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The Oklahoman's George Lang


  • Listen to Paul McCartney's "New," the first single from his upcoming Oct. 15 album

    George Lang | Published: Thu, Aug 29, 2013

    Sir Paul McCartney will release a new album titled New Oct. 15, featuring production from Ethan Johns, Giles Martin, Paul Epworth and Mark Ronson, a kind of all-star team of young producers who seem perfectly suited to create great New music with Macca.  Johns has produced albums by Kings...

  • "The Spectacular Now" author Tim Tharp to appear at opening screenings of film

    George Lang | Published: Wed, Aug 28, 2013

    AMC Quail Springs 24 and Cinemark Tinseltown will welcome Tim Tharp, author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Spectacular Now, as he hosts special Q&As after showings of the film, including a Q&A following the 6:15 p.m. screening at AMC Quail Springs 24.

  • Harkins Bricktown 16 to show Edgar Wright trilogy: 'Shaun of the Dead,' 'Hot Fuzz' and 'World's End'

    George Lang | Published: Tue, Aug 20, 2013

    In “Shawn of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz,” director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost took a cockeyed British look at two popular Hollywood genres: zombie horror and buddy-cop action comedies. To celebrate the release of the trio’s apocalypse comedy, “World’s End,”...

  • Movie Review: "Grown Ups 2"

    George Lang | Updated: Fri, Jul 12, 2013

    Rating: 13 “Grown Ups 2” is only a movie in the most technical way, because this latest seepage from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison septic system literally has no story and no plot, a show about absolutely nothing. Jerry Seinfeld famously said “Seinfeld” was about nothing, but that was...

  • Music Review: Jay-Z, "Magna Carta Holy Grail"

    George Lang | Published: Thu, Jul 11, 2013

    Rating: 51 If he has not reached it already, Jay-Z will probably surpass $1 billion net worth in his lifetime, and it’s on his mind: “If I’mma make it to a billi, I can’t take the same route,” he raps on “Oceans” from his 12th studio album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” This is a...

  • Remembering James Gandolfini

    George Lang | Updated: Thu, Jun 20, 2013

    I only had the opportunity to speak with James Gandolfini once, but it was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had covering film. It was February 2001, and “The Sopranos” had reached a popularity level that resembled a kind of fanaticism among HBO subscribers, and it was...

  • Jay-Z announces new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail" in commercial during Spurs-Heat game

    George Lang | Published: Mon, Jun 17, 2013

    In what is turning out to be a crowded summer for marquee albums, Jay-Z will closely follow tomorrow’s release Kanye West’s “Yeezus” with the modestly titled “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” That album title might not be an overstatement given the cast of characters assembled for the...

  • Negotiating the Fiscal Cliff

    David Morris | Updated: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

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  • Static Xmas: Last Christmas

    David Morris | Updated: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

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  • Static: Denver Duncan on a Water Taxi

    David Morris | Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2011

    Kyle Roberts had the idea of taking Static on tour by visiting Oklahoma landmarks or places easily recognizable.