Movies opening Friday, Oct. 4
Rated PG. Parkland We all know the tragedy of Nov. 22, 1963, but this film explores the assassination of John F. Kennedy through an unusual prism – the ordinary people thrust into a horrible duty in Dallas. From producer Tom Hanks . Rated PG-13. Runner Runner Grad student Richie ( Justin Timberlake ) thirsts to make fast dough but loses his tuition money at online poker. The desperate dude hops a plane to face off with mastermind Ivan ( Ben Affleck ), who sweet-talks Richie with visions of his own operation. Now cue the FBI putting the squeeze on Richie. Rated R. We Are What We Are The Parkers see themselves as a private family sticking to their ancestral customs. But their whole world flips upside down when their matriarch drops dead in the street, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to step up to the plate. At the same time, a severe storm unleashes a downpour, unearthing who knows what.
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Kung Fu Panda (2008) With the National Zoo closed and no Panda-Cam to monitor the new panda cub, zoo staffers and fans may have to settle for this animated hit about a bumbling panda named Po. SEE ALSO: Government shutdown begins as gridlocked Congress gives up 2. The Simpsons Movie (2007) Its expected that the Environmental Protection Agency would be crippled in a shutdown. Idled stewards of the environment might enjoy the feature film debut of TVs most enduring clan, in which Homer accidentally pollutes Springfields water supply, giving EPA regulators the opportunity to isolate the entire town in a giant dome. 3. The Right Stuff (1983) Failure to reach agreement on a funding bill would by some estimates put almost all of NASAs 18,000 employees out of work. Sidelined federal aerospace workers can relive their glory years with this epic adaptation of Tom Wolfes best-selling history of the U.S. space program. Its just a movie but so what? Under the Obama administration the U.S. space program is mostly history anyway.
posted: October 03 Buy the original or reprint of this cartoon. posted: October 02 5 to find: Movies with Oklahoma ties Movies with Oklahoma actors Brad Pitt in The Counselor Shawnee nativeBrad Pitt in TheCounselor.COURTESY /TwentiethCentury Fox Dan Steinberg Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP 5 to find: Movies with Oklahoma ties Alfre Woodard 5 to find: Movies with Oklahoma ties Lee Pace 5 to find: Movies with Oklahoma ties Tracy Letts 5 to find: Movies with Oklahoma ties By MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer TulsaWorld.com | 0comments An unusual phenomenon occurred last Friday in that four different films with Oklahoma connections three of them with Tulsa ties opened in local theaters. Moviegoers can still enjoy those three native Tulsans Bill Hader everywhere in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and Jeanne Tripplehorn in “Morning” and Tim Blake Nelson in “Blue Caprice,” both showing at Circle Cinema this weekend. They can also catch the acclaimed race-car drama “Rush” from director Ron Howard, Oklahoma’s Oscar-winning filmmaker born in Duncan. There are more Oklahoma performers of note to watch for in highly anticipated films between now and the end of the year. Here are five to find. Brad Pitt Sure, he was only in Oklahomalong enough to be born inShawnee, but well claimhim. Look for the WorldWar Z star to continuehis strong year with his ownsupporting role in 12 Years aSlave and in Ridley Scotts TheCounselor, as a dangerousdrug-trafficking middlemanin the Oct. 25 crime thriller. Alfre Woodard The Tulsa native plays a key supporting role in “12 Years a Slave,” which has come out of the film festival circuit as seemingly one of the movies assured of multiple Academy Award nominations. The story is based on Solomon Northrup’s book detailing his pre-Civil War ordeal of being a free black man forced into slavery. Limited release for the film begins Oct. 18, but a Tulsa date is not yet set. James Marsden The Putnam City North High School graduate and Oklahoma State University attendee will be donning the polyester blazer and making sure no hair is out of place as a rival anchorman and nemesis to Ron Burgundy in “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.” The sequel arrives in theaters Dec. 20.