Comedy Rod Lott Why Stop Now
is a comedy that tries too hard to be a comedy. C’mon, you know the
kind: Although grounded in reality, the film presents characters so
quirky, they may as well come with signs around their neck to signal
their stock roles, i.e. “Precocious Sibling” and “Black Sidekick.”
Incidentally, this one fronts both of those examples.
After several unsuccessful attempts, a state senator plans to reintroduce medical marijuana legislation this session.
News Brendan Hoover
The fight to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma will continue this
year, despite recent setbacks. State Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma
City, the issue’s champion since 2006, has authored two
marijuana-related bills this legislative session.
Drama Phil Bacharach
John Hughes, for all the love people heap on his ’80s teen movies, was far too easy on high school. Maybe your high school experience was different than mine — and, if so, congrats. For many of us, however, those years were a marathon of self-pity, heartache, passion and anything else you’d find on an album by The Smiths.