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Film

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‘Last Man Standing’ an action-packed Western throwback “Last Man Standing” (1996) had the audacity to be a remake of not one, but two classic films — Akira Kurosawa’s “Yojimbo” (1961) and Sergio Leone’s 1964 update, “A Fistful of Dollars,” both of which told the tale of a loner who takes advantage of brewing tensions in a small town. Critics agreed that the first two versions were far better than the third, but since I’ve never seen the original and it’s been about 40 years since I’ve seen Leone’s, I was free to enjoy “Last Man Standing” on its own merits. Our story takes place in Jericho, Texas, during the waning days of Prohibition. Jericho, a once thriving town near the Mexican border, now claims only 57 residents — almost all of them Irish and Italian mobsters. Other than a few hardcore locals, all the “decent folk” have long since fled. Even in the best of times, Jericho was hardly a modern hub. The streets aren’t paved and the build-

MaryAnneHempe Forgotten Video ings look like they came straight out of the Old West. It’s in the middle of nowhere, plagued by dust storms. It seems an unlikely place for Chicago mobsters to settle, and in fact if it weren’t for the booze, they never would have come in the first place. Jericho is the perfect distribution point for illegal liquor smuggled into the country from Mexico. While both mob factions lay claim to the business, they’ve agreed to a truce, splitting the profits between the two. So far it’s worked; rivals Strozzi (Ned Eisenberg) and Doyle (David Patrick Kelly) still hate each other but no one in town has drawn a gun in months. Since Jericho’s sheriff, Ed Galt (Bruce Dern) knows better than to tangle

with a bunch of Wise Guys, business is running smoothly — until John Smith happens to drive through town. Smith (Bruce Willis) never intended to stay in Jericho. He was just hoping to get something to eat, gas up his car, and keep going. Exactly where, Smith doesn’t know. He never makes plans. He only drifts from job to job, landing where an opportunity to make money presents itself. That opportunity quickly becomes clear in Jericho, when Smith’s car is smashed up by one of Doyle’s bodyguards for the unforgivable crime of looking at Felina (Karina Lombard), who happens to be Doyle’s woman. The car smashing was meant to scare Smith into leaving town immediately, but Smith isn’t the type to scare. Although Jericho is a dying town, there’s a lot of cash going through it every day. By playing the Italians and the Irish against

each other, Smith can break the truce and start an all-out war, orchestrating the battle so that he’ll be the only one left alive to take it all when it’s over. Director and screenwriter Walter Hill delivers a tense and atmospheric thriller with “Last Man Standing.” It looks like it was made during the Dust Bowl, rather than 60 years later. Bruce Willis is fabulous, looking fit and trim in those ’30s suits (I’ll forgive the bad wig). It’s a perfect role for him. Christopher Walken doesn’t seem as comfortable playing Doyle’s henchman Hickey (perhaps because the part was intended for James Remar until the studio insisted Walken play it), but William Sanderson makes up for it with his wonderful turn as hotel owner Joe Monday. “Last Man Standing” is rated R for language, violence (there is an incredible amount of shooting, although not much of it graphic), and a brief sex scene. Check it out!

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Starring: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern Plot: A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. Review: Director and screenwriter Walter Hill delivers a tense and atmospheric thriller MPAA: Rated R for language, violence and brief sex

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Jumping the Broom — Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding. PG-13. (Warren Theatre, Hollywood Spotlight 14)

Something Borrowed — Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé. PG-13. (Warren Theatre, Hollywood Spotlight 14) Thor — The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. PG-13. (Warren Theatre, Hollywood Spotlight 14)

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• Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules — Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond. PG. (Robinson Crossing) • Fast Five — Dominic and his crew find themselves on the wrong side of the law once again as they try to switch lanes between a ruthless drug lord and a relentless federal agent. PG-13. (Warren Theatre, Hollywood Spotlight 14) • Gnomeo and Juliet — The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. G. (Robinson Crossing) • Hanna — A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. PG-13.

