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Fact: It’s harder to make people laugh than cry. Fact: It’s harder to make someone laugh a second time than the first. Conclusion: Comedy sequels are the hardest sequels to make satisfying.

Pitch Perfect was a comedy ninja, stealthily stepping from shadows to chuck a throwing star of hilarity into the funny bone of unsuspecting viewers. But Pitch Perfect 2 is an encore performed before a ravenously loyal crowd...


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You know those feel-good documentaries that make your heart swell as you discover some unknown artist, overlooked genius or divine but unrecognized human accomplishment? The Salt of the Earth is not one of those. For about 95 of its 110 minutes, directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado assail your soul with photographs of the absolute worst shit any human has ever seen. That’s not an overstatement or...


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In The Pursuit of Happyness, a harmless movie everyone has dutifully and properly gone on to forget ever happened, Will Smith’s character quickly solves a Rubik’s Cube. The scene is a perfect example of visual shorthand, a way to show you how intelligent he is without having someone simply tell you. This way, you don’t spend valuable screen time with some laborious detailed demonstration of genius, like remembering...


Star-wars-villain-revealed-captain-phasma-361295 Cutting Room for May 8

Normally, we movie fanatics aren’t used to “being outside.” I’m told “outside” is very nice, but typically, you can’t watch movies there. Or can you?! For the fourth year, The Omaha World Herald and Midtown Crossing are partnering up for “Monday Night at the Movies.” Starting Monday, June 1, you can head out to Turner Park and watch a flick on a 26-foot inflatable screen starting at sunset. Bring a blanket, hit up...


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Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal swings but the film kinda misses.

GRADE
C+

Ant-Man

A delightfully scaled-down heist movie featuring shrinking superheroes.

GRADE
A-

Minions

A spinoff of Despicable Me that isn't totally despicable. 

GRADE
C+

Amy

A soul-crushing look at a siren taken too early.

GRADE
A+

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Another coming-of-age dramedy about a sad, privileged white kid.

GRADE
D

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Set against the Northern Ireland conflict, this "trapped behind enemy lines" thriller delivers big time.

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