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All is ’bright

Proclaimed Jimmy Webb, 'John Fullbright will be a household name in American music.' Who are we to argue? America, meet Woody Guthrie’s heir apparent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
John Fullbright
8 p.m. Thursday-Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May help

Norman’s annual May Fair aids women and children in crisis.


Visual Arts

Gina Dabney
May Fair Arts Festival
8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
Andrews Park
201 W. Daws, Norman
norman.assistanceleague.org
321-9400
free
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Anger management

Social Distortion leader Mike Ness may have grown up, but his legendary punk band remains 'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell.'


Music

Phil Bacharach
Social Distortion with Toadies and Lindi Ortega
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Diamond Ballroom
8991 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$25-$29
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
badjones

Not ‘Bad’

The walking dead invade the 405.

I couldn’t tell from the postcard we got in the office, but the locally shot film Bad to the Jones is a zombie comedy. The trailer below makes that completely clear.

If the undead makes your attention come alive, boy, are you in luck! Marlon Ladd’s Bad to the Jones screens at 8 p.m. tomorrow, May 3, at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 Martin Luther King, with arrivals at 7 p.m. Should be fun, but there’s one hitch: Tickets must be ordered at badtothejones.com, as you can’t get them at the theater. Click away for a tale of two brothers and a city under siege! —Rod Lott

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The Story of Rock ’n’ Roll Comics

There’s another comic-book movie out now beside ‘The Avengers.’


Documentary

Rod Lott
I grew up reading comic books — and today, occasionally make some extra dough writing for them — but I must admit, I’ve never heard of Rock ’n’ Roll Comics, the underground sensation at the heart of this lo-fi documentary from Wild Eye Releasing. Turns out, not knowing matters not; hardcore comics fans — or those just into esoteric, DIY projects — should find it interesting, if told with a little true-to-spirit sloppiness.
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Avengers

So many superheroes, so little satisfaction.


Action

Rod Lott
I swear I’m not playing the contrarian card for the sake of doing so, but I disliked The Avengers — not with a passion, but mere disengagement. With the exception of Thor, I loved all the films leading up to this ultimate one, from 2008’s Iron Man to last summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger. I even entered this one carrying next-to-no expectations.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Haywire

The spy who loved me ... and kicked my ass.


Action

Rod Lott
Can Steven Soderbergh do a martial arts-fueled action thriller? That was rhetorical in a bear-crap way; the guy can do anything. Best known for Traffic and the Ocean's Eleven franchise, he's a director par excellence, even when the story goes to snuff in his experimental larks, like casting porn star Sasha Grey as the lead in 2009’s no-budget drama The Girlfriend Experience.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Strip Strip Hooray!

Makes the 'bump and grind' into a real grind.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Wonder what put lead in your great-grandfather's pencil? Watch any of the six filmed burlesque shows collected on Something Weird Video's double-disc Strip Strip Hooray! set. From 1949 to 1953, from 61 to 83 minutes, these stationary-camera pictures simply present what played out onstage.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

The Shock Labyrinth

Holds as much ‘Shock’ as a 9-volt.


Horror

Rod Lott
If Hollywood ever resurrects its craze of remaking Asian horror films, it's safe to say The Shock Labyrinth won't be high on its list. However, if it were, there's plenty of room for improvement.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Archie Meets KISS

You read that title correctly.


Comic Book

Rod Lott
All the Riverdale gang wants is a Halloween free of monsters. Naturally, that's not gonna happen; while Sabrina the Teenage Witch casts a protection spell, a meddling Veronica casts a projection spell, thus unleashing a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy and a Frankenstein-esque creature on the squeaky-clean populace.
 
Monday, May 7, 2012
 
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