We’re baaaack…kind of…maybe…

Oh, have I missed you my bloggy devotees. It's been a whole week since I told you what to buy for me, since I wrote you haikus, since I showed you my junk! Why, there's been nary a lascivious online leer in the direction of Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johansson. I haven't filtered comments about movies through a lens of personal politics. I haven't posted a picture of Evangeline Lilly! Wow, I feel better. Do you? No? Well, I tried. This is a new experience, with new options and new challenges. I won't lie to you, I have little-to-no understanding of what it is I'm doing in this new integrated space. As you can see, The Reader has gotten an online facelift. Or, given the state of our previous Web site, an online resurrection from the dead. We're trying to blend this bit of bloggery more in with the film section as a whole, giving you a more organic experience. We're aiming for a one-stop-shopping plaza designed to satiate all your online movie needs. In the absence of succeeding there, we're just trying to get you to like us. So hit me with suggestions, bear with me as I stumble through the technical knowledge necessary to make this experience more pleasant for you, endure me trying to figure out the best way to get you all this information, and enjoy knowing that even when technology dramatically shifts and the cyber world as I know it crumbles, I will always find you again. I promise.


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Talk About Dark Shadows ...

* Ice Cube’s shift from ranking good days as ones without “AKs” to family-friendly movie star makes me giggle. Shouldn’t he have been forced to change his name? You know, if Ice Cube was the guy who sang “F*** the Police,” then the guy who is now going to star as a cop (again) should be, I don’t know, Popsicle or Iced Chai or something. The chubby cheeked former rage-possessor is going to star in Rampart, about the ’90s LAPD scandal, for director David O Russell. If you come up with a more appropriate stage name for this soon-to-be-middle-aged-street-warrior-turned-teddy bear, tell him. He’ll find them hilarious. * Zack Snyder swears Superman will not “kneel before General Zod” in the upcoming reboot of the Man of Steel. This has resulted in wild guesstimations as to who may be the big baddie. I wouldn’t recommend Snyder get ideas from fan message boards though, as I think the studio would nix a creature with the top half of Katy Perry and the bottom half of a ninja. * Because crazy interpretations of religious texts cannot possibly cause trouble, Relativity Media is going to make a film of Michael Drosnin’s The Bible Code book series. Despite mostly just containing predictions said to be contained within the good book, as determined by an NSA code breaker, I can only hope they make it as exciting as watching The DaVinci Code. Why? Because Ambien is expensive. * Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are going to shoot Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the vampire soap opera, in April 2011. This feels like déjà vu but worse. Déjà doo-doo? 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 the radio on CD 105.9 (Fridays at around 7:30 a.m.), on his blog at cuttingroomfloor.thereader.com and on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Koolhaas Docs, Rosenman Insider

I’m going to hope that I’m the first person to notice Rem Koolhaas’ last name sounds like “cool house” … because I want to be considered clever. See, he’s a world-renowned architect (get it, “cool house”), and Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) is screening two documentaries about him. A Kind of Architect and Koolhaas Houselife explore the Danish sensation, as will a discussion with Design Alliance Omaha and the Omaha Creative Institute that will also be held Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. After hearing this, I’m considering changing my name to Ryan Ryetscool. It’s time to get yo learn on, as famed film and television producer Howard Rosenman will hold a seminar Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., in the CPACS Building on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus, in conjunction with the UNO Department of Theatre and Omaha Film Festival. This inside look at producing, called “The Hollywood Sell,” will be preceded November 4, at 7 p.m. at the Great Escape Omaha Stadium 16 Theatre by a screening of Father of the Bride, which Rosenman produced. Seminar tickets are $75 for the general public, $25 for students and free for dudes whose last names rhyme with Blear-ick. No? Well, it was worth a try. For more information and tickets, hit up thehollywoodsell.com. Good news and bad news Goonie-philes. Bad news: There’s probably not a sequel coming to the film “classic” — the quotation marks are because I never liked it … sorry. The good news: There may be a stage musical. For realz. I can’t wait to see Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Truffle Shuffle.” 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 the radio on CD 105.9 (Fridays at around 7:30 a.m.), on his blog at cuttingroomfloor.thereader.com and on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Lucy

A girl ingests a drug that makes her God. For real.

GRADE
C+


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-


“We’re Not a Girl Band”

Punk was always as much about the mentality as the sound, as much about rebellion for rebellion’s sake as it was...

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Ice, Ice Maybe

I’m not saying that the impoverished are going to grab axes and violently murder the wealthy elite. But I’m also not NOT...

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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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