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Gone in 60 Seconds: Car Crash King Edition

For pure automobile action, it’s ‘Gone,’ baby, ‘Gone.’


Action

Rod Lott
Compared to its 2000 big-budget remake, H.B. Halicki's Gone in 60 Seconds is deficient in slickness, star power, performances, plotting and humor. Yet the 1974 indie original decimates the Hollywood version as an all-around entertainment. Why? Two simple reasons, boiled down to numbers: some 500 vehicles wrecked and a 40-minute chase scene.
 
Friday, October 19, 2012

Rites of Passage

Wrongs make 'Rites.'


Thriller

Rod Lott
Rites of Passage's box art of boring actors’ faces should switch with the illustration adorning the actual disc: a play on the ol' skull and crossbones logo, but using a sock monkey and shotguns. That's what convinced me the film might be worth its 102 minutes. Ultimately, it's not, but its first half makes for an interesting mess.
 
Monday, October 22, 2012

Best of Bond … James Bond: 50 Years — 50 Tracks

007 turns the big 5-0.


Soundtrack

Rod Lott
With each new James Bond film, it seems as if another CD compilation of 007 movie music is released. Because it is.
 
Monday, October 22, 2012

Americano

Salma Hayek stripping isn't even the film's best element.


Drama

Rod Lott
Mathieu Demy's Americano opens with a little death, followed immediately by a big one, as Frenchmen Martin (Demy) receives one of those middle-of-the-night phone calls that deliver the worst of bad news: His mother has died.
 
Monday, October 22, 2012

Lost Empires — Death and Evil Beasts


Rock

Joshua Boydston

Oklahoma is flush with Southern and hard-rock acts, but there’s a narrower selection of quality straight-ahead metal bands. Enter Lost Empires.

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Whitey power

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s are looking to raise a little hell. Their vehicle? Old-school country — but don’t you dare call it ‘outlaw.’


Music

Louis Fowler
Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$5
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Freaky Friday

It’s the end of the Zoo Amp as we know it, and Oklahoma City’s own The Flaming Lips will send it out in style. And blood.


Music

Becky Carman
The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs and New Fumes
5:30 p.m. Friday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
free
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cheap shoots

The time has come for Cheap Time, a punk trio whose growing fan base includes at least half of The White Stripes — not too shabby!


Music

Zach Hale
Cheap Time with Cosmostanza and Teen/Ragers
8 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Reid all about it

No longer nervous about performing, Norman singer-songwriter Kyle Reid even takes his love of music to bed.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Kyle Reid with Parker Millsap and John Calvin
10 p.m. Wednesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
329-3534
$5

Kyle Reid with Brother Gruesome, Depth & Current and Magnificent Bird
8 p.m. Saturday
Ampy Shanty
527 E. Main, Norman
754-1927
$5
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maximum Conviction

And minimal competence.


Action

Rod Lott
In Maximum Conviction, Steve Austin forever speaks like there’s a pinch of Skoal eating through the corner of his bottom lip, but I have no idea what’s going on with Steven Seagal’s accent attempt: Southern? Cajun? Ebonics? An overly phlegmy head cold? Your guess is as good as mine, and unfortunately, I’ve seen the movie.
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
 
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