Archives for December 2012

Police reports released Dec. 20

Alcohol Contact Friday, 12-14-12 9:02pm; Smith Hall; Incident # 12-12-024; suspect: student; reporting person: RA; evidence: 2 empty bottles of liquor and 1 burnt candle; Officer Michael Haynes was dispatched to Smith Hall regarding a dorm containing the above evidence. Upon arrival he met with an RA who said he was performing routine room checks […]

Police reports released Dec. 19

Grand Larceny Monday, 12-17-12 3:45pom; Henry J. Freede Wellness Center (Jim Wade Athletic Center); Incident # 12-12-026; suspect(s): none; item stolen: $600.00 cash; reporting person: Director of Athletics Jim Abbott; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to the Freede Wellness Center regarding the theft of cash money. Upon arrival he met with Director of Athletics Mr. […]

Police reports released Dec. 18

Public Intoxication Monday, 12-17-12 7:25pm; Rococo’s Restaurant 2824 N. Pennsylvania Avenue (back parking lot); Incident # 12-12-027; arrested: Cleveland S. Bristow (no OCU affiliation) and Gary Allen Ingram (no OCU affiliation); The owner of the business notified OCUPD that two adult males were intoxicated and fighting next to the trash dumpster on his property. Sergeant […]

Police reports released Dec. 13

Petit Larceny Wednesday, 12-12-12 10:58am; Walker Hall (1st floor lobby); Incident # 12-12-019; victim: OCU; reporting person: RA; items stolen: one Microsoft 360 Ibox, 2 games and one controller; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to Walker Hall regarding the theft of an OCU owned Ibox. Upon arrival he met with the RA who said she […]

Police reports released Dec. 11

Non-Injury Vehicle Collision Monday, 12-12-11 exact time unknown; Cokesbury Court Apartments (in front of building # 7); Incident # 12-12-018; victim: student; damaged vehicle: green 2010 Toyota CBA; Officer Kiel Pepper was dispatched to a non-injury vehicle collision. Upon arrival he met with the student/victim who said her parked vehicle was damaged by an unknown […]

Supreme Court takes on two marriage equality cases

The Supreme Court announced Dec. 7 that it would hear two cases challenging state and federal laws on the basis of marriage equality.

Police reports released Dec. 7

Alcohol Contact/Loud Party Complaint Thursday, 12-6-12 11:58pm; Cokesbury Court Apartments (Club House and one apartment); Incident # 12-12-013; involved persons: 11 students and 1 visitor; reporting person: RA; evidence: 8 partially consumed cans of beer and 16 unopened cans of beer; An RA notified OCUPD of a party involving beer was located at the Cokesbury […]

Police reports released Dec. 6

Non-Injury Vehicle Collision Monday, 12-3-12 4:46pm; Cokesbury Court Apartments (parking lot west side of building # 10); Incident # 12-12-006; owner: student, vehicle: red 1998 Chevrolet Camaro; driver # 2: unknown driver and vehicle; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to Cokesbury Apartments in reference to a parked vehicle that was damaged by an unknown vehicle. […]

Disney closes deal for new Depp-produced ‘Don Quixote’ pitch

By Amanda Ack Disney has closed a deal for a new, as-yet-untitled re-imagining of Don Quixote.  The project will be produced by production company Infinitum Nihil’s Johnny Depp and and Christi Dembrowski. For more information on the film, click here.

Ben Whishaw signs on to micro-budget drama

By Amanda Ack Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Bright Star) has been cast in Lilting, writer/director Hong Khaou’s directorial debut.  FilmLondon’s low-budget filmmaking funding strand, Microwave, is backing the movie, which will be made for less than £120,000 ($194,000). For more information on the film and on Microwave, click here.

‘Justified’ actor to star in horror-Western

By Amanda Ack Timothy Olyphant (FX’s Justified) has been cast in  S. Craig Zahler’s upcoming Bone Tomahawk, described as a “brutally violent horror-Western.”  Olyphant will star opposite Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, and Richard Jenkins. For more information on the film, click here.

Matt Damon in talks to join George Clooney’s next film

By Amanda Ack Matt Damon is in negotiations to join the cast of George Clooney’s upcoming period drama The Monuments Men.  Actors already signed on to the project include Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Jean Dujardin. For more information on the film, click here.

‘Skyfall’ breaks UK box office record

By Amanda Ack Skyfall has surpassed Avatar as the biggest-selling movie in British history.  The film has earned over £94 million in 40 days. For more information on Skyfall‘s box office success, click here.

‘Pacific Rim’ sequel script ordered

By Amanda Ack Legendary Pictures is already preparing for the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim.  Del Toro and Travis Beacham will co-write the script. Pacific Rim hits theatres on July 12, 2013. For more information on the film, click here.

Disney inks exclusive deal with Netflix

By Amanda Ack Netflix will now be the sole U.S. subscription service to get Disney’s first run live-action and animated films.  The agreement includes titles from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature. For more information on the deal, click here.

Guillermo Del Toro to direct ghost story

By Amanda Ack Guillermo Del Toro’s next directorial effort will be Crimson Peak.  The film’s storyline is being kept under wraps, but Del Toro describes it as “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story.” For more information on the film, click here.

‘Hobbit’ film makes moviegoers ill

By Amanda Ack Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey reportedly made some viewers sick at an early screening in New Zealand.  Some audience members complained of headaches, nausea, and dizziness, possibly caused by the film’s unusually high frame rate. For more information, click here.

‘Glee’ actor cast in indie drama

By Amanda Ack Jacob Artist, best known for playing “Jake Puckerman” on the current season of Glee, has been cast in Gregg Araki’s upcoming White Bird.  The film will also star Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). For more information on Artist and on the film, click here.

Samuel L. Jackson to appear in next ‘Captain America’ film

By Amanda Ack Samuel L. Jackson will appear as Nick Fury in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Also reprising their roles from The Avengers are Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Captain America:  The Winter Soldier is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2014. For more information on the film, […]

‘Chronicle’ actor to play Harry Osborn in ‘Spiderman’ sequel

By Amanda Ack Dane Dehaan (Chronicle, Lawless) has been cast as Harry Osborn in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spiderman.  Director Marc Webb broke the news via Twitter this morning. For more information on Dehaan and on the film, click here.

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ named Best Picture by New York Film Critics Circle

By Amanda Ack The New York Film Critics Circle named Zero Dark Thirty as their Best Picture of the Year.  The film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, was named Best Director. For the full list of awards, click here.

Sundance lineup announced

By Amanda Ack The list of films for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival has been announced.  Movies premiering at the festival include Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon’s Addiction. For the full list, click here.

Oklahoma continues to see light flu season

By Lindey Boatman State health officials have stated that the flu season remains mild in Oklahoma.  Public health officials continue to recommend that residents get their flu vaccine, however. To read more, click here.

Director drops out of ‘Highlander’ remake

By Amanda Ack Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has exited Summit Entertainment’s Highlander, a remake of the 1986 film of the same name.  Fresnadillo is the second director to drop out of the project. For more information on the film and on Fresnadillo’s other projects, click here.

Pope joins Twitter

Pope Benedict is using contemporary means of spreading his message of faith.

Police reports released Dec. 3

Indecent Exposure Thursday, 11-29-12 3:00pm; NW 25th and Virginia Avenue; Incident # 12-11-038; victim: student; suspect: male, possibly East Indian; suspect vehicle: late model 4 door red; The student/victim met with Officer Michael Haynes at OCUPD regarding an Indecent Exposure. She said she was walking near the intersection of NW 25th and Virginia Avenue when […]

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