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Topic: Sam

Early history

Scavenger hunts and dinosaurs for kids


Youth

Courtney Silva
Dinosaur bones, frogs and snakes are just some of the things kids can discover when the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman, offers free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

'Black' beauty

“Black Mesa” is the most immersive exhibit in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Reaching heights of 4,973 feet, the Black Mesa, located in Oklahoma’s panhandle, is the subject of the new, permanent, 2,000-square-foot diorama in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Future’s so bright

Ambience abounds in the fluid sounds of synth-pop trio Future Islands.


Music

Zach Hale
Future Islands with Talk Normal and Eureeka!
9 p.m. Wednesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Possession

This is why you shouldn’t go antiquing.


Horror

Rod Lott
Certainly I’m not the only one who confused The Possession and The Apparition when they played theaters late this summer. After all, the two horror films not only had soundalike titles and shared similar premises, but opened within seven days of one another.
 
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seven Psychopaths

And one derivative picture.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Seven's not a lucky number in the case of Seven Psychopaths, writer/director Martin McDonagh’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated In Bruges. In fact, the math is all wrong, as I kept waiting for its disparate elements to add up. Unfortunately, it never did.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One in Three

Oklahoma City’s Nathan Mickle makes up a third of the new vocal group The American Three, dedicated to belting out standards.


Music

Louis Fowler
Press materials for The American Three tag the new vocal group as “fun and wholesome,” with a little Rat Pack thrown in “just for flavor!” It’s that extra flavor that Three member and lifelong Ol’ Blue Eyes fan Nathan Mickle believes fits his song stylings to a T.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
jurassicpark3d

Still dino-mite?

For its 20th birthday, ‘Jurassic Park’ gets a 3-D coat.

To celebrate 20 years, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park returns to theaters starting today, this time with a conversion to 3-D.

Does the 3-D add anything? No. Does the movie still work? Yes.

So ubiquitous in our current pop culture is the 1993 blockbuster that there’s no need for me to rehash its plot beyond “man clones dinosaurs.” (For kids, all one has to say is “dinosaurs,” and they’re onboard.) It’s been ages — 19 years, I’m guessing — since I last saw it before this week, and it was a pleasure to revisit its big set pieces, which have stood the test of time.

What hasn’t aged well is the film’s opening — basically, everything before chaos reigns on the theme-park island. It takes too long to get to the goods, and this chunk of time stands as Park’s weakest portion. The 3-D is not only an unnecessary addition, but actually proves problematic by spatially disorienting viewers during scenes of action. Spielberg’s frames wow enough because of how realistic the dinosaurs look (and still do); they’re not in need of the View-Master treatment.

It didn’t bother my 8-year-old, however, and I suspect he’s the real reason Universal Pictures has reopened Jurassic Park’s gates: Now, a whole generation exists that wasn’t around to see the movie when it first broke ground ... or to see 2001’s Jurassic Park III, for that matter. Certainly the studio wishes to prime this batch of youngsters so they’ll be in line for Jurassic Park IV (reportedly with Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow at the helm), and just judging from my son’s case, it’s safe to say they’ve wildly succeeded. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Safety Not Guaranteed Blu-ray review     



by Rod Lott 04.05.2013 1 year ago
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On the Road

Hey, Jack Kerouac, they finally made a movie of your classic novel. Now for the tricky part ...


Drama

Aimee Williams
On the Road
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
$6-$8
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
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