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Topic: DVD reviews

Pearl Jam Twenty

World-class rock geek Cameron Crowe offers a long-due doc on one of the ’90s’ biggest bands.


Documentary

Matt Carney
It’s no wonder the last song featured in “Pearl Jam Twenty” is fan favorite “Alive,” the searing five-and-a-half-minute grunge anthem that’s folded up and sealed in the all-time annals of rock ’n’ roll history by a Mike McCready guitar solo bestowed by the Stratocaster gods.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Another Earth

This intriguing sci-fi drama goes slightly out of orbit.


Sci-Fi

Phil Bacharach
You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Deaths

Buckle up. Things are about to get messy.


Horror

Rod Lott
The term "little death" serves as a euphemism for "orgasm," so it makes sense that the British horror anthology "Little Deaths" explores the inexorable link between sex and death.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Superheroes

Look! Up on the ledge! It’s ...


Documentary

Rod Lott
Wait a second: You mean “Kick-Ass” wasn’t fiction? Apparently not.
 
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXII

It’s ‘Time’ for another eight hours of deep-hurting hilarity.


Television series

Rod Lott
Another quarter, another “Mystery Science Theater 3000” release from Shout! Factory. While hell on the wallet, fervent fans of the series know each set is worth every penny and then some.
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It’s chimps ahoy with the latest ‘Planet of the Apes’ adventure.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Say what you will about Tim Burton’s widely despised 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” but if it hadn't made serious bank, this prequel would not exist.
 
Monday, December 12, 2011

Brevity, thy name is Sundance

See seven stories for the price of one in this year’s crop of shorts from the Sundance Film Festival.


Features

Rod Lott
2011 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
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, December 14, 2011

Captain America / Captain America II: Death Too Soon

‘America,’ eff yeah!


Action

Rod Lott
When “Captain America: The First Avenger” burst onto blockbustin’ movie screens this summer, someone over at MGM’s video division took notice and finally put the abortion that was 1993’s “Captain America”.
 
Friday, December 16, 2011

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Search for this one.


Documentary

Rod Lott
It took a 20th-century American to revolutionize a 6th-century board game.
 
Monday, December 19, 2011

Burke and Hare

Serial killers turn slapstick for director John Landis’ return.


Comedy

Rod Lott
I have missed seeing the work of John Landis on the big screen. Once a can’t-miss comedy director — “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Trading Places,” “An American Werewolf in London” — he hasn’t had a film open wide since the deserved bombing of 1998’s dismal “Blues Brothers 2000.”
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
 
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