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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Science

Safety Not Guaranteed

But a ‘Safe’ bet.


Comedy

Rod Lott
If only Oklahoma Gazette classified ads were this intriguing: "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed."
 
Friday, November 2, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

Spins a web, familiar size.


Action

Rod Lott
I still don’t know why Hollywood felt that Spider-Man, all of 10 years young, needed to be remade — I suspect it has to do with selling toys. Enough of calling The Amazing Spider-Man a “reboot,” too; this is a remake through and through.
 
Friday, November 9, 2012

Trashterpieces

OKC Beautiful turns trash into treasures with an exhibition of recycled and upcycled art at Science Museum Oklahoma.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
A.R.T. Show: Art in Recycled Trash
through Feb. 15, 2013
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 N.E. 52nd
sciencemuseumok.org
602-6664
$9.95-$11.95
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Coma

Its pacing will put you under.


Television series

Rod Lott
Four years ago, cable remade the perfectly fine ’70s sci-fi thriller The Andromeda Strain, based upon Michael Crichton’s thriller, but needlessly doubled the running time, thereby cutting its effectiveness in half. 
 
Friday, November 30, 2012

Doomsday Book

The end of the world is two-thirds terrific.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Not based on Connie Willis' seminal sci-fi novel of the same name, Doomsday Book is preoccupied not with time travel, but the world's end. Telling three separate stories, the Korean film comes from acclaimed directors Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil) and Yim Pil-sung (Hansel & Gretel). As with all anthologies, results vary; ultimately, this one ends up as two-thirds great.
 
Monday, December 10, 2012

Choo it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Visitors to Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd, may have noticed a genuine 1929 Pullman parlor train car near the southwest corner of the first floor. Now through Jan. 6, 2013, they can tour it, too! Free guided tours will take place open to close, Thursdays through Sundays. Museum admission is $9.95-$11.95. Call 602-6664 or visit sciencemuseumok.org.

Daily, ongoing

 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Total Recall

Consider that a divorce.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
I'm not of the opinion that remakes are automatically a bad thing. Without them, we wouldn't have David Cronenberg's The Fly or John Carpenter's The Thing. The difference is that examples like those had a different way of telling the established story.
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXV

For the 25th time, we’ve got Movie Sign!


Television series

Rod Lott
A noticeable difference exists with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXV from Shout! Factory’s previous sets: This one is comparatively light on extras. However, that’s hardly a knock against it, because the show itself is just too damned good on its own.
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution

‘Evil’ dead.


Action

Rod Lott
Fifth in the increasingly slick but decreasingly lucid franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution had potential to be the best entry since the 2002 original. After all, returning director Paul W.S. Anderson (The Three Musketeers) has positioned so many elements from the previous films that it seemed set up to play like a greatest-hits package. Instead, the result is baffling.
 
Friday, December 21, 2012

Looper

Dystopian society, time travel, telekinesis, gangland killings — welcome to one of the best movies of last year.


Sci-Fi

Phil Bacharach
Hooray for movies with ideas!
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
 
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