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girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack. PG. (Warren Theatre, Hollywood Spotlight 14) • Sucker Punch — A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. PG-13. (Robinson Crossing) • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family — Madea jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. PG13. (Warren Theatre) • Water for Elephants — A veterinary student (Robert Pattinson) abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet. Also starring Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz. PG-13. (Warren Theatre, Hollywood Spotlight 14)

COVER ART: Stills from “S&M Lawncare” a film by Mark Potts, one of the founders of Singletree Productions and an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma. The film was among those selected to be shown at the deadCENTER film festival in June. Photos provided by Mark Potts.


Performance Arts

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Variety is the spice of this year’s Oklahoma Festival Ballet By Johnnie-Margaret McConnell Special to Pop

This spring’s Oklahoma Festival Ballet includes a wellbalanced quartet of pieces representing classical to modern ballet. University of Oklahoma ballet master Jeremy Lindberg’s updated ballet “Foxes” opens the evening with men and women dressed in English riding coats. The sounds of running horses usher down the lights as the riders take their places behind the horn player. Lindberg first staged the ballet in three weeks during OU’s annual summer festival ballet. Inspired from his own childhood English horsebackriding lessons, Lindberg has energized the footwork. There is much less standing about by dancers as others dance. For example, all participate in creating ensemble movements that allude to jumping fences. Lindberg’s storytelling choreography has a lightness that welcomes the viewer to watch. A brief intermission follows to prepare for two very different selections featuring all-female and then all-male dancers. British choreographer Antony Tudor’s “Fandango” (1963) features five female soloists distinguishable only by their hairpieces. Each tells a story as they flip the skirts of their red dresses with black tulle overlay. Pianist John Fry provides live accompaniment of Antonio Soler’s score, echoing the ladies precision with a clear, declarative triplet entrance.

REVIEW “Fandango” is the first Tudor piece to be set upon OU dancers by former American Ballet Theatre ballerina Amanda McKerrow and soloist John Gardner. The 10-minute selection reminds me of girls on a playground singing, taunting and clap-

ping at each other as the next tries to outdo the previous. Fandango ends with as much abruptness as it begins. The women suddenly find center stage, freeze and look into the audience as bright, white lighting frames each. What follows is the darker side of besting another — war. Its devastating affect on individuals sums up Ben Stevenson’s “Camouflage” (1983). This piece deserves a warning due to the dancers abilities to likely evoke personal memories of war that may be too painful for those who have been directly affected. “Camouflage” was written as a reaction to war while Stevenson was at the Houston

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Ballet. A haunting male figure in full fatigue slowly runs up center stage reaching out towards the audience against a backdrop of hanging camouflage netting to a Howard Hanson piano score. Stevenson’s lyrical choreography slows down the quick chaos of war to see key moments that include fighting and carrying the wounded. At one point, all six are in a single line when three suddenly drop to the floor as the others continue to walk as if they are carrying them off the battlefield. The end is a return to the beginning as the single soldier again reaches out to us for help. David Lichine’s lighthearted comic piece

“Graduation Ball” (1940) concludes the night. Featuring ballet master Steve Brule as the General and assistant drama professor Matthew E. Ellis as the Headmistress, you can imagine how silly the entire cast becomes during this Viennese ladies’ school graduation ball. The budding romance between the General and Headmistress keeps the ladies’ attention, who in turn keep the attention of their young male escorts. With the pigtailed girl dancers by Charlotte Hart and Mary Lyn Graves and Jammie Walker’s amazing jumps as the drummer, there is a high level of acting required from

all to successfully pull off this humorous number. Director of the School of Dance Mary Margaret Holt and her ballet team continue to challenge dancers to the delight of audiences. These four ballets create a production for dance lovers and novices alike. Oklahoma Festival Ballet runs around 2 hours with two intermissions Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm Ave. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Fine Arts box office at 325-4101 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. The box office is in Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St.


