Thursday 31 Jul
 
 

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.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

Sorcerer

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.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Top Articles from Movies

The wizard of gore

B-movie legend Herschell Gordon Lewis, the ‘Godfather of Gore,’ got his start in the Sooner State.


Features

Rod Lott
In 1963, American moviegoers got a glimpse of something they had never seen before: a madman pulling out a screaming woman’s tongue, in bright-red detail.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Inni

Beautiful, alien music gets a beautiful, alien concert film.


Documentary

Matt Carney
If you missed last night’s chance at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but like music, watch “Inni.” If you like film, watch “Inni.” Even if you liked Sigur Rós’ other concert documentary, “Heima,” go see “Inni.” I personally guarantee that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
 
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Senna / Tabloid

While the documentary ‘Senna’ reminds one of the fact that life is fragile, ‘Tabloid’ reinforces that fact remains stranger than fiction.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Senna
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tabloid
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Take Shelter

Your forecast for ‘Take Shelter’: sustained tension with a 100 percent chance of palpable unease. Armpit precipitation possible.


Drama

Rod Lott
Rain the color and viscosity of fluids found in barrels at Jiffy Lube falls from the sky in the opening moments of “Take Shelter,” serving as a dark harbinger of things to come. Right out of the gate, this act of weird weather alerts the audience that something bad is going to happen, and the calm before the storm will be anything but serene.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

‘Rum’ punchless

A tame Johnny Depp and disheveled script leave ‘The Rum Diary’ with a nasty hangover.


Drama

Matt Carney
Written by Hunter S. Thompson at 24, but unpublished until his early 60s, “The Rum Diary” was a fictionalized account of his besotted time in Puerto Rico, what in reality was a nine-month stint between gigs as a New York City journalist.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creature of the note

To help sell the scares of ‘Nosferatu,’ the key is live organ accompaniment at the University of Oklahoma.


Features

Rod Lott

Nosferatu

8 p.m. Friday
Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
500 W. Boyd, Norman
aoi.ou.edu
325-4101
$5-$9
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let’s be Frank

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure as ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ returns for Halloween. One can feel the antici ... pation.


Features

Jenn Scott
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10 p.m. Monday
Sooner Theatre
101 E. Main, Norman
soonertheatre.org
$10
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Human Centipede II

‘The Human Centipede II’ madman’s got legs, and he knows how to use them. You’ve been warned.


Horror

Rod Lott
Anyone who can recall our review last year of “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)” may remember an observation that the film’s events weren’t as graphic as everyone expected — that they could’ve been much worse.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From tusk till brawn

Weird and winning, ‘Walrus’ makes sport of an arm-wrestling champion whose life gets turned topsy-turvy.


Drama

Rod Lott
Walrus
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

‘Footloose’: The OKG true Hollywood story

Forget the remake — relive the original, which spurred from a real-life Oklahoma incident.


Features

Rod Lott
With the remake of “Footloose” hitting theaters today, we thought we’d pull out this oldie-but-a-goodie from our archives. The cover story below ran in the Dec. 1, 2004, issue of Oklahoma Gazette and went on to win the first-place award for Best Entertainment Feature the next year from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. Kick off your Sunday shoes and enjoy!
 
Friday, October 14, 2011

The Mill and the Cross

A centuries-old painting comes to life in the slow-going, but visually sumptuous ‘The Mill and the Cross.’


Drama

Rod Lott
The Mill And The Cross
5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Restless

Love means never having to say you’re sorry to the audience, judging from the doomed drama ‘Restless.’


Drama

Rod Lott
Once in a blue moon, a film comes along so aptly titled. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I give you Exhibit A: “Restless.”
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Manhattan cocktail

With the local screenings of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the power is with the people. Choose wisely.


Features

Rod Lott

Manhattan Short Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Area 51 Confidential

“Area 51 Confidential” is a found-footage film like “The Blair Witch Project” and “Paranormal Activity.”

 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Trip

Take ‘The Trip,’ a culinary comedy where humor as dry as a Chardonnay is on the menu.


Comedy

Rod Lott

The Trip
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
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