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On Your Radar: Osombie

Try not to watch a trailer in which Osama Bin Laden is resurrected as a zombie, I dare you.

Netflix Roulette: Lillyhammer

We're shaking things up a bit by watching Netflix's first original series. Don't let us down, Netflix, or we'll never stop calling you Qwikster.

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Cutting Room for February 8

  • If you’re a child of the 1990s, the phrase “Snootchie bootchies” doesn’t necessarily sound like the demented ramblings of a man with a massive head wound. The signature catch phrase of Jay from the beloved/loathed duo of Jay and Silent Bob will be uttered once more, as their creator, Kevin Smith, intends on resurrecting them for Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Of course, the announcement of this part live-action/part R-rated animated comedy stands in direct opposition to Smith’s assertion that his forthcoming and supposedly Field of Dreams-esque hockey movie, Hit Somebody, was going to be his final film. But if we took celebrities at their word, a sober Lindsay Lohan could be voting for President Trump.
  • How will director Joe Carnahan follow-up his thoughtful and challenging wolf-punching epic, The Grey? If you guessed “by continuing to explore metaphysical and theological struggles,” congratulations on being an optimist, but you’re wrong. He’s going to direct a remake of Death Wish, the Charles Bronson vigilante flick that had a bajillion sequels. Although this move doesn’t inspire confidence, neither did the thought of Liam Neeson going mano-a-fang with furry beasts, and that turned out to be spectacular!
  • Jealous of Hollywood’s remake addiction, Broadway has decided to get in on the fun by snorting up a Tinseltown classic. Rumor has it that Back to the Future may be given the musical treatment on the great white way. I can see the songs now: the breakdance number “1.21 Jigawatts,” the climactic number “Get Your Damn Hands Off of Her” and the romantic ballad “Calvin Klein’s Underpants.” Is it wrong that I just made myself excited to see this?

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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Cutting Room for February 1

  • Film Streams (filmstreams.org) wants us to all just get along. To help reinforce the need to quash our beefs, the theater is buddying up with the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution to bring Irish filmmaker Declan Keeney to town. On March 1 at 7 pm, Keeney’s documentaries We Are Not Afraid and We Carried Your Secrets will be screened, with a post-show Q&A with Keeney. The short films cover the siege of Sarajevo and troubles in Northern Ireland, respectively, and speak to the practice of healing through remembering. I wonder if the Werner Institute helps with all disputes, like say the terrible Chicago Bears/ Minnesota Vikings divide in my family?
  • Just a quick kung fu note: Village Pointe Cinema (marcustheaters.com) will be screening the documentary I Am Bruce Lee on Feb 9 at 7 pm. Featuring rare unseen home movies and a heaping helping of interviews, the film explores one of the most significant pop culture icons of all time. If you want to enter the mind of the man who chose to Enter the Dragon, you’ll need to enter the theater for this one night only.
  • This Sunday, while you’re watching The Super Bowl, you will also get to watch one of your favorite movies be whored out in the name of capitalism. That’s right, Matthew Broderick is reprising the role of Ferris Beuller in order to sell you a Honda CR-V. The ad will supposedly recreate key scenes from the beloved classic film, in order to forever taint a source of pure nostalgic pleasure with gaudy consumerism. And here you thought you’d just be watching football.

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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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The epic conclusion to the most epic of epics.

GRADE
A-


The Babadook

A terrifying tale of an ooky pop-up book and motherly love.

GRADE
A


The Tale of Princess Kaguya

A water-colored take on a Japanese folktale that is prettier than it is interesting.

GRADE
B-


The Theory of Everything

"Out of this world" performances buoy a sub-par script.

GRADE
B+


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


Happy, Little Clouded

Actual human beings made The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and you can tell. A water-colored rebuke of the robots who...

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No Big Bang

In 1965, Stephen Hawking wrote his first ground-breaking thesis and wed Jane Wilde. His paper argued that if a star can...

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Leni Riefen-stalling

On the one hand, any film subtitled “Part 1” is a naked cash grab. On the other hand, shut up and take my money, Hunger...

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Oopsie Genius

I know two things for sure: (1) Birdman aims to relentlessly drive home one singular point, one thoroughly expressed thesis...

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