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A good ‘Dark Knight’ never sleeps

Does 457 minutes of Batman sound like a good Bat-time to you?

Sleep? Who needs it?

Certainly not debonair billionaire Bruce Wayne. Because if he took time to catch some Zs, who would keep Gotham City in check? That dude dons cowl and cape every night, busting his ass to keep it clean of jokers.

I speak of Batman, of course. I’ve been a huge Batman fan since Adam West and Burt Ward camped it up in reruns of their Pop Art-inspired series. The caped crusader was the first Halloween costume I remember having — and homemade by my loving mother, even!

Therefore, more than any other movie this year, I look forward to The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s defining trilogy that began in 2005 with Batman Begins and hit unexpected creative heights three years later with the double Oscar-winning, billion-buck grosser, The Dark Knight, putting the misdeeds of Joel Schumacher and his nipple suits far in the past.

Which goes back to the issue of nocturnal slumber: Beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno, hosts The Ultimate Dark Knight Marathon, screening Nolan’s first two Batman films before Rises, well, rises at midnight.

For $20, you can catch all three movies, plus get a commemorative lanyard and some refreshments. Better make the drink something with a serious dose of caffeine. For more information, call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com. —Rod Lott



by Rod Lott 07.11.2012 2 years ago
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Nobody Else but You

An ill-fated actress serves as the heart of a strange French thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Nobody Else but You
8 p.m. Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat — Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Who doesn’t miss the music the ’90s brought? It was heartfelt, catchy, soulful and universally accessible — everything popular music isn’t now.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Harp dreams

Self-described Okie songstress Camille Harp stretches out of her comfort zone to let in a 'Little Bit of Light.'


Music

Joshua Boydston
Camille Harp and John Calvin
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Lions Park
400 S. Flood, Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
free
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

News ease

Picture this: Huey Lewis and the News, once giants of 1980s radio, remain relevant simply by workin’ for a livin’.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Huey Lewis and the News with Joe Cocker
7:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42-$125
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Extra-strength EDM

Top house DJ Kaskade delivers mixes of electronic dance music that shine and sparkle.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Kaskade with Fareoh and Squirt D
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$31-$36
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Childish melodies

As long as audiences cry out for their power pop, Forever the Sickest Kids don’t wanna grow up.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Forever the Sickest Kids with Plug In Stereo, Paradise Fears and At Long Last
6 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$15-$17
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Wish

A pair of young brothers need a miracle to reunite a family in a beautifully observant drama.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
I Wish
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fore your eyes only

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art goes green with 'The Art of Golf,' an exhibition housing strokes of artistic genius.


Visual Arts

Susannah Waite
The Art of Golf
opening Thursday, through Oct. 7
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Myriad of movies

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.

Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.

For the rest of the summer, expect:
• July 25, Grease
• Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh)
• Aug. 8, West Side Story
• Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf
• Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum
• Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes

That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.

Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information,  call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.19.2012 2 years ago
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