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Snuff

Sniff it out, brave among you.


Thriller

Rod Lott
No doubt, the story behind the 1976 film Snuff is more interesting than the story within it. (I suspect that'd be the case even if Snuff's filmmakers had bothered with plot at all.) 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Static

Who's knocking at my door?


Thriller

Rod Lott
A knock at the door in the middle of the night? Never a good sign. Freshman director Todd Levin's Static sparks to life with one such nocturnal omen.
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Maniac

And he wants his scalps!


Horror

Rod Lott
Reveling in the seediness that is downtown Los Angeles at night, IFC Films' Maniac is a rare remake that's better than the original. William Lustig's 1980 of the same name long has enjoyed a sizable cult, but I found it to be a thoroughly ugly film in all respects. And I actually like slasher movies! 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pacific Rim

Monsters kink.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Sometimes I revisit a beloved movie from my childhood and wonder, "What was I thinking? Do kids really have no taste?" Pacific Rim feels like one of those movies.
 
Friday, October 18, 2013

Queerbait

Shot in OKC, the VHS comedy Queerbait has so much against it — no script, a $100 budget, a 24-hour shoot — yet you'll be hooked.


Comedy

Rod Lott

Queerbait
8:30 p.m. Friday
The Paramount OKC
701 W. Sheridan Ave.
theparamountokc.com
517-0787
free

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Resolution

It will 'meth' with your head.


Horror

Rod Lott
After receiving a video of his best friend sky-high on meth, Michael (Peter Cilella) decides to do something about it. Arriving at a ramshackle, one-room home in the woods to find Chris (Vinny Curran) babbling about birds stealing his stuff and writing a book with a stray dog, Michael offers to take Chris to rehab.
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Rather than retire, the Jackass franchise flirts with fiction — if not sexually harasses it — in the semi-scripted, wholly hilarious Bad Grandpa.


Comedy

Rod Lott

Riotous as they are, the Jackass movies have not been immune to the law of diminishing returns — in terms of laughs, not box office. That the fourth feature, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, is the funniest since the first, 2002's Jackass: The Movie, is something of an unexpected achievement.

 
Friday, October 25, 2013

Day of the Dead

Eat it up.


Horror

Patrick Crain
With the exception of George Lucas’s Star Wars movies, few franchises that laid their foundation on the big screen were as culturally significant as George A. Romero’s Dead films. Everything about our conception of zombies derive from Romero’s creations. Before Night of the Living Dead — Romero’s stark, groundbreaking drive-in shocker from 1968 — zombies were barely in the public’s collective wheelhouse. Usually featured as trance-like beings who were used as slave labor, zombies were more tools of an insidious puppet master than a force unto themselves. Heck, before Night of the Living Dead, the term “undead” was mostly used to describe vampires.
 
Friday, October 25, 2013

Abducted

Reductive.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Lovebirds Dave (Trevor Morgan, Beneath the Dark) and Jessica (Tessa Ferrer, TV's Grey's Anatomy) have quite a vacation planned for their visit to California. Not on the agenda: being Abducted.
 
Friday, October 25, 2013

The Spirit

Who was that masked man?


Television series

Rod Lott

ABC's attempt at turning Will Eisner's iconic comic The Spirit into a TV series in 1987 may not have passed the pilot stage, but it sure beats Frank Miller's misbegotten $60 million feature-film treatment of 2008. If you missed the one-hour episode the first time around — and most of us did, which is why the series ended as it soon as it started — Warner Archive comes to the rescue.

 
Friday, October 25, 2013
 
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