• At home on the 'Plains': Oklahoma native returns to film painful story based on his life

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Nov 7, 2015

    For 20 years, Oklahoma native Kristofer McNeeley was at odds with his home state but that all changed in three weeks as he returned to film a movie, "Great Plains," based in part on his life.

  • James Bond scholar doubles as OU professor

    By Bradon Long Staff Writer blong@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    OU professor Lisa Funnell teaches a class on gender roles in society and how those roles have changed throughout the years using James Bond movies as a teaching aid.

  • After ‘Spectre,’ James Bond’s future is uncertain

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    With studios battling for distribution rights and Daniel Craig talking about retiring his Walther PPK for good, what’s next for Bond is anyone’s guess.

  • Five for Families: Films teach lessons of friendship

    Whitney Butters Wilde, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Nov 4, 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.

  • Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ on video

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    The Disney/Pixar animated hit “Inside Out” has come to Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with an entertaining documentary on Legos.

  • 'The Peanuts Movie' captures the charm of Schulz's beloved comic strip

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    The greatest success of "The Peanuts Movie" is that it captures the charm that made the comic strip and its TV specials so beloved to audiences. Longtime fans should be happy with the result, and new fans will find an easy time getting on board.

  • James Bond is back in comics

    BY MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    The first new comic book series in 20 years featuring British secret agent James Bond hits comic shelves this week from Dynamite Entertainment.

  • Movie review: 'Spectre' 007 tracks shadowy organization in latest outing

    BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@opubco.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Movie review: "Spectre" is perhaps the most full-out Bond-like of all the Daniel Craig outings, leaning into the formula that's kept agent 007 packing them in cinemas for more than five decades.

  • The Future Of Netflix Doesn't Include Live Sports Or Evening News

    Published: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Netflix has plans to bring us even more original movies and TV shows, but don't expect to be able to catch live sports anytime soon -- and definitely not the evening news, The Huffington Post reports. "You don't want to invest in things that are dying," Reed Hastings, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix, said of live news programs at The New York Times' DealBook Conference in New York on Tuesday, prompting scattered snickering from the audience. 

  • Tarantino 'won't be intimidated' by police film boycott

    Published: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Director Quentin Tarantino says he will not be intimidated by police unions calling for a boycott of his films, after he spoke at a rally against police brutality last month. Tarantino told the Los Angeles Times he had been "misrepresented", adding: "All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that." Unions want officers to boycott Tarantino's films and future projects.

  • Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan wants to see movie early

    Published: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    (The Hollywood Reporter)Mark Hamill and John Boyega retweeted the hashtag #ForceForDaniel to show their support for Daniel Fleetwood, a 32-year-old "Star Wars" fan terminally ill with cancer. The hashtag is being used on Twitter to gain the attention of Walt Disney Studios. Supporters of "ForceForDaniel," hope the studio will allow Fleetwood to watch the film before its December 18 release. Fleetwood has spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer. Doctors informed him in July that he had just two months to live.

  • Robin Williams's illness would have killed him in three 'hard years'

    Published: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Robin Williams’ widow has said that his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three “hard years” and that she does not blame him for his suicide. She said he was suffering from a rare form of dementia that my have caused him to suffer from a lack of reason. Fifteen months after the actor took his life, Susan Schneider Williams told US media she laid the blame for her husband taking his life not on depression but on diffuseLewy body dementia. 

  • Netflix adding 53 titles and dropping 65 in November

    John Clyde, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    Netflix streaming will drop 65 titles in November and add 53. All in all, it's not a great month for new titles.

  • Brooding yet gorgeous 'Assassin' is a little too moody for its own good

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    Never break an engagement with an 8th century Chinese assassin. That’s the clearest message that comes from “The Assassin,” a brooding martial arts drama from director Hsiao-Hsien Hou.

  • Satirical TV newsmagazine debuts on DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    The influential satirical PBS show “The Great American Dream Machine” comes to DVD for the first time in a four-disc set released this week.

  • Maureen O’Hara was a classy veteran of cinema’s Golden Age

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Maureen O’Hara, who died last weekend at age 95, was a great storyteller when reminiscing about her life in Hollywood during cinema’s Golden Age.

  • W.C. Fields on DVD, classic fantasies on Blu-ray

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    It’s a big week for vintage films on DVD and Blu-ray, with a collection of W.C. Fields comedies and a set of black-and-white fantasies leading the pack.

  • Movie review: 'Truth' takes one-sided look at decade-old news

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Despite several stellar performances and a few solid points about modern-day journalism, the truth is that the new film “Truth” is too tedious and one-sided for its own good.

  • Halloween brings array of comics events to Oklahoma City metro area

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    The Halloween weekend brings all kinds of comics-related opportunities to the Oklahoma City metro area, with two comic conventions (IzumiCon and OafCon) being held this weekend, and the national Halloween ComicFest event being held in 10 local comic shops.

  • Filming wraps in Oklahoma on dramatic thriller 'Great Plains'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Principal photography has been completed on the dramatic thriller "Great Plains," shot on location throughout Oklahoma, according to an announcement from MarVista Entertainment, Strike Accord Inc. and the Oklahoma Film and Music Office. The script is from a story by native Oklahoman and co-executive producer Kristofer McNeeley ("Caught").