Movieha! - Omaha’s favorite movie podcast

Antoher week, another dose of movie love for your ears. This week we discuss lady Avengers and book adaptations, get our Gondry on, skewer Dark Shadows, and dig up a Cemetery Junction. What are you waiting for? Press play and smile already! Meet you on the other side for the trailers we mention!

On Your Radar: The We and the I

Michael Gondry may have swung and missed with The Green Hornet but, to continue the baseball metaphor, I'm pretty sure Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was smashed so hard that it still hasn't landed. That means I am IN for anything he does ever. Like this little slice of life gem below.

Netflix Roulette: Elektra Luxx

You know, we so rarely get to post anything involving porn here. Porn. Porn. Porn. That should help drive traffic up. Carla Gugino, who is super talented and underrated, stars in this comedy about a porn star who gets preggo. And we're gonna watch it. AND YOU SHOULD TOO!

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Cutting Room for May 11

  • Bogey and Bacall? Amateurs. Hepburn and Tracy? As if. All of cinema has been waiting for this moment. Cameron Diaz. Benicio Del Toro. Don’t worry, it gets even better. The movie is Agent: Century 21, which is perhaps the first movie to have product placement in its title. And the plot sees Diaz as a real estate agent captured and sent on some kind of adventure by a Mexican drug lord played by Del Toro. Incidentally, if they had flipped the casting for the parts, they’d have comedy gold. Don’t worry, though! It’s written by the guy who wrote Stuart Little! How can it not be amazing?
  • I adore the 1990s sketch comedy show “The State,” and I don’t care who knows it. Sure, it’s dated, but me, a bag of Funions and the boxed set have been known to kill a Saturday night. Nobody’s reading this, right? At any rate, some of the gang from that show are reuniting once again. As they did with Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain and Michael Showalter are pulling in their buddies Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd for They Came Together, which is not an entry in the “50 Shades of Grey” series, despite its title. It actually follows an on-again, off-again relationship between a big corporate dude and a small business owner lady. Based on the pedigree alone, I’m in. Based on the title alone, I’m not telling anyone I’m going.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sacha Baron Cohen have both exited Django Unchained, presumably because writer/director Quentin Tarantino fears that all people with three names are secret assassins. More than anything, this is likely a result of the push to get this into theaters by December, but if either of those actors wind up murderers, don’t say QT didn’t warn you.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Movieha! - Omaha’s favorite movie podcast

I can hardly believe it. A year ago, Matt Lockwood and I began the crazy process of recording a weekly audio extravaganza to drop on your ears. And a year later, neither of us have lost interest enough to walk away. If you knew our short attention spans, you'd be amazed. So before I tell you the goodness you can enjoy on this, our anniversary, I would ask that you take a moment to consider WHAT YOU WANT FROM US?! I mean that in a serious way. If there is something you want more of or less of, if there are things that work and things that don't, now is the time to tell us. We want nothing more than to give you what you want.

Now, as far as this week goes. We will talk to you of Prometheus (the movie, not the Greek character). We will ponder the future of James Cameron (in terms of movies, not his personal life). We will explore The Avengers (as a movie, we don't conduct a cavity search). We will discuss Knuckle (the documentary, not the joint). And we will deliver some haikus (as in write poetry, not give birth to poems). So listen up, and meet me on the other side for the trailers that we mention.

On Your Radar: After School Midnighters

Look, I understand that Japanese animation isn't for everyone. But if we can't rally around a movie in which skinless squirrels shoot machine guns at an anatomic representation of a human being, I don't know what we can come together on. Watching the trailer below is the safest way to drop acid.

Netflix Roulette: Cemetery Junction

I almost chose a movie that centered around a porn star. Maybe next week? This is a coming-of-age story that is created in part by Ricky Gervais. So you know it's both funny and moderately narcissistic. Enjoy!

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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+


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those damned apes are back and anything but dirty.

GRADE
B+


We Are the Best

Set in Stockholm in 1982, this is punk rock female adolescence at its finest.

GRADE
A


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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Grade A-Holes

The proliferation of comic book movies has reached its cultural apex, so thoroughly dominating the box office and public...

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Lucy Goosey

It doesn’t work this way with people, but there’s a level of confident stupidity a movie can display that makes it...

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