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OKG Newsletter


Topic: anniversary

Rally to protest 10 years in Afghanistan

Set for Oct. 7 downtown.


News

Carmen Forman
A public rally held by The Peace House and the Oklahoma Center for Conscience will protest the 10-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. 
 
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tunes by 10

To celebrate a decade of bringing indie and alternative acts to Norman, Opolis has assembled quite a lineup for a free, two-day show.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Opolis X
6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Full Metal Jacket: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Book

More than just the movie that made ‘me so horny’ a household phrase.


Drama

Rod Lott
When Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam film, Full Metal Jacket, hit theaters in the summer of 1987, I was all of 16 years old. Even I could tell it was far better than Oliver Stone’s Platoon, which by then had won four Academy Awards; by comparison, Jacket would be nominated for one, Best Adapted Screenplay, and lose it to The Last Emperor.
 
Friday, August 24, 2012

Classic Albums: Peter Gabriel: So

The whole story behind the music, now ‘In Your Eyes.’


Documentary

Rod Lott
Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album, So, found the former Genesis vocalist at his commercial and critical peak. Now, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, it’s not only been reissued in a three-disc box set, but is the subject of the Classic Albums documentary series.
 
Friday, November 30, 2012

The Goonies: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition

It's good enough for me.

 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Loving Candy

In 1979, the OU student charmed the pants off America as Playboy's 25th anniversary Playmate. And then ...


Features

Rod Lott
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful girl — a woman, really. There’s no question she was a woman. Otherwise, this particular story would not exist.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

House party

Oklahoma Christian radio station The House FM celebrates 20 years on the air.


Features

Rachael Cervenka
In 1992, tax accountant Doyle Brewer was inspired to bring Christian radio to northern Oklahoma. He didn’t have a clue what he was doing, but he felt called to this mission. Despite modest beginnings, his vision transformed into something much bigger than he ever dreamed.
 
Friday, March 29, 2013
jurassicpark3d

Still dino-mite?

For its 20th birthday, ‘Jurassic Park’ gets a 3-D coat.

To celebrate 20 years, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park returns to theaters starting today, this time with a conversion to 3-D.

Does the 3-D add anything? No. Does the movie still work? Yes.

So ubiquitous in our current pop culture is the 1993 blockbuster that there’s no need for me to rehash its plot beyond “man clones dinosaurs.” (For kids, all one has to say is “dinosaurs,” and they’re onboard.) It’s been ages — 19 years, I’m guessing — since I last saw it before this week, and it was a pleasure to revisit its big set pieces, which have stood the test of time.

What hasn’t aged well is the film’s opening — basically, everything before chaos reigns on the theme-park island. It takes too long to get to the goods, and this chunk of time stands as Park’s weakest portion. The 3-D is not only an unnecessary addition, but actually proves problematic by spatially disorienting viewers during scenes of action. Spielberg’s frames wow enough because of how realistic the dinosaurs look (and still do); they’re not in need of the View-Master treatment.

It didn’t bother my 8-year-old, however, and I suspect he’s the real reason Universal Pictures has reopened Jurassic Park’s gates: Now, a whole generation exists that wasn’t around to see the movie when it first broke ground ... or to see 2001’s Jurassic Park III, for that matter. Certainly the studio wishes to prime this batch of youngsters so they’ll be in line for Jurassic Park IV (reportedly with Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow at the helm), and just judging from my son’s case, it’s safe to say they’ve wildly succeeded. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Safety Not Guaranteed Blu-ray review     



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How the West was 10

Paseo mainstay Adelante! Gallery celebrates a decade in existence with an eight-artist exhibit of Western art.


Visual Arts

Rachael Cervenka
Art of the West
6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday
through June 12
Adelante! Gallery
3003 Paseo
adelantegallery.com
214-587-7686
free
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
 
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