Cutting Room for September 7

In direct disobedience of The Beatles, Film Streams (filmstreams.org) has opted not to save things that are free for either the birds or the bees, choosing instead to share them with us twice over.
 

  • First, on Tuesday Sept 20 at 7 p.m., Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) will partner with Omaha’s art theater to show a free screening of Reel Injun, a film exploring the depiction of Native Americans in the media. Spoiler alert: Said depiction often sucks. The presentation is sponsored by the Native American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and will feature a post-show discussion. This screening is also produced in partnership with NAPT’s fourth biennial VisionMaker Film Festival, which will be held at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (theross.org) and Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln. What’s better than a thought-provoking experience for the grand price of free?
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  • Howsabout two thought-provoking experiences for the grand price of free? On Thursday October 6 at 7 p.m., Film Streams is holding a free screening of The Quilted Conscience, a documentary about the relationship between 16 Sudanese-American girls and a quilter’s guild in Grand Island, Nebraska. The event is presented by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Grace Abbott School of Social Work and the University of Nebraska Foundation. It will feature a post-show discussion with director John Sorenson. Tickets can be reserved by emailing Maggie Wood at maggie@filmstreams.org, and thanks to Beardmore Chevrolet Subaru, you won’t pay a dime for them. Sew what are you waiting for? Get it? I said “sew”… because it’s about quilting. Hey, at least the jokes are free, too.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

Hey gang! Last week there was some confusion and tomfoolery with the site that prevented us from giving you the podcastical goodness you deserve on this here Reader site. No worries though, bruvva, I'll go ahead and post this week's podcast and trailers as well as LAST WEEK'S podcast and trailers all in one spot for the grand price of free. You can't beat that deal. Especially considering that this week we introduce a grand new game for Matt to play, discuss one of our favorite movies of the summer, and blow apart a certain hobo with a certain shotgun, all before delivering some haiku goodness. That's a lot of awesome!

Episode 19 - Ryan Welcomes Tiny Men

On Your Radar - Tyrannosaur

A well-acted flick from a first-time director is always worth noting, so get ready for some gruffly accented violent relationship exploration!

Netflix Roulette: Mystery Team

I'm so excited to talk about this one! My love for the talented Donald Glover knows no bounds. I mean, it knows legal bounds and whatnot, but not many more than that. Here's the trailer.

 

Episode 18 - Sexy Justice!

On Your Radar: A Lonely Place to Die

Don't let the title fool you, this one looks really intense and depressing.

Netflix Roulette: Hobo with a Shotgun

The trailer is better than the movie. Watch this and call it a day.

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Cutting Room for August 31

  • Someone cue up a Toby Keith song, Freedom is finally coming to Omaha. Of course, in this case we’re referencing a documentary that investigates alternatives to fossil fuels, not the flag-waving independence that Mr. Keith has assured us all is not, in fact, free. The film, which I’m going to just guess is the first and only collaboration involving Newt Gingrich, Jason Mraz and Deepak Chopra, is actually rolling into Omaha as part of the “Freedom Tour.” A huge bus that runs entirely on delightfully clean energy will roll through the Big O and help promote not only the film but discussions of our energy use. For more information, hit up thefreedomfilm.com, or just ask Ed Begley Jr. for details; he’ll set you straight.
     
  • Kevin Smith, who previously vowed to make Hit Somebody his last movie, is now making Hit Somebody his last two movies. Because America’s need for an in-depth exploration of the life of a hockey player is insatiable, the film will be divided into two parts: Hit Somebody: Home and Hit Somebody: Away. The former will be PG-13, the latter will be R, and both are likely to suck. Sorry, Kev. I’m still not over Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
     
  • The number one movie rumor I am most consistently asked about is Ghostbusters 3. The cycle goes like this: Every few months, if only to fend off false Wikipedia edits about his demise, Dan Aykroyd says some clever lie about how they’re “almost ready” or how a script is “in the works.” This time he has said that the film is going to happen with or without Bill Murray. No, it won’t. Sorry to crush dreams here, but unless Murray flip flops and decides he’s in, Aykroyd is just a liar with a lot of Ys in his last name.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), and also catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Ernest & Celestine

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B+


Captain America: Winter Soldier

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Noah

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A


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A


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