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Topic: see

See it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more? Movies, that is, like the 1990 comedy smash Home Alone. Screening at 8 p.m. Thursday in the great outdoors, the John Hughes production is part of Dive-In Movie Nights at Pelican Bay Aquatic Park, 1034 S. Bryant in Edmond. Park admission is $5. Call 359-4630 or visit edmondok. com/parks, and keep the change, ya filthy animal!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods


Rod Lott
Josh Whedon is partially responsible for arguably the most creative pictures of this year, and I don’t mean The Avengers. I’m talking about The Cabin in the Woods, the horror film reputed to be a game-changer in the genre. It’s not the end-all-be-all film as hyped, but it is undeniably clever.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Art it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Last call to see Carol Beesley’s colorful paintings at JRB Art at The Elms! Through Saturday, the Paseo gallery at 2810 N. Walker features the work of Beesley, the paintings and sculpture of John Wolfe, and the leather masks of Patrick Riley — Oklahoma City artists all! Admission is free. Call 528-6336 or visit


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tour it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
See how residents of one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods deck their halls, at the 35th annual Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour. From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, the fundraiser features five architecturally notable houses and one porch party. Tickets are $5-$15, including shuttle service and refreshments. Visit


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stage it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Yes, yes, you should see No, No, Nanette when the 1920s musical comedy tapdances its way into University of Central Oklahoma’s Mitchell Theater, 100 N. University in Edmond. Despite the photo, it is not about a Super Glue mishap. It is, however, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $4-$14. Call 974- 3375 or visit


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Still dino-mite?

For its 20th birthday, ‘Jurassic Park’ gets a 3-D coat.

To celebrate 20 years, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park returns to theaters starting today, this time with a conversion to 3-D.

Does the 3-D add anything? No. Does the movie still work? Yes.

So ubiquitous in our current pop culture is the 1993 blockbuster that there’s no need for me to rehash its plot beyond “man clones dinosaurs.” (For kids, all one has to say is “dinosaurs,” and they’re onboard.) It’s been ages — 19 years, I’m guessing — since I last saw it before this week, and it was a pleasure to revisit its big set pieces, which have stood the test of time.

What hasn’t aged well is the film’s opening — basically, everything before chaos reigns on the theme-park island. It takes too long to get to the goods, and this chunk of time stands as Park’s weakest portion. The 3-D is not only an unnecessary addition, but actually proves problematic by spatially disorienting viewers during scenes of action. Spielberg’s frames wow enough because of how realistic the dinosaurs look (and still do); they’re not in need of the View-Master treatment.

It didn’t bother my 8-year-old, however, and I suspect he’s the real reason Universal Pictures has reopened Jurassic Park’s gates: Now, a whole generation exists that wasn’t around to see the movie when it first broke ground ... or to see 2001’s Jurassic Park III, for that matter. Certainly the studio wishes to prime this batch of youngsters so they’ll be in line for Jurassic Park IV (reportedly with Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow at the helm), and just judging from my son’s case, it’s safe to say they’ve wildly succeeded. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Safety Not Guaranteed Blu-ray review     

by Rod Lott 04.05.2013 1 year ago
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Row it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
You could see a future gold medalist — and, therefore, potential Wheaties box model — when the Oklahoma River plays host to the 2013 U.S. Canoe/ Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials on Friday and Saturday at the Boathouse District, 725 S. Lincoln. Call 552-4040 or visit


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Puttin’ on the Ritts

OKCMOA showcases the work of legendary celebrity photographer Herb Ritts.

Visual Arts

Rod Lott
Herb Ritts: Beauty and Celebrity
through July 28
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
Wednesday, May 15, 2013