Movieha! - Omaha’s Favorite Movie Podcast

Welcome audio explorers! This week your two intrepid (that means vulgar, right?) hosts discuss the finer points of turtle fighting and the acceptable mourning time before a reboot, reveal our new favorite word for hobo, pass the new Tom Cruise movie like a kidney stone, christen a cult classic in Netflix Roulette, and write you some poetry. What more do you want from us?!

Didgeri-Don't Miss It (the segment formerly known as On Your Radar): Bindlestiffs

If you don't get the joke that's involved in this segment's name change...well, I don't blame you. It's weird, obscure, and probably not factual. But it was funny to us. And seeing as how we never really hear substantial feedback, we figure we are our own most devoted fans. Speaking of narcissism, Kevin Smith is distributing small movies now, movies he didn't even make. The first is this one, which actually seems quite funny. For no good reason it reminds me of Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming. Then again, most things do. Give the trailer a watch and determine if I'm crazy (spoiler alert: I am).

Netflix Roulette: Griff the Invisible

We don't watch "True Blood." Mostly because we don't spend time on things that are terrible if we can help it. I am told the star of this movie appears in that show. I will try not to hold it against him. This is another tale of an average Joe who gets his superhero on. I wish I was tired of these. But I'm not. Here's hoping this has 100% less Ellen Page "gush." That was for you, Super fans.

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Cutting Room for June 22

  • Of my cowboy father-in-law’s many colloquial expressions, one of my favorites comes out whenever I innocently brag about myself. He says, “It’s not the whistle that pulls the train.” I want to believe him, but he’s lied before, most notably during what I call “the electric fence deception.” So when Film Streams (filmstreams.org) partners with Union Pacific to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary by showing Cecil B. DeMille’s Union Pacific from July 13-19, I will be watching to verify. My train knowledge is limited to Thomas the Tank Engine, so I hope the classic film describes how baby locomotives are born.
  • Aksarben Cinema is a crazy class act. They have earned my vote as megaplex of choice thanks to top-notch facilities, well-trained staff and concessions that do not require a second mortgage. To top it all off, they’re chock full of good people, too! Recently, a number of employees volunteered at The Open Door Mission (opendoormission.org) and they are currently offering “Free Family Flicks” from now through the first week of August. For the cost of one canned/nonperishable food item (or $1 donation per person), you can see a film suitable for the whole family. See their site at aksarbencinema.com for showtimes and movies. While one may argue that no one should have ever charged money to see The Smurfs, this is yet more proof that The Ak is A1 in my book.
  • Robert Rodriguez loves a challenge. How else do you explain his casting of Lindsay Lohan in 2010’s Machete and the news this week that the sequel, Machete Kills, will feature not only Mel Gibson but now Charlie Sheen? Gibson is slated to play the villain, which seems about right, but Sheen has been tasked with playing the President of the United States. In a world where Herman Cain was at one-point the front-runner for a major political party, Sheen as POTUS is more scary than laughable.

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 June 15

  • Did you like District 9 but feel that it’s metaphor about apartheid could have been even more obvious? Never fear! Director/writer Neill Blomkamp’s secretive new movie, Elysium, has just had its plot revealed, and it is even more obvious-er. Set in the year 2159, the move follows a man (Matt Damon) who tries to leave the confines of a polluted and overpopulated Earth, where the poor people live, to go to Elysium, a clean space station, where the rich folks live. And Jodie Foster plays a government official who hates immigrants. Do you get it? I’m guessing you won’t see ads for this on Fox News.
  • I have taken to live-tweeting a movie from my collection every Sunday night around 9-ish (hit up @thereaderfilm if you want to join in). Last week I did Attack the Block and lamented how we’ve had three Adam Sandler movies and zero movies from Block director Joe Cornish. Well, just this week Cornish was confirmed to helm Snow Crash, an adaptation of the beloved (and believed to be unfilmable) cyberpunk novel. The only thing more exciting than this news is the discovery that my tweets have the power I always suspected. Take that, Lady Gaga!
  • To celebrate The Godfather’s 40th anniversary, they are making a Monopoly version of the film. While I’m decidedly more in favor of games based on movies than movies based on games (how did Battleship work out there, Hollywood?), I am secretly hopeful that the game has rules like “if someone lands on your property and can’t pay: kill them.” Family game night never sounded so fun.

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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