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White People Nearly Died

The 2004 tsunami that struck Eastern Asia was the sixth deadliest “act of God” in recorded history and quieted just under 300,000 lives. The first major motion picture to tackle the subject, The Impossible, is about a group of white folks who get injured and significantly inconvenienced while brown people all around them die in horrible fashion. This is equivalent to making a Holocaust movie about a family of...


Cutting Room for January 11

  • There is little question that when The Beatles sang that “the best things in life are free,” they were referring to Aksarben Cinema’s Free Family Flicks, which are happily not saved for “the birds and bees.” In fact, they are extended to anyone who hits up Enterprise Bank, Learning HQ, Ponzu Sushi and Grill, Jones Bros Cupcakes and Together Omaha, who have partnered with “the Ak” to offer free tickets for...


Where You Been, Laden?

That members of the US Senate have spent more time discussing the fictional depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty than they spent discussing the actual torture the military was performing in the wake of 9/11 is yet more proof that “congress” is the opposite of “progress.” Of course, this isn’t to say that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal aren’t challenging our ethics. They certainly are, and they...


Golden Piffle

“Never go full retard.” – Kirk Lazarus (aka Robert Downey Jr), Tropic Thunder

 

Writer/director David O. Russell used to go “full retard.” This is to say that in search of making meaningful art, he was willing to offend folks (which is why there is a cultural slur in the statement above). Russell’s latest, Silver Linings Playbook, chooses to adhere to that mantra, spoken by fictional actor Kirk Lazarus when he...


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San Andreas

A disaster movie in which the "hero" abandons his job saving lives to save the lives of only people related to him.

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An unthrilling thriller that will be soon forgotten.

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