Cutting Room for June 15

  • The phenomenon of The Room defies logic. It is also an unstoppable juggernaut, as Tommy Wiseau’s costar, Greg Sestero, is set to release a tell-all book called “Locked Inside The Room” in 2013. It will dive into all the scintillating questions that a person would have about a movie widely considered to be the worst thing done with a recording device not owned by a politician. Look, I get the entertainment value of watching the schlocky cult classic once or twice, but if you actually take the time to read a book written by a minor player in the worst film of all time, please donate your remaining life force to someone who can use it better.

  • Even though he can’t be serious, Warren Beatty suggested that he’s possibly interested in making another Dick Tracy movie. There’s no way out of icky Viagra jokes here other than simply suggesting that Beatty really shouldn’t concern himself with wearing a rain coat at his age.

  • Damon Lindelof, mastermind of what is still my favorite show ever (“Lost”), is going to write an original sci-fi film for Disney. It’s called 1952, and nobody knows anything about it because everything those “Lost” boys do is shrouded in six shades of secrecy. Just a suggestion, Damon: I’d start with an awesome ending this time and work backwards…

  • Given his deadpan delivery, it’s entirely possible that Zach Galifianakis is kidding, but he recently suggested that the inevitable Hangover Part III may follow his character being sprung from a mental asylum. Hey, just so long as wretched people are treated like human pinatas and are forced to degrade themselves for our entertainment, we’ll love it.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). 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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Movieha - A very special episode…

As promised (or threatened), our nerd-tastic relationship with The Two-Headed Nerd podcast has reached new heights, as we present to you our round-table discussion on X-Men: First Class. We've done our best to delete the cursing, but I feel that this rambunctious verbal free-for-all appropriately captures our geeky passion and will help further expose the depths of our love of movie discussion. Enjoy!


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Cutting Room for June 8

  • Unless your name rhymes with Schmonald Schlump, you probably don’t scoff at things that are free. This goes doubly for those of you who are parents, as I’m told owning kiddies is expensive. Owning is the correct term to use, right? At any rate, Aksarben Cinema (aksarbencinema.com) has kicked off their Free Family Flicks series, which is pretty much what it sounds like. The theater will show free family-based movies on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 am throughout the summer in order to keep the kids cool and your wallet from hemorrhaging further. As I’ve said for years, movies are the world’s best babysitters: You never come home to find a film groping its boyfriend and faintly smelling of pot.

  • The rumored short list for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie includes, Alfonso Cuaron (not going to happen), Sam Raimi (possible, but he is busy planning World of Warcraft) and Tim Burton among others. My secret hope: Burton agrees and then redeems himself by executing Captain Jack on screen, thus killing a franchise and proving he is not totally dead creatively.

  • If you need any adorable, I’m afraid you can’t have any. Why? Because Save the Date is using it all up, as it will team up the flesh-and-blood-version-of-a-Disney-princess Alison Brie (“Community”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Party Down”), the she-hipster you’d endure a false perception of whimsy and irony in order to touch. Oh, and it’s another blorkin’ wedding movie, as one super-cutie will play someone getting married and the other will play someone who sees no use for marriage. It may break less ground than an anorexic starlet tripping in the dirt, but at least the leads are huggable.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). 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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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


Nightcrawler

A condemnation of crime pornography with a chilling central character.

GRADE
A


John Wick

You kill his dog, he kills a million people. You've been warned.

GRADE
B


Dear White People

The type of smart, ballsy satire that comes along all too rarely.

GRADE
A


Fury

War is hell, but this movie is just hella slow.

GRADE
C+


The Burden of Actual Christianity

Most praise for writer/director Jesse Moss’s documentary, The Overnighters, has rightly been focused on its Steinbeckian...

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Awful, Not Full of Awe

Preposterous, pseudointellectual, poorly constructed, clichéd, impenetrably masculine, goofy and possessed of an...

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News-sploitation

Yesterday, CNN showed reporters physically chasing a woman connected to the Ebola scare. Not too long ago, a Fox News...

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Dogged Determination

John Wick killed three guys with a pencil.

John Wick is so good at killing, he had to bury his guns beneath a cement floor...

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