Tuesday 22 Jul

Fashionable revolution

JEWEL Fashion Show
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Gaillardia Golf & Country Club

5300 Gaillardia Blvd, Oklahoma City ieew.org
$100 advance purchase online only

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Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
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William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
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None June 5th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: A-

Like the best champagne, "Priceless" is light, fizzy and intoxicating. But this French romantic comedy, which shows Thursday through Sunday exclusively at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, has the distinct advantage of being hangover-free. Audrey Tautou ("Amelie," "The Da Vinci Code") stars as Irene, a beautiful, unabashed gold digger who has latched onto an older sugar daddy named Jacques (Vernon Dobtcheff).

The two are celebrating Irene's birthday at a resort on the French Riviera when a drunken Jacques falls asleep before any boudoir hijinks can commence. Restless, Irene saunters to the hotel bar, where she mistakes Jean (Gad Elmelah), a good-natured but lowly bartender, for a multimillionaire. A year later, a chance encounter between Irene and Jean at the same hotel leads to another impromptu rendezvous. This time, however, Jacques finds out and dumps the gold digging beauty, who is doubly crushed when she learns that Jean is nearly penniless.

Director Pierre Salvadori, who co-wrote the screenplay with Benoit Graffin, whips up an irresistible confection of a movie that calls to mind the effervescence of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the sophistication of Preston Sturges comedies. A pitch-perfect farce with wit and style, "Priceless" is also a visual treat, a travelogue of the resorts and retreats populated by France's idle rich.  PG-13

"” Phil Bacharach

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