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Hell

The future’s so bleak, I gotta wear shades.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Cinema’s current master of disaster, Roland Emmerich (2012), produced but did not write or direct Hell, a post- apocalyptic film smaller in scope than what the man is used to, yet better crafted.
 
Monday, August 20, 2012

Lisztomania

Sex, symphonies and slapstick — all key to Ken Russell’s cult classic.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Ken Russell was either a genius or a madman, but more likely both. The iconoclastic filmmaker made movies that were loved by many — Tommy, Altered States, The Devils, Crimes of Passion — but despised by many, many more. Regardless of your opinion of them, one cannot deny they are different.
 
Monday, August 20, 2012

Fablecar — Fablecar


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Yukon’s Fablecar seems to have emerged from whatever year the Pixies and U2 would have crossed paths with David Bowie. It’s a big, ambitious, self-titled debut, one that stands tall more often than falling flat. Even the missteps are forgivable, as it’s refreshing to hear a young band take a swing at something wholly original.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuff enuff

After working on others’ projects, Kyle Thomas is focused on the garage rock of his own King Tuff.


Music

Joshua Boydston
King Tuff with Audacity
9 p.m. Wednesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

No joke

Warrbuckss’ early foray into hip-hop might have been a gag, but these days, his rap is serious business.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Warrbuckss with Joe Average, Kneighbourhood, Myke Brown and more
9 p.m. Friday
The Dugout Bar & Grill
10909 N. May
751-0700
$5

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

His name is Lucca

From 'The Mickey Mouse Club' to constant touring, 'The Voice' finalist Tony Lucca continues drawing new fans.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Peace, Love and Goodwill Concert featuring Tony Lucca, Walk Off the Earth, John Fullbright, Maggie McClure and Shane Henry
5:30 p.m. Thursday
Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center
425 E. California
okgoodwill.org
236-4451
$25-$40
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Juan of the Dead

Experience the Cuban gristle crisis.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Don't call them "zombies" — call them "dissidents." That's one of a few well-aimed bits of political satire that populate the Spanish-language romp Juan of the Dead, but worry not: They're used sparingly and none come heavy-handed — a Castro polemic, this isn't.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Viral Factor

Warning: This Asian actioner can be infectious.


Action

Rod Lott
Directed by Dante Lam (The Stool Pigeon), the action-thriller The Viral Factor revolves around the world’s last two surviving samples of the smallpox virus, one of which is an arm’s length away from being used to develop a biological weapon to unleash of five of the world’s seven continents.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Heineken Kidnapping

'Heineken? F**k that s**t! Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!'


Thriller

Rod Lott
Beer brewing can be a risky business. Consider Alfred Heineken: In 1983, the CEO of the Dutch corporation that bears his name was kidnapped and held for a sizable ransom, all of which is dramatized in the near-epic film The Heineken Kidnapping. It's more engrossing than its generic title lets on.
 
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Shark Week

It bites. Hard.


Thriller

Rod Lott
What do you get when a prosecutor, a police officer, a journalist, an accountant, a judge, a bodyguard, a paramedic and one unemployed junkie skank are drugged, shackled and forced to play a game of survival involving man-eating sharks? The Asylum Home Entertainment's Shark Week, not to be confused with the Discovery Channel programming people look forward to.
 
Thursday, August 23, 2012
 
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