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2008-08-06 12:00:32

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 6--So autobiographical were the hormones and humor of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's teen characters in "Superbad" that the men simply had to name them Seth and Evan.

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 1--In terms of bringing British literary classics to the big screen, "Brideshead Revisited" was always going to be a challenge.

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 1--Listen to Michael Smith's interview with Matthew Goode Intelligent, cool, handsome, great sense of humor, British: Matthew Goode should be a big film star, loved by women and admired by men the world over. That's coming soon.

2008-07-25 09:00:58

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 25--It has long been the American way to think that we are "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" than everyone else, and that if our competition is catching up, or even passing us, we will do what is necessary to stay ahead. We are Americans. We are winners.

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 25--Playing lunk-headed chauvinists such as Ron Burgundy and over-competitive doofuses such as Ricky Bobby, Will Ferrell has long succeeded in the comedy of male stupidity on film.

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 18--When the buzz is as big as has been the case for the late Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight," with months of intense buildup since his death in January, it seems impossible to meet such expectations.

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 18--Glorious photography and an experimental narrative full of improvised dialogue combine to make "The Flight of the Red Balloon" an impressive, abstract work of art on film.

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--If Steven Spielberg hadn't made a movie about the man, the public at large still wouldn't have the foggiest idea as to the identity or importance of Oskar Schindler's life-saving efforts at the close of World War II.

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--It never fails. He can be walking down the street here in Tulsa, checking into a hotel out of state or going into a restaurant internationally, and Roy Clark has people hollering at him.

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--When you think of Oklahoma's cultural icons, you have to think of jazz legend Chet Baker, country music star Roy Clark, Oscar-winning actor Ben Johnson and guitarist/songwriter J.J. Cale.


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eupeptic
  • Of or relating to good digestion.
  • Cheerful.
The word 'eupeptic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'good' and 'digest'.
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