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Film this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Check out the monthly “Night Terrors” installment at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial, on Wednesday and Friday.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Snow days

Cool off with some flavored icy treats. Here’s a roundup of where to track down snow cones in the metro.

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lip service

In which a podcaster drunk-dials a rock star.


Music

Stephen Carradini
No Fun Intended’s live podcast Thursday at The 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 N.W. 51st, has scored one hot guest: The Flaming Lips’ ringmaster, Wayne Coyne.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

13 Assassins

Samurai! Samurai! Samurai!


Action

Rod Lott
Proof that "13 Assassins" isn't your everyday Takashi Miike film: The opening scene depicts a man committing hara-kiri, and just as the sword is about to be inserted into his stomach, the director cuts away.
 
Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome to Rod & Reel!

Not about fishing.

Welcome to Rod & Reel, the Gazette’s first-ever blog covering film, television and video — all the stuff we can’t fit in print, whether local, national or international.

Those of you who’ve arrived here via a Google search, seeking info and tips on fishing, apologies. (But, hey, have you seen “Okie Noodling”?) —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.15.2011 2 years ago
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Radio daze

Don’t touch that dial! Because it may be a thing of the past, as more local ventures go online to keep your ears entertained.


Music

Stephen Carradini
There’s never a shortage of articles claiming that old X media will disappear because of new Y media: newspaper/radio, radio/TV, newspaper/Internet — same story, different verse.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shabazz Palaces — Black Up

Hooks? We don't need no stinkin' hooks


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
To assign adjectives to Shabazz Palaces’ music is a difficult task, but if I had to take a stab at it, I’d call it original, often offbeat, weird and yet, still awesome.
 
Friday, July 15, 2011

Adios, muchacho

Let’s send off OKS veteran Stephen Carradini with some rad music vids.

And with that, I give you the song he loves more than most any in the whole, wide world:



Here’s one that buzzing across the blogosphere today: St. Vincent covering the heck out of ol’ Tom Waits. Astute fans of St. V’s (better known as Annie Clark) know this is far from the most exciting cover song she’s ever played. Also, she was born in my hometown and I have a Tulsa Driller-sized crush on her, in the interest of full disclosure:



Chapel Hill indie guitar legends Superchunk tossed a new/old video our way this week for the classic “Learn to Surf.” Let’s just say that their stage presence has neither increased nor decreased since 1998, nor have they apparently learned any new moves. How's that for consistency?



Not technically a music video, but it does feature OKC native Blake Griffin and former Sooner bulldozer Adrian Peterson, and is absolutely hilarious. That is, if you can stand Seth Meyer’s annoyingly glib grinning that introduces it:



—Matt Carney
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The King of Fighters

Like 'Tekken,' but ... well, like 'Tekken.'


Action

Rod Lott
Hitting video one week after "Tekken" is "The King of Fighters," and the two share an awful lot in common: The live-action films are based on video-game franchises, more or less skipped theaters, place style over substance, and flirt with unresolved daddy issues as a subplot.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

Cracks

Go Green with this strong psychological thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Eva Green hit moviegoers’ collective radar as eye candy in “The Dreamers” and “Casino Royale,” which makes her stellar performance in “Cracks” that much more remarkable.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011
 
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