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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Japan

No fooling Mother Nature


Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
Regarding Sen. Jim Inhofe’s Commentary (“Counterpoint: ‘Clean, reliable and affordable’ power”) in the April 20 Oklahoma Gazette:
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Into Eternity

Timely, visually crisp documentary


Documentary

Rod Lott
To paraphrase Peter Graves’ pedophile pilot in “Airplane!,” “Joey, do you like movies about nuclear waste facilities?”
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ju-on: White Ghost / Black Ghost

Don't hold a 'Grudge' against these sequels


Horror

Rod Lott
Another new ‘Grudge’ movie?” you ask. Nope! Two new "Grudge" movies!
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Get out of 'la la' land


Letters to the Editor

Mickey McVay
Two April 27 letters (“No fooling mother nature,” Ron Ferrell; “Cutting up,” Hannah Harder) to Oklahoma Gazette bemoaned fossil fuels and nuclear-generated electricity.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Zen approach

From decor to food, Zen is a notch above the rest in area Asian dining.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
As a veteran restaurant reviewer, the first question I usually get asked by a new acquaintance is, “OK, so where’s the best restaurant around here?”
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Warning: Opolis announces Peelander-Z’s return

BOYS PRETTY, GIRLS PRETTY, YOU ARE FUNNY!!!

Oh, my.

For those of you who recall their performance at this year’s Norman Music Festival, Japanese anime/cartoon/metal-ish band Peelander-Z provided a batshit-insane hour’s worth of crowd-interactive entertainment that included human bowling, a giant squid and choreographed dancing. It was hilarious and somewhat terrifying.

Opolis announced Peelander’s mighty return to Norman yesterday on its Facebook page. I tremble at the thought of those three little men performing in a tiny, enclosed space so close to my home.  The show’s set for Sept. 10th. You can watch the band’s “interview” at NMF3 below. Also be sure to check out the end of the songs “Tacos, Tacos, Tacos” and “So Many Mike.”



In the words of Samuel L. Jackson: “Hold on to your butts.”



by Matt Carney 08.12.2011 2 years ago
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Dream Home

Worth renting, no matter the asking price.


Horror

Rod Lott
Hong Kong has a serious housing problem. As "Dream Home" informs us, owning property is a near-impossibility for today's generation of working youth, because asking prices have bloated for up to $3,200 per square foot. Yes, that's in American dollars.
 
Monday, August 22, 2011

Live from Tokyo

これは、音楽についての素晴らしいドキュメンタリーです。


Documentary

Rod Lott
As soaked in neon as the city it captures, the documentary “Live from Tokyo” delves into its underground music scene — specifically, how living in such a crowded megaopolis, where citizens are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information and stimuli, affects what musicians make. Spoiler alert: Clutter yields creative intensity.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Fantastic Fest: Funny stuff

LOLin' at FF.

Movies aren't all dreary and eerie at this film festival. A few are pure comedies, and so far, I've caught two, neither from these United States.

First, "New Kids Turbo," a Danish delight about five slackers with mullets who are too lazy to get and/or keep a job, and welfare checks just don't support their beer-swillin' lifestyles, so they decide to stop paying for anything anymore. Not only does this attract the attention of the authorities, but the idea catches on with the recession-weary populace. Politically incorrect slapstick ensues, and the jokes are lobbed at rapid fire. The quintet of rude, crude losers breaks several rules of things you should never do in movies (i.e. kill the dog), but they get away with it and have you laughing all the way. Nothing gets lost in the translation.



And then there's Japan's "Karate-Robo Zaborgar," equally as silly and satisfying. This one's both an update and a spoof of a kiddie live-action series from yesteryear, à la "Ultraman," so the approach is both reverent and respectfully raunchy (think "The Brady Bunch Movie"). It's about the love story between a man and his fighting, transforming robot, and all the enemies they fight (or attempt to) along the way. One of them is Diarrhea Robot, so named because of ... well, you'll see when this hits USA DVD before long. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 09.25.2011 2 years ago
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Phil in

Renowned designer John-Paul Philippé, aka ‘the Jean Cocteau of Barney’s,’ returns home for an exhibition at [Artspace] at Untitled.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
In Design: The Art Of John-Paul Philippé
5-8 p.m. Friday opening, through Jan. 7, 2012
[Artspace] At Untitled
1 N.E. Third
artspaceuntitled.org
815-9995
Free
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
 
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