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DVD reviews

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
 

Darla with a Z


Oklahoma crooner carries the torch for a live TV special.

By Rod Lott September 13th, 2011

Oklahoma City’s own female Frank Sinatra, Darla Zuhdi, is preparing for a huge television special, “Darla Z Live from Las Vegas.”

To be shot at her 4 p.m. performance Sept. 22 at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, the special will air multiple times on the syndicated AMGTV network, Dish Online and other national and international broadcast outlets. All told, at least more than 54.2 million viewers will have a shot at seeing the 405’s Wayne Newton-approved crooner in action. Despite the “Live” in the title, it won’t begin airing until November.

Zuhdi started her singing career in 2005, opening for none other than Willie Nelson. Her latest CD is “Live in Concert,” recorded with Bob Rozario, her musical director and conductor. A famed jazz pianist in his own right, Rozario’s previous clients include Dick Clark, Bobby Darin  and Tony Orlando.

For more information, visit darlaz.com. —Rod Lott

 
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