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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Gazette

Targets

A dead-on classic.


Thriller

Rod Lott

Inspired by the dirty doings of mass murderer Charles Whitman, 1968's once-controversial Targets is the first true film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and also — I think, despite Oscar love for his '70s work — his best. It's also one of Warner Archive's finest rescues from out-of-print oblivion yet.

 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An American Hippie in Israel

Psyche-dull-ic.


Drama

Rod Lott

If you don't already hate hippies, An American Hippie in Israel just might shove you into that corner. The 1972 oddity by first- and last-time filmmaker Amos Sefer is as odd as it is unsubtle; this is a film that runs its lone point into the ground with the weight of … well, the steamroller that flattens the flowers in the opening credits. Get it?

 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BREAKING: Petition drive seeks storm shelter funding

Victims of the May tornadoes, with Take Shelter Oklahoma, called this an apolitical effort


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of school storm shelters are ready to work. That was the message conveyed by volunteers Wednesday at the State Capitol after it was announced an initiative petition seeking a statewide vote on building storm shelters in all public schools would be launched.


 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lady in a Cage

Histrionics, bar none.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Unleashed to home video enthusiasts again — this time courtesy of Warner Archive — 1964's Lady in a Cage traps the elderly Cornelia (the legendary Olivia de Havilland, Gone with the Wind) in an elevator. The lift isn't in an office building or department store, but in her own home; the cane-leaning Cornelia's been using it to bypass stairs after breaking her hip.
 
Friday, September 20, 2013

V/H/S/2

Rewind of the living dead.


Horror

Rod Lott

I get why last year's found-footage anthology, V/H/S, proved so divisive to horror audiences. I don't agree with it, but hey, it makes my job reviewing the sequel so much easier: If you liked V/H/S, just press play on V/H/S/2; if you didn't, don't even start.

 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Psycho II / Psycho III / Bates Motel

We all still go a little made sometimes for Norman.


Horror

Rod Lott
Let's all acknowledge something right away: No matter who was involved creatively, no follow-up ever was going to match the greatness of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. When a film proves as revolutionary as that 1960 shocker was, the bar is set impossibly high.
 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Prince of Darkness / Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition

For horror, Carpenter build 'em best.


Horror

Rod Lott
So in John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, a priest (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) calls up a professor (Victor Wong, Big Trouble in Little China) and says, "Hey, I've got this 2,000-year-old jar in the basement of this Catholic church downtown. Get this: It has the devil inside! Whaddaya say you round up some physics students to spend the weekend here and see if they can't figure out whassup?"
 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Grand theft bravado

Fearless beach punk outfit Wavves crashes into OKC.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Wavves with Skating Polly and Sonic Violence
6:30 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$15

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kings of Leon — Mechanical Bull


Rock

Zach Hale
Let’s be perfectly clear: Kings of Leon sold out. That’s not always necessarily a bad thing, but in this case, it is.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gettin’ Dirty

El Paso’s The Dirty River Boys brings rowdy roots music to The Blue Door.


Music

Louis Fowler

The Dirty River Boys with Kierston and Bryon White
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
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