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Demoted

I’d almost rather work for Tate Publishing than watch it again.


Comedy

Rod Lott
With Demoted, you suffer an hour and a half down the drain; comedian Robert Klein suffers the indignity of dancing in his underwear around a stripper pole. You can forget it; he has to live with it.
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Meatballs

Not the Murricane’s tastiest.


Comedy

Rod Lott
My brothers and I watched 1979's Meatballs so many times as kids in its initial run on HBO that, when watching the new Blu-ray release, I remembered almost everything about the summer camp comedy, which marked the first starring role of one Bill Murray, not yet 30.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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Let’s be ‘Frank’

National Theatre Live’s ‘Frankenstein’ is alive for two days.

If you love Sherlock like I love Sherlock, you might be interested in this filmed play showing tonight and tonight only: Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein.

To steal all the details from our own Gazette:

“It’s alive! It’s alive! National Theatre Live, to be exact, which presents the monster hit Frankenstein on theater screens at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow only at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown USA and Norman’s Hollywood Spotlight 14. Directed by Danny Boyle (127 Hours), this whacked-out adaptation stars Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Dark Shadows’ Jonny Lee Miller. Visit fathomevents.com.”

It’s my understanding at the two switch roles midway through the play, which sounds like Something to See, provided you’re not seeing anything at deadCENTER, that is. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Sherlock: Season Two
Blu-ray review




by Rod Lott 06.06.2012 2 years ago
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The Phantom of Crestwood

She deserved it. Case closed.


Thriller

Rod Lott
From 1932, the mystery The Phantom of Crestwood may be one of Hollywood’s first gimmick flicks. That doesn’t make it any good, however.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Evolution theory

Folksinger Sarah Jaffe ditched diary-style exposition for more purposeful songwriting, and the end result 'Wins.'


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sarah Jaffe with Secret Colours and Sherree Chamberlain
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Miss Minoes

Purr-fect family entertainment.


Family

Rod Lott
One of the most enjoyable family films of the moment is actually 11 years old: Miss Minoes, a Dutch fantasy based on a children's book. I haven't read it, but from the looks of it, I'm betting the movie retains much of its whimsy.
 
Friday, June 8, 2012

Project X

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


Comedy

Rod Lott
When a disc begins with a Jackass-style disclaimer, as Project X does, you know things are going to get crazy. But seriously, if anyone thinks something this slickly made is real, they deserve to do something stupid and get arrested for it. Like make Project X.
 
Monday, June 11, 2012
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C’mon, get slappy

Alloy Orchestra scores some pratfalls at OK Mozart.

As part of this week’s OK Mozart series in Oklahoma City, the Alloy Orchestra returns to perform a live soundtrack to silent films.

At 8 p.m. tonight at Oklahoma City University, the trio presents Masters of Slapstick, a 62-minute program of shorts starring some of the screen’s most legendary silent comedians: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle.

Alloy Orchestra is known for crafting unique, original soundtracks to films that had none, using an array of found percussion instruments and state-of-the-art electronics. The Massachusetts-based group was part of last year’s OK Mozart festivities with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, for which I interviewed Alloy leader Ken Winokur. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect with tonight’s performance (as will the clip below), despite the difference in films being shown.

Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, visit okmozart.com. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Alloy Orchestra interview  
Metropolis DVD review 



by Rod Lott 06.11.2012 2 years ago
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Kill Speed

Higher. Faster. Harder. Dumber.


Action

Rod Lott
I commend you, Kill Speed, for trying to win audience favor, by killing off a drunk Tom Arnold in your opening scene. We don’t see enough junkie’s trailers being blown up these days in such a spectacular fashion. Yet with the level of enjoyment free-falling from there, you quickly prove yourself the year’s worst action movie.
 
Monday, June 11, 2012

Accident

You used to be a victim / Now you’re not the only one.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Assassins are given a twist in Accident, a unique and superior Hong Kong thriller directed by Soi Cheang and produced by one of the best in the biz, Johnnie To (Mad Detective, Vengeance).
 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
 
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