Drama Phil Bacharach
John Hughes, for all the love people heap on his ’80s teen movies, was far too easy on high school. Maybe your high school experience was different than mine — and, if so, congrats. For many of us, however, those years were a marathon of self-pity, heartache, passion and anything else you’d find on an album by The Smiths.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives an intoxicating performance.
Drama Rod Lott
In a short career largely dominated with genre films — from Final Destination 3 to this past summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter —
Mary Elizabeth Winstead always has exuded a certain something. But
nothing that ever suggested the level of performance she delivers in Smashed.
Comedy Rod Lott
Better than the hit novel on which it’s as faithfully based as budgetary issues allow, John Dies at the End
is one of those movies that tries really hard to be a cult movie. In
this case, however, the goal has been met; I suspect that, as with most
of director Don Coscarelli’s work, from Phantasm and The Beastmaster to Bubba Ho-Tep, we’ll still be discussing this one decades later. That’s not to say it’s without faults.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Paul McCartney is playing Bricktown! Well, sorta. At 7 p.m. Thursday
only, Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16 at 150 E. Reno screens 1980’s Rockshow. The
classic concert film depicts McCartney and Wings’ 1975-76 world tour.
The 141-minute film includes 30 live songs and an exclusive 12-minute
interview with the former Beatle himself. Tickets are $5-$9. Call
231-4747 or visit rockshowonscreen.com.