Cutting Room for October 5

  • Depending on your tastes, consider the following a suggestion or a warning: Twilight is taking over Aksarben Cinema (askarbencinema.com) during the month of November. Every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. throughout the month, the theater will screen a past installment of the fangs and fornication series for just five bucks a pop. If you’d rather Twi-hard all at once, for just $25 you can catch a marathon of the three previous flicks starting at 4 p.m. on Nov 17 and culminating with the premiere of Breaking Dawn Part I at midnight. Be warned: That may be too much pasty-skinned, sparkly soap opera-ness for anyone to consume in one sitting.
  • Prior to November’s Twi-splosion, Aksarben Cinema is doing something everyone will agree is awesome. In conjunction with “Food Day Omaha,” on Sunday, Oct 23 at 1:30 p.m., Aksarben Cinema will screen Good Food, a documentary about sustainable food production. Starting that day and for every Sunday going forward, anyone who brings in a nonperishable food item between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. will receive a coupon for a free small popcorn, redeemable that day. So you get to help others, chow down on some tasty kernels and ponder a documentary about a vital subject. That’s a win, win, win, and those don’t come around often.
  •  Moses is calling for Steven Spielberg. Actually, Warner Bros is calling Spielberg about Moses, as the studio is determined to make an epic about the sea-splitting, beard-blessed religious figure. Whether Stevie will answer the call is unclear. That said, it may be hard to resist creating a cinematic version of Moses played by someone other than a man whose primary commandment involved “cold, dead hands.”

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!

This week is a week like no other for Movieha. We tackle the terrible Bellflower, pontificate on what makes the perfect Robocop, ponder a big question, and craft some fine haikus. All in a week's work. Give it a listen and meet me on the other side for the trailers we discussed.

On Your Radar: John Dies at the End

I owe Don Coscarelli for making Bubba-ho-tep. Because of that movie, I got to actually talk with Bruce Campbell, who is pretty much every bit as cool as you would imagine him to be. In lieu of that, I'm pretty much in for whatever Coscarelli throws at us next, even if I don't understand what the Sam Hell is going on. Such is the case with John Dies at the End, a film that looks friggin' captivating, even if I don't know much about it. Check it out for yourself!

 

Netflix Roulette: Sherlock

I am 2 episodes in to this 3-episode maxi-mini-series, composed of 3 hour-and-a-half movies. The BBC just CRUSHES stuff like this. If you haven't seen it yet, catch up with us!

 

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Cutting Room for September 28

  • Your ears do so much for you without complaining. The least you can do is treat them to Film Streams’ upcoming Silents in Concert series at the Ruth Sokolof Theater. Now, don’t let the oxymoron-itude of “silent concerts” freak you out. Starting on Tuesday, Oct 4 at 7 pm, the Alloy Orchestra will perform new music to a series of their favorite silent short films. This will be followed on Friday, Oct 21 at 7 pm by a screening of Nosferatu with live music by Others, a band composed of Todd Fink (The Faint), Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) and Ben Brodin (Before the Toast and Tea). There are four other films in the series that lasts through December, so hit up filmstreams.org for more info. If you don’t, your ears may use their collective bargaining powers to strike and drop those sunglasses right off your face.
  • Film Streams is also throwing a party for a dirty girl. Wait. That should read Film Streams is throwing a party for Dirty Girl, a comedy directed by Abe Sylvia. On Oct 17 at 7 p.m. the Ruth Sokolof Theater will host Sylvia for a Q&A along with producer Jana Edelbaum and actor Nicholas D’Agosto, a native Omahan! There will be chow and booze provided by Omaha Steaks and Upstream Brewing Company. Now this is one Dirty Girl celebration everyone can get behind.
  • Blake Lively has been offered the lead in the upcoming movie version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Given her extensive talent, I can only assume she’ll be playing the role of one of the “ands.”

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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