Movieha! - Omaha’s Favorite Movie Podcast

Friday is the holiest of all days to those of us who grind out a 9-5 schedule. And thus, it is the day your ears get blessed with new Movieha! This week, Matt and I ramble on about the significance of movie rankings (like stars and letter grades), pontificate on Popeye, consider How to Stop a Plague, marvel over Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, mildly disagree about Griff the Invisible, and get our haiku on. What are you waiting for? Meet me on the other side for one trailer EVERYONE should see and one trailer NO ONE should admit to seeing!

Didgeri-don't Miss It - How to Survive a Plague

Gay rights matter quite a bit to me, as some of those closest to me have been persecuted simply for the way they were born. For those of us who take such things seriously, who do not see this as any kind of frivolous movement but a much needed social revolution, check out the documentary below.

Netflix Roulette: Nude Nuns with Big Guns

If this doesn't drive up our page views, I'm out of options.

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Movieha! - Omaha’s Favorite Movie Podcast

Welcome audio explorers! This week your two intrepid (that means vulgar, right?) hosts discuss the finer points of turtle fighting and the acceptable mourning time before a reboot, reveal our new favorite word for hobo, pass the new Tom Cruise movie like a kidney stone, christen a cult classic in Netflix Roulette, and write you some poetry. What more do you want from us?!

Didgeri-Don't Miss It (the segment formerly known as On Your Radar): Bindlestiffs

If you don't get the joke that's involved in this segment's name change...well, I don't blame you. It's weird, obscure, and probably not factual. But it was funny to us. And seeing as how we never really hear substantial feedback, we figure we are our own most devoted fans. Speaking of narcissism, Kevin Smith is distributing small movies now, movies he didn't even make. The first is this one, which actually seems quite funny. For no good reason it reminds me of Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming. Then again, most things do. Give the trailer a watch and determine if I'm crazy (spoiler alert: I am).

Netflix Roulette: Griff the Invisible

We don't watch "True Blood." Mostly because we don't spend time on things that are terrible if we can help it. I am told the star of this movie appears in that show. I will try not to hold it against him. This is another tale of an average Joe who gets his superhero on. I wish I was tired of these. But I'm not. Here's hoping this has 100% less Ellen Page "gush." That was for you, Super fans.

Please sign up for our RSS feed HERE, download our podcasts and rave about us in the comments section of iTunes HERE, follow us on Twitter HERE, and become a fan of us on Facebook HERE! You can also listen to our bit we do for KVNO radio HERE. And as always, email any comments and concerns to movieha@gmail.com.


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Cutting Room for June 22

  • Of my cowboy father-in-law’s many colloquial expressions, one of my favorites comes out whenever I innocently brag about myself. He says, “It’s not the whistle that pulls the train.” I want to believe him, but he’s lied before, most notably during what I call “the electric fence deception.” So when Film Streams (filmstreams.org) partners with Union Pacific to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary by showing Cecil B. DeMille’s Union Pacific from July 13-19, I will be watching to verify. My train knowledge is limited to Thomas the Tank Engine, so I hope the classic film describes how baby locomotives are born.
  • Aksarben Cinema is a crazy class act. They have earned my vote as megaplex of choice thanks to top-notch facilities, well-trained staff and concessions that do not require a second mortgage. To top it all off, they’re chock full of good people, too! Recently, a number of employees volunteered at The Open Door Mission (opendoormission.org) and they are currently offering “Free Family Flicks” from now through the first week of August. For the cost of one canned/nonperishable food item (or $1 donation per person), you can see a film suitable for the whole family. See their site at aksarbencinema.com for showtimes and movies. While one may argue that no one should have ever charged money to see The Smurfs, this is yet more proof that The Ak is A1 in my book.
  • Robert Rodriguez loves a challenge. How else do you explain his casting of Lindsay Lohan in 2010’s Machete and the news this week that the sequel, Machete Kills, will feature not only Mel Gibson but now Charlie Sheen? Gibson is slated to play the villain, which seems about right, but Sheen has been tasked with playing the President of the United States. In a world where Herman Cain was at one-point the front-runner for a major political party, Sheen as POTUS is more scary than laughable.

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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Dear White People

The type of smart, ballsy satire that comes along all too rarely.

GRADE
A



War is hell, but this movie is just hella slow.

GRADE


Dracula Untold

What if Dracula was a superhero?!

GRADE
C


Gone Girl

This thriller has many twists, the biggest of which is that it's kind of a satire.

GRADE
A


The Boxtrolls

A stop-motion romp with near-nekkid trolls and a cross-dressing villain.

GRADE
B-


The Skeleton Twins

A dramedy about suicide elevated by its stars.

GRADE
B


Frank

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

GRADE
A-


The Adventures of Super Vlad

Left out of the superhero movie party every other studio is throwing, Universal made the ballsy decision to turn Dracula...

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Everyone is Awful

Warning to newly engaged couples: Do not see Gone Girl, a movie that makes marriage look like The Hunger Games with slightly...

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Swimming in the Laika

From Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa to Henry Selick’s Jack Skellington, stop-motion animation is just frickin’ cool, yo. Maybe...

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The Dies That Bind

“Hilarious!” say the trailers! “Really funny!” says the poster. “You are all sick people!” says me.

Yes, in parts, The...

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