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OKG Newsletter


Topic: movies

The Sooner seen

Although some 1,333 miles lay between Oklahoma City and Hollywood, you wouldn’t know it from the looks of a new exhibit celebrating the Sooner State’s contributions to cinema.


Visual Arts

Phil Bacharach
Oklahoma @ the Movies
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi
okhistory.org
521-2491
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dark Crimes

How to kill 3,640 minutes of time wisely.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Mill Creek Entertainment’s budget pack of noir, Dark Crimes, strongly goes against the notion that films in the public domain are there because they aren't any good. That’s nonsense.
 
Friday, May 18, 2012

42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition

A treasure trove of trailers that titillate.


Action

Rod Lott
Since 2005, Synapse Films has helped keep the sticky-floored spirit of grindhouse cinema alive by issuing collections of coming attractions under the 42nd Street Forever banner. Interested parties can catch up on the half-dozen titles thus far on DVD (I have, minus the lone XXX-Treme one) or opt for the new Blu-ray Edition. It's essentially a "greatest hits" piece, culling 80 trailers from all previous volumes.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

All's Wells that ends well

Tales of Wells Fargo TV star Dale Robertson bid goodbye to his Yukon home and Hollywood memorabilia in a recent auction.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Friends say the only reason Dale Robertson continued acting in Hollywood was to get back to Oklahoma and raise horses on the Haymaker Farms ranch he built north of Yukon.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Midwest movies

‘How to’ see free flicks outdoors this summer.

Midwest City, home to Hollywood’s brightest stars!

Well, every Sunday night through Aug. 12, that is. Thanks to the Midwest City Parks and Recreation Department, the community now has Sunset Cinema, a free, outdoor movie series to call its own, beginning 20 minutes after the sun slowly dips below the horizon, like a lover waving goodbye.

While the series began last night with The Muppets, plenty of other titles await your blankets and lawn chairs at Charles J. Johnson Central Park Town Center, 7209 S.E. 29th.

• June 10, Puss in Boots
• June 17, Top Gun
• June 24, How to Train Your Dragon
• July 1, Despicable Me
• July 8, Megamind
• July 15, Madagascar
• July 22, Cars
• July 29, Secretariat
• Aug. 5, Gnomeo & Juliet
• Aug. 12, Grease

Fun fact: Two of those selections star America’s most famous Scientologists. For more information, call 739-1293 or visit midwestcityok.org/sunset-cinemas. —Rod Lott


by Rod Lott 06.04.2012 2 years ago
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Free (and almost free) kiddie movies alert!

And here's the Smurf-tastic schedule.

If you can tear your kids away from playing Minecraft this summer, take them to free movies at the Dickinson Penn Square 10 in Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway.

There’s a new flick — again: free! — showing Tuesday through Thursday each week, now until August rolls around. Here’s the schedule:
• June 19-21: The Pagemaster
• June 26-28: Puss in Boots
• July 3-5: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
• July 10-12: Mr. Popper’s Penguins
• July 17-19: Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
• July 24-26: Happy Feet Two
• July 31-Aug. 2: Babe

For more information, call 848-2202.

Meanwhile, over at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, the returning Summer Movie Fun program offers $2 individual tickets, or season passes for $5. There’s a new title each week, screening at 9:45 a.m. weekdays.

What’s on tap? Glad you asked:
• through June 15: Horton Hears a Who!
• June 18-22: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
• June 25-29: Rio
• July 2-6: Kung Fu Panda 2
• July 9-13: Mr. Popper’s Penguins
• July 16-20: Puss in Boots
• July 23-27: The Smurfs
• July 30-Aug. 3: Arthur Christmas
• Aug. 6-10: Hotel for Dogs

For more information, call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com/smf. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Blu-ray review 
The Smurfs Blu-ray review   



by Rod Lott 06.14.2012 2 years ago
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The Lowbrow Reader Reader

Deals a royal flush of smart humor.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Zines were the blogs of their day, but you could read them in the bathroom. In the early 1990s, I was heavily plugged into the zine culture, sending stamps and dollar bills away in exchange for these indie pubs. Soon, during a short period of boredom and unemployment, I started one of my own.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

Laugh it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Known for the Doug Loves Movies podcast and smoking enough pot for an entire Wu-Tang Clan, comedian Doug Benson returns to the City Arts Center stage, 3000 General Pershing, at 7 p.m. Thursday. (No 4:20 show?) He’s touring in support of his latest CD, the double-disc Smug Life. His pal Graham Elwood opens. (DLM fans, bring your name tags just in case!) Tickets are $22-$25. Visit ticketstorm.com.

Thursday

Hey! Read This:
Doug Benson's Potty Mouth CD review

 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Myriad of movies

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.

Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.

For the rest of the summer, expect:
• July 25, Grease
• Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh)
• Aug. 8, West Side Story
• Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf
• Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum
• Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes

That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.

Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information,  call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.19.2012 2 years ago
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jaws

You’re going to need a bigger boat ... again!

Six bona fide movie classics are headed back to Cinemark Tinseltown.

One of my 10 favorite movies of all time, space and dimension, Jaws, is not only debuting on Blu-ray on Tuesday, but soon will re-surface on the big screen at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 Martin Luther King.

The supreme shark flick to end all shark flicks kicks off the Cinemark Fall Classic Series, which features digitally restored prints of half a dozen classic films, Oscar winners all. Each will play for one Thursday only, with showings at 2 and 7 p.m. Here’s the schedule:

Jaws (1975), Aug. 23
High Noon (1952), Aug. 30
Doctor Zhivago (1965), Sept. 6
Chinatown (1974), Sept. 13
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Sept. 20
• The African Queen (1951), Sept. 27

Tickets are just $4-$6, and on sale now at cinemark.com. —Rod Lott





by Rod Lott 08.10.2012 1 year ago
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