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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Game of Thrones

Wake Wood

At least it’s better than Hammer Films’ last time at bat.


Horror

Rod Lott
Getting Hammered just isn't as much fun as it used to be.
 
Friday, June 24, 2011
openingnights

Working for the weekend

Have you planned your long Fourth of July weekend yet?

Friends! We have less than two days of work before the long holiday weekend. I’m tempted to ask for an “Amen!” here, but I’ll refrain.

So, who’s got plans? And can I crash them? I’m considering spending the long weekend holed up indoors watching a marathon of “Parks and Recreation” — it’d be a nice palate cleanser after finishing (the very good) “Game of Thrones.” (Reason No. 1 for needing a palate cleanser? Wading through HBO’s annoying formula of tossing boobs into every show whether the plot and/or scene warrants it or not.)

The “Parks and Rec” marathon idea sounds especially fun after watching this hilarious gag reel (please be advised that it’s NSFW unless you turn the volume way down or work here with me at the Gazette):



But you’re not all would-be recluses with a penchant for salty language. And some of these Fourth of July events are tempting even me to crawl out from my TV-lit hidey-hole.

First up, a guided evening hike to search for fireflies. Martin Park Nature Center is leading the hike — called Ma Nature’s Fireworks — this Sunday. The hike sets off at 8 p.m., and registration is limited (and $2). Led by former park naturalist and all-around smart guy Neil Garrison, the tour will teach about the biology of fireflies while the hikers keep an eye out for the glowing beasties.

That sounds perfect, right? I may just have to borrow someone’s kid so I can attend without looking like a creeper. Call 755-0676 for more info or to register.

The following day (that’d be July 4, for those playing at home), the Crystal Bridge at the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens will offer free admission. This is a great opportunity to explore both the gardens and the tropical conservatory, which both got a major face-lift.
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Blitz

Make a play for the Stath!


Action

Rod Lott
"Blitz" isn't your average Jason Statham flick, in that: a) it skipped theaters, and b) his partner is a homosexual. I can't recall seeing that mix in cinema crime stories since the days of Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt in "Partners," and that 1982 film was a comedy.
 
Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Lost Future

It should be ‘Lost’ forever.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Sean Bean's at the center of a critically acclaimed, made-for-television effort that has him and his crew using many an antiquating weapon, from swords to bows.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blackthorn

For a taste of Westerns the way they used to be, carve out a slice of time for ‘Blackthorn,’ starring Sam Shepard as a twilight-time Butch Cassidy.


Western

Rod Lott
Blackthorn
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, November 30, 2011

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds

Have a dollop of Dolph in your Boll.


Action

Rod Lott
Oh, to lead Dolph Lundgren's life! In the opening scenes of "In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds," his Granger character teaches a martial-arts class, goes home, drinks, sniffles, whistles, draws a bath and punches and/or kicks knife-wielding, hooded-robed intruders.
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season

In fandom alone, this HBO series is king.


Television series

Rod Lott
At the risk of making me less popular than I already am, I don’t get the unconditional love for HBO’s Game of Thrones that suggests it is beyond criticism. A harmless crush, I understand; a vow of eternity, no. It’s too soon to be slipping a ring on its finger just yet, but as season two beckons, the potential certainly exists.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Headhunters

Oslo can you go? To the depths of man’s darkest and deadliest desires, according to a fun foreign crime thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Headhunters
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Headhunters

Oslo can you go? To the depths of man’s darkest and deadliest desires, per this fun foreign crime thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Compared to the continent of Europe, the rate of death by guns in America is six times higher. You wouldn’t know it based on the current wave of crime films from that half of the globe. Arguably kicked off by the worldwide success of Sweden’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, the movies generally are ballsier and bloodier and, therefore, better.
 
Thursday, September 6, 2012
 
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