Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

Episode 38 of the greatest podcast to ever be hosted by guys named Ryan Syrek and Matt Lockwood is here! We talk about all sortsa stuff this week, including space jockeys, bellies that are Delhi, and we even discuss Gary Oldman's medication levels. Give your ears a yum yum and meet me after for the trailers!

On Your Radar

Seriously, are we NOT going to at least mention the arrival of another film from the man who inadvertantly made Nic Cage yell "How'd it get burned" 100 times before kicking Leelee Sobieski in the chest? That's right, Wicker Tree is the latest in the "Wicker" series. And I'm seeing it.

Netflix Roulette

I have a bad feeling about this one. It's mostly because of the Hartnett. Never trust a man who squints that much.

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Cutting Room for January 18

  • If you like your comedy web-based and sexually transmitted, “Herpe Betty” may be calling your name. Straight outta O-town, the first episode in the proposed ongoing series features a score by Jacob Thiele (The Faint) and stars Craig Dee (Tilly and the Wall), Sam Martin (Capgun Coup) and Thiele, along with Michelle Murphy and Joey Edwards (from the Omaha comedy group “Do It With Us”). As for the plot, well… Let’s just say there are esoteric misadventures and bizarre comedy beats aplenty in this, um, unique endeavor. The series is looking for funding, so if you have a few shekels to spare, hit up their fundraising site at kickstarter.com/projects/53586275/herpe-betty-webseries, where you can watch the first episode. I can promise that you haven’t seen anything quite like it.
  • It may be the slimmest month in terms of days, but February is fat with activity over at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org). On Feb 1 at 7 pm, things kick off with Urbanized, a documentary about issues that shape cities. It will be followed by a post-show discussion with folks from the Omaha Planning Department, the Metropolitan Planning Agency and Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. Then, on Feb 7 at 7 pm, Miss Representation will be screened. This documentary about the portrayal of women in mainstream media will be followed by a discussion moderated by Ellie Archer, the executive director of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, and featuring Nebraska State Senator Tanya Cook, Roberta Wilhelm (executive director of Girls Inc.) and Brook Hudson (former Miss Nebraska). Finally, on Feb 22 at 7 pm, the documentary American Teacher will be screened for free, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Nancy Edick (dean of the College of Education at UNO) and featuring Nebraska State Senator Brenda Council and fourth-grade teacher Maddie Fennell (chair of the National Commission on Effective Teachers and the 2007 Nebraska Teacher of the Year). Hit their site for more details on this trifecta of awesome events!

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 Movie Podcast!

Hey gang!

This week's Movieha is very special...and not like a very special episode of "Blossom" or "Full House." No, this week we dive into our best and worst of the year from 2011! I know we're a little late, but that's because we wanted to make sure we saw EVERYTHING we could first. So, listen to our picks, and let us know yours either below or on one of the many, many, many places to reach us (twitter, facebook, email, carrier pigeon, smoke signal, etc).

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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 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


Fall? Oh, me!

I’ve reviewed movies professionally for more than a dozen years. The few weeks immediately surrounding the end of summer has...

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Bro-man Holiday

First things first: The Trip to Italy, the sequel to 2010’s surprise hit The Trip, may be the whitest movie ever made....

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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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