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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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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

Knights of Malice


Comedy

Rod Lott
Knights of Malice
8-11 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wolf Head

With his first feature, ‘Wolf Head,’ Yukon filmmaker Ryan Scott hopes audiences have a howling good time.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Wolf Head
7 p.m. Thursday
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16
150 E. Reno
$7
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Carnage

Can’t we all just get along? Roman Polanski’s amusing comedy of manners, ‘Carnage,’ answers in the negative.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Given the tumultuous and tragic nature of director/child rapist Roman Polanski’s life, it’s no surprise he rarely touches comedy. Until the new “Carnage,” only 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and 1986’s flop “Pirates” gunned for laughs.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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

The Trip

Take ‘The Trip,’ a culinary comedy where humor as dry as a Chardonnay is on the menu.


Comedy

Rod Lott

The Trip
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8

 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shallow pals

‘Friends with Benefits’ plays edgy, but ultimately opts for safe sex.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Here are a few tips for aspiring moviemakers: If you want to mock the clichés of romantic comedy, try not to fall prey to them yourself.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Potiche

Catherine Deneuve excels as a wife taken for granted in ‘Potiche,’ a French film in need of a little more joie de vivre.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Potiche
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch
OKCMOA.com, 236-3100
$8
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bridesmaids

I now pronounce you ... really funny!


Comedy

Rod Lott
Nine decades after women earned the right to vote, it’s unfortunate that “Bridesmaids” is being hailed as something revolutionary, as if the better half has never been funny onscreen before.
 
Friday, May 13, 2011

Worst. Prom. Ever.

Not the worst movie ever.


Comedy

Rod Lott
While Disney releases it squeaky-clean “Prom” to theaters, MTV’s dirty “Worst. Prom. Ever.” makes do with a cable debut on Tuesday, May 10. It should be the other way around.
 
Thursday, May 5, 2011
 
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