Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

Okay, so here's the skinny: Our little site here has been undergoing some back-end transformations, which sounds way, way dirtier than it actually is. Those backend problems have prevented me from dumping (I have got to watch my mouth) these podcast links on the Reader site for awhile now. This also means you haven't been able to see any of the fine, fine trailers we've talked about. So, I'm going to do a little catch-up this week. That means no box office haikus this week, although for you haiku lovers, Matt and I DO get our haiku on DURING Episode 12, so there's that. I'm going to do this in descending order for you. You're all very smart, you'll figure this out. And if you don't want to have to wait for our backend to squeeze out what's needed, remember to 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! And as always, email any comments and concerns to Movieha@gmail.com.

EPISODE 12 - Tuvarian Goat Singing

On Your Radar Trailer: Juan of the Dead

Netflix Roulette: Phantom Museums: Short Films of the Quay Brothers

Episode 11 - Why are mommy and daddy fighting?

On Your Radar Trailer: Myth of the American Sleepover

Netflix Roulette: Rubber

Episode 10 - Ryan has a potty mouth

On Your Radar: Singham

Netflix Roulette: I Saw the Devil


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Cutting Room for July 13

  • Although they must be using Andy Rooney’s bedtime as the threshold by considering 8 p.m. to be “late,” the Joslyn Art Museum’s “Late ‘Til 8” extended evening hours will feature 3 documentaries presented in collaboration with the POV series from PBS (provided the GOP hasn’t made PBS DOA by that ETA). The three documentaries will focus on different perspectives regarding the American West, and the screenings are at 6 p.m. and are free with regular museum admission. For more info, including the film lineup, head to joslyn.org. The only thing more cultured than watching documentaries in a museum is bacteria.

  • This is a friendly reminder that the 2012 Omaha Film Festival (omahafilmfestival.org) is 9 months away. So if you want to have a baby on the red carpet, I’d hurry up and conceive it. If you’re just looking to enter a film, remember that the early entry deadline has already passed, so no worms for you, but you still can hit the regular deadline of Sept 9 or the late deadline of November 11. Help out the festival by heading to their site and filling out a handy survey and by writing the official dates of the seventh annual festival (March 7-11, 2012) in blood on your wall. I’d suggest pen on a calendar but that’s just not dramatic enough.

  • Marcus Theatres (marcustheatres.com) think that kids rule, which is news to frustrated parents. In this case, they’re actually referring to their annual Summer Film Series called “Kids Rule,” which lets parents take their suddenly school-less children to 10 a.m. screenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings through August 11. The 20 Grand Theatre will be participating, and the list of films is now up on the site. Unsurprisingly, that list does not include The Hangover Part II, despite my best efforts.

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), and also catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Cutting Room for July 6

  • You may not know it, but I’m a poet. Don’t let that stale and uninspired rhyme fool you, I’ve been a participant and fan of slam poetry since I learned how to wield awkward political metaphors with staccato delivery. Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) must be enthusiasts too because they’re bringing Greg Jacobs, director of the slam poetry-centric documentary Louder Than a Bomb, for a Q&A on Friday, July 29 following a 7 p.m. screening of his film. Get more details at the web site for what I’m sure will be a slam (poetry) dunk of an event. I promise my poems are way better than this write-up.

  • Did you find yourself reading Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness or Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo and think to yourself: these really call for a big-budget, sci-fi adaptation? No? This is why you’ll never make it in Hollywood. Within a day of one another, these two inexplicable projects were announced, setting off a race to see who can defile a literary classic faster. Whoever wins, we lose.

  • Diablo Cody has had a bad run. The last movie she wrote, Jennifer’s Body, flopped (likely due to copious use of Megan Fox). The TV show she created, “The United States of Tara,” was just canceled. Not to mention that she’s been unfairly bagged on ever since snagging the best screenplay Oscar for Juno. This sucks because Cody is really talented. So I’m pulling for Lamb of God, her upcoming directorial debut about a conservative woman who survives a plane crash only to lose her faith and go on a sinnin’ binge. Talented ladies like Cody shouldn’t have to endure inexplicable backlashes, so here’s hoping this one’s a winner.

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), and also catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those damned apes are back and anything but dirty.

GRADE
B+


We Are the Best

Set in Stockholm in 1982, this is punk rock female adolescence at its finest.

GRADE
A


Snowpiercer

Awesome, literal class warfare on a train that holds the only humans that survived the new ice age.

GRADE
A-


Obvious Child

Billed as a comedy, this is actually a sophisticated, empathetic look at a crucial issue.

GRADE
B+


The Signal

Crazy good and just plain crazy, this is indie sci-fi at its best!

GRADE
A+


Ping Pong Summer

Drowning in 1980s nostalgia, this deserves to be a cult hit.

GRADE
A-


22 Jump Street

A sequel no one could have expected to a movie nobody wanted.

GRADE
A-


Ice, Ice Maybe

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Not So Fast, Rick Santorum

I do not have a uterus. If I understand biology, I never will. So the issue of abortion has remained at arm’s length from...

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Freaky Frequency

For a movie reviewer, having a favorite genre kinda feels like a parent having a favorite child; oh, they totally do,...

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Bad Meaning Good

The popularity of Napoleon Dynamite never really made sense. With its “special” characters and nonsensical elements, the...

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