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Sweet Kill

Sick, sleazy, sublime.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Tab Hunter can't make it with chicks because ... well, insert your own joke about his private life here, but in 1973's Sweet Kill, aka The Arousers, it's because he has mommy issues that rank right up there with Norman Bates and Oedipus.
 
Friday, August 31, 2012

Bigfoot

Toes the line of Syfy stupidity.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
At least Bigfoot does not waste viewers’ time in showing them Bigfoot. They have to wait one minute, tops, so if that’s all you ask of this Asylum release that premiered recently on Syfy, you’re golden.
 
Friday, August 31, 2012

Matt Stansberry & the Romance — Let’s Brighten It Up


Pop

Joshua Boydston
The cover of the seven-song EP Let’s Brighten It Up is a telling one. Oklahoma City’s Matt Stansberry is midbounce, dressed in a tailored suit and black-rimmed glasses à la Elvis Costello or Buddy Holly, clutching what looks like a bright-red Les Paul guitar. Stansberry is true to form, as polished and accomplished as ever, and his new band, The Romance, adds a little pep to his step.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Slim chance

As Okie-friendly as its cowpunk tunes are, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club never has motored into these parts before. It’s about to bust that cherry.


Music

Gazette staff
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with East Dallas Shufflers and Dark Valley Harvesters
8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shadow of no doubt

Enjoying the success of Confess, Twin Shadow is certain to put his hard-partying ways behind him ... well, mostly.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Twin Shadow with Niki & the Dove
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Safe

Because ‘Safe’ doesn’t play that way, it succeeds.


Action

Rod Lott
Because she has a photographic memory for digits, 11-year-old Mei (newcomer Catherine Chan) was kidnapped and taken from Beijing to Brooklyn to "count" for the Chinese Triads, like a pint-sized accountant who needs no calculator.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quick

Quick! See ‘Quick’!


Action

Rod Lott
Pop quiz, hotshot: What American movie would the South Korean filmmakers of Quick would like you to believe it emulates? The answer is not difficult, because it's written right on the box: Speed.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV

You could try to kill it with a forklift, but why?


Television series

Rod Lott
XXIV, VXI, XXX, IV, X — hell, it's all Greek Roman to me. All I know for sure is that each and every box set that has been or will be released of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is worth owning. Since the new Volume XXIV falls into that category, it, too, qualifies.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vile

Not for the weak — duh.


Horror

Rod Lott
With Vile, we may have a new cinematic achievement: the first torture-porn film to open with a quote from Gandhi. Take that with a grain of salt — or perhaps the box of kosher salt poured into the wounds of some sad bastard by some demented madman in the prologue.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Show ’nuff!

Theater season gets into full swing; here's your print-and-save preview.


Performing Arts

Gazette staff
Autumn means a hot new theatrical lineup! Here’s an at-glance guide for the 2012-13 season.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
 
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