Can’t we all just get along? Roman Polanski’s amusing comedy of manners, ‘Carnage,’ suggests not.
Comedy Rod Lott
Given the tumultuous and tragic nature of director/child rapist Roman
Polanski’s life, it’s no surprise he rarely touches comedy. Until the
recent “Carnage,” only 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and 1986’s flop “Pirates” gunned for laughs.
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Before Val Kilmer had an A-list career he since has squandered, he was
considered quite the charming up-and-comer. Case in point: 1985’s
weird-science sleeper Real Genius.
See the cult college comedy back on the big screen at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, but with the live
bonus of Central Michigan University professor Adam Mock discussing the
flick’s laser technology. Repeat: lasers! Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
The Freemasons, Knights Templar and Scottish Rite are subjects of a documentary being shot in part in Guthrie.
Features Mia Cantu
Freemasonry is the world’s largest and oldest fraternity, which some believe dates as far back as the construction of King Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. It is based off the belief that every man is responsible for making the world a better place.
Get your recommended daily allowance of ‘Iron’ at May 3’s Marvel-ous marathon.
The movie I dreamt about in 1978 is now a month away from hitting theaters. I speak, of course, about The Best Exotic Marigold HotelThe Avengers, which opens May 4.
Presumably the comic-book movie to end all comic-book movies, The Avengers fronts an all-star lineup of superheroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Sgt. Nick Fury. Even casual moviegoers know this blockbuster has been in the works for years, with Marvel Studios using post-credits stinger sequences to connect one stand-alone film to the next, starting with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man alter ego, Tony Stark, meeting Samuel L. Jackson’s Fury in a bar at the tail end of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
Now, viewers with buns of steel and a vacation day to burn can watch all the dots be connected, in order, as Harkins Bricktown Cinemas offers the Ultimate Avengers Marathon of six movies on May 3, all leading to the midnight premiere of The Avengers.
The lineup begins at 11:30 a.m. with Hulk, followed by: • Iron Man at 2 p.m. • Iron Man 2 at 4:30 p.m. • Thor at 7 p.m. • Captain America: The First Avenger at 9:15 p.m. • The Avengers at 12:01 a.m.
The final three will be show in 3-D.
Tickets are $25 and now on sale at harkinstheatres.com/avengers or at the Harkins Bricktown box office. The package includes extra goodies, including two free small popcorns, a commemorative lanyard and a bag o’ swag.
To be honest, I doubt the movie can live up to the 7-year-old me’s idea, but I look forward to it nonetheless. Even if I’m far more stoked for Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises and, yep, The Expendables 2. —Rod Lott
You’ve seen him steal scenes in the likes of Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Little Fockers and, yep, Scary Movie 4. Now,
see Kevin Hart at what he does best: stand-up comedy. At 8 p.m.
Saturday, Hart pumps out joke after joke at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100
W. Reno. Tickets are $55.65-$80.15. Call 800-745-3000 or visit
Just when you thought it was safe to watch a Halle Berry movie.
Thriller Rod Lott
I'm glad that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez found love on the set, because that makes Dark Tide
not a total loss. Otherwise, this big-budget, theater-skipping
adventure is perhaps the most toothless shark movie ever made, and
remember, I've sat through Dinoshark and Sharktopus.
I couldn’t tell from the postcard we got in the office, but the locally shot film Bad to the Jones is a zombie comedy. The trailer below makes that completely clear.
If the undead makes your attention come alive, boy, are you in luck! Marlon Ladd’s Bad to the Jones screens at 8 p.m. tomorrow, May 3, at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 Martin Luther King, with arrivals at 7 p.m. Should be fun, but there’s one hitch: Tickets must be ordered at badtothejones.com, as you can’t get them at the theater. Click away for a tale of two brothers and a city under siege! —Rod Lott