Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast (May 20)

Welcome to another episode of Movieha! We continue to try and evolve and change, ever-listening to your comments. This week we rename one segment and revamp another! What's more, on Tuesday, we're going to sample a little mini-cast for you of a new segment we want your feedback on. But for now, listen to this week's episode in which Matt volunteers to fight famous people and denies his obvious sexual attraction to Roger Rabbit. Meet you on the other side for some extra stuff!

So what did you think? Hopefully we're getting a little more together, delivering a little more of what you want, but as always, please let us know what else we can do to satisfy you. We're all about your needs. Now let's get to the weekly business.

Box Office Haikus

Here are last week’s results along with my patented formula that reveals my predictive accuracy: Box Office May 6-8 1.) Thor - $34 million (Accuracy of prediction - 94%) 2.) Bridesmaids - $26 million (Accuracy of prediction - 98%) 3.) Fast 5 - $20 million (Accuracy of prediction - 87.5%) 4.) Priest - $15 million (Accuracy of prediction - 100%) 5.) Rio - $8 million (Accuracy of prediction - 0%)

Overall accuracy of prediction - 76%

Rio did me in.
I swear I'm better than this.
Maybe not by much.

Now, on to this week’s predictions!

Box Office Predictions for May 20-22

1.) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $95 million
Enjoy your last ride,
I think we're over pirates.
It's walk the plank time.

2.) Bridesmaids - $20 million
Huge word-of-mouth here,
everybody loves it lots!
Why? Because it's GOOD.

3.) Thor - $19 million
This had a good run
but the thunder god's reign ends.
He should get hammered.

4.) Fast 5 - $10 million
A successful flick,
meaning we will get lots more,
good news for meatheads.

5.) Priest - $5 million
I won't see this one.
It just isn't worth my time,
which isn't worth much.

On Your Radar: The Scenesters Trailer

This week's little movie that we've got our eyes on is a quirky indie comedy from a small Los Angeles comedy troupe. I found the trailer to be funnier than most full movies these days (outside of Bridesmaids). No clue when it will get to us, but we'll keep our eyes out and let you know!

The Trotsky Trailer

This looks like a potentially interesting little flick with elements of romance, a bit of wacky madcap hilarity, and a historical figure who was murdered with an icepick. What's not to consider. This is our Netflix Roulette entry for the week, so load up the metaphorical gun and press this film to your temple along with us!

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Cutting Room for May 25

  • If Hollywood gets to start the summer movie season in April, I think it’s fair that the Aksarben Cinema (aksarbencinema.com) gets to celebrate Halloween whenever they want. On the last Saturday of every month from now until the start of the apocalyptic year 2012, the theater and Dr. San Guinary are teaming up for “Creature Feature Live!” The show starts at 9:30 pm and features a horror movie interspersed with live Dr. San Guinary cut-ins in the style of the cult-hit TV show. Tickets are already available for this month’s flick (held on May 28), Night of the Living Dead. All this at a theater that will legally booze you up. Boo-yeah! Get it? “Boo” yeah?

  • A brief follow-up to last week’s proclamation that D-Box seats, chairs that weeble-wobble to simulate on-screen action, were added to the Rave Theater at Westroads (ravemotionpictures.com). Having now tried one for myself, I can tell you that it neither made me turn into Pukey Smurf nor did it distract me from the movie. That could be because the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: The Last Milk of the Cash Cow, wasn’t something you really had to think about. While the price is a steep 20 bucks, it is a rather unique experience that’s worth checking out at least once, provided you don’t use theater visits as naptimes.

  • Darren Aronofsky is being courted. Badassdigest.com reports that Disney wants him to take over Maleficent, the “Wicked”-esque take on Sleeping Beauty that Tim Burton recently abandoned, while Warner Brothers wants him on the biblical epic Moses, which is sure to be followed by a sequel called Moses Supposes. Neither sound like Aronofsky’s style, but combine the two and you may have something…

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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Cutting Room for May 18

  • Am I the only one who assumes that “D-BOX” seats are reserved for faux-hawk wearing loud-talkers who dress in glittery Ed Hardy shirts? Turns out, they’re not. They’re actually “motion technology” movie theater seats that “pitch, roll and heave in perfect sync with the action taking place onscreen.” The pitching and rolling sounds like fun, but heaving in one’s seat seems like a more private affair. At any rate, the Rave Westroads 14 Theatre (ravemotionpictures.com) has installed 46 of these D-BOX seats just in time for the realistic replication of sea sickness you were hoping to simulate during the arrival of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. You have to reserve said seats, so call ahead. And remember, the size of your popcorn purchase is the size of your sick bag.

  • After a few weeks of tinkering and finessing, I’d finally like to confirm in print that I have given birth. That’s right, me and my buddy Matt Lockwood have delivered a bouncing, beautiful baby podcast. Called Movieha, it’s a half-hour audio extravaganza that covers movie news, in-depth reviews, upcoming releases and new trailers and mines the depths of streaming video-on-demand in a game we call “Netflix Roulette.” And we do it all while trying (emphasis on trying) to make you laugh. You can listen to it directly on the Reader’s site (thereader.com/index.php/film/), subscribe to it on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/movieha/id435873611) or subscribe to our RSS feed (movieha.libsyn.com/rss). You can also shoot any comments about Movieha (good, bad or ragingly aroused…those are the only three types of reactions we accept) to movieha@gmail.com or hit us up on twitter at twitter.com/movieha. We aim to please, but sometimes we miss and hit the seat, so please give it a listen and let us know what you think!

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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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


Nightcrawler

A condemnation of crime pornography with a chilling central character.

GRADE
A


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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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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