Cutting Room for August 10

  • Stop! You’re eating wrong. And I don’t just mean the way you hold a spoon, which is really just astonishingly incorrect. On Tuesday, Aug 30, Film Streams (filmstreams.org) and Whole Foods Market Omaha are presenting a special screening of Forks Over Knives, which is sadly not a documentary about a cool new hand game that replaces “rock paper scissors.” The film examines the idea that degenerative illnesses can be controlled or reversed by switching to a plant-based diet. Depending on how convincing the material is, your stomach contents may never be the same!
  • I am super excited for Filth. That didn’t sound right. That is to say, I’m excited for the upcoming adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s “Filth,” a novel I wrote about in graduate school. Of course, way back then, I didn’t envision the tale of an evil Edinburgh cop with a tapeworm who has his own ongoing monologue actually becoming a movie, let alone one starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming. I know McAvoy is the cop, Bell is the sidekick and Cumming is the boss, but I’m really curious as to who is playing the tapeworm. Given his life experience as a parasite, I vote for “The Situation” from “Jersey Shore.”
  • Speaking of whack-a-do adaptations, howsabout David Cronenberg trying to be the first to get a Jonathan Lethem novel on the big screen? As She Climbed Across the Table has a plot description that reads like a peyote-enhanced nightmare, what with a semi-sentient black hole and all; but if anyone can will insanity to the big screen, it’s our man Cronenberg. That’s two lunatic literary works on their way to theaters! Take that, sequelitis!

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).

posted at 09:13 am
on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

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