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Topic: pictures

Zoom In: Sex Apartments

A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.


Thriller

Rod Lott
It's both a blessing and a shame that Zoom In: Sex Apartments carries such an exploitative title: a blessing because it may trick some horny guys into watching a better movie than they'd expect, and a shame because, well, Sex Apartments. (Hey, it could be worse: The original subtitle was Rape Apartments.)
 
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Shutter to think

Forget your Instagram feed for a moment to soak in the real art of the photograph.


Visual Arts

Rod Lott
Photofest
through Sept. 30
JRB Art at The Elms
2810 N. Walker
jrbartgallery.com
528-6336
free
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Drive-In

Enjoy the show!


Comedy

Rod Lott
All but dead, the drive-in movie once was at the forefront of entertainment, as American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. I can’t think of a film that bottles that nostalgia better than Drive-In, an obscure comedy worth hunting down.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Graham crackin’

By extending beyond his comfort zone, local singer-songwriter Graham Colton may have birthed his most comforting tunes yet.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Graham Colton
7 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$25-$30
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Mad Magician

Vincent Price has a few tricks up his sleeve ...


Horror

Rod Lott
Sick of creating innovative tricks only to see someone else take credit for it, inventor Don Gallico (Vincent Price) decides to try his hand at performing live magic as Gallico the Great, aka The Mad Magician.
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man

A true story that's truly sweet.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
This is a golden age of documentaries, and I don’t mean the propagandistic variety via Michael Moore or 2016: Obama’s America. Given the pervasive timidity and lack of imagination in Hollywood today, film buffs are well advised to take stock of documentaries, where the most gripping stories are being told.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Neiman seed

An eye for photography is all in the family of a Neiman Marcus executive.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Reflections: The Photographs of Allison V. Smith & Stanley Marcus
through March 30
[Artspace] at Untitled
1 N.E. Third
artspaceatuntitled.org
815-9995
free
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Amanda Earhart — Tell Me What You Want


Pop

Alyssa Grimley
Amanda Earhart’s sound is hard to categorize. Think today’s pop, but with fewer thump-thump club beats and synthesizers, traded for more undoctored vocals and guitar. Throw in a dash of country twang and a sprinkling of piano and violin, and that’s a start.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
funrun

For the ‘Fun’ of it

Watch Kyle Roberts’ app-tastic adaptation of a smartphone game sensation.

Played Fun Run yet? Or perhaps, like me, just watched over your kid’s shoulder as he did?

Hell, even if you haven’t heard of the game, this clip’s themes are universal enough that you’ll get it. Local filmmaker/animator Kyle Roberts’ latest project is “Fun Run in Real Life,” a three-minute video that sees some wicked parkour unleashed throughout downtown Oklahoma City — especially Stage Center, which seems made for dat sh!t — as fast-paced participants use their feet and try not to lose their heads:



You may have recognized OKC rapper Jabee lending his voice. (If not, you weren’t paying attention; like all good hip-hoppers, he directly references himself in the lyrics.)

God help us all if Hollywood decides to turn Fun Run into a movie, but if it does, Roberts deserves the directing gig. —Rod Lott

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Die! Die! My Darling!

Watch! Watch! Hammer fans!


Thriller

Rod Lott
File 1965's Die! Die! My Darling! under that now-dead subgenre dubbed "Grande Dame Guignol." The Hammer Films production may lack the dueling duo of two twilight-era titans of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and the others, but truth be told, Tallulah Bankhead is fierce enough to provide all the fire it needs.
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 
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