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Topic: review

Casting the Runes

Rent a 'Rune' with a view.


Horror

Rod Lott
I remember vividly when I first read "Casting the Runes," one of several suspense classics to pour from the pen of M.R. James, the master of the ghost story whose supernatural bent became a huge influence on H.P. Lovecraft. Just because the short story is old (1911) doesn't mean it wasn't chilling to read, and so it is with this 1979 presentation, an episode of the UK's ITV Playhouse anthology series.
 
Friday, July 20, 2012

The Flaming Lips — The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends


Indie

Rod Lott
By all accounts, The Flaming Lips’ all-star Record Store Day release, The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends, was not intended for general release until fans demanded otherwise. Given all the trouble of rounding up that talent for guest stints, why not go big?
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Your Sister's Sister

Because three's a crowd.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
In a summer movie season jammed with reboots, remakes and raunch, it’s a welcome revelation to come across the heartfelt Your Sister’s Sister, in which low-budget indie meets comedy of manners.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dead zone

In 'Time Expired,' death is closer than ever ... partly because the entire indie comedy was locally lensed.


Features

Mia Ledet
If you were to suddenly have an expiration date stamped on your life, one of the first things you might do is frantically piece together a bucket list. Skydiving, travel destinations and a load of apologies commonly top this sort of document, but parking meter attendant Randall Zimmerman’s is much smaller and far less intricate.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan directs a fitting send-off to his Batman trilogy.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Due to the twisted savagery of a young man in a Colorado movie theater, The Dark Knight Rises will forever be a footnote in American history. Hopefully, that horrific massacre will not influence perceptions of this epic conclusion to writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
 
Monday, July 23, 2012

Steve Niles' Remains

Put it to rest.


Horror

Rod Lott
While I'm glad to see that the horror cable channel Chiller is now making original movies, its first offering, the sci-fi "comedy" Alien Opponent, was nearly unwatchable. That film's director and writer, Colin Theys and John Doolan, return to helm the outlet's second, Steve Niles' Remains. Springing from rosier pastures — Niles' original comics — it's automatically better, rising to the level of mediocre. Perhaps their third time at bat, October's Dead Souls, will prove the proverbial charm?
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition

Consider that an uprgrade.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
"Let's do it," says Arnold in the opening minutes of Total Recall. "Let's go to Mars."
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition — Incommunicado


Country

Joshua Boydston
Just a few minutes into Incommunicado, it becomes painfully obvious that Oklahoma native Chad Sullins knows his Red Dirt, country, classic rock and blues, and he blends them into the perfect barn-party soundtrack. The album plays like The Hangover set in Stillwater instead of Vegas, with all the emotions, amusement and reflections therein.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

The definition of art is challenged — often with full nudity — in this dynamic documentary.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of the great child performances anchors an imaginative fantasy.


Drama

Kathryn Jenson White
Rather than going to Beasts of the Southern Wild, you should approach the theater with the idea of going with it.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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