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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

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.
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This Is 40

Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40 finds the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent, extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sleepwalk with Me

Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s account of his noctural disorder is a sleeper hit, both hilarious and heartfelt.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Sleepwalk with Me
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 26
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For a Good Time, Call ...

For a movie about phone sex, 'For a Good Time, Call ...' is surprisingly all heart.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Bridesmaids was the shot across the bow, with HBO’s Girls the follow-up fusillade: Women can cuss, drink and drug with the best of ’em. In that spirit arrives For a Good Time, Call …, a comedy with the scenario of what happens when a pair of unlikely 20-somethings start a phone-sex service.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 Days in New York

Julie Delpy pokes fun at herself and her homeland in a friendly Franco-American comedy.


Comedy

Rod Lott
2 Days in New York
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Celeste & Jesse Forever


Comedy

Rod Lott
Any cries of nepotism in the case of Rashida Jones officially can be buried, and the dirt above patted with a shovel for good measure.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thunderstruck

OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant’s movie debut hurts as much as an NBA Playoffs loss to the Miami Heat.


Comedy

Harrison Lott
Editor’s note: For Thunderstruck, the new family comedy starring the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, it struck us that, since the movie is really aimed at pre-teen and teenaged KD fans, who better to review it than an avowed Thunder fan of that age? Here with his review is guest critic Harrison Lott, a 15-year-old student at Edmond Memorial High School.
 
Friday, August 24, 2012

Mickey and Me

The 'Manhattan' and 'Annie Hall' heyday of Woody Allen is channeled in Mickey Reece’s Norman-set story of hilarious heartbreak.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Mickey and Me
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ruby Sparks

In this appealing indie rom-com, a novelist’s girl of his dreams springs from the page to a real person.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In Ruby Sparks, wunderkind author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood) has a few problems — one being that he is dateless, another that his male dog pees like a girl. More pressing is that he lacks the inspiration to follow up the Great American Novel that landed the high-school dropout on The New York Times best-seller list when he was all of 19.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Your Sister's Sister

Because three's a crowd.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
In a summer movie season jammed with reboots, remakes and raunch, it’s a welcome revelation to come across the heartfelt Your Sister’s Sister, in which low-budget indie meets comedy of manners.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ted

A cuddly teddy bear is at the center of 'Ted,' but its raunchy comedy isn't for kids.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Ted is a foul-mouthed, hooker-loving pothead prone to comments of racism, homophobia and misogyny. Ted is also a stuffed teddy bear.
 
Friday, June 29, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson makes his masterpiece.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
It's been a long time since I fell in love with a movie. Thank you, Wes Anderson, for making that experience possible again with Moonrise Kingdom.
 
Monday, June 25, 2012

Bernie


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The real-life Bernie Tiede was the toast of Carthage, Texas. An assistant funeral director with a gift for consoling grieving widows, the portly Bernie was gentle, solicitous and unflaggingly polite. He spruced up many a funeral service with his spot-on tenor, to say nothing of his penchant for lavishing gifts on everyone he came across.
 
Monday, June 4, 2012

Damsels in Distress

Whit Stillman returns with the brainy, buoyant college comedy 'Damsels in Distress.' You go, girls.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Whit Stillman’s Barcelona remains an all-time favorite of mine, probably half for purely personal reasons, having caught the romantic comedy on its opening weekend in the summer of 1994 with my wife of then one month.
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Salt of Life


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The Salt of Life
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, March 28, 2012

Friends with Kids

With Friends like these, who needs friends?


Comedy

Rod Lott
Jennifer Westfeldt is a smart woman. So why does her latest film, Friends with Kids, feel so seen-it-already?
 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
 
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