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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.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

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

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers’ new film is a heady, heartfelt character study and period piece. In other words, quintessential Coen.


Drama

Zach Hale
The album artwork for 1963’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was nothing if not iconic. The image of a young Dylan with then-girlfriend Suze Rotolo clinging to his side, walking down a snow-covered street in New York’s Greenwich Village embodied the early ’60s folk movement like no other. It’s also where Inside Llewyn Davis makes its music.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry disc-mas

And a happy Blu year! Spin the holidays in high-def style with these nine DVD and Blu-ray gift suggestions for yourself or others.


Features


Superheroic 

Christopher Nolan’s three Batman movies have been issued together on Blu-ray before, but not as lavishly and bells-and-whistles-laden as with the six-disc The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition ($99.97), limited to 141,000 sets. As if the films weren’t excellent in themselves, the sturdy box houses three Bat-toys, one 48-page book and five art prints by cult illustrator Mondo.

 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kill Your Darlings

Surge, Ginsberg!


Drama

Louis Fowler
To paraphrase Allan Ginsberg, I saw the best biopics of my generation destroyed by a need to include as much as possible in them, stuffing hysterically.
 
Friday, December 6, 2013

Blackfish

A whale of a tale — and unfortunately true — is told in this engrossing and emotional documentary that'll have you rethinking any plans to visit SeaWorld.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Blackfish
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$7-$9

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Narco Cultura

Crimes and rhymes collide in this disturbing and powerful documentary about the celebratory culture spawned by Mexico's drug war.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Richi Soto is a busy man. As a crime scene investigator in Juárez, Mexico — aka the murder capital of the world — how could he not be?

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Film preservation

The revival of The Paramount OKC theater has the historic Film Row district beaming once again.


Features

Shawn Lealos

When Oklahoma became a state back in 1907, the film industry moved into the area now known as the Film Exchange District, or Film Row. In those days of early cinema, studios set up screening houses across the country for theater owners to preview movies and decide which ones they would carry.

 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughy and Jared Leto turn in award-worthy performances in this HIV/AIDS drama.


Drama

Aimee Williams

Ron Woodroof’s story has not been as extensively acknowledged as documented celebrity cases of HIV/ AIDS (e.g. Anthony Perkins, Magic Johnson, Freddie Mercury) and, until now, has remained in the mainstream media’s peripheral.

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Short Term 12

The indie drama gets a huge performance out of a small story.


Drama

Rod Lott

Short Term 12
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$7-$9

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12 Years a Slave

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


Drama

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

Southern comfort

A native Texan hopes to move the hearts and minds of homophobes nationwide with Southern Baptist Sissies.


Features

Mark Beutler
Southern Baptist Sissies
7 p.m. Friday
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ
3901 NW 63rd St.
cohokc.com
232-4673
free
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

About Time

Not even time travel can save this charming, but largely by-the-book romantic comedy.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
Anglophiles rejoice! Love Actually director Richard Curtis is back with an easy-to-digest rom-com with a twist of magical realism.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Grave secrets

What are you doing on Halloween? A documentary on Night of the Living Dead is coming to get you, Barbra.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Birth of the Living Dead / Night of the Living Dead
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
free-$9

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Rather than retire, the Jackass franchise flirts with fiction — if not sexually harasses it — in the semi-scripted, wholly hilarious Bad Grandpa.


Comedy

Rod Lott

Riotous as they are, the Jackass movies have not been immune to the law of diminishing returns — in terms of laughs, not box office. That the fourth feature, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, is the funniest since the first, 2002's Jackass: The Movie, is something of an unexpected achievement.

 
Friday, October 25, 2013

Queerbait

Shot in OKC, the VHS comedy Queerbait has so much against it — no script, a $100 budget, a 24-hour shoot — yet you'll be hooked.


Comedy

Rod Lott

Queerbait
8:30 p.m. Friday
The Paramount OKC
701 W. Sheridan Ave.
theparamountokc.com
517-0787
free

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hogan’s Fable

An Oklahoma City filmmaker’s feature film debut is set to premiere at this weekend’s Austin Film Festival.


Features

Molly Evans
One cold night in early January 2011, an Oklahoma City-based filmmaker returned from a drink at the bar to housesit his parents’ old, empty abode. But the familiarity of the attic, staircase and the basement door quickly faded when a mass blackout affected the entire neighborhood. Vinnie Hogan has replayed this horrifying scenario since childhood, and he met this dark fate not only with the illumination of his cellphone but also with the idea for his first feature film.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
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