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OKG Newsletter


Topic: war

Vetting process

Now home in Yukon, an Iraq War soldier fights PTSD through the means of music.


Music

Sarah Lobban
From a small studio in his Yukon home, Brian Allen is busy making music. Augmenting his voice and guitar with a Mac Pro and its built-in Logic Pro 9 software, he turns words and chords into lyrics and melodies.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Full Metal Jacket: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Book

More than just the movie that made ‘me so horny’ a household phrase.


Drama

Rod Lott
When Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam film, Full Metal Jacket, hit theaters in the summer of 1987, I was all of 16 years old. Even I could tell it was far better than Oliver Stone’s Platoon, which by then had won four Academy Awards; by comparison, Jacket would be nominated for one, Best Adapted Screenplay, and lose it to The Last Emperor.
 
Friday, August 24, 2012

The Revenant

Ain’t no trip to ‘Zombieland.’


Comedy

Rod Lott
I recently had a discussion with friends about the increasing trend of self-aggrandizing Twitter bios of locals who think so mighty highly of themselves, they must brag to the Internet about their amazing awesomeness! Our theory is, if you have to tell the world you're a "creative genius" or "master of [fill in the blank]," you're more than likely not. Real genius speaks for itself.
 
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Osombie

The war on terror meets ‘The Walking Dead.’


Action

Rod Lott
By sheer coincidence, Osombie arrived on my desk the same day I screened Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-worthy depiction about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Osombie begins where Zero ends: with the American military raid on bin Laden's compound on May 2, 2011. Whereas Zero puts bullets in the al-Qaeda leader's body, Osombie lets him inject himself with an aggressive pathogen so that, once he washes up on the Arabian Sea, he's a full-fledged zombie.
 
Monday, December 10, 2012

Django Unchained

The 'D' is silent; the movie is not.


Western

Rod Lott
As he did with 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, superstar filmmaker Quentin Tarantino looked to Italy for primary inspiration for his follow-up. In Django Unchained, he’s cribbed the country’s spaghetti Western genre, shoehorned the all-American slavesploitation film into its center, and rewritten another ugly chapter in world history while filtering it all through his Movies Unlimited catalog lens.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Out with a Bang

Mourning has broken: The Boom Bang will play its final show Friday. Get your hankies ready ... and your preferred hangover cure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Boom Bang with The Copperheads and Shitty/Awesome
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Renoir

Pretty as a picture.


Drama

Rod Lott
Renoir
7:30 Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through June 2
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$6-$8

 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Left and right

A state lawmaker wants to unite Oklahoma’s conservative and liberal factions for a Friday rally opposing U.S. involvement in Syria.


News

Molly Evans
Syria Not Our War Rally
7 p.m. Friday
State Capitol,
South Plaza
2300 N. Lincoln

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
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