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This Is 40

Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.


Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40 finds the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent, extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Folk it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Touring on their acclaimed debut album of Canadian folk pop, Over Land and Sea, Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk play at 7 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein. Exclaimed Exclaim magazine, Mann “proves that songs don’t have to be angry, whiny or sniveling to be compelling.” Tickets are $6. Call 232-6506 or visit


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Detention of the Dead / The Demented

They put the “Zzzzz” in “zombies.”


Rod Lott
Ten years ago, we didn’t have enough zombie movies. Now, we have too many of them, which might not be a problem if most weren’t so bland and unimaginative. Detention of the Dead tries — not too hard, mind you — to distinguish itself by being a comedy. Technically, I suppose it is; in execution, it fails.
Friday, July 19, 2013

The Bling Ring

Kids do the darndest things.


Rod Lott

Even my children's worst moments are still above the best moments of the snotty, self-absorbed, home-schooled brats of The Bling Ring, Oscar winner Sofia Coppola's follow-up to 2010's snooze-worthy Somewhere.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013