Cutting Room for February 8

  • If you’re a child of the 1990s, the phrase “Snootchie bootchies” doesn’t necessarily sound like the demented ramblings of a man with a massive head wound. The signature catch phrase of Jay from the beloved/loathed duo of Jay and Silent Bob will be uttered once more, as their creator, Kevin Smith, intends on resurrecting them for Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Of course, the...

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In Short Order

2012 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Animated and live-action short films typically get about as much attention as soft-spoken and fact-based political discourse, until it’s time to fill out an Oscar ballot. Lucky for us, Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) is continuing their glorious annual tradition by screening the tiny nuggets of awesome that were nominated this year. The magnificent art house also...

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Cutting Room for February 1

  • Film Streams (filmstreams.org) wants us to all just get along. To help reinforce the need to quash our beefs, the theater is buddying up with the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution to bring Irish filmmaker Declan Keeney to town. On March 1 at 7 pm, Keeney’s documentaries We Are Not Afraid and We Carried Your Secrets will be screened, with a post-show Q&A with Keeney. The...

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Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

Welcome once more to the audio extravaganza that is Movieha, your favorite movie podcast hosted by guys named Ryan and Matt. This week we have a wild cornucopia of fun for you, including a look at the Oscar nominations, a fun game of "six degrees of Gary Oldman," Matt guessing foreign titles for things, and our usual haikus, Netflix review, and look at an upcoming trailer. Give it a listen and...

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Snow Action Movie

The Grey

Like a giant, shovel-nosed Irish caterpillar, Liam Neeson has emerged from his late-career cocoon as a crowd-pleasing, ass-kicking action-movie butterfly. This explains why the marketing team behind Neeson’s latest flick lied to our faces when they promised generic thrills n’ chills in The Grey. Oh sure, it’s exciting and all, but look beyond the computer-generated wolves and you’ll find a...

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Cutting Room for January 25

  • Movies about Shakespeare aren’t just for high-school kids looking to avoid reading their homework. Each Tuesday in February at 6 pm, Aksarben Cinema (aksarbencinema.com) and Nebraska Shakespeare are teaming up to bring you a movie from or inspired by the bard. Each screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Associate Artistic Director Vincent Carlson-Brown and guest scholar D....

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Alexander Payne and Kaui Hart Hemmings

When Alexander Payne's turn came to speak in the glow of The Descendants winning best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes, he made sure to thank the people of Hawaii and author Kaui Hart Hemmings.

He did something few directors do by involving Hemmings, a Hawaii native and resident, in the adaptation, preproduction and production of the George Clooney-starring film. He's widely credited...

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Half of what promises to be an epic conclusion to a fabulous series.

GRADE
B+


Birdman

A delirously fun satirical send up of artistic pretension. 

GRADE
B+


The Overnighters

"The Grapes of Wrath" in documentary form set in North Dakota.

GRADE
A-


Interstellar

If this was humanity's last hope, give up.

GRADE
D


Nightcrawler

A condemnation of crime pornography with a chilling central character.

GRADE
A


John Wick

You kill his dog, he kills a million people. You've been warned.

GRADE
B


Dear White People

The type of smart, ballsy satire that comes along all too rarely.

GRADE
A


Fury

War is hell, but this movie is just hella slow.

GRADE
C+


The Burden of Actual Christianity

Most praise for writer/director Jesse Moss’s documentary, The Overnighters, has rightly been focused on its Steinbeckian...

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Awful, Not Full of Awe

Preposterous, pseudointellectual, poorly constructed, clichéd, impenetrably masculine, goofy and possessed of an...

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News-sploitation

Yesterday, CNN showed reporters physically chasing a woman connected to the Ebola scare. Not too long ago, a Fox News...

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Dogged Determination

John Wick killed three guys with a pencil.

John Wick is so good at killing, he had to bury his guns beneath a cement floor...

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