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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.
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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The To Do List

Even if it only has S-E-X on its mind, this isn’t your ordinary gross-out comedy.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
Let’s talk about sex. Specifically, how absurd sex can be.
 
Friday, July 26, 2013

The Hot Flashes


Comedy

Aimee Williams
When five middle-aged women in a Texas town form a basketball team to save their local mammography-mobile, they count on the novelty of their ages and previous experience to get the town to bet in their favor. But the $25,000 they need to raise for the clinic is only the second-biggest issue. Dealing with the town’s general complacency regarding women’s health is really the biggest challenge.
 
Friday, July 12, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

Great Shakes!


Comedy

Aimee Williams
Testing the adaptability of a literary and theater masterpiece, Josh Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing obliterates all of the pomp and ceremony typically associated with a Shakespeare production, bringing it down to earth in Southern California.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

This Is the End

If only that were true ...


Comedy

Louis Fowler
To me, few things are as annoying as being stuck in a conversation with a group of stoners who’ve spent most of the day tokin’ it up.
 
Friday, June 14, 2013

Wuss!

Class dismissed.


Comedy

Rod Lott
For those who tired of the inspirational-teacher subgenre that flourished in the ’80s and ’90s — think Stand and Deliver, Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets Society — there’s Wuss! Exclamation theirs, the film illustrates why I never would want to teach public school in today’s environment, even as a mere sub.
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bolo

Local filmmaker Mickey Reece corners moviegoers in the ring with a sports dramedy that comes out swinging.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Bolo
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This Is 40

Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40 finds the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent, extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sleepwalk with Me

Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s account of his noctural disorder is a sleeper hit, both hilarious and heartfelt.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Sleepwalk with Me
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 26
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For a Good Time, Call ...

For a movie about phone sex, 'For a Good Time, Call ...' is surprisingly all heart.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Bridesmaids was the shot across the bow, with HBO’s Girls the follow-up fusillade: Women can cuss, drink and drug with the best of ’em. In that spirit arrives For a Good Time, Call …, a comedy with the scenario of what happens when a pair of unlikely 20-somethings start a phone-sex service.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 Days in New York

Julie Delpy pokes fun at herself and her homeland in a friendly Franco-American comedy.


Comedy

Rod Lott
2 Days in New York
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Celeste & Jesse Forever


Comedy

Rod Lott
Any cries of nepotism in the case of Rashida Jones officially can be buried, and the dirt above patted with a shovel for good measure.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thunderstruck

OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant’s movie debut hurts as much as an NBA Playoffs loss to the Miami Heat.


Comedy

Harrison Lott
Editor’s note: For Thunderstruck, the new family comedy starring the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, it struck us that, since the movie is really aimed at pre-teen and teenaged KD fans, who better to review it than an avowed Thunder fan of that age? Here with his review is guest critic Harrison Lott, a 15-year-old student at Edmond Memorial High School.
 
Friday, August 24, 2012

Mickey and Me

The 'Manhattan' and 'Annie Hall' heyday of Woody Allen is channeled in Mickey Reece’s Norman-set story of hilarious heartbreak.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Mickey and Me
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ruby Sparks

In this appealing indie rom-com, a novelist’s girl of his dreams springs from the page to a real person.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In Ruby Sparks, wunderkind author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood) has a few problems — one being that he is dateless, another that his male dog pees like a girl. More pressing is that he lacks the inspiration to follow up the Great American Novel that landed the high-school dropout on The New York Times best-seller list when he was all of 19.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Your Sister's Sister

Because three's a crowd.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
In a summer movie season jammed with reboots, remakes and raunch, it’s a welcome revelation to come across the heartfelt Your Sister’s Sister, in which low-budget indie meets comedy of manners.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
 
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