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The Swell Season

Lightning strikes ‘Once.’


Documentary

Rod Lott
Remember how joyous you felt at the end of 2006's excellent Irish indie Once? Well, The Swell Season is why there is no sequel. Hell, it practically is the sequel, only factual instead of fictional.
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Death and Cremation

Either beats taxes.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Two outcasts are better than one in Death and Cremation, a better-than-average indie thriller, thanks mainly to mood. Even the smallest of budgets can afford that, yet few think to invest in it.
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Underworld: Awakening

Kate plus bait.


Action

Rod Lott
After sitting out the 2009 prequel, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Kate Beckinsale and her skintight, black-leather outfit return for Underworld: Awakening, the fourth and likely not-final entry in the mindless but massively popular vampires-vs.-werewolves franchise. Also back? That omnipresent blue tint. Not so lucky? Scott Speedman.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flareup

Raquel-a-go-go!


Thriller

Rod Lott
Raquel Welch never quite landed on the A list, but not for a lack of trying. It's just that so many of her projects (Bedazzled, One Million Years B.C., Fathom, Myra Breckinridge, et al.) required little more of her than her assets. At least she shakes those with the best of them as a go-go girl on the go — and on the run — in 1969's Flareup, fresh from the MOD ovens of Warner Archive.
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mimic 3 Film Set

A triumvirate of vermin.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Assuming you’ve yet to acquire the director’s cut of Mimic that Lionsgate unleashed to Blu-ray last fall, I’d suggest opting for its new, franchise complete 3 Film Set. Only Guillermo del Toro’s 1997 original played theaters, while the two sequels went the direct-to-DVD route, on purpose.
 
Friday, May 11, 2012

David lean

To deliver his sparse songs, David Ramirez needs only a guitar, his voice and a place to play — preferably not at a hotel for dogs.


Music

Stephen Carradini
David Ramirez and Matthew Mayfield with Justin Joslin and Braylon Warr
8 p.m Wednesday, May 23
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Black Jack Gypsys — 3:1


Rock

Joshua Boydston

Oklahoma City trio The Black Jack Gypsys doesn’t engage in any rock ’n’ roll posturing in its debut EP, 3:1. It’s the real deal.

 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kindest cut

Oklahoma City band Paperscissor crafts a punk-rock sound as far away from stripped-down as it can get.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Paperscissor with Horse Thief and So Called Savages
8:30 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Key master

Eliza Rickman may tickle the ivories on a toy piano, but her sound is anything like child’s play.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Eliza Rickman
7 p.m. Saturday
Istvan Gallery
1218 N. Western
istvangallery.com
831-2874
free
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wish Me Away

Country star Chely Wright seeks acceptance as she comes clean about living a lie in a documentary that chronicles her very public process of coming out.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Wish Me Away
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
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