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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Ryan

Wuss!

Class dismissed.


Comedy

Rod Lott
For those who tired of the inspirational-teacher subgenre that flourished in the ’80s and ’90s — think Stand and Deliver, Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets Society — there’s Wuss! Exclamation theirs, the film illustrates why I never would want to teach public school in today’s environment, even as a mere sub.
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gangster Squad

Speaking ‘Confidential’ly ...


Action

Rod Lott
Gangster Squad takes place in 1949 Los Angeles, a time when the Hollywood sign still sported “LAND” at the end, and a time that looks like L.A. Confidentiala lot like L.A. Confidential.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines

The route of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ is great to good.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
The Place Beyond the Pines is two-thirds of a great movie. Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to 2010’s Oscar-nominated Blue Valentine is a tense, powerful crime thriller with some weighty stuff on its mind. It speaks to the filmmaker’s know-how that not even a crazily contrived third act can damper its haunting power.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Drinking Games / From the Head

No budget? No problem!


Drama

Rod Lott

For no-budget cinema, the single location is a godsend. Set a movie entirely or mostly in one spot — one room, even — and you jussssst might be able to afford to put your thinly veiled autobiographical story onto film (OK, technically video). Such is the case for two new indie offerings: Drinking Games and From the Head.

 
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inside the Octo-gon

Experimental electronic band The Octopus Project brings its frantic psychedelic pop back to Norman.


Music

Becky Carman

The Octopus Project with Paper Lions and Colin Nance
Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 p.m.
Opolis
113 N Crawford Ave., Norman
$12

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Running Deer

Brent Ryan Green’s award-winning short captures Native American life positively on film.


Drama

Louis Fowler

Most people toil away at film school for years before they even touch a movie camera. Not Oklahoma City director Brent Ryan Green. He went about it the old-fashioned way: learning by doing.

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Contraception empowers women


Commentary

Ryan Kiesel
Almost a century has passed since Margaret Sanger was arrested in Brooklyn. Her crime? Establishing a clinic dedicated to offering free contraceptives to women.
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Thanks for publishing that great commentary (Sept. 11, Gazette) titled “Contraception empowers women” by Ryan Kiesel. Kiesel said that Oklahoma legislators passed an amendment to “limit access to emergency contraception in Oklahoma.” Limiting access to emergency contraception would undoubtedly mean more unintended pregnancies, thus the likelihood of more abortions — abortions which these same legislators fanatically oppose! What a revolting development!
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Humming along

After enduring hardship and strife, Local Natives are keeping everything in perspective.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Local Natives with Wild Nothing
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$17-$19

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Laugh it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Do you like to laugh out loud? Then check out Opolis Comedy Night, featuring comedic whiz kid James Nghiem as he releases his new album That Lonely Beast. Other performers include Cameron Buchholtz, Ryan Drake, Jeramy Westbrook and more. Laughs commence 9 p.m. Thursday at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford in Norman. Admission is $5. Visit opolis.org.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 
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