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Topic: Story

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Boo! Hiss.


Horror

Rod Lott
Let’s forgive the ridiculousness of the state-confused title that is The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, in order to focus on the film itself.

Said film means well, yet is terrible.
 
Friday, April 5, 2013

Art it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Because art tells a story, the University of Central Oklahoma showcases an exhibition full of them in Storytellers. Now on display through May 5, the mixed-media works can been seen in the Donna Nigh Gallery of the UCO Nigh University Center, 100 N. University in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-5201 or visit uco.edu/cfad.

Daily, ongoing

 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

42

This Jackie Robinson biopic is a solid hit.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In chronicling the real-life tale of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, 42 is schmaltzy, sentimental and shameless. There is no dabbling in highfalutin niceties like subtext or nuance. Writer-director Brian Helgeland, who penned the hardly simplistic L.A. Confidential, keeps his focus simple and is content to let his hero worship fly.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

‘Side’ effects

OCU alum Erika Hebron feels oh-so-pretty to be part of ‘West Side Story,’ the iconic musical now in OKC as part of a national tour.


Performing Arts

Rod Lott
West Side Story
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okcciviccenter.com
297-2264
$20-$60

 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Police Story / Police Story 2

Cop a feel.


Action

Rod Lott
Like many, my first exposure to Jackie Chan was through 1981’s The Cannonball Run. That doesn’t count.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

H.P. Lovecraft’s Cool Air

Ice it.


Horror

Rod Lott
H.P. Lovecraft’s Cool Air is really Albert Pyun’s Cool Air. The notorious director of the aborted Captain America and the should’ve-been-aborted Kathy Ireland vehicle known as Alien from L.A. is up to his usual inert tricks. It shows from the start, which forces viewers to read six title cards in two long minutes.
 
Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

‘Son, you got a panty on your head.’


Horror

Rod Lott
While it's not entirely successful, The Town That Dreaded Sundown represents a big step up for Charles B. Pierce, the Arkansas filmmaker who made a cinematic cryptozoological splash in 1972's unlikely hit The Legend of Boggy Creek
 
Monday, May 13, 2013

Love Is All You Need

When brokenhearted, middle-aged people assemble for a wedding in Italy, that’s amore.


Drama

Rod Lott
On paper — or computer screen — Love Is All You Need sounds like an overdose of saccharine. Even swallowing just a few plot keywords could trigger symptoms: “widower,” “wedding” and “breast cancer.”
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Slumming it

What would it be like to live in Africa’s largest slum? A new exhibit recreates the sights and smells of that trying experience.


Visual Arts

Peter Wright
Story of Hope
Thursday, Tuesday, ongoing
Feed the Children
4529 Enterprise Place
storyofhope.com
800-627-4556
free
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Naked Jungle

Red and black antennas waving, they all do it the same.


Drama

Rod Lott
Charlton Heston comes second-billed to eventual Sound of Music baroness Eleanor Parker in 1954's The Naked Jungle. Nowhere in the credits is there room to list the true stars — or at least the reason for watching: millions and millions of mean-ass ants.
 
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
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