• Filmmakers sweat it out for new Okie short

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Inside a posh, well-decorated room of Guthrie’s Scottish Rite Temple, cast and crew were in the midst of another 13-hour shoot. It was day four of a weeklong production schedule for “Pax Masculina,” a locally grown short film.

  • Oklahoma City's Jewel Box Theatre returns to 'Chicago' to open 58th season

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City is kicking off its 58th season this weekend with its long-awaited second production of “Chicago.”

  • Tulsa man's murder re-created for Johnny Depp gangster movie

    BY MICHAEL SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    The 1981 murder of Roger Wheeler at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club — an assassination in the parking lot on the orders of gangster Whitey Bulger — was re-created and filmed for a new movie about the crime lord being played by Johnny Depp. Whether the scene will appear in “Black Mass” when the final version of the film is released on Sept. 18 is unknown. But a Boston actor who portrayed Wheeler in the movie said he filmed the fatal scene at a country club in Concord, Massachusetts, that was a stand-in for Southern Hills.

  • The biggest announcements from this year's D23 Expo

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    The biennial gathering of Disney fans offered a glimpse at what the future holds for Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

  • A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again

    By Matt Carney mcarney@oklahoman.com Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Trapped somewhere between hagiography, period piece, roadtrip film and feature drama, "The End of the Tour" struggles in its attempt to capture a picture of the late author David Foster Wallace.

  • Can an older woman find work in Hollywood?

    Mandy Morgan, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Recently, Madonna released a new music video where she is acting like her old (or should we say young?) self. There have been questions lately regarding how to handle age in the media, and if age discrimination is a real issue.

  • Is 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' worth your time?

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    The answer to that question is a resounding 'yes.'

  • Summer movies bring residents to Edmond parks

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    The movie "Into the Woods" was shown Friday at Bickham-Rudkin Park in Edmond.

  • What happened to the "Doomed" 1994 Fantastic Four film?

    Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Comic Book Resources talks to the makers of the documentary "Doomed," which looks into the never-released 1994 Fantastic Four movie. "The mythology, which I hope we dispel in this documentary, is that the movie was so bad it couldn't be released," documentary executive producer Mark Sikes said.  Sikes was a casting assistant on the 1994 film. At a screening of the documentary, Michael Bailey Smith, who played Ben Grimm, indicated 20th Century Fox may still be bearing fallout from this film.  "There's a thing called 'karma,' and until they do our film right and treat us right -- good luck trying to make another one," Smith said.

  • 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' is uneven but still enjoyable

    Doug Wright, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is a film I had to warm up to. Initially, it struck me as stiff, complete with wavering accents and one character laden with an overdose of pomposity. But I started to get into the erratic rhythm of the thing.

  • ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Mythbusters’ on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    A new collection of “Mythbusters” episodes, along with the latest seasons of “Orphan Black,” “Person of Interest,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and several other current TV series are on Blu-ray and DVD.

  • Twins dress as Dorothy during Summer Movie Night in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Kassidy and Kennedy Epperson, of Moore, were among the children who dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" recently during the Sonic Summer Movie Nights series at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

  • Five for Families: ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ teaches loyalty

    Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

  • Witty 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' arrives to the big screen with style

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    It’s a good time to be a fan of spy movies. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” arrives this weekend on a wave of style that will make you wish it were 1963 all over again.

  • What will be the first great video game movie?

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Can a great movie be made based on a video game? Absolutely, and here are the top five contenders to do it.

  • Jackie Chan, 2 show-biz docs on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Jackie Chan’s latest action film and a pair of show-biz documentaries — “I Am Big Bird” and “I Am Chris Farley” — lead new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

  • 'Listen To Me Marlon' offers candid insight into a Hollywood legend

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    In a way, “Listen to Me Marlon” is an autobiographical documentary. Director Stevan Riley has used years of actor Marlon Brando’s personal audio recordings to create a self-narrated portrait of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated ac

  • 60-year-old memories of Disneyland

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Disneyland opened in 1955, and it was a real event for those living in the Southern California area.

  • 'Mankiller' documentary pays tribute to trailblazing Cherokee leader

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer  bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Valerie Red-Horse and her Los Angeles-based film crew spent four days last month in Oklahoma, lensing interviews with Wilma Mankiller’s family, friends and co-workers. One of the few women ever to lead a major American Indian tribe, the Tahlequah native, who died in 2010 at age 64, is the subject of the upcoming PBS documentary “Mankiller.”

  • Women tell story of prejudice, barriers in ‘Mankiller’ film

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    "Mankiller," a documentary, which PBS likely will air in 2016, chronicles the deep prejudice Wilma Mankiller faced when she ran for deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1983. In her best-selling autobiography, “Mankiller: A Chief and Her People,” the Tahlequah, Oklahoma, native wrote about having her tires slashed during the campaign.