It may be slightly premature to call Waking Ned Devine a classic – after all, it was released in 1998 – but I’m reasonably certain that it will stand the test of time. Written and directed by Kirk Jones, it’s a sweet, simple comedy with plenty of heart and just enough bite. The film is […]
Disney has decided to close Pixar Canada, which operates out of Vancouver. The shutdown will eliminate 100 jobs. ”The team at Pixar Canada is incredibly talented and we are so proud of the excellent work we have produced there,” a Pixar spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. ”However, as we look at the creative […]
OCUpella, a student-run a cappella group, is preparing for another year of performances.
The group has about 25 members with a wide variety of majors. Twelve new members were added into the group this year.
Shakespeare purists may not be too fond of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. It’s not that it’s unfaithful to the original text, per se – on the contrary, the integrity of the script itself is well maintained, save for a few minor changes – it’s just that the presentation of said text is quite a bit more relaxed than is often the case with such elevated, archaic language. For the open-minded, however, the film is an undeniable triumph.
Paramount Pictures has announced its plan to lay off 110 employees, or about 5% of its workforce. The cuts will mainly effect those in the finance, human resources, information technology, international home media distribution, legal and marketing departments. “As our industry continues to adapt to an increasingly competitive environment, we are always ensuring that Paramount is […]
Perhaps the best thing about Marvel’s recent lineup of Avengers films is that they’re not afraid to go dark. Iron Man 3 is no exception. Directed by Shane Black, it’s a slick, sharp, quirky movie that packs an exhilarating punch. The film finds “Tony Stark” (Robert Downey Jr.) in the midst of what seems like […]
The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management’s student-directed choreography show will open Oct. 11.
The show, which serves as a senior capstone project for dance performance majors, will feature original dances created by senior dance performance majors. All of the seniors prepare one number to be performed during the show.
Once is a classic example of a “little movie that could”: a tiny, micro-budget film that somehow managed to rocket to classic status in an instant. It’s even been adapted into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which isn’t so much an indication of its quality as it is a sign of its incredible popularity. Thankfully, though, it more than lives up to the hype.
Generally speaking, I’m fond of plot twists in movies – particularly those I can’t see coming. What’s less pleasing is when the twist is followed by another twist that jerks the plot back to where it was expected to go in the first place. In The Purge, that happens at least three times. Written and directed by James DeMonaco, it’s a bland, boring thriller with an overambitious concept and underwhelming execution.
Sherlock and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey actor Martin Freeman has been cast in FX’s upcoming limited-series adaptation of Fargo. Freeman will star alongside Billy Bob Thornton in the 10-episode series, which will be produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, the creators of the 1996 feature film. For more information on the project, click here. Django Unchained actor […]
Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures have announce plans for Sausage Party, an R-rated animated movie about a sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. The film will be directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan and written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir.
Student Government Association’s first Free Movie Night of the year is scheduled for Thursday.
Free Movie Night is a SGA-funded event that allows students to use their student IDs to receive a voucher for a free movie ticket at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16 at 150 E. Reno Ave
The Wanda L. Bass School of Music’s first musical of the semester, 9 to 5, will show this weekend.
The show is an adaptation of the 1980 movie, which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin as frustrated office workers who kidnap their obnoxious, sexist boss and run the company themselves.
OCU adjunct professor Hal Kohlman is starring alongside other OCU students and faculty in Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s production of King Lear.
The play depicts a king and his three daughters as he tries to decide how to divide his kingdom.
It is one of Shakespeare’s later dramas and has become one of the most powerful dramas in Western literature.
It seems that the farther back you go in Woody Allen’s body of work, the sillier his films become. Such is definitely the case with 1971’s Bananas, Allen’s fourth directorial effort. Though it relies more heavily on slapstick sight gags than his later work, it still has that signature neurotic charm that makes Allen’s movies so delightful.
I’m not entirely sure how to go about writing a review of Syfy’s latest original movie, Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators. It’s not that it’s beyond criticism – on the contrary, in fact, it’s the worst film I’ve ever seen – it’s that it’s so mind-numbingly stupid that trying to say something remotely intelligent about it feels […]
By Ally Hansen, Staff Writer The Oklahoma Children’s Theater and OCU are co-presenting And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. Working with the children’s theater allows acting majors to experience a show designed for children. “I think the children’s theater is really beneficial, especially since we have a theater for […]
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Holly Golightly is the quintessential manic pixie dream girl. Think about it: she’s cute, she’s quirky, and, most importantly, she’s just damaged enough to be interesting. It seems that in adapting Truman Capote’s novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s into the 1961 film of the same name, director Blake Edwards created something […]
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be making her screenwriting debut with her first movie series, which will be based on the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The films will focus on Newt Scamander, author of the fictional book that was mentioned in the Harry Potter series. “Fantastic Beasts and Where […]
The biggest problem with Star Trek Into Darkness is that it’s a sequel. A follow-up to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot, it feels a bit like a recycled version of its predecessor, with a rehashed plot and familiar themes. It’s entertaining enough, of course, but it doesn’t feel quite as fresh as it should.