Movieha! - Omaha’s Favorite Movie Podcast

Hey gang.

It's a sad, sensitive day, I know (given what happened in Aurora...which has spilled into movie news sites the way the Sandusky case spilled into sports). If you'd like a breather from that discussion, we joke around in this podcast for you. It's fun with movies, fun talking about movie stuff, and fun considering the stuff around movie stuff. Maybe it's what you need? I'm just dropping the rest of the stuff here today, if that's okay.

On Your Radar: Comes a Bright Day

Netflix Roulette: Tyrannosaur

 

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Cutting Room for July 20

Before I start the strangest column I’ve written since Cutting Room began almost a decade ago, a reminder this is MY opinion and mine alone, as per usual. Gang, let’s talk about the tragedy in Aurora. More specifically, let’s talk about how NOT to talk about the tragedy in Aurora.

  • Take down your Facebook profile picture with a ribbon and Batman in it. Now. Your intentions may be holy but you are unintentionally joining two things together that shouldn’t be and look insincere while doing it.
  • As I said instantly on my Twitter account after hearing the news, this tragedy has as much to do with Batman and movies as Virginia Tech’s massacre had to do with engineering classes. Don’t confuse setting and circumstance with causation. This was a troubled soul hellbent on evil, not a movie buff.
  • Avoiding theaters, or specifically The Dark Knight Rises, is like swearing off milk because a cow kicked someone in a dairy. Theaters are not any more likely to be hotspots for violence than schools, churches, bars or any public place to which a madman has access.
  • Don’t write a think-piece putting this in context of movie themes or use it for page views on your blog. We’re better than that.
  • Finally, don’t you dare talk about how it makes you feel knowing that you were watching the same movie at the same time. Just don’t.

So how do we talk about this?

  • Carefully. Use this as an opportunity to discuss gun control measures and as a chance to explore issues of access to mental health services.
  • Keep the focus on the things you love (movies) and off the things you hate (a murderer). Don’t seek out information on the assailant and make him infamous. Instead, comment on my Dark Knight Rises review and tell me why I’m wrong (or right, I’d like that one better). 

This isn’t the first time violence and cinema has been linked, but it is one of the more significant. For better or worse, this weekend won’t be remembered for box office records but for something ugly beyond our control. However, where the conversation goes from here, is up to us.

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

Hey folks! It's time again for you to roll around in some Movieha. I know you usually tear into this on Fridays, but I figured a Monday could only be improved by a heaping helping of Ha. We talk about the Cumberbatch, contemplate Fassbender's tool, explore what Compliance means, diss Moonrise Kingdom, resurrect our feelings for Resurrect Dead, and spew haikus. Enjoy!


 

On Your Radar: Compliance

Nobody WANTS to see a movie like this, except...it's probably really, really good. Intense, real-life human drama. I hate the thought of watching this. I cannot wait to watch this.

Netflix Roulette: Holy Rollers

People who count cards for Jesus are only slightly more fascinating to me than...nope, that's the most fascinating thing ever. Sorry. I can't wait to watch this one.

 

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Half of what promises to be an epic conclusion to a fabulous series.

GRADE
B+


Birdman

A delirously fun satirical send up of artistic pretension. 

GRADE
B+


The Overnighters

"The Grapes of Wrath" in documentary form set in North Dakota.

GRADE
A-


Interstellar

If this was humanity's last hope, give up.

GRADE
D


Nightcrawler

A condemnation of crime pornography with a chilling central character.

GRADE
A


John Wick

You kill his dog, he kills a million people. You've been warned.

GRADE
B


Dear White People

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

GRADE
A


Fury

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

GRADE
C+


The Burden of Actual Christianity

Most praise for writer/director Jesse Moss’s documentary, The Overnighters, has rightly been focused on its Steinbeckian...

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Awful, Not Full of Awe

Preposterous, pseudointellectual, poorly constructed, clichéd, impenetrably masculine, goofy and possessed of an...

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News-sploitation

Yesterday, CNN showed reporters physically chasing a woman connected to the Ebola scare. Not too long ago, a Fox News...

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Dogged Determination

John Wick killed three guys with a pencil.

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