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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Drama

Not OK in OKC?


CFN

Gazette staff
Everything was coming up roses last season as the Oklahoma City Thunder made it to the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. Now things are in limbo with the lockout, and one report is raising questions about the inner workings of the big league franchise.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

From tusk till brawn

Weird and winning, ‘Walrus’ makes sport of an arm-wrestling champion whose life gets turned topsy-turvy.


Drama

Rod Lott
Walrus
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Little Help

Jenna Fischer needs no 'Help,' giving a range-widening performance.


Drama

Rod Lott
Although "A Little Help" tries to make us believe it has presented "The Office"'s Jenna Fischer unattractive — as if! — the dramedy is worth seeing, assuming your expectations are kept reasonably in check.
 
Friday, October 21, 2011

The Sleeping Beauty

France reclaims a fairy tale to depict a girl’s erotic awakening.


Drama

Rod Lott
Anyone who thinks the current craze of rebooting fairy tales (from film’s “Red Riding Hood” to TV’s “Once Upon a Time”) is “edgy,” I’d like to sit them down in front of Catherine Breillat’s “The Sleeping Beauty.” Now that's edgy.
 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Adventures in Pornoland

Goes flaccid fast.


Drama

Rod Lott
Strangely, the single most interesting aspect behind "Adventures in Pornoland" isn't even mentioned in the film or on its box: that its story is essentially a put-on, with only the actors playing the engaged couple in on the "joke." Everyone else presumably thought they were part of a documentary.
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Water for Elephants

Dung for you.


Drama

Rod Lott
What seemed exciting in Sara Gruen's best-selling novel plays flat in the painful "Water for Elephants," a wretchedly written and overwrought drama that leaps to the top of my list of the year's worst films.
 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Take Shelter

Your forecast for ‘Take Shelter’: sustained tension with a 100 percent chance of palpable unease. Armpit precipitation possible.


Drama

Rod Lott
Rain the color and viscosity of fluids found in barrels at Jiffy Lube falls from the sky in the opening moments of “Take Shelter,” serving as a dark harbinger of things to come. Right out of the gate, this act of weird weather alerts the audience that something bad is going to happen, and the calm before the storm will be anything but serene.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

3 by Theo: The Theo van Gogh Collection

No, van Gogh, no.


Drama

Rod Lott
Theo van Gogh's films were not for everyone. If they were, he'd still be alive.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Boy Wonder

It’s no ‘Wonder.’


Drama

Rod Lott
If superheroes were real, their exploits would go down as they are portrayed in “Boy Wonder”: free of costume and as a vigilante who brings to mind Bernie Goetz and “Death Wish” anti-hero Paul Kersey. That doesn’t make the movie good, however. It’s like an emo version of “Kick-Ass” that forgot to take its Celebrex.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

The Future

'The Future''s so bright, I gotta ... hey, who moved my shades?


Drama

Rod Lott
Love it or hate it — and there are sure to be vocal supporters of each pole — writer/director Miranda July's "The Future" is undeniably a work of originality. Have you ever seen a film narrated by a euthanized cat with renal failure? I rest my case.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
 
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