Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


  • Quartet DVD Art ‘Quartet’ full of cinematic, musical joy

    While the individuals I’ve come across in recent years may not be able to tell on the surface, beneath this goofy and energetic personality is a dude who occasionally enjoys the soothing lilt of classical music.

    August 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • 2 Guns Movie Grit, raw humor makes ‘2 Guns’ a direct hit

    While my love of just about anything film will allow me to enjoy an idea retold billions of times, there remains genre concepts which create little excitement beforehand no matter how interesting the trailer.

    August 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Burt Wonderstone ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ transformed by wealth of talent

    There are many tales woven for an infinite number of performance venues with nothing worth remembering in its original form, but carried nonetheless by just the right cast.

    August 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Smurfs 2 Poster ‘The Smurfs 2” getting there in story department

    One thought that comes to mind regarding my time opining various flicks in a town where two movies showing at any given time at the local theater is the maximum, there are quite a few titles for one reason or another I have seen when they would have been missed otherwise.

    August 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • The Wolverine Poster ‘The Wolverine’ further proof Jackman owns character

    With an apparent golden age of super hero movies upon us, it is easy to become a rabid fan for just about any recent character.

    August 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Turbo Poster ‘Turbo’ finds fun formula, but too much too fast

    With a year that has so far yet to deliver an amazing animated adventure (many closer to average versus last year’s crowded field) to separate from the rest of the pack, Pixar may yet have one of the most lopsided chances for best feature if a dark horse doesn’t emerge in the fall.

    August 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Evil Dead 2013 Poster ‘Evil Dead only enjoyable as comedy

    As much as I try not to fall into the label any particular group of films as avoidable before they leap out of the gate, I continue to struggle to this day to waste an hour or more on almost anything recently categorized as horror.

    July 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • Pacific Rim Poster 'Pacific Rim' a new standard of monster and bot excellence

    Try or not try as we might, it is far too easy to find disappointment in the release of any summer blockbuster, which does not deliver on what we perceive as perfectly meeting a promise of excellence.

    July 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Now You See Me Poster ‘Now You See Me’ is the best kind of movie magic

    My intention after visiting the theaters these days is always to review every movie I’ve seen within no more than a week after I’ve seen it.

    July 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Despicable Me 2 Poster ‘Despicable Me 2’ delivers minion gold, but otherwise flat

    Film trailers have without a doubt been instrumental in building up some of the best momentum for box office dollars in the past few decades, but there seems to be a struggle to either reveal too much or miss the point entirely of getting fans in a frenzy.

    July 15, 2013 1 Photo

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