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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Batman

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Seemingly made for Green Lantern enthusiasts


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Even if June 17’s big-screen “Green Lantern” disappoints the comic-book hero’s hardcore fans, at least they’ll have “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” to hold in their hearts.
 
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Action Comics #900 / Flashpoint #1 / Batman: Arkham City #1

What’s up with Superman, Batman and The Flash lately?


Comic Book

Rod Lott
Recently, when I overheard two Bubba types talking about how "left-wing nutty" and "un-American" that DC's oversized 900th issue of "Action Comics" was, I knew I had to check it out.
 
Friday, May 27, 2011

Captain America

Star-spangled s**t.


Action

Rod Lott
Not long after “Batman” changed Hollywood in the summer of 1989, every studio wanted to have the next comics-based blockbuster. I remember visiting Penn Square Mall’s multiplex (as I did often back then) and seeing a poster for “Captain America.” The one-sheet was comprised of little more than a close-up of Cap’s iconic shield and a promise to arrive next summer.
 
Friday, September 2, 2011

Black Zoo

Admission to this sanguine safari is recommended.


Horror

Rod Lott
One wacky dude, this Michael Conrad (Michael Gough, Alfred in the "Batman" movies of Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher) of 1963's "Black Zoo." He's the owner of a zoo that appears to be the hottest hang-out in town — frequented not only by schoolchildren, but also newlyweds and hot college girls — and whose furry residents he calls "my children."
 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
ultdarkknight

A good ‘Dark Knight’ never sleeps

Does 457 minutes of Batman sound like a good Bat-time to you?

Sleep? Who needs it?

Certainly not debonair billionaire Bruce Wayne. Because if he took time to catch some Zs, who would keep Gotham City in check? That dude dons cowl and cape every night, busting his ass to keep it clean of jokers.

I speak of Batman, of course. I’ve been a huge Batman fan since Adam West and Burt Ward camped it up in reruns of their Pop Art-inspired series. The caped crusader was the first Halloween costume I remember having — and homemade by my loving mother, even!

Therefore, more than any other movie this year, I look forward to The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s defining trilogy that began in 2005 with Batman Begins and hit unexpected creative heights three years later with the double Oscar-winning, billion-buck grosser, The Dark Knight, putting the misdeeds of Joel Schumacher and his nipple suits far in the past.

Which goes back to the issue of nocturnal slumber: Beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno, hosts The Ultimate Dark Knight Marathon, screening Nolan’s first two Batman films before Rises, well, rises at midnight.

For $20, you can catch all three movies, plus get a commemorative lanyard and some refreshments. Better make the drink something with a serious dose of caffeine. For more information, call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com. —Rod Lott



by Rod Lott 07.11.2012 1 year ago
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Bat it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
With The Dark Knight Rises arriving in theaters Friday, the big question isn’t “Will Batman die?” but “Can your arse withstand about eight straight hours of the caped crusader?” Beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno, hosts The Ultimate Dark Knight Marathon, screening Batman Begins and The Dark Knight before Rises, well, rises at midnight. Tickets are $20. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com.

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Wednesday, July 18, 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

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

And stumbles.


Action

Rod Lott
In 1986, writer and artist Frank Miller changed the comic-book industry forever with the four-issue series that became the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. Its sour disposition and gritty attitude was arguably the darkest depiction of Batman the world had seen, paving the way for the caped crusader’s move to big-screen blockbuster three years later.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Knight watch

Batman soars into Oklahoma City to deliver a little BAM! POW! OOF! in an action-packed, effects-laden stage show.


Performing Arts

Rod Lott
Batman Live
7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
800-745-3000
$19.50-$69.50
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
 
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