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Of Dolls & Murder

Who knew playing with dolls could help fight crime?


Documentary

Rod Lott
Susan Marks' Of Dolls & Murder is a rather straightforward documentary on an oddball subject: forensic pathologists teaching medical investigation skills to police officers via "nutshell studies."
 
Friday, July 13, 2012

Cherry Bomb

It's a real dud.


Action

Rod Lott
With the John Cougar Mellencamp song "Cherry Bomb," our hearts were really thumping. With the film Cherry Bomb, however, it barely registers a pulse.
 
Friday, July 13, 2012

Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat — Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Who doesn’t miss the music the ’90s brought? It was heartfelt, catchy, soulful and universally accessible — everything popular music isn’t now.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

News ease

Picture this: Huey Lewis and the News, once giants of 1980s radio, remain relevant simply by workin’ for a livin’.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Huey Lewis and the News with Joe Cocker
7:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42-$125
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Wish

A pair of young brothers need a miracle to reunite a family in a beautifully observant drama.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
I Wish
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Casa de Mi Padre

¡Grande! Assuming you can read.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Even if you hate it — and plenty will — you have to admit Casa de Mi Padre is a unique slice of cinema. Will Ferrell stars in this spirited parody of the Mexican telenovela. Not only is the comedy set in Mexico, but performed almost entirely in Spanish. Name one other A-lister who would dare commit to such an audience-limiting undertaking, foreign language and all. For a star of his stature to spoof something his fan base likely knows nothing about is so ballsy, it bounces.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Girl from the Naked Eye

I spy something pulpy.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Presented as a story in the nonexistent Dark Mystery pulp mag, The Girl from the Naked Eye respectively refers to a call girl and the club where she worked.
 
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Casting the Runes

Rent a 'Rune' with a view.


Horror

Rod Lott
I remember vividly when I first read "Casting the Runes," one of several suspense classics to pour from the pen of M.R. James, the master of the ghost story whose supernatural bent became a huge influence on H.P. Lovecraft. Just because the short story is old (1911) doesn't mean it wasn't chilling to read, and so it is with this 1979 presentation, an episode of the UK's ITV Playhouse anthology series.
 
Friday, July 20, 2012

Steve Niles' Remains

Put it to rest.


Horror

Rod Lott
While I'm glad to see that the horror cable channel Chiller is now making original movies, its first offering, the sci-fi "comedy" Alien Opponent, was nearly unwatchable. That film's director and writer, Colin Theys and John Doolan, return to helm the outlet's second, Steve Niles' Remains. Springing from rosier pastures — Niles' original comics — it's automatically better, rising to the level of mediocre. Perhaps their third time at bat, October's Dead Souls, will prove the proverbial charm?
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition

Consider that an uprgrade.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
"Let's do it," says Arnold in the opening minutes of Total Recall. "Let's go to Mars."
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
 
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