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Music

Friday, May 6, 2011

REVIEWS

Gregg Standridge “Songs About Trains and the People Inside” (Witch Sermon Productions) I was fortunate to cross paths with Gregg Standridge at this year’s Norman Music Festival and snag his new album. Standridge is well-known in our music scene, both as a singer/songwriter and a guitar instructor here for decades. He has an unmistakable voice that’s gently sincere and comfort- Gregg Standridge ing to hear. Standridge is the kind of pedagogue who looks forward to learning from his students and even thanks them in these liner notes for the privilege of doing so. He’s also a guy rich with musician and vocalist friends. Fourteen Norman musicians perform throughout these 17 original tracks. There’s a children’s chorus for the song titled “Clyde” with five more names. This is obviously a theme record, but don’t come away with the impression that it’s just railroad tunes. The “train” is more a metaphor for life’s journey, the people we meet along the way and how that experience is more important than the destination. The music is a good amalgam of thoughtful folk, gutsy Red Dirt and cerebral rock. The level of musicianship by all is first-rate. Standridge wisely taps a wealth of sweet female backup vocalists who add immeasurable depth to several compositions. His lyrics could be described as poetically realistic, coming from a life of careful observation with its share of pain, joy and dreams. The CD package itself is highly artistic, utilizing vintage 19th century photographs from when trains were America’s most important connector. Get this delightful disc at www.greggstandridge.com. — Doug Hill

RIFF REPORT

Toad the Wet Sprocket makes comeback splash It appears the “dude” years are coming back in a major way. Nostalgia for ’90s alternative rock is starting to appear in many places, including SiriusXM’s “Lithium” channel and tours by the Gin Blossoms, Pavement and many others. One of the better bands to come out of that period was the Southern California folkpop band Toad the Wet Sprocket, known for their mammoth 1992 hit “All I Want.” I recall first hearing that song during the summer of ’92 and not really falling for it, but by the time I saw Toad (with openers Gin Blossoms, ironically enough) play at OU here in Norman that fall, I was a rabid fan. At the time, they were touring behind their popular

album “Fear.” They would go on to release a couple more discs before officially calling it quits in 1998, following the release of the album “Coil.” While the band members, including singer Glen Phillips, did some solo stuff, fans never forgot the band with the silly name pulled from a “Monty Python” sketch. Which brings us to today and the recent release of “All You Want,” a disc featuring

11 songs — re-recorded from their final three studio albums, “Fear,” “Dulcinea” and “Coil” — as well as a couple of extra tunes from compilation discs. Released through Abe’s Records and Toadthewetsprocket.com, “All You Want” includes rerecordings because the band, as they explain in the liner notes, did not own many of the recordings they did in the 1990s. They decided to take a new approach on some of the songs, but for the most part, the songs sound as they did 15 or so years ago. Yeah, they’re a little older, and Phillips’s voice doesn’t always hit the notes the way it did when he was in his mid’20s. Still you get “All I Want,” “Good Intentions,” “Fall Down” and the politics of the pro-Native American

“Crazy Life.” The songs here have a more raw, more “live” sound compared to the original recordings. “Walk On the Ocean,” another minor hit for the group, sounds nearly identical to the original. The beautiful ballad “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted” captures the majesty of the original in an effective way. Strangely, no songs from their first two albums — “Bread & Circus” (1989) and “Pale” (1990) — were rerecorded here. It would have been cool to hear “Nothing Is Alone” or the melancholy “Torn.” Nevertheless, if you like melodic, thoughtful folkpop, “All You Want” is a disc to snatch up. — Andrew W. Griffin

Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” Seattle’s folk rock indie heroes release their long awaited sophomore album, one that sees the boys stretching their wings by adding new sounds to their ’60s-style base. The band claims Van Morrison’s seminal “Astral Weeks” as being a major influence on “Helplessness Blues,” while they’ve reached into the tool shed to grab some new instruments to round out their sound, including the classic country pedal steel guitar, some clarinet and even a spot of vibraphone.

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LOCAL ROUNDUP

Poetry reading May 15 at the Depot

Auditions being held for Children’s Chorus

Poet Dr. Ken Hada will present a poetry reading of his work at 2 p.m. May 15 at the Norman Depot. The reading, which is a part of the Second Sunday Poetry Reading series, is free. Dr. Hada is an associate professor in the Department of English and Languages at East Central University in Ada, where he teaches humanities, American and ethnic literatures. He completed his Ph.D. in 2000 at The University of Texas-Arlington. Dr. Hada has been published in “Oklahoma Today,” “Poesia,” “RE:AL,” “Flint Hills Review,” “Crosstimbers,” “Westview,” “Desert Candle,” “Kansas City Voices,” “Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry,” as well as others. His new book collection, “The Way of the Wind,” is available from Village Books Press. For more information, visit www.pasnorman.org or contact the Performing Arts Studio Gallery and office at 307-9320.

