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Topic: Rod Lott

X

‘X’ marks the scene of the crime.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Not to be confused with a certain superhero series or a Spike Lee biopic, “X” is an unrated thriller about an X-rated lifestyle: having sex with men for money.
 
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ready for inspection!

A Kaye classic gets remastered.

Classic film fans, prepare to have the hap-hap-happiest September since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny effing Kaye!

That’s because Kaye’s arguably most-beloved film that doesn’t involve a white Christmas, “The Inspector General,” earns a collector’s edition from Shout! Factory, due Sept. 20. In the 1949 musical comedy, Kaye plays an illiterate doofus mistaken for the title person by a town’s corrupt officials. They try to kill them. Yes, that’s right: assassination attempts mixed with musical comedy.

Shout!’s disc features a newly remastered print of the film, 17 minutes of color home movies taken on the set, and the 1938 comedy short “Money on Your Life,” in which Kaye also is chased by people who want to kill him. I’m sensing a pattern. —Rod Lott
 
by Rod Lott 08.25.2011 2 years ago
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Cry Terror!

Like the man says, ‘It’s a dilly.’


Thriller

Rod Lott
From 1958, “Cry Terror!” wastes no time, doing its best to earn that exclamation point. Even as the opening credits are still going, two men talking spell out practically the entire plot:
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Don’t pass up the original.


Horror

Rod Lott
In general, I prefer the films of Guillermo del Toro that he doesn’t direct (“The Orphanage,” “Splice”) to the ones he does (particularly “Hellboy” and its sequel). That holds true for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” which he only co-wrote and co-produced, ceding the director’s chair to newcomer Troy Nixey.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Live from Tokyo

これは、音楽についての素晴らしいドキュメンタリーです。


Documentary

Rod Lott
As soaked in neon as the city it captures, the documentary “Live from Tokyo” delves into its underground music scene — specifically, how living in such a crowded megaopolis, where citizens are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information and stimuli, affects what musicians make. Spoiler alert: Clutter yields creative intensity.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Heroes of the Old West

How’s 22 hours suit you, pardner?


Western

Rod Lott
Not a fan of Westerns? Or are you just not sure?
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

A Horrible Way to Die

A not-so-'Horrible' mumblecore killer thriller.


Horror

Rod Lott
Curses! I've been tricked into watching another mumblecore movie! Here I am, just as I had shaken Joe Swanberg's wretched "Nights and Weekends" from my mind, and "A Horrible Way to Die" dredges up all those dreadful memories of that overly affected anti-style.
 
Monday, August 29, 2011
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'Community' collage

‘Maybe BNL has two Billboard awards to your zero.’

One of the scant few sitcoms worth watching, “Community” is about to start its third season on NBC, but its second hits DVD next Tuesday.

We’ll have a review of the four-disc set sooner rather than later, but for now, feast on these choice clips. I point you in particular to the first, in which a diss of the group Barenaked Ladies sparks a “oh, no he di’n’t” pile-on. If I had a million dollars, I’d put this on that screen in Times Square.  —Rod Lott

The Barenaked Ladies

What’s Up with the Cat?

"The Math Club"



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Love Wedding Marriage

Mandy Moore deserves better than this rom-com.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In a better world, the beautiful and talented Mandy Moore would be a huge movie star, rather than the marginal one she is. With little exception (“Saved!”), she’s cast in projects beneath her talent. “Love Wedding Marriage” is the latest.
 
Monday, August 29, 2011

52 pick-up

KSBI puts its ‘I’ on Oklahoma.

When KSBI 52 calls itself a local television station, it means it. The channel’s fall lineup abounds with programming that isn’t just locally produced, but promotes local happenings.

KSBI’s new schedule includes:
• “Mind Games,” in which Oklahoma college students compete “in a battle of the brains” for scholarships worth $200,000;
• “High School Football Updates,” with live broadcasts of two to six games every Thursday and Friday night;
• “All About You: After Dark,” a Kealey McIntire-hosted talk show focused on fashion, fitness, health, careers, finance, music and more;
• “Oklahoma Live,” featuring local music, artists, actors and more, hosted by Lyn Hester;
• “OK Sports Wrap,” a sports magazine hosted by Mary Rachel Redman and Abigail Ogle;
• “Rodeo Opry,” shot in Stockyards City, airs some of the state’s greatest country talents;
• “Hollywood Spotlight,” hosted by Dino Lalli; and
• “Dog Talk,” about man’s best friend, hosted by Pat Becker.

A few syndicated programs round out the lineup, such as the game show “Cash Cab,” the long-running sitcom “The King of Queens” and memorable moments from Johnny Carson’s reign on “The Tonight Show.” For more information, visit ksbitv.com or check out the video below. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.30.2011 2 years ago
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