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Holy crap, Batman!

The caped crusader swoops in for a live show in October.

In the late ’70s, I once saw Batman and Robin appear at some circus at The Myriad. It was just two nobodies in costume as part of the show, but I was a first grader and, therefore, didn’t care. I was such a Batman nut back then that when one day, when our family sheepdog was about to die, I chose to watch that afternoon’s rerun of the Adam West TV show instead of saying goodbye.

Yes, I’m heartless. This has not changed.

Now I have a heartless first grader of my own, and sure enough, he flipped when I told him that the Batman Live worldwide arena tour is coming to town. More specifically, to Chesapeake Energy Arena for eight performances, Oct. 10-14. I mean, take a look:



It’s like a mix of Cirque du Soleil, the Joel Schumacher movies and hallucinogens.

Tickets are already on sale by calling 800-745-3000. —Rod Lott

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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

Coma

Its pacing will put you under.


Television series

Rod Lott
Four years ago, cable remade the perfectly fine ’70s sci-fi thriller The Andromeda Strain, based upon Michael Crichton’s thriller, but needlessly doubled the running time, thereby cutting its effectiveness in half. 
 
Friday, November 30, 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.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Enlightened: The Complete First Season

But is it any good? Dern tootin’!


Television series

Rod Lott
Earlier this week, HBO announced the cancellation of Enlightened, which just completed its second season. It’s a damn shame, because in her four-decade career as an actress, Laura Dern never has been better.
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Oklahoma’s public defenders


Commentary

Robin Meyers
I am not talking about those brave, idealistic, underpaid lawyers who work to protect the last and the least, but KFOR, KOCO, KWTV and other local media outlets whose job it has become to defend the honor and reputation of our state when it is under attack by “foreigners” — aka, Australian politicians, lying journalists at Sports Illustrated or even the “unorthodox” Ed Shadid.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Reece Kepler
Is that the silhouette of a flying pig I see by the light of a blue moon? Or did this conservative reader agree with something Rev. Robin Myers penned in Oklahoma Gazette?
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 
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