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Topic: James

The Canyons

True to its title, the film is a void.


Drama

Rod Lott
Paul Schrader’s The Canyons opens and closes with a montage of abandoned movie theaters. For this film in particular, that choice strikes one as symbolic in several ways: not only as a comment on the state of the industry, but on the state of The Canyons itself. You’re unlikely to find many 2013 films this empty.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Street Trash

Now every day can be garbage day.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Street Trash is a semipolitical horror comedy that pulls out all the stops in an all-out effort seemingly to offend as many viewers as possible. Personally, I think that’s a good thing.
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics

Proof that crime does pay!


Drama

Rod Lott
I'm ready to proclaim Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics as the set to get for 2013. Both a crash course into the golden age of the cinematic criminal and a time capsule of black-and-white badassery, the five-disc Blu-ray package is infinitely rewarding.
 
Friday, August 9, 2013

Serious play

Kickball leagues make a comeback across the metro area.


Sports

Tim Farley
Remember playing kickball as a kid on the school playground with the big red ball?
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lady in a Cage

Histrionics, bar none.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Unleashed to home video enthusiasts again — this time courtesy of Warner Archive — 1964's Lady in a Cage traps the elderly Cornelia (the legendary Olivia de Havilland, Gone with the Wind) in an elevator. The lift isn't in an office building or department store, but in her own home; the cane-leaning Cornelia's been using it to bypass stairs after breaking her hip.
 
Friday, September 20, 2013

‘Damm,’ that booty


CFN

Gazette staff
However, actual blood and skin isn’t our thing, and we certainly wouldn’t slay a human being over it. According to newsok.com, Edmond resident James Tyree was the victim of a crime that began on Facebook earlier this summer..
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Amityville Horror Trilogy

"For God's sake, get it!"


Horror

Rod Lott
Although entries in the Amityville Horror franchise now number 11, the movies stopped playing theaters after the third go-round, with the exception of 2005's needless remake. The first three films were collected on an MGM DVD boxed set to coincide with that remake, but in carrying over those extras and adding many more of its own, Shout! Factory's new package proves more definitive. Plus, it's on Blu-ray.
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Secret of Crickley Hall

Trick or treat? Totally a treat.


Television series

Rod Lott

What is The Secret of Crickley Hall? Well, if I told you, it wouldn't be a secret. The less juvenile answer: It's a superb BBC limited series that'll plunk you in the proper Halloween spirit. 

 
Tuesday, October 8, 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.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
All five of Oklahoma’s U.S. Congressmen voted on September 19 for House Resolution 3102, a measure that cuts $40 billion, over ten years, from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. They are Jim Bridenstine (Tulsa), Tom Cole (Moore), James Lankford (Oklahoma City), Frank Lucas (Cheyenne), and Markwayne Mullin (Muskogee) — all Republicans.
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
 
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