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Topic: king

The King's Speech


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Colin Firth is extraordinary as the stutterer who would be king in ‘The King’s Speech.’
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Camp a lot

Rocky Horror meets the apocalypse in King GuitArthur and The Drüggs.


Performing Arts

Mia Cantu
The Mayans obviously had it wrong: The end of the world is actually in April. Cause of demise? Alien rock music. For proof, you need only join in the fun of the rock musical King GuitArthur and the Drüggs. It features an apocalypse, original songs and glitter.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mad Monster Party?

We'll just drop by.


Family

Rod Lott
Before Hotel Transylvania, there was Mad Monster Party? (question mark theirs), a 1967 quasi-classic of stop-motion animation from Rankin/Bass — the company behind all those old Christmas specials that still air every year, from Rudolph to Frosty. What keeps this Party from being as perennial is that it's three times as long.
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gone in 60 Seconds: Car Crash King Edition

For pure automobile action, it’s ‘Gone,’ baby, ‘Gone.’


Action

Rod Lott
Compared to its 2000 big-budget remake, H.B. Halicki's Gone in 60 Seconds is deficient in slickness, star power, performances, plotting and humor. Yet the 1974 indie original decimates the Hollywood version as an all-around entertainment. Why? Two simple reasons, boiled down to numbers: some 500 vehicles wrecked and a 40-minute chase scene.
 
Friday, October 19, 2012

Silent Night / Silent Night, Deadly Night / Silent Night, Deadly Night Part II

You better watch out!


Horror

Rod Lott
Aside from re-creating two or three minor scenes, Silent Night in no way could be called a true remake of 1984's extremely controversial Silent Night, Deadly Night. Flicks about a killer Santa Claus have existed before and since; if not for the value of a brand-name, this could be just another.
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Flaming Lips — Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn


Rock

Louis Fowler
The Flaming Lips’ latest cover album, Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn, is a song-by-song remake of King Crimson’s 1969 classic, In the Court of the Crimson King. Naturally, it’s only available on hard-to-get, limited-edition colored vinyl.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Big Jim

From behind the scenes at his Oklahoma-based talent agency, Jim Halsey helped change the face of modern music. A new exhibition of memorabilia is proof positive.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Starmaker: Jim Halsey and the Legends of Country Music
through April 5
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

The documentary 8 Murders a Day examines the human-rights disaster that has resulted from Mexico's war on the drug cartels — specifically in Juarez, the murder capital of the world. The uncompromising, eye-opening film opens Friday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, and runs for at least a week. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
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