• Under the Radar DVD of the Week: 'Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?'

    Dennis King | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    This week, the oddest DVD to appear on release lists is: “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?” Academic linguistic philosophy and dazzling, cutting-edge animation hardly seem a natural pairing, but in the hands of odd, innovative French director Michel Gondry the two elements come together...

  • ‘Hollywood’s Greatest Year’ profiles a half-dozen classics from 1939 bonanza

    Dennis King | Published: Sun, May 11, 2014

    It was a legendary watershed year in Hollywood that saw the production of such landmark movies as “Gone With the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Stagecoach,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and many more...

  • Movie review: ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ follows father-son war correspondents into harm’s way

    Dennis King | Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Ever since that bloody, bluntly graphic opening battle sequence in Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998, filmmakers have continually upped the ante in depicting in minute detail the thudding, horrifying brutality of up-close combat in warfare on the big screen.

  • Under the Radar DVD of the Week: 'Republic of Doyle: Season One'

    Dennis King | Published: Mon, May 5, 2014

    This week, the oddest DVD to appear on release lists is: “Republic of Doyle: Season One” When it comes to quirky detectives on TV, the British seem to be reigning masters of the genre. But Canadian TV has its fair share of humorous gumshoes, and one of the best is the often-hapless Jake...

  • Movie review: ‘Spider-Man 2’ juggles love story, trio of over-the-top villains

    Dennis King | Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” casts a very wide web – looping in three crackling arch-villains and some minor evil-doers, a sweetly tortured love story involving broody Peter Parker/Spidey and brainy-cute Gwen Stacy, a dizzying CGI arsenal of swinging acrobatic effects and physics-defying...

  • ‘DamNation’ documentary details growing movement to free American rivers

    Dennis King | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    From the 1950s through the ‘70s, some 30,000 dams were built on American waterways, blocking huge portions of navigable rivers across the country. Although the boom in dam construction was widely viewed as progress – providing flood control and water for irrigation, encouraging recreational...

  • Under the Radar DVD of the Week: 'The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection' (1949-1959)

    Dennis King | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    This week, the oddest DVD to appear on release lists is: “The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection” (1949-1959) America’s most chipper, myopic geriatric, Mr. Magoo, has entertained generations of youngsters with his good-natured, grandfatherly bumbling, and now a long-awaited, re-mastered...

  • Ford, Wayne, Bond form formidable trio in Hollywood bio ‘Three Bad Men’

    Dennis King | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    It’s well documented in many biographies that John Ford was a great filmmaker who was as caustic and cantankerous as he was brilliant. And there’s no shortage of life histories detailing John Wayne’s mythic status as he-man, movie star and staunch political conservative.

  • 'Transcendence' star Johnny Depp claims 'old-school' brain and low-tech tendencies

    Gene Triplett | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BY GENE TRIPLETT LOS ANGELES — After more than an hour of waiting for the cast and filmmakers of “Transcendence” to show up for a scheduled press conference, some reporters were beginning to joke that Johnny Depp was still trapped in a computer somewhere.

  • Movie review: 'Transcendence' a familiar tale of machines with human faults -- and heart

    Gene Triplett | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    “Transcendence” whisks its audience into the not-too-distant future to explore the good, the bad and the potentially ugly results that can stem from taking technology a bridge too far. In this case, man has figured out how to upload a human brain into a super computer dubbed PINN...


About the writers

Gene Triplett

Entertainment Editor

Gene Triplett is another Oklahoma newspaper dinosaur who's been cranking out copy for 34 years, first at the upstart, long defunct Oklahoma Journal, covering just about every news beat imaginable, then at The Oklahoman, where's he's bounced back and forth from features to the news side as assistant city editor, city editor and entertainment editor, managing to hold down the latter position for more than 10 years. He holds a B.A. degree in journalism -- also from the University of Central Oklahoma -- and, also like his colleague King, chases after two loony Labrador retrievers. He does not live by a trout-filled river, but he and his wife Carol do own a swimming pool, much to the delight of their dogs.

The Tripletts enjoy gourmet outdoor cooking year-round (rain, sleet or snow), entertaining friends, road trips to scenic wooded parks that rent rustic lakeside cabins, listening to music, watching classic movies and, in the summertime, swimming with their dogs.