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Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

Sorcerer

William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Oklahoma film critics group names ‘The Artist’ best film of 2011

George Clooney, Michelle Williams take top acting honors.


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Gazette staff
The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the statewide group of professional film critics, has announced its sixth annual list of awards for achievement in cinema, giving top honors to the “The Artist,” a black-and-white, silent film that speaks volumes about movies and the people who make and watch them.
 
Friday, December 23, 2011

Brevity, thy name is Sundance

See seven stories for the price of one in this year’s crop of shorts from the Sundance Film Festival.


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Rod Lott
2011 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 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, December 14, 2011

The wizard of gore

B-movie legend Herschell Gordon Lewis, the ‘Godfather of Gore,’ got his start in the Sooner State.


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Rod Lott
In 1963, American moviegoers got a glimpse of something they had never seen before: a madman pulling out a screaming woman’s tongue, in bright-red detail.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creature of the note

To help sell the scares of ‘Nosferatu,’ the key is live organ accompaniment at the University of Oklahoma.


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Rod Lott

Nosferatu

8 p.m. Friday
Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
500 W. Boyd, Norman
aoi.ou.edu
325-4101
$5-$9
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let’s be Frank

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure as ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ returns for Halloween. One can feel the antici ... pation.


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Jenn Scott
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10 p.m. Monday
Sooner Theatre
101 E. Main, Norman
soonertheatre.org
$10
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

‘Footloose’: The OKG true Hollywood story

Forget the remake — relive the original, which spurred from a real-life Oklahoma incident.


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Rod Lott
With the remake of “Footloose” hitting theaters today, we thought we’d pull out this oldie-but-a-goodie from our archives. The cover story below ran in the Dec. 1, 2004, issue of Oklahoma Gazette and went on to win the first-place award for Best Entertainment Feature the next year from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. Kick off your Sunday shoes and enjoy!
 
Friday, October 14, 2011

Manhattan cocktail

With the local screenings of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the power is with the people. Choose wisely.


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Rod Lott

Manhattan Short Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

World on a Wire

The little-seen 'World on a Wire' was remade as 1999’s bomb 'The Thirteenth Floor,' starring Gretchen Mol, but don’t hold that against it.


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Rod Lott
Friday-Saturday
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

True Brit

The British are coming! To the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, that is, bringing half a dozen films from across the pond.


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Rod Lott
From Britain with Love
Thursday-Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com, 236-3100
$8
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Flag this

Enlist in ‘Captain America,’ the final and finest superhero adventure of a summer season flooded with them.


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Rod Lott
“Captain America: The First Avenger” is Marvel’s third — third! — superhero movie just this summer, following “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class,” so it would be reasonable to expect audiences to be burned out on men in tights.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All down the line

“Finish Line Films” kicked off with a screening of “Apollo 13.”


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Ryan Querbach

Thursday, Saturday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chamber Chief

A Oklahoma City Community College student preps to direct a Holocaust-based film funded entirely by private donations.


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Emily Summars
Shawn Barfield hopes his film — currently in pre-production and originally his capstone project at Oklahoma City Community College — is more than a mere hit.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

‘Buck’ stops here

Horse trainer Buck Brannaman’s ordinary life is the subject of the extraordinary documentary ‘Buck.’

 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Near-'Midnight' movie

Once a staple of movie theaters, the midnight movie is attempting a metro resurgence


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Rod Lott
Once a staple at theaters nationwide, the midnight movie is now something most experience at home.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Doc director talks ‘Crossroads’ of an Enid band

Black Canyon performance piece debuts at deadCENTER Film Festival


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Joshua Boydston
Musicphiles surely are aware of local videographer Nathan Poppe. From his “on.” series at Oklahoma State University to his current work on “The VDub Sessions,” he has showcased Oklahoma bands
 
Friday, June 10, 2011
 
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