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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.
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No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0
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Top Articles from Movies

The Muppets


Comedy

Rod Lott
Jason Segel (“Bad Teacher”) may be the best and worst man for the job of bringing Jim Henson’s Muppets back to top-of-mind pop-culture status.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We Were Here


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
It would have been understandable had “We Were Here” veered into the maudlin. The documentary, which recounts how San Francisco’s gay community united in the 1980s to combat the AIDS epidemic, has its share of gut-wrenching stories. But the film is admirably no-frills.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Desire for community leads to the dark side of humanity in ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ a chilling film by any name.


Thriller

Kathryn Jenson White
Community ranks as key on the list of basic human needs. After water, food and shelter, our need to connect with others drives and defines us.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

The documentary ‘Being Elmo’ reveals the man behind the beloved Muppet.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Skin I Live In

In ‘The Skin I Live In,’ Antonio Banderas is like Spain’s answer to Dr. Frankenstein. ¡Está vivo!


Thriller

Rod Lott
As one character says to another in “The Skin I Live In,” “Don’t look at the surfaces.” He refers to the literal and physical, but writer/director Pedro Almodóvar may be instructing his audience in the figurative sense.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The wizard of gore

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


Features

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

Inni

Beautiful, alien music gets a beautiful, alien concert film.


Documentary

Matt Carney
If you missed last night’s chance at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but like music, watch “Inni.” If you like film, watch “Inni.” Even if you liked Sigur Rós’ other concert documentary, “Heima,” go see “Inni.” I personally guarantee that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
 
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Senna / Tabloid

While the documentary ‘Senna’ reminds one of the fact that life is fragile, ‘Tabloid’ reinforces that fact remains stranger than fiction.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Senna
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tabloid
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Take Shelter

Your forecast for ‘Take Shelter’: sustained tension with a 100 percent chance of palpable unease. Armpit precipitation possible.


Drama

Rod Lott
Rain the color and viscosity of fluids found in barrels at Jiffy Lube falls from the sky in the opening moments of “Take Shelter,” serving as a dark harbinger of things to come. Right out of the gate, this act of weird weather alerts the audience that something bad is going to happen, and the calm before the storm will be anything but serene.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

‘Rum’ punchless

A tame Johnny Depp and disheveled script leave ‘The Rum Diary’ with a nasty hangover.


Drama

Matt Carney
Written by Hunter S. Thompson at 24, but unpublished until his early 60s, “The Rum Diary” was a fictionalized account of his besotted time in Puerto Rico, what in reality was a nine-month stint between gigs as a New York City journalist.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creature of the note

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


Features

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.


Features

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

The Human Centipede II

‘The Human Centipede II’ madman’s got legs, and he knows how to use them. You’ve been warned.


Horror

Rod Lott
Anyone who can recall our review last year of “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)” may remember an observation that the film’s events weren’t as graphic as everyone expected — that they could’ve been much worse.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From tusk till brawn

Weird and winning, ‘Walrus’ makes sport of an arm-wrestling champion whose life gets turned topsy-turvy.


Drama

Rod Lott
Walrus
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

‘Footloose’: The OKG true Hollywood story

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


Features

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
 
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