Cutting Room for July 6

  • The most esteemed thespian to ever sometimes use a number as a last name, Andre Benjamin (nee Andre 3000), is starring in the Jimi Hendrix biography, All Is By My Side, which will feature zero Jimi Hendrix songs. Because no deal could be reached with those who control the rights to Hendrix’s music, the film will have him playing covers of songs by The Beatles and Muddy Waters among others....

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Movieha! - Omaha’s Favorite Movie Podcast

This has been one weird week. Having the fourth of July fall on a Wednesday gave us a week that felt like it had two Mondays (boo) and two Fridays (yay). Sadly, you only get one Movieha. This week we discuss Tyler Perry branching out into outer space, which is where Starship Troopers live. We geek-gasm over The Man with the Iron Fists trailer, in all its eye-punching glory. I cry a bit over The...

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Never Go Full Burton

Moonrise Kingdom

It’s not writer/director Wes Anderson’s fault that since he burst on the scene with what is still his best film, Bottle Rocket, he has become a hipster demigod. Even when The Royal Tenenbaums hit, tattoo mustaches on fingers and scarves in the summer were but a glimmer in the eyes of youth who would go on to appropriate the word irony in a way that is ironically ironic. Throw a pebble at an...

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Cutting Room for June 29

  • To paraphrase from our esteemed VP, whether or not you like it, The Hunger Games is a “big effing deal.” Sure, he was referring to health care reform that has the potential to save the lives and fortunes of millions of Americans and I’m just talking about a movie sequel, but still… Francis Lawrence, the recently appointed and wildly underqualified new director taking over Catching Fire, has...

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Movieha! - Omaha’s Favorite Movie Podcast

Friday is the holiest of all days to those of us who grind out a 9-5 schedule. And thus, it is the day your ears get blessed with new Movieha! This week, Matt and I ramble on about the significance of movie rankings (like stars and letter grades), pontificate on Popeye, consider How to Stop a Plague, marvel over Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, mildly disagree about Griff the...

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Inappropriate Arachnid Adjective

The Amazing Spider-man

Ugh.

Because there’s no way for me to do this that isn’t personal, I may as well go all out.

Spider-man means a lot to me. Like, a lot a lot. As a gangly, nerdy kid often on the wrong side of juvenile taunting, Peter Parker’s experience wasn’t a stand-in for my life; he was living it. I mean, other than the whole super powers and inexplicably hot girlfriends part.

Because of Spider-man, I...

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All in the Family

As she herself puts it, Lynn Shelton has made three movies in a row featuring three characters in one location. This goes a long way in explaining not only her priorities as a filmmaker (the actor is king) but also what her movies feel like: focused and precise but still subject to eruptions.

2008's My Effortless Brilliance is a razor-sharp examination of two old friends, now grown apart with...

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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-


22 Jump Street

A sequel no one could have expected to a movie nobody wanted.

GRADE
A-


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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Bad Meaning Good

The popularity of Napoleon Dynamite never really made sense. With its “special” characters and nonsensical elements, the...

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