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The hell you say

A Prague girl’s use of the word ‘hell’ keeps her from receiving her high school diploma.


News

Phil Bacharach
You'd think a school that proudly claims to be the home of the Red Devils wouldn't be so timid about using the word “hell,” but you'd be wrong.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Secret paroles?

Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor accuses the state Pardon and Parole Board of illegally considering the early release of some inmates.


News

Phil Bacharach
Tim Sharp was shocked when he heard from his aunt last month that the woman who had killed his father in a drunk-driving accident was up for parole. The inmate, Maelene Chambers, had served only four years of a 10-year manslaughter prison sentence for the 2006 death, and Sharp knew that manslaughter was one of more than 20 state crimes in which offenders were required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Bourne Legacy

The spy franchise is 'Bourne' again with a new leading man.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Just because you don’t have Jason Bourne, Matt Damon or a Robert Ludlum novel to crib from doesn’t mean you can’t still wring some thrills out of the Bourne franchise. With the dog days of the summer box-office season comes The Bourne Legacy, a respectable spy actioner, even if it falls short of the standard set by its predecessors.
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Elena

Money matters within the hierarchy of a blended family go under scrutiny in an icy Russian drama.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Elena
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sugar sugar

Kids can’t get enough of the Sugar Free Allstars’ ooey-gooey funk rock. Good thing the Oklahoma City duo has a new album to munch on.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Sugar Free Allstars with Heidi Swedberg
2 p.m. Sunday
Cafe Evoke
103 S. Broadway, Edmond
cafeevoke.com
285-1522
free

 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Self-defense

The former attorney for convicted pharmacist Jerome Ersland defends himself against accusations of incompetence and unethical behavior.


News

Phil Bacharach
UPDATE: Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater disputed Irven Box's contention that Jerome Ersland ever was offered a plea deal. Prater told Oklahoma Gazette that Box told prosecutors Ersland strongly believed he had done nothing wrong and had ruled out the possibility of serving any prison time. In light of that, Prater said he told Box, there was no reason even to discuss a possible plea bargain.
 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan directs a fitting send-off to his Batman trilogy.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Due to the twisted savagery of a young man in a Colorado movie theater, The Dark Knight Rises will forever be a footnote in American history. Hopefully, that horrific massacre will not influence perceptions of this epic conclusion to writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
 
Monday, July 23, 2012

I Wish

A pair of young brothers need a miracle to reunite a family in a beautifully observant drama.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
I Wish
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Live. Local. Leaving.

Longtime KOCO chief meteorologist Rick Mitchell heading to severe skies of Dallas TV.


News

Phil Bacharach
KOCO Channel 5 chief meteorologist Rick Mitchell is leaving the Oklahoma City station next month to do the morning weather at KXAS, the NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth.
 
Monday, July 16, 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

The (off)beat goes on

OKC offers many music venues off the beaten path.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Randy Cassimus has spent years cranking out rock ’n’ roll in bars and clubs throughout Oklahoma City. He’s used to playing over the clink of beer glasses and shouts of liquored-up patrons when he plays with local band The Hi-Def Howlers. So he wasn’t quite sure what to expect when he booked an acoustic gig at a bookstore.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Savages


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Oliver Stone might be best-known for making movies filled with political and cultural bomb-throwing (JFK, Natural Born Killers), but what makes his best works so eminently watchable is their visceral punch. He might claim he’s out to edify, but the guy can exploit with the best of ’em.
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ted

A cuddly teddy bear is at the center of 'Ted,' but its raunchy comedy isn't for kids.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Ted is a foul-mouthed, hooker-loving pothead prone to comments of racism, homophobia and misogyny. Ted is also a stuffed teddy bear.
 
Friday, June 29, 2012

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Strong actors can’t atone for the dull dramedy 'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding' — not even the legendary Jane Fonda.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson makes his masterpiece.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
It's been a long time since I fell in love with a movie. Thank you, Wes Anderson, for making that experience possible again with Moonrise Kingdom.
 
Monday, June 25, 2012
 
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