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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Sci-fi

Storage 24

Blokes and the beast.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Britain’s on high alert after a plane falls from the sky from unknown causes. Terrorist attack, perhaps? At a 24-hour storage facility — hence the film’s title, Storage 24 — the ensuing crash has locked down its security system, effectively trapping people inside. Oh, and one gnarly alien.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

John Dies at the End

Far-out fun.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Better than the hit novel on which it’s as faithfully based as budgetary issues allow, John Dies at the End is one of those movies that tries really hard to be a cult movie. In this case, however, the goal has been met; I suspect that, as with most of director Don Coscarelli’s work, from Phantasm and The Beastmaster to Bubba Ho-Tep, we’ll still be discussing this one decades later. That’s not to say it’s without faults.
 
Friday, April 12, 2013

Bright it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Virtuosi. No, not that stupid sci-fi movie with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. We mean the latest Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble concert with Tchaikovsky and Kodály, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Pennsylvania, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 N.W. Seventh. Admission is $10. Visit brightmusic.org.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Terminator Anthology

Get it before Skynet takes over.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Quoth the cyborg, “I’ll be back.” And he was. And now again, this time in the form of Terminator Anthology, Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray box set of the four franchise films to date. It could be argued that the movies stopped being good when James Cameron stopped directing them. After revisiting the quartet, I don't agree — I strongly agree.
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thale

A fairy tale with a tail.


Horror

Rod Lott
Members of cleaning services expect to find the unexpected. For Elvis (Erlend Nervold) and Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) of the No Shit Cleaning Service, that means uncovering a naked woman submerged in a basement bathtub, yet alive, in shock and with tubes down her throat.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cherryh picked


CFN

Gazette staff
Good news for lovers of homegrown sci-fi/fantasy lit. Oklahoma-born-and-bred author C.J. Cherryh’s four-part series The Morgaine Stories is primed for a jump to the big screen. Luckily, the transformation from book to movie doesn’t require a secret spell or potion.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Manborg

Part man. Part machine. All really funny.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Following its hilarious Father’s Day, the ’80s-obsessed Canadian quintet known as Astron-6 unleashes another inspired homage/parody in Manborg. Instead of vengeance, sci-fi is the skewered genre of choice. And Manborg is indeed choice.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mold!

Spread the word: a B movie that’s semi-infectious.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Ignore the grim, apocalyptic cover of this DVD, which depicts the flick’s vibe so inaccurately, it even drops the title’s exclamation point. Make no mistake: Mold! has mirth on its mind ... even if those brains have spilled onto the floor.
 
Friday, May 10, 2013

Dark Skies

Close encounters of the suburban kind.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Thanks to examples like The Others and Sinister, moviegoers know that whenever a kids' crayon drawing pops up, it's never a good sign for the protagonists. Add Dark Skies to that list.
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013

Metal Shifters

Mildly enjoyable hunk of junk, literally.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Originally broadcast on Syfy as "Iron Invader," "Metal Shifters" examines an heretofore unknown problem related to our nation's housing crisis: a 17-feet-tall, 1-ton, killer-robot statue made of junk.
 
Monday, February 6, 2012
 
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