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That Boy Ain’t Right

 

Stuck in a Bunker With You?

 

Pop Culture, Popped

 

I Can’t Believe They Went Hare

 

Fun With Catholics and Communism

 

The 10 Best Movie Musicals Ever

 

Cutting Room for June 2016

 

Laughter Unshelled

 

Lady Sings the Blues

 

Channing-tatum-hail-caesar-coen-brother Fun With Catholics and Communism

The funniest scene in Hail, Caesar! is a microcosm of the film’s overall genius. Foppish British director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes) tries to get Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich), a singin’ and dancin’ cowboy movie star, to deliver a single line of dialogue in a refined, “rueful” way. They repeat the line back and forth to increasingly hilarious effect. It’s such a simple conceit, and yet the instructions...


Purple-rain-screenshot The 10 Best Movie Musicals Ever

For us devotees of Saint Lin-Manuel Miranda, who proudly identify as “Hamilton Trash,” our lives are sharply cut in twain, split simply into “before I heard the musical” and “after.” Prior to my “Hamilton” awakening, I generally regarded musicals to be the equivalent of internet cat videos: Sure, I vaguely understood the cute and pleasant appeal … but ain’t nobody got time to watch Whiskers the Chunky, Fuzzy Asshole...


Hqdefault (2) Cutting Room for June 2016

-Psst. Hey, you. Yeah, you! You…you like to make movies, huh? Oh, yeah, I know you do. You’re a moviemaker, I can tell. So what you need to do is, you need to apply for Film Streams’ Seventh Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase. Yeah, you heard me, bub. You can send your work electronically (go to filmstreams.org), send an email to patrick@filmstreams.org or mail a DVD or flash drive to Patrick Kinney (PO Box 8485,...


Lobster1 Laughter Unshelled

Only a few people closest to me have ever heard my real laugh. Sure, people are used to hearing me chuckle, but that’s because my unrestrained laughter is such an ugly sound that I keep it suppressed. My real laugh sounds like the metallic squeak you hear when you’re in a home with old pipes and someone, in another room, turns on a faucet. It’s a sound that no human should be capable of producing. My real laugh...


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Love and Friendship

An Austen adaptation that's a snoozefest, aside from two stinky performances...

GRADE
D

Independence Day: Resurgence

A bloated, unneeded sequel that's more chaos than cheesy fun.

GRADE
D

Central Intelligence

A buddy action movie where the buddies are put backseat to the "action." 

GRADE
B-

Finding Dory

A sequel to Finding Nemo that is pretty much exactly like Finding Nemo.

GRADE
B

Warcraft

An adaptation of a video game that will be enjoyed solely by people who loved that video game.

GRADE
F

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Midnight Special

A kid with weird powers is trying to get somewhere to do something that doesn't quite make sense.

GRADE
B-

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10 Cloverfield Lane

A "Twilight Zone" type tale about a man keeping captives in a bunker at the "end of the world."

GRADE
A-

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

A pop culture skewering mocumentary most notable for raunchy songs you'll feel bad about singing...

GRADE
B+

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