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02 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, June 10, 2010 Ente rtainrnent lICKS OF THE WEEK "The Book of Eli" (R) -: This is the Hughes trothers directorial foray a il]tO the post-Apocalyptic f0ture genre. On the plus side: A wicked intense IJenzel Washington. On p the downside: No Thun- drdome. Washington stars a the titular Eli, a man in pbssession of a book that Spposedly will rescue humanity from the devas- tltion of the recent apoca- 13]pse. He heads west along tle Highway of Death, opening cans of whoop-ass op any malcontents along tlte way. Eventually, he elads up in a town where a corrupt and evil bar owner (ary Oldman) decides he v;ill do whatever it takes td:,gain possession of Eli's bJbk. .... "The Book of Eli" is a:pretty good picture. ICs not awesome, but it d0csn't stink either. While it doesn t have Tina Turner with big hair, the film does have Mila Kunis. And I'm fine with that. " "The Stepfather" [Blu Ray] (R) -- If you thought Terry O'Quinn's portrayal of John Locke in "Lost" was creepy, wait until you see him with hair! "The Stepfather" is the cult 1987 thriller about a guy named J&ry Blake (O'Quinn), Denzel Washington who longs for the per- fect idyllic suburban life -- beautiful wife, family, white picket fence, the whole shebang. He marries Shelly Hack and becomes stepfather to her 16-year- old daughter. The daughter suspects that Jerry's Ward Cleaver persona masks something more sinister and dangerous. And she's right. If you're looking for a thriller that'll chill you to the bone, you have got see this movie. DOG OF THE WEEK "When In Rome" (PG- 13) -- Kristen Bell stars in this ridiculous chick flick about a frantic, career obsessed woman who goes to Italy for her sister's wedding, and like every driven, ambitious woman in movies like this, she realizes that her goals and successes are meaningless because she doesn't have a man. Excuse me while I pause for three minutes to make pffffffrt sounds with my armpit. So she goes to The Fountain of Love and steals five coins, as you do. But wait! These aren't just any coins. No Sirree! These are Magical Coins that summon the lovelorn men who tossed them into the fountain, and put a love spell on them, making those poor saps infatuated with Veronica Mars. Now she has to find a way to break the spells, because all the guys are kinda gross or weird -- except for the Hot Guy you see next to her in the movie poster. Is his love for her real? When she breaks the spell on him, will he be The One -- The Big Boy who will define her life? Pffffffrt. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. By Charlavan It's just too soon Like most of you, I have listened all week to sto- ries about the passing of the beloved coach, John Wooden. He was almost 100 years old but with the imPact he had, you would swear he was always in his prime. It seemed that every person he coached, worked with, and met was his biggest fan in some special way. The light he cast never dimmed. He was always credited with teaching them how to live, instead of just how to play the game. He was a special coach to so many of the greats in basketball, even though he always claimed his favor- ite sport was baseball. (He played both.) It was all about integrity, not about a particular sport. But of all those accolades, one in particular touched my heart. (No apologies; I am a sissy girl.) He was so in love with his wife, all his actions validated that. Even after she died, he continued to write love letters to her and placed them on the bed that was left made just as she made it. The reporter asked to interview him at a spe- cific time. He arrived at the coach's house right on time, knocked several times and got no answer. Fearing there was some- thing wrong; he went around to the back and tried to make the coach hear him. Finally, coach came to the door, face covered in tears and apologized, stating: "It is just to soon" (On that date she had been gone from him for 20 years. It was just too soon.) ,'L '% STATE ZiP CITY PHONE NUMBER CHECK TO: THE JOURNAL, PO BOX 667, PERKINS, OK 74059 ;',!i;::,:i T&G to present .'Little Shop of Horrors' By Cindy Sheets Contributing writer Town and Gown Theatre in StiUwater will present the smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors, beginning next week. Director Kevin Worley said fans of the movie can expect to see the infamous man- eating monster plant, plus a few twists. F "It's a bit different from the movie," Worley said. 'q'hey're in for some surprises - good surprises." Worley explained the show is essentially a good versus evil story. The plot involves a timid hem, Seymour (Daniel Nolen), who pines, for the vivacious Audrey (Kathryn Weinland) as both in an inner city flower shop. Seymour's big break occurs with the arrival of a new plant that has the power to grant his greatest wish - but at what price? "I've never directed a musi- cal before," Worley said. "I've only done two teeny-tiny musical parts, so wrapping my head around this has been a challenge." Worley has been assisted by Jeri and Katie Seefeldt, who have helped with the choreography. Gloria Short is providing musical direction for the production's four-piece rock combo. "The music in the show is great," Worley said. "It's funny, it's beautiful, it' s funky, it's fun. "I said for years if I direct a musical, it would be Little Shop of Horrors, and did I mention it's fun?" The musical features a cast of 15. Seven actors, including Lindsey Elsberry (Ronette), Carley Dickey (Chiffon), and Sarah DeYong (Crystal), left to right, are skid row residents who help tell Seymour's tale. Photos by Cindy Sheets Nolen and Weinland, are new to the T&G stage. Audiences will recognize Kyle Shifflett, who appears in a double role as Mr. Mushnik and Mrs. Luce. Cody Whit- tenburg also takes on multiple roles, as Bemstein, Snip and Martin. Sarah DeYong (Crystal), Lindsey Elsberry (Ronette) and Carley Dickey (Chiffon) provide musical commen- tary through the show, and chorus members are Seth Parker. Samuel Stevens, Jan Carlson. Ty Reitan, Ashley Hodges and Angle Lindley. Michael Clark appears as the nasty Orin the dentist, and Daniel Yates' lush voice is featured as Audrey lI. 'q'here's an amazing chem- istry within the cast," Worley said. "It's a very young cast - ranging from 14to 76." Worley said some of the 50's and 60's references in the script have had to be explained tomany cast members.'ffhat's making me feel old," he joked. 'ffhis script pays homage to,, makes fun of, and sums up everything from the 50's and 60's - love, R&B, soul. It's a cute little love story - sweet and dear." The show opens Wednes- : day, June 16. Evening per- formances are at 7:30 p.m. June 16-19 and June 23-26, : with matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, June 20 and 27. The bex office opens at 11 a.rn. Monday, June 14. For tickets, drop by the box office or call At Perkins Drug owned and operated since 197Z Luke, Jace, and Trey Myers. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Sunday