Auditions are currently being held for the Norman Children’s Chorus. The chorus, which is open to any student with an unchanged voice who will be entering grades three through eight next year, will be running auditions throughout the month of May. The chorus’s most recent accomplishments include placing first in the College of the Ozarks Music Festival in Branson, Missouri. Thirty-one singers made the trip to Branson. Judges complimented the chorus on their choice of repertoire and their incredible musicality. Under the direction of Sandy Knudson, music teacher at Adams Elementary School, the chorus meets on Monday evenings at Alcott Middle School. Knudson holds a Master of Music Education from the University of Oklahoma and is on the summer faculty at OU, teaching vocal music methods. Those interested in scheduling an audition should contact chorus manager Tracy Kemper at 740-9805 or by

email at storm7@cox.net.

New Broadway Theater to host ‘Hair’ Oklahoma City’s own Reduxion Theatre Company will stage their final production of the 2010-2011 season May 12 through May 28. The production, a staging of “Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” will be performed at the company’s new performance venue, The Broadway Theater. The production will be directed by Reduxion Theater Company Artistic Director Tyler Woods. It will be the company’s first musical. The production will open on May 12 at 8 p.m. with a special post-showing opening night party at no extra charge. Performances will continue through May 28, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. There will also be a special midnight showing on May 28. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.reduxiontheatre.com or at the door. — Pop Staff

“Hot Sauce Committee Part 2” This marks the first new release for the rockin’ hip-hoppers since 2007’s “The MixUp.” Adam Yauch battled cancer during that time, which delayed this planned September 2009 release. Highlights include “Too Many Rappers,” which features Nas, and current single “Make Some Noise,” which is already charting around the world.

Stevie Nicks “In Your Dreams” It’s been a long wait for new music from this member of rock ’n’ roll royalty — 10 years since we last heard new Stevie Nicks tunes, on “Trouble in Shangri-La.” Nicks co-wrote seven of the new album’s songs with former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart. Somewhat worryingly, she wrote “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” after being inspired by a “Twilight” film. — PopMatters.com/MCT


Cover Story

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Filmmaker Mark Potts back to mow deadCENTER down By Kendall Brown Arts and Entertainment Writer

DeadCENTER Film Festival released its official film selections for 2011 on Wednesday afternoon. The festival, which received more than 1,000 submissions, will screen its top 100 films June 8-12 in downtown Oklahoma City. In its 10th year, deadCENTER has come a long way since its humble beginnings. In 2001, the festival hosted its inaugural event with only one night of screenings and about 50 attendees. This year, the festival will feature five nights of screenings with a projected 15,000 to 20,000 in attendance. DeadCENTER Film Festival Executive Director Lance McDaniel said the festival has become an integral part of the film culture in Oklahoma. “It has become a hub for the Oklahoma film community,” McDaniel said. “DeadCENTER is the kind of event that makes Oklahoma a more exciting place to live.” Although the festival will feature films from all over the world, some of the featured filmmakers come from right here in Norman. Mark Potts, one of the founders of Singletree Productions and a University of Oklahoma alumnus, will show his feature “S&M Lawncare.” Potts operates Singletree Productions along with Cole Selix, Brand Rackley and Nick Tankersley. Last year, the company’s feature film “Simmons on Vinyl” won deadCENTER’s Grand Jury Prize. “I always like deadCENTER,” Potts said. “It’s our home festival, basically. Each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger and is more fun.” “S&M Lawncare” stays in line with

