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Topic: movie

New York Stories

One outta three ain’t bad, when that one is Scorsese.


Drama

Rod Lott
I have fond memories of seeing John Ritter in Blake Edwards’ 1989 sex comedy, Skin Deep, in theaters ... because right after it was over, two friends and I snuck into the movie we really wanted to see: another newcomer, New York Stories.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Strong actors can’t atone for the dull dramedy 'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding' — not even the legendary Jane Fonda.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Freak Dance


Comedy

Rod Lott
It pains me to say that Freak Dance, a film from the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, isn't much better than the Wayans brothers' dreadful 2009 Dance Flick. Both parody dance-off movies (duh), but only one earned a nationwide theatrical release. Freak Dance's DVD debut comes two years after its completion; it's not that bad, but yeah, it's bad.
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Hunter

Catch a tiger by his Dafoe.


Drama

Rod Lott
Forgive the bland title; The Hunter stands tall as a terrific thriller from Down Under, arguably three-fourths excellent.
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bullhead

A drama with balls about a guy with none.


Drama

Rod Lott
One of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, the Belgian drama Bullhead does nothing to change the public perception that the category's entrants wear perpetual frowns. After all, its protagonist so clearly, so early, states his life's motto: "You're always fucked."
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Screenwriter Lou Berney aims to make a name in crime fiction with debut novel, 'Gutshot Straight'


Fiction

Rod Lott
Lou Berney
7 p.m. Tuesday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
842-2900
www.fullcirclebooks.com
 
Thursday, January 7, 2010

American Animal

If he were my roomie, I’d be on trial for murder now.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Here now, a list of things that the protagonist (antagonist?) of American Animal does over the course of the film:
 
Friday, June 29, 2012

21 Jump Street

For a good time, 'Jump' on it.


Comedy

Rod Lott
To enjoy 21 Jump Street, one need not have been a fan of the 1987-91 Fox TV series of the same name. You might even enjoy the film more if you hated the show, notable only for making Johnny Depp a star. While not an outright parody per se, the action comedy does poke fun at how ridiculous the series' premise was.
 
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Chesty Morgan's Bosom Buddies

You're in for a real t(r)eat.


Action

Rod Lott
Let's just state the obvious right, er, up front: Chesty Morgan has extremely large breasts. Unlike her name, they are God-given.
 
Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

It's amazing that this remake works as well as it does.


Action

Rod Lott
 I still don’t know why Hollywood felt that Spider-Man, all of 10 years young, needed to be remade — I suspect it has to do with selling toys. Enough of calling The Amazing Spider-Man a “reboot,” too; this is a remake through and through.
 
Monday, July 2, 2012
 
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