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C2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, September 22, 2011 Entertainment PICKS OF THE WEEK * "Carlos" (R) -- Vene- ,. zuelan-born terrorist Ilich 2Ramirez Sanchez eluded capture for 30 years before being arrested in 1994, and according to the five-hour long thriller/bi opic "Carlos," .there wasn't a dull or .irrelevant moment. It's who takes his victims off ~,~ "~scary to think that some- the streets, three neighbors ~_ body could evade justice rally together for support, Edgar Ramirez "Good Neighbors" (R) DOG OF THE WEEK -- In a neighborhood ter- "The Ledge" (R) -- In rorized by a serial killer an attempt to jumpstart a dialog about faith and athe- ifor so long, and mesmer- only to realize that true ~ izing to see a movie keep danger could be sitting at ~ up the pace for such a the table with them. This ,~ long runtime. Canadian thriller keeps f?:~ Changing settings, a tight focus on its three ~changing times and a main performers with crushing suspense and pitch-black humor. Far from a formulaic who- dunit, "Good Neighbors" keeps viewers squirming with crafty writing and layered performances. Things shift from oddly funny to downright grue- some in such a way that may put off some audi- ences -- but for the brave, there is a serious gem of close-to-home noir. - ~steadily unfolding char- ~ acter, played by Edgar Ramirez ("The Bourne , Ultimatum"), keep ; things from sagging. The film offers an immer- sive look into the Cold War era of international ' crime and terrorism, all magnificently framed by one egomaniac's climb to fame. No true cinephile could turn away from , this engaging epic. Networking , Repair Hardware/Software . Viruses/Spyware We Make Housecalls! Family owned ar~ operated s#zce 1959 National Award Winning Meats Mon.-Fd. 7-11:30 a.m., 12:30-5 p.m. Sat. 7-11:30 a.rn. 500 W. Freeman, Perkins 547-2464 .. Send an Oklahoma veteran to Washington DCi _ Oklahoma's World War lI veteram waited 60 wars for a memorial in their honor. We want you to help Oklahoma veterans visit this memorial by making a tax-deductible don$ion to Oklahoma Honor Flights today. ism, "The Ledge" delivers a dull thud of melodrama. Gavin (Charlie Hunnam of "Sons of Anarchy") stands on the ledge of a highrise, contemplating a jump that would end his life but save his lover's. But as the story behind the situation unfolds, this opening ten- sion turns out to be a weak conceit. Gavin is an atheist. His lover, Shana (Liv Tyler), is married to a devout and controlling Christian man (Patrick Wilson.) Gavin and Shana have sex scenes, then her husband gets very upset. On the ledge, Gavin gives stump speeches for the film's philosophical core, but the movie fails to filibuster its way out of being a half-baked snooze. TV PICK "Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People" -- This Cartoon Network original series is a fantastic slice of unique and accessible children's entertainment. Creative, colorful and brim- ming with heart. "Adven- ture Time" massages the imagination with a fun universe of goofy charac- ters and a loveable heroic duo. The titular episode for this DVD release sees the characters learning about the complicated impasse of being torn between two best friends, quite an adventure for a boy, a silly shape- shifting dog and a magic unicorn-like creature who only speaks Korean. TV RELEASES "How I Met Your Mother: Season Six" "Married ..~ With Chil- dren -- Complete Series" "CSh Miami -- The Ninth Season" "CSh NY -- The Seventh Season" "Law & Order: Spe- cial Victims Unit -- The Twelfth Year" "Hung: The Complete Second Season" "The Middle: The Com- plete Second Season" "Ma & Pa Kettle Com- plete Comedy Collec- tion" (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. For more information on how to donate, visit www.oklahomahonorflights.org or call (405) 259-9000 "Let me take care of your pets or small farm while you are away~" Animal Care Water Indoor / Outdoor Plants Hck up mall and newspapers . Odd Jobs (405) 747-7584 Fascinating things can be found in our own backyard. Today I am not talking about woodchucks or birds in the space beyond the back door, chapter. Moving through the exhibit resembled moving up a time line; scrolls were replaced with the earliest bound By LeeAnn Barto but one of the wonderful manuscripts in Hebrew, exhibits at the Oklahoma Greek, Latin, continuing into Experienced Dependable * Reasonable Rates . German and Middle English. Like the scrolls, these earli- est Bibles, many transcribed by hand, varied in size and degree of decoration. The Ipod information was easy to understand but quite extensive, I found myself clinging to bits and isolated facts for the his- tory of various translations, printing procedures and the political climates and key players would take years to comprehend fully. That may be why the Passages exhibit includes weekly lectures featuring scholars from around the country. Unfortunately with limited seating, the remaining lec- tures are sold out, but soon they all will be available on DVD at the museum gift shop. (A list of topics and speakers can be viewed at www.ExplorePassages.com .) In addition to the Ipods, knowledgeable docents were in each area of the exhibit. Electronically animated fig- ures are interspersed, each sharing their historical role as one follows the journey of the Bible to the present day. In addition interactive displays highlight the art of transcription and language. Unless one is a history City Museum of Art called Passages. Early in the summer I remember brief pieces on the local news broadcasts mentioning its opening, but gave it not a second thought. Recently I joined a few friends for a day trip to see Passages and was over- whelmed with the magnitude and magnificence of what I expected to be a mere display of old Bibles. We were greeted at the door, each guest given an Ipod and headphones to access additional information about any particular item in the exhibit, (We were fore- warned to be selective for there were I can't remember how many hours of informa- tion, but it would take two or three visits to listen to all the recordings.) Passages is more than a collection of Bibles, it is an extensive collection of "biblical antiquities". Clas- sical papyri, scrolls and Jewish Torahs filled the first rooms. Elaborate silver and jewels housed some of the scrolls: simple, worn leather covered others. Some of the scrolls were massive, to be read in public worship; some were small and personal with only a favorite scripture or buff, my description of this day trip may sound rather boring. What did I find so exciting? It was the art of the exhibit. Maybe it is because I like words, books and color, but the three hours I spent viewing these artifacts was enthralling! Recollecting, writing this column, fills me again with the wonder of it all. The ancient art of book binding whether the covers be carved wood, tooled leather, covered in textile or ornate silver; the books were beautiful. The details of printed end papers along with brightly colored illustrative prints that began chapters and paragraphs...even the small folds of three-quarter bound books were amazing works of art! Many pieces had gilded fore-edges, but others had full-fledged paintings on the papers' edge. Add to this the fun of trying to read Middle English in fonts that have long been forgotten and chuckling at some of the misprints, well, I could hardly tear myself away. Passages is not a perma- nent exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, in fact Oct 16 is the last day for this backyard. From there, selec- tions of this great collection will be on display in Vatican City as the exhibit looks for a permanent home. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located at 415 Couch Dr. Student, group, children and senior discounts are available. Adjacent parking and an on-site cafe (great food, reasonable prices) makes for an excellent destination t p.