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Europa Report

Almost out-of-this-world.


Rod Lott
As hinted by the title, Europa Report is built upon faux found footage — this time of the Europa One deep-space expedition, in which astronauts were sent to a moon of Jupiter to drill through its ice and see what's what. We know that "what" will mean their doom. 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This Is the End

If only that were true.


Louis Fowler
This Is the End is the cinematic equivalent of being stuck in a living room with a group of High Times subscribers who have plenty of money to burn and plenty of fart jokes to release. Yes, there is a twist to it all, but it seems more like an afterthought than an actual plot point.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Sniff it out, brave among you.


Rod Lott
No doubt, the story behind the 1976 film Snuff is more interesting than the story within it. (I suspect that'd be the case even if Snuff's filmmakers had bothered with plot at all.) 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Spirit

Who was that masked man?

Television series

Rod Lott

ABC's attempt at turning Will Eisner's iconic comic The Spirit into a TV series in 1987 may not have passed the pilot stage, but it sure beats Frank Miller's misbegotten $60 million feature-film treatment of 2008. If you missed the one-hour episode the first time around — and most of us did, which is why the series ended as it soon as it started — Warner Archive comes to the rescue.

Friday, October 25, 2013

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen's emotionally jarring biopic depicts slavery in a way that few, if any, have ever dared.


Zach Hale
Slavery was a dark and shameful time in American history — unequivocally the darkest. Yet while the era has been portrayed on the silver screen in countless films, director Steve McQueen (ShameHunger) presents it with unprecedented realism in 12 Years a Slave — one of the most profoundly gut-wrenching, visceral works of 21st-century cinema you're bound to encounter.
Friday, November 8, 2013

Ghost it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Ever wonder what a love story and a ghost story rolled into one might look like (sans Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore)? See for yourself with Ghost-Writer, an awardwinning theatrical production by Michael Hollinger. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St. Tickets are $20. Call 232-6500 or visit

Friday–Saturday, ongoing

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bold as Loveland

The local music community is united in its support of local musician Michael Loveland, who was diagnosed with cancer in April.


Kevin Pickard

Michael Loveland Cancer Benefit
5 p.m. Saturday
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
$10 suggested donation

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

This tour is “Bad”; it’s a “Thriller”; some of the stunts might look “Dangerous” and “Off the Wall”; but Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is entertainment at its most enthralling and extravagant. See the lavish Michael Jackson tribute featuring out-of-this-world choreography and high-flying theatrics 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Cheapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $50-$175. Call 602-8700 or visit


Wednesday, July 16, 2014


With its Immortal World Tour, Cirque du Soleil pays tribute to the King of Pop with an extravagant, high-flying touring show.

Performing Arts

Zach Hale

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
8 p.m. July 22-23 
Chesapeake Energy Arena 
100 W. Reno Ave. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014