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

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

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

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
 

Happy birthday, 007!


Bond goes Blu for hitting half a century.

By Rod Lott January 11th, 2012

One of cinema’s most beloved franchises — James Bond, agent 007 — celebrates 50 years of silver-screen spyin’ with “Bond 50,” a collectible box set of “all” 22 films on Blu-ray, from 1962’s “Dr. No” to 2008’s “Quantum of Solace.”

I say “all,” because it does not include 1983’s “Never Say Never Again” or 1967’s comedic “Casino Royale,” neither of which are considered part of the official 007 canon. 

Quibbling aside, what action-loving cinephile wouldn’t want to get his/her hands on that set? Although it has no official release date as of yet, it is up for pre-order. It’s safe to say “Bond 50” will hit shelves sometime around the time “Skyfall” lands in theaters, Nov. 9, with Daniel Craig making his third go-round as Bond ... James Bond. (For my money, Bond has never been better than Craig’s first outing, in 2006’s “Casino Royale.”)

The 23-disc set includes more than 130 hours of bonus features, some of which are never before seen. An extra disc is filled with brand-new content, not yet revealed. —Rod Lott

 
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