Cutting Room for June 1

  • Film Streams (filmstreams.org) is going a long way for a play on words here, but they’ve earned it. Leading up to their fifth anniversary on July 27, a momentous occasion that makes me feel older than my desire to eat dinner at 4:30, the theater is celebrating for the next nine weeks, culminating with Jane Fonda coming to town for a fundraiser on July 22. They’re calling it “Nine to Five.” If you don’t get that reference, you need to get slapped with Dolly Parton’s bazooms. The celebration is going to include a look back at milestones for the theater and a healthy dose of appreciation for those who made it all happen. But you know, for bringing high-brow art cinema to our humble Big O, I kinda feel like we should be the ones thanking them.
  • Have no fear, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are reportedly close to signing on to reprise their roles in Kick-Ass 2. As interesting as that is, I am more curious if they are going to be faithful to the source material when it comes to names. While Mitz-Plasse (he who shall forever be known as McLovin’) played Red Mist in the first film, the comic sequel changes his name to…well, let’s just say it rhymes with Brother Trucker. If you thought the first film pushed boundaries, I promise you are not ready for what Brother Trucker does this time around.
  • George Lucas has announced that he is moving away from Lucasfilm to focus on experimental, smaller films. While this may sound like a reason to fire up the Ewok drums and rain down some Gungan confetti, the bearded-neckless-one is not relinquishing oversight of the Star Wars universe so much as leaving day-to-day operations to Kathleen Kennedy, who can be counted on to ensure Lucas’ legacy of ruining something we all once loved continues onward.

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Movieha! - Omaha’s favorite movie podcast

Hello lovelies,

It's time once more for your weekly indulgence, as we have birthed another Movieha for you to pop in your ears. This week we hunger for blood and ice cream, ponder Harrison Ford's replication, look into some Holy Motors, don't hate Men in Black 3, take a dip with Submarine, and drop some poetic verse on your ass. All in a week's work. Listen up and then hit me on the other side for the trailers we mentioned.

On Your Radar: Holy Motors

Don't blame me for this one. My friend, Andrew, pointed out that it is getting huge raves at Cannes. Not that I understand what the Sam Hell is happening here. At best, it's good David Lynch. At worst, it's bad David Lynch. Enjoy.

Netflix Roulette: Sleep Dealer

I'm cheating. I've seen it. I kinda liked it. I wanted Matt to watch it. Keep that our secret, okay?

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Cutting Room for May 25

  • It’s not a good sign when a movie gets delayed. It’s really not a good sign when the cover story is a conversion to 3D. It’s really, really not a good sign when a movie gets delayed about a month before its release after a year of marketing, including a Super Bowl ad, which I’m told can be marginally expensive. G.I. Joe: Retaliation has become G.I. Joe: Retreat, as the movie moved to March 29, 2013 from June 29 of this year. The marketing has been shockingly well received, and excitement had reached the apex of what is possible for a sequel to a bad adaptation of a cartoon with a homoerotic character named Shipwreck. Don’t worry though, Seth McFarlane’s dirty teddy bear movie with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, Ted, has seized the opportunity to slide into the vacancy. We lose The Rock, but we gain an f-bomb dropping stuffed animal. I don’t know the exchange rate, but this seems fair.
  • Gary Oldman will go from Batmania to Robocopulation, as the manic master has brought his talents to the remake of the cyborg cop movie. Although the assumption was initially that he would play the villain, because he’s Gary Oldman, but he’s actually going to play a new character: the scientist who built Robocop. For the sake of making the boring retread interesting, I hope he’s the kind of scientist prone to psychotic episodes.
  • Lee Daniels, the director of Precious, may have his follow-up, The Paperboy, set for release, but it’s the developing cast of The Butler that sounds fascinating. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard,  Nicole Kidman, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Lenny Kravitz and John Cusack will now be joined by Matthew McConaughey as JFK and Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy. If Daniels wanted my interest, he could have saved some money and just hired that last name.

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.

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A


The Boxtrolls

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

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B-


The Skeleton Twins

A dramedy about suicide elevated by its stars.

GRADE
B


Frank

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GRADE
A-


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Everyone is Awful

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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

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