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Topic: secret

ATM / Brake

Boxy, but good.


Rod Lott
Among independents, a recent movement has proven you can do an awful lot with very little — especially when limited to one set, as ATM and Brake nearly do.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Believe it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Have you recently hidden the corpse of a secret lover you killed? If so, do not attend Reading Minds, 8 p.m. Saturday at The Boom, 2218 N.W. 39th! From the stage, magician and mentalist William Rader will probe personal thoughts for the entertainment of all. Impossible, you say? Don’t say we didn’t warn you, soon-to-be convicted felon. Tickets are $12. Call 928-1987 or visit williamrader.net.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It’s a mystery ...

Ssshhhh! Secret blockbuster to screen for charity next week.

One of summer’s most-anticipated films yet to be released is screening early for charity, and you’re invited! Just don’t expect what to know for sure what you’re seeing until the lights go down.

At 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno, Citizens Caring for Children hosts “A Night at the Movies.” For a $50 ticket, not only do you gain admission, but get treated to hors d’oevures (or “snacks,” if you don’t speak fancy), drinks, popcorn, swag bags and the opportunity to take part in a silent auction featuring movie memorabilia.

It’s all for a good cause, as CCC is a nonprofit organization that provides shoes, clothes, books, school supplies and more to Oklahoma foster children. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the organization, so call 753-4099 or visit citizenscaringforchildren.org to secure your ticket.

But to play detective, if the “pre-screening of one of this summer's blockbuster hits” claim is legit, my money’s on The Bourne Legacy, for three reasons:
1. The movie opens three days later.
2. There's a press screening of Legacy scheduled at Harkins that night.
3. One of its producers, Frank Marshall, is no stranger to doing good deeds for Oklahoma charities. Remember when he brought Matt Damon to town for the premiere of the last Bourne movie?

Hey, that’s just my guess. I possess no insider knowledge. If I’m wrong, then my alternate pick is ParaNorman, because I can’t picture a charity going gung-ho for The Expendables 2. As cool as that would be. —Rod Lott

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The Liquidator

Makes a small splash, but you won't die laughing.


Rod Lott
One of many spy flicks released amid the height of the 007 craze, 1965's The Liquidator may look and sound like a James Bond imitator — what with a winning animated credits sequence set to a Lalo Schifrin song belted out by Shirley Bassey — but it's actually a spoof, as quickly becomes clear.
Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Five Man Army

Take 'Five.'


Rod Lott
Before he became Itay’s master of horror, Dario Argento knocked out a few screenplays, including one of Sergio Leone's legendary Western epics, Once Upon a Time in the West. Lesser-known is 1969's The Five Man Army. That's too bad, because it brings an “international all-star team” approach to the spaghetti Western, and doesn’t forget the all-aces Ennio Morricone score!
Monday, September 24, 2012

Chamber of secrets


Gazette staff
There must be something about September that makes people want to release secret recordings.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Believe it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Hidden the corpse of a secret lover you killed? If so, do not attend An Enchanted Evening, 8 p.m. Friday (and again June 28) at La Baguette, Bakery & Café, 1130 Rambling Oaks Drive in Norman! Magician and mentalist William Rader will probe personal thoughts for the entertainment of all. Impossible, you say? Don’t say we didn’t warn you, soon-to-be convicted felon. Tickets are $25, which includes desert and wine. Visit williamrader.net.

Friday, ongoing

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Secret of Crickley Hall

Trick or treat? Totally a treat.

Television series

Rod Lott

What is The Secret of Crickley Hall? Well, if I told you, it wouldn't be a secret. The less juvenile answer: It's a superb BBC limited series that'll plunk you in the proper Halloween spirit. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Film it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

You are our sunshine, but not our only sunshine. That honor also belongs to Lee Chang Dong’s film Secret Sunshine, a South Korean film The New York Times penned “as dense and gripping as a great novel.” The movie screens as part of Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s film series 2 p.m. Sunday at Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Secret Garden Spring Festival

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

The secret’s out: The Secret Garden Spring Festival is a fun (and sightly) way to spend your day. The family-friendly fest includes such awesome things as jump roping, movies, a scavenger hunt (!) and a class designed to help kids make their own secret gardens. Activities begin 10 a.m. Friday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., and run through May 18. Admission is free for members and $3-$5 for non-members. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014