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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Comedy

Mickey and Me

The 'Manhattan' and 'Annie Hall' heyday of Woody Allen is channeled in Mickey Reece’s Norman-set story of hilarious heartbreak.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Mickey and Me
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Elvira’s Haunted Hills

A big bust in more ways than one.


Comedy

Rod Lott
The self-proclaimed mistress of the dark’s second movie, 2001’s “Elvira’s Haunted Hills,” gets another DVD release in a “special enhanced edition,” and that wording should give you a clue as to the comedy’s wavelength of humor.
 
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Mega Movie Marathon

Like an old-school monster rally busting at the seams!


Horror

Rod Lott
“Paired” — ahem — thematically across six discs are 12 feature films hosted by Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, on her Mega Movie Marathon. Far from the horror hostess’ only DVD in circulation, this collection offers tremendous value by compiling several previously released double features into one set.
 
Friday, December 7, 2012

Hitchcock

It’s less suspense and more family plot in this muddled biopic of the master of suspense.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Alfred Hitchcock was more than the master of suspense. The director of such landmark motion pictures as Rear Window and Vertigo was instrumental in devising the language of modern film. As such, it seems a cruel irony that a movie about him would be made by decidedly lesser filmmakers.
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Girls: The Complete First Season

You go, ‘Girls.’


Television series

Rod Lott
At least not in its initial release, I’m guessing not many saw 2010’s Tiny Furniture, an imperfect but smart and charming comedy that burst Lena Dunham, its star/writer/director, onto the indie-feature scene. On its strength and reception, Dunham scored a series deal at HBO with none other than Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) producing
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Sleepwalk with Me

From A to Zzzz, comedian Mike Birbiglia’s account of his noctural disorder is a sleeper hit.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Early in Sleepwalk with Me, protagonist Matt Pandamiglio (comedian Mike Birbiglia, more or less playing himself) addresses via narration the feelings his character holds for his live-in girlfriend, Abby (Lauren Ambrose, Wanderlust) with the lines, “I think falling in love for the first time is such a transcendent feeling. It's like pizza-flavored ice cream: Your brain can't even process that level of joy.”
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Killer Joe

Finger-lickin’ great.


Thriller

Rod Lott
When cast in the right role, which is rarely and does not include Magic Mike, Matthew McConaughey can be an electrifying onscreen presence. His breakthrough bit in 1993′s Dazed and Confused is one of those times; Killer Joe is another.
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Laugh it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Fresh from his TBS talk show, George Lopez returns to his stand-up roots. At 8 p.m. Saturday, he’ll take the stage at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave. in Thackerville. Nick at Nite reruns of his ABC sitcom have garnered him a young fan base, but this show’s 18-and-up only. So expect dirty jokes. Tickets are $41- $61. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Inbetweeners Movie

Where's Clark Griswold when you need him?


Comedy

Rod Lott
Spun off from the hit British TV series that recently was remade poorly for MTV, The Inbetweeners Movie follows the original show’s core quartet of socially awkward lads on vacation — er, sorry: “on holiday.”
 
Friday, January 4, 2013

Hope Springs

And yet it also falls flat.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Meryl Streep is in a rut — not the actress, who's arguably still atop her game in her fifth decade of screen stardom, but the character she plays in Hope Springs. Long married to frowny sad sack Arnold (Lincoln's Tommy Lee Jones, not exactly stretching), Kay feels more like a roommate than a wife. They don't even share a bedroom any more.
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
 
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