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OKG Newsletter

Topic: drama

Love and Other Drugs

Side effects may include nausea and drowsiness as that euphoria wears off


Rod Lott
Perhaps you saw Anne Hathaway, during her hosting duties for this year’s Academy Awards, joking (?) she was miffed that she failed to secure a nomination for “Love and Other Drugs,” despite her disrobing.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Of Gods and Men

Monks spar with terrorists in this fact-based drama


Rod Lott
One new-to-the-metro film portrays a community so minute, so insular and so far removed from ours, it may as well be science fiction.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Sex, drugs and synth pop


Rod Lott
Last spring, garnered some buzz for its fake trailer for a movie based on the life story of "Weird Al" Yankovic, suggesting that the recent trend of Oscar-bait musician biopics — "Ray," "Walk the Line," "La Vie en Rose," "I'm Not There" — had all but played itself out.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Go Witt the flow

Thespian and songwriter Alicia Witt hits Oklahoma City to act and sing


Gazette staff
Currently in town filming the drama “Cowgirls ’n Angels” with Oscar nominee James Cromwell (“Babe”), actress Alicia Witt will swing by The Blue Door on Thursday night.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Haunted Summer

Scary, sexy summertime


Rod Lott
In the 1980s, Cannon Films primarily was frowned upon as a junk purveyor of low-rent actioners starring Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson and Caucasian ninjas.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Telling the story of a dying widower who announces he’s gay, ‘Beginners’ comes out strong.


Kathryn Jenson White
Should you need motivation to make a life change and visit the great god Google for guiding thoughts on new starts, you’ll find pithy aphorisms aplenty.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet Monica Velour

XXX marks the dramatic spot.


Rod Lott
Romancing a porn star: If "The Girl Next Door" was the Hollywood fantasy, "Meet Monica Velour" is the grim reality — comparatively speaking, of course.
Monday, August 15, 2011

The Beaver

You’ve got to hand it to Gibson.


Rod Lott
While not the disaster you may have been led to believe, neither is “The Beaver” a success. It sits somewhere in the middle, unsure of itself as to which style of story to commit. Ultimately, where it ends up is in the field of “noble curiosity,” based in no small part on the spectacularly public, ill-timed flameout of its star.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Love means never having to say you’re sorry to the audience, judging from the doomed drama ‘Restless.’


Rod Lott
Once in a blue moon, a film comes along so aptly titled. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I give you Exhibit A: “Restless.”
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mr. Nice

One wishes it were meaner and leaner.


Rod Lott
"Mr. Nice" is a little too true to its title. Had the film had more balls, it might have made a stronger impression. Based upon the real-life exploits of Howard Marks, writer/director Bernard Rose tracks the smart Welsh lad's sharp-angled trajectory from bullied sissy boy to major worldwide player in the drug-smuggling trade.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011