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Topic: film

Sweden's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' leaves an indelible mark on crime cinema


Music

Rod Lott
Stephenie Meyer's not the only novelist moving millions upon millions of copies these days. So is Stieg Larsson, although he sadly died before his books saw print.Nonetheless, the Swedish author becam...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

'SNL' skit turned action movie parody 'MacGruber' disarms disaster and outlives expectations


Music

Mike Robertson
As we've seen several times over the last 30 years, adapting sketches from "Saturday Night Live" into full-length movies is a hit-and-miss proposition. For every "The Blues Brothers," we get five "Con...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

A housebroken monster wrestles with complacency in 'Shrek Forever After,' a tale for kids and adults


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Doug Bentin
I could write three reviews of "Shrek Forever After": one about the animated movie for kids, one about the subtext, and one about the even deeper, more subversive sub-subtext, but the Gazette would ne...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

'Sex and the City 2' ends up being not so sheik


Music

Marjorie Baumgarten
Like Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), who frets that the "sparkle" has gone out of her two-year marriage to Big (Chris Noth), "Sex and the City 2," based on the long-running HBO series, douses ...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sewer Chewer and eight other campy horror films screen this weekend at Reel Renegades Horrorfest


Music

Adam Kemp
Reel Renegades Horrorfest4:30 Friday-SaturdayThe Hidden Castle1309 24th S.W., Norman$10 on Friday, $5 on Saturday. 701-0870, http://bit.ly/bwrrff He's known as Zakk Flash, and he can't wait to see his...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nothing can keep 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' from repetitive action and self-seriousness


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Doug Bentin
Let's get the least significant thing about "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" out of the way first: Is it OK to cast Brit and American actors in the roles of Persians? Yes. It's called "acting." B...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

'Mother' keeps the tone light while delivering a punch


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Mike Robertson
In "Mother," 20-something Yoon Do-joon (Bin Won) lives with his mom (Hye-ja Kim), still sharing a bed with her and allowing her to treat him like a boy. She watches Do-joon while she works, worries ab...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

DVDs for Dad make for a no-brainer gift


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Rod Lott
Father's Day is June 20, and if your dad is like most red-blooded American males, it's a good bet that gifted shiny discs to feed into his DVD or Blu-ray player won't be met with disdain. Here are nin...
 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Keep these flicks on your radar at the 10th deadCENTER Film Festival, since you can't see everything


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Joshua Boydston, Adam Kemp, Rod Lott and Joe Wertz
deadCENTER has been building momentum for a decade, and organizers expect more than 10,000 film fans to help celebrate the event's 10th year. There's more than 100 movies screening today through Sunda...
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jonah Hill and Russell Brand join forces for a near-perfect comedy in 'Get Him to the Greek'


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Mike Robertson
Sequels usually maintain a certain consistency from their source material. Even if it isn't a direct continuation of the original story, the characters and their places within the fictional universe a...
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010
 
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