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Fold me now

With a new album co-written by a superstar novelist and plans for more experimentation, Ben Folds will rock the suburbs as long as they exist


Music

Stephen Carradini
Ben Folds with Street Corner Symphony
7 p.m. Tuesday
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Tulsa
www.cainsballroom.com, 918-584-2306
$32-$34
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Funny or Die Presents: The Complete Second Season

More merry mayhem of ‘SCTV’ for the Frat Pack.


Television series

Rod Lott
Ed Halligan, you bitter sonofabitch, how I’ve missed you.
 
Friday, February 1, 2013

Argo

2012's presumed Best Picture winner hits home video.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo, a thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.
 
Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Sweeney

Get nicked.


Action

Rod Lott
Not only is The Sweeney one of the best TV-to-film adaptations in history, but quite possibly the best adaptation of a TV series you’ve never heard of ... unless you’re British.
 
Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines

The route of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ is great to good.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
The Place Beyond the Pines is two-thirds of a great movie. Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to 2010’s Oscar-nominated Blue Valentine is a tense, powerful crime thriller with some weighty stuff on its mind. It speaks to the filmmaker’s know-how that not even a crazily contrived third act can damper its haunting power.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Iron Man 3

This metal is still precious.


Action

Rod Lott
You’ll hear the phrase “hot mess” bandied about the whole of Iron Man 3. For a while — the entire first act, really — the film embodies it, minus the hot.
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

‘Son, you got a panty on your head.’


Horror

Rod Lott
While it's not entirely successful, The Town That Dreaded Sundown represents a big step up for Charles B. Pierce, the Arkansas filmmaker who made a cinematic cryptozoological splash in 1972's unlikely hit The Legend of Boggy Creek
 
Monday, May 13, 2013

Limber Limbs — Limber Limbs


Rock

Joshua Boydston
A new name can be indicative of far more sweeping changes. Such is the case of Limber Limbs.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New frontier

Lord Huron’s indie folk tunes serve as a perfect soundtrack to Westerns that exist only in the band members’ heads.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lord Huron with Escondido
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Juggin’ out

Norman alt-folk ensemble The Great American Jug Band has a ripe and randy new album, so prepare to bust out the jugs!


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Great American Jug Band
10 p.m. Thursday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
 
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