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Netflix Random Five: Thanksgiving

What's a thanksgiving movie? I've been wondering that myself. Though I was raised in one of those few Nebraska families that didn't watch football all day, I'm struggling to remember the sort of things we did watch after refrigerating the sacrificial bird's remains.

The simplest answer to the question, for my purposes here, would be movies that take place during thanksgiving – of which there are few – or,...


Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

It is the fastball special again, but hey, it is our dirty thirty episode so don’t be sad! We have some Dr. Who/Brad Pitt news. The Radar finds a movie about gambling for Jesus in Holy Rollers. A review of Take Shelter. We cry out for the sake of "Community," Netflix hits up Pontypool, and we Ha!ku our way out of town. Legendary comedic stylings ahoy!

On Your Radar: Holy Rollers

I love movies with...


Cutting Room for November 16

  • It’s official: The excitement of the behind the scenes madness surrounding the Oscars has surpassed any excitement ever created by the actual Oscars. Brett Ratner, who is a horrible director and worse human being, has wisely resigned his spot as producer of the Academy Awards in the wake of publicly stating that “Rehearsing is for fags.” Eddie Murphy only agreed to host this year’s navel-gazing back-patting...


Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

Technology sucks. You can pretend otherwise, but the reality is that it exists only to taunt us. Technology is Lucy, holding the football out to Charlie Brown, telling him "it's okay, you can trust me." And then WHAMMO. Kersplat. Technology will be the death of us all, and we know it, yet we continue to rely on it, slouching ever closer towards our inevitable, horrid demise.

So, yeah, it's been that kind of few...


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