A few years ago, L.A.-based writer/director/actor Blayne Weaver had a big win with his rom-com Weather Girl at Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival. The reception was so warm that he wants to bring his newest movie, 6 Month Rule, to our fine town.
Specifically, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 to AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial. Here’s the hitch: At the time of this writing, 28 more tickets need to be sold before that one-time screening — complete with a Q-and-A with Weaver — can be concrete. You can reserve your tickets now at tugg.com — despite the name, I swear it’s not a porn site.
So what’s 6 Month Rule about? Here’s the official synopsis:
“6 Month Rule is a romantic, charming, and poignant look at relationships, seen from the eyes of Tyler (Weaver), who lives by a philosophy that allows him to avoid making any significant connections with women. He frequently boasts that he can get over any woman in 6 months or less, but this is mostly due to his fear of emotional attachment. His best friend (Martin Starr) has just become Tyler’s main project, as he tries to teach his buddy all about the joys of cold-hearted bachelorhood. However, when he keeps bumping into a fascinating woman (Natalie Morales), he discovers that no philosophy is set in stone. Julian (Patrick J. Adams) is the hipster rock star that Tyler’s character must defeat in order to win the girl.”
Readers may know Morales from her recent stint on Parks and Recreation as Tom Haverford’s girlfriend. Starr was on two hilarious TV series: Party Down and Freaks and Greeks. Also in the cast are Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall), John Michael Higgins (Bad Teacher) and Vanessa Branch (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
In other words, a lotta talent for a little movie, so Tugg it. Wait, that didn’t sound right. —Rod Lott
Featuring five shows worth the purchase ... and two that aren't.
Television series Rod Lott
I don’t watch a ton of TV shows while they’re airing. With a few
exceptions, I wait for the DVD and/or Blu-ray sets so I can go on
marathons — the only kind of marathons in which I’ll ever participate.
Here are capsule reviews of seven such recent tubular trips.
If there’s a better action film this year, ‘The Raid’ will kick its ass into nonexistence.
Action Rod Lott
Fans of pure action cinema are apt to grow delirious with glee over The Raid: Redemption,
an Indonesian crime thriller that relies so much upon the universal
language of violence, one could enjoy it without subtitles.
Documentary Rod Lott
I'd say Peter Gabriel has aged wonderfully, judging from the concert film Secret World,
but the performance is nearly two decades old, from 1993. Although far
removed from his heyday as an MTV idol — the venue looks as if its
audience were lifted from a BMW dealership super-sale — he still sounded
Electronica Joshua Boydston
With M83 catching fire in the past year, it’s a shame that Oklahoma
listeners haven’t caught onto their very own Colin Nance, who’s quietly
doing an outstanding job in that same realm of shoegaze pop. In a
six-track follow-up EP to 2011’s Summer Fever, Nance has refined an already blossoming sound, and Warmthis just as inviting as it sounds.
Electronica Rod Lott
Nearly six years ago, an Oklahoma City duo by the name of Tympanic
Frenzy sent my eardrums into just that with a terrific, if oddly
punctuated electronica album in Cerebral Funktion .. in Process …
Rock Joshua Boydston
Few bands enjoy the steady acclaim that The Walkmen have, with each passing album stacking right up to the one prior. Heavenis no exception, sounding like a victory lap for an amazing career.