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OKG Newsletter


Topic: book

The Frankenstein Theory

The modern prometheus gets a modern movie update. Guess what? It’s alive ... alive!


Horror

Rod Lott
The Frankenstein Theory is like no other Frankenstein film you've seen: rendered in found footage.

Wait, wait! Don’t run off! This one’s better than the average entry, even if it’s not so revolutionary to change the minds of those who despise the delivery system. The picture’s snowy setting is reason enough to justify a viewing on DVD (a woefully bare-bones one) if you missed it on the big screen — and you likely did, since it played in only about 15 theaters nationwide earlier this month.
 
Friday, March 22, 2013

Book it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Benjamin Lytal has titled his debut novel, A Map of Tulsa, after his hometown. A coming-of-age story set in late-’90s T-Town, it has been dubbed a Catcher in the Rye for “Internet-suckled American youth” by industry bible Publishers Weekly. Lytal will sign copies from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway in 50 Penn Place. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Heroic hangover

Local comic book creators launch ‘Knuckleheads,’ a series about an unlikely superhero.


Features

Alyssa Grimley
A comic book shop is more than just a place to buy the latest gotta-have graphic novel. It also can be the start of a creative partnership.
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Feminine 'Follies'

Among the Oklahoma Book Award finalists is Theasa Tuohy’s novel of love during wartime.


Fiction

Sarah Lobban
Oklahoma Book Awards
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
www.odl.state.ok.us
$50-$60

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Four

For martial-arts action, it mostly adds up.


Action

Rod Lott
One easy way to review The Four would be to call it a kung-fu X-Men. Hell, director Gordon Chan (The King of Fighters) already has a pair of sequels planned. The big difference, of course, is that this Chinese/Hong Kong film is a period piece set nearly a thousand years ago. Therefore, it’s not interested in adamantium blades, but counterfeit coins.
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013

John Dies at the End

Far-out fun.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Better than the hit novel on which it’s as faithfully based as budgetary issues allow, John Dies at the End is one of those movies that tries really hard to be a cult movie. In this case, however, the goal has been met; I suspect that, as with most of director Don Coscarelli’s work, from Phantasm and The Beastmaster to Bubba Ho-Tep, we’ll still be discussing this one decades later. That’s not to say it’s without faults.
 
Friday, April 12, 2013

Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream — Tom Folsom


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
When Tom Folsom terms his new nonfiction work, Hopper, as “a rebel biography,” he’s not kidding. Not only is his subject a rebel, but so is his approach. A you-are-there POV, fonts that interrupt the narrative — you’ve never read a celebrity bio quite like it, and that’s certainly befitting of its star.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cherryh picked


CFN

Gazette staff
Good news for lovers of homegrown sci-fi/fantasy lit. Oklahoma-born-and-bred author C.J. Cherryh’s four-part series The Morgaine Stories is primed for a jump to the big screen. Luckily, the transformation from book to movie doesn’t require a secret spell or potion.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The O’Reilly prophecy


Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
There’s a major storm coming, the effects of which I can only imagine. Bill O’Reilly of The O’Reilly Factor has authored a book, soon to be released, dealing with the execution of Jesus Christ.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sun rises

In wishing to keep ska from becoming extinct, Sunny Side Up just keeps burning brighter.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sunny Side Up with The Last Slice and Classy San Diego
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 
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