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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Story

42

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, July 23, 2013

The Fog

For a great ghost story, bank on it.


Horror

Rod Lott
Once considered a disappointment (because anything after Halloween unfairly would be), John Carpenter's The Fog today is a genre-audience favorite — well-admired if just shy of qualifying as a modern horror classic. Its Blu-ray debut from Shout! Factory cements that.
 
Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Amityville Horror

Arguably better than most of the sequels (and definitely the remake).


Documentary

Rod Lott
Daniel Lutz doesn't like people to know he's one of the children who lived through The Amityville Horror — as Jay Anson's best-selling book and subsequent smash movie called it — and yet here he is, front and center for an entire documentary on that "unfortunate gift." Be glad he gave in; My Amityville Horror is an occasionally gripping portrait of a middle-aged man still coming to terms with a terrible childhood.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

An American Ghost Story

A pile of sheet.


Horror

Rod Lott

Here's how ludicrous the protagonist of An American Ghost Story is: He still uses American Online. Here's how ludicrous An American Ghost Story is as a whole: It uses AOL's once-ubiquitous greeting of “You've got mail!” as a scare.

 
Friday, August 23, 2013

Sound excavation

The Fossil Youth seeks to preserve that classic pop-punk sound with their debut album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Fossil Youth with Tiger Lily, So Called Savages and more
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Never again

October is domestic violence awareness month, and several organizations are helping educate against and prevent it.


News

Dawn Watson
After seven years of mental and physical abuse, Ann wasn’t the same person anymore. “It tore me down. It made me think that I wasn’t worthy. I could do nothing right in his eyes,” she said.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Questionably Fabulous

A “rib-tickling” riff on the Bible includes an adults-only parody with Adam and Steve. It also has at least one state lawmaker furious.


Performing Arts

Kevan Goff-Parker
Known for its diverse stage presentations, the OKC Theatre Company describes its upcoming holiday show, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, as a “rib-tickling, satirical take on selected stories from the Bible.” One local legislator is not so amused.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Joe Gatz
So Oklahoma House Representative Dan Fisher has a problem with OKC Theatre Company’s production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Performing Arts, “Questionably Fabulous,” Nov. 13, Oklahoma Gazette)? Or is it Senior Pastor Dan Fisher?
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Most Fabulous Protest

“Lighthearted farce” turns into a public land mine — and the arts community now plans a peaceful protest to counteract political backlash.


Features

Mark Beutler
What started out to be a small, largely unnoticed production by OKC Theater Company has turned into a First Amendment fight, as well as a battle against Oklahoma City’s gay and lesbian community, claim supporters of the production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
 
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