Cutting Room for August 1

Listen up! Or I suppose I should say escucha! The fourth biennial Cinemateca lineup has been announced. Once again, Film Streams and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office on Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) are partnering for a celebration of cultural films. This year, the series will include two director visits, post-show discussions led by OLLAS faculty and guests and six films (Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Elena, La Camioneta, Keep on Rolling, Meredes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America and Anina). For more information, hit up filmstreams.org. To miss out would be no bueno. If you don’t speak Spanish, that means you wouldn’t have any bueno.

At first blush, it may seem strange that Aksarben Cinema is partnering with The Free State Brewing Company for an interactive showing of the upcoming Into the Storm on Thursday, Aug 7 at 7 pm. Then you think about it and realize that if the biggest storm in the history of the world really did come bearing down on you and it was too big to run from, you’d probably want to have all of the beer handy. And they will have all of the beer handy, as there will be samples of various different ales and IPAs, as well as specials at the bar. My favorite bit is the “interactive” nature; the description specifies “items may be tossed into seats during the storm.” Not only does it give me Gallagher flashbacks, but I think this could result in someone seriously peeing themselves. I volunteer to be a “debris chucker!”

I don’t know why I like seeing director Spike Jonze act, but I do. So I’m excited for the fourth season of HBO’s “Girls,” as the guy whose last movie was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars will now be on a show where somebody died during a Grindr hookup. 

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Cutting Room for July 25

I am not in any way advocating that you find it, because I abhor movie piracy, but news broke this week that The Expendables 3 began appearing on torrent sites. Unlike previous incidents, like the infamous one where a work print of The Wolverine was uploaded, reports say this cut is the final product. I mention this because it will be worth watching if the third film fizzles opening weekend. Because if it does underperform, it would be because of the leak and only the leak and not because they added the recently released from prison Wesley Snipes and everyone’s favorite Jew-hating, wife-taunting nutball, Mel Gibson, to the cast.

Robert Downey Jr. intimated that he is open to appearing in Iron Man 4. He’s currently under contract only for Avengers 2 and 3, but as it turns out, making insane piles of money is tempting. While he didn’t say outright it was even in talks, he just wants it known that if someone is going to pay him millions upon millions of dollars to do a thing, he will do that thing.

Don’t worry, America: Roberto Orci confirmed that the upcoming big screen Mighty Morphin Power Rangers WILL hold true to the established show continuity. Thank God, am I right? I mean, if they didn’t respect that artistically crafted and complex web of storytelling the Rangers are known for, all we’d have is spandex and ridiculous rubber monsters.

There’s a new rap song called “Shell Shocked” that is about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is performed by beings called Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign. I’m not saying it’s a good thing or a bad thing, just that life takes another swipe at Vanilla Ice, who now isn’t even the only rapper to have a mutant ninja turtle track.  

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Frank

A band that has a lead singer with a fake head will win your heart.

GRADE
A-


The Trip to Italy

Another affable outing with two British comedians.

GRADE
B+


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Still a fun place to visit, provided you're not a woman.

GRADE
C


The Giver

This adaptation of Lois Lowry's beloved award-winning classic will be none of those things.

GRADE
D


Boyhood

The only coming-of-age story anyone ever needs to make. 

GRADE
A+


Guardians of the Galaxy

A gleeful space opera that is as visually stunning as it is hilarious.

GRADE
A


Lucy

A girl ingests a drug that makes her God. For real.

GRADE
C+


Bro-man Holiday

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Bleak and White

Celebrated narcissist and Freddy Krueger look-a-like Frank Miller gives the women he writes a plethora of career choices....

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Take It Back

Fail gloriously, if you must fail. Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly...

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Cinéma Very Tame

A few quick confessions: Because we now have cameras, modern photorealistic paintings have always been, at best, modestly...

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