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Top: Mark Potts, left, and Cole Selix lounge about in a scene from “S&M Lawncare.” Right: Brand Rackley also stars. the company’s signature comedy style, Potts said. “S&M Lawncare is our oddest movie I think we’ve made so far,” Potts said. It’s about two friends that own a mowing company and start to lose customers to the sexier, more attractive mowing business.” Despite its quirky intentions, Potts said some have found deeper meaning in the film. Someone suggested the film was representative of the film industry as a whole — where flashier, more expensive equipment often shoves indie filmmakers with lower budgets to the side. “We kind of compare it to the film industry,” Potts said. “Somebody just made the joke that it was like that, and we thought it was kind of funny.” Although Singletree Productions

did not set out to make a point about the money-and-flash-over-talent-andhand-work aspect of filmmaking, it is an important issue — and it’s an issue that deadCENTER sets out to confront. “The whole point of deadCenter is to support, encourage and celebrate filmmaking,” McDaniel said. “You’re going to see a lot of films you would never have the opportunity to see otherwise.” The festival will feature two free outdoor screenings. The first, on June 8, will be geared toward older teens and adults, and the second, on June 11, will be family-oriented. Tickets must be purchased for all other screenings. For more information, visit www.deadcenterfilm.org or call 246-9233.

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Film Reviews

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(() “Jumping the Broom” is like a Tyler Perry movie with polish. An ensemble comedy about a wedding that joins a wealthy, Martha’s Vineyard family of AfricanAmerican professionals with the groom’s more down-to-Earth working-class Brooklynites, it is wellcast, well-played, passably written and filmed in the warm glow only the top drawer cinematographers can achieve. And if this T.D. Jakes project (he produced it) lacks the scruffy, hitor-miss outrageousness of Perry’s down-home Atlanta farces, it compensates with heart, smarts and a confident air that Perry’s pictures lack. “Broom” never looks like it’s trying too hard. Paula Patton of “Precious” shaves off a few years playing Sabrina, an excitable young woman of privilege who prays for a “good man” and promptly hits one — Jason (Laz Alonzo). Literally. With her car. They date, and when it looks as if she’s about to move to China for a job assignment, he proposes. A wedding at the house on the Vineyard is arranged. But Jason hasn’t brought Sabrina to meet his mom. And Pam (Loretta Devine) is fuming over that. Virtually everybody in this film directed by TV veteran Salim Akil has been a member of Tyler Perry’s ensemble company. But here, they don’t force the laughs. “Jumping the Broom” throws a few nice twists and the players deliver. There’s no man in a Madea dress in this one, and you don’t miss her. — The Orlando Sentinel

Thor Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins Rated: PG-13 What Jeff says: The first comic book movie of the summer arrives with plenty of bang — and unexpected laughs. Watch the review @

May 7: Priest Starring: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet Rated: PG-13 AP Photo

John Krasinski, left, and Ginnifer Goodwin are shown in a scene from, “Something Borrowed.”

A film only a mother could love ‘Something Borrowed’ ) Let’s hope that audiences craving matrimonial entertainment got their quota from last Friday’s William and Kate Show. Otherwise they might fall prey to “Something Borrowed,” an expectation-crushing offering that falls far short of romcom industry best practices. I can’t imagine an audience for this other than backers, relatives or friends of the filmmakers, and even they will find their mettle tested. Deeply dimpled Ginnifer Goodwin is a wallflower lawyer, Kate Hudson is her domineering alpha-blonde best friend, and Colin Egglesfield is apparently the only available man in New York City. He and Goodwin were study partners in law school, and on their way to being something more when her smooth, confident pal swooped in and snatched him like a hawk seizing a rabbit.

Now the couple is about to marry, while Goodwin smiles bravely from the sidelines with aching, unrequited longing and holds back tears. The film is a two-hour pity party for her character, as her hopes for Egglesfield to snap out of it and realize he loves her are raised and dashed. We learn quite late in the game that the handsome fellow is also high society, but he’s such a wimpy, passive, calf-eyed nonentity that it’s hard to imagine either the dominatrix or the dishrag wanting him. Still, Goodwin regards him with a love slave’s beaming adulation, and quavers, “I never thought someone like you could like someone like me.” It’s one thing to root for a plucky underdog,

but it’s tough to maintain sympathy for a masochist. The film duly grinds through scene after rusty mechanical scene. Yes, there is a sad walk in the rain. Yes, the frenemies confirm their bond by performing a tightly choreographed oldies number. Yes, there are caramelized New York vistas, standard comic friends and over-insistent musical cues. In the script’s only laughout-loud line, one character describes summer in the Hamptons as “a zombie movie directed by Ralph Lauren.” With that throwaway joke, this lifeless, mindless enterprise critiques itself. — Minneapolis Star Tribune

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