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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

There comes a point where a father becomes out of step with his children. For the most part, when it comes to entertainment, my kids (both under the age of seven) and I have been on the same page. They’ve brought SpongeBob and Phineas and Ferb into my life with agreeable results and I have in... [More]

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

It's a thin week on DVD made even thinner by the fact that the one notable movie coming out, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," is terrible. In fact you would probably have a better time just watching these over and over again. They make more sense than the actual movie.  "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" ... [More]

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A Note From Your Librarian »

Monday, July 29, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

Attn: Rita Mae Brown, While I was browsing the bizarre, antiquated stacks at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries your book “High Hearts’ caught my eye. I read the dust(y) jacket and perked right up. Southern belle Geneva Chatwood loves her fiancé Nash Hart so much that when the... [More]

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Friday, July 26, 2013 | by: Greg Elwell

Hey, do you remember how funny things were in the ’90s? People wore clothes and did dances and there were foods... Well, “The To Do List” remembers. And for an unfortunate early amount of the film, writer-director Maggie Carey seems content to ride the wave of nostalgia like it&rs... [More]

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Friday, July 26, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

Movies are rarely topical, especially now in the era of the 24-hour news cycle. Movies are much better at addressing history, fantasy or the generalities of the human condition than current events. “Fruitvale Station” is a movie about race, violence and fear of young black men that is c... [More]

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Friday, July 26, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

Last year, the heart-wrenching film “Amour” dealt with an elderly French couple who had to painfully reckon with the wife’s deteriorating mental and physical health. The couple becomes increasingly isolated as their sad fate descends upon them. It’s kind of a downer. The mov... [More]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

So we have a new "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" trailer and while there's not a whole lot more here than was in the teaser trailer that came out in April. Still we get some glimpses of some actual Hunger Gaming which is cool; along with some ominous Woody Harrellson action, of which I am al... [More]

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

"Trance" is a twisty, convoluted and surprisingly decent heist movie that I have not seen. Fortunately Brian Byrne and Greg Elwell did and they have reported back favorably. I may just have to check it out on DVD.    Also out on DVD this week a couple of solid imports involving coming of ... [More]

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Brian and Greg Hold Hands at the Movies »

Saturday, July 20, 2013 | by: Brian Byrne and Greg Elwell

Brian: I just read an interesting and quite damning article on Slate (“Click bait headlines and occasional content since some time in the late ‘90s”) about “Save the Cat!”, a screenwriting book that came out a few years ago and that outlines 15 specific storytelling &ls... [More]

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Friday, July 19, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

I would like to make a case for Sam Rockwell as one of, if not the, most underappreciated actors of our time. With his rapid-fire delivery and expert timing he could coast as a comedic actor, but he is just as capable of powerhouse dramatic performances. In most cases he brings a little of both; he... [More]