Entertainment news round-up for Sept. 26

The Office vet Angela Kinsey is set for a recurring role on TBS’ new comedy series Your Family or Mine. Kinsey’s role was played by Elizabeth Ellis in the pilot. Other actors in the cast include Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams. For more on the show, click here. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has okayed the restricted use of […]

Critic finds “Guardians of the Galaxy” a pleasant counterpoint to heavier superhero fare

Guardians of the Galaxy is the perfect reminder of what a good summer blockbuster should be like: witty, charming, full of heart, and above all else, fun. What’s more, it manages to be all these things without pandering to the lowest common denominator, instead keeping the jokes smart and the pace lightning-fast. Directed by James […]

Entertainment news round-up for Sept. 24

MGM’s recent lawsuit against Universal regarding the latter’s upcoming project Section 6 will move forward, after a ruling from U.S. District Judge James Otero. The crux of the matter is that the script for the film is substantially similar to the James Bond property. Both deal with MI-6, although Section 6 is set around the formation of the organization. For […]

Short film round-up

Alan Rickman stars in Dust, a delightfully creepy seven-minute short about a man and his obsession. It’s difficult to say much without giving anything away, but suffice it to say that writer/directors Ben Ockrent & Jake Russell do a wonderful job showcasing both Rickman’s talent and their own skill at creating an atmosphere. To see the film, […]

Emmy-award winning filmmaker visits OCU

By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Paul Saltzman, a documentary filmmaker and founder of Moving Beyond Prejudice, will lead a one-day workshop at OCU on Oct. 4. The even will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Registration is $25 and will include lunch. Students interested in […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 27

In a stunning change of course, Regal Cinemas has entertained the notion of going from being one of the biggest buyers in the movie theater acquisition market to potentially being sold. “We’re all excited about the years 2015, 2016 and I’m going to be aggressive and say even 2017,” said Regal CEO Amy Miles. “I think that (in the) […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 23

Martin Scorsese will serve as executive producer on an upcoming authorized documentary on The Grateful Dead, directed by Amir Bar-Lev. “The Grateful Dead were more than just a band,” Scorsese said. “They were their own planet, populated by millions of devoted fans. I’m very happy that this picture is being made and proud to be […]

Short film round-up

We continue our exploration of the works of Eoin Duffy with three of his longer animated shorts. You can find his work here. The two-and-a-half-minute short Encounter is a series of vignettes about man’s interference in nature’s affairs, specifically in the sea. It has Duffy’s signature quirky, minimalist visuals and sharp, nonverbal humor. The animation has […]

School of Theatre students to represent at H&8th

Volunteers from OCU’s School of Theater will volunteer under the direction of professor Ashley Bellet at the H&8th Night Market on Halloween.The students will do Halloween costume makeup for children attending the event, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Animated short film round-up

This week’s animated short film round-up will feature the works of Irish filmmaker Eoin Duffy, whose award-winning films can be found here. Weighing in at a hefty five seconds, Unbuttoned doesn’t have much in the way of plot – or anything else, really – but it does portray an almost universally despised phenomenon (which I will not spoil for […]

Live-action short film round-up

French filmmaking collective HOTU’s three-minute 87 Bounces is not your typical short film. Somewhat of a cross between a supercut and a flipbook, follows a basketball as it bounces through cinematic history. What it lacks in story it makes up for in slick nostalgia. Watch it here. Six-minute short Snooze Time, from director Ivan Barge and writer Matthew Harris, feels […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 19

Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League wants to end the decline of 35mm film usage in modern movie theaters. “We should be finding ways to inspire a young generation to fall in love with going to the cinema just like Tarantino, Nolan and many of us theater owners did when we were kids. I want a […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 10

A review of the entertainment industry for this week

Information expo hosted for campus community

Students, faculty and staff can explore 50 vendors from the area during the first Benefits and Wellness Expo. The expo is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center.

Let’s Talk About It series discusses a “Capitol Offense”

By Submitted “Capitol Offense,” by William Bernhardt, is the next book to be discussed in the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series. The discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Walker Center, Room 151. This year, the series is focusing on crime novels which take place in Oklahoma. “Capitol Offense” […]

On the Town: what to do this weekend in OKC

By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Welcome to the first edition of “On the Town,” a place to let you know what’s going on off-campus this weekend. The Oklahoma City community is redolent with events, festivals, and cultural opportunities, and the Student Publications staff encourages students to get off campus and get out on the town. […]

U.S. Department of State official to speak at International Energy Conference in OKC

Matthew McManus, an official from the U.S. Department of State, will be one of the featured speakers at Oklahoma City University’s International Energy Conference. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. It is presented by OCU’s Meinders School of […]

Short film round-up

Despite coming from such a strong animation background, French filmmaker Loïc Bramoullé seems to draw up a rather lifeless character in Space Cat Hob. The six-minute short follows the titular astrokitty Hob, whose spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet. Although the world around Hob is lovingly crafted and stunningly beautiful, the cat’s misproportioned body and face straight out of […]

School of Theatre dean and alumnus host “Grapes of Wrath” talk

Brian Parsons, associate dean of the OCU School of Theatre, will host a reception and pre-show discussion with Donald Jordan, founding Artistic Director of CityRep Theatre, for the current production of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Wanda Bass Atrium inside the Wanda L. […]

Comic book author and artist to speak on campus

  Ande Parks, comic book author and artist, will give three presentations on campus next week. The first presentation, entitled “Behind the Page,” will detail Parks’ work on the graphic novel Capote in Kansas. The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Room 214 of the Dulaney-Brown Library. During this discussion, Parks will detail […]

Jim Jarmusch’s vampire movie doesn’t suck

At first glance, Only Lovers Left Alive seems like a stupid movie. The plot summary reads like the back cover of a Stephanie Meyer novel: two ancient vampire lovers, one a cosmopolitan intellectual and the other a sadsack recluse, reunite after years apart, only to be antagonized by a wacky younger sister. However, due to […]

Entertainment news round up for Sept. 18

Disney is building a Frozen attraction at Epcot, the Mouse House announced Friday. Based on the hit film, it will feature a pavilion where park visitors can meet Anna and Elsa.“We think these Frozen elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film,” said Walt Disney Parks […]

Entertainment news round-up for Sept. 21

Matt Stone and Trey Parker have taken aim at the Washington Redskins in the teaser for the new season of South Park. The NFL team recently lost its name’s trademark, which a U.S. patent office ruled “disparaging to Native Americans.” The new season of South Park will premiere during the Redskins-Eagles game on Wednesday at 10 pm ET. […]

Renowned sculptor Rosalind Cook to present at OCU

By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Famous sculptor Rosalind Cook will give a presentation about her work at 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Cook will also describe her new book, title “Capturing the Spirit in Bronze,” which is being released this month. She will sign copies of the […]

Alumni Association hosts Downtown Lunch and Learn

The OCU Alumni Association will host a lunch and learn session titled “Living, Working, and Playing in the Urban Core.” The session will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. The session will be led by a discussion panel of local business professionals from BetterBlockOKC: ·         […]

Powerful Prose series features book about Nazi suppression

The Powerful Prose book discussion series will continue with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Full Circle Bookstore. The featured novel is titled “The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II,” by Oklahoma author Christiane Brant Faris. OCU President Robert Henry will lead the discussion along with Faris, who is a […]

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